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The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years

Updated March 3, 2021 25.4k votes 4.1k voters 66.7k views456 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 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
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    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Action

    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
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    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
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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
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  • Dead to Me6
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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
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  • The Punisher7
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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
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  • Anne with an E8
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    Anne with an E

    Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Coming of age

    Anne with an E (Netflix, 2017) is a Canadian television series created by Moira...  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

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark...  more
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  • Santa Clarita Diet10
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco....  more
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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events11
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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
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  • The Order12
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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Supernatural

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton...  more
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  • Locke & Key13
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    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Horror, Fantasy, Drama

    Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book...  more
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  • Dark14
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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
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  • Ratched15
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    Ratched

    Sarah Paulson, Alice Englert

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Ratched (Netflix, 2020) is an American television series based on Ken Kesey's novel One Flew...  more
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  • Altered Carbon16
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    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 Space17
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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
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  • Cursed18
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    Cursed

    Katherine Langford

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy

    Cursed (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the illustrated novel...  more
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  • The New Legends of Monkey19
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    Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Adventure

    The New Legends of Monkey (Netflix, 2018) is a television series based on the 16th century...  more
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  • GLOW20
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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
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  • 13 Reasons Why21
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery, Thriller

    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American teen drama mystery series based on the 2007...  more
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  • Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer22

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Crime, Mystery

    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime...  more
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  • Atypical23
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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
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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
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  • The Society25
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    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Teen drama

    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by...  more
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