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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Trending Today, December 21

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday


This is it — Wednesday‘s first Wednesday not spent at the top of the Netflix Top 10 TV Shows list. She’s dropped out of the No. 1 spot a few times before, but she always reclaimed her crown in time for her special day of the week. But not this week! The Recruit is holding strong in the top spot, with Wednesday in a not-too-shabby second place. Over on the movies list, a new film joins the top 10: the Mexican comedy A Not So Merry Christmas, which follows a guy whose personal Groundhog Day is Christmas Eve, which is also his birthday. He’s such a grinch about it that he’s cursed to a time loop of perpetual Christmas Eves. It’s a harsh life out there for the Christmas babies.

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

  • Disconnect: The Wedding Planner: A Kenyan and Nigerian rom-com about a man who has to plan a fancy destination wedding.
  • Emily in Paris Season 3: Get your pain au chocolat ready for the third season of Sex and the City creator Darren Star’s escapist fantasy, which finds Emily at a crossroads.
  • I Am a Killer Season 4: The true crime series told from the perspectives of convicted murderers returns.

Today’s Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Noah Centineo, The Recruit

Noah Centineo, The Recruit


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. 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: 6

6. 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: 5

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: 7

8. The Unbroken Voice

For fans of: Telenovelas, Colombian music
Is it good?: If you like a lot of episodes
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

9. 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: 10

10. 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: 8

More on Netflix:

Today’s Top 10 Netflix Movies

Mauricio Ochmann, A Not So Merry Christmas

Mauricio Ochmann, A Not So Merry Christmas

Jimena Zavala/Netflix

1. The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari

For fans of: Tragic true stories
Is it good?: It’s riveting and heartbreaking
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

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: 2

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: 3

4. A Not So Merry Christmas

For fans of: Curses, Groundhog Day, learning the true meaning of Christmas
Is it good?: It’s not so merry
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

5. 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: 6

6. The Big 4

For fans of: Assassins, crazy action comedies
Is it good?: It’s big, bloody, and totally bananas
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

7. Belleville Cop

For fans of: Omar Sy, buddy cop movies
Is it good?: It’s fun but forgettable
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

8. 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: 8

9. 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: 7

10. Sing 2

For fans of: Singing animals, famous voices, popular music
Is it good?: Kids absolutely love it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Wednesday, Dec. 21

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