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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Trending Today, January 11

Pick up The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker


There's a new No. 2 on Netflix's Top 10 movies chart today: true crime documentary The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker. The grabby-titled doc tells the story of a young man named Kai Lawrence, who became a viral video star for an interview he gave after saving a woman from an attacker with his hatchet, and was later convicted of murder. It's exactly the kind of movie that you'd expect to be the No. 2 movie on Netflix's Top 10. The No. 1 movie is Christian Bale's The Pale Blue Eye, while Ginny & Georgia is the No. 1 show. 

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

  • Noise: A Mexican film about a woman whose search for her missing daughter leads her to a network of women who have also been affected by violence. 
  • Sexify Season 2: The Polish comedy about a very sexy tech startup returns for a new season. 

Today's Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Brianne Howey, Ginny & Georgia

Brianne Howey, Ginny & Georgia


1. Ginny & Georgia

For fans of: High school dramas, murder dramas, and relationship dramas all in one
Is it good?: It's an addictive, twisty, genre-bending binger
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. The Walking Dead

For fans of: Survival, shows with a lot of episodes
Is it good?: Some seasons are better than others (the final one just got added to Netflix)
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

3. New Amsterdam

For fans of: Medical dramas, getting one's tears jerked
Is it good?: Not really, but it knows what it is
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

4. Kaleidoscope

For fans of: Streaming gimmicks, freedom of choice, heists
Is it good?: It's a decent thriller unnecessarily packaged in a "watch in any order you want" format
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

5. 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: 5

6. Love Island (USA)

For fans of: Inferior American knockoffs, abs, boobs
Is it good?: This is the CBS version, not the U.K. version that is on Hulu. So no.
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

7. Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street

For fans of: Melodramatic reenactments, notorious thieves
Is it good?: Those reenactments are pretty ridiculous, but it's a fascinating story
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

8. Pressure Cooker

For fans of: Big BrotherIron Chef, unholy mixing of genres
Is it good?: It's for reality die-hards and no one else
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 9

9. Woman of the Dead

For fans of: Supernatural revenge thrillers, Austrian TV
Is it good?: It's pretty cool
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

10. Single's Inferno

For fans of: Love Island, K-dramas
Is it good?: If you like this kind of thing, definitely
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: n/a

More on Netflix:

Today's Top 10 Netflix Movies

Daniel Craig, Glass Onion

Daniel Craig, Glass Onion

John Wilson/Netflix

1. The Pale Blue Eye

For fans of: Gloom, Edgar Allan Poe
Is it good?: Reviews have been underwhelming
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

For fans of: Fun viral videos, slow falls from fame, sadness (in that order)
Is it good?: It's an interesting look at media, mental illness, and humanity
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: n/a

3. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

For fans of: Knives Out, fun mysteries, great casts
Is it good?: You betcha [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

For fans of: Robots in disguise
Is it good?: Nope! But no one cares.
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 5

5. 10 Minutes Gone

For fans of: Crappy straight-to-VOD Bruce Willis thrillers
Is it good?: No, these movies are sad
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

6. Life

For fans of: When Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence put on prosthetic makeup
Is it good?: It's pretty underrated
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

7. King Kong

For fans of: That big ol' ape
Is it good?: It's everything Peter Jackson does best
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

8. Trolls

For fans of: Little weird-looking things, kids movies
Is it good?: Yeah it's fine
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

9. Barbershop 2: Back in Business

For fans of: Cedric the Entertainer
Is it good?: It's very funny
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

10. Daddy Day Care

For fans of: Eddie Murphy family comedies
Is it good?: Wow, imagine if dads took care of kids! Ha ha ha, what a concept.
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: n/a

Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Wednesday, Jan. 11

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Angela Bundalovic, Copenhagen Cowboy

Angela Bundalovic, Copenhagen Cowboy