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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Trending Today, December 16

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry & Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry & Meghan

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Harry & Meghan has recaptured the crown on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows list. The tell-all(-ish) docuseries is back on top following the release of Part 2, which is a little bit juicier than Part 1. Its ascent bumps Wednesday down to No. 2. Animated series Sonic Prime is the only new addition to the TV list, making an appropriately speedy debut at No. 3. Over on the Top 10 Movies ranking, Murderville‘s holiday special — Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery — decks the halls at No. 10. It’s the only new arrival on that list, which is still led by Denis Villeneuve’s thriller Prisoners.

But as we all know, popular doesn’t necessarily mean good. Below, we list the top 10 movies and shows on Netflix and give our quick take on whether they’re actually worth watching or not. We’ve also added what’s new on Netflix today so you can find out what will be on the Top 10 list tomorrow.

New Netflix Shows and Movies Today – Highlights

  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s new movie is a surreal journey about a documentary filmmaker.
  • The Recruit: Noah Centineo stars as a rookie CIA lawyer in this spy series from The Rookie‘s Alexi Hawley.
  • The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari: This documentary follows the deadly 2019 volcano eruption in New Zealand. 

Today’s Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday


1. Harry & Meghan

For fans of: Royal revelations
Is it good?: It’s not as juicy as you might want it to be
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

2. Wednesday

For fans of: Supernatural teen dramas, Tim Burton, goths
Is it good?: It feels algorithmically generated, but the algorithm knows what people want
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

3. Sonic Prime

For fans of: Speedy blue hedgehogs, alternate universes
Is it good?: It’s pretty fun
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

4. Too Hot to Handle

For fans of: Bikinis, hot people
Is it good?: Did you like the first three seasons? Then you’ll probably like this one
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

5. Don’t Pick Up the Phone

For fans of: Compliance, disturbing true crime cases
Is it good?: It’ll creep you out
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

6. Firefly Lane

For fans of: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, friendship, aging makeup
Is it good?: No, but it’s still super addictive
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

7. Last Chance U: Basketball

For fans of: Meaningful documentaries, college sports
Is it good?: It’s one of Netflix’s best doc series
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

8. The Unbroken Voice

For fans of: Telenovelas, Colombian music
Is it good?: If you like a lot of episodes
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

9. Dead to Me

For fans of: Secrets, murder, seriously ride-or-die friendships
Is it good?: Season 3 wraps up the twisty black comedy in style
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

10. Snack vs. Chef

For fans of: Netflix food competitions
Is it good?: It’s no Nailed It, but you’ll have a great time
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

More on Netflix:

Today’s Top 10 Netflix Movies

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


1. Prisoners

For fans of: Beautiful cinematography, ugly themes
Is it good?: It’s a very good but very long crime thriller
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. I Believe in Santa

For fans of: Dumb Netflix Christmas movies
Is it good?: It’s, as we said above, extremely dumb
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

3. Bullet Train

For fans of: Deadpool-esque direction and humor, blood, Bad Bunny
Is it good?: It’s just fine, but it’s exactly what it needs to be
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

4. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

For fans of: New takes on classic stories, that signature del Toro touch
Is it good?: It’s pretty magical
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

5. Burnt

For fans of: Bradley Cooper, mercurial chefs
Is it good?: It has a great cast but an underachieving script
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

6. The Best of Me

For fans of: Sentimentality, Nicholas Sparks, James Marsden
Is it good?: It’s bad even for a Nicholas Sparks adaptation
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

7. Storks

For fans of: Babies, talking animals
Is it good?: It’s a cute and funny family movie
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

8. Emily the Criminal

For fans of: Crushing student loan debt, smart indies
Is it good?: Yes, and Aubrey Plaza is excellent in it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

9. 21 Jump Street

For fans of: Bros, Channing Tatum’s comedy era
Is it good?: Yeah, jump on it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

10. Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery

For fans of: Holiday-themed improv, Arrested Development reunions
Is it good?: It’s a festive good time
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Friday, Dec. 16

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