From Seinfeld to Squid Game and from Jane the Virgin to Never Have I Ever, the all-time popular shows on Netflix can never disappoint. So, if you want to revisit nostalgia or want to discover new genres, you won’t leave empty-handed.
While there are hundreds of popular shows on Netflix, some shows are dearer to people than others. Not that the others are any less popular; it all comes down to people’s choices.
Selecting the 30 best shows to watch on Netflix, we have narrowed down the choices for your next binging session.
Set in New York City, the show explores the world of high-profile cases dealt with by Harvey Specter and his assistant, Michael Ross. The legal drama show deals with ethical and moral choices in every episode. Starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick Adams, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman, Suits is an American show that had its run on television from 2011 to 2019.
Sweet Magnolias is an American drama set in South Carolina and revolves around the lives of three friends. It’s a heartwarming show about friendship, relationships, and family, with simplicity in its storytelling. Starring JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliot, and Heather Headley, the show has 3 seasons.
Arcane: League of Legends
In the middle of unrest and chaos, a pair of sisters are forced to take sides and stand against each other. Arcane is action-packed animation with an amazing music score and an intense, fast-paced storyline. Starring voice actors such as Hailee Steinfield, Ella Purnell and Kevin Alejandro, Arcane has only 1 season with 9 episodes.
Alice in Borderland
A thriller with its two seasons out now, Alice in Borderland is about a gamer who has fallen down the rabbit hole when he finds himself in an emptied city of Tokyo. In this science fiction show, the protagonist and his friend have to compete in highly dangerous games for the sake of survival. Starring Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya and Nijiro Murakami, this Japanese show is based on a graphic novel by the same name.
The Dragon Prince
A fantasy animated show, The Dragon Prince is set in Xadia, a magical land where people can channel magic from nature. But after the creation of dark magic, a war is on the verge of breaking out, and three friends unite to stop this. Starring Sasha Rojen, Paula Burrows, and Jack De Sena, The Dragon Prince currently has 4 seasons.
Band of Brothers
Based on true historical events during World War 2, Band of Brothers is a collaborative mini-series between Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The plot follows Major Richards and his team, who was sent on difficult and deadly missions by Easy Company. Starring Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, and Michael Fassbender, the series has a total of 10 episodes.
Never Have I Ever
A comedy-drama show about teenagers battling things like love, friendship, and popularity, Never Have I Ever is one of the best shows on Netflix. Devi, an Indian American, decides to become popular after the tragic loss of her father. Created by Mindy Kaling, the show takes harmless digs on South Asian culture and parenting, making it a hilarious watch. Starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, and Jaren Lewison, the show has five seasons.
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
A true crime drama, Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal, takes place in South Carolina and centers around a rich and elite family of Murdaugh who are brought into the limelight after a girl is found dead after a boating accident. Full of secrets, webs of lies, and trial drama, Murdaugh Murders is one of the best shows on Netflix. Starring Morgan Doughty, Miley Altman, and Connor Cook, the series has 2 seasons out until now.
A spin-off of the historical romance show Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte takes place in two timelines. A young Charlotte who is betrothed to George and an old Queen Charlotte looking for a legitimate heir. Starring India Amarteifio, Adjoa Andoh and Julie Andrews, This historical drama is full of romance, family secrets, and society politics.
On a trip to Scotland with her husband in 1945, Claire is transmigrated back to the 1700s in the middle of a historical rebels of Highlands. To survive amongst them, she is forced to marry a Highlander. Starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, the show has a total of 7 seasons.
Sexual intimacy and questions regarding it often cause embarrassment to teenagers. Sex Education, a British show, addressed this in a comical way and puts teenagers in situations that are relatable to the audience. Starring Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, and Ncuti Gatwa, the show has 4 seasons out now.
One of the most beloved sitcoms, Seinfeld, is available to watch on Netflix. An up-and-coming stand-up comedian, Jerry Seinfeld is the protagonist of the show who is surrounded by his eccentric friends and deals with mundane day-to-day problems. Starring Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jason Alexander, the show has a total of 9 seasons to binge and watch on Netflix.
Tim Burton’s dark comedy is enjoyable and amusing in the show Wednesday, which went viral for its gothic theme and anti-social protagonist. Wednesday Addams, a girl with a melancholic disposition and sarcastic nature, is sent to a boarding school, Nevermore. Starring Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, and Emma Myers, this comedy horror show deals with witchcraft, family secrets, and hidden enemies.
The show Shameless follows the lives of Gallagher family members, especially the 6 siblings who are seemingly abandoned by their family. The siblings all have their personal demons and deal with addiction and crime while trying to support each other. Starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Ethan Cutkosky, this comedy show is perfect to watch for people who like family drama.
The Walking Dead
A zombie apocalypse show, The Walking Dead, is a horror show about a group of survivors trying to defend themselves against the increasing threats of attacking zombies. Set in a society that has its own rules and regulations after the fall of human civilization, survivors must face other survivors in their quest to live. Starring Andrew Lincoln, John Bernthal, and Sarah Wayne Callies, the show has a total of 11 seasons.
The Night Agent
The Night Agent is an action-packed show about an FBI agent who is part of a team of agents called The Night Agent. After the murder of his two fellow agents, he is determined to protect their niece, who is a CEO of cybersecurity tech, and uncover the masks of the mole. Starring Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, and Eve Harlow, The Night Agent is a thriller series with 10 episodes.
The anthropomorphic show BoJack Horseman revolves around the life of BoJack, a former sitcom actor who is dealing with a lack of fame and his complex interpersonal relationship with his rival Mr. Peanutbutter, his ghostwriter Diane Nguyen, and ex-girlfriend Princess Carolyn. Starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, and Alison Brie, the show has 6 seasons.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Created by Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a story about a young woman who has set out to live in New York City to gain independence and a second chance at life. In this comedy-drama, Kimmy is kidnapped at a young age and forced to live in a basement with other captive women for 15 years. After being rescued, Kimmy decided to move to New York and discover what had changed over the years. Starring Ellie Camper, Tituss Burgess, and Carol Kane, the show has 4 seasons.
A science fiction fantasy drama, Stranger Things is a series about a group of teenagers who somehow become a part of a secret experiment being done in the town of Hawkins, Indiana. It is a series about friendship, conspiracy, and the fight against the monsters of parallel upside down. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp, the series has 4 seasons.
Juggling a high-profile career as an ambassador and marriage to a fellow diplomat, Kate Wyler finds herself surrounded by international crises, alliances, and a crumbling marriage. Starring Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell, and David Gyasi, the show has only 1 season out with 8 episodes.
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem
An Israeli show, The Beauty of Jerusalem, is a family drama about the Ermoza family. Due to a family curse, which entails that a woman marrying into the family will be unloved by her husband, which in turn causes a lot of conflict between the family members. Starring Swell Ariel, Michael Aloni, and Hila Saada, this historical series has two seasons.
Better Call Saul
A legal crime drama, Better Call Saul is a spin-off series of Breaking Bad, taking place before the events of Breaking Bad. An ex-con forms an alter-ego and aims to become a good lawyer, but after a lot of ups and downs, he instead becomes a morally questionable one. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Rhea Seehorn, the show has 6 seasons.
Set in the 8th century, the series Norsemen follows the lives of Norwegian Vikings and their daily lives in the village of Norheim. A comedy, Norsemen has multiple protagonists throughout its narration and describes their personal struggles with neighboring villages and rival tribes. Starring Henrik Mestad, Marian Ottesen, and Silje Torp, the series has 3 seasons.
Orange is the New Black
After being incarcerated for being an accomplice to a crime 10 years ago, Piper has to learn how to live a life in a woman’s prison. A dark comedy-drama, Orange is the New Black has an interesting uptake of life in prison with unlikely friendships and everyday drama. Starring Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, and Danielle Brooks, this series has 7 seasons.
It is an anthology series that deals with the future repercussions of using highly intelligent technology. Black Mirror is a science fiction show that has six seasons, each set in a dystopian future where humanity’s dark side is explored.
Cunk on Earth
A mockumentary, Cunk on Earth follows host Philomena Cunk, who invites real-life experts of history and civilizations on her show but asks them questions that are mind-boggling. The show went viral for its comedic approach to serious subjects of facts and for asking absurd questions with a straight face. The real-life experts were real enough to take Cunk’s absurd questions in stride and tried to answer them to the best of their ability, which made the learning of history fun.
It is an American crime drama about a financial advisor who finds himself in deep waters surrounded by Mexican cartels, mafia, and local criminal families of Missouri. Marty, a married man with a family, relocates to Missouri to escape Mexican cartels but instead becomes involved with other criminal gangs. Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner, the series has 4 seasons.
Jane the Virgin
A religious woman, Jane wants to become a writer, but her life takes a surprising turn when she is accidentally given artificial insemination. A parody of Spanish telenovelas and themes of family, friendship, and love, Jane the Virgin is a comedy show with 5 seasons.
From the world of DC superheroes, Justice League is a fantastic animation series based on DC comic books. With the group of superheroes like Batman, Superman, Flash, and Wonder Woman teaming up to protect Earth from criminals from Earth as well as from space, this show recreates the excitement of watching your favorite superhero fight.
A spin-off series after the movie The Karate Kid, the plot follows Jonny Lawrence, the bully who made Daniel LaRusso learn to practice Karate. In the present day, Jonny Lawrence, in his quest to seek redemption, reopens Cobra Kai dojo and faces his past rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. Starring William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, and Xolo Mariduena, this action show has 5 seasons.