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Weekend Watchlist: ‘Rurouni Kenshin,’ ‘Peninsula’ and more

By Kara Santos Published Jun 18, 2021 6:14 pm

Get ready for a binge-fest this weekend. 

The first four films of the beloved Japanese film franchise Rurouni Kenshin have just dropped on Netflix. This includes Rurouni Kenshin (2012), Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014), Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014), and the Netflix Film Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021).

Peninsula, the standalone sequel to the hit zombie thriller Train to Busan is also new on the streamer.

Check out our latest roundup of new films and series that'll keep you happy and vegging out on the couch as you stay safe indoors.

Rurouni Kenshin

Synopsis: In 1868, after the Bakumatsu war ends, the ex-assasin Kenshin Huimura traverses Japan with an inverted sword, to defend the needy without killing.

Rurouni Kenshin 2

Synopsis: Warrior turned pacifist Kenshin Himura reluctantly takes on a vile assasin scheming to topple the Meiji government with help from some hired killers.

Rurouni Kenshin 3

Synopsis: Kenshin trains with his master to learn the final techniques he needs to stop Shishop from taking down the government and plunging Japan into chaos.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

Synopsis: In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yujishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge. 

Peninsula

Synopsis: On a perlious mission back to zombie-decimated South Korea, a former soldier and his team encounter a family of survivors who seek escape.

Fan Girl

Synopsis: An infatuated fan finds an unexpected way to meet her celebrity crush and discovers a dark reality behind the facade of fame and her fantasy world.

Record of Ragnarok

Synopsis: Before eradicating humankind from the world, the gods give them one last chance to prove themselves worhty of survival. Let the Ragnarok battles begin.

Beyond Evil

Synopsis: As a killing resembling a cold case resurfaces in a small town, the chase for the truth falls on two policemen who each harbor secrets of their own.

Hospital Playlst Season 2

Synopsis: Every day is extraordinary for five doctors and their patients inside a hospital, where birth. death and everything in between exist.

So Not Worth It

Synopsis: New friends, new loves and new experiences mix together inside a colorful college dormitory in Korea that's home to students from around the world.

Be with You

Synopsis: A father tries to comfort his son, who believes his dead mother will return, but is surprised to stumble acropss someone who looks just like her.

Elite Season 4

Synopsis: When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder. 

(Images via Netflix/Warner Bros.)