Top 100 Original Shows on Netflix
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing Netflix, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 100 list of the best original shows on Netflix, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Jul 19, 2021.
94. Orange Is the New Black
A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Jul 26, 2019
93. The Umbrella Academy
A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
8.7 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Jul 31, 2020
92. Marvel's Iron Fist
Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.
6.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Sep 7, 2018
91. Designated Survivor
Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama, War & Politics | Released: Jun 7, 2019
90. 13 Reasons Why
After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
7.8 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Jun 5, 2020
An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Aug 16, 2019
A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
8.0 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 1, 2017
87. Altered Carbon
After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
7.8 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Feb 27, 2020
86. Lost in Space
After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.
7.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Dec 24, 2019
A Wyoming sheriff rebuilds his life and career following the death of his wife. Based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
7.8 ⭐ | Western, Crime, Drama | Released: Nov 17, 2017
84. The Rain
After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.
7.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Aug 6, 2020
83. The Crown
The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny.
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 15, 2020
When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.
8.2 ⭐ | Crime, Mystery, Drama | Released: Jun 18, 2021
81. The End of the F***ing World
James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.
8.3 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Crime | Released: Nov 7, 2019
A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Oct 11, 2019
79. Sugar Rush
A relentlessly fast-paced baking competition that challenges brilliant bakers to create sweet treats that look and taste amazing – all against the clock. Who will race to the finish and win $10,000?
6.9 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jul 31, 2020
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
8.1 ⭐ | Mystery, Crime, Drama | Released: Dec 26, 2019
77. On My Block
A coming of age comedy following a diverse group of teenage friends as they confront the challenges of growing up in gritty inner-city Los Angeles.
8.5 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Mar 11, 2020
76. Narcos: Mexico
See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Feb 13, 2020
75. Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Real-life mermaids, Sirena, Nixie and Lyla are part of a mermaid pod, which lives in the waters of Mako Island. As young members of the pod, it is their job to protect the Moon Pool and guard it from trespassers. But on the night of a full moon, the mischievous mermaid girls neglect their duties. Sixteen-year-old land-dweller Zac enters the Moon Pool and forms a special connection with Mako.
Zac is given a fish-like tail and amazing powers. The mermaid pod is forced to leave Mako, leaving behind the three mermaid girls, cast out of the pod. They know there's only one way they will be allowed to rejoin the pod: They must get legs, venture onto land and take back Zac's powers – or risk being outcasts forever.
7.5 ⭐ | Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Aug 28, 2016
74. Greenhouse Academy
When teen siblings Hayley and Alex enter an elite boarding school, they find rivalry, romance and a mystery related to the recent loss of their mom.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 20, 2020
A teenager is charged with lying about her rape allegation, but two determined investigative female detectives discover a far more sinister truth.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Sep 13, 2019
72. Love Alarm
Love Alarm is an app that tells you if someone within a 10-meter radius has a crush on you. It quickly becomes a social phenomenon. While everyone talks about it and uses it to test their love and popularity, Jojo is one of the few people who have yet to download the app. However, she soon faces a love triangle situation between Sun-oh whom she starts to have feelings for, and Hye-young, who has had a huge crush on her.
8.5 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Mar 12, 2021
71. Peaky Blinders
A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
8.6 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 22, 2019
70. Raising Dion
A widowed mom sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her young son's emerging superpowers while keeping his extraordinary gifts under wraps.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Oct 4, 2019
A police officer and a doctor face an emotionally charged mystery when seven local residents inexplicably return from the dead in peak physical form.
6.7 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Sep 29, 2019
68. The Last Kingdom
A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.
8.2 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Apr 26, 2020
Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a secret ops agent in order to support her mom and younger siblings, although all she wanted to do is to become a civil servant.
8.6 ⭐ | Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Nov 23, 2019
Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.
8.4 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Jul 9, 2021
65. Merry Happy Whatever
A strong-willed dad navigates the stress of the holiday season when his daughter brings her new boyfriend home for Christmas.
6.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 28, 2019
64. Kingdoms Of Fire
The series dramatically documents the last era of the Mamluk state and its fall by the Ottomans in the early 16th century, highlighting a period in Arab history rich in events, revealing many facts about this era.
10.0 ⭐ | War & Politics, Drama | Released: Dec 9, 2019
63. Magic for Humans
From baffling people on the street to orchestrating elaborate tricks, Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up laughs.
6.9 ⭐ | Comedy, Reality | Released: May 15, 2020
62. V Wars
After a mysterious disease begins transforming people into vampires, Dr. Luther Swann is pitted against his best friend, now a powerful vampire leader.
7.9 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Dec 5, 2019
61. The Haunting of Hill House
The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
8.1 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Oct 12, 2018
60. Home for Christmas
Tired of the constant comments on her relationship status, perpetually single Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas.
7.3 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Dec 18, 2020
59. Crash Landing on You
A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.
8.6 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Feb 16, 2020
58. Medical Police
Doctors Owen Maestro and Lola Spratt leave Children's Hospital and join a secret arm of the CDC to investigate and destroy a deadly global virus.
6.8 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jan 10, 2020
A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. Who exactly is he? And what does he want?
7.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jan 1, 2020
56. Grace and Frankie
Elegant, proper Grace and freewheeling, eccentric Frankie are a pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down - and permanently intertwined - when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s in a 21st century world.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Jan 15, 2020
Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Jan 3, 2020
54. Locke & Key
Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
8.1 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery | Released: Feb 7, 2020
53. Sex Education
Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
8.3 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Sep 17, 2021
52. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
8.4 ⭐ | Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Dec 31, 2020
51. The Stranger
A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
7.6 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Jan 30, 2020
50. Itaewon Class
In a colorful Seoul neighborhood, an ex-con and his friends fight a mighty foe to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.
8.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 21, 2020
A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarök -- unless someone intervenes in time.
8.1 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery | Released: May 27, 2021
48. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
7.8 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure | Released: Aug 30, 2019
A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
8.1 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Mar 27, 2020
46. The World of the Married
A turbulent twister of lies, betrayals and revenge tears apart the seemingly picture-perfect marriage between a doctor and a filmmaker.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 16, 2020
In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery | Released: Mar 13, 2020
A police detective who loses everything to a criminal organization seeks payback when he gains special abilities through biotechnology.
9.3 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: May 17, 2020
43. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.
7.2 ⭐ | Documentary, Crime | Released: Apr 12, 2020
The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama, Soap | Released: Jul 16, 2021
41. The King: Eternal Monarch
When a gateway opens to a parallel universe in modern-day Korea, a king must step into another world in search of answers to a long-unanswered mystery.
8.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Jun 12, 2020
40. Never Have I Ever
After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.
8.2 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 15, 2021
39. Money Heist
To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, every probability - culminate in eleven days locked up in the National Coinage and Stamp Factory of Spain, surrounded by police forces and with dozens of hostages in their power, to find out whether their suicide wager will lead to everything or nothing.
8.3 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 3, 2021
38. The Last Dance
A 10-part documentary chronicling the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names.
8.2 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: May 17, 2020
37. White Lines
Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to investigate her brother's disappearance in Ibiza, where she quickly heads down a decadent and dangerous path.
6.9 ⭐ | Drama, Crime, Mystery | Released: May 15, 2020
36. Love 101
While trying to make their teacher fall for a basketball coach, four misfits and a model student find friendship, love and the courage to be themselves.
7.6 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Sep 30, 2021
35. Dead to Me
A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems.
7.4 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Crime | Released: May 8, 2020
34. Space Force
A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off.
6.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 29, 2020
33. Sweet Magnolias
Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue lift each other as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 19, 2020
When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.
7.0 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jun 10, 2020
Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
8.6 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama, Crime | Released: Nov 16, 2021
A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
8.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Crime | Released: Jun 27, 2020
29. It's Okay to Not Be Okay
Desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life, a psychiatric ward worker begins to heal with help from the unexpected—a woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.
8.7 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Aug 9, 2020
In this fresh take on the Arthurian legend, teenager Nimue joins forces with mercenary Arthur on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.
7.4 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jul 16, 2020
27. Alexa & Katie
Lifelong best friends Alexa and Katie are eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school. The pals confront a crisis that leaves them feeling like outsiders at a time when what seems to matter most is fitting in.
8.6 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 13, 2020
26. Cobra Kai
This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been working to maintain the balance in his life without mentor Mr. Miyagi.
8.1 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Jan 1, 2021
25. Blood & Water
After crossing paths at a party, a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private-school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 20, 2020
Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.
8.5 ⭐ | Crime, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jan 10, 2022
23. Good Girls
Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
8.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Crime | Released: Jul 22, 2021
22. Virgin River
After seeing an ad for a midwife, a recently divorced big-city nurse moves to the redwood forests of California, where she meets an intriguing man.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jul 9, 2021
An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
7.8 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama, Crime | Released: Sep 18, 2020
20. Queen of the South
Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
7.5 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Jun 9, 2021
19. Record of Youth
In a cutthroat world where the life you’re born into decides your success, three aspiring youths are determined to change that perception as they fight for their dreams.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 27, 2020
18. Emily in Paris
When ambitious Chicago marketing exec Emily unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris, she embraces a new life as she juggles work, friends and romance.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Oct 2, 2020
17. The Queen's Gambit
In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
8.7 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 23, 2020
With the help of a gutsy female detective, a prosecutor who has lost the ability to feel empathy tackles a murder case amid political corruption.
8.7 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Released: Oct 4, 2020
15. One Day at a Time
In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 16, 2020
14. Black Mirror
A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.
Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.
8.3 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Jun 5, 2019
13. Go! Live Your Way
Charismatic Mía gets a scholarship to an elite performing arts school, where she makes close friends but clashes with the owner's popular daughter.
9.4 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jun 21, 2019
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 25, 2020
Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea's high-tech industry.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Dec 6, 2020
10. Ginny & Georgia
Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they've never had... a normal life. But it's not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia's past threatens her and her family's new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.
8.1 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Feb 24, 2021
9. Floor is Lava
Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers.
8.0 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jun 19, 2020
8. I Am Not Okay with This
A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Feb 26, 2020
7. Outer Banks
A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.
8.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery | Released: Jul 30, 2021
6. Marvel's The Punisher
A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
8.1 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama | Released: Jan 18, 2019
5. High Seas
Two sisters discover disturbing family secrets after a string of mysterious deaths occur on a luxury ship traveling from Spain to Brazil in the 1940s.
7.0 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Aug 7, 2020
4. Stranger Things
When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
8.6 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Drama | Released: Jul 4, 2019
3. Hospital Playlist
Every day is extraordinary for five doctors and their patients inside a hospital, where birth, death and everything in between coexist.
8.9 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Jul 22, 2021
2. Too Hot to Handle
On the shores of paradise, gorgeous singles meet and mingle. But there’s a twist. To win a $100,000 grand prize, they’ll have to give up sex.
6.9 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jun 30, 2021
1. The Witcher
Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
8.1 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Dec 17, 2021