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The best Netflix films and shows in 2020

Netflix is the perfect way to spend time with your family when you have a little down time. So, we compiled a list of the best Netflix films and TV shows that are available on the service for you to binge-watch at home! From documentaries about gender equality in India to movies starring Sandra Bullock, there’s something for everyone.

With a wide variety of different shows and movies, Netflix can provide hours of entertainment for all ages. In this blog post we are going to share some recommendations that will be great for the whole family!

Netflix is an online streaming service that offers a variety of Television shows, movies, and documentaries. There are thousands of films and dramas available on Netflix. It is hard to find a movie or a series that fits your mood best among thousands of options.

Best Netflix content

In the following section, we have shortlisted the best Netflix films and shows to watch. The streaming network itself shortlisted these programs, so you’ll find some stuff here. 

1. American Murder: The Family Next Door

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Directed by Jenny Popplewell, and it was released on Netflix on September 30, 2020

Number one on the list is American Murder: The Family Next Door. The movie is a must-watch if you’re a fan of murder movies. The story revolves around a California based family called the Watts. It depicts how Christopher Watts brutely killed his pregnant wife and two daughters and then hid their bodies in the oil field.

2.  Emily in Paris

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Written by Darren Star, the comedy series is available on Netflix to add a bit of humor to your life. 

“Emily In Paris,” an American television comedy series, Emily deals with the life of an American woman who moves to Paris. The series showcases the woman’s struggles in the new space—her efforts to a job and anything expected in a new culture. The writer of the series is Darren Star, and it was released on Netflix on October 2, 2020.

 3. Schitt’s Creek

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Written by Dan and Eugene Levy, the series was released on Netflix on October 3, 2020.

Schitt’s Creek is a heartwarming, comedy Canadian series. The series is based on a wealthy Rose family that suddenly runs out of money and has to move to a small town called Schitt’s Creek. It tells all afflictions and troubles that the Rose family had to encounter in the small town.

4. Ratched

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The series is available on Netflix since September 18, 2020, so you could watch it there. 

Ratched is an American thrilling television series based on the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” written by Ken Kesey’s in 1962. The story revolves around a nurse named Ratched, who gets pleasure in teasing the patients-Oops, never heard of a nurse doing that.

5. The Outpost

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Directed by Rod Lurie, the movie is one of the favorites on Netflix.  

The Outpost is an American war film based on the Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, written by Jake Tapper. It tells the story of 53 brave American soldiers fighting against the Taliban in northeastern Afghanistan.

6.  Enola Holmes

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If you’re a Sherlock Holmes fan, you might consider watching the adventures of Enola Holmes as well.

Enola Holmes is a mysterious American movie based on a book written by Nancy Springer. The story revolves around Enola Holmes, sister of Sherlock Holmes, who travels to London to find her missing mother. Directed by Harry Bradbeer, the movie has been people’s favorite on Netflix since September 23, 2020.

7. Yogi Bear

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Fun for the kids and the whole family. Yogi Bear is one of the best Netflix films for children

Yogi Bear is a humorous animated television film and show, released on October 1, 2020. Hanna-Barbera created the character. It is the oldest animated character as it first appeared on television in 1958.

8. Welcome to Sudden Death

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Who doesn’t love actions films? This one is certainly a guilty pleasure.

Directed by Dallas Jackson, Welcome to Sudden Death is a thrilling movie based on the story of Jesse Freeman, an ex-special force officer, who gets a job as a security guard in a basketball stadium where he saves his daughter and team’s owner from terrorists. 

9.  Evil

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Supernatural lovers, be ready.

Evil is an American thrilling Television series created by Robert King and Michelle King. The series involves three main characters; Herbers (forensic psychologist ), Mandvi (expert in handling instruments ), and Acosta ( former journalist ), who investigate supernatural incidents. The masterpiece was released on Netflix on October 1, 2020.

10. Big Daddy

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An oldie, but goodie. This film is one of Adam Sandlers funniest bodies of work.

Big Daddy is an American comedy film, added to Netflix on October 1, 2020. It deals with the story of a man named Sonny Koufax. His girlfriend abandoned Koufax, so he adopts a five-year-old boy, Julian, to win his girlfriend back by taking care of the child. 


This is just a small selection of good content on Netflix. And we are wondering what other people think. So have you watched any of these shows? What’s your favorite show on Netflix? We’d love to hear about your favorite shows in the comments below. 

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