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The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows 

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Updated April 9, 2020 488 votes 95 voters 5k views 47 items

Here are the best Netflix original reality shows currently streaming right now. Featuring cooking competitions, home improvement, and more, this list of Netflix reality originals is updated with new and popular shows.

Must-watch Netflix original reality shows include Queer Eye, Magic for Humans, Stay Here, and Ultimate Beastmaster. But what is the BEST Netflix original reality series?

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Awake: The Million Dolla... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Awake: The Million Dollar Game James Davis

Premiered: 2019

Awake: The Million Dollar Game (Netflix, 2019) is a comedy television game show. Contestants, sleepless for 24 hours, stumble through challenges both eccentric and normal for a chance at a $1 ...more
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Queer Eye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Queer Eye Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 37

Queer Eye (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality series, and a reboot of the Bravo series. A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city's straight men refine their wardrobes, grooming, ...more

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Nailed It! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres, Zac Young
Nailed It! (Netflix, 2018) is a reality bake-off competition series. Three amateur bakers compete to replicate complicated cakes and confectionery, in order to win a $10,000 cash prize.

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Ultimate Beastmaster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Ultimate Beastmaster Tiki Barber, Rafinha Bastos, Terry Crews
Ultimate Beastmaster (Netflix, 2017) is an American competition reality show created by Dave Broome. Featuring select television hosts, actors, comedians and athletes as commentators from the ...more
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Sugar Rush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Candace Nelson, Adriano Zumbo, Hunter March
Sugar Rush is an American web television series, initially released on July 13, 2018. The show features four teams of bakers competing in a baking competition. Time's the most important ...more
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Fastest Car is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Fastest Car (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. In a quarter mile drag race, drivers of exotic supercars go up against sleeper cars built and modified by dedicated gearheads.
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Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Nick Uhas

Premiered: 2019

Blown Away (Netflix, 2019) is a competitive reality television series. Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the ...more
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Inside the World's Tough... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Inside the World's Toughest Prisons

Raphael Rowe, who spent 12 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, investigates some of the world's toughest prisons from the inside.

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Tidying Up with Marie Ko... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Marie Kondo

Premiered: 2019

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix, 2019) is a web television series created by Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo offers tips on the art of keeping your home and workspace tidy and organized.
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The Great British Baking... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
The Great British Baking Show
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Amazing Interiors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Amazing Interiors (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show created by Jude Parker. The show's premise revolves around finding and showcasing homes that, despite their ordinary ...more
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Instant Hotel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Instant Hotel

Teams of Australian homeowners compete for the title of best Instant Hotel by staying overnight in each other's rentals and rating their experience.

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Magic for Humans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Justin Willman

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 12

Magic for Humans (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show. Comedian and magician Justin Willman performs magic tricks for people on the street.
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Selling Sunset is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Selling Sunset

The elite real estate brokers at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. The drama ramps up when a new agent joins the team.

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Girls Incarcerated is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows

Premiered: 2018

Girls Incarcerated (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age documentary series about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center.
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Cooking on High is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Josh Leyva
Cooking on High (Netflix, 2018) is an American cooking competition television show. Contestants must cook with marijuana and are judged by celebrity judges.
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The Final Table is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows

Premiered: 2018

The Final Table (Netflix, 2018) is an American competitive cooking reality television series. Teams of chefs vie to impress some of the world's toughest palates as they whip up iconic dishes ...more
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Next In Fashion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Alexa Chung, Tan France

Premiered: 2020

Number of Seasons: 1

Next In Fashion (Netflix) is an American competitive reality television series. Hosted by Alexa Chung and Tan France, designers team up to create visionary looks that work for absolutely

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Rhythm + Flow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Cardi B, Matthew Carter, Chance the Rapper

Premiered: 2019

Rhythm + Flow (Netflix, 2019) is an American competitive reality television series. Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star.
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Dancing Queen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Alyssa Edwards
Dancing Queen (Netflix, 2018) is an American documentary reality television series. Justin Johnson, aka drag superstar Alyssa Edwards, juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love
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Zumbo's Just Desserts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Adriano Zumbo, Rachel Khoo
Zumbo's Just Desserts (Seven Network, 2016) is an Australian baking reality competition television program hosted by Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo. Amateur Australian chefs compete to impress ...more
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Street Food is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows

Premiered: 2019

Street Food (Netflix, 2019) is an American food documentary television series created by David Gelb and Brian McGinn. The show explores the rich culture of street food in some of the world's ...more
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Derren Brown: The Push ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Derren Brown: The Push

In The Push (2018), Mentalist Derren Brown engineers an audacious social experiment demonstrating how manipulation can lead an ordinary person to commit an appalling act.

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Nailed It! Holiday! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Nailed It! Holiday!
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Glow Up is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Reality Shows
Glow Up