Netflix, in the short span of a few years, has risen from a niche content provider to the top source of Entertainment for millions around the world with its original movies and TV series. What is this magic which Netflix spins in its stories which seems to leave us craving for more and more of its vivid stories?
Whatever it is, we want to watch it all and experience it all! The best original series on Netflix is a position for which shows from all genres compete to fill in. Though the position varies from mouth to mouth (and heart to heart), there are a few showstoppers which steal the show in any kind of light.
The number of shows Netflix has released in the recent few years are so many that it is hard to keep track of all the spellbinding storytelling happening here.
We have compiled the perfect list of the best Netflix original series 2018 which will help you decide which show to pick next on your next Netflix and chill session.
Maybe you are into best Netflix Comedy shows of all time, or maybe you’re more of a Netflix science fiction kind of person. Whether you like Top Netflix Crime thrillers or Drama Shows on Netflix, we have got you covered! Whatever your preference, you can find this list inclusive of all the genres.
These are some of the top Netflix shows which you need to watch before you die!
10. Alias Grace
Set in the 1800s in Canada, Alias Grace (Miniseries) is based on the famous book written by renowned author Margaret Atwood. The gripping mystery envelopes you till the very end of the series. This psychological thriller makes you twist with surprise.
Keep guessing who the real culprit is when the convicted murderess, Grace (titular character), is sent to work as a domestic maid in the house of the Governor. When she shows signs of hysteria, a psychiatrist is summoned to find out if she is a criminal or not!
With a whooping, 7.9 rating on IMBD, you can watch this series on Netflix right now!
- IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 99%
Hey, remember the way Netflix changed the game of television Drama with their show Godless? Godless is a game changing TV Show which will scare you, yet entice you.
So, let Godless take you on a ride to lure you with the stories which last a lifetime. Nod along to the settings which seem familiar yet distant. When revenge and hatred strikes up in the hearts of people, you will realize how white characters as well as black characters turn grey. (Much like life itself).
So, the next show you watch will have to be Godless. Netflix, along with its best shows will definitely take up your time but you will still be wanting more. And as for the ones which you haven’t seen before, you always have a tomorrow to fill in your Netflix quota.
- IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 87%
7. Big Mouth
Going through Puberty has never been an easy thing to do! But what will make it better is a beautifully written, coming off age, comedy series which amazingly portray all the menaces of passing through that confusing stage in life.
Even if animated shows are not your cup of tea, you will realize that this show definitely is a different rendition of the regular coming off age TV series. So, if you come in that age bracket which suffers from serious irritations during the current phase of your life, then make sure to tune in to your Netflix account and get ready to relate!
Stomach aches will be common with this incredibly funny series which will make you giggle and laugh with innuendos and metaphors. (Yes we are talking about the Hormone Monster).
- IMDB Rating: 8/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%
6. The End of the F***ing World
“I am laughing on the outside,
Crying on the inside
Cuz’ I’m so in love with you”
Since the Netflix Miniseries starts with this song, we initially thought this is just another catchy song. But by the end of the series, we could not tell you a more apt song to describe the feelings we felt. By the end of the show, you will be crying, laughing because you won’t be able to contain the overflow of emotions which built up in your heart throughout the show.
This series showcases the lives of two confused teenagers who run away from their homes and figure out their true identities and meaning of love, friendship and death. You will be mesmerized in the journey and trust the people who have seen it, this journey will crash and burn all your notions of yourself as well.
Trust us, it will be like the end of your ****ing world!
- IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%
6. Sacred Games
More of a regional show (Indian Netflix Show), this show takes us from the comfort of our homes to the streets of Mumbai, where crime is rampant and the underworld politics has engulfed the landscape of the city.
Follow Ganesh Gaitonde, a normal Marathi boy, who climbs the ladder of gang success slowly and steadily. You will definitely be at the edge of your seats till the end of season 1. The excitement and energy which is buzzing for the arrival of the second season cannot be tamed!
So, get involved in the games of the holy and unholy, like another realistic version of the Indian Game of Thrones in unravelling. With strategies and unexpected events, you will never know what happens and who dies! (Spoiler stopped)
- IMDB Rating: 9.1/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90%
6. 13 Reasons Why
You guessed it right! This is the critically acclaimed show in which Hannah Baker takes us along in the story of her life, or more specifically, why her life ended! (oops) Throwing light upon the rising problem of Teen suicide due to bullying and rape, the story makes you think how Clay Jensen endures the death of his friend along with the struggle to get her justice.
This tear-jerking, coming of age show will definitely get the upper computer to start wondering about the importance of Mental Health in the coming generations. Furthermore,
In the end, all we can say is #FMLForever
- IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 54%
4. House of Cards
“The life of a brutal congressman who entails his life with a series of political maneuvers, alongside his equally unnerved wife who play with the flames of power in Washington, D.C.” This would be a modest description of the show.
This show is a rollercoaster ride which entails the finest depiction of American politics. It depicts what humans do when their lust for power and position overpowers their humane sides. You will be following along the Heights and falls of the lives of the American Congressmen.
According to most sites, this Drama inducing series will provide you with all the spice you need in life.
- IMDB Rating: 8.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%
3. Orange is the New Black
Did you ever wonder about the Life of women prisoners? Peek into the lives of these inmates through the Story of Piper Chapman, who finds herself amidst the chaos of the Prison Life, unexpectedly. This show breaks all stereotypes pertaining to women as well as prisoners.
As one of the best Netflix shows out there, you will start questioning the rights and wrongs which the society deems us to behave in when you start watching this show.
Find yourself engulfed in this Netflix drama series which will definitely keep you hooked to your screen.
- IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%
Based on true life events involved in the Rise and fall of Colombia’s biggest drug cartels, this show quickly takes us into a tantalizing ride through our worst nightmares. Though made in a documentary format using real life characters, Narcos doesn’t shy away from showing us the real face of violence.
The real star of the show is no doubt Wagner Moura, who portrays Pablo Escobar, one of the deadliest and most complicated criminals to have ever lived. If the first two seasons are all about violence and retribution, the third season is a rollercoaster ride of strategy and deception wielded by both sides.
With the newly announced fourth season shifting the story to Mexico, Narcos continues to remain unmissable.
- IMDB Rating: 8.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%
1. Stranger Things
A list of the Netflix originals worth watching without Stranger things? Seems Impossible! You will get lost in the innocent yet blood-chilling adventures of a group of children who find themselves forced to look for their missing friend.
As their search begins, the town of Hawkins, Indiana, unravels before them secrets which mustn’t be said out loud. Dripping with delightful references to 80s nostalgia, this show seduces us with an unquenchable thirst for mystery and adventure. Ride along those bicycles and witness one of the scariest encounters with the Strangest Things you will ever find!
With 2 seasons already done, the excitement for the 3rd season cannot be shrivelled down among the global population of Netflix watchers. So, join the bandwagon now and watch one of the best Netflix Originals of all time!
- IMDB Rating: 8.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%
These are the top 10 Netflix shows of all time. Furthermore, if you have any comments related to this, do let us know because we will love to see your opinions as well! If you think we forgot some show, also let us know in the comments below and we will make a new updated list for the other amazing Netflix shows as well.
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