The premise: a Cape Town teen (Puleng) tries to find out if a private school swimmer (Fiks) is her sister, who was abducted when they were both young. In the third season of the dark and sexually frank mystery, Fik’s birth mother shares more about her ancestry in front of her adoptive father, and reveals that she is Zulu. Reviews are mixed, but the South African world and edgy plot offer a fresh s..more
The Addams Family’s daughter Wednesday (Jenny Ortega) is now in high school at Nevermore Academy (she got booted from public school), where she discovers clues to the supernatural mystery behind her family and attempts to stop a murder spree in this 8-episode dark comedy spinoff series. Christina Ricci returns in a new role, and Tim Burton directs half of the episodes. Look for Gwendoline Christie..more
A steamship full of immigrants from around the world, separated by class, sets out from London to New York at the turn of the century, months after another just like it disappeared. Time travel, eerie children, and hints of a supernatural-level Titanic disaster combine in this multilingual 8-episode drama from the team behind global hit show Dark. Critics warn: its slow and often confounding.
In the months leading up to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in 2021, the country’s youngest female mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, remains defiant despite constant threats on her life. As the cameras capture public and personal moments, they also bring in the perspective of a Talib commander and an ordinary citizen, shedding urgent light on a rising humanitarian crisis. Among the producers of the doc..more
An English nurse (played by Oscar nominee Florence Pugh) is brought to a tiny Irish village in the 1860s to observe an 11-year-old who has survived without eating for months. As pilgrimmages begin to witness the would-be saint, questions arise about whether more insidious forces at work. Critics have found director Sebastián Lelio’s film captivating and optimistic.
The latest season of the Emmy-winning drama has already generated controversy for its “artistic freedoms,” but it is no less gripping, extravagant or timely, coming just as Charles ascends to King. Season 5 drops us into the 90s and portrays Charles in a new light, just as we see Diana transform into a sex pot and William and Harry wrestle with a childhood in the middle of it all. Queen Elizabeth’..more
A family-friendly interactive Netflix trivia special in which viewers can challenge a friend or beat a mysterious foe by answering random rapid-fire questions on science, art, geography and more.
A Korean dramedy remake of “Call My Agent” in which agents at a talent management firm tackle strong personalities and office politics while keeping their celebrity clients happy and helping them shine.
An intimate true-crime docuseries examining the case of former professional bodybuilder Sally McNeil, who was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison for the 1995 Valentine’s Day murder of her husband and fellow bodybuilder. Featuring interviews with friends, family and Sally McNeil herself.
A gritty scripted miniseries drama exploring how Colombia’s social context in the ’80s and ’90s impacted soccer and had a role in the murder of player Andrés Escobar.
An international hit in Season 1, the Swedish drama follows the fictional Prince Wilhelm, a party boy who enrolls in an elite boarding school to repair his image, and embarks on secretive relationship with a working class beau. The stunning cast, Scandinavian backdrop, and soundtrack lured in viewers. Season 2 promises to be “more straight” than the first season.
A tense German drama adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s harrowing novel, which also served as the source for the Oscar-winning 1930 movie of the same name. The film follows a 17-year-old boy who joins the Western Front in WWI, whose initial excitement is soon shattered by the grim reality of life in the trenches.
A British fantasy show based on a YA novel trilogy following the son of a powerful evil witch who is caught between two warring clans, trying to find his place in the world and his powers. The series was described by The Telegraph as a “sort of X-rated Harry Potter.”
An original stop-motion-animated comedic fantasy tale from director Henry Selick about two scheming demon brothers who strike a deal with a punk rock-loving teen so they can leave the Underworld and live out their dreams in the Land of the Living. Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Angela Bassett.
A chilling crime thriller based on true events in which an overburdened ICU nurse leans on her selfless new colleague at work and at home, until a patient’s unexpected death casts him in a suspicious light. Starring Oscar winners Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.
A wide-ranging horror anthology developed and curated by the legendary Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth), the series adapts stories from HP Lovecraft, Del Toro, and other authors, and each one features a different director (among them Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke). Look for F. Murray Abraham, Crispin Glover, Rupert Grint, and Rings of Power’s Ismael Cruz Cordova. Two episo..more
This Spanish-language comedy special from Franco Escamilla, one of Mexico’s most famous comedians, features material about airport travel, gossiping, and life during the pandemic. Recorded in Hollywood, California.
A gripping limited drama series from France looking back at the 2019 fire in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral from a variety of perspectives, including firefighters on the scene and others whose lives were impacted in more indirect ways. Inspired by true accounts.
An unsettling crime thriller series from France about a gloomy novelist who’s enlisted as a memoir writer by a dying man and swiftly becomes part of his bloodstained past. Season one is now available to stream on Netflix.
A cleverly written scripted look at the unlikely rise of Sweden-based Spotify that delivers a mind-bending ending worth the binge.
Based on the true story about a married couple who bought a dream home in suburban New Jersey, only to end up terrorized by an anonymous letter writer and stalker from their “safe” new neighborhood. From American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy, the limited series is more over-the-top horror movie than tense thriller, but it’s still nail-biting and brings an all-star cast that includes Naomi Watts, Bob..more
Aging Millennial was her last stand-up show, and now the sometimes controversial Iliza Shlesinger releases her sixth comedy special for Netflix, tackling thorny topics like the abortion debate, incels and online misogyny, the role of evolution in dating, and ugly bras.
A fascinating 3-part nature series that the family can watch together, this one explores how a rare species of sea wolves differs from and depends on the rest of Vancouver Island’s tight-knit ecosystem of sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles, and killer whales. Lessons in food chains, mating behavior (with some surreptitious eagle sex), animal hierarchies, and communication are mixed in with some am..more
A witty coming-of-age teen sitcom following 16-year-old Erin and her friends as they grow up amidst the political conflict of Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Season three will be the final season, and is now available to stream in full on Netflix.
The newest heart-stopping mystery-horror series from creator Mike Flanagan which follows seven terminally ill teens living together in hospice care who make a pact to attempt contact with one another from beyond the grave. Based on the 1994 Christopher Pike YA novel of the same name.
Soccer star Paolo Guerrero wages a difficult legal battle after testing positive for cocaine months before the World Cup in this inspiring and heartfelt Spanish-language biographical drama series from Peru. Based on a true story.
He won a Peabody for his breakout stand-up special Patriot Act, and now Hasan Minhaj is back to share what’s happened since — from fatherhood to fame to facing off against the Saudi Crown Prince. Timely, bracing, endearing, if you have room for only one stand-up special this month, make it this one.
An artist tries to balance success and love when he falls for his neighbor in this romantic comedy voiced by Kid Cudi, Jaden Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Timothée Chalamet.
An inspiring, gorgeously shot six-part docuseries that delves deep into the ways that people “play” in the extreme around the world, from ancient rituals and rites of passage to psychologically driven extreme sports and adventures. Narrator Idris Elba tries to get to the bottom of what drives people and how they ultimately persevere.
An intimate and controversial drama that boldly reimagines the tumultuous private life of Marilyn Monroe and the price she paid for fame. Starring Ana de Armas, the film is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel.
An investigative docuseries following a community of amateur traders who enact a daring plan to get rich quick and wreak havoc on the stock market, aiming to beat Wall Street at its own game. The story has been called a “viral David vs. Goliath story for the 21st century.”
Rob Zombie’s reboot of the family-friendly Halloween classic “The Munsters”, following a family of monsters who moves from Transylvania to an American suburb. Now streaming on Netflix.
A mind-bending science documentary in which eminent mathematicians, particle physicists and cosmologists dive into infinity and its mind-bending implications for the universe. Featuring interviews with Moon Duchin, Delilah Gates, Carlo Rovelli and Steven Strogatz.
Part political thriller, part heart-pounding action drama, a brutal murder in a marginalized French neighborhood sparks a civil war. Deadline’s Todd McCarthy described it as “a cascade of rage, fury and frustration over the realities of life for a particular group of French families.”
A sci-fi anime series based on the video game “Cyberpunk 2077” taking place in a dystopian future riddled with corruption and cybernetic implants. The series follows a talented but reckless street kid who strives to become a mercenary outlaw.
It’s a war of the dojos in Season 5 of the cross-generational hit show, as Daniel (Ralph Macchio) must resort to reaching out to his frenemy Chozen in order to take on the growing threat of Cobra Kai as it spreads throughout the Valley.
The classic American novel is adapted into a modern day K-drama mystery about three sisters who get involved in a case that pits them against the most influential family in South Korea.
An emotionally-charged English-language action drama from Nigeria in which a law enforcement officer who solicits bribes to make ends meet has a tense run-in with a wealthy young musician that changes his life forever.
The #1 non-English movie worldwide on Netflix right now, Loving Adults is a dark and surprising Danish crime thriller about marriage, sacrifice, and infidelity.
An eerie thriller from the UK about a graffiti artist who specifically targets the homes of wealthy people, and ends up learning a shocking secret that puts him and his loved ones in danger. Starring George MacKay, Kelly Macdonald, and Hugh Bonneville.