What are the best Netflix shows?

Are you looking for a great show to binge watch on Netflix? But you can't decide which one to watch? Well, you came to the right place! Below, our community has rounded up the best Netflix shows to stream right now! 

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    #1Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    Stranger Things is a Netflix Original television show which is set in the 1980s in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana wherein paranormal and supernatural events are happening.

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    Lisa Huang
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "THE SEASON 3 OF STRANGER THINGS JUST GOT RELEASED TODAY!!!! AND GUESS WHO IS EXCITED TO BINGE WATCH IT!!!? ME!!! ME!!! This is definitely one of the best shows on Netflix, although i can say that it is also one of the best teen shows on Netflix. "
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    #2Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black is a Netflix comedy-drama web television series based on Piper Kerman's memoir about her experience at the minimum security federal prison FCI Danbury.

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    Elizabeth Ford
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "This year is the final season of Orange is the New Black. huhuhu! I watched this when I started college and until now I am rewatching each of its episodes. Although I do think that this show has too many sex scenes which mean showing nude bodies. "
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    #3Black Mirror

    Black Mirror

    Black Mirror is a science fiction anthology television series which was purchased by Netflix in 2014. It examines the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. 

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    $9- Free trial available

    Gary Herrera
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "I dont even know how should i even start this. But i can definitely say that Black Mirror is on the top 10 Netflix shows of my list. Why? Well, each episode is a gem. That's all i can say. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Netflix started as an online DVD rental company back in 1997? It provided DVDs via mail through an online and sales site. DVD subscriptions were a thing back then. Even back then, Netflix was ahead of the curb. It was already offering subscription-based services. It offered unlimited rentals for a monthly fee. It had no late charges and even had personalized recommendations for its members. By 2005, it already had 4.2 million members. The company then launched a streaming service in 2007. It let users watch movies and TV shows on their computers. Hulu then came along the following year. The streaming services would battle it out over the years. They were pretty much unchallenged until Amazon and YouTube joined the fray.

Today, Netflix remains the dominant force in online streaming services. This is thanks in no small part to Netflix Originals, which it debuted back in 2013 with House of Cards. It had more than 130 million members stretched across 190 countries all over the world. There's a reason why the phrase "Netflix and chill" became so popular and meme-able. Aside from this, it had around 700 exclusive Netflix shows. No matter what you feel like watching today, you'll find it on Netflix.

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    #4Master of None

    Master of None

    Master of None is a comedy-drama Netflix show created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang released in 2015. It centers on Dev Shah on his romantic, professional and cultural experiences. 

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    $7.99- Varies by plan

    Kevin Andrews
    Written on March 31, 2017
    ""Master of None" was a great show with great actors! Wow! It was funny, heartwarming, sad, uplifting, tragic, and healthy! I cried, twice, during the credits! The people are truly inspiring! They say that they are not "masters" of anything but clearly they are "masters" at creating Netflix shows."
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    #5Narcos

    Narcos

    Narcos is a Netflix Original series released in 2015 which is based on the story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his interactions with drug lords, police authorities and those opposing him. 

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    $7.99- Varies by plan

    Bertha Córdova
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "Got hooked on Narcos after boyfriend wanted to watch this on Netflix. That time I was looking for food shows on Netflix but he insisted that we should watch this instead. After just one episode, i fell in love with this for a girl like me who isn't into action or crime shows ah. "
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    #6Marvel's Daredevil

    Marvel's Daredevil

    Marvel's Daredevil is a Netflix original series which follows Matt Murdock, an attorney by day and vigilante by night. Despite being blind, he uses his heightened senses to fight crime in New York during the night. 

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    $8.99- /month

    Jordan Day
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "I really enjoyed this show, it is a much darker show than some of the other Marvel shows. Its also geared towards adults rather than children, I would say 17+. This was one of my favorite Netflix original series and its a shame that they aren't making the new one until 2018. We are constantly re-watching the season in anticipation for the next few seasons. I know they are currently doing spin-off shows: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage...ect to bring it all back around. But Daredevil is still my favorite."
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    #7House of Cards

    House of Cards

    House of Cards is a political drama series set in present-day Washington. It tells the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Congressman who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, creates a plan to attain power. 

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    Philip Walters
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "House of Cards is absolutely the best show on Netflix, and makes the low cost of streaming absolutely worth paying. Kevin Spacey is riveting, and Robin Wright is exceptional as his wife. You will be hooked from the first episode. The show will remind you often of another famous power couple - a philandering husband and a cold and calculating wife who would eat her own grandchild to get power. Absolutely incredible show."
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    #8Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer is a documentary that explores the story of Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison due to a wrongful accusation. This series is written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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    Gary Edwards
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "I've been trying to find a good show to binge watch, and I finally found one. Making a Murderer is a great tv show, with lots of twists and turns. It's a great tv show, one that I didn't think I would like based on the title. But it's a great show, surprised it's only on Netflix. "
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    #9Grace and Frankie

    Grace and Frankie

    Grace and Frankie is a Netflix original series which centers on two women who suddenly find their lives turned upside down when their husbands come out as gay and announce they are divorcing them and marrying each other. 

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    Kyle Hawkins
    Written on August 22, 2017
    "This series is emmy nominated. It is available on Netflix and is one of the top rated shows. It is humorous and has an important underlying subplot given the issues in the country today. Would recommend it."
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    #10Jessica Jones

    Jessica Jones
    Jessica Jones is a series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name that stars Jessica Jones, a private eye-former superhero that will try to trap its former abuser, a supervillain before he could hurt more people.
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    $8.99- /month

    Gilberto Morán
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "This is another Marvel show that got cancelled on Netflix! I sometimes hate Netflix for canceling shows that are good. There are other shows that aren't worth watching and getting renewed for new season eh. "
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    #11Love

    Love

    Love is a romantic comedy web television series on Netflix released in 2016 which explores the male and female perspectives on romantic relationships through the fictional characters of Mickey and Gus. 

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    Ramiro Barajas
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "When Love showed up in my recommended queue, I wasn't initially all that excited about it. Another over-the-top relationship drama was not something I was interested in, but then I noticed it was created by Judd Apatow. Figuring I'd take a chance on one episode suddenly turned into a binge watch of the entire first season. If you're significant other is looking for something romantic when you'd rather have some lighthearted laughs, then this is the show for the both of you. "
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    #12GLOW

    GLOW

    GLOW is a Netflix original series starring Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder who finds an unexpected chance at stardom after entering the world of women's wrestling, where she must work alongside 12 other Hollywood misfits. 

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    Bruce Wong
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "This is a great show! It is a funny and dramatic show by the creators of Orange is the New Black, and based on a real wrestling promotion. All the lead actresses and actors are amazing in their roles and the plot itself made me laugh and worry many times over. This series was almost too easy to binge on because I got through it in a day!"
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    #13Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a sitcom that follows a 29-year-old woman as she adjusts to life in actual New York after her rescue from a doomsday cult that held her for 15 years.

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    Catherine Medina
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "This on my list of the best sitcoms on Netflix. It's smart and funny. Too bad though that it only has four seasons. I was hoping for this to get until season 10 eh. "
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    #14Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a coming of age fantasy and horror series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. This adaptation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch featured Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, and Lucy Davis.

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    Alice Graham
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "Amazing Netflix show! I love how the plot is well developed and the characters are well-explored. Plus the central character Sabrina was able to take me to the world of magic in a different way than other shows i have watched about witchcraft, "
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    #15A Series of Unfortunate Events

    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    A Series of Unfortunate Events is a black-comedy drama starring the Baudelaires, three children that, after a tragic accident that killed their parents, are placed into the care of the strange and mischievious relative Count Olaf.

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    Jorge Luis Aguilar
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "After finishing one of my favorite series I needed something new to watch on Netflix. I came across "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and from the first episode I was hooked. This series is an excellent and thrilling adaptation of some of my favorite children's' books."
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    #16The Crown

    The Crown

    The Crown is a Netflix original series wherein we discover Britain's royal family's romances, political rivalries, personal intrigues, and events that shaped the world during the 20th century. It is, particularly about Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Willie Rios
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I would not consider this the best Netflix show.. because well.. it isn't. There is so much better stuff out there. The crown is boring and mundane and adds nothing new to the genre. If you really want to watch best show on Netflix, find Stranger Things. "
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    #1713 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why is a Netflix original series that tells the story of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her death, a classmate finds a box with recordings made by her where she explains why she committed suicide.

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    Thomas Jensen
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "How do you stretch out one book into a series and keep it fresh? The answer is, you don't. This is just another "teen angst" drama with a suicide thrown in. The one bright spot is that the cast is talented although wasted on this project. There are so many dramas like this out there that are so much better without the negative message that this one brings. Encourage your teens to watch one of those."
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    #18Sense8

    Sense8

    Sense8 is a science fiction Netflix original series created by Lana and Lilly released in 2015 which centers on eight strangers from different cultures around the globe who find themselves connected. 

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    $9- 1 month. Free trial available

    Dorothy Austin
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "UGh! I still cant believe that this got cancelled. Come on! This is one of the best shows on Netflix. Even if the fans protested online this still got cancelled. But thanks to Netflix it still gave me and other fans out there some closure on this story. "
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    #19Ozark

    Ozark

    Ozark is a Netflix original series which centers on Marty Byrd who relocates his family to a summer resort community in the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong to keep his family safe since he is indebted. 

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    Daniel Mitchell
    Written on January 6, 2018
    " Takes the latest popular tropes and regurgitates them to the viewer in the hopes of a compelling series cash-out. Bateman is always excellent and so is Linney, and for those who enjoy being pandered to by a media market seemingly out of ideas, I suppose it's something to binge watch after seeing the 3rd season of Rick & Morty. If it was just mindless entertainment, that'd be one thing. But shows like this teach the Average that they are Exceptional and 'in the know', and that is what is destroying our society."
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    #20The Umbrella Academy

    The Umbrella Academy

    The Umbrella Academy is an action fantasy television (TV) series based on a comics series written by Gerard Way. This show is created by Jeremy Slater and starred by Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Eden Cupid.

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    Jacob Juan
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "An excellent show that does it differently than most. Skipping around in the perfect way to create tension and keep you on the edge of your seat without completely confusing viewers as to what's going on. You never expect what's coming next and everything is linked together in a beautiful tapestry. Throw in some random dancing, seemingly random humor, and great action, and you have perhaps one of the best Netflix Originals available."
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    #21Van Helsing

    Van Helsing

    Van Helsing is an American-Canadian action, drama, and fantasy Television show that first aired on September 23, 2016. The show created by Neil Labute starred Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl.

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    Eugene Washington
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "Anyone who likes super violent and super gory shows then Van Helsing is your best choice! But i noticed that this gets off to a slow start but then picks up on its second episode. And yeah i can't wait for the fourth season this fall!!!1"
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    #22Marvel's The Defenders

    Marvel's The Defenders

    Marvel's The Defenders is a Netflix web television show which centers on Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist who must join forces to face their common enemies together as a sinister conspiracy is threatening New York. 

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    Manuel Beltrán
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "Marvel's The Defenders is pretty decent if you're into Netflix shows. I feel like you'd only really like it if you liked each of the hero's individual shows. I think it's good entertainment when you're bored, especially if you're into super heroes. "
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    #23American Horror Story

    American Horror Story

    American Horror Story is a seasonal anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, and a sinister farmhouse.

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    Amy Feng
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "American Horror Story is a fantastic series and I'm so glad it's available on Netflix. I had only seen a few episodes of season 1 before the series was added to the streaming service. Now I'm all caught up and may start from the beginning again!"
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    #24You

    You

    You is an original crime and romantic drama web series offered by Netflix starred by Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, and Luca Padovan. It was created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble premiered in 2018.

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    AverageMGamer 123
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "It's one if the best psyhological trilers ever"

Summary

Best What are the best Netflix shows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Stranger ThingsTV Shows 35 Paid
2Orange is the New BlackTV Shows 28 Paid
3Black MirrorTV Shows 26 Paid
4Master of NoneTV Shows 26 Paid
5NarcosTV Shows 25 Paid
6Marvel's DaredevilTV Shows 24 Paid
7House of CardsTV Shows 22 Paid
8Making a MurdererTV Shows 22 Paid
9Grace and FrankieTV Shows 20 Paid
10Jessica JonesTV Shows 20 Paid
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