The streaming service Netflix has a lot of films, series and documentaries on offer, including many own productions. LISTS FOR YOU shows you the best Netflix series.
The streaming service is now available in over 190 different countries around the world, with more than 130 million users consuming more than 125 million series and films each day.
Particularly popular are the numerous own productions that exist only on Netflix, so-called “Netflix Originals”. The offer is constantly being expanded, and what Netflix series is particularly worthwhile for this is what LISTS FOR YOU has summarized for you in this article.
- The Best Netflix Series: Drama
- The Best Netflix Series: Comedy
- The Best Netflix Series: Horror/Mystery
- The Best Netflix Series: Action
- The Best Netflix Series: Sci-Fi
- The Best Netflix Series: Documentation and Entertainment
- The Best Netflix Series: Animated Sitcom
The Best Netflix Series: Drama
Teenager Otis is still a virgin, and his mother (played by Gillian Anderson) is, to cap it all, a well-known sex therapist. Although Otis is rather shy and awkward, but as he can help a classmate with a sex problem, it brings him an idea. Together with the rebellious Maeve, Otis founds a secret sex therapy practice at his school.
Orange Is The New Black
Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) was convicted of a 10-year-old offense and has been sent to a women’s prison for 15 months for transporting money with her then-threatening girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon). “Orange Is The New Black” is a mix of drama and comedy, about a group of women who spend their time in Litchfield Prison for a variety of reasons.
America in 1979: The two FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench are part of the “Elite Serial Crime Unit”. And they interview detained serial killers to learn more about their psyche. But of course, to solve murder cases. But the search for answers is brutal, consuming and ominous. The Netflix series is a mix of drama, thriller and thriller. David Fincher (“Se7en”, “Fight Club”) is executive producer and has also made several episodes. “Mindhunter” is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.
Canberra in Australia is a seemingly quiet city, but that’s all facades. Instead, it is a swamp of lies, loyalties, and opportunism. Harriet Dunkley is gradually uncovering the truth about Canberra and tracking down a conspiracy. But this not only endangers her career, the freedom of every Australian is at stake.
An African-American teenager is critically injured in a driver-missing accident and dies from his injuries. The police now want to investigate and uncover the case, but at the same time trying to cover up the incident. The series shows the impact of the boy’s loss on the lives of the New Jersey family and community.
Three teenagers from the working class make it to the exclusive private school “Las Encinas” in Spain, after their old school was destroyed by an earthquake. Of course, the rich students do not like it and soon it comes to the first murder victim. Now the search for the killer starts.
Joe Goldberg is a bookstore manager and a scary stalker. And he knows his way around the internet, an explosive combination. Because he wants to use his cyber knowledge to make sure that the woman of his dreams falls in love with him. Whether his perverted and perfidious plan will work out, or does Joe Goldberg fly up at the end as he deserves? “You: You’ll love me” on Netflix answers these and other questions.
Canada, 1840: The inconspicuous Grace Marks is an immigrant from Ireland and works as a maid in her new home. When she is convicted of a brutal murder, she turns that into a doctor’s obsession. The series is based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.
Martin, Marty ‘Byrde (Jason Bateman) is a financial advisor from Chicago. When his dealings with a drug cartel run differently than planned, he secretly moves with his family to rural Ozark in Missouri. He promises the drug bosses to wash eight million dollars for them if nothing happens to his family in return. However, when he arrives in Ozark, he soon realizes that he is not the only one with criminal business.
Drug boss Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura) is the focus of this Netflix series. “Narcos” shows the life stories of drug barons in the late 1980s and the efforts of law enforcement agencies to put them behind bars. The viewer gets a detailed picture of how different interest groups (politics, justice, military, civilians) want to control cocaine.
13 Reasons Why (Dead girls do not lie)
Teenager Clay Jensen comes home from school one day and finds a box on the porch containing seven audiocassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, former swarm and classmate of Clay. Hannah committed suicide and on the tapes she tells her 13 reasons behind the suicide.
Anne With An E
The series is based on the classic novel by L.M. Montgomery and tells the story of Anne, an orphan in the 19th century. At the farm Green Gables on the island Prince Edward Island she begins her new life.
House Of Cards
Kevin Spacey plays Francis Underwood, a power-hungry politician who is ruthless and sneaky. Together with his wife Claire (Robin Wright), who is no less ambitious, Francis tries everything to advance his seizure of power.
The Rayburn family lives in the Florida Keys and is highly regarded. But when the brother, the black sheep, returns, old wounds are torn open and secrets are brought to light.
This Netflix series tells the adventures of the famous explorer Marco Polo and is set in Mongolai in the 13th century.
In Belfast, Northern Ireland, Stella Gibson works as a Detective Superindentent. Here she deals with Morfällen, which are uncleared for more than 28 days. When a serial killer gets around, the local police must work with Stella Gibson to hunt down the culprit.
The Get Down
“The Get Down” is a Dramedy series with musical elements that plays in the Bronx of the 70s. The series revolves around a group of wild teenagers on the streets of New York.
Sacred Games (The Godfather of Bombay)
This Netflix series takes place in Mumbai and sheds light on the dark side of India’s economic recovery. Because this is a complex network of crime, corruption, politics and espionage.
World history returns to our screens with the American-British drama series “The Crown” and tells the story of the British royal family. This begins with the 25-year-old Elizabeth II shortly before her coronation. The relationship with the then Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and the decline of the British Empire play a central role.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (A series of sad events)
Neil Patrick Harris celebrates his serial comeback as nasty Count Olaf: Based on the bestselling book series by Lemony Snicket, the series tells of the tragic fate of three sibling orphans, whose guardian Count Olaf wants to come to the family fortune of the children. With a lot of cunning and treachery, the children must always be one step ahead of Olaf and get behind the secret of the mysterious demise of their parents.
The Best Netflix Series: Comedy
Russian Doll (Matrjoschka)
“And every day the marmot greets us differently”: Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne) is hit by a car on her way home on the evening of her birthday party and dies. Since then, she relives the same day again and again and every time dies from another accident. In search of the cause of this time warp, Nadia soon finds out that she is not alone: Alan, too, is trapped in his own time warp and has to go through the worst day of his life again and again.
The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin play the lead roles in this comedy series on Netflix by Chuck Lorre. Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) is an aging actor who has found a new appointment as an acting coach. Together with his agent Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin), whose wife has recently died of cancer, he relives the ups and downs of aging in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.
Oregon, in 1996: The A / V club of a high school meets the drama club. Together, the outsiders experience a coming-of-age story.
Three suburban mothers with financial problems grasp the ultimate plan: they want to attack the local supermarket. Not only are they hoping for an end to their financial problems, they are also firmly convinced that they will regain their independence through this coup.
The End Of The F***ing World
James, 17, is firmly convinced that he is a psychopath. Alissa is also 17, she is the new at school and a moody person. Together they go on a road trip to find their biological father.
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell
Christine McConnell lives in a house with a werewolf, a mummified sphynx cat, and other lovable creatures, cooking and baking terrible-looking dishes that actually taste delicious and created with great attention to detail. A mix of cook show, Addams Family and Muppets.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) lived 15 years of her life in an underground bunker, as she was told by a priest, the world had gone down. When she is released from the doomsday bunker by the police, Kimmy decides to move to New York and start all over again.
Sam is 18 years old and has autism. At one of his regular sessions with his psychologist, he decides that it’s time to find a girlfriend. His mother, however, does not find Sam’s plan so good and is afraid that her son will seek more independence. She begins her own journey to self-discovery.
Master Of None
Comedian Aziz Ansari (“Parks And Recreation”) is the screenwriter, director and lead actor in this Netflix series: “Master Of None” is about the professional and personal life of 30-year-old Dev, a New York-based actor who has no idea what he should actually do with his life. Ansari takes up a lot of personal experiences from his own life in the series, but also treats current topics, which makes “Master Of None” a particularly ambitious series that has rightly been showered with praise.
You Me Her
They seem to lead the perfect life in an American suburb, but their sex life unfortunately fell by the wayside with the Trakarsky couple. To spice up their sex life, they seek help from the call girl Izzy. What no one has expected: They fall in love and a polyamorous relationship develops. What will the friends and neighbors of the couple Trakarsky say about that? Outside of the US and Canada, Netflix has exclusive rights to the comedy series.
The new series of “Orange Is The New Black” Makers: “GLOW”, set in Los Angeles in the 1980s, tells the story of unemployed actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), who lands a gig on a series on women’s wrestling and now wants to fulfill their dreams. “GLOW” stands for “Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling” and the series is based on true events.
Dear White People
In a predominantly white elite university in the US, racial conflicts are always simmering just below the surface. “Dear White People” is a funny parody and ends where the same-named film from 2014 ended. A group of African American students from Winchester University has to deal with the multi-faceted world of social injustice, cultural benefits, political correctness and other issues.
The year 2006: 23-year-old Sophia lives in San Francisco, is a rebel and does not really know what to do with her life. One thing is certain, however: to become an adult and to live a “normal” and boring life. Since Sophia has always had a weakness for vintage clothing, one day she comes up with the brilliant idea: She opens her own eBay online shop. But to be her own boss is not that easy …
Santa Clarita Diet
The married couple Sheila and Joel Hammond (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) lead a happy life: They work as real estate agents in sunny Santa Clarita, California. One day, however, her perfect world takes a dark turn: Sheila dies. But she does not stay dead, instead she turns into a zombie who is hungry. Hunger for human flesh …
The series around the Bluth family ran on the US broadcaster Fox, but after the series was discontinued there after the third season, Netflix has secured the rights to “Arrested Development”.
This is what it’s about: The affluent Bluth family, known for their extravagant lifestyle, is in a personal and financial crisis after family leader George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tembor) was arrested for fraud and imprisoned. Now it is up to Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) to bring the family out of the crisis as he is the only sensible person in the family. But actually, Michael does not want to know about his family and instead leads a quiet life with his son George Michael (Michael Cera) without the intrigues and manipulations of his family.
This “mockumentary”, disguised as a documentary, deals with pranks at American schools and dubs real crime documentaries like “Making A Murderer”. In the first season cars were graced with penis graffiti, in season 2 hunts the “Turd Burglar” mischief.
“Love” is a funny portrait of modern relationships, with the couple Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) at the center. Together they experience joys, humiliations and other inescapable things in their love and relationship life. “Love” was written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust.
Grace And Frankie
When Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) discover that their husbands are homosexual and have been having an affair with each other for 20 years, the lives of the two older ladies are upside down. But shared suffering is half suffering – and together Grace and Frankie are looking into an uncertain future, discovering a new definition of the word “family” and experiencing one or the other emotional fluctuation.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
At the end of “Wet Hot American Summer”, the 2001 comedy that started it all, the gang of “Camp Firewood” made a promise: In ten years they want to reunite for the big reunion. And that’s what Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is about: The year is 1991 and our camp friends are seeing each other for the first time in ten years. Much has changed and some of the friends have also diverge. However, when a new threat threatens the camp, they all hold together to save Camp Firewood.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp
This delightfully stupid mini-series tells the story of the 2001 movie “Wet Hot American Summer” and is a parody of all the bad teen sex comedies that are enjoying great popularity among younger audiences. Set up in 1981, the Netflix series tells the story of “Camp Firewood” in America. With Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and more.
Will Arnett plays Chip, a self-proclaimed self-help guru from California whose life is made up of lies and other half-truths. When Chip falls in love with the object of the desire of his best friend one day, his life threatens to fall apart. Shortly after, he realizes that he can use his own help to stay one step ahead of his lies.
In “The Ranch,” former football professional Colt (Ashton Kutcher) moves back to his parents’ house after 15 years to lead the family ranch business in Colorado, where his mother is, with his brother Jameson (Danny Masterson) and his father Beau (Sam Elliott) Maggie (Debra Winger) leads a well-known bar.
Haters Back Off
American comedian Colleen Ballinger created the fictional Miranda Sings and made her a YouTube star. Now Netflix took up the stupid-funny character and gave Miranda Sings her own series.
After a mental breakdown, the stand-up comedian and actress Maria Bamford (played by herself) moves back to Los Angeles. Bamford is suffering from bipolar disorder and is now trying to rebuild her life. The story is told through retrospectives and is based in part on Bamford’s own life and illness.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
The story of the lively Lorelai and her clever daughter Rory is recounted. The sequel contains four 90-minute episodes each in the spring, summer, fall and winter of each year. In the remake of this “Dramedy” series in addition to the two leading actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel also play Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena.
Trailer Park Boys
The Canadian mockumentary sheds light on the lives of a group of men at the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. There, the ex-criminals are doing crooked business together. Until the seventh season, the series ran on Showcase. In 2014, she finally reopened Netflix.
The series accompanies a group of friends as they lead a normal life in Chicago, but are often confronted with the chaos of everyday life: from love and sex to technology and culture.
The TV series Channel 4, originally released in England, was purchased by Netflix, and a second season was released on November 14, 2016. Dylan was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease and must now contact any women he has ever had sex with to inform her that he has chlamydiosis.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Detective Dirk and his assistant Todd are quite haphazard, but together they have written themselves on the flag to solve mysterious and supernatural cases. The series is based on the eponymous book by Douglas Adams.
The Best Netflix Series: Horror / Mystery
Korea in the Middle Ages of the Joseon Dynasty: A kingdom is plagued by famine and corruption and the rumor is circulating that the king has long since died from a mysterious illness. To make matters worse, a plague breaks out, turning people into meat-hungry zombies, who hide in the dark during the day and only go hunting at night. Crown Prince Chang, himself a victim of corruption, is embarking on a dangerous journey with his loyal bodyguard Muyeong to uncover the truth and save people from the ever-expanding zombie disease.
The Haunting Of Hill House
Two siblings grew up as children in a house that is now considered one of the most famous haunted houses in the country. Now, years later, they have to confront the demons and ghosts of the past and return to their homes. Of course it still haunts there.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
Shortly before her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina has to choose between the world of witches and the human world. And thus between her family and her friends.
The first German Netflix series has already received a lot of attention in advance and the hope is great that Netflix can land the big hit with “Dark”. Four families are in the middle of this mystery thriller: Two children have disappeared and the search for the lost children goes back to the years 1986 and 1953.
Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) is a young mother with violent tendencies. One day, apparently, she stabs a stranger for no apparent reason. Compassionate detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) takes on the matter and investigates the most mysterious case.
By the way: “The Sinner” is an American TV series, which was produced by the station “USA Network”. However, Netflix has secured international rights and therefore calls the series “Netflix Original”.
When a teenage girl is brutally killed, it triggers a hunt for the offender. But in the city of Hemlock Grove in Pennsylvania, everyone hides a secret and that does not make it easy to find the killer.
A little boy disappears without a trace and mysterious things happen in a small town in Indiana in 1983: secret experiments, supernatural powers and a strange little girl. The mother (Winona Ryder) of the lost boy literally has to go through hell to find her son.
The blind prairie was gone for seven years without a trace. When she reappears one day, it’s not just scars that adorn her back, she suddenly sees herself again and calls herself “The OA”. However, she does not want to tell the FBI and her adoptive parents where she spent the past seven years and how she regained her sight. Instead, she turns to five people from her city: not only does she entrust her secrets to them, they also want to save other people in a situation similar to that of prairie.
The Best Netflix Series: Action
Frank Castle is an ex-Marine whose family was brutally killed. Since then, he has taken the law into his own hands and as a punisher he is responsible for self-justice. Back in New York, he picks up the ground and reveals a plot. Although Frank Castle is actually a lone fighter, he involuntarily gets help from hacker David Lieberman aka “Micro,” who soon becomes his closest ally.
The American West in the 1880s: Frank Griffin is a bandit who chases his former partner Roy Goode, who has now degenerated into his enemy. Roy hides in a farm. The search for him leads Frank to La Belle in New Mexico, a city that is almost entirely inhabited by women.
Unlike the cinematic implementations of Marvel’s comic books, “Daredevil” is not a family-friendly and serene series, but grim, brutal, and dirty. Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox) has been blind since childhood when he got chemicals in his eyes in an accident. But his other senses are all the harsher and in Hell’s Kitchen in New York, he fights against the crime. During the day as a lawyer with his longtime friend Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and his assistant Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), at night as a lonely crime fighter Daredevil.
Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has supernatural powers and a dark past. After her short life as a super heroine has come to a tragic end, she dares a fresh start as a private investigator in New York City.
The Best Netflix series: Sci-Fi
In this Netflix mini-series by Patrick Somerville and Cary Joji Fukunaga, two strangers (Jonah Hill and Emma Stone) meet as they take part in a pharmaceutical trial and test a new drug that is said to eliminate all humanity’s problems. You are assured that there are no complications or side effects, but of course everything is different than planned. During the study, seemingly hidden parts of Owen’s and Annie’s memory are brought to light and their dreams and subconscious are blended together. And then there is also the artificial intelligence of the test computer “GRTA”, which has developed its own consciousness and wants to destroy the test program … Ten-part mini-series.
This “Netflix Original” is based on the novel of the same name by the author Richard K. Morgan and plays more than 300 years in the San Francisco of the future. Bodies are only covers, so-called “sleeves”, which can be exchanged as the mood takes you. Everything that makes up humans is stored in a chip that is implanted in every person in the spine in the neck at the age of one year. Takeshi Kovacs is a soldier whose chip (also called “stack”) was implanted in the body of a disgraced policeman. For the rich and over 900 years old Laurens Bancroft he should find out who killed him. Bancroft makes regular backups of himself, but was shot dead hours before his next backup and now wants to know who’s behind it. Although the police are suicidal, Bancroft does not believe in it. Kovacs should get to the bottom of the truth.
Star Trek: Discovery
The latest series from the “Star Trek” universe takes place ten years before the events of the first “Star Trek” series from 1966, which was originally called “Raumschiff Enterprise” in Germany. The new series is all about the spacecraft USS Discovery and its crew, traveling through space to discover new life forms and planets.
Eight strangers living in different cultures and countries suddenly become mentally and emotionally connected. But soon they are pursued by a group of unknown people who see them as a threat to the world. Only together, they can be strong and so the eight must use their newfound skills to fight against the unknown danger. The series of siblings Lilly and Lana Wachowski (“The Matrix”) is very lavishly produced and filmed all over the world.
In this gloomy thriller, the world is divided into two classes: progress and devastation. People get the chance to make it to the “better side”, but only three percent of candidates succeed.
“Black Mirror” deals with the dark side of technology and the negative impact that technology can have on our lives. Technology is compared in this series by creator Charlie Brooker with a drug in which the side effects can have fatal consequences. Netflix has taken over the British Channel 4 series.
Lost In Space
The series is the remake of the eponymous science fiction hit from the 60s and tells the story of the Robinson family, which has to leave the course in space, find its way home and fight for survival.
The Best Netflix Series: Documentation and Entertainment
The Defiant Ones
In this four-part documentary series, the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre illuminated more exactly. One is the son of a dock worker, the other comes directly from Compton. But together they have triggered a chain of changes in pop culture.
Bryan Fogel’s goal is to expose the truth about doping in sport. But when he happens to meet a Russian scientist, his personal story turns into a multi-faceted geopolitical thriller. It’s about dirty urine, unexplained deaths and the biggest sports scandal.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
David Letterman is back on Netflix with a new talk show. Here he asks people who he finds interesting for an interview. Monthly, there are new episodes and the prelude Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America. Other guests include George Clooney and Malala Yousafzai.
It always looks so easy when in cooking and cooking shows any star chefs create the most elaborate food creations. But what happens when ordinary people, whose baking and cooking are more of a hobby, have to conjure up sudden masterpieces like this? That’s exactly what “Nailed It!” Wants to find out in this entertainment show on Netflix. And the winner will win $ 10,000 in each episode.
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On
Porn and the sex industry have long arrived in everyday life, but how do people deal with it? This Netflix documentary highlights just that and introduces in each episode other people whose lives are influenced by the Internet and porn – whether as a creator, consumer, or both.
Chef David Chang travels around the world with writers, cooks, activists, and artists who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural walls, clarify misunderstandings, and discover commonalities.
Making A Murderer
Filmed over a period of ten years, this Netflix series tells the true story of Steven Avery, who was unjustly convicted and released from prison after relieving DNA results. While trying to convince the public of the alleged corruption of the law enforcement agency, he suddenly returns to the limelight when he becomes the prime suspect in a new murder case. The documentary series takes place in America and gives viewers interesting insights into a controversial criminal case in which nothing is as it seems.
Six famous chefs open their kitchen and give an insight into their life and work. Each episode focuses on a different cook and deals with individual life views, talents and passions.
Author Michael Pollan researches the preparation of meals. He travels to various regions of the world and asks people about their personal importance of food. He takes a critical view of the consumption of finished products in Western society. Pollan bakes, bakes and stews on his own and documents how independent cooking changes his perception of food and its importance in the world.
Last Chance U
The documentary shows a young football team at a community college in Mississippi and how it trains for the NFL. The focus is not only on the fight in the field, but also on the personal problems of the individual player.
Best Netflix Series: Animated Sitcom
In the animated show for adults, we meet the former star of the fictional 90s sitcom “Horsin ‘Around”, BoJack Horseman. Today, 20 years later, BoJack Horseman is a star in Hollywood who complains about everything and everyone.
This animated series is about the worst and underqualified police officers imaginable. Instead of friend and helper, they stand in the way of themselves and the city they are supposed to protect, allowing themselves one mistake after another.
F Is For Family
In “F Is For Family” the world is still in order. The authors Bill Burr and Michael Price throw an ironic look back to the 1970s, where “children were still running wild, beer was flowing freely and nothing between a man and his TV came.” At the Murphy family, we witness how things were supposed to happen back then.
No teens are safe from the problems of puberty, and “Big Mouth” is a funny way of telling the day-to-day madness of a group of adolescent teens in suburban New York. When the hormones go crazy, every day becomes a challenge.
The new series of “Simpsons” pro Matt Groening is all about the Middle Ages, dragons, a princess who loves beer and other spirits, elves and other mythical creatures.