What to watch this weekend: 2nd-4th April 2021

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The Easter weekend has nearly arrived and this weekend, there are a host of hot new releases available to stream. From a pair of true story thrillers to a new Netflix Original starring Idris Elba, I’ve picked out some of this weekends highlights.

The Dissident

The Dissident is a documentary thriller, examining the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Based on the true story and offering never-before-seen footage, the documentary looks to provide a fascinating insight into money, power and corruption.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video (arrives April 1st)

The Mauritanian

Another film based on a true story, The Mauritanian follows the investigation into the case of a suspected 9/11 terrorist imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. Whilst less of a documentary than that of The Dissident, the legal case The Mauritanian is based on looks absolutely fascinating. The film stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim and Benedict Cumberbatch and is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s New York Times best-selling memoir.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video (arrives April 1st)

Bob’s Burgers

Bob’s Burgers is an American animated-comedy sitcom centred around a family who run a hamburger restaurant and face fierce competition from local competitors. Now in its eleventh season, Bob’s Burgers takes a bit of time to get into, but once you’re hooked you will love it! If you’re a fan of Family Guy or The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers should be right up your street.

Where to watch: Disney+ (arrives April 2nd). Also available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video

Concrete Cowboy

A Netflix original film, Concrete Cowboy premieres on Netflix on April 2nd. Starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin, the story follows a rebellious teen sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia, who soon learns about the local urban cowboys. The film is based upon the novel Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri.  

Where to watch: Netflix (releases April 2nd)

Any Easter themed movie

As this upcoming weekend is the Easter weekend (meaning a long weekend here in the UK for most of us) why not make the most of your time and watch an Easter movie to really get you in the mood! Earlier this week I picked out some of the best Easter themed movies currently available to stream online, check them out here.

What to watch: Hop, Miss Potter, Come Sunday

What are you planning on watching this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

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