Start Your Year Off With These 20 Netflix Picks

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As new year begins, check out these picks for fresh and exciting shows and movies on Netflix.

These shows and movies range from sappy romance, to horrific thrillers.

Check out these top picks below.


10 TV shows on Netflix to watch:


1. YOU

Rating: TV-MA

Obsessed with an aspiring writer, a charming bookstore manager goes to extreme measures to insert himself into her life.

Watch this series if you like: romance, suspense, and thrillers.


2. The Office

Rating: TV-14

This hit comedy chronicles the foibles of disgruntled office workers – led by deluded boss Michael Scott – at the Dunder Mifflin paper company.

Watch this series if you like: comedy and mock documentary.


3. Riverdale

Rating: TV-14

While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, school and family, teen Archie and his gang become entangled in a dark Riverdale mystery.

Watch this series if you like: romance, suspense, and drama.


4. American Horror Story

Rating: TV-MA

This twisted Emmy-winning drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors, exploring humankind’s unsettling capacity for evil.

Watch this series if you like: horror, thriller, gory, and mysteries.


5. Pretty Little Liars

Rating: TV-14

Rudderless without their missing leader, four formerly tight high school friends band together when a blackmailer threatens to spill their dirt.

Watch this series if you like: drama, suspense, and investigation.


6. Sherlock

Rating: TV-14

In this updated take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern London in search of clues.

Watch this series if you like: mystery, drama, and suspense.


7. Black Mirror

Rating: TV-MA

This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Watch this series if you like: thriller and though-provoking processes.


8. Stranger Things

Rating: TV-14

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.

Watch this series if you like: investigation, suspense, and supernatural.


9. Switched at Birth

Rating: TV-14

In this dramatic family series, two teenagers discover they were accidentally switched at birth, setting off a chain reaction of life-altering events.

Watch this series if you like: family and drama.


10. Vampire Diaries

Rating: TV-14

Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena.

Watch this series if you like: thriller, romance, and supernatural.


10 movies on Netflix to watch:


1. Room

Rating: R

Kidnapped, confined to a tiny room and raped, a young woman gives birth to a son. When he reaches his fifth birthday, she begins plotting an escape.

Watch this movie if you like: suspense-drama.


2. Before We Go

Rating: PG-13

When a young wife is robbed before boarding a train to Boston, she meets a free-spirited musician who stays with her on the adventure of a lifetime.

Watch this movie if you like: romance and adventure-filled movies.


3. Bird Box

Rating: R

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Watch this move if you like: thriller, suspense, romance, and intriguing.


4. Spectacular Now

Rating: R

A charismatic, hard-partying young man strikes up an unlikely romance with a smart and focused young woman during their last year of high school

Watch this movie if you like: romance and life-style.


5. Avengers Infinity Wars

Rating: PG-13

Superheroes amass to stop intergalactic sociopath Thanos from acquiring a full set of Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life in the universe.

Watch this movie if you like: superheroes and adventure.


6. Coco

Rating: PG

On Dia de los Muertos, young would-be musician Miguel crosses into the afterlife on a quest to meet his ancestors and understand his family legacy.

Watch this movie if you like: children movies, Hispanic representation, and life-style.


7. You Get Me

Rating: TV-MA

After a one-night stand, Holly develops a dangerous obsession with Tyler and transfers to his high school, desperate to keep their “romance” alive.

Watch this move if you like: romance and spine-chilling.


8. Black Mirror Bandersnatch

Rating: TV-MA

In 1984, a young programmer beings to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Watch this movie if you like: interactive, thriller, and suspense.


9. The Kissing Booth

Rating: TV-14

When teenager Elle’s first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.

Watch this movie if you like: sorrow, romance, comedy, and life-style.


10. Irreplaceable You

Rating: TV-MA

A stunning cancer diagnosis spurs Abbie to seek a future girlfriend for fiancé and childhood sweetheart Sam, who’s clueless when it comes to dating.

Watch this movie if you like: romance, sorrowful, and charismatic.

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