100 best Netflix series to watch right now – The Sun

SELF-isolation and lockdown have made Brits retreat to their homes and stream to their hearts' content like never before.

But distraction is just a click away – look no further for our pick of Netflix's best series to binge on and beat the boredom.



1. Orange Is the New Black

This hit prison series revolved around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a 30-something woman who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary. The minimum-security women’s federal prison in upstate New York and the stories of the other inmates drives the series and you'll soon fall in love with the band of misfits. With seven seasons to binge on, it’s the perfect COVID-19 blackout show to watch. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 81%


2. Atypical

A coming of age story that follows 18-year-old Sam (Keir Gilchrist), who is on the autistic spectrum, as he searches for love and independence.

The funny and emotional journey of self-discovery sees Sam's family struggle with questions of what it means to be 'normal' in the 21st century.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 95%


3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the lives of a group of detectives in a New York precinct.

Among the bunch is renowned slacker Jake (Andy Samberg) who wants to make the new boss' life as hard as possible.

However, an unexpected friendship blossoms between Captain Holt and the rest of the gang follows suit.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 93%


4. Kim's Convenience

The Korean Wave keeps coming with this series.

It follows a Korean-Canadian family who own a convenience store in Toronto.

The family consists of two siblings and their parents who are trying to navigate their way through life.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 90%


5. The IT Crowd

This British sitcom shows a group of computer geeks whose careers reside in the basement of a huge company.

The comedic adventures of the rag-tag team of co-workers sees them regularly at odds with the company's boss, who is is technically inept and doesn't know the difference between software and hardware.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 85%


6. Jane The Virgin 

Telenovelas are a way of life for South Americans and this slice of life drama is no different.

Based on the immaculate conception Bible story, the series follows Jane Villenuva, who is a virgin that is artificially inseminated. With a cop fiancé and her very Catholic grandmother in tow, it shows how her life progresses through her pregnancy and beyond. Throw in a few kidnappings, murders, drug lords and it's the all-rounded telenovela with a Western twist. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%


7. Never Have I Ever 

Devi is a regular 16 year old girl who's trying to live her life but a few obstacles hold her back.

After her father passes away and she becomes paralysed from the waist down she thinks her life is over.

Her Indian immigrant mum who treads the line between modern and traditional is trying her best to raise her with the same values she was raised with.

Throw in an unreadable crush, an arch nemesis and fracturing friendships and you have a relatable sitcom.

Produced by Mindy Kaling. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 97%.


8. Glee

Everyone’s favourite music is sung by some of the best young voices.

The glee club is made up of the outcasts of the school and the school reminds them of this very thing.

With jocks, cheerleaders and nerds, these misfits use music in order to unite them.

However, a meddling cheerleader coach and noncompliant principle threaten their success in more ways than one. 

Starring Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 71%.


9. New Girl

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three roommates who have a familial yet chaotic bond.

After moving in and facing many of life's obstacles the foursome establish a balance with each other.

Jess’s fun, quirky and bubbly personality clashes with her roommate's pessimistic, overbearing personalities. 

Facing the trials and tribulations of love, jobs and their relationships with one another in a humorous way. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 82%


10. Modern Family 

This family shows all the good and difficult parts of having a large modern family.

The story follows three different types of families. The nuclear family, step family and a same sex couple.

All living in the Los Angeles area facing different problems with their children and within their relationships in the most fun way possible.

Family comedy drama with Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%


11. The Good Place

This show is perfect for people who want a visual representation of what  may happen when you die.

Or it could be an indication of what not to do if you want to go to the bad place (Hell).

Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, but an error sends her to The Good Place instead of The Bad Place.

Figuring out why she’s there and trying to hide the fact she shouldn’t be gets harder and harder as she hides from Good Place architect Micheal (Ted Danson). 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%


12. Dead to Me 

Jen (Christina Applegate) is recently widowed after her husband is killed in a hit and run accident.

Determined to investigate after the incident, Judy (Linda Cardellini) appears as her friend after meeting in a support group.

Judy is facing her own loss however, the pair bond despite their clash of personalities. 

However, Judy is hiding a secret that threatens to destroy Jen’s life. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%


13. After Life

Ricky Gervais' acclaimed series sees him play Tony, a widower trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife.

While the series has you in tears at times as Ricky delves into the subject matter of death and grief, it also has plenty of laughs.

The C-bomb is dropped a lot across the two series so be warned, but its no surprise this has been lauded as one of Ricky's finest pieces of work to date.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 74%


14. Big Mouth

Big Mouth is an animated show on Netflix created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett.

It follows characters Jessi, Andrew, and Nick as they navigate their way through their awkward pubescent years.

The three best friends and their schoolmates are challenged with issues like dating, sexuality, and porn addiction.

Deadline has reported that season four of the show "focuses on anxiety, but not the political kind".

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 76%


15. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This hilarious series is the perfect pick me up for when you’re feeling a bit meh. And thanks to the short but sweet episodes, it’s the perfect thing to switch on when you get home from work and just want some light-hearted television.

There’s already four seasons available on Netflix and we guarantee you’ll get hooked as you follow Kimmy (played by Ellie Kemper) as she as she adjusts to life after her rescue from a doomsday cult, where she and three other women were held by Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm) for 15 years.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 95%



16. Stranger Things

Acclaimed series Stranger Things is seen as a love letter to 80’s sci-fi. Set in 1983, Indiana, a young boy vanishes into thin air under seriously dark circumstances.

Family, friends and the local police begin searching for answers, however they stumble upon a mysterious young girl in a top-secret government facility.

Starring Millie Bobby Brown, the series is suitable for tweens upwards.

The show now has three full series under its belt, with a fourth expected to drop in 2021.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 91%


17. The Umbrella Academy

Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Umbrella Academy tracks forty-three infants who are born to an array of women who showed no symptoms of pregnancy until the day before they were due to give birth.

Seven of them are adopted by a billionaire industrialist, Reginald Hargreeves, who creates The Umbrella Academy.

He uses the children in his plans to save the world, but only ends up leaving the family fractured. The family disband and only reunite upon Hargreaves passing away, discovering his darkest secrets.

Starring Robert Sheehan and  Elliot Page.

The Umbrella Academy's third season is expected to drop later in 2021.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%


18. Daredevil

Even if you’re not a massive Marvel fan, we can guarantee you’ll binge-watch all three seasons of Daredevil.

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the show stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime as a masked vigilante by night.

A spin-off series, centered on Bernthal's character Frank Castle/ Punisher and titled The Punisher, was ordered by Netflix in April 2016 but sadly Daredevil was cancelled in November 2018.

However, Disney+ has since acquired the rights to the franchise, so the show could make a return in 2021 or beyond.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 92%


19. Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is a post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller series based on both the 2013 South Korean-Czech film of the same name and the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from which the film was adapted.

The show consists of ten episodes and stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

The plot follows the passengers of the Snowpiercer, a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe carrying the remnants of humanity seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland.

The series questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 94%


20. The Witcher

Fantasy fans looking to fill the void of Game of Thrones can be sure to love this one.

A mutated monster hunter struggles to find his place in the world where it becomes increasingly difficult to decipher who is more wicked: human beings or beasts?

Expect gory battle sequences against all menner of mystical creatures and magic aplenty.

Starring Henry Cavill as the hunky Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher brings plenty of eye candy too.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 92%


21. Teen Wolf 

In the remake of the Michael J. Fox cult classic, Tyler Posey plays a teen who becomes a werewolf.

Far from the romantic cliche’s in Twilight, Teen Wolf is funny and action-filled. 

With 6 seasons, and many mystical creatures who are easy on the eyes, this is the perfect series to binge watch.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 81%


22. Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker has managed to create a truly chilling and dystopian vision of how technology can change our lives in Black Mirror.

Each season focuses on different yet equally disturbing subjects, with A-list guest stars including Miley Cyrus, Mad Men's Jon Hamm, Black Panther's Letitia Wright, Bryce Dallas-Howard and Andrew Scott.

The series also includes the mindblowing one-off Bandersnatch, where viewers choose their own adventure.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 83%



23. The Stranger

If your fill of drama comes from mystery thrillers then look no further.

This gripping whodunit follows a stranger who makes some shocking claims about members of a small town, throwing local families into chaos.

One family man becomes entangled in a mystery of deadly proportions whilst searching for answers about his wife's pregnancy.

The Stranger is guaranteed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with its many twists and turns.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 76%


24. When They See Us

This four-part series starring Asante Blackk and Jharrel Jerome is based on the events of the April 19, 1989, Central Park jogger case and explores the lives of the five suspects who were falsely prosecuted on charges related to the sexual assault of a female victim, and of their families.

In June 2019, Netflix announced that the miniseries had been streamed by over 23 million viewers within its first month of release and the show went on to win several awards, so it really is a must see.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 96%


25. Gossip Girl 

If you’ve always wanted an insight on the lives of rich kids in New York, then this is the perfect escapism for you.

These privileged teenagers create chaos on the Upper East Side while a blogger named after the show's title writes about them, airing their dirty laundry.

The identity of the mysterious blogger, aka Gossip Girl, isn’t revealed until the end and it’s a surprising twist to say the least. Starring You’s Penn Badgley and Blake Lively.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 77%


26. Sex Education

Filled with laughs and socially awkward teens, this coming-of-age drama offers something different.

Following the life of Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his sex therapist mum (Gillian Anderson), expect cringes and giggles in equal measure. Due to his mother's teachings, plus the endless manuals and books he’s been exposed to, he uses his specialist knowledge to elevate his social status in school.

Together with his friends, they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to help fellow students deal with their problems and ordeals.

There are two full series of Sex Education out now, with a third expected to drop in 2021. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 94%


27. Gilmore Girls

Mother and daughter duo Loralai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) show the humorous and heartfelt journey of friendship and family in this beloved classic.

It takes a cross-generational view of things, with single mother Lorelai's difficult relationship with her own parents also under the microscope, as well as Rory's journey through high school and university.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%


28. The Crown

Looking at the British monarchy and the government, The Crown follows the two famous addresses – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street.

The scandals, their love lives and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century make up the historic drama. Two houses, one court, one crown.

There are four full seasons of The Crown available to stream now, with a fifth in the works.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 90%


29. Top Boy

Modern day gang members who are looking to get rich quick selling drugs rarely come without their own baggage and Top Boy is no different.

Far from the likes of Power, Top Boy offers insight into the British gang scene and the trials and tribulations of these young men. 

Ashley Walters gives a compelling performance as Dushane, so fans of Bulletproof should definitely give this thriller a chance.

Production on Netflix's second season kicked off last year, with a release expected in later 2021.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 94%


30. Mindhunter

With the 1970’s as the backdrop, this story follows two FBI agents who are tasked with interviewing serial killers in order to solve older open cases.

CSI enthusiasts will find the series absorbing, chilling and utterly addictive.

Probably not for you if you're on the squeamish side though…

Mindhunter was put on hold after two seasons, with rumours of a third still hotly contested.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 95%


31. Pose

Set in the 1980’s during the AIDS epidemic, Pose is based on Blanca Rodriguez (MJ Rodriguez) after she is diagnosed with HIV.

Following her positive diagnosis, she breaks Elektra (Dominique Jackson), the mother of the House of Abundance and starts her own ‘’house’’.

The house takes in LGBTQ+ youth who have been rejected or thrown out by their biological families . 

The new family consists of youngsters with dreams who need a safe haven.

Be careful though, this series tugs at the heartstrings. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 96%


32. Suits

Meghan Markle, Patrick Adams, Gina Torres and Gabriel Macht star as some of Manhattan's top corporate lawyers.

Macht plays Harvey Spectre, a brilliant lawyer who need to hire an associate.

Patrick Adams stars as college dropout Mike Ross, who's looking for his next gig but accidentally stumbles across a new opportunity.

Filled with scandal, lies, corruption, romance and more.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%


33. Ozark

A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles due to the new place filled with dirty money.

Jason Bateman plays a financial adviser who must appease a drug boss by laundering money, with his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) being dragged into the criminal dealing too.

The series has just aired its third season, complete with jaw-dropping finale – and has been nominated for a slew of awards.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 91%


34. Better Call Saul

The prequel to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is set in the 2000's, and follows the story of con-man turned lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk).

It begins six years before Breaking Bad and shows the transformation of the criminal for hire.

McGill uses his skills to enter the criminal underworld of drug trafficking, and meets a whole host of shady characters along the way.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 96%


35. How To Get Away With Murder

A law professor picks a group of her best students to assist her with some high profile cases.

However, all is not as it seems when Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) reveals that she has more than one skeleton in her closet.

Secrets, lies and death await the eager college students who got more than they bargained for.

Also starring Alfred Enoch, Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King and Matt McGorry.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%


36. Dare Me

This series follows the lives of competitive high school cheerleaders in a small town.

Specifically delving into two best friends whose relationship is tested after a new cheer coach arrives on the scene.

Boundaries are tested and a shocking crime rocks their quiet world. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 83%


37. Unorthodox 

Etsy is a 19-year-old Jewish woman who is living unhappily in an arranged marriage.

Living in the ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn, New York she runs away to Berlin.

She ends up rejecting the beliefs she grew up with and all semblance of secular life. 

After discovering she is pregnant, her husband goes to Berlin to find her. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%.


38. Peaky Blinders 

Set in 1919 England, a notorious gang is led by Tommy Shelby, a crime boss who is set on moving up in the world no matter the cost. 

The British crime period drama is set in Birmingham in the direct aftermath of the First World War.

This gang is no ordinary one, with them coming to the attention of Winston Churchill and being compared to the IRA and communists.

With five full seasons out now and a sixth in the works, Peaky Blinders is ripe for bingeing.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%


39. Riverdale

In this town, nothing is normal.

Based on the Archie Comics series, Riverdale follows the story of Archie and his friends.

Archie tries to deal with life, love and high school however when an unexpected murder occurs in town, him and his friends try to figure out whose behind it.

They discover something darker and sinister as time goes on and threatens the balance of life as they know it. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%.


40. Extracurricular 

Being in high school is tough enough for this student, and it’s about to be made harder when he encounters a situation he’s never been in before.

A young boy with an unstable home life has to turn to unconventional means to make money in order to live a simple life.

He wants a normal job, a normal family and to live a simple quaint life.

His extracurricular activity of protecting escorts whilst they're working gets him in more trouble than he anticipated. 

The show's original language is Korean, with English dubbing and subtitles available. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%


41. Dynasty 

These rich kids are more chaotic than normal when they have to wrestle with their father and his new fiancee.

As always, scandals and secrets throw lives into disarray as the family come to a head on the future of the companies involved.

With fractured relationships and feuding families, will they come to an amicable solution?

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%


42. Baptiste

After having an operation on his brain tumour, Julien Baptiste claims he is not the man he once was.

His old boss persuades him to help the Dutch Police look for a missing sex worker in Amsterdam.

While looking, he meets Edward, the uncle of the missing girl. All is not as it seems with Edward, and the show also introduces Kim Vogel, who has a criminal history and Constantin, a Romanian national who is seen murdering and dismembering a victim at the start of the programme.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 74%


43. Blood & Water 

Set in South Africa, a family is reeling at the loss of their baby daughter whose seventeenth birthday should be celebrated with them.

She was kidnapped at birth and her sister Puleng (Ama Qamata) is determined to find answers when she suspects that her sister might be someone she knows.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: %


44. Breaking Bad

Before Better Call Saul there was Breaking Bad, which followed Bryan Cranston's cancer-stricken chemistry teacher Walter White become a crystal meth drug lord.

He is assisted by former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and across five gripping seasons the two men meet the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between.

Breaking Bad is just an incredible piece of drama thanks to the writing, acting and directing and needs to be watched.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 96%


45. Russian Doll

This eight-episode series sees Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne take on the role of a woman named Nadia, who is on a journey as the guest of honour at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

Nadia dies repeatedly, always restarting at the same moment at the party, as she tries to figure out a way of the strange time loop and why it is happening to her.

In June 2019, the show was renewed for a second season. However, Netflix has not released an official statement on the script for series two. After all, part of the fun is seeing Nadia’s mysterious and wonderful world.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 97%



46. The Haunting of Hill House

Turn the lights out and get ready to be scared out of your wits.

With guaranteed jump scares, The Haunting of Hill House is not for the light-hearted but perfect for avid horror fans.

The story hops from past to present, following a family who are confronting their memories of living in their old home and what drove them away from it.

There are some disturbing themes in the series, but the plot had fans demand a second season after the first outing, so that should tell you all you need to know.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 91%


47. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

A reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch with all the dark twists and horror that come with the world of witchcraft.

Sabrina Spellman (Keirnan Shipka) reconciles with her half-Witch, half-mortal nature whilst fighting off evil forces that threaten her family, friends and the entirety of the human world.

If you like Riverdale, then this Archie Comics series will be right up your street.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 84%


48. American Horror Story

With seven seasons on Netflix, this binge worthy series will have you hooked.

Each season is a different world from supernatural to horror. With underlying themes from politics to social issues.

Season one follows a murder house, and the stories of the people that died in it. The drama is loosely based on true events that have happened throughout history.

With Evan Peters and guest star roles from Lady Gaga and Stevie Nicks.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 76%


49. Scream (2016)

Based off the hit horror film, this series follows the murder of an entitled teen.

Art loner Audrey and her nerdy friend Noah are impacted by the death after the masked serial killer targets their friend Emma.

Whilst the trio try and solve the mystery of the killer, the town sheriff investigates the murder and fears that it may connected to the a dark chapter in the town's history.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 62%



50. Love Is Blind

If you’re looking for a fix of love and drama then look no further. With this Love Island-esque reality series the contestants are thrown into a house and told to date one another in pods, where they can't see each other.

Love Is Blind's speed dating format is supposed to help them decide whether they want to get married after going on a set number of dates. Women and men are kept separate and they do not see each other in person until they are engaged.

Viewers are in for a wild ride as contestants explore courtship like no other, with an explosive ending for many couples. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 64%


51. Queer Eye

Follow these five members of the LGBTQ+ community in their quest to uplift and help people get their lives back on track.

Heartwarmingly they all have a certain role to play.

Tan France focuses on changing the way they dress and making them comfortable in their new wardrobe. Antoni Porowski focuses on relationships with food and creating healthy meals. Karamo Brown serves as an in-house therapist and life coach. Bobby Berk works on the participants home interior. Jonathan Van-Ness works on hair and grooming.

It's more than just a makeover programme, it's a lifestyle change.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 90%


52. Too Hot To Handle 

If you loved Love Island and Love is Blind then get a load of Netflix’s newest dating reality show. 

The contestants are from Australia, England, Ireland and the US.

They’re also all banned from having sex and kissing. Any one of those activities leads to a penalty which is money off the overall prize money they’re due to receive.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 38%


53. RuPaul's Drag Race

Drag queens various parts of the world compete every week for a chance at being the America's next drag superstar and $100,00.

They have a different challenge every week like acting, composing music and they’re also judged on their runway.

From the makeup, wigs, outfits following a different theme every week, they're judged on all of them.

The bottom two have to lip sync for their lives, whoever loses goes home. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 85%



54. Pandemic 

More relevant now than ever, Pandemic hasn’t left the top of Netflix’s watch list for months.

A compelling series that showcases what is being done to combat the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and what the outbreak can lead to.

A no-frills, five part series that has arrived right on time. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 75%


55. Tiger King

Big cat breeding is illegal in many countries, but unfortunately this doesn't stop private zoo owners in the United States.

Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin at the centre of this mind-blowing seven-part documentary.

The bizarre true crime series is messy and captivating, with twists and turns of deadly proportions.

Warring animal rights factions, professional sabotage and even assassination attempts all feature in this unprecedented show.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 93%


56. The Last Dance 

The story of Michael Jordan and the quest the Chicago Bulls had to face in autumn of 1997.

Their journey to win a sixth NBA title in eight years is documented.

Jordan made his debut 13 years earlier and the journey was dubbed 'The Last Dance’, by coach Phil Jackson.

The tension, the hardships and the challenges faced by Jordan and his extraordinary teammates is shown in full flight.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 95%


57. Don't F**k with Cats : Hunting an Internet Killer 

This twisted documentary shows the way gruesome videos put online lead to a manhunt for someone more dangerous than they expected.

The documentary series pulls the manhunt leaders into a dark underworld and has devastating impacts on their lives.

What started as just wanting to help turns into something much more sinister. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 79%


58. The Devil Next Door

An elderly man in Cleveland is bought to trial in Israel after being accused of being an infamous Nazi death camp leader.

The grandfather is accused of being the guard known as Ivan the Terrible. 

The docu-series follows his trial as brave death camp survivors take the stand against John Demjanjuk.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%


59. Trial By Media: The Truth behind the crimes 

Notorious cases that have been played out in the media are shown in their entirety.

This series follows famous cases from a public rape, to a talk show contestant committing murder and the story’s behind the victims and the perpetrators. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 83%


60. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

The American miniseries looks at the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

It is based on the 2016 book of the same name, where the survivors of Epstein’s crimes describe how he used power and wealth to get away with his offences.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 70%


61. Making a Murderer

An absolute smash hit when it first dropped on Netflix in December 2015, Making a Murderer follows the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who served 18 years in prison after being wrongly accused of attempted murder and sexual assault.

To top it all off, he was then convicted of a different murder, which he insists he didn't do.

The series was filmed over a decade by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos and was followed by a second series.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 84%



62. The Sinner 

Trauma can manifest itself in many ways, however when it’s repressed it can be even more detrimental.

This is definitely the case for Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) when she ends murdering someone whilst on the beach with her family.

After the horrific events she’s taken in for questioning, where a full investigation is launched into a random attack.

As more questions are asked about her past, she realises that her past is filled with secrets she didn’t know about.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 75%


63. Money Heist 

An intelligent, enigmatic character who goes by the name of The Professor plans a unique plot to carry out the biggest robbery in history.

Money Heist also goes by the name of 'La Casa De Papel', which is the Spanish title for the crime drama series.

Both English subtitles and dubbing are available.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 87%


64. You

A tech-savvy young man living in New York uses modern resources to lure women into falling in love with him. However, the further you peer into his life, the more sinister it gets. Joe has skeletons in his closet, ones that are made evidently clear throughout the gripping series.

If you enjoy suspense then You, is definitely one to add to the watch list. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 81%



Not your typical murder mystery, this Spanish thriller TV drama, shows the loves of three working-class students enrolled in a private school through a scholarship.

However, their wealthy classmates make life anything but easy. Life is made even harder when a student is murdered and her classmates are potential suspects.

It could be described as a Spanish version of 13 Reasons Why.

English subtitles and dubbing are available.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 88%

66. How to ruin Christmas: The Wedding

The South African three-part series follows the tale of two families who are about to get joined together through an extravagant wedding.

Prodigal daughter Tumi has returned home for the holidays and has somehow managed to throw her sister's wedding plans onto chaos.

Now, Tumi must do all she can to make things right before it's too late.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%

67. 13 Reasons Why

It is the story of a young high school student as she descends into despair brought on by betrayal and bullying, culminating with her suicide. She details the thirteen reasons why she was driven to take her life in an audio diary which is mailed to a friend two weeks after her death.

More drama ensues over the show's four seasons which sees several more deaths and violence as the students try to navigate the difficult journey that is high school.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 58%


68. Queen of the South

Queen of the South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is flee her native Mexico and head to America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is shockingly murdered.

Whilst there she joins forces with an unlikely figure from her past to take down the leader of the same drug trafficking ring that she is trying to escape from.

However, in the process, she learns all the skills needed to become a drug dealer and cleverly puts herself in a position to become the leader of the Cartel.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%


69. Bridgerton

The show follows Daphne Bridgerton, who is the eldest daughter in a powerful and wealthy family and wants to meet a man and get married.

However, following the death of her father, Daphne must be chaperoned by her possessive older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), who is also struggling to find love.

Daphne also becomes a target for Lady Whistledown’s scandal sheet.

Daphne then comes into contact with the insubordinate Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and they come together to develop a plan that will keep her safe.

It was recently revealed that show bosses could make a whopping eight series of Bridgerton in line with the books.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%


70. On my Block

A coming-of-age story about four bright, street-savvy friends navigating their way through high school in the gritty inner city of South Central Los Angeles.

They find their lifelong friendship tested as they start the difficult journey that is high school.

Dealing with the danger of getting their friend out of a gang and friends turning into romance, danger is constant.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%


71. Unsolved Mysteries

The iconic American documentary series has had a revamp on Netflix and it has proved to be a major hit for the streaming service.

The 12-episode series of Unsolved Mysteries looks at cold cases and paranormal phenomena, with unexplained events all over the world.

Viewers are then left to decide for themselves whodunnit after having all the facts presented to them.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 82%


72. Motherland

Sharon Morgan is behind this BBC Two comedy which looks at the often exhausting life of middle-class mum Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), who has to try and navigate the dreaded school gate politics as well as juggle her job and children.

Sharon also stars in the series as blunt single mum Liz, the cast also features stay-at-home dad Kevin (Paul Ready) and queen of the 'Alpha Mum's Amanda (Lucy Punch).

A third season is due to be released later this year so now is the perfect time to catch up on the first two.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 75%


73. The Politician

Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy is behind this Netflix series, which follows Payton Hobart in his quest to eventually become the President of the United States.

Season one follows Payton (Ben Platt) as he campaigns to become student body president at high school, while season two sees him chase after the position of New York State Senate.

Gwyneth Paltrow plays his mother Georgina while the cast also features big names and guest stars including Bette Midler and Jessica Lange.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 82%


74. Spaced

Hit comedy Spaced was one of the first projects between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and despite being over 20 years old, it still raises plenty of laughs.

Spaced follows Simon's aspiring graphic designer Tim after he moves into a London flat with wannabe journalist Daisy, played by Jessica Hynes, who co-wrote the show with Simon.

Nick plays Tim's old school friend, the army-obsessed Mike, while other characters bringing the funny include Daisy's snobbish friend Twist (Katy Carmichael), their drunk landlady Marsha (Julia Deakin) and their artsy neighbour Brian (Mark Heap).

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 96%


75. Chewing Gum

Michaela Coel recently wowed us all in BBC drama I May Destroy You, and she proves how versatile she is an actress and writer with her 2015 sitcom, Chewing Gum.

Michaela plays 24-year-old religious virgin Tracey Gordon, who is desperate to have sex and avoid turning into her uptight older sister Cynthia.

The show features cringe-worthy moments and some fourth wall breaks to give it an identity all of its own, and turns out to be a real winner.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 83%


76. Greenleaf

The Greenleaf family, which runs sprawling Memphis megachurch Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, appears to be a loving and caring clan.

Beneath the surface, though, exists scandalous secrets and lies. Greed, adultery and sibling rivalry are among the issues that threaten to test the family's faith and tear the group apart.

The scandalous happenings are uncovered by Grace, the estranged daughter of church leader Bishop James Greenleaf, when she returns home after a 20-year absence.

What will happen in the fifth and final series which drops on Netflix August 12?

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 72%


77. Bloodline

Bloodline centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.

It is an intriguing story of a well off family in the Florida Keys that have many dark secrets. The siblings are heirs of a beautiful inn that has been in their family for 50 years.

It is their childhood home with many great memories, but the deep dark past holds many untold tales. All combined makes the future very uncertain.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 76%


78. The Fall

Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Gillian Anderson plays a British detective summoned to Belfast to solve a high-profile murder.

She goes toe to toe with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast.

The only thing they share is their common complexity.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 87%


79. Derry Girls

This Channel 4 comedy has produced two stellar six-part series for you to enjoy so far, with a third planned.

It follows the lives of a group of teenager in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s.

Erin, her cousin Orla, their friends Clare and Michelle, and Michelle's English cousin James try and navigate their way through a Catholic girls secondary school, with much hilarity.

With incredible nostalgic pop culture references, a killer soundtrack and sharp wit, it's a must watch.


Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 96%


80. Into the Night

Into the Night is a Belgian drama-Sci-Fi television show based on Jacek Dukaj's novel The Old Axolotl.

Suddenly, disaster strikes as the sun starts killing everything in its path, causing much panic and confusion.

Passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels will attempt to survive by any means necessary.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 76%


81. Love, Death & Robots

This anthology series is made up of short, standalone episodes from a range of acclaimed animators.

From gory alien battles to ridiculous cartoons about sentient yoghurt -yes, you read that correctly – this series contains comedy, scares and everything in between.

The common thread across the episodes is a connection to dystopia, artificial intelligence and the extra-terrestrial.

The popular show has already been comissioned for a second season after rave reviews and is expected to hit the streamer in 2021.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 90%


82. Castlevania

Castlevania has proved to be one of Netflix's most successful anime offerings.

The gore-packed series, based on the successful video game franchise, tracks the downfall of Dracula at the hands of his own son, who is half-human, half-vampire.

Dracula is driven mad after his wife is tried as a witch and burned at the stake, sparking a thirst for revenge of genocidal proportions.

Magic, mayhem and massacres ensue as mankind fight back, while the vampire court is torn apart by in-fighting.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%


83. Last Chance U

This has become one of the most successful docuseries on Netflix, and follows junior college student athletes aiming to break into bigger league college football and – ultimately – the NFL.

Inner city Laney College in Oakland, California is the focus of Part 5, and the series highlights how it is a genuine part of the community.

While it can go to dark places, the head coach is relatable as are the players, making it a riveting and enlightening watch.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 82%


84. Orphan Black


This sci-fi drama follows outsider and orphan Sarah Manning after she witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her.

Assuming her identity, Sarah quickly uncovers a conspiracy that will haunt her past and define her future.

Sci-fi fans craving a female-led series other than Doctor Who won't be disappointed, with Tatiana Maslany, who plays Sarah, winning an Emmy for her work on the show.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%


85. The Mess You Leave Behind

The Mess You Leave Behind is based on the novel of the same name and it won a Primavera award in 2016.

Raquel, a young literature teacher, gives her marriage a second chance and moves to her husband's birth town, which hides a dark secret she will try to unravel.

Will Raquel be able to expose the what the town has tried so hard to keep hidden?

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 71%


86. Fear City: New York vs The Mafia

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, the 'Five Families' of the New York mafia – Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese and Luccese – held a powerful, and seemingly insurmountable, grip on the city.

This three-part docuseries, from the creators of Don’t F**K With Cats, details the incredible story of the history-making organised crime investigation and prosecution case brought against New York’s most formidable mob bosses.

Through interviews with dozens of law enforcement officials, ex-mafia associates and others, Fear City: New York vs The Mafia sheds light on how the mafia’s control of unions, high-rise construction and other industries netted billions for organised crime.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 73%


87. Criminal

Netflix's own anthology series is set within the walls of a police interrogation room.

However, the show takes things to another level as the drama takes place across four countries – the UK, Germany, France and Spain, with each country getting three episodes each.

David Tennant and Hayley Atwell featuring in the cast of the UK version, while the next season will see Kit Harington and Kunal Nayyar guest star.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 85%


88. Lucifer

Tom Ellis plays the titular character in this series, a handsome and seductive Lord of Hell who has settled in glamorous Hollywood after growing tired of Hell.

He then helps the LAPD round up and punish evildoers in the TV adaptation of the comic book.

The series was supposed to end after season five but Netflix renewed it for a sixth and final season so there's plenty to digest.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 84%


89. The Staircase

The Staircase follows a war novelist accused of killing his wife in 2001 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before it arrived on the streaming giant.

Eight episodes aired in 2004 and the follow-up runs for three installments.

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade was granted access to the case immediately following Kathleen’s death.

De Lestrade captured every moment of the story from arrest to verdict, following in intimate detail Peterson’s home, the family and his defence team as it considered its strategic options.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 84%


90. Rick and Morty

This isn't your typical animated series, which follows the misadventures of drunken mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his neurotic grandson Morty Smith.

Both characters are voiced by creator Justin Roiland and takes place in multiple realities and across various planets as Rick drags his grandson around the universe.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 93%


91. Challenger: The Final Flight

This four-part documentary series tells the true story of the 1986 Challenger space disaster, which saw the space shuttle break up 73 second after launch, killing all seven crew members.

As well as looking at the mechanical failures that caused the tragedy, the crew's family talk about their loved ones and how they became one of the most diverse space crews ever created.

The documentary makers also speak to former Nasa engineers and officials who worked on the mission, many of which had raised safety concerns before the launch.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%


92. Ash vs Evil Dead

Fans of the cult horror Evil Dead franchise will love seeing Bruce Campbell back on their screens as the titular Ash.

Just like the films, the series is tongue-in-cheek and sees Ash team up with two department store colleagues to fight a whole host of ghouls.

There are three season to enjoy and while a fourth is looking unlikely, the episodes are worth a watch fo any die hard fans of Sam Raimi's original trilogy.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%


93. Cobra Kai

Originally a breakout hit on YouTube, Cobra Kai moved to Netflix and has been commissioned for a fourth season before the third has even aired.

The series is another blast of nostalgia as it follows on from the Karate Kid film series and sees Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) open his own dojo.

His rivalry with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is reignited for another epic martial arts showdown.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 93%


94. GLOW

GLOW tells the story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a real-life group formed to promote women’s wrestling on TV, however the actual characters are fake.

Alison Brie leads the cast as Ruth, who auditions for a wrestling group as she struggles to make ends meet as an actress.

However, she gets a shock when her former BFF Debbie is already part of the group, with tensions high between the two thanks to Ruth stealing Debbie's husband.

With plenty of drama, colourful leotards and a killer 80s soundtrack, GLOW has delighted fans for three seasons until it was unceremoniously axed by Netflix despite originally commissioning a fourth.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%


95. Schitt's Creek

If you need a laugh, look no further than Schitt's Creek, a Canadian sitcom which has won a slew of Emmy Awards.

The series follows the Rose family, who used to be wealthy and privileged but are now trying to rebuild their life in the titular town.

Parents Johnny and Moira – along with their adult children David and Alexis – are forced to live in adjoining motel rooms, not ideal considering their spoilt nature but perfect for comedy.

We also have to give a shout out to Catherine O'Hara and her stunning array of wigs as Moira.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%



96. The Queen's Gambit

This limited series follows orphan and chess prodigy Beth Harmon in the 1950s and 60s.Anna Taylor-Joy plays the troubled lead, and while chess doesn't sound exciting enough to base a drama around, it is utterly compelling, not to mention stylish.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 95%


97. Blood of Zeus

An adult animation using the best of anime to tell this ancient Greek story, Blood of Zeus comes from the same studios as Castlevania.

A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: to save the world from a demonic army.

With Mount Olympus divided into two factions, deities clash in battles of Earth-shattering proportions.

Note – this isn't for you if you're squeamish as there's plenty of violence.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%


98. Fauda

This Israeli series draws on their experiences of its creators in the Israel Defense Forces.

It tells the story of Doron, a commander in the Mista'arvim unit and his team as they pursue a Hamas arch-terrorist known as "The Panther."

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%


99. Sense8

The American science fiction drama created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski has such a strong cult following that when it was cancel, its fans fervently petitioned Netflix to bring it back.

Sense8 is about a group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.

It explores issues related to identity, sexuality, gender, and politics that Lana and Lilly had never seen on TV.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%


100. Kingdom

South Korean pop culture is on a global roll right now, from BTS to the Oscar winning Parasite, so it's no wonder Netflix rushed to make its own series there.

Kingdom is a zombie thriller where a Korean prince is sent out on a mission to investigate an outbreak that threatens his kingdom.

While it's also a supernatural thriller, Kingdom serves period drama realness, explorations of class and privilege.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 96%


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