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Netflix recommendations please

(126 Posts)
Esspee Sun 12-Jan-20 15:59:30

On holiday at the moment and after dinner we are too exhausted to do anything other than read or watch TV. We would appreciate recommendations on good programmes on Netflix as we have started watching several but given up.

Lovetopaint037 Sun 12-Jan-20 17:48:41

My daughter has just seen Red Joan starring Judy Dench. The family enjoyed it
We enjoyed Maudie, a true story about a Canadian artist who lived in a very unusual way, was disabled and could paint lovely naive paintings. She became famous.
Then there was Lion, again a true story.
Enjoy your holiday.

Grannyknot Sun 12-Jan-20 19:02:58

'Unbelievable' is excellent. We also recently enjoyed 'The Two Popes'.

'Always Be My Maybe' is a great feel-good film.

Esspee Sun 12-Jan-20 20:15:01

Thank you both, that's tonight sorted😀
We did watch The Two Popes and enjoyed that.
Any more recommendations gransnetters?

SalsaQueen Sun 12-Jan-20 21:22:37

It really depends on what interests you, but I like:

Dirty John
Breaking Bad

Daisymae Sun 12-Jan-20 21:30:43

The story of Us, now into its 3rd series

annep1 Sun 12-Jan-20 21:35:39

Yes Maudie was good.
The Breadwinner.
If you haven't already seen it Outnumbered is a hilarious series.(imo)

gmarie Sun 12-Jan-20 22:14:58

As SalsaQueen says, it depends on your personal taste. Mine tends toward sci fi, animals, comedy, British procedurals, Jane Austin/historical/regency, etc., and documentaries. smile

Schitt's Creek
The Good Place
Grace and Frankie

John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch
The Movies
The Mind Explained

Happy Valley (shoot, loved River and New tricks but don't see them listed anymore sad )

The Rainmaker
About Time

Treebee Sun 12-Jan-20 22:34:05

My Netflix favourites are The Crown, The Gilmore Girls and Kath and Kim.

Oopsminty Sun 12-Jan-20 22:35:20

I like Messiah

And You

And Somewhere Between was quite good

SueH49 Sun 12-Jan-20 22:42:02

If you want something to really make you think about the legal process (albeit the American legal process) I found Making a Murderer compelling. There are 2 series of it.

Jane43 Sun 12-Jan-20 23:09:36

Making A Murderer is very good but The Staircase was even better for me. A documentary which follows the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife, lots of twists and turns

Who sees Us - a compelling series, a true story about a group of young black men accused of a rape in Central Park, I couldn’t stop watching it

The Irishman - a long film but very watchable, stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and made by Martin Scorsese

Mrs Lowry and Son, a film about the relationship between LS Lowry and his mother, very well done

Mindhunter - there are two series and some of the best I have seen on Netflix, about an FBI initiative in the 1970s to interview serial killers with a view to helping track others down

The Looming Tower, a series based on true events in the FBI and CIA leading up to 9/11

7 Seconds - a series about a hit and run of a young black boy in New Jersey, involves police corruption, racism and drug dealing, a lot of swearing but very good

Green Book, a previous best film at The Oscars, excellent story

Moonlight, another previous best film at The Oscars, very moving

Marriage Story - will probably be nominated for a few Oscars, stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, very intense with excellent performances from Scarlett and Adam

7 Psychopaths, if you like black humour you will like this, stars Colin Farrell

I am currently watching Anne with an E based on Anne Of Green Gables, Very nostalgic

vegansrock Mon 13-Jan-20 07:07:35

The Good Wife
House of Cards
If you’ve got Sky - The Affair

Teetime Mon 13-Jan-20 09:00:42

Red Joan
Mr Lowry
Grace and Frankie
Schitts Creek
The Kominsky Method
all great

evianers Tue 28-Jan-20 16:30:56

Watching "Occupation" at the moment - original version in Norwegian but with sub-titles. Gripping. Dreadful to think this might actually become something in the future.

tiredoldwoman Tue 28-Jan-20 16:34:51

I liked Birdbox and Hush - scary !

Daddima Tue 28-Jan-20 16:59:05

I too loved ‘Outnumbered’, but not so much series 5 when the children were older ( and I think two of them had been replaced by other actors. It was interesting to learn that only the adults had scripts, and the children mostly improvised.

Dottygran59 Tue 28-Jan-20 17:04:03

I love a good courtroom drama and watched Marshall last night. Brilliant. True story. Inspiring

NanKate Wed 29-Jan-20 22:50:08

Thanks Dotty I have just watched Marshall, excellent. 👍

katie1 Fri 31-Jan-20 19:40:54

Derry girls
Gavin and Stacey

paddyanne Fri 31-Jan-20 19:48:33

just finished the first series of The Code and although it was a bit slow to start it was very good and interesting .Its Australian

NanKate Fri 31-Jan-20 21:18:39

Just watched episode 1 of The Stranger which was first aired today on Netflix. It looks as if it is going to be very good. The writer Harlan Coben always writes good mysteries.

Jane43 Fri 31-Jan-20 22:21:27

I have just finished the third series of Anne with an E. I really enjoyed it, the actors did a great job, especially Matthew, Marilla and Anne.

Esspee Fri 31-Jan-20 23:12:07

Thank you everyone. Back home now to wind and rain but we have a list to work through thanks to all your recommendations.

Hithere Fri 31-Jan-20 23:57:38

Jane the virgin is hilarious

Unauthorized living is fantastic.
Velvet and grand hotel are entertaining.

Gilmore girls
Gnome alone is so cute!

Jericho is an oldie but good

The Tudors
The borgias