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The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows

Updated November 11, 2020 6.8k votes 1.1k voters 59.4k views135 items

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
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    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Peaky Blinders
    71
    28

    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Premiered2013

    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    Ozark
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Premiered2017

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    You
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    You

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Premiered2018

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Mindhunter
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 6
    The Crown
    105
    82

    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith

    Premiered2016

    The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Narcos
    87
    67

    Narcos

    Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura

    Premiered2015

    Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Virgin River
    55
    38

    Virgin River

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  • 9
    Bloodline
    69
    54

    Bloodline

    Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn

    Premiered2015

    Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller drama web television series created by Todd... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The End of the F***ing World
    66
    53

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

    Premiered2018

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Orange Is the New Black
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    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

    Premiered2013

    Orange Is the New Black (Netflix, 2013) is an American comedy-drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Dead to Me
    47
    34

    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Premiered2019

    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Bodyguard
    70
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    Bodyguard

    Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes

    Premiered2018

    Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Witcher
    37
    24

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    The Umbrella Academy
    71
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    The OA
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    The OA

    Brit Marling, Emory Cohen

    Premiered2016

    The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series created by Brit... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Sense8
    62
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    Sense8

    Aml Ameen, Doona Bae

    Premiered2015

    Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Godless
    40
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    Godless

    Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell

    Premiered2017

    Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Outer Banks
    17
    7

    Outer Banks

    Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline

    Premiered2020

    Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama series created by created by Jonas Pate, Josh... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    13 Reasons Why
    92
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Stranger
    12
    7

    The Stranger

    Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran

    Premiered2020

    The Stranger (Netflix, 2020) is a British mystery thriller series based on the novel by Harlan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Unorthodox
    11
    7

    Unorthodox

    Jeff Wilbusch, Amit Rahav

    Premiered2020

    Unorthodox (Netflix, 2020) is a German drama television series created by Anna Winger and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Unbelievable
    29
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    Unbelievable

    Toni Collette, Merritt Wever

    Premiered2019

    Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    I Am Not Okay With This
    5
    1

    I Am Not Okay With This

    Sophia Lillis, Kathleen Rose Perkins

    Premiered2020

    I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix, 2020) is an American coming-of-age drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    Gypsy
    80
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    Gypsy

    Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup

    Premiered2017

    Gypsy (Netflix, 2017) is an American psychological thriller web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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