Whether you love drama, crime or comedy, Netflix is buzzing with all your favourite genres right now. Grab your takeout, popcorn and treats and start streaming some of the most iconic shows available. Here’s 32 of the most binge-worthy Netflix shows to watch in New Zealand this month.
1. From Scratch
Zoe Saldana brings Amy Wheeler to life in this heartwarming new show. It depicts an American student studying in Italy, who meets and falls in love with a Sicilian chef. But when Lino faces complicated health issues, both of their families come together from each side of the Atlantic.
2. Unsolved Mysterious
Volume three just landed of this gripping docuseries, perfect for those with an appetite for true crime. While the shocking real-life murders and mysterious disappearances aren’t for everyone, those who love this type of genre will be in their element.
3. Dubai Bling
Follow the glamorous lives of a group of Dubai’s most elite and wealthiest people. The reality TV show features the glitz and glamour of these millionaires’ daily lives with luxury cars, exotic resorts, fashion shows and even some drama.
4. Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Horror fans will love this new show as season one illustrates an anthology of sinister stories told by a range of horror creators. Certainly, a masterpiece when it comes to terrifying tales!
5. The Watcher
The perfect spine-chilling series for those who love darkness. It stars Bobby Canavale and Naomi Watts living in the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey. Their dream home, quickly, becomes a sinister place to live.
Season one of this series follows storm chasers, survivors and a range of first responders, who recount their harrowing experiences with volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes.
7. Heartbreak High
Set in Sydney in the 1990s, this comedy drama show is being absorbed by Netflix views. It centres around a group of students and teachers at Hartley High School. After a mural exposes everyone’s secret hook-ups at the school, Amerie, must navigate a messy fallout as an outcast.
Escape to the madness of the rich Carrington world, with Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), Blake (Grant Show), and more, as things get hectic, from family rivalries to vicious schemes and murders. Indeed, one of the best Netflix New Zealand shows to watch and season five is the very last one.
9. Sins of Our Mother
This chilling true crime documentary is another horrific story crime fans must hear. When Lori Vallow’s children disappear, the search for them unearths of a trail of suspicious deaths, involving her new husband, who shares her doomsday fears.
10. Little Women
Season one of this South Korean hit that takes inspiration from the famous 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The series depicts three sisters who grew up in poverty. They must face Korea’s richest family after they are linked to 70 billion won going missing.
11. Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story
This terrifying true story will change the way you think about humanity. It follows one of the most notorious serial killers in the history of the United States. Jeffrey Dahmer, known for cannibalism, killed 17 young men and teenagers across more than a decade beginning in 1978.
12. The Crown
New Zealanders are currently absorbing season one to four of The Crown. Since 2016, it has portrayed the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her descendants. Season one begins with her life before marrying Prince Philip in 1947. While season five, arriving in November, is set to recall the story of Princess Diana’s death. Certainly, one of the greatest Netflix shows to watch and season five lands on November 9.
13. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
This 16-part law series on Netflix is a heartwarming story about a young lawyer with Autism. Woo Young Woo exhibits an iconic memory, a high IQ and an exemplary creative process, nevertheless, she struggles in her daily life.
14. Thai Cave Rescue
This limited series depicts the events when 12 young boys and their soccer coach were trapped in a flooded cave near Chiang Rai in Thailand, for 18 days, in 2018. It sparked an international rescue effort. While the water level rising threatened the boys safety.
This is one of the best new Netflix thrillers shows to watch. It tells the tale of two identical twins, Gina and Leni, who swap lives every year. However, things take a dramatic and mysterious turn when one of the twins goes missing opening the pair up to world of corruption.
16. Selling The OC
If you loved Selling Sunsets, you’ll be obsessed with this show where The Oppenheim Group expand to Orange County. Meet a new team of lavish real estate agents as well as plenty of big personalities that clash.
17. Never Have I Ever
Season three has landed on Netflix which begins with Indian American girl, Devi Vishwakumar, starting her final year of High School. In season one and two, this coming-of-age comedy drama showcased Devi on a journey of discovery and seeking popularity.
18. The Sandman
Those who like the theme of dark fantasy will love one of the most anticipated new shows of 2022. It follows the Sandman aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) who embarks on a journey across different worlds and timelines to try and fix chaos in his absence after a century of imprisonment. It’s the perfect cross between Harry Potter and Marvel.
19. Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist
This two-part Netflix show tells the tragic real-life story of a college football star destined to play for the NFL. However, Manti Te’o becomes the victim of a famous catfishing scam and his life changes. An interesting documentary for your watchlist this month.
20. Fate: The Winx Saga
Return to Alfea College with young fairy Bloom (Abigail Cowen) and her supernatural friends as they battle with their inner demons as well as ancient creatures who threaten to end their legacies. Yep, this is the live-action reboot of Nickelodeon’s animated series.
21. The Most Hated Man On The Internet
This three-part American docuseries tells the real-life story about revenge porn crafted by Hunter Moore. A determined mother goes on a mission to get her daughter’s nude pictures removed from his revenge porn website. Certainly, an insightful watch for adults globally.
22. Virgin River
Fans of this epic series can pick up on season four with Mel Monroe and the gang. We don’t want to spoil anything if you haven’t binge-watched season one to three yet. Certainly, one of the best Netflix shows to watch in New Zealand.
23. Stranger Things 4
The second volume of the fourth installment of Stranger Things landed on Netflix in July. It picks up after six months since the battle in Starcourt, which almost destroyed Hawkins. The friends are separated for the first time, with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) captured and stuck in a hidden location with no powers. Let the binge-watching start.
24. Man Vs Bee
Comically, a homeless man played by the hilarious Rowan Atkinson (known for Mr Bean) finds a job as a house sitter at a luxurious home. There, he encounters a mischievous bee that unleashes a series of damage and chaos. Indeed, a fan favourite among Netflix users.
25. The Lincoln Lawyer
This series follows an idealistic lawyer, Mickey Haller, who runs his services out of the back of his car. Filled with lots of mystery, crime and drama…you won’t be able to stop watching as Haller takes on big and small cases in LA.
26. Anatomy Of A Scandal
Starring Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse and Rupert Friend as parliamentary minister James Whitehouse and a happily married couple in this new British series. However, a sex scandal secret comes to light unravelling their perfect family life.
Watch season one and two because season three is coming next year. In season two, the wild Viscount Anthony, who is in desperate need of a suitor to settle down. Although Lady Whistleton is listening and watching everything.
First released in 2018, this fantastic series by the creators of Lost, is a must-watch on Netflix New Zealand. Shockingly, 191 flight passengers are presumed dead when their flight (unknowing to them) goes missing. Then, they land in New York after five years. However, they learn disturbing realities and that life has moved ahead without them. Season four is coming in November.
29. Emily In Paris
If you haven’t jumped on the Emily In Paris hype, time to binge-watch Season one and two before season three streams in December. Chicago marketing executive, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), works for her company’s team in Paris. From fashion to travel, feminism and romance…it has all the ingredients to make us totally jealous as we pine for an international escape.
30. Squid Game
This disturbing but clever Korean drama series needs no introduction. Follow a group of cash-strapped individuals as they compete in survival games, to win $55 million and a chance to have a clean slate afterward. However, they soon learn that only one person will survive the games.
31. Sex Education
This sex comedy drama series follows a teenage boy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) with an embarrassing sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis, with help from a classmate, secretly and mistakenly sets up a sex therapy clinic at school in exchange for money which leads the storyline to follow. Indeed, the roll-off-the-couch-laughing type of humour you need this weekend.
32. Ginny & Georgia
Following an awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) who yearn to settle down after years on the run. However, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life. Indeed, one of the most addictive Netflix shows in New Zealand.