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70+ Titles You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

Hello friends!! At this point, we have been holed up inside our houses for about a month, and boy, has it be challenging! (Of course, that is not to say others don’t have it worse, because they absolutely do.) To take our mind off the current situation, we have both turned to Netflix.

Today, to lighten your days, we brought you 70+ titles we adore on Netflix. While we can’t guarantee that they are available where you live (Sabrina is from Australia, and I’m from Hungary) many of these are Netflix originals, so those at least should be available wherever you live. On top of that, our recommendations stand even if you cannot access them through Netflix, but can do so somewhere else.

Note that the * marks tv shows, and movies remain unmarked.

DOCUMENTARIES + REALITY TV

The Reputation Stadium Tour

Okay, The Reputation Stadium Tour might not be a documentary, but it being a concert video means that it is close enough, right? (Honestly, I don’t care, I love it, so bear with me.) Taylor is an incredible performer, and it’s obvious that a lot of thought was put into this tour; the outfits, the choreography, the medleys… everything is on point. Also! It made a Taylor fan out of a friend, so that goes to show you how great this is. (Vera)

Sugar Rush

This reality show has three new teams each episode, all competing to make the best sweet treats.  There’s three rounds – cupcakes, confections and cakes – with one team eliminated after each.  I love that once contestants are done with their dessert, they immediately move on to making the next thing, so there’s very little filler content.  It’s a light-hearted, fast-paced show that will really inspire you to make desserts – if only so you can eat them! (Sabrina)

Other Titles We Recommend

  • Taylor Swift: Miss Americana
  • Tidying Up With Marie Kondo*
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • The Great British Bake Off*
  • Fyre
  • Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes*
  • Wild, Wild Country*
  • Tiger King*

HEARTWARMING AND CUTE

Set It Up

Set It Up has Zoey Deutch and Lucy Liu, and really, who needs more than that? Maybe I just found this movie when I was in the mood for it, but it was genuinely one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen. Oh, and the romance is cute! The “these clueless idiots are IN LOVE, why can’t they see it??” trope will never get old, NEVER. (Vera)

A Cinderella Story

I must admit, I don’t think I would love this movie as much if I watched it for the first time now – a big part of my enjoyment of it is the nostalgia.  It’s a comical Cinderella retelling that is corny and at times, badly acted, but it is full of heart, hope and, of course, Hilary Duff. (Sabrina)

Other Titles We Recommend

  • Falling Inn Love
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Mamma Mia
  • Always be My Maybe
  • Khoobsurat
  • Burlesque
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Dumplin’
  • Detective Pikachu

FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie is my current obsession – I adore these characters, and I’m more and more invested in their story as the series progresses. The story follows two women in their 70s whose husbands decide to leave them for each other. It’s a situation neither Grace nor Frankie foresaw and they have to deal with it, starting with being kinder and more understanding towards each other. (Vera)

Parks and Recreation

This may not be on Australian Netflix, but I know it is on the US version and it is my favourite TV show of all time, so I can’t not talk about it.  It follows a group of government employees and their day-to-day struggles in the fictional town of Pawnee. Leslie Knope is the most inspiring and hilarious character I have ever had the pleasure of watching and the rest of the characters are just as entertaining.  It’s important you either skip the first season on hang on long enough to get past it, because the vibe and style is a lot different to the rest of the show.  I have rewatched this show so many times and I just never get sick of it. (Sabrina)

Other Titles We Recommend

  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • We’re the Millers
  • Clueless
  • The Good Place*
  • Zombieland
  • One Day at a Time*
  • Girlboss
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine*
  • Suits*
  • Derry Girls*
  • Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23*
  • Still Game*
  • Black Books*
  • Great News*
  • Jane the Virgin*
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  • Wine Country
  • Notting Hill

HARD-HITTING TITLES

The Great Gatsby

Make no mistake, The Great Gatsby is on this list, because I, uh, don’t know where else to put it. In reality, it’s more tragic than hard-hitting, but bear with my faulty categorization. Despite how sad it is, The Great Gatsby is a great choice right now, with its glittering scenes and fun songs. (Vera)

Room

Based off of a book I have not read, Room is the intense story of a woman and child trapped in a single room. It is a gut-wrenching film with an ultimately hopeful message, but be warned, hard-hitting really is the way to describe it. (Sabrina)

Other Titles We Recommend

  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Wonder
  • Girl, Interrupted

HORROR, THRILLER, MYSTERY

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding, and y’all, they do such a fantastic job of portraying these complex, slightly (or a lot) fucked up characters. I’m not the biggest fan of thrillers that try to be funny, but A Simple Favor works… it’s a wild, entertaining ride that you should not miss out on. (Vera)

Annihilation

Yet another movie based on a book that I haven’t read, Annihilation is a sci-fi horror with gorgeous settings and truly unsettling scenes.  The story follows a group of female scientists on an exploratory mission into an area that no one else has returned from.  It’s really weird, in the good way. (Sabrina)

Other Titles We Recommend

  • The Purge
  • Insidious: The Last Key
  • Nightcrawler
  • Gone Girl
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events*
  • Midsommar
  • The Invitation
  • The Haunting of Hill House*
  • Castlevania*
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • How To Get Away With Murder*
  • Colossal
  • Daredevil*
  • The Punisher*

SCI-FI/FANTASY

The Addams Family & Addams Family Values

Who doesn’t adore The Addams Family!? With its dark humor and entertaining cast it is one of my “must watch” movies during the Halloween season. These movies arrived to my Netflix recently, and I squealed when I saw them, I kid you not. If you can track it down, I also recommend the recent animated movie – I know it didn’t receive a lot of love, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. (Vera)

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

The worst thing about this TV show is that it only got two seasons.  It is the most bizarre thing I have ever watched but I love it with all my heart.  It’s primarily about a down-on-his-luck character that becomes involved in something far bigger than himself – and it definitely has a found-family vibe. The characters are so unique and the mysteries are really out there.  I love the humour and heart with which the story is told and I wish more people would give it a go. (Sabrina)

Other Titles We Recommend

  • The Witcher*
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance*
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D*
  • Gotham*
  • Divergent
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender*

Let’s chat!

First of all, how are you doing? Do you like (or dislike) any of our recommendations? We’d love to chat about them! What are your favorite titles on Netflix? What are your favorite films or shows that are not on Netflix?

27 thoughts on “70+ Titles You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

  1. oooh I love A Cinderella Story such a classic!! And lucky you have The Great Gatsby! I wish US netflix had that lol! Im thinking about starting to watch Outer Banks or perhaps rewatching vampire diaries lol. I also watch the T Swift documentary and liked it! Thanks for all the recs 🙂

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  2. A Simple favor is a lot of fun and yesss, I love the mystery and the complexity of the characters! Set it up was good and it kinda reminds me of another officer related film, the Proposal. Alas, US Netflix also doesn’t have the Addams Family movies but I love them💕Great post, thanks for sharing

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  3. Rep Stadium Tour is just the best! It’s honestly what makes me appreciate the album even more ❤ I just watched Fyre this month and it was… fascinating. I just can't believe someone got away with all of that and watching the documentary did not make me understand even better, but I can kinda see why.

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    1. So true, she really makes the album come to life on the tour. I was so excited for her Lover festival appearances this summer, because a lot of festivals live stream performances, but alas, that’s not something we’ll get. Fyre was a wild ride. 😂 I was so confused how and why everyone just believed that yeah, this will work out? Even when all signs were pointing to no.

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  4. This is such a fantastic list and just what I need right now to relax 🥰🌸 I love watching all the baking shows, I really like Sugar Rush as well and also love Nailed It because it’s so chaotic and fun 😂 A friend and I are currently making our way through all the Ghibli movies and it’s so wholesome 💕 And also omg Dirk Gently!! I’m SO sad that the show got canceled after two seasons, it deserved so much better 😭

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  5. What a FABULOUS list!!! I love Sugar Rush because baking is one of my favorite hobbies. But The Great British Bake Off will always be my favorite. I also took the time to rewatch Avatar when I was in Scotland before being sent home due to the pandemic. I LOVE that show and I wish it was on Netflix in the US.

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    1. The Great British Bake Off is so relaxing and fun?? I love how even when they are ambitious they remain friendly and kind. Also, you would not expect this from a baking show, but it is such an emotional ride for me, haha. I really feel for them when they mess up something and are sad. 😦

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  6. I definitely agree with you about The Great British Bake Off, I watch GBBO when it’s on TV over here but that show is just the kind of positive TV viewing I need at the moment. And Grace and Frankie, I can happily have that show on and it’ll have me smiling by the end.

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  7. yes ahh i’m all for this fantastic list! I love taylor swift so much, I need to rewatch the reputation stadium tour soonish! and ahh, the heartwarming nostalgia of a cinderella story. i adored that movie and still do now, it’s one of my favorites. and set it up was SO good, I loved it 🙂
    thank you for all the recommendations! 🙂

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  8. I LIVE for posts like this!
    I’ve been looking for more things to watch, and what better than this list??
    I’ve been meaning to watch Falling Inn Love for a while now, and A Cinderella Story is SO GOOD (the nostalgia!!)
    Parks and Rec is also one of my all time favourite TV shows!!

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