The 50 Best Netflix Original Shows to Watch

If you’re always looking for a new show to watch on Netflix, the platform has some great options that were “home-made.” For years now, Netflix has known that more and more networks were going to launch their own streaming services (Peacock, CBS All Access, Discovery Plus, Disney Plus, and so on), which meant their content selection would eventually thin out. So, they decided to start investing in their own shows, picking up series that others quit on, and so on. Now they have an impressive list of original shows that are definitely worth watching.

Netflix Original Shows

We’ve gone digging through various websites to see what critics and viewers have to say about them, so we mixed in scores from IMDb, Metacritic, and Rotten Tomatoes and ran an average so we could compare them better.

Best 50 Netflix Original Shows

It’s a long list with 50 shows that were created or licensed by Netflix, and we’re always eager to have something new to watch, so let’s get to it.

1. Lenox Hill – 9.44

At the top of our list is a movie that is a fan favorite these days as it allows us to see more into what’s going on in hospitals. Featuring four medical professionals in several fields – neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and obstetrics, and gynecology -, we get to see the highs and lows of each doctor, learn more about their jobs and the hardships they encounter. All doctors work at the Lenox Hill Hospital, one of the best hospitals in New York City. Eight episodes were released in early June and a ninth one a couple of weeks later, this time, handling the pandemic.

2. Peaky Blinders – 9.07

This TV series comes from the UK, but it got licensed by Netflix for international distribution. The show features a fictional family of gangsters based in Birmingham, England, just after World War I. The Peaky Blinders gang goes head to head with rival gangs, police officers, and plenty of others. We get to watch Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy, and quite a few other great actors work together to create a really cool show that will keep you on your toes. So far, there are five seasons available, each featuring six episodes, and more are to come.

3. Middleditch and Schwartz – 9.06

When it comes to comedy, improv is particularly difficult but also incredibly funny if done well. Middleditch and Schwartz is going to give you exactly that – fabulously funny scenes based on random audience suggestions. Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz are both brilliant in this show that features three hour-long performances. Critics believe this is a masterclass in improv comedy.

4. The Queen’s Gambit – 9.02

One of the best shows to come out of Netflix is The Queen’s Gambit featuring Anya Taylor-Joy. This 2020 drama series is based on the same-named novel by Walter Tevis. The show follows the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan chess prodigy who rises to become a grandmaster, defeating the biggest names in chess before she’s 20. We also get to enjoy watching Bill Camp, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Harry Melling, and Marielle Heller.

5. BoJack Horsemen – 8.96

BoJack Horsemen may be an animation, but it’s not geared towards kids in the least. The show follows a washed-up star of a sitcom that keeps trying to be relevant through an autobiography written by a ghostwriter. Throughout the seasons, BoJack continues to put in an effort, crashes to the bottom of the pit before climbing back up again. The show takes on depression and trauma, addiction and racism, sexism and sexuality, and, most than all, the human condition. The voice cast includes Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Paul Tompkins, and more. The show has six seasons, and it has wrapped up already, so you can binge it at a more relaxed pace as there will be no more episodes.

6. Dirty Money – 8.92

Do you want to find out more about some of the biggest stories of corporate corruption? We do! Dirty Money is a show that takes on exactly this topic – corruption within corporations, securities fraud, and all those tricks done in accounting to fix the numbers to suit the needs of those in charge. Each episode throughout the two seasons focuses on one example and includes interviews, so we can learn more. There are two seasons, each with six episodes, and we’ll learn more about the Volkswagen emissions scandal, HSBC, Donald Trump, and Jared Kushner, Wells Fargo, and many others.

7. Mindhunter – 8.92

If you enjoy psychological crime thrillers, then Mindhunter is a show you must not miss. The show follows a special unit within the FBI that tries to understand what makes killers tick in order to apply that knowledge in solving new cases. The Behavioral Science Unit manages to get a ton of information from serial killers and solve some really gnarly cases. The worst part of it all is that the seasons are based on real cases. Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany are joined by Anna Torv, Cotter Smith, and others.

8. Master on None – 8.9

This series features two seasons, one that was released in 2015 and another in 2017. They both feature Aziz Ansari in the role of Dev Shav, a 30-year-old actor who goes through ups and downs in his career, experiences romance, and life in general. We have Aziz Ansari, Noel Wells, Eric Wareheim, Kelvin Yu, Lena Waithe, and Alessandra Mastronardi. However, we’ve also had plenty of guest appearances from Claire Danes, John Legend, or the wonderful Angela Bassett.

9. When They See Us – 8.86

This 2019 crime drama follows a real controversial case from back in the late 80s when a series of women were raped in New York City, including a jogger in Central Park. Five young men were falsely accused and imprisoned due to bias from the Police and prosecutors. The juvenile males of color were later released from prison and filed a lawsuit for wrongful conviction. We get to watch Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome, and Marquis Rodriguez, as well as Vera Farmiga, Felicity Huffman, and John Leguizamo. The who gas received 11 nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards and won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Jharrel Jerome.

10. Five Came Back – 8.8

Five Came Back is a documentary show that focuses on the experience of five US film directors on the frontline of the Second World War – John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. We get to watch some of the footage they managed to capture, as well as some of the best modern directors talking about the impact and legacies of the predecessors. So, we’ll watch Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, and Lawrence Kasdan. We also must add that the documentary is narrated by none other than Meryl Streep.

11. Dark – 8.78

This next show comes from Germany, and it’s deeply twisted and requires your full attention to fully understand what’s going on. It’s a science fiction thriller series, and it ran for three seasons, between 2017 and 2020. The show focuses on the events in a fictional German town and how four families from there dive into a conspiracy regarding time travel that’s been in their families for generations. It’s a show where you visit multiple timelines, so it can get a bit confusing, but it’s thoroughly captivating.

12. Making a Murderer – 8.78

Marking a Murderer is a true-crime documentary that follows the story of Steven Avery, a man who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder, serving 18 years in prison. After his release, he is charged with murder again, alongside his nephew. The documentary focuses on the possibility that Avery was framed and that he was, once more, wrongfully convicted. There are two seasons to watch here, one released in 2015 and another in 2018.

13. Unbelievable – 8.76

This series is a dramatization of the Washington and Colorado serial rape cases. Between 2008 and 2011, a man assaulted multiple women, but Police didn’t even believe the first victim, bullying her into recanting her statement and charging her with making a false report. The show is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning article published by ProPublica, and it features Toni Collette and Merritt Wever, two detectives that managed to unearth the truth. There are eight episodes to binge!

14. Feel Good – 8.76

This new show has only just landed in early 2020. It’s a British comedy-drama that premiered on Channel 4 and then was pushed to Netflix who handles the international distribution. One season is already out, featuring six episodes, and a second and final season has already been ordered by Netflix. Feel Good follows the relationship between George and Mae grow. Mae is a Canadian comedian, while George is a middle-class English woman who fails to find the power to tell their friends and family about their relationship.

15. The Keepers – 8.75

The Keeper is a documentary that tries to get to the bottom of the unsolved murder of nun Catherine Cesnik back in 1969. The nun was teaching at the Archbishop Keough High School and was beloved by her students. Now, her students turned into investigators, and they believe there was a cover-up by authorities and that the real perpetrator was a priest that was also teaching at the high school, a man that had been guilty of sexually abusing students. There are seven episodes to watch.

16. Narcos – 8.74

We also have Narcos on our list, and this is definitely a must-see if you want to find out more about the infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The series was set and filmed in Colombia, and while the first couple of seasons follow the story of Escobar, the third season follows the DEA’s efforts to also shut down the Cali Cartel. The show ran between 2015 and 2017 and features Wagner Moura, Petro Pascal, Eric Lange, Michael Stahl-David, Javier Camara, Pêpê Rapazote, and plenty others that will impress you.

17. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – 8.74

The next series on our list is The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a fantasy streaming TV series that is a prequel to The Dark Crystal from back in 1982. The show presents to us the world of Thra and follows the story of Rian, Deet, and Brea, three Gelflings who try to save their world from the Darkening. The voice cast includes Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Simon Pegg, Benedict Wong, Mark Hamill, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, as well as Eddie Izzard, Lena Headey, Alicia Vikander, Theo James, and Natalie Dormer.

18. The Crown – 8.74

Arguably one of the most controversial series on Netflix, The Crown is on its fourth season on the platform. Ever since The Crown premiered, it has drawn criticism from the British Royal Family due to how some members are portrayed. The fourth season, in particular, has caused quite a stir due to it portraying the marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Di, as well as Margaret Thatcher’s tenure. Throughout the show, we get to watch Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Emerald Fennell, and many others. Each season features ten episodes, and we’re likely going to get the fifth one in 2022.

19. The Staircase – 8.72

Michael Peterson was convicted back in 2003 for murdering his wife, who had died after falling down the stairs. The first set of episodes were released in 2004 and premiered on Canal+ in France, then a new set was released in 2013, and the last batch went to Netflix in 2018, alongside the rest of them.

20. One Day at a Time – 8.7

A sitcom that will have you thinking about numerous touchy topics is One Day at a Time. The show premiered in 2017 and ran for three seasons on Netflix before the platform decided to cancel it. One Day at a Time was picked up by Pop for a fourth and final season. We get a look into the lives of a Cuban-American family, a mother, and her children. Penelope, a former US Army Nurse Corps vet suffering from PTSD, takes her children and leaves her alcoholic husband. We enjoy following Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabela Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Tobolowsky, Rita Moreno, and many others. Some of the guests we saw on the show are Floria Estefan, Joe Manganiello, Ray Romano, Adam Rodriguez, and the wonderful Lin-Manuel Miranda.

21. The Haunting of Hill House – 8.68

The Haunting of Hill House is a supernatural horror show, so it needs to be your particular cup of tea. It’s actually part of a series, followed by another fan-favorite, The Haunting of Bly Manor. The show goes between two timelines, following five siblings who experience the paranormal at Hill House. Unfortunately, even after they’re grown, those experiences still haunt them. The Haunting of Hill House features Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizather Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Victoria Pedretti.

22. Stranger Things – 8.64

One of the most popular original Netflix shows is Stranger Things, a show that doesn’t just have fans but has created a ton of merchandise too and has transformed its young actors into megastars. The show takes place in the 1980s and follows a group of young teenagers who live in a town where supernatural events start occurring. Not only is the gate to the Upside Down, allowing some entities to enter the real world, but they also have a girl with psychokinesis enter their lives. Together, however, they make it work. We enjoy watching Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, Paul Reiser, Sean Astin, and many others. So far, we have three seasons, but a couple more are said to be needed before the story wraps up.

23. Sex Education – 8.64

This British comedy-drama TV series features a teenager whose mother is a sex therapist. As he struggles with the hardships of being a teenager in high school, he figures out he could start offering his colleagues advice about their sexual problems. The show features a ton of cast members, including Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey. There are two seasons out thus far, each featuring eight episodes, and a third season is scheduled soon.

24. Rhythm + Flow – 8.64

This 2019 show is actually a music reality series, the first of its kind on Netflix. Rhythm + Flow sees artists Cardi B, T.I., and Chance the Raper become judges in a music competition that features unsigned rappers. With a $250,000 prize on the horizon, these rappers give it all. We also get to enjoy watching some extra judges join the three, like Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Twista, DJ Khaled, and Miguel.

25. Flint Town – 8.62

Everyone in the world has heard about the issues the city of Flint in Michigan has had for many years now after tap water became poisoned with lead. The biggest problem is that even though this happened back in 2014, it still hasn’t gotten fixed. Flint Town is a documentary that follows what the local police officers are going through as they try to keep the peace in areas ridden by poverty.

26. American Vandal – 8.62

If you want to have a laugh, then American Vandal is certainly a good option. This mockumentary parodies true crime documentaries, investigating some ridiculous pranks. We can watch Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, and Travis Tope in this series. There are two seasons for this show, released in 2017 and 2018, and Netflix canceled it. However, we may get to see some more later on if the producers manage to get another network to pick the series.

27. The Last Kingdom – 8.62

This British historical fiction show premiered back in 2015 on BBC and aired for two seasons before Netflix took over. So far, there have been four seasons in total, and Netflix renewed it for a fifth one. The show is placed in the 800s when Anglo-Saxons are attacked by the Vikings. Uhtred may have been born a Saxon, but he was raised by Vikings, so the situation he’s in tests his loyalties. Throughout the four seasons, The Last Kingdom takes us over several decades, so it’s quite interesting to watch. We can watch Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Emily Cox, Ian Hart, Tobias Santelmann, and plenty of others.

28. Wild Wild Country – 8.6

We’re diving back into another cool documentary series called Wild Wild Country. This one follows Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, better known as Osho. We get to learn more about Osho and his views, especially as he travels with his group to Oregon, where they buy a huge plot of land to develop a new type of community. While the documentary is viewed as an intriguing look at Osho, critics have pointed out that some of the most troubling views are overlooked.

29. The Confession Killer – 8.6

The Confession Killer is a true-crime documentary miniseries that looks into Henry Lee Lucas, a man who confessed to over 100 murders back in 1983. Although he did die in prison, where he had been sentenced for murder, it seems that he wasn’t guilty of so many crimes, making most of them up. The six-part docuseries features footage of Lucas, interviews with journalists, various therapists, and law enforcement.

30 Cobra Kai – 8.56

Fans of the Karate Kid movies are likely thrilled that Cobra Kai is finally up on Netflix. Cobra Kai is set over 30 years after the original films, and it is told from Johnny Lawrence’s point. The first two seasons were released in 2018 and 2019, and then Netflix acquired the series, so they’re planning for a third season early in 2021. The show features Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Martin Kove from the old films, and plenty others.

31. Teenage Bounty Hunters – 8.56

This comedy-drama series follows fraternal twins Sterling and Blair Wesley trying to figure out a way to pay for their father’s truck repairs after they crash it. So, they decide to start bounty hunting to raise some money. The show features Maddie Phillips, Anjelica Bette Fellini, Kadeem Hardison, and Virginia Williams. The series has sadly been canceled, but you do get to enjoy the ten episodes they did release.

32. Alias Grace – 8.56

This miniseries is based on the same-named novel by Margaret Atwood, and it follows the story of a psychiatrist who takes on a delicate topic – whether a murderess should be pardoned on reason of insanity. The show features Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, and quite a few others. The series features only six episodes and ran for one season, so it’s definitely a quick binge.

33. Russian Doll – 8.52

Orange Is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne created and stared in Russian Doll, bringing in an interesting character. Lyonne plays Nadia, a woman who is the guest of honor at a New York City party only to find herself in a Groundhound Day-type situation where she repeatedly dies, resetting at the same moment at the party. The show was created by Lyonne in collaboration with Leslye Headland and the wonderful Amy Poehler. A second season is set to launch sometime in the future.

34. F Is For Family – 8.52

F Is For Family is another adult animated series, this time created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. The show follows a dysfunctional family in the 70s who face all sorts of issues as they learn to live with each other. The voice cast list includes Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Haley Reinhart, Debi Derryberry, and Sam Rockwell, although we’ve also heard Amy Sedaris, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn, and Gary Cole. The show features four seasons thus far, and it was renewed recently, so we can expect more episodes.

35. Dash & Lily – 8.5

This romantic comedy series only premiered just a few weeks ago, but it’s already climbing people’s preferences. The show follows the building romance between Dash and Lily. Dash hates Christmas, while Lily likes to dream. The two start swapping dares and dreams and desires in a notebook they pass to one another across New York City. The show features eight episodes, and you can binge them all.

36. Elite – 8.5

Elite is a story about three teenage students that get a scholarship to study at an elite secondary school alongside really rich classmates. We get to watch regular teenage drama, but there’s also mystery involved as a student is murdered. There are three seasons already, and the show has been renewed for two more in the years to come. Keep in mind that this is a Spanish show, and while there is an English dub, you may want to watch with subtitles.

37. A Series of Unfortunate Events – 8.48

Based on the Lemony Snicket novels we’ve seen on screen before, A Series of Unfortunate Events features Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, while Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, and Presley Smith play the Baudelaire siblings. The Baudelaire children have to go live with Count Olaf after a fire destroys their home and leaves them orphaned. As Olaf tries to claim the family fortune for himself and get rid of the children, we get to enjoy lots of adventures. There are three seasons to watch here, as the show aired between 2017 and 2019.

38. Last Chance U – 8.47

Last Chance U is a documentary that takes us into the football program from East Mississippi Community College. What makes this program special is that it features collegiate athletes that have had troubles in their lives and struggle to get their lives together. So, they are forced to perform at junior college level before proving they have what it takes to return to Division I. The show features five seasons as they streamed between 2016 and 2020, a total of 40 episodes.

39. Giri/Haji – 8.46

Our next show comes from the UK, and it features dialogue in both English and Japanese. It follows a Tokyo detective who goes to London to look for his brother, who was previously assumed dead. We get to watch Takehiro Hira in the main role, alongside Kelly Macdonald, Yosuke Kubozuka, and Will Sharpe, to name a few. The show features a single season of 8 episodes, and that’s all you’re going to get since Netflix and BBC Two canceled it.

40. Never Have I Ever – 8.46

Created by Mindi Kaling and Lang Fisher, Never Have I Ever is a coming of age comedy and drama series. The story follows a teenage girl from Los Angeles who decides she needs to change up her social life after a horrible freshman year in high school. After her father dies, however, she loses the use of her legs for three months, making things even harder for her. the show features Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in the main role, Darren Barnet, Richa Moorjani, Poorna Jagannathan, Jaren Lewison, and John McEnroe.

41. The Midnight Gospel – 8.44

Since Netflix seems to have really specialized in adult animated shows, The Midnight Gospel is yet another cool option for those who want to get into a new story. The show was released in April 2020, and it is set in a dimension called Chromatic Ribbon. Here, Clancy Gilroy, a spacecaster, owns a multiverse simulator, and he uses it to travel through bizarre worlds to interview their residents. The voice actors for the show are Duncan Trussell, Phil Hendrie, Stephen Root, and many others, including guest stars like Natasha Leggero. There are eight episodes in the first season, so go binge them all.

42. Glow – 8.44

Up next, we have Glow, which is a comedy and drama TV series revolving around a 1980’s group of women professional wrestlers called Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, or GLOW in short. The series has three seasons currently, and we were supposed to get a fourth one, but it got canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cast includes Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, and Jackie Tohn.

43. The End of the F***ing World – 8.42

The Brits certainly have their own sense of humor, and The End of the F***ing World certainly falls in line with that flavor. This dark comedy-drama debuted on Channel 4 before moving on to Netflix for international distribution. There are two seasons available, and the series is wrapped up, so you can safely binge it all. The End of the F***ing World follows the life of James, a teenage psychopath who kills animals for a hobby before deciding to try killing a human. He builds a relationship with a rebellious classmate, and they run away together on a trip across England. The show features Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku, Steve Oram, Christina Bottomley, and others.

44. Narcos: Mexico – 8.44

The original show is already on our list, but the sequel has also made it here – Narcos: Mexico. This was originally intended to be a fourth season for Narcos, but they decided to instead give it its own life. The series follows on the illegal drug trade in Mexico, moving on from Colombia. There are currently two seasons, and a third has already been announced. The show features Michael Pena, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta, and plenty others, although Luna won’t be returning for the third season.

45. She-Ra and the Princess of Power – 8.4

She-Ra has been around for decades, but we’ve finally got a reboot – She-Ra and the Princess of Power! The anime ran between 2018 and 2020 for a full five seasons. The show tells the stories of Adora and Catra, two orphans raised to be soldiers on Etheria. When Adora finds a magic sword, she’s transformed into She-Ra. The voices come from Aimee Carrero, AJ Michalka, Karen Fukurama, Marcus Scribner, Lorraine Toussaint, and plenty others.

46. Cheer – 8.4

Cheerleaders do not have an easy time doing their jobs, and it’s really quite complicated. Cheer is a docuseries that landed on Netflix in early 2020, and it follows the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team from Texas and their practice rounds as they prepare for the National Cheerleading Championship. Sit back and watch their routines in wonder.

47. Lady Dynamite – 8.35

Who’s up for a laugh? Right! Well, Lady Dynamite will have you laughing quite a bit. This Netflix series features two seasons that ran in 2016 and 2018. It features Maria Bamford, a stand-up comedian, and actor, who moves back to LA. She tries to build back her life after spending six months in recovery for bipolar disorder. We get to watch Bamford alongside Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, and many others.

48. Atypical – 8.34

If you’re interested in a show that’s still going strong, then Atypical is a good option. The show follows young Sam Gardner, who has autism spectrum disorder. As he reaches an age where he wants to start dating, his universe expands, and he begins to be closer with his parents too. Atypical has been praised in more recent seasons for actually featuring actors and writers on the spectrum. We get to enjoy watching Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brigitte Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda, and Micael Rapaport. The show has three seasons, and a fourth has been ordered and will premiere in 2021.

49. On My Block – 8.34

On My Block is a teen drama filled with plenty of laughter. We get to take a look into life in Freeridge, an LA neighborhood, and four teenagers whose friendship is tested when they start high school. There are three seasons so far, with the latest premiering in March 2020. The show features Sierra Capri, Jason Ganao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, and others.

50. Queer Eye – 8.3

Queer Eye is a reality TV series that everyone should watch. This Netflix show is actually a reboot of the same-named Bravo series. The new Fab Five features Tan France, a fashion expert, Karamo Brown, the culture expert, Bobby Berk, a fabulous interior designer, Antoni Porowski, a food and wine expert, as well as Jonathan Van Ness, the grooming guru. They set out across the United States and start changing the lives of people nominated for the show, renovating their homes, changing their wardrobes, building up their confidence, and teaching them some extra grooming tricks and new ways to cook to stay healthy and impress their loved ones. There are five seasons out already, and a sixth one has already been ordered.

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How to Watch Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix from Anywhere?

Star Trek fans are certainly familiar with Star Trek: Voyager, but those of you who are just starting this franchise will be happy to know that you can watch the series over on Netflix.

Star Trek: Voyager aired between January 1995 and May 2001, lasting for seven seasons or 172 episodes. It is actually “the series” in the Star Trek franchise.

The show had multiple showrunners, and they each left their imprint on the show. Between Michael Pillar, Jerry Taylor, Brannon Braga, and Kenneth Biller, the show was a complete success.

Can I watch Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix?

Keeping up with Star Trek: Voyager over on Netflix is something you can do, but it depends on the country you live in. You will find the series in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and even Canada. Still, it’s missing in plenty of European countries such as Norway, Switzerland, or the Netherlands, to name a few. Of course, it’s also missing in plenty of other countries.

How can I watch Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix?

One of the things you need to know about Netflix is that the platform is available in 190 countries, which is pretty much the whole world, with just a few exceptions. In each of these countries, the platform has its own library, which means that you cannot watch what your neighbors do.

The problem can be fixed fairly easily with the help of a VPN. VPNs are really powerful tools that are easy to use and will route with your internet connection to a certain server of your choice and change your IP address to match those in that particular location. For instance, a Netflix user in Norway who wants to watch Star Trek: Voyager will have to connect to a server in the United States or in Canada, for instance.

Our recommendation is to use NordVPN, which is one of our favorite tools of this kind. It features thousands of servers all over the world and some great privacy features, which makes it super easy to use, as well as trustworthy.

Here’s what you need to do to watch Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix from anywhere:

  • Start by subscribing to NordVPN. They offer 70% OFF for the 2-year plan at $3,49/month so you should grab the deal!
  • Then, you need to get the apps for your device and install them. Log in to your account, so everything is cleared out.
  • Look for a server that’s located in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, or Australia, to name a few.
  • Once the connection is established, you can load Netflix in your browser or relaunch the app on your device. Search for Star Trek: Voyager and enjoy the series.

Signing up for NordVPN and changing the way you watch TV will certainly be fairly easy to do from here on out.

Won’t Netflix know I’m using a VPN?

Some years ago, Netflix introduced technology that enabled it to figure out when people were using VPNs. However, the whole thing pretty much works with free VPNs only, as premium tools have better protection features.

However, even if we did have a good experience with Netflix, it does not mean that it cannot happen that they will blacklist various IPs from NordVPN overnight. If this is to happen to you, you can try changing your IP address by switching the server and clearing out your cookies. If this does not solve the problem in any way, you can obviously contact the NordVPN support team. They will be more than happy to help you figure out what server to connect to in order to be able to watch Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix from whatever country you are in.

Can’t I use a free VPN instead?

As much as we love free online tools, when it comes to VPNs, we simply cannot recommend them. First of all, free VPNs are unlikely to bypass the Netflix blockade, so you won’t even be able to use them properly. Second of all, even if they were to be able to bypass the blocking, you’d get stuck with really low internet speeds since their servers are perpetually overcrowded due to the high number of users, which leaves little bandwidth for each person.

However, our bigger concern is from the security standpoint, as free VPNs have often been used as bait by cybercriminals who were actually hiding malware in these apps. Once installed, the apps would start collecting information on the users, including data about their credentials for email accounts or social media profiles, banking accounts, etc. You could end up with all your accounts hacked, your bank account cleared out, and even your employer could suffer data breaches due to installing the wrong app on your work device.

There are also VPNs that use peer-to-peer routing. It means that you are giving them access to your own device to use as a sort of server for other people to connect to. This may work better than your average free VPN tool, but we do not advise you to do this because these tools use no encryption, and they also keep logs on your internet activity. Furthermore, they continue to work in the background even after you disable the VPN, so it will impact your device’s performance for a longer time than you think.

Buying a subscription for a VPN may not have been on your to-do list this year, but it’s what will keep you safe online and also give you access to Netflix content from all over the world.

Final thoughts

We do hope that you will manage to watch Star Trek: Voyager with the help of a VPN and your Netflix subscription, no matter where you live.

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How to Watch Snowden on Netflix from Anywhere?

In 2013, everyone knew Edward Snowden’s name after he blew the whistle on the numerous global surveillance programs run by the NSA and the 5-Eyes Intelligence Alliance. In 2016, a biographical thriller film was released bearing his name, and we are eager to watch the whole thing over on Netflix.

Oliver Stone is the one who eventually got to direct the biographical thriller film that is based on two books, namely The Snowden Files by Luke Harding, and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden’s lawyer from Russia.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt took on the role of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who led to tons of changes in the NSA programs over the years. The cast includes Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Scott Eastwood, and many others – including Nicolas Cage.

Can I watch Snowden on Netflix?

The 2016 movie is available to watch on Netflix, but it does depend on where you live. We managed to find the movie in the United States and Canada, but we also found it was missing in countries like the United Kingdom or Australia. Since Netflix is available in 190 countries, it also comes with individual libraries in each of these locations, meaning that you cannot access content from other countries. If you have the right tools, however, you can watch whatever you want.

How can I watch Snowden on Netflix?

Even if Snowden is not available to stream on your local Netflix library, you can still enjoy the film as long as you have a subscription with the platform and a VPN. VPNs are tools that can route your internet connection through a server of your choice and assign a new IP address to your device. The new IP address can help you trick Netflix into thinking you are in this new location and grant you access to all the content that they have available there.

Our recommendation is to use NordVPN, which is a really great tool with thousands of servers all over the world, and some really great privacy features. It is also the one that impressed us most during the testing phase, and we continue to be fond of it and use it each day in and day out when we need it.

Here’s what you need to do to make things work:

  • First, you’re going to have to subscribe to NordVPN, which is something that will take a few minutes of your time. They offer our readers 70% OFF for the 2-year plan at $3,49/month, so make sure you take advantage of this deal!
  • Then, you need to download the app for your device and find a server in the United States that you can connect to.
  • Once the connection is established, you can load Netflix in your browser or relaunch the app on your device.
  • Look for Snowden in the search bar and stream the movie.

There you go! It’s really not that difficult, and you’ll be able to watch a lot of content in this manner.

Won’t Netflix know I’m using a VPN?

Well, the thing about Netflix is that it does have the technology to figure out when people are using VPNs but that technology does not always work. In fact, it mostly works against free VPNs, and not so much against premium tools like NordVPN.

However, if you do face issues with NordVPN on Netflix, you can start by trying to change the server you are connected to and to clear out your cookies. If that does not work, you can always contact the NordVPN support team, as they will be more than happy to help you solve the problem.

Why not use a free VPN instead?

One of the things we have all become accustomed to when using the internet is all the free tools we get, and we think that we should get the same advantage when using VPNs, but this free tool is quite risky and really not advisable to use.

First of all, free VPNs are the first to get blacklisted by Netflix, so we won’t even get past the blockade the company has set on its platform. Even if this works for you, you would still be unable to watch anything in proper quality because free VPNs have few servers at their disposal but lots and lots of users, so the internet speeds are extremely low.

The most important aspect of avoiding free VPNs, however, is the fact that these tools are often used as cover by cyber criminals who are looking to infect as many devices as possible. They do this by creating tools that they claim to be VPNs and offer them for free in app stores to anyone who wants them. Sadly, this can lead to a lot of people installing these apps and their devices getting infected. Once there, the malware can start collecting information on the people using these devices and collect data that would lead to a lot of unpleasant situations – like your email accounts getting hacked, your banking account getting wiped clean, and even your employer could suffer breaches if you use the same devices. Identity theft is also not a far-fetched idea.

There are also VPNs that use peer-to-peer routing, which again, is not something we’d advise you to do because these tools will seriously affect the performance of your computer. This technology works by allowing other people to connect to your computer as a sort of server instead of using servers owned by the VPN company. This has a heavy impact on your computer’s performance, and the sad part is that the apps do not stop working when you stop the app, but they continue exploiting your device. Even worse, the tools are known for collecting information on what people are doing online in order to sell that off for ad purposes, and they also do not use encryption – which makes all your information easily exposed to anyone who wants to track it.

Overall, it’s simply not worth taking the risk of installing a free VPN on your device, as you could end up losing a lot more than whatever the subscription fee is for your preferred VPN.

Final thoughts

We are particularly excited to go watch Snowden on Netflix, and we think that you should do the same to get an interesting perspective into what the NSA has been doing and whether or not Snowden was right to blow the whistle.

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How to Watch Thor on Netflix from Anywhere?

When it comes to superheroes, Thor is certainly a special kind. Thankfully, the Marvel Universe has brought us a wonderful character, and we enjoy going back and watching all these cool movies featuring Thor. Let’s figure out how to watch Thor on Netflix and even if that’s possible.

Thor was the fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Hemsworth became Thor, while Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, and Rene Russo joined in as well.

The film had a budget of about $150 million and made nearly half a billion at the box office. It sure didn’t win as much as other Marvel movies did, but it made a lasting impression that brought several other Thor movies to life and put the character in The Avengers films.

Can I watch on Netflix?

Since Thor is a film that is part of the Marvel Universe and the Marvel Universe is now owned by Disney, the film is available to watch on Disney+ in the countries where the platform has already expanded to. Therefore, Disney is slowly pulling all the Marvel films from Netflix wherever they are available, but they are yet to reach Canada. So, no matter where you live, you can watch Thor in the Canadian library if you have a Netflix subscription.

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How can I watch Thor on Netflix from anywhere?

Netflix is available in over 190 countries, and they have individual libraries in each of these nations. Furthermore, the libraries are geo-blocked, so you cannot access them from another country unless you have the right tools at your disposal.

As annoying as it is not being able to watch all the content you want – even though you’re paying pretty much the same subscription price as everyone else in the world – it is understandable since it’s directly tied to Netflix’s licensing deals managers to sign.

With Thor being available on Netflix Canada, there is still a chance for anyone with a subscription to watch the film. In fact, it’s relatively easy to do that because you only need to have a VPN. VPNs are complex tools that allow people to route their internet connection through foreign servers in order for new IPs to be assigned to their devices. In this way, when you’re accessing Netflix, you will appear to be in Canada and get all the content that is available in this specific library.

Our recommendation is to use a premium VPN like NordVPN, which has thousands of servers all over the world and makes use of military-grade encryption to protect everyone’s privacy.

Here’s what you need to do to watch Thor on Netflix.

  • Start by subscribing to NordVPN – and hurry up because they offer our readers 68% OFF for the 2-year plan at $3,49/month.
  • Once you set up your app and get into your account, you can go ahead and look for a server that is located in Canada.
  • As soon as a connection to the new server is established, you can go ahead and load Netflix in your browser or relaunch the app on your device. You will now be able to stream all the content that comes from Netflix Canada, including Thor.

There it is! It’s really not that difficult, and we do hope you found it easy.

Won’t Netflix know I’m using a VPN?

Some years ago, Netflix decided that it wanted to stop people from using VPNs on their platform, so they managed to find a way to blacklist various IPs coming from what seemed to be VPNs. The whole technology doesn’t really work against premium VPNs, as most of them fly under the radar.

We haven’t had any issues like this with NordVPN, but it doesn’t mean that this cannot happen. That being said, if you do run into any problems when using NordVPN, you can always contact the NordVPN customer support team, and they will be more than happy to guide you towards a server that works with Netflix in your desired country. Of course, you can try to change the server beforehand and even clear all your cookies, as you may be able to fix the problem on your own.

Can’t I use a free VPN instead?

Free VPNs are easy to find online, but they are often useless in an effort to watch anything on Netflix, including Thor. First of all, we’re going to mention one particularly dangerous situation, which involves VPNs that were actually malware. Time and time again, so-called VPNs were discovered in the app stores carrying malware in the code. Once installed on a victim’s device, it would start collecting information about them, including credentials for email accounts or social media, banking details, information about your employer, and so on. Banking fraud, identity theft, and phishing attacks against your friends and family are among the possible outcomes of this situation.

Another thing you need to take into consideration is the fact that free VPNs are also the first to get blacklisted by Netflix since they are super-easy to track. However, even if they were capable of bypassing the blockade that Netflix has, they would still be useless because Netflix requires a certain internet quality to be able to stream content. Since they have few servers at their disposal but there are loads of users involved, the internet speeds will be extremely low.

There are also VPNs that work with peer-to-peer routing technology, which enables users to trade in access to their devices so they can work as servers for other people. Sadly, the free VPNs do not stop working when you stop using the app, and they will continue using your device’s resources in the background. This can have a considerable impact on your device’s performance. There is also the fact that these apps are known for not using encryption on any of the connections – and even worse, keeping logs of people’s online activity. Since VPNs are supposed to be a synonym for privacy, this is a major red flag.

Premium VPNs will add an extra bill to your account monthly. Still, it’s something that you should definitely consider if you want to watch Netflix in complete privacy anywhere in the world and to also protect your identity.

Final thoughts

We hope that you’re going to take a look at Thor with your Netflix account, even if it means traveling virtually to Canada. Hopefully, the film is there to stay for yet another while longer, so let’s go and enjoy watching young Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in this awesome film.

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The 50 Best Netflix Original Shows and Movies to Watch in 2021

The holidays are approaching, and we’re going to have a bit more free time on our hands, so what better way to spend our time than to watch some really cool Netflix originals?

We couldn’t decide if we wanted to binge on some shows or maybe just go for movies, so we thought we’d look into both the best Netflix movies and series.

The Best 50 Netflix Original Shows and Movies to Watch

Since we didn’t want to be completely subjective and slam our favorite shows at the top of the list, we went to several famous platforms and put together their scores – IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic. We took into consideration all scores, both from critics and regular viewers alike, and averaged them out. This is as objective as we could go, so let’s go dive into things and see how well they all fare.

Best Netflix Original Shows

1. Lenox Hill – 9.44

Lenox Hill

Premiered earlier this year, in June, Lenox Hill is actually a documentary TV series that follows the lives of four medical professionals in several fields – neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology at the Lenox Hill Hospital, one of the best research and academic medical centers in Manhattan, New York City. The show features nine episodes directed by Adi Barash and Ruthie Shatz, and they all portray the medical professionals well, exploring both their highs and lows. Not only do we get to take a look at how things really go for these doctors, but we also get a more realistic understanding of what goes into their jobs than we get from, let’s say, Grey’s Anatomy.

2. Peaky Blinders – 9.07

Peaky Blinders

When it comes to Peaky Blinders, things are a bit more complicated as this is a British show from the BBC. However, since Netflix acquired the show’s rights, it is considered to be a “Netflix Original.” With that out of the way, we can honestly say this is easily one of the best shows around. With 5 seasons already out, starting with 2013, and a couple of more planned out, Peaky Blinders features Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy, and plenty more. The show follows the Shelbys, a gangster family of Irish and Roma origin and their life in Birmingham, their feuds with rival gangs, their encounters with law enforcement, and Thomas’ path into politics after the first World War. It is a riveting story that will have you rooting for the bad guys.

3. Middleditch and Schwartz – 9.06

Middleditch and Schwartz

Earlier this year, as we all started feeling cabin fever due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Netflix thought it best to have us laughing a bit with Middleditch and Schwartz. This is an improv comedy TV series featuring Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz. The series has three hour-long episodes, with each episode based on a random audience suggestion and improvised by the two comedians. The critics believe this is a brilliant series and a masterclass in improv comedy, and viewers agree.

4. The Queen’s Gambit – 9.02

The Queen's Gambit

With The Queen’s Gambit, Netflix has really hit the jackpot, as this show is absolutely amazing. This period drama is based on the same-named novel of Walter Tevis. The story starts in the 1950s and proceeds throughout the decades, following the life of an orphaned chess prodigy on her rise to become the best chess player in the world. She may have a problem with alcohol and sometimes drug consumption, but she manages to build an impressive name for herself, defeating grandmaster after grandmaster. The show features Anya Taylor-Joy, Harry Melling, Thomas Sangster, and more.

5. BoJack Horsemen – 8.96

Although this show is animated, it really isn’t meant for kids. This sitcom features voices from Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Paul Tompkins, and plenty more. The show follows an anthropomorphic horse named BoJack Horseman, a former star of a 1990s sitcom who keeps trying to return to the limelight. The story takes on depression, addiction, racism, sexism, the human condition, and more, all in a realistic way. The best thing about BoJack is that the final season, the sixth one, has already been released at the beginning of 2020, so you can binge on it fully, enjoying the full story.

6. Dirty Money – 8.92

Coming from Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, Dirty Money is an impressive TV series that tells stories of corruption within corporations, securities fraud, and companies taking creative freedoms to fix the accounting to suit their needs. With two seasons already out – one released in 2018 and one in 2020, there are 12 episodes out in total, each of them taking on a new case. You can learn more about Wells Fargo, HSBC, and even Jared Kushner and Donald Trump.

7. Mindhunter – 8.92

When it comes to psychological crime thrillers, Mindhunter is really a show you need to watch. With two seasons out already, the first one in 2017 and the second in 2019, Mindhunter tells a thrilling story of two FBI agents who operate the very first Behavioral Science Unit. They interview serial killers to try to understand what makes them tick while also solving some gory cases. For now, the show is on hold due to the pandemic, but we’re all hoping for at least a third season.

8. Master on None – 8.9

Aziz Asari is certainly one of the funniest actors and comedians nowadays. Master of None is a creation of his, alongside Alan Yang. Ansari himself stars in the lead role of a young actor, exposing his professional and personal experience while also diving into the romantic side of his life. There are two seasons of this show, one released in 2015 and another in 2017, so you can definitely enjoy it all in just a few hours. Besides Ansari, you get to watch Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim, Kelvin Yu, and others. Furthermore, the show has a ton of guest appearances by the likes of Claire Danes, John Legend, and Angela Bassett.

9. When They See Us – 8.86

Shows that take inspiration from real life have a high impact on the viewers, that much is clear, and that’s exactly what happens with When They See Us. This 2019 crime drama miniseries follows the events of 1989 when a jogger was sexually assaulted in Central Park. This lead to five juvenile black males to be wrongly accused and convicted to prison. After spending a good chunk of their lives in prison and getting released, it came to light that they were innocent, and their charges were vacated. Later on, they received millions of dollars in settlements. The problematics of the case and how the young men were wrongfully accused due to police bias are perfectly exposed in this series.

10. Five Came Back – 8.8

Based on the same-named book by Mark Harris, Five Came Back is a great Netflix documentary released in 2017. The show tells the story of five American film directors – John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens – and their work on the frontline during the Second World War. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the documentary makes use of footage from the vast collection of these directors, as they discuss their experience with fellow directors Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, and Lawrence Kasdan.

11. Dark – 8.78

Up next, we have a show that’s in German, so you’re going to have to watch with subtitles. But, trust us, it’s going to be worth it! The show ran for three seasons, between 2017 and 2020, and it follows characters from a fictional town in Germany as they try to find out the truth. They follow the connections between four families as they discover a strange time travel conspiracy spanning multiple generations. It is twisted, strange, and you cannot stop watching. Mind you; you’ll need to pay very close attention to the show if you want to understand any of it.

12. Making a Murderer – 8.78

Another cool show on Netflix is Making a Murderer, which is actually a true-crime documentary. It tells the story of Steven Avery, a man who served 18 years in prison for sexual assault and attempted murder, but he did his time as an innocent man. However, after his release, he was charged and convicted of murder. It also follows the story of Brendan Dassey, Avery’s nephew, accused and convicted as an accessory in the murder. The two seasons follow their entire story, including the aftermath of their convictions, trying to figure out whether Avery was framed or not. The first season was released in 2015, and it was filmed over ten years, while the second one was released in 2018.

13. Unbelievable – 8.76

Unbelievable is another miniseries that stars Toni Collete, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever. This one also handles a sensitive topic – a series of rapes in Washington State and Colorado. The story follows Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about her rape, as well as two detectives who actually unveiled the truth, exonerating Marie. The show puts the spotlight on the frustration that comes with victims not being believed by the police, and even worse, charged with lying. Nonetheless, it’s a story that needs telling, and Netflix is doing just that in 8 episodes.

14. Feel Good – 8.76

Similar to Peaky Blinders, Feel Good is a British show, this time from Channel 4, but Netflix got the rights for international distribution. Released in March 2020, this 6-part program follows the development of the romance between George and Mae. Mar is a Canadian comedian, while George is a repressed English woman. As they fall in love, and their relationship progresses, there are hurdles to be crossed. The show features Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow, Phil Burgers, and Sophie Thompson.

15. The Keepers – 8.75

This is another cool documentary, and this time it’s about the unsolved murder of Catherine Cesnik, a nun. This all happened back in 1969 when Cesnik was teaching English and drama at the Archbishop Keough High School. While the murder remains open, former students believe it was all covered up as they suspected the murderer was one of the high school’s priests, especially as the man had been guilty of sexually abusing students. Released in 2017, the documentary features 7 episodes.

16. Narcos – 8.74

Narcos is easily one of the best shows Netflix has ever made. Telling the story of Pablo Escobar, the show follows the wars the drug kingpin was involved in to control his territories and how he fought to continue producing and distributing cocaine while he also tried to protect his family. There are three seasons of Narcos, released in 2015, 2016, and 2017, following the rise and fall of Escobar, and featuring Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Christina Umana, and many others.

17. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – 8.74

Although this show was canceled after only one season, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an impressive fantasy series. Prequel to the 1982 The Dark Crystal, the show explores the wonderful world of Thra, which was created for the film. We get to follow Rian, Deet, and Brea – three Gelflings -, as they try to save their world from the destructive Darkening. The show features the voices of Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Simon Begg, Benedict Wong, Mark Hamill, Keegan-Michael Key, Awkwafina, Eddie Izzard, Lena Headey, Alicia Vikander, Natalie Dormer, Theo James, and many others.

18. The Crown – 8.74

The Crown has been a lot in the news lately, especially as the British Royal family keeps protesting against their portrayal of various situations between Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles. Nonetheless, the show started back in 2016, and it’s still going strong with its 4th season. Featuring Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies, Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter, John Lithgow, Emma Corrin, Emerald Fennell, Josh O’Connor, Gillian Anderson, and many others. Given the situation with the pandemic, a fifth season is expected in 2022, so you have plenty of time to binge-watch the first four seasons.

19. The Staircase – 8.72

Originally created by French network Canal+ back in 2004, Netflix bought the rights for the miniseries a couple of years back. The series documents the trial of Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife, who had fallen down the stairs. In 2013, another two episodes were added to the miniseries, and Netflix has bought all of them up, offering them as a single season. The controversial trial has lots of twists, so let’s see where it leads.

20. One Day at a Time – 8.7

In 2017, Netflix was releasing One Day at a Time, a sitcom that features Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Robolowsky, and Rita Moreno. It tells the story of a Cuban-American family in LA, tackling lots of important issues like mental illness, racism, gender identity, homophobia, sexism, immigration, and plenty others. There are only three seasons on Netflix, as the network canceled it out. The fourth season was broadcast by Pop and CBS networks in 2020, so that one’s missing. The show was, once more, canceled.

21. The Haunting of Hill House – 8.68

This particular show mixes in the supernatural with the horror and the drama, and it’s actually part of The Haunting anthology series. The show alternates between two timelines – five siblings who go through a series of paranormal experiences at Hill House are still haunted by them in the present day. The Haunting of Hill House is followed by The Haunting of Bly Manor, another well-received series. The show was released in 2018 and featured 10 episodes you can binge on.

22. Stranger Things – 8.64

Perhaps one of the most famous names on the list today, Stranger Things has attracted record viewership and has a huge fan base across the world. So far, it features three seasons, but a couple more are expected to be released before the story is complete. Stranger Things is set in a fictional town where strange things start to happen as a portal to an alternate dimension, “the Upside Down,” is created. When creatures start crossing over, it’s time to fight. The show features Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Sadie Sink, Charlie Heaton, Sean Astin, Maya Hawke, and many others.

23. Sex Education – 8.64

This show perfectly mixes in the comedy with the drama, making it a massive success for Netflix. There are two seasons out already, and a third one is going to be released when possible. The show tells the story of a teenager who lives with this mother, a sex therapist that is extremely open on the subject. After helping out the school bully, he decides to open up a sex advice business with a friend. There are now two seasons of the show, and more are to come. Sex Education features Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey, Patricia Allison, and many others.

24. Rhythm + Flow – 8.64

Unlike the other shows we’ve had thus far, this one is a reality TV series. In fact, this is the first original music competition program on Netflix, featuring Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. offering critique and judging unsigned rappers. The $250,000 prize is what the contestants are battling it out for. The list of judges extends to include some guests, including Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, DJ Khaled, Miguel, Lupe Fiasco, and many others.

25. Flint Town – 8.62

The story of Flint, Michigan, has reached all corners of the world due to the water crisis that’s ongoing since 2014. After switching the water supply to the Flint River, and without proper anticorrosive measures implemented, the water in the area is poisoned with lead. Flint Town explores what the police officers in the area are living through as they try to protect areas that are struggling with poverty and crime on top of the water crisis. Filmed between 2015 and 2017, Flint Town features 8 episodes. It’s a documentary that you must watch.

Best Netflix Original Movies

1. Athlete A – 9

Leading the list, we have a documentary film that follows a team of investigative journalists from The Indianapolis Star as they tell the story of Larry Nassar, the doctor who made a habit of assaulting young female gymnasts. The movie was scheduled to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, but since that one was canceled due to the pandemic, the film was released on Netflix. Critics believe this is a great film that shines a light on the horrific abuses these athletes went through.

2. The Irishman – 8.72

One of the biggest films Netflix has ever made was directed by Martin Scorsese and featured Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, and Anna Paquin. The movie tells the story of Frank Sheeran, an elderly war vet who recounts his life as a hitman for a crime syndicate in the 50s. As he worked for Russell Bufalino and Jimmy Hoffa, Sheeran builds a strong reputation as he keeps doing jobs for the two. What happened to Jimmy Hoffa, what happened to Frank and the rest of the gang – you’ll have to watch to find out. The film features an impressive set of visual effects as the actors are de-aged, with all legendary actors looking decades younger. The Irishman received ten nominations at the Oscars, although it didn’t win any.

3. Marriage Story – 8.7

This 2019 drama film follows the relationship between Charlie Barber and his wife, Nicole. He’s a successful theater director, and she’s a former teen film actress. As they encounter troubles in their marriage, they seek a mediator who encourages them to write down a list of things they like about each other. The two eventually start a nasty divorce battle, going back and forth over their demands, especially as they share a son. The film features Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, and many others. Marriage Story was nominated to six Oscars, winning Laura Dern a trophy for Best Supporting Actress.

4. A Secret Love – 8.64

A Secret Love is a 2020 documentary film starring Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel. Donahue is a former All-American Girls pro baseball player, and she decides, alongside her partner, Pat, to run an interior decorating business. As their families spend decades believing they’re only business partners, they’re actually hiding their lesbian relationship. While many praised the documentary for the way it tells the story, other critics believe it doesn’t properly deal with many of the sensitive topics.

5. My Happy Family – 8.6

This film comes from Georgia and will require you to use subtitles. Thankfully, it’s absolutely worth it! Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, the two received Best Director at the Sofia International Film Festival, while the film itself premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the story of a 50-year-old woman who decides to leave her life behind – family, husband, children, parents. While no one really understands her decision, in the beginning, the viewers slowly start to understand what’s going on and what led to such a decision and notice how her family really wasn’t all that happy.

6. Crip Camp – 8.48

Crip Camp is a 2020 documentary film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, winning the Audience Award. The story takes place in 1971 at Camp Jened in New York, a place that was designed for teens with disabilities. The film features Larry Allison, Judith Heumann, James LeBrecht, Stephen Hofmann, and others. We get to learn more about the campers who became activists for the disability rights movement and accessibility legislation.

7. Beasts of No Nation – 8.44

Based on the same-named novel, Beasts of No Nation is a film that tells the drama of war. More specifically, the movie follows a young boy who becomes a child soldier as his country goes through a war. The film features Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama Abebrese, and others. Critics and viewers believe the movie tells a compelling war story, focusing on the human cost.

8. Roma – 8.38

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Roma is set in the early 1970s, and it tells the story of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family in the Colonia Roma neighborhood in Mexico City. Cleo and Adela work for a wealthy family – Sofia, Antonio, her mother Teresa, and four young children. It’s a story of heartbreak, family love, compassion, and hardship, but also of hope and devotion. Roma won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice International Film Festival, got second place at the Toronto International Film Festival, and even received ten nominations for the Academy Awards, winning three of them (Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Cinematography).

9. Taylor Swift: Miss Americana – 8.32

This 2020 documentary by Lana Wilson follows Taylor Swift, the well-known singer, and her life over several years. The movie tells Swift’s story during a changing phase in her life as she starts using the power of her voice beyond the stage she sings on. Miss Americana was praised for the intimacy throughout the documentary, as well as the vulnerability showed by the singer. The documentary is also accompanied by the release of a new song by Swift in the end credits.

10. I Lost My Body – 8.32

This movie is actually an animation for adults coming from France. Directed by Jérémy Clapin, the film won the grand prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and it was also nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. They lost to Toy Story 4, however. I Lost My Body follows a severed hand that escapes a laboratory and begins a journey across Paris to find the rest of the body. The entire story of the boy is told through flashbacks. The movie comes with an English dub, so you may want to go that route instead of using the subtitles.

11.Dolemite Is My Name – 8.24

Featuring EddieMurphy, this 2019 film had a warm welcome, being loved by both audiences and critics alike. The movie was nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Musical or comedy, as well as Best Actor for Murphy. Dolemite Is My Name focuses on Rudy Ray Moore, an artist working in a record store, trying to get his music played. Eventually, he creates a stage persona – Dolemite -and starts telling various stories on stage. It’s a biographical comedy and drama film that will have you laughing.

12. The Trial of the Chicago 7 – 8.2

This 2020 historical legal drama film was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, whose name you’ll know for shows like The Newsroom, or movies like Molly’s Game or Steve Jobs, although for the latter, he was a writer, not a director. The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines in order to incite riots back in 1968. The film features Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, and it was originally meant to get a theatrical release, but those plans changed once the pandemic spread.

13. Mudbound – 8.14

Released in 2017, Mudbound is a historical drama film based on the same-named novel by Hillary Jordan. The film follows two World War II veterans who return to rural Mississippi and start learning how to deal with PTSD. However, since one’s while and one’s black, they also have to deal, in different ways, with racism. The movie features Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, and Jason Clarke. The movie earned four nominations at the Oscars.

14. Private Life – 8.1

Another cool Netflix film you need to watch is Private Life, which was released in 2018. It features Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn, as well as Kayli Carter, Molly Shannon, and Denis O’Hare. The film follows a middle-aged married couple who are trying to have a child, by all means possible, undergoing various fertility procedures, including in-vitro. We take a look at how taxing these procedures are, both financially and emotionally. Finally, adoption may be in the cards for them.

15. The Two Popes – 8.08

This 2019 film is set in VaticanCity after the big Vatican leaks scandal, exposing corruption within the Church. The story follows Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as they both express their desires to leave their roles, one as pope, the other as Cardinal. Bergoglio had received the second-highest number of votes following the death of Pope John Paul II and would, eventually, become Pope Francis. We get to enjoy Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce as the future Pope Francis.

16. The Half of It – 8.02

Another Netflix movie you should watch is The Half of It, a coming-of-age comedy-drama. Starring Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, and Collin Chou, The Half of It features a young girl who takes on various jobs to make extra money, including writing homework papers for her colleagues. When Ellie is given the opportunity to write a love letter to his crush, Aster, she initially refuses, especially as she’s also in love with her. Eventually, she relents, leading to a series of complicated situations.

17. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – 7.88

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a film like we rarely see nowadays – a western anthology. The film was directed by the Coen brothers and featured an impressive cast that includes James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, Harry Melling, Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Waits, Tyne Daly, and many others. It was named one of the best ten films of 2018 and was nominated three times at the Oscars. We get to watch multiple tales of life and violence in the Old West as we follow several characters that will stick with you – a singing gunslinger, a traveling impresario, a prospector, a couple of bounty hunters, a bank robber, and a wagon train.

18. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – 7.88

Based on a book, this teen romantic comedy features Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, and several others. It is only the first book of a series, as a sequel has already been released, and a third movie in the plans. We follow Lara Jean Covey, a high school student who writes letters to the boys she falls for, before hiding the letters in her closet. Once the letters end up with the boys she’d had crushes on, her whole world changes.

19. Okja – 7.87

This is a 2017 movie that is a co-production between South Korea and the United States. The film features Ahn Seo-hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Yoon Je-moon, Choi Woo-shik, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal, and plenty others. The film follows the story of a company that creates a special kind of super pigs, sending out over two dozen of them in different locations of the world. A young girl becomes attached to her pig, Okja, so when the scientists come to get it back, she’s unwilling to let it go. She starts on an adventure to get it back and unmask the corporation for mistreating animals.

20. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – 7.84

Years after Breaking Bad ended, leaving us all with a ton of questions, El Camino was released by Netflix, giving us a glimpse into everything that happened. The movie serves both as a sequel and epilogue to the series, and it features Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Matt Jones, Jonathan Banks, and others. We get to find out how Jesse Pinkman manages to run from his captors, as well as the law, and, ultimately, his past. Critics believe the film gives Breaking Bad fans everything they wanted to know and then som, praising Aaron Paul’s performance as Pinkman.

21. Circus of Books – 7.82

This 2019 documentary is said to be a must-see, especially after winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Sidewalk Film Festival in 2019. The documentary follows Circus of Books, a bookstore and gay porn shop in West Hollywood, California, diving into how it managed to survive over the decades, especially with the rise of the Internet.

22. I Don’t Feel At Home in This World – 7.72

If you feel like watching a movie that will keep you on your toes while also making you laugh, I Don’t Feel At Home in This World is a good start. The movie was released in 2017, and it stars Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy, and Devon Graye. After a woman finds some things had been stolen from her apartment and figuring out the police won’t do much to retrieve them, she goes on an adventure with her to recover the stolen goods. Somehow, she ends up getting kidnapped and involved in a robbery without her will.

23. The Meyerowitz Stories – 7.68

Also released in 2017, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) features Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Adam Driver, Sigourney Weaver, and others. It follows a family who tries to deal with their moody artist father after he falls ill, especially as he learns that his legacy is fading as the art world starts forgetting him.

24. His House – 7.68

Released earlier this year, His House is a horror movie that will keep you on your toes. The film follows a refugee couple from South Sudan who is struggling to adjust after moving to the outskirts of London, especially after losing their daughter at sea. Soon, however, they find they had not managed to leave their past behind and that a spirit is haunting them, demanding the return of something they’ve stolen. It’s a story that will keep you on your toes, with a ton of twists and turns.

25. Gerald’s Game – 7.62

Gerald’s Game is based on the same-named novel by Stephen King. The film was released in 2017, and it’s a psychological horror-thriller like King has accustomed us thus far. The movie tells the story of a married couple who decides to spend the holiday in an isolated house, hoping to spruce up their relationship. As she’s handcuffed to the bed, her husband dies of a heart attack. The movie features, among others, Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, and Carel Struycken.

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