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16 Peaceful Things To Watch On Netflix When You Just Want To Relax

For when all you want to do is watch Netflix and (literally) chill.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they watch on Netflix when they want to relax. Here are their recommendations...

1. The Great British Bake Off*...

BBC

Watch on: Netflix US

"It's literally the most wholesome, happy show in existence. Goofy puns, delicious food, killer blazers, the male judge with sparkling blue eyes, and enough intensity to keep you hooked while being able to soak in the decency, kindness, and quirkiness of the cast and bakers. It's all you could ever want." – EricaNoel

*It's called The Great British Baking Show in the US, but I can't bring myself to call it that.

2. And The Great British Bake Off: Masterclass

Watch on: Netflix US"There's something incredibly soothing about watching Paul and Mary joke around with each other while turning out pastries and breads I've never heard of before." – aliciaj43045c7d3
BBC

Watch on: Netflix US

"There's something incredibly soothing about watching Paul and Mary joke around with each other while turning out pastries and breads I've never heard of before." – aliciaj43045c7d3

3. Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere...

Watch on: Netflix US, UK, Canada, and more"Watching him finish these incredible paintings and talk about the wonders of nature and the various escapades he's been on throughout his life is one of my favourite ways to unwind." – danieandlauren
APT

Watch on: Netflix US, UK, Canada, and more

"Watching him finish these incredible paintings and talk about the wonders of nature and the various escapades he's been on throughout his life is one of my favourite ways to unwind." – danieandlauren

4. And Chill With Bob Ross

APT

Watch on: Netflix US, UK, Canada, and more

"Watching the painting legend himself teach you how to make happy little landscapes is so relaxing. Bob makes you feel like you're old pals and he's just having a conversation with you. Even if you have no intention of ever painting, watching this wholesome show will just chill you out." – ladylibrary

5. Samsara

Watch on: Netflix UK"It's a gorgeous documentary-style film that just consists of incredible instrumental music and images, both picture and video, of stunning sites around the world, people, places, nature, ruins, natural wonders, etc. Just beautiful." – Sandra Navi Young, Facebook
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Watch on: Netflix UK

"It's a gorgeous documentary-style film that just consists of incredible instrumental music and images, both picture and video, of stunning sites around the world, people, places, nature, ruins, natural wonders, etc. Just beautiful." – Sandra Navi Young, Facebook

6. The Slow TV Series

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide"I watched part of the train ride from Bergen to Oslo. There's no talking, just beautiful countryside flying by. It lasts for 7 hours. I only watched about ten minutes, but felt like I had just meditated after." – Myha GingerSnapp, Facebook"When I just want to take a break from life I turn off the lights and put this on and it's like I'm instantly transported to another place. The view of the countryside is mesmerising and it makes me look forward to future travel plans." – hkester12
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"I watched part of the train ride from Bergen to Oslo. There's no talking, just beautiful countryside flying by. It lasts for 7 hours. I only watched about ten minutes, but felt like I had just meditated after." – Myha GingerSnapp, Facebook

"When I just want to take a break from life I turn off the lights and put this on and it's like I'm instantly transported to another place. The view of the countryside is mesmerising and it makes me look forward to future travel plans." – hkester12

7. Puffin Rock

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide"It's a sweet cartoon about a young puffin that's narrated by Chris O' Dowd. What's not to love?" – Charlotte Badiali, Facebook
Netflix

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"It's a sweet cartoon about a young puffin that's narrated by Chris O' Dowd. What's not to love?" – Charlotte Badiali, Facebook

8. Planet Earth

BBC

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"Nature documentaries are especially relaxing for me. It's also a bonus when it has narration by the legendary David Attenborough. I love coming home after a long day at work, turning on Netflix, and watching Planet Earth." – sarahlizethc

9. Chef's Table

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide"It's incredibly relaxing to hear about the chefs' journeys, and see the amazing dishes they create. Warning: This show will make you very hungry!" – doggetofftheqcekmty
Netflix

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"It's incredibly relaxing to hear about the chefs' journeys, and see the amazing dishes they create. Warning: This show will make you very hungry!" – doggetofftheqcekmty

10. Moving Art

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide"It's the most peaceful thing on earth. Each episode is a different relaxing theme: oceans, flowers, deserts, and my favourite is forests. The music is beautiful and the cinematography is absolutely everything." – meredithk4e85f0222
Netflix

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"It's the most peaceful thing on earth. Each episode is a different relaxing theme: oceans, flowers, deserts, and my favourite is forests. The music is beautiful and the cinematography is absolutely everything." – meredithk4e85f0222

11. Terrace House

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide"It's so easy to watch, and it's not dramatic or staged so you don't have to think about it while watching." – annah456ea61e8
Netflix

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"It's so easy to watch, and it's not dramatic or staged so you don't have to think about it while watching." – annah456ea61e8

12. Escape to the Country

Watch on: Netflix US, India, and more"It's this adorable British show where people look at amazing houses in the countryside. There's no drama, because unlike House Hunters, they don't have to buy one of them (and they usually don't). So I just fantasise about running to Devon and raising goats." – marym47d3702f9"Something about British people looking at real estate just soothes me." – t49e12a934
BBC

Watch on: Netflix US, India, and more

"It's this adorable British show where people look at amazing houses in the countryside. There's no drama, because unlike House Hunters, they don't have to buy one of them (and they usually don't). So I just fantasise about running to Devon and raising goats." – marym47d3702f9

"Something about British people looking at real estate just soothes me." – t49e12a934

13. Blue Planet

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide"The deep blue colour along with the soothing ocean music is honestly such a peaceful thing to watch, especially in the dark!" – chelseab40bde9eaa
BBC

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"The deep blue colour along with the soothing ocean music is honestly such a peaceful thing to watch, especially in the dark!" – chelseab40bde9eaa

14. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Magnolia Pictures

Watch on: Netflix US, Australia, and more

"Easily the most pleasant, fascinating documentary about food." – rayg429726cba

15. Mushi-Shi

Watch on: Netflix US, UK, Canada, and more"It's a slightly supernatural anime, but it feels more like a nature documentary than anything. The animation is well done, the stories are interesting, and the background music is very relaxing." – gskye1129
Fuji Television

Watch on: Netflix US, UK, Canada, and more

"It's a slightly supernatural anime, but it feels more like a nature documentary than anything. The animation is well done, the stories are interesting, and the background music is very relaxing." – gskye1129

16. And, of course, A Fireplace For Your Home

Netflix

Watch on: Netflix Worldwide

"A crackling fire, hot apple cider, and a warm blanket. Mind-numbing bliss." – Alexander R. Violette, Facebook

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