Netflix top 10 shows — here's the 3 worth watching now

 Bryan Cranston as Michael Desiato in Your Honor.
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The weekend is the perfect excuse to binge-watch a new show, but combing through everything new across all the best streaming services can be a slog. Netflix's top 10 list way is a great tool for cutting through the noise, though gauging which shows are actually worth the hype is another story entirely.

That's where we come in. Here at Tom's Guide, we've narrowed down the three best shows on Netflix's most-watched list right now. This list covers a good mix of genres, including a new sci-fi horror anthology that reminds us of "Black Mirror," one of Netflix's most underrated fantasy shows, and a riveting legal drama led by Bryan Cranston.

There’s something for everybody here. For even more streaming recommendations, check out our guide on the best new movies that just landed on streaming as well as everything new to Netflix this month. Now, let’s get into these must-watch shows.

Best shows in the Netflix top 10

'Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams'

This Indonesian sci-fi thriller has earned a rare 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's clear why. It's very much in the same vein as "Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities," which debuted on Netflix a few years back. Joko Anwar, a driving force behind Indonesia’s modern film industry, helms this anthology "about ordinary people encountering strange phenomena," as the tagline goes.

Each episode appears to be its own self-contained narrative, featuring a unique story and cast of characters, but the connections between them come together in a ghoulish crescendo of a finale. They all share Jakarta as their central location but unspool across four decades. Like "Black Mirror," the series blends elements of horror and science fiction with more grounded stories related to social and political issues.

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‘Your Honor’

"Your Honor" has been floating around the Netflix top-10 all month, and with good reason. When the Bryan Cranston-led legal drama first premiered on Showtime, it quickly became one of the network's highest-rated shows before ending after just two seasons. Now new audiences are discovering one of Cranston's career-making roles in the same vein as Breaking Bad.

He stars as Judge Michael Desiato, a highly respected New Orleans judge whose convictions are put to the test when his teenage son, Adam (Hunter Doohan) kills someone in a hit-and-run accident. At first, Desiato advises his son to do the right thing and turn himself in. However, he changes his tune when he realizes the victim is the son of a mob kingpin. His decision kicks off a dangerous game of lies, secrets, and difficult choices as he does whatever it takes to keep his son safe.

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'Sweet Tooth'

The final season of "Sweet Tooth," one of Netflix's most underrated fantasy shows debuted this month, and it was a hit if its 93% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes is any indication. Based on the DC comics by Jeff Lemire, the show takes place in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a mysterious virus that has killed off much of the population and led to a new generation of part human, part animal children.

Season 3 wraps up the story of Gus (Christian Convery), a boy-deer hybrid raised in isolation in a forest by his protective father. After a series of tragic events, Gus ventures out into the wider world to find his mother, Birdie (Amy Seimetz), who has been working to uncover the virus's origins. He collects a motley crew of new friends along the way, but a new threat emerges in the form of Helen Zhang (Rosalind Chao), her daughter Rosie (Kelly Marie Tran) and the ferocious Wolf Boys, who see Gus as the solution to their nefarious plans.

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Netflix top 10 shows right now

  1. "Bridgerton" (2020)

  2. "Perfect Match" (2023)

  3. "Your Honor" (2020)

  4. "Sweet Tooth" (2021)

  5. "Eric" (2024)

  6. "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman" (2018)

  7. "King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch" (2023)

  8. "Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult" (2024)

  9. "Geek Girl" (2024)

  10. "Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams" (2024)

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