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 this winter. Here’s 40 of the most binge-worthy Netflix shows to watch in New Zealand this month.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro star as a dysfunctional father-daughter duo, who learn the secret that they both work for the CIA. Upon discovering this, Luke played by Schwarzenegger is forced back into the field for one last mission when he is about to retire. However, the mission is also led by his daughter who he continuously clashes with. Certainly, a show that will make you feel all the emotions.
2. XO, Kitty
This comedy-drama prequel series to All The Boys I Loved Before is Top 10 in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It follows the youngest Covey sister Kitty (Anna Cathcart), who goes to the same boarding school in South Korea that her late mother attended, in hope to find true love with her long-distance boyfriend. However, things don’t go according to plan at her new school.
If you haven’t jumped on the Manifest hype, now is your time to binge four seasons. It first aired in 2018, telling the tale of 191 passengers of the Montego Air Flight 828, who are presumed death when their plane goes missing for five years. Significantly, in Season 4, June 2, 2024 is the Death Date for the Air Flight 828 passengers and Michaela and Ben try to race against the clock to defeat their destiny in the fourth and final season.
El Silencio is a new Spanish series following a young man, who is released from prison six years after killing is own parents. Since the murder, he stopped talking and has never said what actually led to the killing of his parents. While on probation, a young female psychiatrist working with the police force tries to uncover the real story.
5. Selling Sunset
People are hooked on Season 6 as Oppenheim Group’s beautiful female realtors are back for action in Los Angeles. The reality TV show features even more drama, competition, luxury houses and glitz and glamoury new agents, who are bound to cause some trouble.
6. Black Mirror
After four long years, Season 6 of this satirical anthology show will hit our Netflix screens on June 15. The Emmy-winning series will have five episodes for this season. The plot has yet to be revealed but from the trailer you can expect unpredictable moments and a talented cast, from Aaron Paul to Annie Murphy, Anjana Vasan, and many more.
7. The Witcher
If you liked Game Of Thrones, you’ll love this show which just releases its Season 3 Volume I on June 29. It follows the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), who is a monster hunter with special powers. In a world full of wicked people, Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) and Geralt must hide away from evil kings, elves, wicked humans and demons. Season 3 Volume II will come out on July 27.
8. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Missing Bridgerton? Well this prequel to the Bridgerton world is one of the best Netflix shows for you to watch. It follows a young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) detailing her rise to power, a shift in society and how her marriage to King George sparked an iconic love story.
If you’re watching FUBAR, you’ll want to add this docuseries about Arnold Schwarzenegger to your list. In the show, Schwarzenegger gets candid about his multifaceted life and career. From bodybuilding champion to the Governor of California, and a Hollywood star. It’s all coming out in this intimate limited series on June 7.
10. Never Have I Ever
Season 4 is the final season of this epic show at Sherman Oaks High School as it brings Indian-American teenager Devi Vishwakumar’s (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) high school chapter to a close. In this season, there’s flashbacks to the past four years as Devi prepares to graduate. But of course, nothing is smooth sailing for Devi. Watch the final season on June 8.
11. Sweet Tooth
We absolutely loved Season 1, and now after almost two years, Season 2 has hit our Netflix screens. It tells the story of dystopian society, where humanity has been wiped out by a pandemic, and babies are born with strange mutations. A boy who is half-human and half-deer and his friends alike are hunted for experiments.
12. The Diplomat
If you loved the likes of Homeland, you’ll adore this new Netflix show. Keri Russel stars as Kate, a career diplomat who obtains a high-profile job as an ambassador to the United Kingdom – a job that is not suitable for her. In the midst of a global crisis, Kate must juggle her new political role on top of her unstable marriage.
This has been in New Zealand’s Top 10 for more than three months. The story is based on a true story, inspired by the New York Times best-selling memoir by Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive. It tells the story of a young mother who escapes an abusive relationship as she battles to survive against poverty, homelessness, and constant challenges in life.
14. The Night Agent
This hit new American Netflix show is being absorbed by households around the world. It follows an FBI agent, who works on the emergency night line, who is plunged into a deadly conspiracy involving the White House when he answers a frantic call.
15. Firefly Lane
Season 2 of this hit American show landed on Netflix recently. It tells the story of two best friends, Tully and Kate, who met in childhood on Firefly Lane and their unbreakable bond, with many ups and downs, carried throughout 30 years of their lifetime.
This new eight-part comedy Netflix show, centred around an introverted young man, who tries to intervene to help his entrepreneur father, who owns a biotech company, from disaster. It actually stars a rea life dad and son, actors Rob and John Owen Lowe, and it slated to be one of the best new Netflix comedies.
This new Netflix show follows Liv (Celeste Barber), a successful writer from Australia living in NYC, who is forced to rethink her partying lifestyle after a major health scare. She jumps on a wellness journey to try and get back her old life.
18. Emergency: NYC
This interesting new eight-part docuseries follows frontline medical staff in New York City as they show the camera how they balance the intensity of their work and day-to-day personal lives. Perfect for those who love medical flicks!
19. Shadow And Bone
In the latest season 2, Alina Starkov is on the run as she figures out how to fight against the sinister forces that want to destroy her. She teams up with some new allies to try and unite the world.
Get ready to watch creepy Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) try to outrun his murderous past and psychotic mindset when he relocates to Europe in Season 4. The story follows a set of grim murders that take place around Joe, who has a new identity, in London..
If you enjoyed the likes of 50 Shades Of Grey and 365 Days, you’ll love this American drama series. It tells the story of a suburban wife and mother, whose sexual past and wild child era collides with her current life, when an ex, who she has been fantasing about, shows up. People are binging the new Season 2.
22. Peaky Blinders
This epic British show, first launched in 2013, is dominating the top 10 on Netflix New Zealand. Be introduced to a gangster family in Birmingham in 1919, who sew razor bladers in the peaks of their caps, alongside their boss Tommy Shelby – who just returned to the UK after serving in WWI. Starring Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and more…this show is a fantastic binge-watch if you have never seen it.
23. Perfect Match
Those who love reality TV, will adore this new unscripted series, which brings together the most famously single stars of reality television, to find love on a tropical paradise island. Hosted by Nick Lachey, the contestants must form relationships and the most compatible couples play matchmaker, where they can break couples up and send them on dates. Certainly, a chaotic show to put on your watchlist.
24. Ginny & Georgia
An awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) yearn to settle down in New England, after years on the run. Season two has just been released and Georgie’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life as she prepares for her wedding. Certainly, this is one of the best shows on Netflix New Zealand right now.
25. Outer Banks
After finishing on a dramatic cliffhanger in Season 2, this action-packed Netflix show just launched its Season 3. Watch as The Pogues continue the treasure hunt for the $100 million gold in the Bahamas. If you thought Season 2 was deadly, wait and you see this season.
26. MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street
True crime fans will love this new documentary hit on Netflix. The docuseries tells the story of the rise and fall of financier Bernie Madoff, who was behind one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in the history of Wall Street. Certainly, a fascinating Netflix show for your watchlist.
This bizarre but brilliant show is the first-ever Netflix original series where you can watch the first seven episodes in any order, without getting confused. The eight episode must be watched last. It tells the story of a heist worth $7 billion by a master thief and his gang.
Smart and sarcastic Wednesday Addams heads to Nevermore Academy after being expelled from school for a revenge prank. At her new school, she attempts to master her psychic abilities while trying to solve a murder mystery from decades ago that intertwines with her present day. This show is on track to becoming the most watched in the history of Netflix globally.
29. Emily In Paris
In season one, we see Chicago marketing executive, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), working 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, and season three is no better.
30. The Crown
New Zealanders are currently absorbing season one to five 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 6 is expected to recall the events that led to the death of Princess Diana. Certainly, one of the greatest Netflix shows to watch.
31. Unsolved Mysterious
Volume three of this gripping docuseries is 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.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. 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.