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52 Shows on Netflix and Other Services to Watch During Tuesday's Snowstorm

By  Camille Bautista Julia Bottles and Nicole Levy | September 2, 2016 3:01pm | Updated on March 13, 2017 12:27pm

 From your family this Thanksgiving weekend with these shows, movies, and documentaries.
From your family this Thanksgiving weekend with these shows, movies, and documentaries.
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If you're lucky enough to be able to stay at home while an expected 20 inches of snow fall on the city this Tuesday, you can make a pretty good dent in all those shows you've been meaning to watch.

DNAinfo New York has rounded up a completely subjective selection of series and movies available to stream on Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime.

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And don't forget that you can now download some Netflix offerings to your devices so you can watch offline — the perfect solution if you still have to make that subway commute during the storm.


► Shows

"Luke Cage" (2016)

Set in Harlem and filmed around the city, "Luke Cage" follows Marvel's indescribable superhero after the action of  "Jessica Jones." The show has also gotten a lot of attention for its soundtrack and episode titles inspired by legendary New York rap duo Gang Starr.

"The Crown" (2016)

Follow Elizabeth from princess to Queen of England in this new show starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith. The show, which focuses on the queen's early reign, shows off its $130 million price tag with lavish sets and meticulous reproductions of some of Queen Elizabeth's iconic gowns including her wedding dress. 

"Stranger Things" (2016)

A rainy weekend is the perfect time to binge watch the '80s nostalgia throwback everyone's been talking about. It centers around the disappearance of a young boy and a mysterious girl who suddenly enters the lives of three best friends. If you like it, you're in luck. Netflix announced "Stranger Things" will get a second season.

"The Get Down" (2016)

Dive into early hip-hop and disco with this Baz Luhurman show set in the South Bronx during the late 1970s. While you're watching, see if you can spot where in New York City certain scenes were shot on location.

“Orange is the New Black” (2013)
The latest season of the popular prison dramedy hit Netflix on June 17, with a bevy of new characters filing Litchfield Penitentiary. The series, which is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” follows the obstacles and struggles the inmates face as they do their time.

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (2015)
Check out the live-action Marvel superhero show, following superhero-turned-private-eye Jessica Jones as she tries to rebuild her life. The episodes are filmed throughout New York City, with the main character based in Hell’s Kitchen. A second season is in the works, though no premiere date has been announced.

“Narcos” (2015)
Just in time for the show’s second season premiere on September 2, catch up with the rise and fall of Columbian druglord Pablo Escobar, starring by Wagner Moura and Boyd Holbrook.

“Bloodline” (2015)
This thriller-drama takes a look at how the past of a well-off family in the Florida Keys comes back to haunt them, as their dark secrets are revealed once the oldest sibling and black sheep returns home.

“Better Call Saul” (2015)
For “Breaking Bad” fans (another series to binge), this spin-off prequel dives into the history of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill on his journey to becoming the seedy Saul Goodman we all know and love.  

“Black Mirror” (2011)
Technology takes a dark turn in “Black Mirror,” where each episode touches on satirical themes exploring modern innovation and examines its impact on humanity and society.

► Comedy

“Chef” (2014)
After losing his job at a Los Angeles restaurant, one chef decides to debut a food truck following a road trip journey filled with self-discovery, laughs and family. The film stars Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, and John Leguizamo.

"The Princess Bride” (1987)
This fantastical, adventure comedy tells the story of a farmhand who looks to rescue a princess — as told by a grandfather reading to his sick grandson. The quirky film follows heroes through the Cliffs of Insanity, bouts with rodents of unusual size, and more.

“Dope” (2015)
Produced by Forest Whitaker, Pharrell Williams, and Sean Combs, “Dope" tracks a teen in his last year of high school as he tries to balance college applications and his SAT with life in a rough California neighborhood.

► Drama

“Beasts of No Nation” (2015)
Idris Elba stars in this Netflix original, where a child soldier fights in the civil war of an unnamed West African country. Shot in Ghana, the film follows the young boy as he is forced to leave his childhood behind. 

"Fruitvale Station" (2012)
22-year-old Bay Area resident Oscar Grant III tries to get a head start on his New Year’s resolutions in this heart-wrenching film based on real-life events.

► Documentary

"Amanda Knox" (2016)

Knox and other key players at the center of the Italian murder case that gripped headlines for years speak out in this new documentary. 

"The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young" (2014)

Runners try to complete a meandering ultramarathon through the unpaved hills of Tennessee, contending with thorny underbrush, fatigue and the odd-ball race organizer who starts the whole thing by ceremoniously lighting a cigarette.

“Valley Uprising” (2014)
Watch as climbers live out a counterculture of dumpster-diving and parties in Yosemite National Park. This documentary chronicles their journeys as they tackle the cliffs, following the rock-climbing tradition in California’s mountains.

“Chef’s Table” (2015)
Look inside the lives and kitchens of renowned chefs around the world. In its second season, docu-series “Chef’s Table” focuses on one chef each episode and follows their techniques and experiences with culinary inspiration from Italy to Thailand.

“Alive Inside” (2014)
Highlighting how music therapy can help those who suffer with Alzheimer’s disease, this documentary looks at the lives of individuals around the country who have been changed through the experience of listening to music. “Alive Inside” addresses the human connection, with input from healthcare experts and relatives’ personal tales.

“The Champions” (2015)
Check out the pit bulls who were rescued from the dog fighting ring of NFL quarterback Michael Vick and how they changed the lives of those who saved them.

► Horror/Suspense

“The Awakening” (2011)
A hoax exposer visits a haunted boarding school in an attempt to explain sightings of a ghost, but finds herself questioning her work as strange occurrences take place.

"The Host" (2006)
Formaldehyde from an American mortician makes its way into South Korea’s Han River, making for a terrifying mix that results in this action/horror movie. The film follows an eccentric family’s attempts to save their child from a monster’s clutches.

“Hush” (2016)
A woman who has lost her hearing fights for her life after a masked man appears at her home in the middle of the woods. After realizing his victim is deaf, the killer tries to use it to his advantage as she attempts a dangerous escape.  

Hulu Plus

► TV Shows

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2013)
This award-winning comedy set in Brooklyn’s fictional 99th Precinct follows a team of detectives headed by Captain Ray Holt, a man with a lot to prove. Andy Samberg stars as Jake Peralta, a carefree, talented detective who butts heads with his superior.

“Empire” (2015)
Watch the drama unfold as the family members fight for control of a hip-hop and entertainment company. The musical drama series stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Catch up on the two seasons to be up to date for the September season premiere.

“Archer” (2010)
A self-involved master spy tackles international missions while dealing with his mother and fellow employees as they sabotage each other for personal gain. The animated show from FX is sure to keep you laughing through its seven seasons.

“Broad City” (2014)
Follow two twenty-something best friends as they navigate through their daily lives in New York City, turning everyday experiences into hilarious situations — whether its getting locked out of their apartments or working at a Brooklyn food co-op.  

► Comedy

"Clueless" (1995) 

As if.

"Trading Places" (1938)

The lives of a homeless con artist and a Wall Street commodities broker when they land at the center of a bet by two millionaires.

► Drama

"Spectre" (2015)

Daniel Craig reprises his role as a cryptic message from the British spy's leads him on an international journey to uncover a sinister organization.

"Creed" (2015)

This spin-off of the "Rocky" franchise follows the story of Apollo Creed's son as he trains with Rocky Balboa. It stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone.

"Y Tu Mamá También" (2001)
Two teens embark on a road trip in Mexico with an attractive older woman in this film from award-winning director Alfonso Cuaron, with themes of life, sex, and friendship.

“Interstellar” (2014)
This science fiction drama from director Christopher Nolan brings viewers on a trip through space as a crew of astronauts travel through a wormhole, searching for a new home for humankind.

► Documentary

"OJ: Made in America" (2016)

This Academy Award-winning three-part, 12-hour long documentary is a deep-dive into O.J. Simpson, the Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman murders, and the trail of the century. 

Amazon Prime

► Shows

"Good Girls Revolt" (2016)
Based on true events, this show follows a group of young female researches at "New of the Week" in 1969 who push back against the rules that keep them in low-level newsroom positions.

“The Man In The High Castle” (2015)
Dive into this dystopian alternative history, depicting a world where the Axis powers won World War II and the United States is divided into sections with the Japanese Pacific States, a Nazi region, and a neutral zone. Based on the Philip K. Dick novel, the series stars Rufus Sewell and Luke Kleintank.

“Mr. Robot” (2015)
A young programmer and hacker gets recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground hacktivist group to destroy a corporation he works for. Catch up on season one of this show just in time for the July 13 premiere of its second season.

"Downton Abbey" (2010)
PBS’ Emmy-winning period drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the years before and after World War I.

“Transparent” (2014)
Check out this award-winning show starring Jeffrey Tambor that examines a Los Angeles family’s life after one member’s dramatic admission.

► Comedy

"The Lobster" (2016)

In this absurdist comedy set in the near future, single people are obligated to find their mates in 45 days. Those who fail are transformed into animals.

"Trading Places" (1983)

Director John Landis' classic comedy stars Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche as two wealthy but blasé brothers who switch the lives of an upper-class commodities broker (Dan Aykroyd) and a homeless conman (Eddie Murphy) as part of an elaborate bet.

"Seven Psychopaths" (2012)
“Seven Psychopaths” takes down the current state of filmmaking while keeping a light-hearted tone, as one struggling screenwriter gets caught up in Los Angeles’ criminal world.

► Drama

“Chi-Raq" (2015)
Set in modern-day Chicago, this Spike Lee film is an update on an ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. Women are persuaded to withhold their affections in order to urge a peaceful resolution between two warring groups.

“Room” (2015)
Based on the novel of the same name, "Room" tells the story of a mother and son who are held captive for years in an enclosed space. The film explores the love between the two, and the escape that changes their lives.

"Good Will Hunting" (1998)

This beloved film starring Matt Damon as a genius janitor with untapped potential will make you definitely make you cry. Robin Williams' performance as the psychologist who helps Will Hunting find his way won the actor his own Academy Award.

"Boondock Saints" (1999)

This cult classic stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as Irish-American twin brothers who go on a vigilante quest to rid their hometown, Boston, of crime and evil after killing two members of the Russian mafia in self defense. 

► Documentary

"Amy" (2015)
Learn about the life of late Grammy Award-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words through archival footage and previously unheard tracks.

"Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" (1996)
For fans of "Making of a Murderer,” this classic crime documentary examines a triple murder of young boys and the trials of the teens known as the West Memphis Three.

“Meru” (2015)
Follow three renowned climbers through their struggles and victories as they attempt to ascend Mount Meru, a more than 20,000-foot peak in Northern India.

► Horror/Thriller

"Hostel" (2006)

This horror film about a group of college-aged backpackers staying in Slovakian hostel was such a successful example of "torture porn" that it spawned two sequels.

"The Woman in Black” (2012)
Daniel Radcliffe stars in this thriller where a young lawyer travels to remote village, only to find horror among the residents haunted by a vengeful ghost.