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What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Rankings on January 26

Fate: The Winx Saga continues to dominate

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Abigail Cowen, Fate: The Winx Saga

The Netflix Top 10 list won't tell you how many people are watching a show, but it will tell you which shows people are watching the most. The Top 10 list for Tuesday, Jan. 26 finds the fantasy YA series Fate: The Winx Saga and the Jason Statham-led action flick Homefront claiming the top two spots for the third day in a row. Rounding out the top five are the Shonda Rhimes period piece Bridgerton, the Russell Crowe crime drama The Next Three Days, and the true crime series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.

But of the Netflix Top 10, which of these shows and movies are actually worth watching? We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 list and guide you through what to binge and what to skip.

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The Best TV Shows and Movies on Netflix in January 2021

Based on Netflix's Top 10 from Tuesday, Jan. 26

 

1. Fate: The Winx Saga


For fans of: Teens who do magic, fantastical boarding schools | Is it good?: It's not the most memorable show, but it's an easy watch

Based on the Nickelodeon series Winx Club, a group of teenagers (who are also fairies) attend a magical boarding school in order to help them learn and harness their powers. Rivalry and romance ensue, as one would expect. (Yesterday's rank: 1)

 

2. Homefront


For fans of: Jason Statham, people punching each other | Is it good?: The plot's been done plenty of times, but Statham is just so good as an action movie hero

Jason Statham plays a gravelly-voiced, hat-wearing ex-DEA agent who moves to a small town with his daughter, but he quickly finds himself involved in a drug trafficking ring. As one YouTube commenter puts it, "Jason Statham in his usual kick ass and kill bad guys form. Love it, never goes out of style." (Yesterday's rank: 2)

 

3. Bridgerton


For fans of: Period pieces, a lot of sex scenes | Is it good?: It's a very fun watch that will keep you hooked

Produced by Shonda Rhimes, this period piece follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) through her first season out in London society and her rollercoaster journey of falling in love with a reluctant duke (Rege-Jean Page). It's like if Pride and Prejudice met Gossip Girl met Scandal, all in one show. (Yesterday's rank: 3)

 

4. The Next Three Days


For fans of: Russell Crowe, breaking people out of prison | Is it good?: It's pretty mediocre

Russell Crowe plays a man on a mission to break his wife (Elizabeth Banks), a murder suspect, out of prison. This movie has everything -- helicopter chase scenes, a Liam Neeson cameo -- and yet it's still nothing special. It's a remake of Pour elle, a French movie starring Diane Kruger, and you might be better off just watching that. (Yesterday's rank: n/a)



5. Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer


For fans of: True crime, feeling unsettled | Is it good?: If you're into crime docuseries, this is a must

It's Los Angeles in 1985, and a relentless serial killer who only strikes at night is terrorizing the city. That's the premise for Night Stalker, and this docuseries traces his crimes and focuses on the two detectives who set out to catch him. It's riveting, it's scary, and it's only four episodes long. (Yesterday's rank: 4)

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6. Henry Danger


For fans of: Teen superheroes, hijinks | Is it good?: Definitely, if you're a kid

This show dares to ask the question, "What if kids were superheroes?" Henry Danger centers around a 13-year-old boy who lands a job as a sidekick to a well-known superhero who lives in his town. (Yesterday's rank: 7)



7. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous


For fans of: Dinosaurs, kids saving the day | Is it good?: It's pretty cute

This animated series, which takes place before, during, and after the events of the Chris Pratt-starring film Jurassic World, follows a group of teenagers who go to visit a dinosaur adventure camp, only to find themselves stranded without help once the dinos break free and start wreaking havoc. (Yesterday's rank: 9)



8. Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio


"For fans of: Being inspired, good singers | Is it good?: If you like your TV feel-good and emotional, this is the show for you

Singer Jenni Rivera (played here by Angélica Celaya) gets her origin story told in this series that follows her unlikely rise to fame as a banda superstar." (Yesterday's rank: n/a)



9. Demon Slayer


For fans of: Slaying demons, getting revenge | Is it good?: It's one of the best anime series of the past few years

This anime series, which is an adaptation of the manga of the same name, follows a young boy who sets out to avenge his family after a demon curses his sister and leaves the rest of his family dead. (Yesterday's rank: n/a)



10. The Vanished


For fans of: Asking "what?" over and over, Anne Heche | Is it good?: Not really

This movie follows a couple on the worst vacation ever, which quickly spirals even further out of control when their daughter mysteriously vanishes and they find themselves having to take the investigation into their own hands. Anne Heche and Thomas Jane star. (Yesterday's rank: 10)

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