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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New and Trending Today, August 8

Uncharted is charting high

Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland, Uncharted

Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland, Uncharted

Sony Pictures

Movies that do well in theaters also do well on streaming. The Batman is the most-watched movie on HBO Max. So it's no surprise that Uncharted, the tenth-highest-grossing movie of 2022 so far, went straight to No. 1 on Netflix's Top 10 movies chart when it hit the streaming service this weekend. It's still No. 1 on Netflix on Monday, Aug. 8, and we anticipate it will be there for a few more days. The No. 1 TV show is The Sandman. People waited 30 years for this show, and now that it's finally out, they're watching the hell out of Gwendoline Christie's take on Lucifer.

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

  • Code Name: Emperor: Spanish espionage flick about an intelligence agent who's having second thoughts about his assignment of destroying a politician's career
  • Team Zenko Go: Season 2: A wholesome kids' show about a team of children who help out around town

Today's Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Gwendoline Christie, The Sandman

Gwendoline Christie, The Sandman

Laurence Cendrowicz/Netflix

1. The Sandman

For fans of: Expensive fantasy, great casts
Is it good?: It was worth the 25+ year wait [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. Virgin River

For fans of: Hallmark movies
Is it good?: It's an incredibly popular, incredibly soapy romance drama
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: 4

4. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

For fans of: The '90s, cultural documentaries, Korn 
Is it good?: Is Fred Durst a meathead? [Review]
Trailer  | Yesterday's rank: 3

5. 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: 5

6. Uncoupled

For fans of: Neil Patrick Harris, Sex and the City for men
Is it good?: It's just OK
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

7. Alone

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

8. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

For fans of: Cute Korean dramas, The Good Doctor
Is it good?: This international hit about a lawyer with autism is pretty darling!
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

9. 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: 9

10. Pawn Stars

For fans of: Negotiation!
Is it good?: It's the same thing over and over and over again, but it's engaging in its way
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: n/a

Today's Top 10 Netflix Movies

Joo Won, Carter

Joo Won, Carter


1. 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: 1

2. Purple Hearts

For fans of: Health insurance, the military, the music industry
Is it good?: It's bad
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

3. Carter

For fans of: South Korean action movies
Is it good?: If you want to watch something totally absurd, you could do worse
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

4. Wedding Season

For fans of:  Fake dating, weddings, paint-by-numbers rom-com premises
Is it good?: This Indian movie's story has been done a million times, but this is a cute take on it
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

5. 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: 3

6. The Age of Adaline

For fans of: Blake Lively looking good through the years, weird incestuous 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: 5

7. Sing 2

For fans of: Singing animals, famous voices, popular music
Is it good?: Kids absolutely love it
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

8. 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: 7

9. The Informer

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

10. Flight

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

Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Monday, Aug. 8

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Jason Bateman, Ozark

Jason Bateman, Ozark