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The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years

Updated January 15, 2021 0 votes 3.9k voters 64.5k views434 items

List RulesOnly Netflix original series that premiered on or after January 1, 2017.

Netflix is responsible for some of the most cutting edge original programming available today. Since 2017, 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 popular Umbrella Academy is a superhero show based on the comic book series of the same name. If you love historical dramas, check out When They See Us - a drama about the Central Park 5 set in the late 80's. Russian Doll, I Am Not Okay With This, and Dead to Me are popular dramatic comedies you can stream on Netflix any time. Other popular Netflix originals include The Witcher, Next in Fashion, Castlevania, and Cooking on High.

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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  • The Witcher1
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    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

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

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  • Mindhunter3
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Psychological thriller

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Anne with an E4
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    Anne with an E

    Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Coming of age

    Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series created by Moira... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Ozark5
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

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

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  • The Punisher6
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    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Action, Superhero, Crime drama, Conspiracy thriller

    Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The End of the F***ing World7
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    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    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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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events8
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    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Santa Clarita Diet9
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • Dead to Me10
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    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Tragicomedy

    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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  • Warrior Nun11
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    Warrior Nun

    Alba Baptista, Toya Turner

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama, Supernatural

    Warrior Nun (Netflix, 2020) is a supernatural drama television series created by Simon Barry,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Dark12
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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer13

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Crime, Mystery

    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lost in Space14
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Atypical15
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    Atypical

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen, Comedy-drama

    Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • GLOW16
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    GLOW

    Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13 Reasons Why17
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

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

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  • Russian Doll18
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    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Altered Carbon19
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

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  • Big Mouth20
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    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adult, Comedy

    Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • I Am Not Okay With This21
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    I Am Not Okay With This

    Sophia Lillis, Kathleen Rose Perkins

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Coming of age

    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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  • The Devil Next Door22
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    The Devil Next Door

    Eli Gabay, Eli Rosenbaum

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Crime

    The Devil Next Door (Netflix, 2019) is an American documentary television series. A Cleveland... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Defenders23
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    The Defenders

    Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance24
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    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Derry Girls25
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    Derry Girls

    Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Black comedy

    Derry Girls (Channel 4, 2018) is a British sitcom created by Lisa McGee. Erin (Saoirse-Monica... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button