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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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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 2 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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You is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 8 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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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more
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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Politician is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Bob Balaban, Benjamin Barrett, Lucy Boynton
The Politician (Netflix, 2019) is an American musical comedy television series created by Ryan Murphy. The show revolves around the political aspirations of Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy ...more
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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Virgin River is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Virgin River
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Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 14 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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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Dolly Parton's Heartstrings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Dolly Parton, Athena Akers, Tammy Lynn Michaels
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama anthology television series created by Patrick Sean Smith. Each episode is based on a different Parton song, telling love stories ...more
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The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
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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The I-Land is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen, Kota Eberhardt
The I-Land (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction thriller web television miniseries. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and how they got ...more
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Locked Up is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Iván Escobar, Esther Martínez Lobato, Álex Pina
Locked Up (Antena 3, 2015), originally titled in Spanish as Vis a vis (meaning "face to face"), is a Spanish serial drama television series. Macarena Ferreiro (Maggie Civantos) is a ...more
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Marseille is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel
Marseille (Netflix, 2016) is a French television series created by Dan Franck. After 20 years as mayor of Marseille, Robert Taro (Gérard Depardieu) enters into a war of succession with ...more
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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright
House of Cards is a 2013 American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the ...more
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Godless is listed (or ranked) 25 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