Drama Shows The Best TV Dramas On Netflix  

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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.

Vote up the best drama shows on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
lloydc added Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson Gypsy is a television drama series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn Breaking Bad is an American drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, ...more

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
704792 added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crimeozark drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revolves around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on July 19, 2007 on the cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. The ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips “Longmire,” a contemporary thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor ...more

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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot Bates Motel is an American drama thriller television series developed for television by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin and Anthony Cipriano, and produced by Universal Television for the cable network ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, ...more

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell This show is an American drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. The American version was developed by Veena Sud and ...more

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian Pablo Escobar, as well ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller–drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. A family of adult siblings find that their past ...more

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh 13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on The CW from September 26, 2011 to March 27, 2015. The series, created by Leila Gerstein, stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe ...more

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Alias Grace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcraft, Zachary Levi Alias Grace (Netflix, 2017) is a miniseries based on the 1996 novel by Margaret Atwood. Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is a convicted murderess who works in the home of the prison warden. Dr. Simon ...more

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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Frequency is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Peyton List, Riley Smith, Lenny Jacobson Frequency (The CW, 2016) is a sci-fi drama series inspired by the 2000 film of the same name. In 2016, NYPD Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) discovers that she is able to speak to her ...more

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From Dusk till Dawn: The Serie... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added D. J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (El Rey, 2014) is an American horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez. Wanted by the FBI and Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia), bank ...more

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The Messengers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black D'Elia, Diogo Morgado The Messengers is an upcoming American television series that is expected to air on The CW during the 2014–15 season. The series was officially picked up on May 8, 2014. The Messengers was ...more

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The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy The Tudors is a British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable ...more

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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Benedict Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joan Chen Marco Polo is an American drama series about Marco Polo's early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongolian Empire and the founder of the Yuan dynasty, which lasted from ...more

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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Omar Epps Shooter (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film of the same name. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, a ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more

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Reign is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs Reign is an American historical fantasy television series following the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots living in France. The series, created by Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy, airs ...more

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Dramas On Netflix
Danielle Parino added Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a seven-part British fantasy television series to be shown on BBC One, adapted by Peter Harness from Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel of the same name, to ...more