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1. The OA (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her twenties with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

Stars: Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs, Scott Wilson, Alice Krige

Votes: 86,121

2. Calibre (2018)

TV-MA | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A shocking deed turned their weekend trip into a nightmare. Now their only hope is to swallow their paranoia and act normal.

Director: Matt Palmer | Stars: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie

Votes: 19,893

3. The Staircase (2004–2018)

TV-MA | 629 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher

Votes: 16,924

4. 22 July (2018)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

69 Metascore

A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Jonas Strand Gravli, Jon Øigarden, Maria Bock

Votes: 25,924

5. Springsteen on Broadway (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 153 min | Documentary, Music

The intimate, final performance of Bruce Springsteen's 236-show run at Jujamcyn's Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen

Votes: 1,773

6. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 27,579

7. High Flying Bird (2019)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business proposition.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavares, Farah Bala

Votes: 7,141

8. Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Western

The Civil War is past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can't put it behind him. Fresh are the memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets him on a course of revenge.

Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy, Phil Burke

Votes: 46,610

9. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 62,504 | Gross: $3.97M

10. The Spy (2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History

Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Yael Eitan, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 25,904

11. Fractured (I) (2019)

TV-MA | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

A couple stops at a gas station, where their 6 y.o. daughter's arm is fractured. They hurry to a hospital. Something strange is going on there. The wife and daughter go missing.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Lucy Capri, Adjoa Andoh

Votes: 48,154

12. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 104,103 | Gross: $9.17M

From BOSTON Globe list

13. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 17,342 | Gross: $0.02M

From BOSTON Globe list

14. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson

Votes: 48,269

15. Hollywood (2020– )

TV-MA | 347 min | Drama

A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big - no matter the cost.

Stars: David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello

Votes: 24,279

16. Ratched (2020– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

A young nurse at a mental institution becomes jaded, bitter and a downright monster to her patients.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Alfred Rubin Thompson, Judy Davis, Harriet Sansom Harris

17. The Highwaymen (2019)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

The untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch

Votes: 68,350

18. Dark (2017–2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Louis Hofmann, Karoline Eichhorn, Lisa Vicari, Maja Schöne

Votes: 235,600

19. Manhunt (II) (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.

Stars: Gethin Anthony, Arliss Howard, Kelly Jenrette, Cameron Britton

Votes: 46,875

Mentioned in the New York Times. It seems like it’s free on Netflix

20. Wentworth (2013– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

Stars: Kate Atkinson, Katrina Milosevic, Robbie Magasiva, Jacqueline Brennan

Votes: 16,169

Mentioned in the New York Times

21. Lost Girls (2020)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne, Lola Kirke

Votes: 13,854

22. Safe (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After his teenage daughter goes missing, a widowed surgeon begins uncovering dark secrets of the people closest to him.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Amy James-Kelly, Amanda Abbington, Freddie Thorp

Votes: 28,883

Recommended by Matthew Gilbert

23. London Spy (2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Edward Holcroft, Jim Broadbent, Zrinka Cvitesic

Votes: 8,806

Recommended by Matthew Gilbert

24. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy

72 Metascore

An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Jessica Williams, Chris O'Dowd, LaKeith Stanfield, Noël Wells

Votes: 6,037

Recommended by the New York Times

25. Tramps (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

76 Metascore

A young man and woman find love in an unlikely place while carrying out a shady deal.

Director: Adam Leon | Stars: Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten, Michal Vondel, Mike Birbiglia

Votes: 4,270

Recommended by the New York Times

26. Burning Cane (2019)

TV-MA | 77 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Amongst the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the love of her son.

Director: Phillip Youmans | Stars: Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers, Dominique McClellan, Braelyn Kelly

Votes: 507

Recommended by the New York Times

27. Chasing Coral (2017)

93 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, Phil Dustan

Votes: 3,954

Recommended by the New York Times

28. Slow West (2015)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

72 Metascore

A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

Director: John Maclean | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caren Pistorius, Aorere Paki, Jeffrey Thomas

Votes: 41,604 | Gross: $0.23M

Recommended by the New York Times

29. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

68 Metascore

A young nurse takes care of an elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban, Lucy Boynton

Votes: 12,143

Recommended by the New York Times

30. Money Heist (2017– )

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

An unusual group of robbers attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history - stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 262,502

31. The Five (2016)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five-year-old boy, goes missing. Twenty years later, his DNA shows up at a crime scene.

Stars: O-T Fagbenle, Tom Cullen, Hannah Arterton, Sarah Solemani

Votes: 7,503

Harlan coben is creator

32. Shtisel (2013– )

45 min | Drama

The life of the Shtisel family, a haredi family in Jerusalem.

Stars: Doval'e Glickman, Michael Aloni, Neta Riskin, Shira Haas

Votes: 2,922

Recommended by the New York Time

33. Feel Good (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life.

Stars: Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Sophie Thompson, Tom Andrews

Votes: 3,330

34. Borgen (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama

A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen, Freja Riemann

Votes: 16,310

Mentioned in May 2020 in BG. Series returns ‘later this year’ to Netflix.

35. Hollywood (2020– )

TV-MA | 347 min | Drama

A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big - no matter the cost.

Stars: David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello

Votes: 24,279

BG Matthew Gilbert gave it an OK review

36. The Eddy (2020)

TV-MA | Drama, Musical

A French club owner deals with the everyday chaos of running a live music venue in the heart of Paris.

Stars: André Holland, Joanna Kulig, Leïla Bekhti, Adil Dehbi

Votes: 1,905

Mentioned in the Boston Globe.

37. Dead to Me (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler

Votes: 47,797

Recommended in the globe. It’s about a woman whose husband was killed and another woman who befriends her in the aftermath it’s crammed with the big reveal’s as the murder mystery plays out but it keeps the focus on the complex friendship at its center

38. After Life (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude; taking his old world by storm.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan

Votes: 76,422

Reviewed in the New York Times

39. Great News (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A New Jersey mom puts her relationship with her daughter to the test when she lands an internship at her new job, which comes with many challenges.

Stars: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell, Nicole Richie

Votes: 4,974

Mentioned in the globe

40. Irresistible (2020)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

Director: Jon Stewart | Stars: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Brent Sexton

Votes: 4,895

41. Stateless (2020– )

TV-MA | Drama

Inspired by true events; a woman escaping a cult, a refugee fleeing with his family, a father trapped in a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat on the verge of a national scandal find their lives intertwined in an immigration detention centre.

Stars: Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi

Votes: 3,709

Recommended in the Globe

42. The Old Guard (2020)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 80,748

Mentioned in the Globe.

43. Extraction (2020)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he's enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

Director: Sam Hargrave | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, Rudhraksh Jaiswal

Votes: 136,745

44. The Old Guard (2020)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 80,748

45. Crip Camp (2020)

R | 106 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Directors: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Larry Allison, Dennis Billups, HolLynn D'Lil, Judith Heumann

Votes: 1,646

Recommended by Matthew Gilbert in The Boston Globe

46. Menashe (2017)

PG | 82 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein | Stars: Menashe Lustig, Josh Alpert, Abraham Bresky, Jorge Cea

Votes: 1,887 | Gross: $1.70M

Recommended by Matthew Gilbert in The Boston Globe