The Best Netflix Original Series

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List Criteria: Only Netflix original programs, including individual seasons of series that initially aired on network TV

For years, Netflix has been the go-to way to watch your favorite shows and movies from the comfort of your own home. Initially a DVD rental company, Netflix quickly evolved to allow subscribers to have instant entertainment, including films, entire series, documentaries, and other programming. Want to watch your favorite TV show or movie? Cancel the drive to the closest Redbox. Instead, just login to your Netflix account and press Play.

In 2013, Netflix launched its first original series, House of Cards, which featured a star-studded cast and opened to rave reviews. Now, the Netflix streaming service offers original programming with innovative new television shows that are competition for even the most prestigious, long-established networks.

What is the best Netflix original series? The shows on this list may never have been made had it not been for Netflix’s ability to take risks. Their completely new shows like Orange Is the New Black and Master of None have been getting rave reviews and drawing in excited audiences from all over the world. Shows like Arrested Development got the chance to have an extra season of episodes that network TV would never be brave enough to air.

The television series on this list are each examples of Netflix’s potential to outdo every cable network in creativity and entertainment.

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    House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

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    Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks

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    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

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    Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

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    Narcos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

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    Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

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    Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

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    Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory

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    The Killing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Liam James

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    Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Rick Yune

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    Master of None is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

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    Longmire (Season 4 & 5) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

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    Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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    BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

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    F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long

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    Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

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    Wet Hot American Summer: First... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper

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    Lilyhammer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa Aurvåg, Steinar Sagen

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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Sea... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter

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    Trailer Park Boys (Season 8, 9... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith

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    Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick

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    The Get Down is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Jaden Smith

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    Brit Marling

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    Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Steve Pemberton

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    Chef's Table is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Chef's Table Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Francis Mallmann

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    The Crown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

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    Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Dave Allen

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    Derek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl

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    Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger

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    The Adventures of Puss in Boot... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    The Adventures of Puss in Boots Eric Bauza, Jayma Mays, Joshua Rush

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    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

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    Between is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Ryan Allen

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    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Sh... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show Chris Parnell, Max Charles

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    Voltron Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Voltron Legendary Defender Steven Yeun, Jeremy Shada, Bex Taylor-Klaus

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    Travelers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Travelers Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

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    Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber

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    DreamWorks Dragons: Race to th... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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    VeggieTales in the House is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    VeggieTales in the House Phil Vischer Mike Nawrocki, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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    Dinotrux is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Dinotrux Andrew Francis, Richard Ian Cox, Matt Hill

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    The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Yuki Kaji, Sora Amamaiya, Misaki Kuno

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    Turbo: F.A.S.T. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Reid Scott, Eric Bauza, Michael Patrick Bell

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    Chelsea Does is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Chelsea Does Chelsea Handler

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    Project MC2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Project MC2 Mika Abdalla, Ysa Penarejo, Victoria Vida

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    Russell Peters vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


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    Some Assembly Required is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Kolton Stewart, Charlie Storwick, Harrison Houde

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    Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

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