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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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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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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 1979, the series revolves around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more
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You is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 8 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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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 12 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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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk
When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
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Godless is listed (or ranked) 14 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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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie
Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When her adoptive mother (Tamara Tunie) takes on a case prosecuting an African militia leader, a ...more
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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Ellen Page, Laura Linney, Charlie Barnett
Tales of the City (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries based on a series of novels by Armistead Maupin of the same name. The show follows Mary Ann, who returns home to ...more
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Delhi Crime is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Swati Bhatia, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang
Delhi Crime (Netflix, 2019) is an Indian anthology television drama. Based on the true story of the Nirbhaya case, the show follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who ...more
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Northern Rescue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
William Baldwin, Kathleen Robertson, Amalia Williamson
Northern Rescue (CBC, Netflix, 2019) is a Canadian television drama. After the death of his wife, Sarah, John West (Baldwin), packs up his three children and moves from their hectic urban life ...more
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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell
Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, based on Kristen Smith's YA novel of the same name. An unexpected ...more
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Wormwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo
Wormwood (Netflix, 2017) is an American six-part docudrama miniseries directed by Errol Morris. In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson (Peter Sarsgaard) takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window, ...more
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Cursed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Katherine Langford
Cursed (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series, based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. Nimue (Katherine Langford), a teenage heroine ...more
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On My Block is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia
On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. Four bright and street-savvy friends navigate their way through the ...more