'Sweet Magnolias,' 'Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich' and More Netflix Top 10 Choices for Your Weekend Viewing

Netflix's Top 10 includes a list of series that have been on the platform for some time and one, intimidating new release: the story of Jeffrey Epstein.

Filthy Rich leads the list of most-watched films and series on Friday, which means that true-crime fans know exactly what they're watching this weekend (that is, if they haven't already binged the four-episode docu-series).

There's a chance this list will change, though, as one of Netflix's most anticipated new shows was released on Friday morning. Space Force, the Steve Carrell sci-fi workplace comedy, dropped its entire debut season on Friday; considering it's Carrell in the lead role, and was co-created by him and The Office developer Greg Daniels, you can expect it to be a hit. So even if it wasn't on the Netflix Top 10 on Friday, keep an eye out.

In the meantime, here are the series and movies that Netflix subscribers are loving right now, and why you should watch.

Sweet Magnolias
'Sweet Magnolias' premiered Season 1 in May, and viewers are begging for a Season 2. ELIZA MORSE/Netflix

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

Watching Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix. I'm 30 minutes in and all I can think is: How did this go on for so long? He was a pedophile. He was allowed to continue for 20 years! And his powerful friends covered up his crimes. Talk about 2 sets of justice in the US.

— Warren Collen (@warrencollen1) May 29, 2020

You probably know Epstein's name from the news, the horrifying allegations of sex trafficking and his controversial death. This four-part documentary looks at the elite financier, the glamorous social circles he ran in and his alleged crimes. But it also spends a lot of time on Epstein's accusers and their accounts of disturbing encounters they say they had with the man and his then-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell. A warning: This is not an easy watch.

Uncut Gems


— The Nandolorian | BLM (@tokenmexicanguy) May 25, 2020

This 2019 A24 film follows Adam Sandler, who plays a New York jeweler, as he's pulled into a series of serious bets with even more serious consequences. Directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems is part crime-thriller and part cringe-comedy, and it's got a dedicated fanbase that's ecstatic over the movie being on Netflix. In the spirit of the film, take a chance on it—your bet will pay off.

Sweet Magnolias

If there’s not a season 2 of Sweet Magnolias on Netflix I will NOT be happy

— Ryan Stanzel (@rstanzel) May 27, 2020

For something lighter, try Sweet Magnolias, which follows three best friends in a small town as their personal lives evolve, and everyone tries to gossip about their business. It's comparable to series like Gilmore Girls, but there's an unexpected twist that left viewers begging Netflix for Season 2.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar the Last Airbender becoming #1 on Netflix and trending everywhere after 15 years is easily the best thing about 2020.

— JVZMINA X ART (@jvzmina) May 22, 2020

This animated series secured its spot as a fan favorite years ago, and it's now on Netflix for a new generation of viewers to enjoy. Longtime devotees of the adventure series, which originally aired from 2005 to 2008, are binging it all again to relive their favorite moments.

Dead To Me

Dead To Me season 3 needed to come out like yesterday

— chey (@CheyNicoleee3) May 27, 2020

Season 2 of this dark comedy premiered at the start of May, and it's still climbing Netflix's big board. The new episodes follow Judy and Jen as they're forced to fix a giant issue that came up at the end of Season 1. (Apologies for the vagueness, but we wouldn't dare spoil any details.) For those who haven't seen Season 1, we advise you start there.


Uncut Gems, Riverdale season 4, Avatar the Last Airbender, and all the Back to the Futures are on Netflix... I’m about to binge for literally weeks.

— Brayden (@BraydenMilam22) May 28, 2020

This CW show recently saw its fourth season make it onto Netflix, which means there's plenty for new viewers to catch up on. The show follows dramatic teen relationships, all while diving into a dark mystery surrounding the death of someone in the town. "Archie, but Twin Peaks" is a tired summary at this point, but hey, it works.

History 101

For anyone who is after something new to watch, Netflix has a new docuseries called History 101. 20 minute episodes looking at different events and how things changed as time went on - really interesting!!

— Miss Green (@MissGreenMods) May 22, 2020

Have you ever wondered when fast food became an American obsession? Or what, exactly, is going on with the importance of oil in global conversations? History 101 has you covered with 20-ish-minute episodes that explain the background on some of the biggest subjects and conversations affecting our world.

The Flash

New episodes of The Flash on Netflix 👀👀👀 okokokok

— Spooky Mulder (@DollGuerrera) May 26, 2020

This superhero series follows (if you couldn't tell from the title) The Flash, a super-fast crime-fighter. But there's also a mystery element, since the speedster is also trying to figure out who's responsible for his mother's death.

Just Go With It

FINALLY just go with it is on Netflix!!!! My favorite movie for 10 years 💗

— emily h ❁ (@EmilyHolloway12) May 24, 2020

This 2011 film gets Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston tangled in a web of lies. Danny (Sandler) enlists his assistant Katherine (Aniston) to stand in as his fake, estranged wife. It's all a plot to get his ideal woman to fall in love with him, but will it work? Stream and find out.

Outer Banks

we all need season 2 of outer banks :)

— Mafss💗 (@mafssequeira) May 26, 2020

Outer Banks is one of Netflix's newest series, and fans seem to love it already. The show focuses on a group of teenage friends who embark on a summertime journey to find lost treasure. It isn't so simple, though, because how could it be? Turns out that the treasure might actually have something to do with the disappearance of one boy's father.