Top 50 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 50 list of the best original shows on Netflix, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Oct 18, 2021.
50. 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
49. 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
48. 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
A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
7.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 1, 2017
Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Apr 12, 2013
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
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
43. 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: Oct 4, 2021
42. Narcos: Mexico
See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Nov 5, 2021
41. 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
40. 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
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
38. Control Z
When a hacker begins releasing students' secrets to the entire high school, the socially isolated but observant Sofía works to uncover his/her identity.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Aug 4, 2021
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
35. 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
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
33. Dark Desire
Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.
7.3 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Jul 15, 2020
32. Alice in Borderland
With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to win.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Dec 10, 2020
31. Selena: The Series
As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music.
7.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 4, 2021
30. 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
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 25, 2020
28. Sweet Home
Cha Hyun-Soo is a high school student. He is also a recluse and rarely leaves his room. He refuses to talk to his father, mother and younger sister. One day, his whole family, except for him, dies in a car accident. Cha Hyun-Soo is left all alone. He moves into a small apartment. At this time, a mysterious phenomenon of humans turning into monster occur all around the world. The residents of Cha Hyun-Soo's apartment building, including Pyeon Sang-Wook, fight against these monsters and try to survive.
8.6 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Dec 18, 2020
27. Fate: The Winx Saga
The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.
8.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Jan 22, 2021
26. 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
25. Sky Rojo
On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom.
7.8 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama | Released: Jul 23, 2021
24. Jupiter's Legacy
As the world's first generation of superheroes (who received their powers in the 1930s) become the revered elder guard in the present, their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
7.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery | Released: May 7, 2021
23. 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
22. Sweet Tooth
On a perilous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable boy who's half-human and half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jun 4, 2021
A year after a subglacial volcano erupts, mysterious elements from prehistoric times emerge from the melting ice, bringing unforeseen consequences.
7.3 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jun 17, 2021
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
7.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Released: Jun 11, 2021
19. The War Next-door
When two antagonistic families end up living next door in a posh neighborhood, the matriarchs ensue a full-scale war of unintended consequences.
7.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 7, 2021
18. 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
17. Hit & Run
A happily married man's life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and confused, he searches for his wife's killers, who have fled to the U.S. With the help of an ex-lover, he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him.
7.7 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Crime | Released: Aug 6, 2021
16. Open Your Eyes
After a tragic accident, an amnesiac teen tries to rebuild her life at a memory disorders center but becomes suspicious of her unconventional treatment.
7.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Drama | Released: Aug 25, 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.
7.2 ⭐ | 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. Bangkok Breaking
The six-episode series is centered around the wild world of Bangkok's road rescue services and Wanchai who is newly arrived in Bangkok and must unravel a city-wide conspiracy alongside a young, upstart journalist.
7.6 ⭐ | Crime | Released: Sep 23, 2021
12. 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
11. 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
10. Midnight Mass
An unsettlling omen washes ashore in the wake of the storm. Later, when the locals gather for a potluck, tragedy strikes - and a miracle occurs.
7.7 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Sep 24, 2021
Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
7.4 ⭐ | Crime, Action & Adventure | Released: Sep 24, 2021
8. 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
After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses and fights to provide a better future for her child.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 1, 2021
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: Oct 15, 2021
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.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama, War & Politics | Released: Sep 22, 2021
4. 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.
9.1 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure | Released: Oct 14, 2021
3. 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.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 6, 2021
2. Sexy Beasts
Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test.
5.8 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Oct 7, 2021
1. 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.
5.8 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Oct 14, 2021