What to Watch While We're Stuck Inside Print

By Linda Schapiro

Editor's Note: This list was put together by Linda Schapiro for Scarsdale10583.com. It is reprinted with Linda's permission and the permission of Scarsdale10583.com. We are grateful that they are sharing this with MyhometownBronxville.com readers. 

Apr. 8, 2020:  Social distancing gives everyone time to catch up on all the great home entertainment that we don’t usually have time to watch.

Here’s a list of documentaries, television mini-series and movies, all recommended by Linda Schapiro with recommendations from Nancy Adler, Wendy Cohen, Peggy DaSilva, Beth Ehrich, Anne Ellman, Gary Simon, Lisa Rodman, Joanne Wallenstein, Mindy White, and Flo Wiener.

You can click on each blue headline to watch the trailor for the movie.


The Biggest Little Farm (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy).

Everything Is Copy (HBO)

Get Me Roger Stone (Netflix)

Mike Wallace Is Here (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy)

Hummus! The Movie (PrimeVideo)

Period. End of Sentence. (Netflix)

A Fine Line (Not available yet)

Above and Beyond (PrimeVideo).

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (PrimeVideo)

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (PBS)

Amazing Pigs (Smithsonian Channel)

Between the Shades (Documentary, iTunes)

Tea with the Dames (IFC Films)

306 Hollywood (Prime Video or Apple)

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene 

Gasland (Amazon or Apple to rent, Part II can be streamed on HBO)

Exit Through the Gift Shop (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Inside Job (Available on most services to rent or buy) (2011 Oscar for Best Documentary)

Waste Land (Apple)

Walking on Water (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (Available on most services to rent or buy)

One Child Nation (Prime Video)

American Factory (Netflix) (Winner of the 2020 Oscar for Best Documentary)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Netflix or PrimeVideo)

AMY (Netflix)

Quincy (Netflix)

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Obit (PrimeVideo)

Leaving Neverland, Parts 1 & 2 (HBO)

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO)

Free Solo (Nat Geo TV or PrimeVideo)

RBG (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (HBO)

Apollo 11 (CNN) (Premiered in Imax theaters on March 1, 2019 and expanded to wider release March 8, 2019)

Bill Cunningham New York (Prime Video or Hulu)

The Times of Bill Cunningham (Not available to stream yet).

Rosenwald (Not available to stream yet)

The Spy Behind Home Plate (Not available to stream yet)

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (Not available to stream yet)9.

Advocate (Not available to stream yet)

Docudramas/Based on True Events:

Chernobyl (HBO) (Mini series)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Spy (Netflix) (Mini series).

The Report (PrimeVideo)

Victoria (PBS or PrimeVideo)

Judy (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Mrs. Wilson (PBS)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix)

The Durrells in Corfu (PBS)

Brexit (HBO)

The Loudest Voice (Showtime or most other services to buy)

Bombshell (Available on most services to rent or buy)

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lesson Learned from a Mythical Man (Netflix)

Bag of Marbles (iTunes or PrimeVideo)

Our Boys (HBO)

Modern Love (Prime Video)

Narcos (Netflix)

Unbelievable (Netflix)


The Plot Against America (HBO) 

Scott & Bailey (PrimeVideo or Hulu)

Vera (BBC, Hulu, or PrimeVideo)

Wallander (PrimeVideo, PBS)

Happy Valley (Netflix)

Grandchester (PBS)

Bodyguard (Netflix)

Inspector Lewis (PBS)

Inspector Morse (PrimeVideo)

Endeavor (PBS)

Bosch (PrimeVideo)

Fauda (Netflix)

True Detective (HBO)

Prime Suspect (BritBox)

Prime Suspect - Tennison (PBS)

Foyle’s War (Acorn)

DCI Banks (PrimeVideo or Hulu)

The Tunnel (PBS, AppleTV)

Killing Eve (BBCAmerica or Hulu)

Unforgotten (PBS)

Mind Hunter (Netflix)

Luther (Netflix or BBCAmerica)

Catastrophe (PrimeVideo)

Fleabag (PrimeVideo)

Call the Midwife (PBS, Netflix)

Doc Martin (Hulu)

Father Brown (Netflix)

Broadchurch (Netflix)

Gracepoint (PrimeVideo)

Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Midsomer Murders (PrimeVideo, Netflix)

Schitt’s Creek (Seasons 1-4 on Netflix, Season 5 on POP thru iTunes)

Dough (iTunes or Prime Video)

Howard’s End (PrimeVideo)

Sanditon (PBS Masterpiece or PrimeVideo)

Insecure (HBO or Hulu or most other services to rent)

Nailed It (Netflix)

The Baker and the Beauty (PrimeVideo - English Subtitled)

99 Homes (PrimeVideo - actually recommended by Beth Ehrich)

Last Tango in Halifax (PBS)

Shtisel (Netflix - English Subtitled)

Succession (HBO)

Outlander (Starz 5 seasons, Netflix 3 seasons or most other services to buy)

Younger (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy)

Apple Tree Yard (BBC One or rent on PrimeVideo)

Babel (PrimeVideo)

Shetland (PrimeVideo)

What Happens Next (PrimeVideo)

Babylon Berlin (Netflix - 3 seasons)

A Place to Call Home (Acorn TV, PrimeVideo or Apple to buy)

Call my Agent (Netflix)

The Stranger (Netflix)

Sunshine (PrimeVideo for rent)

The Weissensee Saga (PrimeVideo)

A French Village (Hulu)

The Song of Names (Not available to stream yet)

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