Top 25 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 25 list of the best original shows on Netflix, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Dec 6, 2021.
 
25. 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
24. Elite
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
23. 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: Nov 5, 2021
22. 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
21. Ragnarok
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
20. Riverdale
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 30, 2021
19. Dark
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
18. 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: Dec 31, 2021
17. Lucifer
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: Sep 10, 2021
16. 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.
8.2 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Dec 17, 2021
15. Brand New Cherry Flavor
A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Aug 13, 2021
14. 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
13. Squid Game
Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games—with high stakes. But, a tempting prize awaits the victor.
7.8 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Mystery, Drama | Released: Sep 17, 2021
12. The Chestnut Man
At a grisly murder scene sits a figurine made of chestnuts. From this creepy clue, two detectives hunt a killer linked to a politician's missing child.
7.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 29, 2021
11. Maid
After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses and fights to provide a better future for her child.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 1, 2021
10. You
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
8.2 ⭐ | Mystery, Crime, Drama | Released: Oct 15, 2021
9. Jaguar
In 1960s Spain, a Holocaust survivor joins a group of agents seeking justice against the hundreds of Nazis who fled to the nation to hide after WWII.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama, War & Politics | Released: Sep 22, 2021
8. My Name
Following her father's murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force under his direction.
8.4 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure | Released: Oct 15, 2021
7. The Five Juanas
Five women with the same birthmark set out to unravel the truth about their pasts and discover a tragic web of lies spun by a powerful politician.
7.4 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 6, 2021
6. Colin in Black & White
The life of athlete Colin Kaepernick and his adoptive parents as they navigate the challenges of raising a black son in a white family and community.
6.6 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 29, 2021
5. Another Life
After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.
5.9 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Oct 14, 2021
4. Hellbound
Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Nov 19, 2021
3. 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
2. 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.
7.6 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Dec 1, 2021
1. 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: Dec 3, 2021