Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New and Trending Today, August 31

I Am a Killer


Who is a killer? I Am a Killer. Season 3 of Netflix’s declarative true crime series debuts at No. 2 on the streaming service’s Daily Top 10 TV shows list for Wednesday, Aug. 31. Netflix knows the rules of supply and demand; there’s demand for interviews with death row inmates, so it supplies them. The No. 1 show is still Echoes, the Michelle Monaghan-led limited series that has surprisingly strong staying power — it’s been in the top spot for almost two weeks — while the No. 1 movie is the Kevin Hart-Mark Wahlberg buddy comedy Me Time. Meanwhile, The Gray Man has slid off the chart for the first time since it was released in late July.

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.

Netflix’s New Releases Today

  • Club América vs Club América:Docuseries about the successful but controversial Mexican football club América.
  • Family Secrets: The titular things come out on a couple’s wedding day in this Polish drama series. 
  • I Came By: Hugh Bonneville stars in this twisty thriller about a corrupt judge who is even worse than you think. 

Today’s Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Arden Cho, Partner Track

Arden Cho, Partner Track


1. Echoes

For fans of: The “psychological thriller limited series on Netflix” genre
Is it good?: Has any “psychological thriller limited series on Netflix” been good?
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. I Am a Killer

For fans of: Listening to convicts reflect on their lives
Is it good?: It’s interesting and has more nuance than the average Netflix true crime show 
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

3. Partner Track

For fans of: Shondaland vibes minus the Shonda touch
Is it good?: It’s really bad, and not even in the fun way
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

4. The Sandman

For fans of: Skewed aspect ratios that make you wonder if there’s something wrong with your TV
Is it good?: Is it perfect? No. Was it still worth the 25+ year wait? Yes. [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

5. High Heat

For fans of: Telenovelas with a lot of episodes, Station 19
Is it good?: It’s as melodramatic as you want it to be
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

6. Selling the OC

For fans of: Selling Sunset, getting The OC theme song stuck in your head
Is it good?: It’s bingeable, which according to Netflix is the same as being good 
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

7. Stranger Things

For fans of: Stranger Things, ’80s kids getting into hijinks and battling monsters
Is it good?: It’s not as great as it once was, but it’s still one of the most entertaining shows on TV
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

8. Never Have I Ever

For fans of: Teen romance, teen drama, John McEnroe
Is it good?: Season 3 is as funny, smart, and heartfelt as ever [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

9. Virgin River

For fans of: Hallmark movies
Is it good?: It’s an incredibly popular, incredibly soapy romance drama
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

10. Mo

For fans of: Ramy, finding humor in the immigrant experience
Is it good?: It’s fantastic, heartfelt, and very funny
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

More on Netflix:

Today’s Top 10 Netflix Movies

Sing 2

Sing 2

1. Me Time

For fans of: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Hart, watching men over the age of 40 party
Is it good?: Of course it’s not
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. That’s Amor

For fans of: Getting swept off your feet by a Spanish chef
Is it good?: Así así
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul

For fans of: Basketball scams, degenerate gambling
Is it good?: Yes, but I’m still Team Rasheed Wallace
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

4. Sing 2

For fans of: Singing animals, famous voices, popular music
Is it good?: Kids absolutely love it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

5. Loving Adults

For fans of: Danish thrillers, cheating husbands, wives out for revenge
Is it good?: It’s very watchable garbage
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

6. Look Both Ways

For fans of: Sliding Doors, Lili Reinhart, rom-coms
Is it good?: It’s just OK
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

7. Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist

For fans of: Catfish, reevaluating old news stories
Is it good?: Yeah, it’s a pretty good sports documentary
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

8. Day Shift

For fans of: Vampire hunters, Jamie Foxx
Is it good?: It’s a goofy vampire movie that works better as a weird trailer than a full movie
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

9. Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee

For fans of: The AOL dial-up noise, but make it Tiger King
Is it good?: Nah
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

10. Uncharted

For fans of: Inferior Indiana Jones imitators, video game adaptations
Is it good?: It shows that Tom Holland can be a movie star outside of Marvel, but it’s not good
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Wednesday, Aug. 31

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