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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    House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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


    Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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

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    Daredevil 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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    Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

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    Arrested Development (Season 4... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Arrested Development (Season 4) Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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    Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Bloodline Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

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


    Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

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    The Killing (Season 4) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    The Killing (Season 4) Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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


    Peaky Blinders

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


    Marco Polo Benedict Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joan Chen

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

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    Master of None Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

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    Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Sense8

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Stranger Things

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


    BoJack Horseman Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

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    Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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    Longmire (Season 4) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Longmire (Season 4) Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

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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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    Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd

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


    Lilyhammer Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen

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    Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Grace and Frankie Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen

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    F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    F Is for Family Haley Reinhart, Bill Burr, Laura Dern

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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Sea... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 6) Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter

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    Trailer Park Boys (Season 8) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Trailer Park Boys (Season 8) John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith

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    Derek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Derek Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl

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    Chef's Table is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Chef's Table

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    Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Love Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Dave Allen

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

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    Happy Valley Sarah Lancashire, James Norton

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

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    Between Jesse Carere, Ryan Allen, Justin Kelly

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    The Adventures of Puss in Boot... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    The Adventures of Puss in Boots

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    Between is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Between

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    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Sh... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show

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    DreamWorks Dragons (Season 3) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    DreamWorks Dragons (Season 3) Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, T.J. Miller

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    All Hail King Julien is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    All Hail King Julien

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    Gonzalo Menendez, Michael B. Silver

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


    Dinotrux

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    Project MC2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Project MC2

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    VeggieTales in the House is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    VeggieTales in the House

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    Knights of Sidonia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Knights of Sidonia

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    Some Assembly Required is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Some Assembly Required

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    Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


    Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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

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    Splatter

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    The Disney Afternoon

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    Chelsea Does is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Chelsea Does

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    Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Seven Deadly Sins

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