Netflix is a media service provider which is headquartered in California and was founded in 1997 by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings. The company offers online streaming of a library of films and web series or television programs. Till date, Netflix has over 139 million paid subscriptions worldwide. Here we will be discussing the top Netflix Series.
If we start to list the series that are available on Netflix, the list will never end because the amount of content it has is insane. So we have decided to give you the Top 50 Must-watch list of Netflix.
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Top 50 Picks Of Netflix Series
50. Dear White People
This is an American Comedy series which is based on the topic of racism. Through its humor and irony, this show highlights the important topics which are not talked about in today’s world.
It shows a group of students of color from Ivy League College going through mean comments and not getting fair rights. It has about 20 episodes and was aired in 2017. This show was rated 6.3 by IMDB. The
49. Friends From College
This is a comedy series and revolves around the life of six old friends from college. It has romantic angles plus also a bit of comedy and it shows that how they are living their lives as adults but also going through nostalgia when they see each other. It was aired in 2017 with a list of 16 episodes. This show was given 6.7 rating by IMDB.
48. Selection Day
This show is an Indian web series with only 6 episodes. It is about a young boy who tries his luck in Mumbai’s under 19 cricket team and there awaits a big obstacle which makes his life a bit tough. IMDB gave 7.2 stars to this show. The cast involves Mohammad Samad in the lead role.
This is an Indian Mini-series which revolves around the life of a prisoner with weird behavior and a young interrogator who wants to know the truth and secrets behind everything.
It has only 3 episodes and the cast involves the Netflix heart-throb, Radhika Aapte in the lead role. IMDB gave 7.2 stars to this show.
This show on Netflix is about two wealthy families, the Carrington’s and the Colby’s and how they solve their daily disputes. This show not only shows the advantages of being wealthy, rich and powerful but also the dark part of it.
The show has 2 seasons and the cast involves Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show, Ana Brenda, Sam Adegoke and many more. IMDB gave 7.3 stars to this show.
45. Gossip Girl
It is an American Drama series which is loved by each and everyone and is still watched by people. It revolves around the life of upper east crowd and people who stay in Brooklyn.
The main plot revolves around an anonymous blogger and how because of that blogger there are huge problems for the privileged Manhattan youngsters.
The cast involves Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford
44. Lady Dynamite
This show on Netflix is a Comedy series and it is about a woman who is lost and confused and then finds a way to get back on track with her life. This show has 2 seasons and IMDB gave 7.5 stars to this show.
It has Maria Bamford in the lead role. There are guest appearances by Sarah Silverman, Jon Cryer, Ana Gasteyer, Patton Oswalt, and Jenny Slate.
This show on Netflix is about a town named Riverdale where there are murders, games, suspense, romance, mysteries everything under one roof. It comes under the Drama Genre and was given 7.5 stars by IMDB.
Riverdale has KJ Apa, Lili
42. Pretty Little Liars
This show on Netflix is about 4 girls whose deepest darkest secrets are about to unravel. This show is filled with drama and gossip.
There are about 7 seasons and IMDB gave 7.5 stars to this series. It has Lucy Hale, Sasha Pietrese, Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell in the lead roles.
41. Designated Survivor
This American Drama series is about a low cabinet member Tom Kirkman who becomes the President of The United States of America overnight as he was elected as the Designated Survivor after a devastating attack on the White House.
The whole show revolves around how he is dealing with the oval office problems that too under great pressure. The show has about 2 seasons and was given 7.7 stars by IMDB. It has Kiefer Sutherland in the lead role.
40. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
This Netflix series is about a girl who escapes a cult and meets a gay guy with whom she rents an apartment and he makes her explore the day to day life of New York with full enthusiasm and she inspires him to never give up.
They are an unbreakable pair when they are together. IMDB gave 7.7 stars to this web series. This show has about 4 seasons. The cast involves Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess is lead roles.
39. Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
This Netflix series is a Horror fiction show which is based on the life of Sabrina Spellman who is half witch and half mortal and she is going to turn full witch on her 18th birthday. It has 1 season with 11 episodes as of now.
This show was rated 7.8 by IMDB. It has Kiernan Shipka in the lead role. This show on Netflix is not just horror but also involves a lot of comedy.
38. Jane The Virgin
This Netflix show is about how Jane’s life goes haywire after she gets artificially inseminated. It is an American Telenovela which is full of drama, romance and comedy.
It has Gina Rodriguez, Brett Dier, Justin Baldoni and Yael Grobglas in lead roles. IMDB gave 7.8 stars to this show. It has 5 seasons in total. It was loved by everyone because of its unique story.
37. Ugly Delicious
This show is about David Chang who is an Award-winning chef and he takes a detour around the world with activists, artists and writers and they go to different culinary spots of the world.
IMDB gave 7.8 stars to this TV series. They explore the areas of Tokyo, Houston
36. A Series Of Unfortunate E
This American Comedy Series which is based on a mysterious tale and it revolves around three siblings who are trying to find out about their parent’s death.
And in this whole scenario, they are accompanied by an evil guardian named Count Olaf which is played by the Emmy winning actor Patrick Harris. It was aired in 2017 and has about 3 seasons. This show was rated 7.9 by IMDB.
35. Alias Grace
This Netflix series is a limited one and is based on a young Irish girl called Grace Marks who is an immigrant and is accused of killing her employer and the housekeeper.
It was aired in 2017 and has only 6 episodes. This show was rated 7.9 by IMDB. The cast has Sarah Gadon in the main role. This show is filled with mystery and suspense.
This American thriller series on Netflix is about a bookstore manager who falls in love with an aspiring writer and goes till any extent to woo her.
The cast involves Elizabeth Lail and Penn Badgley in lead roles. IMDB gave 8 stars to this suspense series. It has 10 episodes and was aired in 2018.
This famous Netflix series is based on video game. It is a medieval fantasy. This show has 2 seasons and the cast involves Richard Armitage and Graham Mc Tavish in lead roles. IMDB gave 8.1 stars to this dark anime series.
32. Jessica Jones
This is an American show which talks about the mysterious Jessica Jones whose superhero career comes to an end and how she opens a detective agency to live a decent life in New York City.
IMDB gave 8.1 stars to this series and this show was released in 2015 with 2 seasons. Krysten Ritter plays the lead role in this web series.
31. Orange Is The New Black
This Netflix web series is an American Comedy- Drama which revolves around the life of Piper after she is thrown into the prison as she used to supply drugs.
This story takes a major turn when the prison changes Piper drastically. IMDB gave 8.1 stars to this show and it was released in 2013 and has about 6 seasons in total. The cast involves Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba in the lead roles.
30. On My Block
This is a Comedy-Drama which revolves around the life of 4-5 teenagers and how they deal with the challenges thrown at them in their adolescent age.
It has a gist of everything from fights to friendships to romance. IMDB gave 8.1 stars to this show and it was released in 2018 and has only 1 season with 10 episodes. The cast involves Jason Genao, Ronni Hawk, Brett Gray and Sierra Capri in the lead roles.
29. Big Mouth
It is an American Sitcom which is also available on Netflix and it is an animated series which revolves around a guy named Andrew who is going through puberty and how he manages to deal with all the changes.
It has about 2 seasons which has 20 episodes and IMDB gave 8.1 stars to this fun web series.
This Netflix web series is about an actress who is out of work and wants her fame and glam life to come back. The show is situated in the 80’s and is in the city of Los Angeles.
The show has about 2 seasons with 20 episodes. IMDB gave 8.1 stars to this show and the cast involves Alison Brie and Mark Maron in lead roles.
27. American Vandal
This Netflix show is a Mockumentary web series with 16 episodes. The show revolves around high school pranks and deep dark crimes.
IMDB gave 8.2 stars to this American teen drama. The cast involves Jimmy Tatro and Tyler Alvarez in the lead roles.
26. One Day At A Time
This is an American web-series which involve Comedy plus Drama. The show revolves around the tough life of Penelope who is an Army veteran. This show depicts how she deals with her life that is good and bad at times and how she manages her family, her career and her two children.
IMDB gave 8.2 stars to this show and the cast involves Justina Machado and Rita Moreno in the lead roles. In total it has 2 seasons and the 3rd season is coming this February.
25. How To Get Away With Murder
This Netflix show is an American Drama series with 5 seasons starring the supremely talented Viola Davis in the lead role. The show is about Annalise Keating who is a lawyer and a teacher and how she selects the 5 brightest students from her class to assist her on her cases. IMDB gave 8.2 stars to this Crime-Drama show.
24. The Good Place
This show on Netflix is an American Comedy series. The story revolves around 4 people who have died and who are not so good in nature but in their after-life they somehow reach the Good Place.
IMDB gave 8.2 stars to this show and the cast involves Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, Ted Danson, William Jackson and Manny Jacinto in the lead roles. The show has 3 seasons in total.
This show on Netflix is a British Television series which talks revolves around a War –Veteran who after serving the country is appointed to serve the Home Secretary now in between his psychological scars and memories he has to serve and protect.
This show was released in 2018 with only 6 episodes in total. IMDB gave 8.2 stars to this show. The cast involves Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in lead roles.
22. Gilmore Girls
This show on Netflix is an American comedy series which focuses on the beautiful relationship of a mother and her daughter. It has about 7 seasons and IMDB gave 8.2 stars to this show.
The cast involves Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham in the lead roles. This show is very old yet famous and it was released in 2000.
21. Master Of None
This show on Netflix is an American web series and it revolves around the real life of the Comic Aziz Ansari and he talks about how he is confused about his life, professionally and personally.
This show is written by Alan Yang and has 2 seasons. IMDB gave 8.3 stars to this show. This show talks more about his struggle and real-life experiences.
20. Grace And Frankie
This show is an American Comedy web series. The storyline and the main plot is shocking yet funny. It shows two rival friends coming together and using each other as a support system after they come to know that their husbands are gay and in love with each other.
This show has 5 seasons and IMDB gave 8.3 stars to this show. The cast involves Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the lead roles.
19. Little Things
This show on Netflix has comedy plus drama plus romance. It shows a modern day couple who are in their 20’s and they are in a live-in relationship.
Little Things talks about the ups and downs they have as a couple. It has Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar in the lead roles. This show has about 2 seasons and IMDB gave 8.3 stars to this show.
18. Good Wife
This show on Netflix is an American legal and political drama. The story revolves around a woman who is a mother of two and a state attorney and she is fighting a case for her husband who is imprisoned for a sex and corruption scandal.
The show has 7 seasons and was given 8.3 stars by IMDB. It shows Julianna Margulies in the lead role.
This is an American web series which is available on Netflix and it shows 8 strangers who can connect to each other by violent vision. It is a show with a very unrealistic yet unique concept.
It has about 2 seasons and it IMDB gave 8.3 stars to this show. The cast involves Jamie clayton, Brian smith, Max Riemelt, Tina Desai in the lead roles.
This show is an American Comedy available on Netflix. It shows Sam who is an Autistic and he decides that he finally ready to open the romance chapter of his life so he tries to be more independent.
IMDB gave 8.3 stars to this show. This show has 2 seasons and the cast involves Keir Gilchrist in the lead roles.
15. Drop Dead Diva
This is an American comedy available on Netflix recently. It revolves around the life of a woman who wants to become a model after her sudden death she arrives back in the world but in someone else’s body.
The cast involves Brooke Elliott in the lead role and this show has about 7 seasons. IMDB gave 8.3 stars to this show.
This is a show which involves a lot of crime, drama and action. The story revolves around people who catch the other killers by reading their minds. It has only 1 season and 10 episodes and IMDB gave 8.5 stars to this show.
13. Bojack Horseman
This show is an animated series and is a 90’s sitcom which was extremely famous and the story revolves around a Humanoid horse who thinks that it’s time for him to come back to his world.
This show on Netflix is a Drama Series and it is about a British Army nurse who is trying hard to strive between 2 marriages with totally different men and because of some sudden circumstances she has to go through a lot.
This show has 4 seasons and IMDB gave 8.5 stars to this show. The cast involves Caitriona Balfe in the lead role with Sam Heughan.
11. 13 Reasons Why
This show on Netflix is about a girl, Hannah Baker, who kills herself and then leaves behind 13 reasons saying why she killed herself. The season 1 was accepted very well by the audience but the season 2 was said to be quite depressing. It has 2 seasons and was given 8 stars by IMDB. The cast involves Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette in the lead roles.
10. Sex Education
This British series is about a socially awkward guy who is not that experienced in the intimacy and romance department but because his mother is a sex therapist he is surrounded by so much information and manuals that he becomes a sex expert and he starts his own advisory clinic with a friend to improve his image in college. This show was released in 2019 and has only 1 season. IMDB gave 8.5 stars to this show.
This is an American Drama series which shows a college dropout getting hired as an associate lawyer by the city’s most efficient lawyer Harvey Spectre and the main goal is to solve cases and keep the teenager’s qualification a secret.
The show has about 7 seasons and was given 8.6 stars by IMDB. The cast involves Gabriel Macht, Patrick Adams and Meghan Markle in the lead roles.
8. The Crown
This American series is a Netflix original and this show talks about the life of Queen Elizabeth from 1940s to the modern times and the rivalries and disputes she faced. It has 2 seasons and IMDB gave 8.7 stars to this show. It has Claire Foy in the lead role.
This show on Netflix has about 3 seasons and was rated 8.8 by IMDB. It revolves around the life of Pablo Escobar who was known as the drug lord and how because of him there was rise of cocaine in Columbia.
The cast involves Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook in the lead roles.
6. House Of Cards
This show is an American Drama series which revolves around the life of a Democrat who is recently appointed as the Secretary of the state and he is on a mission to take revenge from all those people who came in his way when he did not have this position.
This show has 6 seasons and IMDB gave 8.8 stars to this show. The cast involves Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in the lead roles.
5. Haunting Of The Hill House
This is an American drama series on Netflix which revolves around the life of 2 siblings. They both grew up together in a haunted house and now after many years fate has again bought them to the same house and now they have to face the evils. It has only 1 season with 10 episodes and IMDB gave 8.8 stars to this show.
4. Stranger Things
This is an American television series which is available on Netflix. The first season revolved around a boy named Will Byers who went missing and the second season is in continuation but with even more strange stuff. IMDB gave 8.9 stars to this show and the 3rd season is about to come on the 4th of July.
3. Sacred Games
This is an Indian web series which is available on Netflix. It has only 1 season with 8 episodes and an IMDB rating of 8.9 stars. It’s about the cat and mouse race between a very dedicated police officer Sartaj Singh and the ganglord Ganesh Gaitonde.
The cast involves Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali K
2. Black Mirror
This is a British Television series that revolves around a group of people who go have daily exposure to technology and how it manipulates them to another extent.
Each and every episode is not connected and it has about 4 seasons and an IMDB rating of 8.9. The topics are so unique that it got a lot of critical acclaim for that.
This is by far the best web series available on Netflix. It is a British drama series that revolves around the life of Sherlock Holmes and how he solves each and every case because of his high intellectual powers.
He is accompanied by his best friend, Dr. John Watson and he even has a rival named Jim Moriarty. This show has about 4 seasons and an IMDB rating of 9.2. The cast involves Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott in lead roles.