Hi everyone! I know that a big part of college for a lot of students is Netflix. If you aren’t sure what Netflix is, it’s a streaming service that provides thousands of TV Shows and Movie titles. If you asked any of my friends, they’d tell you I’m a Netflix expert, so I thought I’d share my 10 favorite TV Shows and my 10 Favorite Movies available to stream on Netflix US.
Throughout this post, you’ll find direct links to the separate shows and movies, as well as a couple photos of some of my favorite blankets, slippers and mugs to make these picks even more enjoyable!!
Please leave a comment down below with your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix, I’m always looking for new ideas! Let’s get started.
1. “Parks and Recreation”
Parks is one of my absolute favorite shows of all time!!! I know so many people have watched it, but I would’ve felt remiss if I didn’t include it on this lineup. It follows the stories and adventures of Leslie Knope and the rest of the Parks Department of Pawnee, Indiana. I’d recommend trying this show out to anyone. But, I do recommend maybe watching the first episode of season one and then skipping to season two. I did this when I first watched, and it really helped me since the first season doesn’t compare to the rest! It’s funny. It’s heartwarming. It’s the best!
2. “Grey’s Anatomy”
Grey’s had to make the list! If you haven’t given into the hype about this show yet, you’re missing out. I haven’t really kept up with the recent episodes, but that’s because I think that the Netflix episodes (aka alllll the earlier seasons!) are the best! I love following these surgeons and their love lives and personal traumas. It’ll get you hooked immediately! It’s one of the best out there.
3. “The Office”
This is another given! The Office is one of the best shows on television. But, I will say it takes a certain sense of humor. If you haven’t seen this or Parks, I’d recommend watching Parks first and then the Office. That helps your humor get used to the dryness that is found within the Office! Steve Carell is the best, and I personally didn’t watch much after he left the show, but I’ve seen every episode he’s in over 5 or 6 times! They’re all just so good!
4. “The People v. OJ Simpson”
This OJ Simpson American Crime Story is one of the best things I’ve found on Netflix to date. It’s very interesting, informative and really gives insight to the OJ trial. I really like how it’s not just a documentary with different narrators or other investigators, but rather acted out with different actors and actresses fully reenacting every scene from start to finish. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the OJ trial, I’d definitely recommend this documentary-series.
5. “The Great British Baking Show”
Two of my friends Ally & Claire introduced me to this baking show, and I’ve loved watching it! I remember the days when “Chopped” and other Food Network hits were on Netflix, but unfortunately those are gone so I’ve started watching this! I love watching random episodes here and there whenever I’m in the mood for a feel-good show that I don’t have to pay attention to very much. I love this fun show!
6. “Santa Clarita Diet”
This is another really light-hearted, comedy show. I’ll be the first one to say it, the acting is a littlllllllle cheeeeesy but in a good way!! I love Drew Barrymore and she did a really good job in this series. It’s about a seemingly normal suburban family who’s mother actually can only eat humans for nutrition. It’s funny and it’s one of those shows you’ll watch in just a couple days! I wish there were more episodes.
7. “Hart of Dixie”
I LOVE “Hart of Dixie.” It’s such a good show that follows a New York surgeon down to the boondocks of southern Alabama where she works at a general practice family office. It’s such a heartwarming show, and every episode makes you smile while still leaving you wanting to know what happens next. I will say too that the series finale of this series is one of the best one’s I’ve seen. It’s amazing!
“Riverdale” is a really good mystery show, that again, I’ll admit has a littlleee bit of cheesy acting. But, it’s still SO GOOD!! This is one of those shows you’ll watch so quick because you’ll be hooked. It follows a very intriguing mystery that clouds the town of Riverdale among a group of high school students. This is another one that has a current season going on right now, but I’m waiting for the Netflix episodes that I can binge watch!
9. “Criminal Minds”
“Criminal Minds” is one of my favorite shows of all time. My mom used to watch this so I was intrigued from the beginning, and have gone back and rewatched so many of the episodes in order a couple times! Its a crime TV show that follows the FBI profiling unit across the country solving serial killer murders. It’s a show I might have to follow with an episode of “Parks” if I’m watching before bed, but it’s still one to definitely check out!
10. “The Crown”
My bestie Savannah and her mom recommended this show to me, and I’ve loved watching it! It’s a Netflix original series that follows the beginnings of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and how she came to be Queen. What’s really interesting about this show is that with every subsequent season they’ll be tracking a new period of her life and reign with new actors showing their aging all the way up to present time. I can’t wait for those newer ones!
1. “Miss. Congeniality” (1 & 2)
I recently stumbled back upon this movie sequence and was reminded of how good they are! I’m sure everyone’s seen this movie, but if you haven’t seen it in a while I recommend going back and watching them again because watching Sandra Bullock as an undercover FBI agent during a Miss. America pageant never gets old! WOW! I just watched this on Netflix last month and they’re gone! I’m sorry!
I felt obligated to include a couple of my favorite kids movies in this list! My friends would all tell you that I’m always a fan of kids cartoons. They’re so good, and “Sing” is definitely one of the best! I love the ups and downs that this movie takes you through and allllll of the songs and the cute little animated animals. It’s really entertaining!
This Disney princess movie is one of my favorites on Netflix. I’ve seen it so many times, and it only gets better! The empowering story of Moana full of songs and joy is a great one to watch when you need a mood booster. I love Dwayne Johnson’s renditions of allll the original songs and the storyline!!! I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a good, happy movie, or if you’re a babysitter, all kids love it too!
This documentary is the best documentary I have ever seen. I remember the first time I watched it, it was 2 a.m. and I immediately felt empowered and wanted to make a change. This documentary follows the controversy surrounding SeaWorld and their killer whales. I really think this documentary is both informative and still intriguing, as they have so many old trainers from SeaWorld who share behind the scenes stories of the treatment of the whales. It’s a must-watch!
5. “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”
This movie is a classic one, and is definitely my favorite romantic comedy. I love the funny and light-hearted vibe between both Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, and the whole movie is just the sweetest!!! If you haven’t seen this one, you should run to watch!
I’m a huge fan of movies that make me laugh, no matter how some may think they’re dumb. “Masterminds” for me is one that makes me laugh SO hard, but my other friends thought was a little dumb haha. But I think it’s really good, I love Zach Galifianakis and he never fails to put a smile on my face! It follows the true story of one of the biggest bank heists in America’s history. The story is really cool, and the comedy rendition is spot on.
This one is a little random, but I’m a huge fan of mockumentaries. That is, a comedy movie that’s a fake documentary. “Popstar” staring Andy Samburg is one of the more famous mockumentaries and one of my favorite movies of all time!! But “Mascots” is a movie that follows a bunch of different mascots as they travel to a mascot competition. The humor is definitely a little dry, but it’s still really funny and has a good storyline.
8. “Wedding Crashers”
This movie to me is another classic comedy, that’s a great movie to have on Netflix! Vince Vaughn is one of my favorite actors, and this is one of his best movies! This movie follows two friends who think they know the best way to get girls — spoiler alert it’s by crashing weddings. It’s a must watch!
9. “A Christmas Prince”
This is probably the most random pick on this list, but I watched this over the holiday season and loved it! It’s again full of ~cheesy~ acting, but the storyline is just too good! It follows a New York journalist who finds herself in this random country engulfed in alllll the Royal drama in a very unique way. The storyline is so heart-warming, and it’s a great reminder that even though it’s January, the holidays are (sort-of) right around the corner!
10. “Good Kids”
This is another really good heartwarming movie. My friend Grant recommended this to me, and I came out of watching it in the best mood ever! It follows some really hard working high school grads who want to let loose before they head to their first semester in college. It’s a great comedy that takes you through the mindsets of some very book-smart kids navigating the world of street-smarts. Highly recommend!
Well, there you have it, my 10 favorite Netflix TV shows and movies! I loved making this post and got the urge to rewatch every. single. item. on this list! I could’ve gone on and on with some more favorites, but these are the cream of the crop. If you guys want me to do another post like this, definitely let me know! I have some favorites too on Hulu and other streaming channels!
I hope you guys liked how I included some of my favorite comfy things throughout the post. I also just posted my current favorite comfy outfit (which includes the slippers!) at the bottom of my 5 minute makeup routine post if you’re interested!
What are your favorite Netflix TV shows and movies? Be sure to let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!