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Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New and Trending Today, September 30

Fans of The Crown and Bridgerton should check out this period drama

Devrim Lingnau, The Empress

Devrim Lingnau, The Empress


You have to hand it to the royals: They make for good TV. The German historical drama The Empress, about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, has already dethroned most of Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows on the way to the No. 2 spot on the list. It should tide you over until The Crown returns in November. There's also a new addition to the rankings over on the movies side, where the 2020 thriller Inheritance, starring Lily Collins, joins the list at No. 6. It's still no match for Blonde, though.

But 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

  • Anikulapo: A man gets a second chance at life when he encounters a mystical bird.
  • Entergalactic: Kid Cudi's animated music special follows a pair of artists taking a chance on love in New York City.
  • Floor Is Lava Season 3: The reality competition returns. Floor's still lava!
  • Human Playground: Idris Elba narrates this docuseries about unique sports.
  • Phantom Pups: A boy moves into a haunted house with three ghost pups and tries to help them turn back into real dogs.
  • Rainbow: This Spanish film about a teenager's coming-of-age journey takes loose inspiration from The Wizard of Oz.
  • What We Leave Behind: Filmmaker Iliana Sosa pays tribute to her grandfather and their relationship across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Today's Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Evan Peters, Dahmer

Evan Peters, Dahmer


1. Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

For fans of: The Ryan Murphy effect, true crime
Is it good?: It's better than Netflix's lack of promotion would've had you believe
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. The Empress

For fans of: The Crown, Victoria, Bridgerton
Is it good?: Yes, it's a well made period drama that'll reel you in
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: n/a

3. Dynasty

For fans of: Messy rich families
Is it good?: It's a soapy CW drama, so it's pretty much exactly what you expect
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

4. El Rey, Vicente Fernández

For fans of: Music, true stories, Jaime Camil
Is it good?: It's a fun, easy watch
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

5. Cobra Kai

For fans of: The Karate Kid, the '80s, the Valley
Is it good?: Five seasons in, it's still really great
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

6. In the Dark

For fans of: Drunk protagonists, amateur detectives
Is it good?: It's a little silly, but mostly in a fun way
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 5

7. Fate: The Winx Saga

For fans of: Supernatural teens, fairies, TV-MA adaptations of children's shows
Is it good?: It's not even good for a Netflix supernatural teen drama
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

8. Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes

For fans of: True crime, clowns
Is it good?: It's great if you like learning about serial killers
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 10

9. The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist

For fans of: That famous Alexis Neiers clip, the early 2000s
Is it good?: It doesn't tell you anything new, and it's pretty bad
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

10. Cocomelon

For fans of: Wearing diapers, nap time, early developmental brain stimulation
Is it good?: It's a YouTube video for babies, basically, so it is literal Hell
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

More on Netflix:

Today's Top 10 Netflix Movies

Ana de Armas, Blonde

Ana de Armas, Blonde


1. Blonde

For fans of: Marilyn Monroe, Ana de Armas
Is it good?: It's disappointingly bad and generally disrespectful to Monroe
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 1

2. Lou

For fans of: Women on the run
Is it good?: This Allison Janney-Jurnee Smollett action thriller should've been more thrilling
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 2

3. A Jazzman's Blues

For fans of: The Tyler Perry effect, forbidden love
Is it good?: It's a sweet, emotional film
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 3

4. Elysium

For fans of: Movie trivia — Matt Damon's starring role was offered to Eminem, but he was only willing to do it if it filmed in Detroit 
Is it good?: It's not as good as it could be, but it's not bad
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 4

5. The Munsters

For fans of: When extreme horror directors make family movies (it's directed by Rob Zombie)
Is it good?: It's sweet and sincere, though not particularly memorable
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 5

6. Inheritance

For fans of: Powerful families with very dark secrets
Is it good?: It is not!
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: n/a

7. Father Stu

For fans of: Movies so Catholic Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson are in them
Is it good?: Father forgive me, but no
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 6

8. Despicable Me 2

For fans of: Minions
Is it good?: Actually, sure
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 8

9. Sing 2

For fans of: Singing animals, famous voices, popular music
Is it good?: Kids absolutely love it
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 9

10. Do Revenge

For fans of: Strangers on a Train, Gen Z icons Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke
Is it good?: It's very fun
Trailer | Yesterday's rank: 7

Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Friday, Sept. 30

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Julia Garner, Ozark

Julia Garner, Ozark

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