• Han Butler

Netflix Recommendations To Get You Through The COVID-19 Lock Down

With many of us across the world currently in lock down or preparing to be, Netflix will become our best friend. I personally already spend my nights binge watching shows and movies, so I can only hope that Netflix has enough content to help me through the Coronavirus lock down. Since I'm already a self-made Netflix connoisseur, I thought I'd have a huge round up of all my recommendations; from action movies to tear-jerkers, from suspenseful series to feel good shows - I've included all of the gems!


Romance Movies

I am a hopeless romantic, so if there's a rom-com out there, I have most definitely watched it! Netflix have always been pretty good at feeding us romantics with classics and new material, so it was easy to put this list together! I've included some Nicholas Sparks classics, tear-jerkers, comedy fusions, and basically just chick-flicks that deserve the name. I'll mark my current personal favourites with a ☆.

  • Midnight Sun☆

  • Just Go With It☆

  • The Kissing Booth

  • The Longest Ride☆

  • Killers

  • Chalet Girl

  • Date With Love

  • No Strings Attached

  • Friends With Benefits

  • The Best Of Me

  • The Duff☆

  • The Back-Up Plan☆

  • Safe Haven

  • Burlesque

  • Ibiza☆

  • Falling Inn Love

  • Little Italy☆

  • Naomi & Elys No Kiss List

  • Think Like A Man

  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before

  • What To Expect When You're Expecting

Action Movies

One fun fact about me is that I'm a HUGE action movie fan. So I've always been pretty disappointed with Netflix for not having the best action movie library, and for not having my personal favourites. But if an action movie has great fight scenes and good acting, 9 times out of 10 I'll still love it. Below are what I consider to be Netflix's best action movies. Let me know if you'd like to see a post on just action movies, on and off Netflix. Again I'll mark my favourites from the list with a ☆.

  • 6 Underground☆

  • Acts Of Vengeance

  • Divergent

  • The Equalizer

  • The Foreigner

  • Fast & Furious 7☆

  • GridLocked

  • Hunter Killer☆

  • John Wick Chapter 2☆

  • John Wick Chapter 3☆

  • Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle

  • Kingsman The Secret Service

  • The Last Witch Hunter

  • Lucy

  • The Mechanic

  • Need For Speed

  • Non-Stop☆

  • One For The Money☆

  • Parker

  • The Raid Redemption

  • The Raid 2

  • Road House

  • Safe

  • The Spy Who Dumped Me

  • Unknown

  • White House Down

The Classics

What makes a classic? Usually for me, its if a movie has that timeless feel to it. You watch it and you just know that this will forever be an incredible movie. There are plenty of classics on Netflix, but not necessarily ones that I'd consider to be a classic, so I compiled a list of my own preferences. ☆ next to my all time faves.

  • Crocodile Dundee☆

  • Dirty Dancing☆

  • Clueless

  • Legally Blonde

  • Easy A☆

  • A Cinderella Story

  • Free Willy

  • Jumanji

  • Matilda

  • P.s. I love you☆

Binge-Worthy Series

Binge watching TV series is one of my favourite things to do, I'd actually say it's my main hobby. When I'm finding a TV show to watch I look for two things in the first few episodes which will determine if I'll continue watching it or not; 1) Can I connect to the characters? and 2) Does it give me goosebumps or leave me jaw-dropped?

If the answer to both is no after watching 2 or 3 episodes then I'll stop watching it. If I only get one yes, then I'll usually watch 4-5 episodes before deciding whether to continue. Every series that I've included below are ones that I have loved, so it'll be hard to pick my favourites but I'll try. Look out for the ☆.

  • Black Lightning

  • Daredevil

  • Iron Fist

  • Jessica Jones☆

  • Luke Cage

  • Defenders

  • Prison Break

  • Scorpion☆

  • Shooter

  • Van Helsing

  • Bodyguard☆

  • Dead To Me

  • Girlboss

  • Good Girls

  • The Good Place

  • iZombie☆

  • Jane The Virgin

  • Orange Is The New Black

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

  • Suits☆

  • White Collar

  • Designated Survivor☆

  • Pretty Little Liars

  • Somewhere Between

  • Unbelievable

  • Bitten

  • Gossip Girl☆

  • The Night Shift☆

  • The Vampire Diaries☆

  • The Originals

  • Orphan Black☆

  • Salvation

  • Sense8☆

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

  • Shadowhunters


Out of all my recommendations, this feel-good list is my favourite. Sometimes we just need to watch something easy and lighthearted, especially right now with everything that's going on in the world. This list has a huge mix of classic British comedy, American classics, family friendly shows and overall just heartwarming watches. Picking my favourites here is so hard, but there are definitely ones I prefer over the others. Usually ones that I can re-watch without ever getting bored.

  • The Good Witch's Gift

  • The Good Witch's Wonder

  • Good Witch

  • Chesapeake Shores

  • Alexa & Katie

  • The Big Bang Theory☆

  • Bottom

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine☆

  • The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

  • Friday Night Dinner

  • Friends☆

  • Gavin & Stacey

  • Gilmore Girls☆

  • Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

  • H20: Just Add Water☆

  • Harry Enfield and Chums

  • The IT Crowd

  • Miranda☆

  • The Office (UK)

  • One Day At A Time☆

  • Only Fools And Horses

I hope this recommendation round up will help during the lock-down period. I'd also like to take a moment to say that I know during this time we can feel really lonely, so please, if you need someone to talk to or you just want someone to chat with about what you're watching on Netflix, don't hesitate to contact me. You can email me, or drop me a DM on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Love, Han


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