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The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years 

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Updated February 21, 2020 38.1k votes 3.4k voters 60.1k views 191 items

List Rules Only Netflix original series that premiered on or after January 1, 2015.

Netflix is responsible for some of the most cutting edge original programming available today. Since 2015, many recent Netflix original series have gained a loyal audience and received critical acclaim. Featuring comedies, period dramas, mystery thrillers, reality shows, documentary series, continuations, international shows, and more, the most popular Netflix original shows include many award-winning series. What are the best recent Netflix original series? Vote here to decide. 

There are many recent Netflix original series worth watching. The incredibly popular Stranger Things is a sci-fi drama set in the '80s. If you love historical dramas, check out The Crown - a biographical drama about Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, and Grace and Frankie are popular dramatic comedies you can stream on Netflix any time. Other popular Netflix originals include Bloodline, Gypsy, Sense8, and Fuller House

Which shows on this list of Netflix original shows do you like best? Vote up your favorites and add anything you think is missing. 

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
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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Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
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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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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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Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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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 the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira
Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
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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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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Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more

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Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson
Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more

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Don't F**k with Cats: Hu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Deanna Thompson, John Green, Claudette Hamlin
Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime documentary series. The limited series follows a group of internet sleuths who launched a manhunt for ...more

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The Devil Next Door is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Eli Gabay, Eli Rosenbaum, Michael Shaked
The Devil Next Door (Netflix, 2019) is an American documentary television series. A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous German death camp guard ...more
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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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Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos
Gentefied (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy drama television series set to premiere on Netflix. Gentefied follows the story of three Mexican-American cousins and their struggle to chase the ...more

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Night On Earth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Samira Wiley
Night On Earth (Netflix, 2020) is an American documentary series narrated by Samira Wiley. This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s ...more

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Who Killed Malcolm X? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Who Killed Malcolm X? (Netflix, 2020) is a six-part documentary web television series. The death of Malcolm X remains one of the nation’s most mysterious crimes. For the first time, Emmy and ...more

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The Expanding Universe o... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Paulina Chávez, Reed Horstmann, Conor Husting
The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (Netflix, 2020) is a comedy television series created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland. Ashley Garcia, the world's only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
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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Next In Fashion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Alexa Chung, Tan France
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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October Faction is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years
Maxim Roy, Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie
October Faction (Netflix, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series, based on the eponymous comic series by Steve Niles and Damien Worm. The series follows the adventures of a ...more

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