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No, it’s not just you – when searching Netflix for something to watch, it can take a while to find the right thing to watch, that TV or movie show that hits your current sweet spot. Your search might even take you the same amount of time you’d need to start and finish one episode of a show. If you want to easily find a great show or movie to watch, below, discover what’s currently in the Netflix Top 10.
1. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a biographical musical drama that won a Golden Globe (Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama) and two Oscars (Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Costume Design). The movie, featuring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in his final role before he died in August 2020, garnered critical acclaim for showing the music industry struggles that influential blues singer Ma Rainey faced.
2. Stowaway (2021)
If you’re into sci-fi thrillers, Stowaway is great for you, as it’s about a three-person space mission to Mars. However, there ends up being a mysterious fourth person on the flight that could jeopardize the entire mission. Many people have expressed excitement about Stowaway‘s cast, which features fan-favorites such as Anna Kendrick and Daniel Dae Kim.
3. Bad Trip (2021)
Eric Andre has a cult following due to his show The Eric Andre Show, and if you like his raunchy, shock-focused sense of humor, you might enjoy his starring role in the comedy movie Bad Trip. The movie is a hidden camera movie full of pranks and a storyline of two men on a road trip to New York City. Bad Trip also features comedians Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish.
4. Jupiter’s Legacy (2021)
Superhero movie fans may enjoy the Netflix original action-packed show, Jupiter’s Legacy. The series is about superhero parents (played by Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb) and their superhero children following in their footsteps.
5. Castlevania (2017-2021)
Castlevania, inspired by the video game series of the same name, is beloved by its fans for being among the best modern-day video game adaptations on TV. The cartoon show is a dramatic action story about a vampire hunter and the dangerous vampires he seeks to take down. The Netflix original show recently released its fourth and final season on May 13, though a new Castlevania series is in the making.
6. The Circle (2020)
If you’re into reality shows, you might be among the many people who enjoy watching The Circle. The show is a social experiment competition following eight contestants locked in their apartments who must communicate solely using a social network called The Circle. To win, a contestant must become the most popular user on the social network. The prize is $100,000.
7. Shadow and Bone (2021)
Fantasy show Shadow and Bone is a new show based on the successful young adult book trilogy Grisha by Leigh Bardugo. The story takes place in medieval Britain, but what makes the show truly interesting is that everyone in the show is human, which alters how the series addresses racial tension compared to other fantasy shows. The show features Jessie Mei Li and Archie Renaux.
8. The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (2021)
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness is a crime docuseries about an investigation on the “Son of Sam” serial killer with ties to a satanic cult. Filmmaker Joshua Zeman incorporates archival news coverage and recordings surrounding the investigation. True crime fans might go down the rabbit hole with this miniseries.
9. Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)
Schitt’s Creek is an Emmy-winning comedy series loved by many people. The story follows a pampered, rich family that loses their fortune and moves to the small, modest rural town of Schitt’s Creek. The show features Canadian comedy legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, and it has made stars of actors Dan Levy (Eugene’s son) and Annie Murphy.
10. Behind Her Eyes (2021)
If you’re a thriller fan, you might enjoy Behind Her Eyes, a miniseries based on Sarah Pinborough’s 2017 novel of the same name. It starts off seeming like a romantic drama involving a divorced single mom, but it turns into a horror series after she has an affair with her boss. This show features Simona Brown and Eve Hewson.
What are your favorite movies and shows on Netflix? Sound off in the comments!