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Your weekend watchlist: New documentaries, cool classics and more on Netflix

By Kara Santos Published Jan 08, 2021 3:04 am

If one of your goals this year was to watch more educational shows and learn something new, you’re in luck.

Netflix has dropped a lot of relevant content, including the Nicolas Cage-hosted docusueries that delves deep into the history of expletives and cursing (something we find ourselves doing a lot to cope with stress).

Other shows that may help you pick up good habits includes an animated series on mindful meditation, and a cooking reality show that champions how to creatively make use of leftovers for brand new meals.

Here are just a few of the newest films and series offerings on Netflix to watch this weekend.

History of Swear Words

Synopsis: Nicolas Cage hosts this profoundly profane, funny and engagingly educational series about the history and impact of the most notorious English swear words.

Headspace Guide to Meditation

Synopsis: Headspace take a friendly, animated look at the benefits of meditation while offering techniques and guided meditations to jump-start your practice.

Best Leftovers Ever

Synopsis: Home cooks compete to transform leftovers into delicious creations, finding ways to give old leftovers new life, all in the hopes of winning a $10,000 prize

Dream Home Makeover (Season 2)

Synopsis: Shea and Syd McGee make dreams come true for families looking for the perfect home tailored to their own unique styles.

The Grinch (2018)

Synopsis: The Grinch grows increasingly annoyed with the ever-growing festive cheer that engulfs the village of Whoville. So, he teams up with his dog to ruin the festive spirit by being a spoilsport.

The Idhun Chronicles

Synopsis: After a necromancer takes over the magical world of Idhun, two teenagers help fight an assassin sent to kill all Idhunese refugees on Earth.


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

Sweet Home

Synopsis: As humans turn into savage monsters, one troubled teenager and his neighbours fight to survive and to hold on to their humanity.


Synopsis: After losing their girlfriends on the same day, a pair of suburbanites head to the mall in search of comfort, but find chaos instead.

Gaya sa Pelikula

Synopsis: Short on funds, an arhictecture student with dreams of a career in film sees an opportunity when his neighbor proposes an unconventional idea.

(Images via Netflix)