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The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows 

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Here are the best Netflix original drama shows currently streaming right now. Featuring historical dramas, murder mysteries, and crime dramas, this list of Netflix drama originals is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Netflix original drama series?

The latest and newest Netflix original drama shows feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Claire Foy, Jason Bateman, Pedro Pascal, and Robin Wright. Must-watch Netflix original dramas include House of Cards, The Crown, Narcos, You, and 13 Reasons Why.  

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

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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You is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more

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#72 of 120 The Best TV Shows Based on Books #71 of 140 The Greatest Thriller Shows in TV Historyfeaturing 30 Reactions To 'You' That Are Only Funny If You Binged Season 2

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Virgin River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Virgin River
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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz
Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more

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#113 of 259 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #156 of 394 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciatefeaturing The Best Characters on Ozark, Ranked

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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 the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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#264 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #203 of 259 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Timefeaturing Princess Alice of Battenberg's Real Life Was Even More Dramatic Than What You Saw On 'The Crown'

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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#81 of 259 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #78 of 394 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciatefeaturing Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Narcos'

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Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee
Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by Jed Mercurio. Police Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic British Army war-veteran ...more

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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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#3 of 127 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows #40 of 259 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Timefeaturing The Best Characters on Orange Is the New Black, Ranked

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner
Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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#46 of 259 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #88 of 394 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciatefeaturing The Best Characters On 'Peaky Blinders'

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
The OA
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson
The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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#279 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #952 of 2,296 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Timefeaturing Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Bloodline'

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton
Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jacob Dudman, Brandon Fellows, Siobhan Finneran
The Stranger (Netflix, 2020) is a British television drama series based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. The series will follow Adam Price, who seems to be living the perfect life ...more
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Godless is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery
Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell) is an outlaw on the run from his former boss, the outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), who ...more

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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more

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Spinning Out is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Kaya Scodelario, Mitchell Edwards, Svetlana Efremova
Spinning Out (Netflix, 2020) American drama television series, created by Samantha Stratton. Figure skating Olympic hopeful Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario) struggles to balance love, family and ...more

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Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
David Stakston, Jonas Strand Gravli, Herman Tømmeraas
Ragnarok (Netflix, 2020) is a television drama series created by Adam Price. A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarok — ...more

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October Faction is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Maxim Roy, Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie
October Faction (Netflix, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series, based on the eponymous comic series by Steve Niles and Damien Worm. The series follows the adventures of a ...more

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Giri/Haji is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald, Yosuke Kubozuka
Giri/Haji (Netflix, 2020) is a British television drama. A detective from Tokyo scours London for his missing brother, who's been involved with the Yakuza and accused of murder.

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells
Dracula (Netflix, BBC One, 2019) is a British-American horror-fantasy television limited series based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. This retelling of the classic story follows ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever
Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by director Susannah Grant. Based on a true story, the eight-episode limited series follows Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), a teenager ...more

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