Top 50 Original Shows on Apple+
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing Apple+, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 50 list of the best original shows on Apple+, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Oct 18, 2021.
A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure | Released: Oct 14, 2021
A Philadelphia couple are in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
7.7 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 19, 2021
36. Visible: Out On Television
Explore the history of the LGBTQ movement through the lens of TV in this five-part docuseries. Combining archival footage with new interviews, it looks at homophobia, invisibility, the evolution of LGBTQ characters, and coming out in the TV industry.
6.9 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Feb 14, 2020
35. Amazing Stories
Each episode transports the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. A reimagining of the original anthology series by Steven Spielberg.
7.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure | Released: Apr 3, 2020
34. Defending Jacob
A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
8.5 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Crime | Released: May 29, 2020
All Nikki and Jason want is a baby—the one thing they can’t have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?
8.1 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 2, 2021
A never-before-seen look inside the world’s most innovative homes with each episode unveiling the boundary-pushing imagination of the visionaries who dared to dream and build them.
7.2 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Apr 17, 2020
An inventive and cinematic approach to biographies of the most iconic figures in society today by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work.
8.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jun 5, 2020
30. Little Voice
Meet Bess King, a uniquely talented performer struggling to fulfill her dreams while handling rejection, dating drama, and family issues. This is a story about finding your authentic voice—and the courage to use it.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Aug 21, 2020
29. Greatness Code
Seven iconic athletes pull back the curtain on a pivotal career moment when they touched greatness. A stylized hybrid of live action and visual effects, this short-form docuseries sheds new light on the sports legends you thought you knew.
7.6 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jul 9, 2020
28. Long Way Up
Follow Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman as they travel on electric Harley-Davidsons 13,000 miles through Central and South America. A follow up to previous series Long Way Round and Long Way Down.
7.6 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 13, 2020
A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.
7.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jul 27, 2020
26. Tiny World
This docuseries showcases nature's lesser-known tiny heroes. Spotlighting small creatures and the extraordinary things they do to survive, each episode is filled with surprising stories and spectacular cinematography.
7.9 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Apr 16, 2021
25. Becoming You
Told through the eyes of over 100 kids across the globe, this docuseries chronicles how children learn to think, speak, move, and love from birth to age five.
5.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 13, 2020
24. Earth at Night in Color
Filmed across six continents, this docuseries uses cutting-edge camera technology to capture animals' nocturnal lives, revealing new behaviours filmed in full color like never before.
8.1 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Apr 16, 2021
Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.
8.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Nov 5, 2021
Told through a series of interconnected phone conversations, this groundbreaking series chronicles the mysterious story of a group of strangers whose lives are thrown into disarray in the lead-up to an apocalyptic event.
7.2 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Mar 19, 2021
21. The Mosquito Coast
Allie Fox—a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist—uproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Jun 4, 2021
20. Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso, an American football coach, moves to England when he’s hired to manage a soccer team—despite having no experience. With cynical players and a doubtful town, will he get them to see the Ted Lasso Way?
8.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Oct 8, 2021
19. Mythic Quest
Meet the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. But in a workplace focused on building worlds, molding heroes, and creating legends, the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game—they happen in the office.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 25, 2021
18. Lisey's Story
This terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon and the darkness that plagued him.
6.7 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jul 16, 2021
17. 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything
An immersive, deep-dive docuseries rich with archival footage and interviews that explores the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971.
7.8 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: May 21, 2021
16. Home Before Dark
A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
7.6 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Aug 13, 2021
15. The Me You Can't See
Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry join forces to guide honest discussions about mental health.
10.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: May 28, 2021
Sheila Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.
6.9 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Aug 6, 2021
13. The Morning Show
A behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 14, 2021
12. Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson
Oscar and Grammy Award-winning producer and artist Mark Ronson explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation with his heroes and fellow hitmakers—including Paul McCartney, DJ Premier, Charli XCX, Dave Grohl, and Questlove.
8.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jul 30, 2021
In this parody of 1940s musicals, backpacking couple Melissa and Josh get trapped in Schmigadoon, a magical town filled with singing and dancing townspeople, and learn they can't leave without finding true love—which they thought they already had.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 13, 2021
10. For All Mankind
Explore an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.
7.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, War & Politics | Released: Apr 23, 2021
9. Mr. Corman
With better luck, better choices, better posture...Josh Corman could’ve been a rock star. Now he teaches fifth grade, and though he loves his students, he still struggles to find happiness and meaning in a world that sometimes feels short on both.
6.2 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Oct 1, 2021
Follow a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.
8.2 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Oct 14, 2021
7. The Problem With Jon Stewart
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the world's problems. It's harder to pinpoint the systems responsible for creating them. In this series, Jon Stewart brings together people impacted by different parts of a problem to discuss how we come up with change.
7.5 ⭐ | Comedy, Talk | Released: Oct 14, 2021
Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanity’s existence. Events unfold in real time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them.
10.0 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Oct 22, 2021
Twenty-something Máximo Gallardo's dreams comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco. He soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined and in order to succeed, he must learn to navigate a demanding clientele, a mercurial mentor, and a complicated home life, without losing his way to shortcuts or temptations.
7.2 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Oct 14, 2021
4. The Afterparty
A murder-mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.
0.0 ⭐ | Mystery, Comedy, Crime
3. Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show
Preschoolers are invited into a world where a little act of kindness can change the world. Alongside special guest stars, Jack inspires kids to solve problems with kindness and heart while showcasing stories where acts of kindness are shown through “The Three C’s” – caring, connecting and cascading – from one person to another.
0.0 ⭐ | | Released: Nov 5, 2021
2. The Shrink Next Door
Inspired by the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around...then took it over. When he first meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better at boundaries. Over 30 years, he'll learn all about them—and what happens when they get crossed.
0.0 ⭐ | | Released: Nov 12, 2021
Explore the world of AAU basketball in the nation’s capital, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.
0.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 29, 2021