20 Netflix shows & movies to rescue you amid COVID-19 lockdown!

Sorting out through series and movies can feel a bit like shopping at a supermarket with only a few broad sets of overhead signs to guide you. It becomes irritating and increasingly frustrating and perhaps causes more trouble and sometimes you end up watching nothing.

But amid coronavirus and social distancing, folks need to stay home and self-isolate themselves in droves, leaving plenty of time to peer through streaming services’ myriad offerings in search of the perfect mid-pandemic entertainment. Therefore, news mobile presents you a list of amazing binge-watching series and movies from Netflix.

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Breaking Bad :

What better time than a quarantine to go back to the beginning of one of TV’s greatest all-time triumphs? If you’ve already witnessed the rise and fall of Walter White, everyone’s favorite high school teacher turned meth kingpin, few series were as elegantly, ingeniously crafted—from beginning to end—in such a way as to reward repeat viewings.

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And if you’re new to Breaking Bad, fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Toy Boy :

A stripper sets out to prove his innocence for a crime he didn’t commit and was unjustly incarcerated for seven years earlier.

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After spending seven years in prison, stripper Hugo Beltrán is set free pending retrial and sets out to find proof that his lover framed him for her husband’s murder.

I Am Not Okay With This :

Toss most of the recent Netflix originals you love (Stranger Things, The End of the F—ing World, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Sex Education) into a blender with Stephen King’s Carrie, and you’re somewhere close to this supernaturally tinged coming-of-age tale starring two of the It kids: Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff.

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Black Mirror:

You’ve likely seen a few installments of this anthology series, a chilling and very occasionally hopeful collection of techno-paranoiac parables. But what better time to fill in the blanks by catching early episodes (like “The Entire History of You,” starring Toby Kebbell and Jodie Whittaker as a couple replaying their memories thanks to a brain implant that records everything) and making time for the less universally acclaimed outings (like “Metalhead,” a robo-pocalypse romp with a timely through line about how far we’ll go for small joys in super-dark times).

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Apocalypse Now :

Apocalypse Now is not only cinema’s most expansive and exhilarating epic, but it also captures—with extreme prejudice—the moral ambiguity of a time period. Between 1955 and 1975, Francis Ford Coppola soaked in the horror of the Vietnam War.

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Then he went to the Amazon with an arsenal of actors (Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando), shot and edited his film with put-you-there techniques, and threw audiences into the hellfire like a draftee entering their first battle.

Elite :

When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

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Elite is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created for Netflix by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona. It follows students at an elite secondary school and their friends.

Birdbox :

When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears.

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Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

Money Heist :

A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history — to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose.

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The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategize to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police.

The Kissing Booth :

A high school student finds herself face-to-face with her long-term crush when she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival.

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The Kissing Booth is a 2018 American teen romantic comedy film written and directed by Vince Marcello, based on the Wattpad novel of the same name by Beth Reekles. It stars Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney and Molly Ringwald.

Narcos :

Netflix chronicles the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia and the gripping real-life stories of drug kingpins of the late ’80s in this raw, gritty original series. Also detailed are the actions taken by law enforcement as they battle in the war on drugs, targeting notorious and powerful figures that include drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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As efforts are made to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities, the many entities involved — legal, political, police, military and civilian — find themselves in conflict.

Big Bang Theory :

The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom served as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro. All three also served as head writers.

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The lives of four socially awkward friends, Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj, take a wild turn when they meet the beautiful and free-spirited Penny.

Friends :

Friends is an American sitcom television series, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.

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Follow the lives of six reckless adults living in Manhattan, as they indulge in adventures which make their lives both troublesome and happening.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine :

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police procedural comedy television series created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur.

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Ray Holt, an eccentric commanding officer, and his diverse and quirky team of odd detectives solve crimes in Brooklyn, New York City.

Peaky Blinders :

Peaky Blinders is a gangster family epic set in Birmingham, England, in 1919, several months after the end of the First World War in November 1918. The story centres on the Peaky Blinders gang and their ambitious and highly cunning boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy).

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A dangerous Tommy Shelby leads Peaky Blinders, a criminal gang based in Birmingham in 1919. Chief Inspector Chester Campbell decides to nab him and put an end to the activities of this gang.

Andhadhun :

Andhadhun (Hindi pronunciation: [əndʱaːdʱʊn]; transl. ‘The blind melody’) is a 2018 Indian black comedy crime thriller film co-written and directed by Sriram Raghavan, produced by Matchbox Pictures, and distributed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

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Akash, a piano player pretending to be visually-impaired, unwittingly becomes entangled in a number of problems as he witnesses the murder of a former film actor.

Delhi Crime :

Delhi Crime is an Indian crime drama web television series written and directed by Richie Mehta. Starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang, the series is set in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape.

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Based on a Delhi gang rape case, this crime drama follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who perpetrated the crime.

Lust Stories :

Lust Stories is a 2018 Indian anthology film, consisting of four short film segments directed by Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar and a sequel to the 2013 anthology film Bombay Talkies.

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An anthology of four stories that sheds light on modern relationships from the viewpoint of the Indian woman.

Guilty :

The new film that was added to the roster of Netflix Indian original movies is Guilty. It is headlined by Kiara Advani, who’s on-screen boyfriend is accused of rape.

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Guilty is that piece of cinema that will have you rethinking your privilege. It not only talks about crimes against women but also puts forth a conversation regarding the people who misuse this terrible fact to their advantage.

THE IRISHMAN :

Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated three-and-a-half-hour long magnum opus, that released on Netflix last year wasn’t just yet another gangster thriller with a star cast, but the movie also attempted to fictionally relive the last days of American labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa — Al Pacino.

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MOM :

This movie tells the story of a mother, who fights for justice after the system fails to do so. Sridevi plays the lead in this one and pairs with a detective, played by Nawaazuddin Siddique to finally get hold of her daughter’s rapists.

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This thriller will take you through the story of how a mother can change roles according to a situation and everything a woman is capable of.

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