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Got no plans? Here are 10 movies to watch on long weekends if you’re staying in

For working people, long weekends are something that we look forward to even more than festivals. If you’re staying at home, this is the perfect watchlist of movies to watch this long weekend.

Most of your friends and co-workers are probably going on trips this weekend, but that didn’t work out for you, for whatever reason. But that’s no reason to be sad. Think about all the overcrowded places across all destinations, where you won’t even be able to enjoy the clean, fresh air. Instead, you are staying in, cooking a good meal and turning to OTT for binge-watching. Isn’t that an introvert’s dream anyway? But the real trouble begins when you start surfing all the platforms to find something worth watching. Worry not, we have got you covered. Here are 12 movies to watch this long weekend if you chose to stay in, curled up.

Movies to watch this long weekend


The unusual cast and their fresh dynamics ain’t the only good things about this film. Irrfan Khan at his usual best, Mithila Palkar and Dulquer Salmaan set out on a road trip around picturesque locations and landscapes of South India, namely, Kochi, Ooty, and Bangalore. The quirky comedy, the beautiful landscapes and the fact that it’s a long weekend ahead makes this movie a must-watch this weekend.

Watch it on Amazon Prime Video

Mamma Mia

Meryl Streep in a musical set in picturesque Greece. Need we say more? Also Amanda Seyfried and Colin Firth. The story of a bride-to-be who’s on the quest to find out who her biological father is will fill you with joy and a feel-good mush. This makes for the perfect movie to watch this long weekend.

Watch it on Amazon Prime Video


Who can portray a story better than Imtiaz Ali? Shot across six different states, this movie to watch this long weekend uses travel as a prop. Which makes it the perfect movie to binge-watch in case you’re feeling wanderlust but can’t go anywhere.

Watch it on Zee5


Just what we said, right? Imtiaz Ali and wanderlust is a love affair that will get you in fernweh in no time. Tamasha is just the perfect movie to watch this long weekend. So what if you can’t go to Corsica right now? Imtiaz Ali will take you on a fashionable tour, right from the comfort of your bedroom.

Watch it on Zee5 and Apple TV

Dear Zindagi

The one movie that has got self-love just right, thanks to director Gauri Shinde. This is Alia Bhatt’s movie over and over. This is also every young girl’s movie. And if you are at home this long weekend, not feeling the best, trust this aesthiecally visually stunning film to do wonders.

Watch it on Apple TV

Before trilogy

27 years ago, Celine and Jesse spent a night walking across the streets of Vienna, falling in love and making a lifetime of promises. While their story saw a happy ending, this is a trilogy that’s relevant even today for its conversations and of course, dreamy landscapes across Europe. The perfect movies to watch this long weekend, this is a trilogy that will never disappoint you.

Watch it on Amazon Prime Video

The Princess Diaries

Imagine if you find out one day that your mother has been lying to you about being poor all your life, but you’re actually a princess who’s about to inherit an entire kingdom. Isn’t that the dream? This movie to watch this long weekend is one of those timeless classics that we can never get bored of.

Watch it on YouTube

Jab Harry Met Sejal

What better way to travel across Europe while sitting in your room than to embark upon this journey with none other than Shah Rukh Khan himself? While this movie might not have been a box office success back in the day, you can never get bored of watching Shah Rukh Khan being the oh-so-charming romantic persona that he is!

Watch it on YouTube

Harry Potter marathon

No one is ever too old to do a Harry Potter marathon. If you are a true Potterhead, your mental age will never grow out of Hogwarts and its magical land. This long weekend is perfect to watch all the eight movies back to back and build a makeshift home in Hogwarts for the time being.

Watch it on Amazon Prime Video

Featured Image: Courtesy Instagram/harrypotterfilm, Hero Image: Courtesy screenshot from trailer


Sreetama Basu

A self-proclaimed plant mom, Sreetama finds joy wherever she sees greenery. The list of other things that bring her joy is pretty long, but writing about them is her way of celebrating them. In love with little, inconsequential things, like neatly tucked-in bedsheets and big, significant things, like whole cheesecakes. She dreams of being a baker and writing about food someday.

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