Maybe you're seeing The Emoji Movie this weekend. I don't know your life. If not, watch these instead.
The Void (2016, dir. Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski) I know this one, made by the Canadian collective known as Astron-6, has been polarizing among horror fans (imagine that!), but I still think it's very much worth seeing. The movie too often plays like an assemblage of influences -- including Hellraiser, The Beyond, Prince of Darkness, The Thing, Assault on Precinct 13 and several others -- but it's executed with style and offers some impressive practical effects. Netflix is the perfect way to watch it, because it offers low investment and comparatively high reward. I don't expect you to love it, but I do hope you find stuff to like. (Watch on Netflix)
Top of the Food Chain (1999, dir. John Paizs) I first caught this over a decade ago on HBO, where it was playing under the title Invasion! That's the title of the DVD I own, too, because I immediately placed an order for this weird, silly sci-fi comedy after seeing it the first time. Campbell Scott and Tom Everett Scott (no relation) are both very funny in a movie that's sort of a throwback to '50s sci-fi but with a 1990s self-awareness. It's been years since I last saw it, but I was excited to see it pop up for streaming on Hulu. (Watch on Hulu)
Dream a Little Dream (1989, dir. Marc Rocco) This is one of those movies for which I can barely defend my affection except to say that I saw it a LOT as a kid. It played on cable and we recorded it off of TV and had it on a lot in our house. It's some Maximum Corey shit, with Feldog getting a full Michael Jackson dance number and Haimster allowed to ad lib his way through the entire thing. I'm still not sure I understand the whole movie, which deals with body swapping and mysticism in a way that's pretty nonsensical, but it also gives the '80s teen movie a much-needed jolt of weirdness, features a great soundtrack and the future Mrs. Patton Oswalt at her most gorgeous and appealing. I don't know how they talked Jason Robards into this movie, but that person earned his or her paycheck. (Watch on Amazon Prime)
Hickey & Boggs (1972, dir. Robert Culp) This one is hard for me, because Bill Cosby is a fucking monster. But I still watch Woody Allen movies and Roman Polanski movies, so it's unfair for me to pretend this super cool buddy cop film -- written by Walter Fucking Hill, no less -- doesn't exist. This movie is really good, and Cosby is really good in it, even if he would later reveal himself to be one of pop culture's greatest scumbags. I wish Robert Culp would have directed more movies. (Watch on Brown Sugar)