Must-watch Netflix TV shows and movies – shared by The Organised Housewife community – to help us all survive self-isolation.
A few weeks ago I asked my Instagram community to tell me what they were watching on Netflix. I was planning on scheduling in some relaxation time for myself, but little did I realise we would all be in desperate need of these Netflix suggestions! Many of us are now at home with the kids as we bunker down and wait for this horrible time to pass. With the whole country grinding to a slower pace, I thought we could all try to shelve the stress for a moment and take some time to enjoy these Netflix movies and TV shows.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Outlander – This epic tale adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of fantasy-romance novels focuses on the drama of two time-crossed lovers.
Instant Hotel – Teams of Australian homeowners compete for the title of best Instant Hotel by staying overnight in each other’s rentals and rating their experience.
Schitt’s Creek – Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: Schitt’s Creek. I have been told that this series is fabulous!
Animal Kingdom – When his mother dies, Joshua “J” Cody moves to his estranged grandmother’s seaside house, where he becomes entangled in the family’s life of crime.
Sex Education – Insecure Otis has all the answers when it comes to sex advice, thanks to his therapist mom. So rebel Maeve proposes a school sex-therapy clinic.
Shameless – This dramedy based on a British series centres on siblings in a dysfunctional Chicago family who struggle while coping with their alcoholic father.
Queen Of The South – Forced to work for a cartel that recently killed her boyfriend, Teresa relies on her street smarts, a loyal pal and a mysterious notebook to survive.
Toy Boy – After seven years in a Málaga prison, a male stripper is released pending retrial and sets out to prove his lover framed him for her husband’s murder.
The Bonfire Of Destiny – After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayals, deceptions and romantic turmoil. Inspired by real events.
Good Girls – Three suburban moms orchestrate a local grocery store heist to escape financial ruin and establish independence – together.
The Stranger – When a stranger makes a shocking claim about his wife, family man Adam Price becomes entangled in a mystery as he desperately searches for answers.
Love Is Blind – Nick and Vanessa Lachey host this social experiment where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person. I’m told this is a very light-hearted series that’s easy to watch.
Kominsky Method – Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older.
Grace and Frankie – They’re not friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie begin to bond in this Emmy-nominated series.
Virgin River – Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what – and who – she finds.
Anne With An E – A plucky orphan whose passions run deep finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother. Based on “Anne of Green Gables.”
The Crown – This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
Suits – When he impresses a big lawyer with his razor-sharp mind, a college dropout scores a coveted associate job, even though he has no legal credentials.
You – A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
How To Get Away With Murder – Brilliant criminal defence attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students, become involved in a twisted murder case.
Ugly Delicious – All the flavour, none of the nonsense. Star chef David Chang leads friends on a mouthwatering, cross-cultural hunt for the world’s most satisfying grub.
Goop Lab – Leading with curiosity, Gwyneth Paltrow and her goop team look at psychedelics, energy work and other challenging wellness topics.
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings – Eight stories celebrating family, faith, love and forgiveness come to life in this series inspired by Dolly Parton’s iconic country music catalogue.
Glitch – A police officer and a doctor face an emotionally charged mystery when seven local residents inexplicably return from the dead in peak physical form.
The Spy – This series stars Sacha Baron Cohen – in a very different role from him hilarious “Borat” character! Set in the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.
Locke & Key – After their dad’s murder, three siblings move with their mom to his ancestral estate, where they discover magical keys that unlock powers — and secrets.
Vampire Diaries – Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena.
Secret City – A relentless muckraker pushes for truth and transparency in Australia’s corridors of political power, despite threats to her life and career.
The Fall – A detective superintendent battles her own personal demons as she tries to get inside the head of a serial killer hiding behind a family-man facade.
Watch The Fall (seasons 1, 2 & 3) now on Netflix.
Always A Bridesmaid – Never married but always at weddings, a copy editor finally dives into the dating pool but wonders if her love story involves staying single forever.
The Wish Man – After surviving a life-threatening accident, a troubled cop finds new purpose when he bonds with a terminally ill little boy. Based on a true story.
Watch The Wish Man now on Netflix.
Spenser Confidential – Mark Wahlberg… what’s not to like?! Spenser, an ex-cop and ex-con, teams up with aspiring fighter Hawk to uncover a sinister conspiracy tied to the deaths of two Boston police officers.
Pitch Perfect 3 – With college long behind them, acapella stars, the Bellas, reunite for a competition abroad that tests their range and friendship.
Watch Pitch Perfect 3 now on Netflix.
All The Bright Places – Two teens facing personal struggles form a powerful bond as they embark on a cathartic journey chronicling the wonders of Indiana.
The Shack – I have been told that tissues will be needed for this flick. After suffering a tragic loss, Mack Phillips seeks answers from a mysterious letter urging him to visit a deserted shack in the Oregon wilderness.
Watch The Shack now on Netflix.
Uncut Gems – This is a very different film for Adam Sandler – not a comedy, but actually very good if you like crime thrillers! Sandler is a fast-talking New York City jeweller who has debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, he decides to risk everything in the hopes of staying afloat and alive.
Watch Uncut Gems now on Netflix.
The Trials Of Gabriel Fernandez – A boy’s brutal murder and the public trials of his guardians and social workers prompt questions about the system’s protection of vulnerable children. I have been told this is a very sad documentary.
Babies – From nature to nurture, this docu-series explores the groundbreaking science that reveals how infants discover life during their very first year.
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WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX AT THE MOMENT?
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