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

Looking for the best shows on Netflix? Look no further, because Rotten Tomatoes has put together a list of the 100 best original Netflix series available to watch right now, ranked according to the Tomatometer. To keep the list fresh with the best Netflix series to watch, the series featured here are currently in production, have been renewed for further seasons, or aired their final episode recently (within the last year or two, so people can still discover them after they’ve ended).

The most popular shows ranking on our guide to the best-reviewed on Netflix include Stranger Things (which aired its fourth season in 2022), phenom Squid Game (which will air its second season in 2023 or 2024), video game curse-breaking adaptations (Arcane: League of LegendsThe WitcherCyberpunk: Edgerunners), crime dramas (Ozark and Peaky Blinders, which both concluded in April 2022), royal stories (Bridgerton, The Crown), and diverse genre works like Black Mirror, The Sandman, Cobra Kai, and Love, Death + Robots. We’re including only series with at least 10 critics reviews, and for series with the same Tomatometer scores, we list the ones with the most critics reviews first.

Most recently we’ve updated with 1899 (the latest mystery from the creators of Dark), the record-smashing Wednesday, and Elite, which just had its Season 6 premire.

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)

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

Heartstopper (2022)

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

Aggretsuko (2018)

Synopsis: Retsuko is a 25-year-old red panda who is growing increasingly frustrated with her job in the accounting department of a... [More]
Directed By: Rarecho, Taro Goto

Dash & Lily (2020)

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

Mo (2022)

Synopsis: Mo Najjar straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a ton of foolishness as a Palestinian refugee constantly... [More]

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

Synopsis: Kipo, a sheltered girl, gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to the surface, far... [More]

The Dragon Prince (2018)

Synopsis: In the magical land of Xadia, magic comes from six primal sources: the sun, moon, stars, sky, earth and ocean.... [More]
Directed By: Giancarlo Volpe

Blood of Zeus (2020)

Synopsis: Chronicles the illegitimate son of Zeus, a young man tasked with saving heaven and earth despite the interference of a... [More]

Maya and the Three (2021)

Synopsis: A spirited princess with the heart of a warrior embarks on a mission to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save... [More]

Synopsis: A street kid tries to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future; with everything to lose,... [More]
Directed By: Hiroyuki Imaishi

The Order (2019)

Synopsis: When Belgrave University student Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society, the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, he is... [More]

Hilda (2018)

Synopsis: Hilda, a fearless blue-haired girl, travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to a bustling city packed with... [More]
Directed By: Kurt Mueller, Andy Coyle

Katla (2021)

Synopsis: The catastrophic eruption of sub-glacial volcano Katla turns a nearby community's world upside down as mysteries begin to emerge from... [More]

Big Mouth (2017)

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

Derry Girls (2018)

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the Northern Ireland Troubles, this comedy series follows a group of friends as they navigate... [More]

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

Special (2019)

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

Russian Doll (2019)

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

Lupin (2021)

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

Sweet Tooth (2021)

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

Hellbound (2021)

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

Kingdom (2019)

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

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

The Queen's Gambit (2020)

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

Unorthodox (2020)

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

Gentefied (2020)

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

Cobra Kai (2018)

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

Sex Education (2019)

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

Dark (2017)

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

Squid Game (2021)

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

Top Boy (2011)

Synopsis: This drama takes viewers into the housing estates of East London. There is tension between the drug gangs that operate... [More]
Directed By: Yann Demange

Master of None (2015)

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

Castlevania (2017)

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

Maid (2021)

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

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

Homemade (2020)

Synopsis: A collection of short films created by filmmakers confined to their homes as the result of the COVID-19 outbreak.... [More]

Never Have I Ever (2020)

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

Peaky Blinders (2013)

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

The Kominsky Method (2018)

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

On My Block (2018)

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

Elite (2018)

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

Yasuke (2021)

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

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

Lost Ollie (2022)

Synopsis: A toy goes in search of the boy who lost him.... [More]

Stranger Things (2016)

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

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

Synopsis: An anthology of sinister stories told by revered horror creators.... [More]

Criminal: UK (2019)

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

Synopsis: Teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar must band together to survive when dinosaurs wreak... [More]

Sky rojo (2021)

Synopsis: On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a frantic journey in search of freedom.... [More]

Stay Close (2021)

Synopsis: The lives of a photojournalist, a soccer mom and a homicide detective are impacted by a terrible event from the... [More]

From Scratch (2022)

Synopsis: An American woman loves and loses a Sicilian man she meets in Italy.... [More]

Tribes of Europa (2021)

Synopsis: In 2070, three siblings set out to change the fate of Europe after a global catastrophe fractures it into countless... [More]

You (2018)

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

Raising Dion (2019)

Synopsis: A single mother must hide her young son's superpowers to protect him from exploitation while investigating their origins and her... [More]

The Midnight Gospel (2020)

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

Grace and Frankie (2016)

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

Vikings: Valhalla (2022)

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

Human Resources (2022)

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

Black Summer (2019)

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

Dear White People (2017)

Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, this Netflix-original series follows a group of students of color at... [More]

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

Shadow and Bone (2021)

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

Delhi Crime (2019)

Synopsis: DCP Vartika Chaturvedi leads a team that investigates headline-grabbing Delhi crimes, including rapes and murder sprees.... [More]

Atypical (2017)

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

The Midnight Club (2022)

Synopsis: At a manor with a mysterious history, eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell... [More]

All of Us Are Dead (2022)

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

The Crown (2016)

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

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

Dead to Me (2019)

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

The Sandman (2022)

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

Midnight Mass (2021)

Synopsis: The arrival of a charismatic priest brings miracles, mysteries and renewed religious fervor to a dying town.... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

The Chair (2021)

Synopsis: The trials and tribulations of an English department chair at a major university.... [More]

Archive 81 (2022)

Synopsis: An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes and gets pulled into a mystery involving the missing director and a... [More]

Synopsis: This collection of animated short stories spans several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. World-class animation creators bring... [More]

Black Mirror (2011)

Synopsis: Featuring stand-alone dramas -- sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales that explore techno-paranoia -- "Black Mirror" is a contemporary reworking of "The... [More]

Warrior Nun (2020)

Synopsis: A young woman wakes up in a morgue with inexplicable powers and gets caught up in a battle between good... [More]

Virgin River (2019)

Synopsis: Seeking a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from Los Angeles to a remote Northern California town and is surprised... [More]

Hit & Run (2021)

Synopsis: A man searching for the truth behind his wife's death becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and... [More]

Synopsis: This adaptation of the "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the... [More]

Ozark (2017)

Synopsis: Created by Bill Dubuque ("The Accountant," "The Judge"), this drama series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner... [More]

Bridgerton (2020)

Synopsis: Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto... [More]

The Witcher (2019)

Synopsis: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove... [More]

The Irregulars (2021)

Synopsis: Misfits investigate a series of supernatural crimes in Victorian London for Dr. Watson and his shadowy associate, Sherlock Holmes.... [More]

Synopsis: An exploration of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's high school years and experiences that led him to become an activist.... [More]

The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)

Synopsis: Idealistic lawyer Mickey Haller runs practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on cases big and... [More]

1899 (2022)

Synopsis: Immigrants on a steamship traveling from London to New York get caught up in a mysterious riddle after finding a... [More]

Synopsis: Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea, trapping hostages inside; the police must stop the thieves as well as... [More]
Directed By: Kim Hong-seon, Álex Pina

Inside Job (2021)

Synopsis: Anti-social genius Reagan Ridley and her dysfunctional team work to hide the world's conspiracies.... [More]

Synopsis: A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early '90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole... [More]
Directed By: Nick Antosca, Lenore Zion

Outer Banks (2020)

Synopsis: A teenager enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance.... [More]

Murderville (2022)

Synopsis: Terry Seattle and his guest celebrity partner improvise their way through a scripted murder investigation without the script.... [More]

Uncoupled (2022)

Synopsis: A man has had his life turned upside down after his partner walks out on him after 17 years.... [More]

Bonding (2019)

Synopsis: Tiff is a grad student in New York City who is moonlighting as a dominatrix. For Tiff, her sexually explicit... [More]

The Silent Sea (2021)

Synopsis: During a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon, space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped... [More]

Wednesday (2022)

Synopsis: While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree and solve the... [More]

After Life (2019)

Synopsis: Tony had a perfect life -- until his wife Lisa died. After that tragic event, the formerly nice guy changed.... [More]

Man vs. Bee (2022)

Synopsis: A homeless man looking for work is mistaken by a business woman for her new house sitter; hi-jinks ensue as... [More]
Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Synopsis: After Kaiju ravage Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, characters and allies.... [More]
Directed By: Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson

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