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Heists, horror, true crime and more on the Weekend Watchlist

By Kara Santos Published Jan 15, 2021 5:06 pm

The weekend is coming up again, the perfect time to cozy up indoors with popcorn, soda and a fresh serving of streaming films and series you can binge watch after a week of work.

Heist films and series seem to be more popular these days with various streaming networks featuring both classic and new heist-related offerings. There's also an assortment of horror, drama, true crime shows and more on this week's top trending lists. Check out our top picks for this weekend.

NETFLIX

Lupin

Synopsis: Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Tower Heist

Synopsis: When a group of workers at a ritzy Manhattan condo realize their boss has swindled them out of their pensions, they vow to reap their own justice.

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

Synopsis: Beneath the sunlit glamour of 1985 LA lurks a relentlessly evil serial killer. In this true-crime story, two detectives won't rest until they catch him.

The Uncanny Counter

Synopsis: Demon hunters pose as workers in a noodle shop in an effort to catch evil spirits hoping to find eternal life.

The Heiress

Synopsis: A vengeful witch doctor uses her dark powers to conjure up malevolent spirits to keep her niece close when a family member returns home.

The Hopeful Romantic 

Synopsis: Intent on remaining a virgin until he meets his true love, a parking attendant pretends to be wealthy when he falls for a woman with expensive tastes.

HBO GO

Locked Down

Synopsis: Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor star as an estranged couple who plan to execute a heist of a jewelry store amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inception

Synopsis: Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. Saito offers to wipe clean Cobb's criminal history as payment for performing an inception on his sick competitor's son.

The Hustle

Synopsis: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.

Tiger

Synopsis: A two-part documentary offering a revealing look at the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global icon Tiger Woods. 

The Handmaid’s Tale

Synopsis: A dystopian tragedy television series based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The plot features a dystopia following a Second American Civil War wherein a totalitarian society subjects fertile women, called “Handmaids,” to child-bearing slavery.

(Images via Netflix)