What to see on Netflix High 10 Rankings on November 2nd

Netflix’s top 10 list is like a never-ending horse race with shows battling for position, fading, and ultimately being sent to the glue factory at alarming rates (we miss you, GLOW!) However, since Netflix never delivers the correct ratings, all we pretty much know is whether a series or movie is doing well or not. In the first week of November, two new films cracked the top 4: the French action thriller Rogue City and the British horror film His House. And for some reason, Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween returned to the top 10 after Halloween.

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 Monday November 2nd

1. Holidate

For fans of: Raw and formulaic vacation-themed rom-coms | It is good?: Not even by the standards of the genre

The title makes this seem like a Christmas rom-com, but it isn’t. It’s every vacation. Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey play single people who date each other at holiday parties to avoid awkward conversations about why they’re still single. Guess what happens. It’s a slippery and retrograde crap. (Friday Rank: 1)

2. The Queen’s Gambit

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

Future superstar Anya Taylor-Joy (she was cast as Young Furiosa in the next Mad Max movie) plays Beth Harmon, a brilliant but troubled chess master in Kentucky in the 1950s, in this literary adaptation. 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. (Friday rank: 2)

3. Rogue City

For fans of: Shoot them cops who don’t obey the rules | It is good?: Ehhh, it is what it is

One of the most surprising entries in the top 10 is this French film about corrupt police officers and violent gangs in Marseille, France. If you want guns, guns, guns, and you don’t really care about story and character arcs, this is the trick. (Friday rank: n / a)

4. His house

For fans of: Out, The Haunting of Hill House / Bly Manor | Is it Well?: Damn yeah

This haunted house film adds a twist to make it stand out: it follows a pair of Sudanese refugees who are being granted asylum in London, but the government shelters they are housed in are full of ghosts. Not only is his house scary, it’s a terrifying look at what refugees go through to escape the countries and dictators they are fleeing from. (Friday rank: n / a)

5. Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

For fans of: Ancient Egypt | It is good?: Yes

This documentary follows a team of Egyptian archaeologists as they explore a previously undiscovered tomb that has been miraculously untouched for over 4,000 years. It’s a fascinating look at an extraordinary historical find. (Friday Rank: 6)

6. Over the moon

For fans of: Coco, inside out | It is good?: It’s cute

This moving animated family musical is inspired by a Chinese fairy tale about the moon goddess Chang’e. A girl, whose mother has died, builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove that the moon goddess is real. Oscar winner Glen Keane will direct and the cast includes Philippa Soo, John Cho, Margaret Cho and Ken Jeong. (Friday Rank: 5)

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7th The haunted Bly Manor

For fans of: Horror that makes you sad | It is good?: It’s not quite as good as Hill House, but it’s still very good.

Season 2 of the moody, emotionally heavy horror anthology (the first was The Haunting of Hill House) is loosely based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. If you’re not expecting a Redux from Hill House you won’t be disappointed because Bly Manor is really good, but it’s different. [TV Guide review] (Friday Rank: 8)

8. Barbarians

For fans of: Vikings | It is good?: Not as good as Vikings!

A Germanic tribe fights against the Romans in this German-language historical epic in 9 AD. It should get you on Netflix by Vikings: Valhalla as it is definitely a show you would recommend to Vikings fans. (Friday rank: 4)

9. Blood of Zeus

For fans of: The video game Hades, the anime Castlevania | It is good?: It’s ambrosia for anime fans

Netflix’s latest original anime is this violent new version of Greek mythology that follows a young man who learns that he is the son of Zeus and must fight an army of demons. It’s a cartoon, but not for kids! (Friday rank: 3)

10. Hubie Halloween

For fans of: Sandler at his silliest side | It is good?: Honestly, yes

Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix comedy is back on the list a few days after Halloween? I couldn’t tell you why. Have you seen someone dress up as Hubie Halloween for Halloween? (Friday rank: n / a)

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