Top 10 Trending on Netflix: A Way to Pass Time


Samantha Rossman, Staff

Netflix: a platform for people of all ages to watch shows and movies, new and old. Now is more the time than ever to sit down and binge-watch a new show or movie. Due to the stay at home order and the caution around being in large groups, people are less likely to leave their house due to the risk of getting sick. This has lead to a huge increase in Netflix memberships over the last few months. An estimated 16 million new members joined Netflix this year. These people must have joined for a good reason, here is why.

Netflix has a number of old TV shows and new ones, the new ones are called Netflix originals and they continue to get better. People go here to watch new shows or binge-watch their favorite childhood show. Here the top ten trending shows and movies on Netflix right now.

#10: Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story

This movie is described: “After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced today life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question”.


#9: The Last Kingdom 

This Netflix original show is about: “As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uthred—born a Saxon but raised by Vikings—seeks to claim his ancestral birthright”


#8: Arctic Dogs 

This animated movie is described as: “When he stumbles upon evil Otto Von Walrus’s scheme to melt the Arctic, ambitious delivery fox Swifty assembles a ragtag crew to protect the planet”.


#7: Extraction

This Netflix original movie is about, “A hardened mercenary’s mission becomes a soul-searching race to survive when he’s sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord’s kidnapped son”.


#6: Den of Thieves

This movie is in the adventure genre and is about “A highly skilled crew of bank robbers plotting a heist at the supposedly impenetrable Federal Reserve faces off against an elite unit of L.A. cops”.


#5: All Day and A Night 

All Day and A Night is another Netflix original that is about a young man facing life’s issues. “While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime”.


#4: Never Have I Ever

A Netflix original show about a young girl going through life. “After a traumatic year, an Indian-American teen just wants to spruce up her social status— but friends, family, and feelings won’t make it easy on her”.


#3: Hollywood

In the U.S. the third top-rated, Netflix original series, is about life in the past. “In post-World War II Hollywood, an ambitious group of aspirating actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true”.


#2: Dangerous Lies 

The second top-rated movie on Netflix is about a woman who goes through a series of fortunate events, but they might not be as good as they seem. “A broke caregiver inexplicably inherits her patient’s estate, but dark secrets swirl around her newfound wealth, tangling her in deceit and danger”.


#1: Outer Banks

This newly added Netflix original is the top trending show on Netflix in the U.S. today, it is a mystery and adventure series about a friend group. “A spooky island legend, a broken friendship and John B’s new living situation keep the crew on their toes as they search high and low for the treasure”.


So in the meantime, while being stuck at home, watch a new movie or start a new show to pass the time. The rest of America seems to love these shows so why not find a new show to binge-watch.