Netflix Shows & Movies to Watch While Bored at Home


Kate Mays

Nowadays, most of us have a lot of free time that we don’t know what to do with. If you aren’t in the mood to be productive, here is a list of TV shows and movies on Netflix that you could spend your time watching. 

Popular TV Series:
(descriptions from Netflix)
1)  The Queen’s Gambit – Drama
In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.
2)  The Umbrella Academy – Based on Comics
Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity.
3)  New Girl – Comedy
Searching for answers, a socially awkward but endearing teacher moves in with three bachelors who think they understand love but are equally as lost.
4)  The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez – Investigation/Crime
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.
5)  Selling Sunset – Home and Garden Reality-TV
The elite agents at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. Relationships are everything, and that often means major drama.

Popular Movies:
(descriptions from Netflix)
1)  The Binding – Horror
While visiting her fiancé’s mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.
2)  Wilding – Horror/Fantasy
Confined to an attic for years by a man claiming to be her protector, teenage Anna is liberated and begins learning the rest of her terrifying story.
3)  Snowpiercer – Action/Sci-Fi
The Earth’s remaining inhabitants are confined to a single train circling the globe as revolution brews among the class-divided cars.
4)  The Dawn Wall – Documentary/Adventure
Cameras follow Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson as they take on the staggering challenge of free-climbing Yosemite’s most formidable rock formation.
5)  Rebecca – Mystery/Drama
A young newlywed moves to her husband’s imposing estate, where she must contend with his sinister housekeeper and the haunting shadow of his late wife.

What I have recently watched:
(descriptions from myself)
1)  Enola Holmes
Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s 16-year-old sister, goes searching for her mother after finding out she has disappeared. Along the way, she faces obstacles such as deciphering secret codes and hiding her true identity, proving her impressive skills and smarts.
2)  Abducted in Plain Sight
This documentary tells the story of how a young girl was kidnapped and manipulated by a ‘trusted’ family friend … twice.
3)  Gilmore Girls
This seven-season, lighthearted series focuses on single mother Lorelai and her daughter Rory. In the quirky town of Stars Hollow, the tight-knit pair go through challenges and comedic experiences that audiences love and relate to.