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 2, 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
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
46. 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
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.
8.3 ⭐ | 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
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
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
41. 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
40. 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
39. 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
38. 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
37. 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
36. 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
35. 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
34. 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
32. 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
31. 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
30. 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
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
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
In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty which has been defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king’s death spreads, as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery | Released: Mar 13, 2020
26. 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
25. 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
24. 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
23. 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
22. 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
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
19. 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
17. 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
16. 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
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
14. 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
13. 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
12. 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
11. 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
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. 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
6. 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
5. 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
4. 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
3. 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.
8.7 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery | Released: Jul 30, 2021
2. 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
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: Sep 3, 2021