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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Trending Today, December 12

Prisoners has the No. 1 spot locked down

Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners

Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners

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Since we last checked in on Netflix's top 10 movies and TV shows lists, a new movie has ascended to No. 1 and a hit series has regained the No. 1 spot on the TV list. Dark crime thriller Prisoners, acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve's breakout film from 2013, tops the movies chart on Monday, Dec. 12, his second movie to reach No. 1 on Netflix this year (the first was Blade Runner 2049, which spent a week at No. 1 in March). Over on the TV chart, Wednesday has retaken the top spot from Harry & Meghan, which was No. 1 on Friday.

But as we all know, popular doesn't necessarily mean 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.

New Netflix Shows and Movies Today

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Today's Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry & Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry & Meghan

Courtesy of Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

1. Wednesday

For fans of: Supernatural teen dramas, Tim Burton, goths
Is it good?: It feels algorithmically generated, but the algorithm knows what people want
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. Harry & Meghan

For fans of: Royal revelations
Is it good?: It's not as juicy as you might want it to be
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

3. Firefly Lane

For fans of: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, friendship, aging makeup
Is it good?: No, but it's still super addictive
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

4. The Unbroken Voice

For fans of: Telenovelas, Colombian music
Is it good?: If you like a lot of episodes
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 5

5. Too Hot to Handle

For fans of: Bikinis, hot people
Is it good?: Did you like the first three seasons? Then you'll probably like this one
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

6. Snack vs. Chef

For fans of: Netflix food competitions
Is it good?: It's no Nailed It, but you'll have a great time
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

7. 1899

For fans of: Dark, how confused you were while watching Dark
Is it good?: It's a wild, moody mystery box that's worth the ride
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

8. Dead to Me

For fans of: Secrets, murder, seriously ride-or-die friendships
Is it good?: Season 3 wraps up the twisty black comedy in style
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

9. The Crown

For fans of: The royals, revenge dresses
Is it good?: It's The Crown, so of course it's good, but this season doesn't quite match up to last season
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 9

10. Love Island (USA)

For fans of: Inferior American knockoffs, abs, boobs
Is it good?: This is the CBS version, not the UK version that is on Hulu. So no.
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 10

More on Netflix:

Today's Top 10 Netflix Movies

Bullet Train

Bad Bunny and Brad Pitt, Bullet Train

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1. Prisoners

For fans of: Beautiful cinematography, ugly themes
Is it good?: It's a very good but very long crime thriller
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

2. Bullet Train

For fans of: Deadpool-esque direction and humor, blood, Bad Bunny
Is it good?: It's just fine, but it's exactly what it needs to be
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

3. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

For fans of: New takes on classic stories, that signature del Toro touch
Is it good?: It's pretty magical
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

4. Emily the Criminal

For fans of: Crushing student loan debt, smart indies
Is it good?: Yes, and Aubrey Plaza is excellent in it
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

5. Storks

For fans of: Babies, talking animals
Is it good?: It's a cute and funny family movie
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

6. God's Crooked Lines

For fans of: Murder mysteries, infiltrating mental hospitals, Shutter Island
Is it good?: It's not Netflix's best Spanish thriller, but it's not the worst, either
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

7. Troll

For fans of: Overgrown garden gnomes, blockbuster tropes, Norwegian troll movies
Is it good?: It's so much better than you think it'll be
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 5

8. 21 Jump Street

For fans of: Bros, Channing Tatum's comedy era
Is it good?: Yeah, jump on it
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

9. The Best of Me

For fans of: Sentimentality, Nicholas Sparks, James Marsden
Is it good?: It's bad even for a Nicholas Sparks adaptation
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: n/a

10. The Noel Diary

For fans of: Christmas movies, Kevin from This Is Us
Is it good?: No, but it's not supposed to be
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 10

Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Monday, Dec. 12

Netflix Top 10 TV Shows and Movies for Monday, Dec. 12
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