Best limited series to watch on Netflix

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Many of us lack the patience to sit for long hours and watch tens of episodes and sometimes wait for months and even years together for another season.

For such people who are always trying to catch up on time and still get their daily dose of entertainment, limited series can be a great option, especially when you are looking for something great to watch on the go.

Here is a list of the best limited series to watch on Netflix right away.

Inventing Anna:

Inventing Anna | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cast: Julia Garner(Anna Delvey), Anna Chlumsky(Vivian Kent), Laverne Coz(Kacy Duke)

Director: Shonda Rhimes

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Number of Episodes: 9

Journalist is known to be the Jack of all trades and even master of all as they tend to pick on skills really quickly. In this series, a journalist wants to investigate the case of Anna Delvey, a woman who has scammed many people in love. Her job is to be an Instagram sensation, win hearts, and then win their bank balance over. Watch the investigation unfold in this miniseries.


MAID | Official Teaser | Netflix

Cast: Margaret Qualley(Alex), Andie MacDowell(Paula Langley), Nick Robinson(Sean Boyd) and more

Director: Molly Smith Metzler

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Number of Episodes: 10

A mother’s love can take her to any extent in order to fend for her children. Meet Alex, a single mother who takes up small menial jobs like housecleaning and being a maid as she runs with her toddler, makes money to survive, overcomes homelessness, runs away from an abusive partner, and makes a better world for her children.

The Innocent:

The Innocent | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cast: Mario Casas(Mateo Vidal), Aura Garrido(Olivia Costa), Jose Coronado(Teo) and more

Director: Oriol Paulo

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Number of Episodes: 8

For a limited series originally in Spanish, it has been watched in its dubbed English version the most and has been a part of the trending list on Netflix many times. It follows the story of a man who ends up killing someone accidentally and then gets associated with the dark world of murder. The way this thriller unfolds, where he is trying to find his identity, the love, passion, freedom, and the strength to move on from this incident, there is a phone call that brings back all the memories and forces him to live it again. And now he has to prove that he is innocent.


Clickbait | Official Teaser | Netflix

Cast: Zoe Kazan(Pia Brewer), Adrian Grenier(Nick Brewer), Phoenix Raei(Roshan Amiri) and many more

Director: Sophia Cacciola

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Number of Episodes: 8

How many times do we hear the term clickbait? Do not click on this particular headline or link. It might be fake or portray itself as something and might turn out to be something else as a way of luring people to click and get likes or subscribers or just mere views.

Something similar happens with Nick, who is a family man and seems to have a perfect life. He has a good wife who has good relations with his sister and children. But suddenly, Nick goes missing. Then, the person who has taken him in issues various videos as well as clues about Nick and forces his family to find out truths about him all over social media, just so that they can get Nick back home. Every round has a specific number of views. And as a price, they will be getting Nick’s life for a few more days. So this has a very coy online plot that looks at cyber crimes from a closer look. And the people of his family are constantly trying to find out who is trying to do this and why


Unbelievable | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cast: Kaitlyn Dever(Marie Adler), Merritt Wever(Det. Karen Duvall), Toni Collette(Det. Grace) and many more

Director: Michael Dinner

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Number of Episodes: 8

A teen reports being raped, but no evidence hints towards the story being true. But does no evidence imply no assault? See how legal frameworks and police, along with detectives, try to find out what happened and how to prove this story in a court of law. This show looks at the depth of legal systems and flaws in law and order.

Stay Close:

Stay Close | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cast: Cush Jumbo(Megan Pierce), Richard Armitage(Ray Levine), James Nesbitt(DS Michael) and many more

Director: Harlan Coben

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Number of Episodes: 8

The official synopsis of the show reads, “The lives of a photojournalist, a soccer mom and a homicide detective are disturbed by a terrible event from the past.”

Keep Breathing:

Keep Breathing | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cast: Melissa Barrera (Liv Rivera), Austin Stowell (Sam), Jeff Wilbusch (Danny), Juan Pablo Espinosa (Tomas) and many more

Director: Martin Gero and Brendan Gall

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

Number of Episodes: 6

In a series that highlights the theme of loss and being estranged, one can see a survivor of a private plane crash navigate her way through the unknown lands of Canada and the forests, which are quite intriguing. That does not come without the extreme cold and her already personal battles to deal with, which aggravate harsh environments.

When They See Us:

When They See Us: Limited Series | Teaser [HD] | Netflix

Cast: Jharrel Jerome (Korey Wise), Asante Blackk (Kevin Richard), Felicity Huffman (Linda Fairstein) and many more

Director: Ava DuVernay

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Number of Episodes: 4

A jogger was assaulted in 1989 and raped in New York’s Central Park, where five people were charged with the crime. These five tried maintaining and proving their innocence against all odds. It sees 25 years and how they grow from teens answering the questions to growing up and reaching a settlement in 2014.


Bodyguard | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Cast: Richard Madden (Sergeant David), Sophie Rundle (Vicky Budd), Jed Mercurio, Gina McKee (Commander) and many more

Director: Jed Mercurio

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Number of Episodes: 6

David Budd is a retired man of the army who works for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch. Things change when he is on a train and is also given the biggest mission of his life to be a bodyguard to politician Julia Montague, whose life is in danger.

Dear Child:

Dear Child | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cast: Kim Riedle (Jasmin Grass), Naila Schuberth (Hannah), Julika Jenkins (Karin Beck) and many more

Director: Isabel Kleefeld

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Number of Episodes: 6

A woman goes missing 13 years ago, and then she escapes from the place where she was held captive for so long. This pushes investigators to look at her disappearance, which went ignored so many years ago. This series is all about dark secrets and even darker moments of truth. Originally in German, this series has been extensively streamed in its dubbed English version.

The Queen’s Gambit:

The Queen's Gambit Limited Series Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Cast: Anya Taylor Joy (Beth Harmon), Thomas Brodie (Benny Watts), Jacob Fortune Lloyd (D L Townes) and many more

Director: Scott Frank

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Number of Episodes: 7

A chess prodigy who ensembles the Queen on the chess board, struggles with her personal struggles with addiction and also disturbances of the Cold War Era to become one of the most known chess players in the world.


Cast: Ali Wong (Amy Lau), Steven Yeun (Danny Cho), David Choe (Issac) and many more

Director: Lee Sung Jin

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Number of Episodes: 10

We all say sometimes, clear the beef between both of you; it’s not good! This story is about two strangers who come together because of a road rage incident that creates so much beef that it leads to chaos in their lives.