June 8, 2023


Creative living

15 Best Quibi TV Shows and Movies to Watch on the App

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On April 6, the entertainment world will forever be changed all thanks to the launch of a brand new mobile app called Quibi.

What is Quibi, you ask? It’s a streaming service featuring bite-size original shows and movies starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood — Kristen Bell, Liam Hemsworth, Chrissy Teigen, and many more. What makes Quibi unique is that the content is designed to only be enjoyed on your phone, and every episode or chapter of a program is 10 minutes or less long.

Once you hear the shows and movies offered on the app, you’ll likely want to immediately download it ($4.99 a month with ads, $7.99 per month without). There will be three kinds of entertainment experiences available on Quibi starting April 6 — movies in chapters, unscripted and documentary series, and daily essentials (a.k.a. news updates, weather forecast info, and more).

To help you prioritize what to watch first, we’ve rounded up the absolute best of the best when it comes to each category on Quibi. Here are our picks — you can watch all of the below, except for Stranger, starting April 6:

Best movies in chapters:


This drama follows a woman (Sophie Turner) who had plans to end her life before getting involved in a deadly plane crash. Somehow, she and one other passenger (Corey Hawkins) miraculously escape the wreckage. But their journey is far from over: they’ll have to brave the elements and band together to survive the wilderness.


What happens when Will Forte and Kaitlin Olson unite to play a couple yearning to become TV’s next great home renovation show duo? Pure hilarity, that’s what. In this comedy produced by Funny or Die, the duo’s dreams are suddenly sidetracked when they get kidnapped by members of a drug cartel (Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Broad City‘s Arturo Castro) and are forced to renovate their massive homes.


If thrillers are your thing, you’ll be glued to your phone watching Stranger. An unassuming rideshare driver (Maika Monroe)’s life becomes a horrifying game of cat-and-mouse when a mysterious Hollywood Hills passenger (Dane DeHaan) gets in her car and threatens to murder her unless she tells him “a great story.” It’s important to note that Stranger doesn’t roll out on the app until April 13 — rest assured, when it does come out, it’ll be worth the wait.

Best unscripted shows & documentaries:

Thanks a Million

Jennifer Lopez, Tracy Morgan, and more headline episodes of this inspiring series, which features celebrities surprising people with $100,000 donations. In turn, that person gives $50,000 to someone else, who gives $25,000 to another individual, and so on.


The iconic prankster series is back, with Chance the Rapper taking over for Ashton Kutcher in this revamped version. Just like in the original series, Chance goes to extreme lengths in order to prank some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Chrissy’s Court

Love Chrissy? Obsessed with her tweets? Then you’ll instantly be in love with this program. In true Judge Judy style, Chrissy rules the court room and takes on real-life small claim cases. With the help of her mom, Vilailuck Teigen, as the bailiff, Chrissy delivers legally binding verdicts.

Murder House Flip

Those of you who are into the supernatural will probably go nuts over Murder House Flip. A team of forensic specialists, spiritual healers, and renovation experts are tasked with turning a house where a tragic or scandalous event took place into a gorgeous, livable property. Interior design enthusiasts will be happy to learn that Mikel Welch and Joelle Uzyel are hosting the series.

Elba vs. Block

Whether you’re a big car person or not, there’s an undeniable thrill of seeing Idris Elba and professional rally car driver Ken Block show off their skills and attempt outrageous stunts. But for real, don’t try anything you see from this show at home.


Tituss Burgess is back to delight us once again. Each episode involves two blindfolded chefs getting blasted in the face with a cannon full of food. The chefs then have to identify the food and recreate it, and whoever comes closest wins a prize. Oh, and did we mention Wolfgang Puck, Jane Krakowski, and Dan Levy all make an appearance?

Fierce Queens

Reese Witherspoon narrates and presents this BBC-produced nature docuseries, which centers around the animal kingdom’s “rebel matriarchs, powerful leaders, and dangerous lovers.” Hyenas, fireflies, meerkats and more will be explored via dramatic natural history stories told from a “fresh female perspective.”

Gone Mental With Lior

Celebrity mentalist Lior Suchard has a blast freaking out Ben Stiller, James Corden, Rob Gronkowski, and more big names with his insane mental stunts. Episode after episode, you’ll constantly be asking yourself, “how did he do that?!”

Shape of Pasta

Foodies out there will appreciate this thoughtful series hosted by Chef Evan Funke of Los Angeles’s Felix Trattoria. In it, the accomplished chef travels to Italy to meet with the very best pasta makers and tell their stories. His goal is to expose the world to unique techniques and unusual pasta shapes in an effort to keep these traditions alive.


Sasha Velour (2017 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race) is executive-producing this eight-part series based on the stage act. Each episode focuses on one drag performer and explores their backstory as they prepare for their individual showcases.

Best daily essentials:

The Nod With Brittany & Eric

Adapted from the Gimlet podcast, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings host this daily show that examines current Black culture while discussing the biggest headlines, pop culture trends, and other hot topics.

Hot Off the Mic

Get your daily dose of funny with this series that showcases new and emerging comedians performing at some of the country’s most iconic comedy clubs.