20 Netflix Originals With Our Favorite Celebs We Can't Wait to Watch

Bethany Quinn | May 1, 2019 Movies
20 Netflix Originals With Our Favorite Celebs We Can't Wait to Watch
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Brian Geraghty and Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
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Ahhh Netflix! The beloved streaming service has become a treasure to show bingers and movie connoisseurs alike since it burst on the scene in 1997. We seriously don't remember life before we could instantly watch our favorite movies and television shows and discover new favorites to enjoy, too! We love Netflix for its amazing content. Parents, in particular, have come to rely on it for its large catalogue of kids shows and movies. For instance, their New Years Eve specials for kids are truly a truly a lifesaver and of course we can't forget about the Boss Baby and Trolls cartoons series!

We honestly don't know what we would do without it.

While we love Netflix for all the classic shows and movies we can stream in an instant, we also love it for all its original shows and movies it's become known for in recent years. Starting with its first Netflix Original, House of Cards, the company has set the bar incredibly high for itself.

Over the years, Netflix has given us a slew of amazing shows that run the gamut -- from shocking drama to family-friendly. The same company that brought us Orange is the New Black and Narcos also brought us Fuller House and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- and it's still going. And then there's all of the true crime documentaries, and tons of Christmas movies it puts out. This year, the streaming service has already brought us a documentary by Beyonce that snatched our edges and promises to keep the good times rolling with many more highly anticipated original movies and shows that are on the way.

Here's a rundown of 20 Netflix originals to stream in 2019.

  • 'Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce'

    1

    This documentary takes fans behind the scenes of Beyonce's historic Coachella performance. We get an inside look at the long hours and hard work that she put into making this performance epic. Be sure to keep and eye out for cameos of Beyonce and Jay Z's adorable children. Plus, this is not the last we will be seeing of Beyonce on Netflix. She signed a three-picture deal reportedly for $60 million.

    Yes!

  • 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile'

    2

    This movie is based on the memoir, The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, by Bundy's former girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. It sars Zac Efron as the infamous serial killer, and Lily Collins as Kloepfer. Throughout the film, Ted Bundy is arrested and escapes from prison (twice) all while his girlfriend remains loyally by his side. Critics are already praising Efron's performance in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile prior to the May 3 release.

  • 'The Perfect Date'

    3

    Noah Centineo from the Netflix hit To All The Boys I've Loved Before makes his return to the streaming service. In The Perfect Date, he plays teen Brooks Rattigan who creates an app where people pay him to be a for-hire stand-in boyfriend for any occasion he uses his money to save up for college. Of course things get complicated in this romantic comedy based on the book The Stand-In.

  • 'Someone Great'

    4

    Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise, and Brittany Snow star as three best friends who help Gina's character, Jenny, have one last epic night in NYC before she moves across the country for work. The film is a hilarious and a modern take on the strength of female friendship -- as well as love and loss.

  • 'The Silence'

    5

    This Netflix Original horror movie stars Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Kiernan Shipka, and Stanley Tucci. In the film, society is being attacked by creatures who hunt by sound. Shipka's character is deaf and travels with her family to the countryside for safety. It definitely has similarities to Bird Box and A Quiet Place.

  • 'Amy Schumer: Growing'

    6

    Netflix describes this special as "raunchy and sincere," and we have to say that is pretty much how we think of all of Amy Schumer's performances, be it stand-up or otherwise. In the comedy special, she talks about her marriage, new baby (on the way), and the misguided advice she got from her mother that's highly relatable.

  • 'Tales of the City'

    7

    This series stars Laura Linney and Ellen Page -- both Netflix alums in Ozark, and the Umbrella Academy, respectively -- and is based on the nine the books of Armistead Maupin. The story centers around Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) who arrives in San Fransisco on a visit from Cleveland and decides to move there permanently.

  • 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'

    8

    Jim Henson lovers will rejoice over this prequel to the 1982 film The Dark Crystal. The prequel will have a 10-episode run on Netflix. Characters in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance are voiced by Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Helena Bonham Carter.

  • 'When They See Us'

    9

    This mini-series was created, written, and directed by Ava DuVernay. It's based on the real-life events of the Central Park Five who were convicted of a crime they never committed, spending over 20 years behind bars as a result.  Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, and Felicity Huffman star.

  • 'Dead To Me'

    10

    Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star as best friends in this dark comedy series that's set to premiere in May. Applegate plays an uptight widow, and Cardellini is her free-spirited bestie. James Marsden and Edward Asner also star in Dead to Me, and we have to say, we're so happy to see Christina Applegate back on the screen -- be it big or small!

  • 'Wine Country'

    11

    The ladies of SNL are back in this highly anticipated comedy, produced and directed by Amy Poehler. This series has some seriously funny heavy-hitters -- including Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, and Tina Fey. To say we're excited for the premiere would be the understatement of the century.

  • 'The Perfection'

    12

    Cosmopolitan calls this movie a "terrifying mix of Black Swan and Bird Box." Allison Williams stars as a competitive music student alongside Logan Browning in this horror film. It looks like this one will be quite the psychological thriller when it premieres on May 24.

  • 'The Last Summer'

    13

    This teenage drama stars Riverdale star KJ Apa and Maia Mitchell as Chicago teens who come together during their last summer before heading off to college. Relationships are tested, and so are personal identities. But ultimately, it's time for these two and their group of friends to grow up.

  • 'Unicorn Store'

    14

    Avengers, reassemble!

    Brie Larson stars and directs this film about a failed artist who moves back in with her parents, played by Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford. The movie blends fantasy and comedy, and costars Larson's Captain Marvel castmate, Samuel L. Jackson.

  • 'No Good Nick'

    15

    Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin star in this dark comedy as a husband and wife who are parents to two teenagers. A teen seeking revenge on their family shows up at their doorstep, claiming she's an orphan and they are her closest relatives. They take her in, and the teen has trouble carrying out her mission of ruining their lives. 

  • 'Sex Education'

    16

    Gillian Anderson stars as a sex therapist who inspires her son to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at his high school. The series is funny and surprisingly heartwarming in parts. The unusual plot is definitely a refreshing break from all those true crime documentaries.

  • 'Turn Up Charlie'

    17

    Idris Elba stars a down-on-his-luck DJ who takes a job as a nanny to his best friend's young daughter. Piper Perabo plays Sara, Charlie's famous friend and mom to 11-year-old problem child, Gabrielle. The two form a special bond as Charlie works on getting a second chance at life.

    It's a must-watch, but honestly, we'll see anything Elba is in!

  • 'Chambers'

    18

    After a teen (Sasha) receives a lifesaving heart transplant, she realizes that things with her body are quite different than before. In fact, she starts to take on the personality of her donor, who just so happens to be a psychotic killer. Uma Thurman co-stars as the mother of the heart donor who creepily invites Sasha into her family's life.

    The show is quite the suspenseful teen horror series!

  • 'Rhythm + Flow'

    19

    Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. will serve as judges in this hip-hop-themed music competition. It will feature 10 hour-long episodes and travel across the country for auditions -- including the judge's hometowns of Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. Rhythm + Flow is set to air in the fall.

  • 'Wanda Sykes: Not Normal'

    20

    While this will be Wanda Sykes's fifth stand-up special, it will be her first on Netflix. The one-hour special will debut on May 21, and will feature her take on the current political climate, which as one might guess, she thinks is "not normal." Of course we can expect her no-holds-barred approach to telling it like it is!

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