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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Trending Today, October 31

Jessica Chastain, The Good Nurse

Jessica Chastain, The Good Nurse

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Happy Halloween! Netflix is celebrating the spookiest holiday with fright-filled Top 10 TV shows and movies lists on Oct. 31. The No. 1 movie is suspenseful drama The Good Nurse, which is based on a true story about a nurse who murdered his patients. It’s not a horror movie, but it’s plenty horrifying. On the TV list, the No. 1 show is From Scratch, Zoe Saldaña’s romantic drama limited series, which isn’t scary at all, to be honest. But there’s still plenty of Halloween-friendly stuff on the list, like horror anthology Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities at No. 2 and gory YA fantasy drama The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself at No. 9.

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

  • Inside Man: A twisty British psychological crime thriller starring Stanley Tucci and David Tennant from creator Steven Moffat

Today’s Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Zoe Saldaña, From Scratch

Zoe Saldaña, From Scratch

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1. From Scratch

For fans of: Crying and falling in love and crying some more
Is it good?: It will sweep you away
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

For fans of: Tales from the Crypt, blood, monsters
Is it good?: It’s fun and spooky
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. The Watcher

For fans of: Lifetime movies with better casts, suspenseful shlock, real estate, AHS: Murder House
Is it good?: It’s a mostly empty, addictive page-turner with a great cast
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

4. Love Is Blind

For fans of: Human drama, utter emotional chaos
Is it good?: With Season 3 coming out just a few months after Season 2, we’re feeling some diminishing returns
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

5. Big Mouth

For fans of: Vile, disgusting things like puberty and horny teenagers
Is it good?: Six seasons in and it’s still a reliably good (and super gross) time
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

6. I Am A Stalker

For fans of: I Am a Killer, freaking yourself out
Is it good?: If you want to get inside the mind of a stalker, this true crime doc will do it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

7. Drink Masters

For fans of: Culinary competitions, mixology
Is it good?: It’ll make you thirsty, that’s for sure
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

8. Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

For fans of: The Ryan Murphy effect, true crime
Is it good?: It’s engaging, but like most Ryan Murphy shows, it has serious flaws
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

9. The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself

For fans of: Supernatural teen shows with a bloody twist
Is it good?: It’s one of the best shows in one of Netflix’s signature genres
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

10. Family Reunion

For fans of: Sitcoms of yore
Is it good?: It’s a sweet show that’ll remind you a lot of the family comedies you used to love
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

More on Netflix:

Today’s Top 10 Netflix Movies

Wendell & Wild

Wendell & Wild


1. The Good Nurse

For fans of: Great casts, tense medical dramas, true crime
Is it good?: It’s a smart thriller with great performances
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. All Quiet on the Western Front

For fans of: Classic literature, anti-war war movies
Is it good?: It’s one of the best Netflix movies of the year
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. The School for Good and Evil

For fans of: The hero/villain binary, Charlize Theron
Is it good?: It’s not Paul Feig’s best directorial venture, that’s for sure
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

4. Hotel Transylvania 2

For fans of: Animated Adam Sandler, Halloween
Is it good?: There are worse ways to kill 90 minutes
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

5. Wild Is the Wind

For fans of: South African cinema, crime dramas about the failure of the justice system
Is it good?: It’s OK
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

6. The Chalk Line

For fans of: Thrillers, creepy kids
Is it good?: The Spanish film has got some good atmosphere, but that’s it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

7. Blade of the 47 Ronin

For fans of: Samurai fantasy movies, John Wick
Is it good?: It’s a direct-to-DVD-quality sequel to a 10-year-old movie
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

8. Wendell & Wild

For fans of: Stop-motion animation, Jordan Peele
Is it good?: It looks great, but the story has more ideas than it knows what to do with
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

9. Sing 2

For fans of: Singing animals, famous voices, popular music
Is it good?: Kids absolutely love it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

10. Despicable Me 2

For fans of: Minions
Is it good?: Actually, sure
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Monday, Oct. 31

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