The Top 16 Netflix Movies, Series and Documentaries That I highly recommend


Hi, I’m Cwayita, and I’m a Netflix addict.

Now that I have confronted that addiction and settled that, I hope you all had a lovely day.

This evening I wanted to share with you the series and movies that have left a very good mark in my life over this lockdown period. I am in awe of the profound talent in every artist. Some I watched over ten years ago but didn’t have a clear recollection of the lessons so I had to rewatch them again – sometimes that’s necessary.

The list is not highlighting any specific genre; it’s a mixed bag of everything that had me thinking, made me feel good inside, was a necessary distraction and contributed to the small joys during the lockdown because of the world pandemic we are all trying to get through. As I write this I keep taking a sip of my watered down coca-cola and thinking about how important it is to create your own happiness and Netflix has really helped me get through those difficult days of feeling lonely by giving me hope that there’s a whole world out there that is waiting to be explored post lockdown.

In no particular order: 

  1. The Light Between Oceans (I’m extremely torn because of how heartbreaking this drama is and how deeply emotional it left me)
  2. Miracle in cell NO.7 (Grab your tissue – an amazing performance by everyone involved)
  3. Heal (I’m still reflecting on how to make the necessary changes in my life)
  4. El Chapo (I’m obviously obsessed and incredibly fascinated)
  5. The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow (Necessary watch)
  6. Dating Around (Friday night feel-good watch)
  7. Love is Blind (worth a binge)

  1. Atonement (Lessons on lessons on lesson on forgiveness)
  2. Prison Break (All time fav – brilliant)
  3. Skin Decision (A very different and refreshing take on cosmetic surgery )
  4. When they see us (Heavy – My criminal justice reform-loving self needed this Four-part mini-series)
  5. You (The reason Netflix exists in my life)
  6. Holiday in the wild (Cute and easy watch)
  7. Messiah (Intrigued – I liked it more than I should’ve)
  8. Extreme engagement  (I am down for any adventure especially during a time where we can’t travel)
  9. Blood and Water (I loved it and saw little me in many of the characters)


Since making the very difficult decision to make August my least productive month of this year. I have felt a different kind of calm within me, now more than ever I am encouraged to make time for ME and preserve my energy. This break is necessary, life is about creating your own reality and these shows on Netflix have shed some light on that so I am grateful for that epiphany.

Rihanna said it best when she said, “I’m going to look back at my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me.” I will conclude this post by saying challenge accepted Rihanna and this is only the beginning of a more intentional way of living.

Share what your recommendations are with me. I would love to mix up my playlist.

Read more on how to maintain your self-care here.



Cwayita Bizana
Cwayita Bizana

1 Comment

  1. Bomikazi Nkqoyi
    August 7, 2020 / 11:29 am

    Some of these are definitely on my ‘To watch ‘list !

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