What to see on Netflix High 10 Rankings on January 4th

The Netflix Top 10 list doesn’t show how many people watch a program, but it does show which shows the most people watch. The top 10 list for Monday January 4th shows that people are all about nostalgia. The Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai takes first place. Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes’ Steamy Piece; Unknown, a 2011 Liam Neeson thriller; Chilling Adventures from Sabrina’s final season; and the Zac Efron comedy 17 round off the top 5 again today.

But of the Netflix Top 10, which of these shows and movies are really worth watching? We break down the entire Netflix top 10 list and walk you through what to do and what to skip.

The best TV shows and movies on Netflix in November 2020

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 as of January 4th


1. Cobra Kai

For fans of: 80s nostalgia, well choreographed karate scenes | It is good?: It’s pretty adorable

Originally a YouTube series, Cobra Kai – now in its third season – is the sequel to the Karate Kid film series that you didn’t know you needed. The twist here is that it’s mostly told from the perspective of Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life never really recovered after Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) kicked his nose on the other side of his face.


2. Bridgerton

For fans of: Contemporary pieces, lots of sex scenes | It is good?: It is a very fun watch that will get you addicted

Produced by Shonda Rhimes, this piece accompanies Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) through her first season in London society and her roller-coaster ride falling in love with a reluctant Duke (Rege-Jean Page). It’s like Pride and Prejudice met Gossip Girl and Scandal on one show.

3. Unknown

For fans of: Liam Neeson, action films, action films with Liam Neeson | It is good?: It is what it is

Liam Neeson plays a man who wakes up from a coma and finds that someone has stolen his identity, his wife does not recognize him and he is being followed by assassins. He teams up with a mysterious woman (Diane Kruger) to prove who he is.

4. Sabrina’s chilling adventures

For fans of: Teen witches, satan | It is good?: Not as good as Season 1, but the ending will get fans excited

In the final season of the series adjacent to Riverdale, Sabrina, the teenage Queen of Hell (Kiernan Shipka), and her witch aunts face off against the Eldritch Terror, one after the other. More important than the fate of the world, however, is which of Sabrina’s love interests will ultimately be the one that claims her heart.

5. 17 Again

For fans of: Late 2000s nostalgia, young Zac Efron | It is good?: It definitely lasts

Zac Efron gives one of his funniest (and earliest) performances in this comedy about a man (Matthew Perry) who wakes up to seventeen-year-old self (Efron) after an accident. What else is there to say? It’s still a great movie!

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6. We can be heroes

For fans of: Mid-2000s nostalgia, superheroes | It is good?: It’s a standard sequel, but fans of the original will likely appreciate it

In this sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Sharkboy and Lavagirl are all grown up by now, and because this is a movie for kids (well, technically – mostly for Gen Z-er if you ask us), is it up to their children to save the world from an alien invasion. Priyanka Chopra, Pedro Pascal and Christian Slater play the main roles.


7. 30 minutes or less

For fans of: Buddy comedies, stupid heists | It is good?: To be honest, it’s kind of unforgettable

Do you remember the stoner action comedies era, which was always about a couple of guys getting themselves into trouble? That’s very much that. Jesse Eisenberg plays a pizza delivery guy who through a series of unfortunate events finds himself with a bomb on his chest that will explode if he doesn’t rob a bank in 10 hours. He’s dragging his best friend (Aziz Ansari) into all this chaos, and as you can imagine, kidnappings ensue. Danny McBride and Nick Swardson play the lead roles.

8. The Netflix after party

For fans of: Uh, Netflix? | It is good?: It’s a talk show that always has Netflix as the main topic if that’s your thing

This is a Netflix show where David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes sit in a room and talk to people who play about these Netflix shows on other Netflix shows. If you love synergies, be sure to try these out.

9. Death by 2020

For fans of: I hate 2020, mockumentaries, the Black Mirror people | It is good?: Ugh, no

Black Mirror producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones made this mockumentary with an expiration date of around five minutes, which records the worst year in recent memory in a satirical format. There’s a lot of COVID talk and a lot of electoral talk in case you were hoping to learn more about those two things. On the plus side, there are many of your favorite stars popping up, including Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Jones, Lisa Kudrow, and Kumail Nanjiani.

10. The Queen’s Game

For fans of: Chess, drugs and character drama | It is good?: It’s one of the best shows of the year

Budding superstar Anya Taylor-Joy (she was cast as Young Furiosa in the next Mad Max movie) stars in this literary adaptation as Beth Harmon, a brilliant but troubled chess master in Kentucky in the 1950s. She was an orphan who developed an incredible skill for playing in her teens, but also a debilitating addiction to pills that calmed her obsessed mind. It’s a detailed character study of brilliance and madness that is usually reserved for male characters. It comes from one of Netflix’s limited series producers, Godless’ Scott Frank.

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