Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New and Trending Today, August 5

Suraj Sharma, Pallavi Sharda, Wedding Season

Suraj Sharma, Pallavi Sharda, Wedding Season

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It’s always nice when a movie’s title tells you when to watch it. Independence Day is for Independence Day, Valentine’s Day is for Valentine’s Day, and Wedding Season is for wedding season. The new Netflix rom-com about two people who pretend to date to appease their parents — and you’ll never guess what happens next — joins Netflix’s Top 10 Most Popular Movies list on Friday, Aug. 5. It makes its debut at No. 7. The only other new addition to the list is the original Men in Black, a stone cold classic. Meanwhile, the Top 10 TV Shows list is the same as it was yesterday; expect that to change over the weekend following today’s release of The Sandman.

But who said that popular was the same as good? Below we list off the Top 10 movies and shows on Netflix, and give our quick take on whether they’re actually worth watching or not. We’ve also added what’s new on Netflix today so you can find out what will be on the Top 10 list tomorrow. If you’re looking for more Netflix recommendations, we’ve compiled the best movies on Netflix and the best TV shows on Netflix.

New Netflix Releases Today

  • Carter: This Korean action flick follows an amnesiac man on a rescue mission
  • Darlings: A woman sets out for revenge against her husband in this Indian movie
  • The Informer: Joel Kinnaman stars in this 2019 British crime thriller
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie: The franchise that teaches kids to associate Renaissance artists with turtles returns
  • The Sandman: Neil Gaiman’s comics get a faithful adaptation with a great cast [Review]
  • skyfall: 007 is back in this 2012 Bond movie

Today’s Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Alexandra Breckenridge, Virgin River

Alexandra Breckenridge, Virgin River


1. Virgin River

For fans of: Hallmark movies
is it good?: It’s an incredibly popular, incredibly soapy romance drama
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. Keep Breathing

For fans of: Melissa Barrera, survival dramas
is it good?: This show about a woman stranded in the wilderness is a little cliché but super watchable
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. Stranger Things

For fans of: Stranger Things’80s kids getting into hijinks and battling monsters
is it good?: Now in its fourth season, it’s not as great as it once was, but it’s still one of the most entertaining shows on TV
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

4. Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99

For fans of: The ’90s, cultural documentaries, Korn
is it good?: Is Fred Durst a meathead?
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

5. uncoupled

For fans of: Neil Patrick Harris, Sex and the City for men
is it good?: It’s just OK
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

6. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

For fans of: cute korean dramas, The Good Doctor
is it good?: This international hit about a lawyer with Asperger’s syndrome is pretty darling!
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

7. alone

For fans of: Not dying, male vs. squirrel
is it good?: It’s a History Channel reality competition that’s great for survival enthusiasts
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

8. The Most Hated Man on the Internet

For fans of: True crime, internet ethics, watching bad men get their comeuppance
is it good?: The story, about a mom taking down a “revenge porn” site after her daughter’s photos get leaked, is crazy enough to keep you hooked
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

9. Car Masters: Rust to Riches

For fans of: cars dudes
is it good?: Do you like watching people restore cars? Then you’ll like this
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

10. All American: Homecoming

For fans of: All American
is it good?: It’s everything you love about All Americanbut at college now
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

Today’s Top 10 Netflix Movies

Sofia Carson, Purple Hearts

Sofia Carson, Purple Hearts

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1. Purple Hearts

For fans of: Health insurance, the military, the music industry
is it good?: It’s bad
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. Tower Heist

For fans of: Brett Ratner movies, Eddie Murphy, mindless entertainment
is it good?: It’s dumb fun about regular people pulling off a heist against a scammer
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. The Age of Adaline

For fans of: Blake Lively looking good through the years, weird incesty stuff framed as romance
is it good?: This fantasy about timeless romance isn’t bad and features good performances from Lively and Harrison Ford
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

4. The Gray Man

For fans of: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, big budgets, explosions
is it good?: All that money and it’s still pretty dull
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

5. Men in Black 3

For fans of: Will Smith slapping aliens, time traveling, Josh Brolin doing Tommy Lee Jones
is it good?: It’s a lot better than Men in Black 2but not as good as Men in Black OG
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

6. Sing 2

For fans of: Singing animals, famous voices, popular music
is it good?: Kids absolutely love it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

7.Wedding Season

For fans of: fake dating, weddings
is it good?: It’s cute and fun
trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

8. The 15:17 to Paris

For fans of: Real heroes playing themselves
is it good?: It’s not great, but it has some good parts
trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

9. Men in Black

For fans of: Funny-Lookin’ Aliens, Conspiracy Theories, Tommy Lee Jones
is it good?: It rules
trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

10. Spider Man 2

For fans of: Tobey “best Spider-Man” Maguire, octopuses
is it good?: It’s one of the best superhero movies ever made
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Friday, Aug. 5

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Jason Bateman, Ozark

Jason Bateman, Ozark


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