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100 Best Netflix Series to Watch Right Now (September 2022)

Looking for the best shows on Netflix? Look no further, because Rotten Tomatoes has put together a list of the 100 best original Netflix series available to watch right now, ranked according to the Tomatometer.

Find out where the most popular shows on Netflix rank, including new titles like The Sandman claiming a spot alongside popular titles like Squid Game, Sweet Tooth, Shadow and Bone, Never Have I EverBridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit, DarkOzarkThe Witcher, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, and You.


To be included in our list of the best of Netflix shows, titles must be Fresh (60% or higher on the Tomatometer) and have at least 10 reviews in a single season. Ties were decided by the number of reviews on each title, and then by the “average rating” (under each season’s “See Score Details”) where the number of reviews were the same. Additionally, series that were saved by the streaming service but did not originate on Netflix are included if the series meets the existing criteria.

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Updated: The Lincoln Lawyer, The Sandman

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)
100%

#1
Synopsis: A group of friends launch a babysitting business.... [More]

Feel Good (2020)
100%

#2
Synopsis: Recovering addict and comic Mae tries to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate her life; her efforts... [More]

Heartstopper (2022)
100%

#3
Synopsis: Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love.... [More]

Synopsis: The cult classic TV show is back! Comic Jonah Ray plays the role of Jonah Heston, a hapless human who... [More]

Dash & Lily (2020)
100%

#5
Synopsis: A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they... [More]

Ugly Delicious (2018)
100%

#6
Synopsis: James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang stars in this travelogue that sends him on a journey to culinary hot spots... [More]
Starring: David Chang

#7
Synopsis: The origins of two iconic League champions, set in the utopian Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun.... [More]

Giri/Haji (2019)
100%

#8
Synopsis: Translating to Duty/Shame and set in both Tokyo and London, "Giri/Haji" is a thriller about a Tokyo detective named Kenzo... [More]

Immigration Nation (2020)
100%

#9
Synopsis: A deep look at the state of U.S. immigration, utilizing unprecedented access to ICE operations and moving portraits of immigrants.... [More]
Starring:

Big Mouth (2017)
99%

#10
Synopsis: Even for a cartoon character, going through puberty isn't easy for a young person. Andrew is learning that first hand... [More]

One Day at a Time (2017)
99%

#11
Synopsis: This comedy-drama is inspired by Norman Lear's 1975 series of the same name. This time around, the series follows the... [More]

Alias Grace (2017)
99%

#12
Synopsis: Based on the 1996 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, "Alias Grace" tells the story of young Grace Marks,... [More]

Tuca & Bertie (2019)
99%

#13
Synopsis: This animated comedy series explores the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. The... [More]

American Vandal (2017)
98%

#14
Synopsis: True-crime series are gaining popularity on TV so, of course, there was bound to be a satire of the genre.... [More]

Unbelievable (2019)
98%

#15
Synopsis: When a teen reports being raped, then recants her story, two female detectives follow evidence that could reveal the truth;... [More]

Synopsis: Actor Tim Robinson stars in this sketch comedy series -- which he also co-created -- that sees him trying to... [More]
Starring: Tim Robinson

Wild Wild Country (2018)
98%

#17
Synopsis: When a controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, it causes a massive conflict with local ranchers.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass

Five Came Back (2017)
98%

#18
Synopsis: Filmmakers who risked their lives during World War II to serve their country and expose the truth.... [More]

Scrotal Recall (2014)
98%

#19
Synopsis: Dylan, a 20-something romantic, has been intimate with a long list of women during his quest for true love. When... [More]

Special (2019)
98%

#20
Synopsis: Actor-writer Ryan O'Connell stars in this semi-autobiographical series based on his memoir. He plays Ryan, a gay man with cerebral... [More]

Mindhunter (2017)
97%

#21
Synopsis: Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain's mind to figure out how he thinks. That's... [More]

Russian Doll (2019)
97%

#22
Synopsis: Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne stars in this comedy-drama series as Nadia, a young woman who is on a journey to... [More]

When They See Us (2019)
97%

#23
Synopsis: In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York's Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged... [More]

Lupin (2021)
97%

#24
Synopsis: A retelling of the classic French story about Arsène Lupin, the world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise.... [More]

Sweet Tooth (2021)
97%

#25
Synopsis: On a perilous adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, a boy who's half-human and half deer searches for a new beginning... [More]

Lady Dynamite (2016)
97%

#26
Synopsis: Maria Bamford stars as a fictionalized version of herself in this comedy, loosely based on what the dynamic comic and... [More]

Elite (2018)
97%

#27
Synopsis: When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students... [More]

Hellbound (2021)
97%

#28
Synopsis: Unearthly beings deliver condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of... [More]

The Keepers (2017)
97%

#29
Synopsis: Netflix's latest docuseries tackles the unsolved murder of Cathy Cesnik, a beloved nun and Catholic high school teacher in Baltimore.... [More]
Starring:

#30
Synopsis: After he is shot in 1968, the late artist begins documenting his life and feelings to shed light on the... [More]
Starring: Bill Irwin
Directed By: Andrew Rossi

#31
Synopsis: Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where... [More]

Synopsis: This series follows the tragic tale of three orphans -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire -- who are investigating their... [More]

The Queen's Gambit (2020)
96%

#33
Synopsis: Set during the Cold War era, orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon struggles with addiction in a quest to become the... [More]

Call My Agent! (2015)
96%

#34
Synopsis: At a Paris talent firm, agents scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat.... [More]

Unorthodox (2020)
96%

#35
Synopsis: A woman flees an arranged marriage in Brooklyn to start a new life abroad, then her past catches up to... [More]
Directed By: Maria Schrader

Gentefied (2020)
96%

#36
Synopsis: In Los Angeles, three Mexican-American cousins chase the American Dream, even while that dream threatens the things they hold most... [More]

Kingdom (2019)
96%

#37
Synopsis: The deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies... [More]
Directed By: Kim Seong-hun, Park In-Je

Sex Education (2019)
95%

#38
Synopsis: Socially awkward high school student Otis may not have much experience in the lovemaking department, but he gets good guidance... [More]

Dark (2017)
95%

#39
Synopsis: When two children go missing in a small German town, its sinful past is exposed along with the double lives... [More]
Directed By: Baran bo Odar

Synopsis: In this reboot of the 1980s series, a magic sword transforms an orphan girl into warrior She-Ra, who unites a... [More]

Squid Game (2021)
95%

#41
Synopsis: Hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in children's games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are... [More]
Directed By: Hwang Dong-hyuk

Cheer (2020)
95%

#42
Synopsis: In the small town of Corsicana, Texas, hard-driving head cheer coach Monica Aldama demands perfection from her team of competitive... [More]

Synopsis: Robert "Bobby" Kennedy led a political career that included serving as attorney general during the presidential administration of his brother,... [More]

Rhythm + Flow (2019)
95%

#44
Synopsis: Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star in Los Angeles, New York,... [More]

Waffles + Mochi (2021)
95%

#45
Synopsis: Former first lady Michelle Obama is joined by puppet pals to discover, cook and eat foods from around the world.... [More]

Flint Town (2018)
95%

#46
Synopsis: This docuseries takes a look at the state of policing in America through the experiences of the Flint (Mich.) Police... [More]
Starring:

Peaky Blinders (2013)
94%

#47
Synopsis: Britain is a mixture of despair and hedonism in 1919 in the aftermath of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly... [More]

Never Have I Ever (2020)
93%

#48
Synopsis: The complicated life of a first-generation Indian-American teenager.... [More]

Synopsis: Based on the comic book series by Charles Forsman, "The End of the F...ing World" sees two 17-year-old outsiders, James... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Entwistle

Love (2016)
94%

#50
Synopsis: When his cheating girlfriend leaves him, people-pleasing nice-guy Gus (Paul Rust, "I Love You, Beth Cooper" and "Inglorious Basterds") moves... [More]

Castlevania (2017)
94%

#51
Synopsis: Inspired by the popular video game series, this anime series is a dark medieval fantasy. It follows the last surviving... [More]

Maid (2021)
94%

#52
Synopsis: Single mother Alex turns to housecleaning to make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to... [More]

Money Heist (2017)
94%

#53
Synopsis: A criminal mastermind who goes by "The Professor" has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history... [More]

Last Chance U (2016)
94%

#54
Synopsis: This Netflix original series follows college football teams that aren't major programs and don't get much national attention. After a... [More]

The Staircase (2005)
94%

#55
Synopsis: In 2001 novelist Michael Peterson's wife died, and he claimed she perished after falling down stairs at their home. The... [More]
Starring:

#56
Synopsis: Twin sisters Blair and Sterling balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as... [More]

BoJack Horseman (2014)
93%

#57
Synopsis: A humanoid horse, BoJack Horseman -- lost in a sea of self-loathing and booze -- decides it's time for a... [More]

Master of None (2015)
93%

#58
Synopsis: Comic Aziz Ansari and writer Alan Yang are the creators of this Netflix-original comedy, which is loosely based on Ansari's... [More]

Cobra Kai (2018)
95%

#59
Synopsis: Thirty four years after events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening... [More]

Synopsis: This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on... [More]

Queer Eye (2018)
93%

#61
Synopsis: More than a decade after the original series went off the air, Netflix reboots the "Queer Eye" franchise with a... [More]

Bodyguard (2018)
93%

#62
Synopsis: War veteran David Budd finds work as a police sergeant with London's Metropolitan Police Service, in the Royalty and Specialist... [More]
Directed By: Thomas Vincent

The Kominsky Method (2018)
93%

#63
Synopsis: He may be in his twilight years, but aging acting coach Sandy Kominsky isn't ready to ride off into the... [More]

On My Block (2018)
93%

#64
Synopsis: "On My Block" follows a quartet of bright, street-savvy friends who are navigating their way through high school, including all... [More]

Our Planet (2019)
93%

#65
Synopsis: Sir David Attenborough narrates this eight-part series that explores the unique wonders of the natural world. Produced in partnership with... [More]
Directed By: Adam Chapman, Hugh Pearson

Yasuke (2021)
93%

#66
Synopsis: In feudal Japan, a samurai warrior of African descent must return to his life of sword and violence in order... [More]

#67
Synopsis: Teenager Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms, a trio of ghostly guys, become the... [More]

GLOW (2017)
92%

#68
Synopsis: Alison Brie stars as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles in the '80s. Wilder finds an unexpected... [More]

Synopsis: The war for Eternia begins again in what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor.... [More]

Criminal: UK (2019)
92%

#70
Synopsis: In a grueling interview, detectives pressure a taciturn doctor to confess to a murder.... [More]

Naomi Osaka (2021)
92%

#71
Synopsis: An intimate look inside the life of one of the most gifted and complex athletes of her generation offers insight... [More]
Starring: Naomi Osaka
Directed By: Garrett Bradley

Stranger Things (2016)
91%

#72
Synopsis: Mysteries unravel in a small Midwestern town in the 1980s, involving supernatural forces, secret experiments and one strange girl.... [More]

You (2018)
91%

#73
Synopsis: What would you do for love? For a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer,... [More]

The Last Kingdom (2015)
91%

#74
Synopsis: As a child, Uhtred witnessed his father being killed and the Saxon army defeated by invading troops. Danish warlord Earl... [More]

The Midnight Gospel (2020)
91%

#75
Synopsis: A space caster traverses trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, exploring existential questions about life, death and everything in between.... [More]

Pretend It's a City (2021)
91%

#76
Synopsis: Sitting down with filmmaker Martin Scorsese, humorist Fran Lebowitz weighs in on New York City tourists, money, subways, the arts,... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

The Crown (2016)
90%

#77
Synopsis: Based on an award-winning play ("The Audience") by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen... [More]

#78
Synopsis: Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to... [More]

Dead to Me (2019)
90%

#79
Synopsis: Jen's husband recently died in a hit-and-run, and the sardonic widow is determined to solve the crime. Optimistic free spirit... [More]

Grace and Frankie (2016)
90%

#80
Synopsis: For as long as they can recall, Grace and Frankie have been rivals. Their one-upmanship comes crashing to a halt,... [More]

Narcos: Mexico (2018)
90%

#81
Synopsis: This continuation of "Narcos" explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, starting at... [More]

Wormwood (2017)
90%

#82
Synopsis: Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris examines the 1953 death of scientist and CIA employee Frank Olson in this docudrama. Olson fell... [More]

Easy (2016)
90%

#83
Synopsis: From director and creator Joe Swanberg, this Netflix-original comedy anthology series explores diverse Chicago characters, modern romance technology and culture.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

Vikings: Valhalla (2022)
90%

#84
Synopsis: The adventures of famous Vikings as they blaze new paths in an ever-changing Europe.... [More]

Human Resources (2022)
90%

#85
Synopsis: This workplace comedy pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards, and other... [More]

Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
89%

#86
Synopsis: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix-original series as married realtors, Sheila and Joel, who are living a... [More]

Narcos (2015)
89%

#87
Synopsis: Netflix chronicles the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia and the gripping real-life stories of drug kingpins of the... [More]

Black Summer (2019)
89%

#88
Synopsis: Set in the "Z Nation" universe, this series follows a crack team of special forces as it fights for hope... [More]
Directed By: Abram Cox

w/Bob & David (2015)
89%

#89
Synopsis: Bob and David are back serving the country by making sketch comedy.... [More]

Lucifer (2016)
88%

#90
Synopsis: Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel,... [More]
Directed By: Nathan Hope

#91
Synopsis: A young governess arrives at Bly Manor and begins to see apparitions haunting the estate.... [More]

Synopsis: When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite... [More]

Shadow and Bone (2021)
88%

#93
Synopsis: Sinister forces plot against a young soldier after she reveals a magical power that may unite her world.... [More]

Longmire (2012)
88%

#94
Synopsis: Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, this contemporary crime drama stars Australian actor Robert... [More]

The Sandman (2022)
87%

#95
Synopsis: When the Sandman, aka Dream, the cosmic being who controls all dreams, is captured and held prisoner for more than... [More]

Atypical (2017)
87%

#96
Synopsis: This heartfelt comedy follows Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum, who has decided he is ready for romance. In... [More]

All of Us Are Dead (2022)
87%

#97
Synopsis: Trapped students must escape their high school which has become ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak.... [More]
Directed By: Lee Jae-gyu

#98
Synopsis: On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy... [More]

Sense8 (2015)
86%

#99
Synopsis: Eight strangers around the globe find themselves connected -- first by a violent vision, then by their shared ability to... [More]

Gilmore Girls (2000)
86%

#100
Synopsis: Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama... [More]


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