Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Well, we are here to help! And we didn't just pick our favorites on the world's biggest streaming service. These are the best Netflix shows of all time - according to viewers and critics!
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10; Average RottenTomatoes Rating: 92%
Does anyone not know about Stranger Things at this point? Well, just in case you haven't watched it yet, it focuses on the town of Hawkins, Indiana. In the first season, a young boy, Will, disappears, so his friends, mother, and the local police chief must team up to find a way to get him back. Along the way, they must battle terrifying supernatural forces and strange science-fiction creatures. If you love the '80s, Stephen King, Steven Spielberg - or all three - you will love Stranger Things!
IMDB Rating: 8.8/10; Average RottenTomatoes Rating: 84%
While Black Mirror might not be as popular with the critics, viewers love the science-fiction anthology series even more than Stranger Things. Each episode of Black Mirror stands on its own, like a modern version of The Twilight Zone. In each episode, the writers of this thoughtful sci-fi drama explore themes of modern techno-fears in suspenseful, and often cruelly funny, tales. The best part? Each episode has a different writer, director, and cast. So, if you don't love one episode, no worries! The next one will be completely different!
IMDB Rating: 8.8/10; Average RottenTomatoes Rating: 92%
While Stranger Things is not exactly family-friendly, most people can handle it. The same cannot be said for Narcos. This violent gangster show takes a brutal, fictionalized look at the life and times of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. However, the show continues on past Escobar's life, also taking a look at the other drug kingpins who have terrorizes and plagued South America over the past decades. If you love movies like Scarface or The Godfather, Narcos is sure to become a favorite. On the other hand, if you don't like violence or incredibly tense stories, you might want to skip this one...
When They See Us
IMDB Rating: 8.9/10; Average RottenTomatoes Rating: 93%
When They See Us tells one of the most intense, dramatic, true-life stories of the '80s. In 1989, someone assaulted a jogger in New York City. Sadly, five innocent boys were charged with the crime, all because of the color of their skin. The limited television series, created by Ava DuVernay, covers much of the boys' life: from the crime in the '80s to their exoneration in 2002 and their eventual financial settlement with NYC in 2014. When They See Us is truly an incredible story and show - there's a reason it turned 11 Emmy Award nominations!
IMDB Rating: 9.3/10; Average RottenTomatoes Rating: 93%
Are you a fan of incredible documentary series like Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, or The Blue Planet? Well you will love Our Planet. The incredible nature documentary shows the amazing diversity of planet Earth, from the Arctic to Africa to South America. Netflix teamed up with BBC and David Attenborough to make Our Planet so much like those classic nature documentaries. And viewers loved it! This is a great choice for the whole family.
Sources: IMDB, Netflix, RottenTomatoes.