Best Netflix shows to watch in 2020
With the whole world currently in lockdown, we thought you might need some recommendations of the best Netflix shows to watch to help pass the time. In this post, we’ll be showing you 25 must-watch Netflix shows we believe everyone needs to watch. All of these Netflix shows require a Netflix account, if you don’t already have one, create a Netflix account here. Without further ado, in no particular order, here are the best Netflix shows to watch in 2020:
When two children go missing in the German town of Winden, a sinful past is exposed along with the double lives and fractured relationships that exist among four families as they search for the kids. The mind-boggling plot of this puzzle-filled series connects a web of Winden locals to the town’s troubled history, whether they know it or not.
Release: December 1, 2017
Dark is available to watch on Netflix with optional English audio.
When a male bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring female writer, a crush quickly turns into an intense obsession. Using social media and the internet, he uses every tool at his disposal to become close to her, even going so far as to remove any obstacle, including people, that stands in his way of getting to her.
Release: September 9, 2018
You is available to watch on Netflix now.
Marty Byrde, a financial planner, relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe. While the Byrdes’ fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.
Release: July 21, 2017
Ozark is available to watch on Netflix now.
4.) The Umbrella Academy
One day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, but divergent personalities and abilities again pull the estranged family apart, and a global apocalypse is another imminent threat.
Release: February 15, 2019
The Umbrella Academy is available to watch on Netflix now.
The quiet little town of Riverdale is turned upside down after it is struck with the mysterious death of Jason Blossom, a popular high school student and member of the most powerful family in town. Archie and his friends explore the struggles of everyday life whilst taking on the haunting case of Jason Blossom. In order to solve this mystery, the group of friends must first unlock the secrets that lie buried deep beneath the surface of their hometown.
Release: January 26, 2017
6.) Money Heist (La Casa De Papel)
A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history – to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose.
Release: May 2, 2017
Money Heist (La Casa De Papel) is available to watch on Netflix with optional English audio.
7.) Stranger Things
A young boy, Will Byers, goes missing near a top-secret government laboratory. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Release: July 15, 2016
8.) Black Mirror
Set in a world only minutes from our own, “Black Mirror” unveils how modern technologies can backfire and be used against their makers. Every episode is set in a slightly different reality with different characters combating different types of technologies.
Release: December 4, 2011
When three working-class teens enrol in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.
Release: October 5, 2018
Elite is available to watch on Netflix with optional English audio.
10.) Outer Banks
A teenager enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father’s disappearance.
Release: April 15, 2020
Outer Banks is available to watch on Netflix now.
11.) Sex Education
Socially awkward high school student Otis may not have much experience in the lovemaking department, but he gets good guidance on the topic in his personal sex-ed course — living with mom Jean, who is a sex therapist. Being surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis has become a reluctant expert on the subject. When his classmates learn about his home life, Otis decides to use his insider knowledge to improve his status at school, so he teams with whip-smart bad girl Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their classmates’ problems. But through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes that he may need some therapy of his own.
Release: January 11, 2019
Sex Education is available to watch on Netflix now.
Lucifer, a demon, returns from hell to reside in Los Angeles and runs a club. He soon gets involved with the local police and assists them in solving tricky criminal cases.
Release: January 25, 2016
13.) When They See Us
In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labelled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
Episodes: 4 (Limited series)
Release: May 31, 2019
When They See Us is available to watch on Netflix now.
14.) The Rain
The world as we know it has come to an end, due to a rain-carried virus that wiped out nearly everybody in Scandinavia. Six years after that event, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of the bunker where they have been staying. After discovering all remnants of civilization gone, they join a group of fellow young survivors, and together they head out on a danger-filled quest throughout the abandoned land in search of signs of life.
Release: May 4, 2018
The Rain is available to watch on Netflix now.
15.) Peaky Blinders
Thomas Shelby and his brothers return to Birmingham after serving in the British Army during WWI. Shelby and the Peaky Blinders, the gang he is the leader of, control the city of Birmingham, but as Shelby’s ambitions extend beyond Birmingham, he plans to build on the business empire he’s created, and stop anyone who gets in his way.
Release: September 12, 2013
Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head-on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centres around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and Steve Murphy, a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill him.
Release: August 28, 2015
Narcos is available to watch on Netflix now.
In a retelling of the Arthurian legend, teenage sorceress Nimue joins forces with a young and charming mercenary named Arthur on a mission to save her people.
Release: July 17, 2020
Cursed is available to watch on Netflix now.
18.) I Am Not Okay With This
Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.
Release: February 26, 2020
I Am Not Okay With This is available to watch on Netflix now.
19.) Prison Break
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.
Release: August 29, 2005
20.) The Vampire Diaries
The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.
Release: September 10, 2009
A post-apocalyptic thriller set in near-future Brazil, where a select few are allowed to join a privileged society after undergoing an intense and competitive process.
Release: November 25, 2016
3% is available to watch on Netflix now.
“Power” is a visionary drama that straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. James “Ghost” St. Patrick is trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin for a legitimized life in the elite of NYC.
Release: June 7, 2014
23.) Lost in Space
Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the Robinsons, a family of space colonists, crash-land on an unknown planet. Now, they must fight for survival and escape, despite the dangers surrounding them.
Release: April 13, 2018
24.) The Society
When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.
Release: May 10, 2019
The Society is available to watch on Netflix now.
25.) 13 Reasons Why
Clay Jensen returns home from school one day to find a mysterious box with his name on it outside his front door. Inside he discovers a series of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and crush. Only, she committed suicide two weeks earlier. On the first tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she did what she did, and Clay is one of them.
Release: March 31, 2017