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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Trending Today, December 19

Noah Centineo, The Recruit

Noah Centineo, The Recruit


Noah Centineo is back to doing what he does best: starring in a Netflix original. This one, his new series The Recruit, is less of a teen rom-com and more of an espionage drama, and it’s currently sitting at No. 1 on the Top 10 TV shows list after premiering on Friday. Over on the Top 10 movies list, a gripping new documentary, The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari, about a group of tourists in New Zealand who got trapped by a volcanic explosion, pulls ahead to No. 1. 

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

  • Trolley: A Korean drama about a woman forced to confront family secrets after a tragedy forces her into the public spotlight.

Today’s Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

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

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

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

1. The Recruit

For fans of: Noah Centineo, the CIA
Is it good?: Absolutely not
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

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: 2

3. 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

4. Sonic Prime

For fans of: Speedy blue hedgehogs, alternate universes
Is it good?: It’s pretty fun
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

5. 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: 6

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: 7

7. 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: 5

8. A Storm for Christmas

For fans of: When there are storms on Christmas, Love Actually, Norway
Is it good?: It’s cute
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

9. The Unbroken Voice

For fans of: Telenovelas, Colombian music
Is it good?: If you like a lot of episodes
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

10. 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: 9

More on Netflix:

Today’s Top 10 Netflix Movies

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


1. The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari

For fans of: Tragic true stories
Is it good?: It’s riveting and heart-breaking
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

2. 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

3. 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: 2

4. 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: 3

5. The Big 4

For fans of: Assassins, crazy action comedies
Is it good?: It’s big, bloody, and totally bananas
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

6. 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: 5

7. A Bad Moms Christmas

For fans of: Bad Moms, stupid sequels, raunchy Christmas movies
Is it good?: Kathryn Hahn deserves better
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

8. Belleville Cop

For fans of: Omar Sy, buddy cop movies
Is it good?: It’s fun but forgettable
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

9. 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: 7

10. Storks

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

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Monday, Dec. 19

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