What to Watch
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has us all watching a lot more TV, and chances are you’re running out of shows and movies to watch.
Curious what to watch next? Use our simple tool above or skip down to your favorite TV streaming service to see what new TV series and movies to watch during your quarantine.
What to watch on TV
TV recommendations are like forgotten Chainsmokers playlists: everybody has one, and they all stink. Universal advice on what to watch for all people at all times is impossible, but we’ve assembled a few of our current favorites we think you might dig (if not, give us yours—we’re cool with that).
Best TV series right now
Better Call Saul | AMC, Netflix | Drama | For fans of Breaking Bad, Fargo, The Sopranos
Better Things | FX, Hulu | Comedy | For fans of GLOW, Louie, SMILF
High Fidelity | Hulu | Comedy, romance | For fans of Atlanta, Fleabag, You’re the Worst
Killing Eve | AMC, BBC America, Hulu | Drama, mystery | For fans of Barry, Jessica Jones, Mindhunter
Succession | HBO | Drama | For fans of Arrested Development, Billions, Mad Men
What movies to watch
Movie recommendations are just as divisive, if not more so, than TV recommendations—you could be out as much as $20 with one bad video-on-demand (VOD) misstep (ahem, Trolls World Tour). We’re confident in our picks of recent movies to stream; however, feel free to disagree.
Best movies streaming right now
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey | VOD| Action, drama | For fans of Joker, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman
The Invisible Man | VOD | Horror | For fans of The Babadook, Halloween, Us
Jojo Rabbit | VOD | Comedy, history | For fans of Inglourious Basterds, Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | STARZ®, VOD | Drama, history | For fans of American Hustle, Jackie Brown, The Wolf of Wall Street
Parasite | Hulu, VOD | Horror | For fans of The Host, The Purge, Snowpiercer
What to watch on Netflix
Netflix is the 8,000-pound gorilla of streaming, a content cannon that generates more original shows and movies than even TV professionals like us can keep up with. Not everything that comes after the big “N” (dun-dun!) is top-shelf entertainment—ever seen The I-Land or Fuller House?—but Netflix’s batting average is still pretty impressive.
What TV shows are on Netflix?
Hollywood | Drama, history | For fans of American Crime Story, Pose, When They See Us
Outer Banks | Drama, teen | For fans of All American, Legacies, Riverdale
Stranger Things | Drama, mystery | For fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, The X-Files
Tiger King | Documentary | For fans of American Vandal, Don’t F**k with Cats, Making a Murderer
Too Hot to Handle | Reality, romance | For fans of Below Deck, The Circle, Flirty Dancing
What movies are on Netflix?
Coffee & Kareem | Action, comedy | For fans of Let’s Be Cops, Ride Along, Stuber
Dangerous Lies | Drama, mystery | For fans of A Simple Favor, Gone Girl, Happy Death Day
Extraction | Action | For fans of Band of Brothers, Inglourious Basterds, Saving Private Ryan
The Half of It | Comedy, romance | For fans of But I’m a Cheerleader, Love Simon, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Willoughbys | Animated, kids| For fans of Inside Out, Toy Story, Up
Best Netflix series
BoJack Horseman | Animated, comedy | For fans of Archer, Rick and Morty, South Park
Black Mirror | Drama, sci-fi | For fans of Doctor Who, The Leftovers, Westworld
Dead to Me | Comedy, drama | For fans of Barry, Fargo, Weeds
Never Have I Ever | Comedy, teen | For fans of The Mindy Project, Pen15, Sex Education
Ozark | Crime, drama | For fans of Breaking Bad, Narcos, The Wire
What to watch on Hulu
Hulu has broken away from Netflix’s shadow in recent years as a competitive original content producer—in quality, at least; no one can keep up with Netflix’s quantity. The addition of FX on Hulu, a joint venture that streams FX shows the day after broadcast and provides original FX exclusives to Hulu (like sci-fi thriller Devs), is a new premium milestone in streaming TV.
What shows are on Hulu?
Castle Rock | Drama, horror | For fans of American Horror Story, Bates Motel, The Haunting of Hill House
The Handmaid’s Tale | Drama, sci-fi | For fans of Big Little Lies, Outlander, The Walking Dead
Reprisal | Drama, mystery | For fans of Fargo, Killing Eve, True Detective
Shrill | Comedy | For fans of Fleabag, High Maintenance, Portlandia
Solar Opposites | Animated, comedy | For fans of Big Mouth, Futurama, Rick and Morty
What movies are on Hulu?
Big Time Adolescence | Comedy | For fans of Booksmart, Dazed and Confused, Superbad
Fyre Fraud | Documentary | For fans of Chernobyl, Dirty Money, Wild Wild Country
Into the Dark | Anthology, horror | For fans of Channel Zero, The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks
Little Monsters | Comedy, horror | For fans of Ash vs. Evil Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Z Nation
Untouchable | Documentary | For fans of Bombshell, The Loudest Voice, The Jinx
What channels are on Hulu Live?
Hulu has serious on-demand content, but Hulu + Live TV ups the game with a livestreaming TV channel lineup that works like cable (without the cable). In addition to local channels like FOX and NBC, Hulu + Live TV also features Bravo, ESPN, FX, Syfy, TNT, and over 50 more.
What to watch on Amazon Prime Video
Prime Video, Amazon’s on-demand streaming service, is home to thousands of new and classic movies, but it’s also making waves with its original shows and films. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel hit first, and recent originals The Boys, Hunters, and Upload have earned some critical nods.
What TV shows are on Amazon Prime Video?
The Boys | Action, drama | For fans of Daredevil, Doom Patrol, Watchmen
Hunters | Action, mystery | For fans of Barry, Mr. Robot, Pulp Fiction
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Comedy | For fans of Fleabag, Gilmore Girls, Younger
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan | Action, drama | For fans of Designated Survivor, Homeland, Person of Interest
Upload | Comedy, sci-fi | For fans of Black Mirror, The Good Place, Silicon Valley
What movies are on Amazon Prime Video?
Brittany Runs a Marathon | Comedy | For fans of The Big Sick, Booksmart, The Hustle
Late Night | Comedy | For fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Devil Wears Prada, The Mindy Project
Manchester by the Sea | Drama | For fans of Gone Baby Gone, Lady Bird, Looper
The Report | Drama, history | For fans of 1917, Hidden Figures, Shattered Glass
Suspiria | Drama, horror | For fans of Black Swan, Final Destination, The Grudge
What channels are on Amazon Fire Stick?
Amazon’s Fire TV streaming devices, which include the Cube and the Stick, have hundreds of channels (a.k.a. apps) available for on-demand and livestreaming TV. Prime Video is in the mix (of course), as are Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Philo, Pluto TV, and plenty more.
What to watch on HBO
HBO is synonymous with “prestige TV,” cranking out critical favorites and cultural phenomena year after year—Game of Thrones and Curb Your Enthusiasm probably couldn’t have happened anywhere else. HBO NOW got HBO into streaming, and the 2020 arrival of HBO Max has taken it to the next level.
What TV shows are on HBO?
Barry | Comedy, drama | For fans of Better Call Saul, Fargo, Killing Eve
Euphoria | Drama, teen | For fans of 13 Reasons Why, Pretty Little Liars, Skins
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver | Comedy, news | For fans of The Daily Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Real Time with Bill Maher
Watchmen | Action, drama | For fans of The Boys, Jessica Jones, Titans
Westworld | Drama, sci-fi | For fans of Black Mirror, Humans, Lost
What movies are on HBO?
Bad Education | Drama, history | For fans of Bombshell, I Tonya, The King’s Speech
Deadwood: The Movie | Drama, western | For fans of 3:10 to Yuma, Django Unchained, True Grit
Fahrenheit 451 | Drama, sci-fi | For fans of Battlestar Galactica, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld
Ice on Fire | Documentary | For fans of An Inconvenient Truth, The Corporation, Super Size Me
Leaving Neverland | Documentary | For fans of Searching for the Sugar Man, This Is It, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
What to watch on Disney Plus
Disney+ arrived on the streaming TV scene in December 2019 and became the service to have overnight. With an overwhelming library of Disney classics, the Star Wars, Marvel, and Simpsons universes, and original hit The Mandalorian, Disney+ is a steal at $6.99 a month.
What TV shows are on Disney Plus?
Encore! | Comedy, reality | For fans of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Glee, High School Musical
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series | Comedy, musical | For fans of Glee, High School Musical, The Office
Forky Asks a Question | Animated, kids | For fans of Toy Story, WALL-E, Wreck-It Ralph
The Mandalorian | Drama, sci-fi | For fans of The Expanse, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars
The World According to Jeff Goldblum | Comedy, reality | For fans of Adam Ruins Everything, Nathan for You, Portlandia
What movies are on Disney Plus?
Avengers: Endgame | Action, drama | For fans of Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man
Frozen 2 | Animated, musical | For fans of Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Little Mermaid
Onward | Animated, comedy | For fans of Brave, How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Drama, sci-fi | For fans of Serenity, Star Trek, Star Wars
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Animated, comedy | For fans of Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Space Jam