Best TV shows and movies on Netflix right now

What to Watch

In this week's Netflix selections, a town's secrets are exposed when a teenager and a young boy go missing, seemingly repeating events from decades prior. A group of Marine recruits train to fight in the Vietnam War, only to find that they were not prepared for what they faced. Finally, a masked freedom fighter battle against a totalitarian government in a dystopian near-future Britain.

  • Dark - Season 1 - In this German series, a young child goes missing from a small town following an earlier disappearance by a teenager, repeating events that have taken place over the past three generations. The tragedy that unfolds exposes fragile relationships and the secrets kept by the citizens of the town.
  • Full Metal Jacket - This Stanley Kubrick war film follows a group of American Marines as they train for the Vietman War, as well as their actual experiences in the war as the discipline of the training ground gives way to the chaos of an intense and intractable armed conflict.
  • V for Vendetta - When a flamboyant masked freedom fighter rescues a young woman from agents of their totalitarian government, he attempts to recruit her to his one-man fight to free a near-future Britain from a tyrannical iron grip.

Coming Attractions

This week on Netflix will see the release of a couple of Netflix originals, starting with El Camino Christmas, which tells the story of a group of strangers trapped together during what appears to be a liquor store robbery. There's also the second season of The Crown, in which Queen Elizabeth must deal with a changing nation, as well as her increasingly frustrated husband. Finally, season two of The Magicians picks up with the Brakebills crew finding themselves in charge of the fantastical land of Fillory, only for them to discover that even a country filled with magic has problems of its own.

  • El Camino Christmas - On Christmas Eve, several strangers end up stuck together in a liquor store during what appears to be a robbery. The group end up sharing secrets and forming unexpected bonds as the police and outside world attempt to figure out what's really going on.. Arrives December 8.
  • The Crown - Season 2 - The Netflix original series returns to continue the story of Queen Elizabeth II as she confronts an ever-changing world, attempting to find balance between the monarchy's traditional role in society and fast-moving new world that's eager for change. December 8.
  • The Magicians - Season 2 - The Brakebills crew find themselves in charge of the magical land of Fillory, but find that being kings and queens might not be everything they bargained for. While seemingly more fantastical than the world that they came from, Fillory has its own problems, from magical beasts that eat your hands off to rival nations looking for war. December 11.

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