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 Aug 15, 2022.
48. 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: Jun 22, 2022
47. Narcos
A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
7.969 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Released: Sep 1, 2017
46. Spartacus
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.
7.96 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Apr 12, 2013
45. 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.
8.2 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Nov 15, 2020
44. 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.
8.121 ⭐ • Crime • Mystery • Drama • Released: Apr 8, 2022
43. 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
42. 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.
8.268 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Drama • War & Politics • Released: Mar 9, 2022
41. 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
40. Ozark
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.
8.2 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Released: Apr 29, 2022
39. Dynasty
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: Aug 5, 2022
38. 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.
8.194 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Aug 12, 2022
37. 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.
8.255 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Jul 6, 2022
36. 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.
8.531 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Released: Jul 31, 2022
35. 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
34. 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: Feb 2, 2022
33. 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 • Mystery • Released: Jun 5, 2019
32. Bridgerton
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: Mar 25, 2022
31. 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.
8.145 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Crime • Drama • Released: Jan 18, 2019
30. 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.
8.243 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Action & Adventure • Released: Dec 17, 2021
29. 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.
8.559 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Released: Apr 3, 2022
28. 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.
7.827 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Mystery • Drama • Released: Sep 17, 2021
27. 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.
8.071 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Mystery • Released: Aug 10, 2022
26. 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.
8.3 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Action & Adventure • Released: Oct 15, 2021
25. Hellbound
Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.
7.6 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Mystery • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Nov 19, 2021
24. The Silent Sea
During a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon, space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets.
7.9 ⭐ • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Mystery • Released: Dec 24, 2021
23. 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.
8.289 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Released: Dec 3, 2021
22. Rebelde
Head back to Elite Way School as a new generation of students hope to win the Battle of the Bands.
7.5 ⭐ • Drama • Comedy • Released: Jul 27, 2022
21. 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.
8.521 ⭐ • Crime • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Sep 10, 2021
20. Vikings: Valhalla
In this sequel to "Vikings," a hundred years have passed and a new generation of legendary heroes arises to forge its own destiny — and make history.
7.977 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Drama • War & Politics • Released: Feb 25, 2022
19. Marvel's Daredevil
Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
8.1 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Action & Adventure • Released: Oct 19, 2018
18. Welcome to Eden
Are you happy? With this question, Zoa and four other attractive young people, very active on social networks, are invited to the most exclusive party in history on a secret island, organized by the brand of a new drink. What begins as an exciting journey will soon become the journey of a lifetime. But paradise is not really what it seems - Welcome to Eden.
7.3 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Released: May 6, 2022
17. The Marked Heart
This new Colombian telenovela is about a man who has to watch his wife die and have her heart extracted to give to another woman. He’s out for revenge in the world of organ trafficking.
8.0 ⭐ • Soap • Mystery • Released: Apr 20, 2022
16. The Sound of Magic
An enigmatic magician living in an abandoned amusement park introduces magic into the life of a high schooler struggling with harsh realities.
7.563 ⭐ • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: May 6, 2022
15. Heartstopper
Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.
8.991 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Apr 22, 2022
14. First Kill
Falling in love is tricky for teens Juliette and Calliope: One's a vampire, the other's a vampire hunter — and both are ready to make their first kill.
8.4 ⭐ • Drama • Mystery • Released: Jun 10, 2022
13. The Longest Night
Armed forces surround a psychiatric prison in order to abduct an incarcerated serial killer — but aren't prepared for the battle that ensues.
6.765 ⭐ • Crime • Released: Jul 8, 2022
12. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area
Disguised under the shadows of a mask, a crew of desperados band together under the leadership of a criminal mastermind known only as “The Professor” to pull off the biggest heist Korea has ever seen.
8.0 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Released: Jun 24, 2022
11. Resident Evil
Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation's dark secrets. Based on the horror franchise.
6.17 ⭐ • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Jul 14, 2022
10. All of Us Are Dead
A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out — or turn into one of the rabid infected.
8.455 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Jan 28, 2022
9. Boo, Bitch
Two senior BFFs make a last-ditch attempt to be seen. But when one of them becomes a ghost, she'll need to really live her best life — while she can.
7.1 ⭐ • Comedy • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Jul 8, 2022
8. 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: Jun 17, 2022
7. Maldivas
Liz, a girl from Goiás moves to a capital in Rio de Janeiro to re-encounter her mother, who ends up dying in a mysterious fire. Trying to escape investigator Denilson, she will move among the residents of the Maldivadas condominium.
7.4 ⭐ • Comedy • Drama • Released: Jun 15, 2022
6. Mom, Don't Do That!
9.0 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Jul 15, 2022
5. School Tales the Series
Unspeakable horrors roam the halls of high school in this anthology featuring ghost stories directed by seasoned Thai horror directors.
7.593 ⭐ • Drama • Mystery • Released: Aug 10, 2022
4. The Sandman
After years of imprisonment, Morpheus — the King of Dreams — embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power.
8.182 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Released: Aug 5, 2022
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.
8.637 ⭐ • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Mystery • Released: Jul 1, 2022
2. A Model Family
After unwittingly stealing money from a cartel, a cash-strapped professor finds the only way to save his broken family is by working as a drug courier.
7.455 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Released: Aug 12, 2022
1. 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.
8.176 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Drama • Comedy • Released: Sep 9, 2022
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