Netflix Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Trending Today, January 3

Giancarlo Esposito, Kaleidoscope


While you lounged around in your new pajamas and watched bad Christmas movies, Netflix had a busy holiday break, pumping out tons of new releases that have made it onto the Netflix Top 10 Movies and Shows lists. The most-watched show of the new year goes to Kaleidoscope, a heist drama with a tempting gimmick: You can watch the episodes in any order (but let’s be real: hitting “watch next episode” is still the easiest, and that’s what we’ll all do). Other shows new to the list since we last checked in include the spy thriller Treason, the Korean drama The Glory, and Ginny & Georgia, which people are watching in anticipation of Season 2. On the movies list, it’s no surprise that Glass Onion is No. 1, followed by Noah Baumbach’s perplexing White Noise and the family film Matilda: The Musical

But as we all know, 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

  • Nothing! Enjoy your day by watching something old!

Today’s Top 10 Netflix TV Shows

Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey, Ginny & Georgia

Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey, Ginny & Georgia


1. Kaleidoscope

For fans of: Streaming gimmicks, freedom of choice, heists
Is it good?: It’s a decent thriller unnecessarily packaged in a “watch in any order you want” format
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. Wednesday

For fans of: Supernatural teen dramas, Tim Burton, goths
Is it good?: It feels algorithmically generated, but the algorithm knows what people want
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. Emily in Paris

For fans of: Rom-coms by the numbers, American idiocy
Is it good?: It’s not very good, but you’ll click “watch next episode” anyway
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

4. The Recruit

For fans of: Noah Centineo, the CIA
Is it good?: Absolutely not
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

5. Treason

For fans of: Spy thrillers, short series
Is it good?: It’s an okay British espionage miniseries
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

6. The Glory

For fans of: K-dramas, revenge stories, creepy schoolgirls
Is it good?: Fans of Korean television will gobble up this sinister vengeance story
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

7. Ginny & Georgia

For fans of: High school dramas, murder dramas, and relationship dramas all in one
Is it good?: It’s an addictive, twisty, genre-bending binger (Season 2 comes out Jan. 5)
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

8. The Witcher: Blood Origin

For fans of: The Witcher, unnecessary prequels
Is it good?: Keep your coin in your pocket and just wait for the new season of the flagship series [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

9. Lady Voyeur

For fans of: Sexy times, murder mysteries, lots of near-nudity, some regular nudity
Is it good?: No, but you’ll watch anyway when no one is watching you
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

10. Alice in Borderland

For fans of: Squid Game, deadly games
Is it good?: Yep
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

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Today’s Top 10 Netflix Movies

Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, White Noise

Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, White Noise

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1. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

For fans of: Knives Out, fun mysteries, great casts
Is it good?: You betcha [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. White Noise

For fans of: Polarizing movies, family dramas, airborne toxic events
Is it good?: Some say yes, some say hell no
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. Matilda: The Musical

For fans of: Emma Thompson, Roald Dahl’s Matilda
Is it good?: Yep, good family fun
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

4. Trolls

For fans of: Little weird-looking things, kids movies
Is it good?: Yeah it’s fine
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

5. The Invitation

For fans of: Family reunions, horror films
Is it good?: It wants to be good, but it is not
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

6. Bullet Train

For fans of: Deadpool-esque direction and humor, blood, Bad Bunny
Is it good?: It’s just fine, but it’s exactly what it needs to be
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

7. Sing 2

For fans of: Singing animals, famous voices, popular music
Is it good?: Kids absolutely love it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

8. No Escape

For fans of: Americans in foreign lands, Owen Wilson being serious
Is it good?: There’s no escape from this bad movie
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

9. The Bad Guys

For fans of: Cool-looking animation, that Billie Eilish song
Is it good?: Kids love it because it’s a lot of fun
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

10. The Longest Yard

For fans of: Adam Sandler, prison, football
Is it good?: It’s just fine
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: n/a

Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows and Movies lists and new releases for Tuesday, Jan. 3

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