What to see on Netflix High 10 Rankings on October 26th

Aside from asking everyone what you’re watching, Netflix’s self-reported top 10 rankings are pretty much the only way to know how popular a Netflix show or movie is. Topping the list for Monday, October 26th, is three things that came out on Friday: the limited series The Queen’s Gambit, the family movie Over the Moon, and the historic action series Barbarians. After being ticked off the list for Halloween last week, Hubie returned over the weekend and is stuck today.

But of the Netflix Top 10, which of these shows and movies are really worth watching? We break down the entire Netflix top 10 list and walk you through what to do and what to skip.

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Based on Netflix’s Top 10 as of Monday October 26th

1. The Queen’s Gambit

For fans of: Chess, drugs and character drama | It is good?: It’s one of the best shows of the year

Future superstar Anya Taylor-Joy (she was cast as Young Furiosa in the next Mad Max movie) plays Beth Harmon, a brilliant but troubled chess master in Kentucky in the 1950s, in this literary adaptation. She was an orphan who developed an incredible skill for playing in her teens, but also a debilitating addiction to pills that calmed her obsessed mind. It’s a detailed character study of brilliance and madness that is usually reserved for male characters. It comes from one of Netflix’s limited series producers, Godless’ Scott Frank. (Rank yesterday: 2)

2. Over the moon

For fans of: Coco, inside out | It is good?: It’s cute

This moving animated family musical is inspired by a Chinese fairy tale about the moon goddess Chang’e. A girl, whose mother has died, builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove that the moon goddess is real. Oscar winner Glen Keane will direct and the cast includes Philippa Soo, John Cho, Margaret Cho and Ken Jeong. (Rank yesterday: 1)

3. Barbarians

For fans of: Vikings | It is good?: Not as good as Vikings!

A Germanic tribe fights against the Romans in this German-language historical epic in 9 AD. It should hold you tight until Vikings: Valhalla comes to Netflix. (Rank yesterday: 5)

4th Unexplained mysteries

For fans of: True crime, ghost stories | It is good?: It will hold your attention

The popular Netflix sequel to the true crime series returns with more of those gruesome details of murder and mystery that you just can’t get enough of. It goes down easy if you want to be sneaked out. (Rank yesterday: 3)

5. My next guest doesn’t need an introduction with David Letterman

For fans of: David Letterman’s big white beard | It is good?: No Netflix show offers more in-depth conversation

In the third season of David Letterman’s celebrity interview, Dave speaks to Kim Kardashian West, Robert Downey Jr., Lizzo, and Dave Chappelle. If you want to see just one, check out Chappelle. (Rank yesterday: 4)

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6th The haunted Bly Manor

For fans of: Horror that makes you sad | It is good?: Yes

Season 2 of the moody, emotionally heavy horror anthology (the first was The Haunting of Hill House) is loosely based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. If you’re not expecting a Redux from Hill House you won’t be disappointed because Bly Manor is really good, but it’s different. [TV Guide review] (Rank yesterday: 6)

7. Rebecca

For fans of: Remakes of Alfred Hitchcock films (really nobody) | It is good?: There’s a reason you’re not redesigning Hitchcock

The first adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel earned Alfred Hitchcock his only Oscar for best picture. The second is a well-equipped guy. Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas and Armie Hammer star in this limp and lifeless piece. [TV Guide review] (Rank yesterday: 7)

8. Great Army

For fans of: 13 reasons why | Is it Good?: It’s pretty average

Grand Army, adapted from her play Slut by the playwright Katie Cappiello, accompanies five young people from different social backgrounds at a high school in Brooklyn who grapple with racist and social problems, sexuality and sexual assault, and other controversial issues. (Rank yesterday: 10)

9. Hubie Halloween

For fans of: Sandler at his silliest side | It is good?: Honestly, yes

Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix comedy is Halloween-themed. He plays a strange guy who loves Halloween more than anyone else in town, despite being slightly scared. And if there’s a threat, it’s up to him to save Halloween. (Rank yesterday: 8)

10. Yes, God, yes

For fans of: Women-oriented sex comedies to grow up | It is good?: It’s very smart and fun

In 2000, Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things played a Catholic high school student who had eye-opening experiences both sexually and in relation to the way the world worked on a religious retreat. For fans of Pen15, Lady Bird, Booksmart, etc. (Rank yesterday: 9)

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