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The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows

Updated March 2, 2021 6.8k votes 1.1k voters 63.2k views148 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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  • Lucifer1
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    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series...  more
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  • Peaky Blinders2
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Premiered2013

    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,...  more
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  • Ozark3
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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
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  • You4
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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
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe...  more
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  • The Crown6
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    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith

    Premiered2016

    The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter...  more
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  • Virgin River7
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    Virgin River

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  • Narcos8
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    Narcos

    Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura

    Premiered2015

    Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato,...  more
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  • The End of the F***ing World9
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    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
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  • Bloodline10
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    Bloodline

    Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn

    Premiered2015

    Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller drama web television series created by Todd...  more
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  • Dead to Me11
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    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
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  • Bodyguard12
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    Bodyguard

    Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes

    Premiered2018

    Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by...  more
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  • Orange Is the New Black13
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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
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  • The Umbrella Academy14
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more
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  • The Witcher15
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    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short...  more
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  • The OA16
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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
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  • Outer Banks17
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    Outer Banks

    Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline

    Premiered2020

    Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama series created by created by Jonas Pate, Josh...  more
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  • Godless18
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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
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  • Sense819
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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
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  • 13 Reasons Why20
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American teen drama mystery series based on the 2007...  more
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  • The Stranger21
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    The Stranger

    Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran

    Premiered2020

    The Stranger (Netflix, 2020) is a British mystery thriller series based on the novel by Harlan...  more
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  • Unorthodox22
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    Unorthodox

    Jeff Wilbusch, Amit Rahav

    Premiered2020

    Unorthodox (Netflix, 2020) is a German drama television series created by Anna Winger and...  more
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  • Longmire23
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    Longmire

    Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff

    Premiered2012

    Longmire (A&E, 2012) is an American modern Western crime drama television series developed by...  more
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  • The Spy24
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    The Spy

    Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem

    Premiered2019

    The Spy (Netflix, 2019) is a television miniseries written and directed by Gideon Raff. Based...  more
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  • Unbelievable25
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    Unbelievable

    Toni Collette, Merritt Wever

    Premiered2019

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