Netflix has almost 196 million paid subscribers worldwide and most of those are based in the United States, and the U.S. subscriber base comprises 73 million paid subscribers. Needless to say that Netflix has become a major source of entertainment and has quite understood the preferences of the audience. More and more original series are being released every month and the pool of entertainment is updated often. To get you right in the spirit of holidays and the never-ending binge-watch Netflix sessions, we have compiled a list of the top Netflix shows that you can enjoy endlessly.
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1. The haunting of hill house (2018 – present)
Genre: Supernatural, Horror, Drama
For horror show fanatics, this series is the best go-to option on Netflix. By the looks of it, the series would progress becoming an anthology as its successor show ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ has also hit the Netflix screens. The ‘Hill House’ series is about a family going back to their old house trying to remember the events that led them to move out of there and has genuinely horror bits sending chills to the spine.
2. The Crown (2016 – present)
Genre: History, Drama
With the release of the fourth season, ‘The Crown’ has gathered a lot of attention across the globe on account of its spotlight on Princess Diana’s life. This British prestige drama is a huge budget depiction of the life of Queen Elizabeth II and has taken the right set of graces to heights. If you are into world history or even just the Royal family, this season is not to miss.
3. The Queen’s Gambit (2023)
Genre: Period drama
The latest miniseries of Netflix, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ has seven episodes and with each one, you see the progression that sometimes cannot be gripped after years and many seasons. The brilliant plot and up-top direction with some amazing performances and the inclusion of the game, chess, has made this show one of the most praised shows on Netflix.
4. Schitt’s Creek (2015 – 2023)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Satire
This Canadian sitcom is everything right with the world. 2023 Emmy Awards winner, Schitt’s Creek is the story of a family that is defrauded by its business manager, loses all the fortune, and has to move to a small town. The show has a special warmth to it which can very well be felt by the audiences. The humor, the acting, the costumes, the writing, everything is delightful, setting the bar of comedy to another high.
5. The Good Place (2016 – 2023)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Dystopia, Philosophical Fiction
This comedy fantasy show shares an exceptional storyline with a view of what the afterlife looks like. The unexpected twists and crazy characterization of the leads, Eleanor, Tahani, Chidi, and Jason keep you hooked to the end. For comedy of goodness and creativity, this is a season worth binge-watching.
6. The Umbrella Academy (2019 – present)
Genre: Drama, Action, Black Comedy, Science Fiction
Netflix has stepped into the major leagues with the release of this super great science fiction, superhero show. The Umbrella Academy is about super driven siblings, with uncanny powers, who are reunited after their adoptive father gets murdered. The premise is taken further with the highs and lows they face together and try to hold off a probable apocalypse.
7. The Last Dance (2023)
Genre: Documentary, Sports
One of the best and biggest sports documentaries made this year, The Last Dance gives you access to unseen footage focusing on the career of Michael Jordan especially the bit from final season 1997-98 playing for the Chicago Bulls. We see the commentary and opinions of how the team went forward by Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Jordan himself.
8. Dark (2017 – 2023)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction, Tragedy
True to its name, this German series is quite dark and dense, keeps you enthralled throughout. Dark is brilliant, well-written, and takes you on a journey to explore the dimensions you never knew existed. Watching this show is a guaranteed workout session for your brain, so better go for it now!
9. New Girl (2011 – 2018)
Genre: Sitcom, Comedy
A new take on friendship makes New Girl a perfect binge-watching session. The show circles the lives of a girl who moves in with three friends after her boyfriend is caught cheating on her. Many star celebrities like Megan Fox grace the screens once in a while. For people who want to watch light and fun stuff, this is the best option.
10. The Witcher (2019 – present)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
If the last season of Game of Thrones left you hanging, this should be your go-to series. Henry Cavill playing a monster hunter gives you the essence of what such alternate realities might look like. The twisted endings at the end of each episode are a treat and treasure to keep you hooked.
11. Queer Eye (2018 – present)
Genre: Reality television
A show bringing the best out of everyone and sharing the moments that are cherishable for people of all ages, Queer Eye is a reality show that remakes people by inducing a sense of self-respect and self-love in them with the help of five coolest and talented guys.
12. American Crime Story (2016 – present)
Genre: Crime, True Story, Anthology
This is one of the best shows on Netflix and is about the true crime stories that took a lot of attention in America. Two cases are discussed in all the nitty-gritty details and the clips are often real in the series. The first one is called The People vs OJ Simpson and the second is The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
13. Money Heist (2017 – 2023)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
La Casa de Papel in Spanish and Money Heist in English, this show has touched the heights of brilliancy in its execution. The thrilling heist featuring drama keeps you on your toes throughout the watch and has become one of the most-watched and appreciated international language shows on Netflix.
14. Sex Education (2019 – present)
Genre: Sex comedy, Teen drama
This British comedy is about parents, teachers and the link in between, the students of Moordale Secondary School. The heartwarming and empathetic show explores current and relevant issues like gender, sexual identity, and relationships.
15. Mindhunter (2017 – present)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Mindhunter is the epitome of thrill and crime manufactured by the great mind, David Fincher. Set in the 70s and 80s, it is about the life of an FBI agent who interviews serial killers and encounters some gruesome details about their crimes and personalities.
16. Stranger Things (2016 – present)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama
Stranger Things is an homage to the 1980s and revolves around a missing person, a science lab, and a group of friends. The creeping fear of what’s going to happen next keeps you engaged at all levels.
17. Breaking Bad (2008 – present)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Full-on binge watching drama series, Breaking Bad is as addictive as it can be. The plot is simply about a teacher, who finds out about his cancer, who tries to fight off his medical debts by getting into the meth-making business. Ultimate crime and thriller show!
18. Community (2009 – 2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sitcom
What starts as a fun group of misfit students trying to make their way in a community college, goes off to become an eerie and exciting reference to pop culture and futuristic approach. A must watch comedy series for all those who enjoy comedy, pop culture, movies, and education.