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Quarantine, restless, locked down with nothing to do, or if you’re wondering what’s good to stream right now during self-isolation. You’ve come to the right spot.

What's Good to Stream Right Now - What to Watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney Plus

If you’re stuck deciding on what to binge-watch on watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney, you’re in luck. My lack of sleep and ability to multitask is coming in handy right now. From series to documentary to movies, I have you covered. If an international film is your thing, there is a section just for you. This list has some of the best shows you’re not watching.

I have gotten to the stage of quarantine, where I can’t tell the difference between morning and night. The kids were okay at first, but now I think they’ve had enough of me as a teacher. My husband, may God bless his heart, is having to deal with all our various moods. The saving grace from all of these has been the ability to binge-watch shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney. It’s a privilege having access to all four platforms, and during this self-isolation, I’m having getting my money’s worth.

What’s Good to Stream Right Now on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and YouTube

What's Good to Stream Right Now on Netflix

What to Watch on Netflix

On My Block – It’s a coming of age comedy, my daughter suggested it because some of her classmates mentioned it and we decided to give it a look. I enjoyed watching it and using it as a springboard for discussion. If you like All American, then you will enjoy this.

All American – Sports drama, great storyline, covers a wide range of topics with social and emotional depth. It sort of reminds me of One Tree Hill. If you like On My Block, then you will enjoy this as well.

The Last Kingdom – Great show, highly underrated and captivating from the start.

A Secret Love – A beautiful documentary about prejudice and a couples decade long-relationship.

Outer Banks – I haven’t watched this yet, but it’s on my list. A friend recommended it, and her exact words were, “It looks cheesy at first, but it’s actually pretty good.” So proceed with caution.

Best Foreign Films and Series on Netflix

The Wedding Party – Romantic comedy. It’s a great introduction to the Nigerian culture and a glimpse at what takes to plan those elaborate Nigerian weddings you see on Instagram.

King of Boys – It’s a political crime thriller that will have you. A portion of the movie is in Yoruba, which is my native language, so it’s dear to my heart. I’ve watched it a few times, that’s how much I enjoyed it. Sidebar: I have mutual friends with the writer and director of this film, so seeing this movie on Netflix felt like a personal win for me.

Up North – An international drama about love, friendship, and family politics. Great storyline. Sidebar: The lead actor used to be an acquaintance of mine until he packed his bags and left New York for a better future in Nigeria.

Lionheart – Slow start but an excellent film.

Elite – It’s a Spanish thriller, but with an English dub so you can follow the storyline. Season 3 just came out, and I am waiting to wrap up on All American so I can watch it. The first two seasons were terrific, so I am excited to jump on season 3.

Sons of the Caliphate – Nigerian political drama series with an intense storyline. It’s about corruption, entitlement, and family loyalty. Mostly in English with a few Hausa language thrown in here and there.

AndhaDhun – Want to dip your toes in Bollywood movies? Try this Indian crime thriller. It will have you at the edge of your seat the whole time, and it’s unpredictable from start to finish: a great and funny movie—mostly in Hindu with a few English.

Guilty (Talvar) – An heartbreaking thriller that got under my skin. It’s based on a true story, which is probably what kept me going, plus I wanted to see how it all unfolds. It’s 2 hours long.

Article 15 – A dark crime thriller made me uncomfortable a few times but, overall, an excellent movie. It offered a glimpse into the social and political issues in India. It’s in the Hindu language, and the subtitles were easy to read and understand.

What’s Good to Stream Right Now on HULU

What's Good to Stream Right Now on Hulu

What to Watch on Hulu

Chance – It’s a psychological thriller starring Hugh Laurie from House. It’s only two seasons but excellent.

Little Fire Everywhere – probably one of my favorite binge-watch this month. It’s based on a book by the same name. I was waiting in anticipation from start to finish. You can get the book here.

Ramy – Set in New Jersey, Ramy is based on a immigrant Muslim family. Fairly new with only two seasons but it’s so GOOD. It funny and it offers an honest insight into what’s like to be an Egyptian American muslim family living in America – more specifically NJ.

Three Identical Strangers – Documentary about three Identical triplets that were separated at birth and adopted by three different families. It’s an outstanding documentary that left me feeling angry, sad, and in disbelief.

Must-See Foreign Films and Series on Hulu

The Wedding Party – Romantic comedy. It’s a great introduction to the Nigerian culture and a glimpse at what takes to plan those elaborate Nigerian weddings you see on Instagram.

Parasite – There is a reason why this movie won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film. My husband and I saw it on one of our low-key date-night in. It’s a South Korean film, so the actors are speaking Korean, but it’s subtitled so you can follow along easily.

Harlot – British-American period drama, captivating from the get-go. Don’t be put off by the name and the fact that it takes place in the brothel, all that notwithstanding it’s a great show.

The Accident – British series, only one season, great plot, and worth checking out.

What’s Good to Stream Right Now on Amazon Prime

What's Good to Stream Right Now on Amazon Prime

What to Watch on Amazon

The Night Manager – Suspense thriller, lots of fun.

Bosch – Season 6 just came out, and I’m already done streaming it. Yes, it’s that good. I didn’t waste any time plowing through it, awesome show.

Sneaky Pete – Hook from the beginning, great cast, fantastic story, fun, and easy to binge. I have been a fan of Giovanni Ribisi since Boiler Room, so this warmed my heart.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Laugh out loud funny, it’s a quirky comedy. If you’re a fan of Tony Shalhoub in Monk, you will enjoy him here as well.

Animal Kingdom – I watch this on A & E but happy to see it on Amazon, you can watch all catch up on the past season on Let’s just say I am rooting for Cody.

Must-See Foreign Films and Series on Amazon Prime

Thappad – I enjoyed the raw emotion and authenticity. I spent the majority of the movie rooting for It’s about women empowerment. It’s about taking a stand, acknowledging one’s worth, and not settling for anything less, even when it seems like the world is against you.

What’s Good to Stream Right Now on Disney+

What's Good to Stream Right Now on Disney Plus

What to Watch on Disney Plus

Gravity Falls – Entertaining, funny cartoon, and a bit edgy.

Boy Meets World – Feeling a bit nostalgic? Shear this childhood favorite with your children. It’s a coming of age sitcom from the ’90s, and your children might be familiar with the spin-off Girl Meets World.

What to Watch on Youtube

Skinny Girl in Transit – It’s a Nigerian comedy web series that I discovered a few years ago, and I have been a fan ever since. Don’t worry, it’s in English, and you can turn on closed caption if, for some weird reason you can’t understand them. Season 6 just wrapped, so you have quite a few seasons to fall in love with the show.

Family Feud Africa – Yes, you heard that right, Family Feud Africa. If you enjoy Family Feud, then check out Family Feud Africa.

Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 

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