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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New and Trending Today, August 16

Jamie Foxx's Day Shift is the top movie of the day

Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg, Day Shift

Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg, Day Shift

Andrew Cooper/Netflix

Netflix's Top 10 list for movies is led by both a Foxx and a Dogg. Jamie Foxx's new film Day Shift, in which he plays a vampire hunter and Snoop Dogg plays his buddy, is once again on top, and why not? This is just the kind of summer candy that Netflix subscribers gorge themselves on. On a similar note, Never Have I Ever is the most popular Netflix show today, as the world waits with bated breath to see who Devi ends up with. (Choose independence, Devi! Don't let a man define you!) Things may get shaken up tomorrow with the sports docuseries Untold, which debuts today.

But who said that popular was the same as good? Below, we list 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.

Netflix's New Release Today

  • Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist: Season 2 of the sports docuseries follows the Manti Te'o scandal in which the college football player was catfished by a scammer and ridiculed by a nation

Today's Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Anthony Templet, I Just Killed My Dad

Anthony Templet, I Just Killed My Dad


1. Never Have I Ever

For fans of: Teen romance, teen drama, John McEnroe
Is it good?: Season 3 is as funny, smart, and heartfelt as ever [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. The Sandman

For fans of: Expensive fantasy, great casts
Is it good?: It was worth the 25+ year wait [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

3. Locke & Key

For fans of: Keys, teens, supernatural occurrences
Is it good?: It gets a solid send-off in its third and final season
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

4. Instant Dream Home

For fans of: Extreme Home Makeover, but faster
Is it good?: It's fun but very stressful
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

5. I Just Killed My Dad

For fans of: Deeply disturbing true crime
Is it good?: It's a crazy story told in a maximally sordid way, if that's what you're into
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

6. Stranger Things

For fans of: Stranger Things, '80s kids getting into hijinks and battling monsters
Is it good?: 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: 5

7. Virgin River

For fans of: Hallmark movies
Is it good?: It's an incredibly popular, incredibly soapy romance drama
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

8. Riverdale

For fans of: Complete absurdity, cults, bathing suits
Is it good?: Season 6 of The CW's hot mess just dropped, and it's full bananas
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 9

9. Indian Matchmaking

For fans of: Eccentric people looking for love
Is it good?: It's a reality series that can be fun to watch, but it's received criticism
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

10. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

For fans of: The '90s, cultural documentaries, Korn 
Is it good?: Is Fred Durst a meathead? [Review]
Trailer  | Yesterday's rank: 10

Today's Top 10 Netflix Movies

Jamie Foxx, Day Shift

Jamie Foxx, Day Shift

Parrish Lewis/Netflix

1. Day Shift

For fans of: Vampire hunters, Jamie Foxx
Is it good?: It's a goofy vampire movie that works better as a weird trailer than a full movie
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. Uncharted

For fans of: Inferior Indiana Jones imitators, video game adaptations
Is it good?: It shows that Tom Holland can be a movie star outside of Marvel, but it's not good
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

3. Purple Hearts

For fans of: Health insurance, the military, the music industry
Is it good?: It's bad
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

4. Sing 2

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

5. The Informer

For fans of: Thinking you're watching The Informant! and getting confused when you don't see Matt Damon
Is it good?: A licky boom-boom nah 
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

6. The Nice Guys

For fans of: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, noir comedy, the '70s
Is it good?: It's a super-fun crime caper driven by Gosling and Crowe's chemistry
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

7. Flight

For fans of: Recovery stories, Denzel Washington
Is it good?: It's Denzel at his best
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 5

8. 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: 8

9. Code Name: Emperor

For fans of: Espionage, politics
Is it good?: You've seen the plot of this Spanish spy thriller so many times already
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 10

10. Wedding Season

For fans of: Fake dating, weddings, paint-by-numbers rom-com premises
Is it good?: This Indian American movie's story has been done a million times, but this is a cute take on it
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 9

Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Tuesday, Aug. 16

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