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The Best TV Dramas On Netflix To Watch Now

Updated May 7, 2021 11.0k votes 1.6k voters 48.0k views158 items

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Here are the best television drama series streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for courtroom dramas, police procedural shows, or historical dramas, this list of dramatic shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series. What are the best TV dramas to watch on Netflix? 

One of the best-written TV shows ever, House of Cards is also ranked high on the most popular Netflix original series. Other good TV dramas on Netflix include The Crown, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Ozark. When Netflix saved Lucifer from cancellation it became another top drama on Netflix.

Check out the best drama shows on Netflix, and vote up the very best.

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    Tom Ellis, Lauren German
    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series...  more

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    Breaking Bad

    Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour
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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson
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    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith
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    Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva
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    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney
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    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley
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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
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    Criminal Minds

    A.J. Cook, Rachel Nichols
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco
    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series...  more

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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal
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    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany
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    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies
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    Grey's Anatomy

    Chris Carmack, T.R. Knight
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    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart
    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto...  more

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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford
    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American teen drama mystery series based on the 2007...  more

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    Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff
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    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon
    Orange Is the New Black (Netflix, 2013) is an American comedy-drama web television series...  more

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    Rocky Carroll, Cote de Pablo
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    Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows
    Reign (The CW, 2013) is an American historical romantic drama television series created by...  more

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    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes
    Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix...  more

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