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The Best Netflix Original Shows Of 2018, Ranked

Updated January 26, 2021 2.0k votes 259 voters 5.3k views31 items

Though they only started making their own content back in 2013, Netflix dropped some great original TV shows in 2018. We're not talking new seasons of our favorite series from the past few years, either. There's a great deal of Netflix original series from 2018, and some of them have been serious hits. So, while Stranger Things and House of Cards have been nothing short of fantastic, Netflix has plenty more shows to check out while you wait for the next installments of your favorites.  

Topping the list of the best Netflix originals from 2018 is the hit crime show, The Staircase, which follows the story of a man whose wife mysteriously dies, with fingers pointing in his direction. If you're into dark shows, check this one out for sure. For some lighter sci-fi entertainment, Lost in Space is a good choice, as it chronicles a family who has crash landed on another planet, doing what they can do survive. Finally, if you want something on the funny side, try the Netflix comedy series, Everything Sucks! and take a trip back to high school. 

Take a look at all the 2018 Netflix original shows below and vote up the ones you liked most. You can also vote shows down if you feel they missed the mark, or simply weren't as good as others. Then check out our list of the best original drama Netflix series.

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  • The Haunting of Hill House1
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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural horror

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  • Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist2

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Crime

    Evil Genius is a 2018 crime docuseries directed by Trey Borzillieri and Barbara Schroeder. The...  more
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  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina4
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more
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  • Explained5
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    Explained

    Maria Bello, Estelle Caswell

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Explained (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. This enlightening series from Vox digs into...  more
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  • B The Beginning6
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    B The Beginning

    Hiroaki Hirata, Hiroki Touchi

    Genres (Tv)Anime

    B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki...  more
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  • Seven Seconds7
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    Seven Seconds

    Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Mosley

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena...  more
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  • Altered Carbon8
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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  • Lost in Space9
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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  • Wild Wild Country10
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    Wild Wild Country

    Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, George Meredith

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Wild Wild Country (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series directed by Maclain and Chapman Way....  more
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  • Rotten11
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    Rotten

    Gudrun Beckh, Susan Berfield

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Rotten (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series that dives deep into the food production...  more
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  • Sugar Rush12
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    Sugar Rush

    Candace Nelson, Adriano Zumbo

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Cooking

    Sugar Rush is an American web television series, initially released on July 13, 2018. The show...  more
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  • Devilman Crybaby13
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    Devilman Crybaby

    Griffin Burns, Kyle McCarley

    Genres (Tv)Anime

    Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based...  more
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  • Flint Town14
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    Flint Town

    Karen Weaver, Hillary Clinton

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Flint Town (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-episode American documentary television series that...  more
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  • On My Block15
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    On My Block

    Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Comedy

    On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren...  more
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  • My Dead Ex16
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    My Dead Ex

    Katherine Hughes, Ryan Lee

    Genres (Tv)Romance, Comedy, Drama

    My Dead Ex (go90, 2018) is an American romantic comedy drama created by Drew Hancock, Jason...  more
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  • Dirty Money17
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    Dirty Money

    Alberto Ayala, A.J. Benza

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Dirty Money (Netflix, 2018) is an American documentary television series documenting various...  more
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  • Drug Lords18
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    Drug Lords

    Razor Rocco Rizzotti, Jordan Lawson

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Drug Lords (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series exploring the stories of history's most...  more
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  • Girls Incarcerated19
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  • Aggretsuko20
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    Aggretsuko

    Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki

    Genres (Tv)Anime

    Aggretsuko (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series based on the Sanrio character. A...  more
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  • Everything Sucks!21
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    Everything Sucks!

    Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Coming-of-age, Comedy-drama

    Everything Sucks (Netflix, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Ben York...  more
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    Harry Belafonte, Peter Edelman

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Bobby Kennedy for President (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. This four-part...  more
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    Somebody Feed Phil

    Philip Rosenthal

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Travel

    Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix, 2018) is a travel documentary series directed by John Bedolis....  more
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    Sword Gai

    Zach Aguilar, Austin Lee Matthews

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Fantasy, Horror

    Swordgai: The Animation (Netflix, 2018) is an animated series based on the Japanese manga by...  more
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