Best Netflix Original Series

With Netflix rolling out more and more exclusive content and binge-worthy series, there's always something new to watch -- but it can be a pain to sit and scroll through all those titles to find the right fit for your family. Whether your kid is into silly cartoons, laugh-out-loud sitcoms, thrilling adventures, or even the occasional reality competition, this list includes the best of the best Netflix original shows that are sure to please viewers of all ages. If you're searching for some great original content to stream at your next family movie night, take a look at our picks for the best Netflix original movies! And for everything else on the platform, check out the best kids' movies and TV shows currently streaming on Netflix.

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Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
Kids' big questions get answered by friendly, funny bots.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Care Bears & Cousins TV Poster Image
Classic fuzzy crew teaches empathy, kindness, friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Justin Time GO! TV Poster Image
Imagination takes Justin and friends to faraway, fun places.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Storybots Super Songs TV Poster Image
Clever music vids feature catchy tunes, cute cartoons.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2016)
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Word Party TV Poster Image
Cute, fun preschool series puts kids in vocab-teaching role.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Beat Bugs TV Poster Image
Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Beat Bugs: All Together Now TV Poster Image
Delightful musical tale teaches about friendship, teamwork.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Julie's Greenroom TV Poster Image
Delightful series teaches young kids about performance arts.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Llama Llama TV Poster Image
Beloved books inspire charming, family-friendly series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Super Monsters TV Poster Image
Kindly monsters model positive behavior for preschoolers.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Treehouse Detectives TV Poster Image
Simple mysteries teach preschoolers about natural world.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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True and the Rainbow Kingdom TV Poster Image
Whimsical world's heroine helps her friends solve problems.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Inspector Gadget TV Poster Image
Fun remake of '80s classic has multigenerational appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again TV Poster Image
Great reboot encourages curiosity about science and nature.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Trolls: The Beat Goes On! TV Poster Image
Trolls and Bergens coexist in cute, cheeky cartoon series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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VeggieTales in the City TV Poster Image
City life teaches moral lessons in sweet animated series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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We're Lalaloopsy TV Poster Image
Music, silliness, and adventures in friendly series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The Adventures of Puss in Boots TV Poster Image
Nomadic dueler finds a home in comical, endearing series.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Boss Baby: Back in Business TV Poster Image
Movie follow-up has laughs and strong family messages.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Bottersnikes & Gumbles TV Poster Image
Beautifully animated book adaptation has positive messages.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Free Rein TV Poster Image
Likable British drama boasts exceptional female role model.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Hilda TV Poster Image
Whimsical books-based show celebrates adventure, friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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A Little Help with Carol Burnett TV Poster Image
Adults ask kids for advice in fun, funny panel show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Brainchild TV Poster Image
Smart, funny series teaches kid-friendly science concepts.
Network: Netf
(2018)
(2018)
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Cupcake and Dino -- General Services TV Poster Image
Quirky 'toon mixes sweet themes with goofy adventures.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Dinotrux TV Poster Image
Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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H2O: Mermaid Adventures TV Poster Image
Animated version of hit Aussie series makes a splash.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Legend Quest TV Poster Image
Mexican folklore-inspired adventure series has broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure TV Poster Image
H2O spin-off reels in more fun for kids, teens.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
(2013)
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Project Mc2 TV Poster Image
Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale TV Poster Image
Puss explores fairy tales in fun, interactive special.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Spirit Riding Free TV Poster Image
Courage, adventure, and a great role model in sweet series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Skylanders Academy TV Poster Image
Toy-inspired adventure series a fun pick with broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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The Who Was? Show TV Poster Image
Fun books-inspired show intros kids to historical figures.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Big Family Cooking Showdown TV Poster Image
British food contest celebrates families cooking together.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Creeped Out TV Poster Image
Creepy anthology series has positive messages, fun frights.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2017)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman TV Poster Image
Witty classic time-travel cartoon appeals more to adults.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(1959)
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Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Wakfu TV Poster Image
Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
(2014)
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Alexa & Katie TV Poster Image
Relatable teen dramedy centers on a solid female friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
Dark themes don't overwhelm stellar Green Gables retelling.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The Dragon Prince TV Poster Image
Captivating fantasy tale has positive themes, broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Hollow TV Poster Image
Mystical animated series plays like "Lost" for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Sugar Rush TV Poster Image
Timely twist on baking contest adds strategy to the mix.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Zion TV Poster Image
Exceptional short docu tells teen's story of perseverance.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Best Worst Weekend Ever TV Poster Image
High school caper OK for tweens, deeper than it seems.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Nailed It! TV Poster Image
Food fails are hilarious in this comedic competition.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Salt Fat Acid Heat TV Poster Image
Global-minded food show concentrates on the basics.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Bobby Kennedy for President TV Poster Image
Honest, revealing docu shows many sides of political legend.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Chef's Table TV Poster Image
Documentary series on chefs and food is thoughtful, diverse.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2015)
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The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell TV Poster Image
Creativity abounds on macabre, sometimes edgy cooking show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Daughters of Destiny TV Poster Image
Gripping documentary follows five girls moving up in India.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Dragon Pilot TV Poster Image
Charming anime centers on brave, funny female pilot.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Good Cop TV Poster Image
Mild violence, language in endearing throwback cop sitcom.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return TV Poster Image
Successor to cult fave is just as funny as the original.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Lost Song TV Poster Image
Exciting anime fantasy has strong female lead.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Magic for Humans TV Poster Image
Magic series mixes illusion with humor, has some language.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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One Day at a Time TV Poster Image
Worthy update of classic sitcom has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2017)
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Atypical TV Poster Image
Laughs, heart, in excellent series about teen with autism.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Degrassi: Next Class TV Poster Image
An edgier Degrassi for the digital age still has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Derek TV Poster Image
Ricky Gervais redeems himself as a lovable simpleton.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
(2013)
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Fire Chasers TV Poster Image
Wildfire docu is informative, artistic, and disturbing.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The Toys That Made Us TV Poster Image
Fun, quirky docuseries is a nostalgic trip for toy fans.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2017)
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Ugly Delicious TV Poster Image
Food-culture show about more than just cuisine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Bonus Family TV Poster Image
Sparkling Swedish drama has language, sex, heart.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Queer Eye TV Poster Image
Fun makeover reboot talks acceptance, being your best self.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Stranger Things TV Poster Image
Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Travelers TV Poster Image
Smart time travel show balances thrills with humanity.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV Poster Image
Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Alias Grace TV Poster Image
True story of a murder is another dark Atwood dystopia.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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American Vandal TV Poster Image
Language, high school sex jokes in wry true-crime satire.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Arrested Development TV Poster Image
Brilliant, innovative comedy for mature viewers.
Network: Fox, Netflix, Syndicated
(2005)
(2003)
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Cable Girls TV Poster Image
Spanish soap set in late-1920s Madrid is worth a binge.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2017)
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV Poster Image
Thrilling update of spooky comic ramps up teen empowerment.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Crown TV Poster Image
Exquisite bio-series is complex and compelling.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Daredevil TV Poster Image
Stellar superhero story is ultraviolent, dark, riveting.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Flint Town TV Poster Image
Powerful docuseries examines crime and cops in Flint, Mich.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Get Down TV Poster Image
Relatable characters in edgy but powerful hip-hop history.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Glitch TV Poster Image
Mesmerizing drama ponders the mysteries of life and death.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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The Keepers TV Poster Image
Riveting docuseries delicately dissects vintage murders.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Lady Dynamite TV Poster Image
Quirky showbiz comedy deals with mental illness.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Last Chance U TV Poster Image
Gritty, honest football docu has cursing, mature themes.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Retribution TV Poster Image
Dark Scottish mystery miniseries rewards patient viewers.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Safe TV Poster Image
Cliche-free British crime drama is great grown-up mystery.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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A Very Secret Service TV Poster Image
Smart French spy comedy offers laughs, smoking, and nudity.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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W/Bob & David TV Poster Image
Language, ticklish topics tackled in absurdist sketch show.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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13 Reasons Why TV Poster Image
Disturbing book adaptation sheds light on teen suicide.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Ajin: Demi-Human TV Poster Image
Humans summon immortal killers in intense, violent anime.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Big Mouth TV Poster Image
Raunchy but sweet animated comedy has sex jokes galore.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Bloodline TV Poster Image
Dark family drama is gripping, addictive -- and grim.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Break with Michelle Wolf TV Poster Image
Comedian brings unique voice to edgy weekly news show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Five Came Back TV Poster Image
Doc tells story of how movies rallied the USA during WWII.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Girlboss TV Poster Image
Nasty gal does what it takes in spirited bioseries.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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GLOW TV Poster Image
Female-centered ensemble comedy scores with wit and heart.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Grace and Frankie TV Poster Image
Fab older cast turns family drama into fun comedy.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Haunting of Hill House TV Poster Image
Ambitious family drama-meets-horror story is dark, mature.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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House of Cards TV Poster Image
Compelling take on politics plays up sex, drugs, scheming.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
(2013)
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The Innocents TV Poster Image
Teen love story with sci-fi twist has some edgy content.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Killing TV Poster Image
Gripping crime drama takes place in grimly realistic world.
Network: AMC
(2011)
(2014)
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Lilyhammer TV Poster Image
Fish-out-of-water dramedy has some mature content.
Network: Netflix
(2012)
(2012)
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Maniac TV Poster Image
Futuristic satire is disjointed but entertaining.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Marvel's The Defenders TV Poster Image
Dark, modern superhero tale has heroics, adult themes.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Master of None TV Poster Image
Sweet romantic comedy with great cast, raunchy humor.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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The Mortified Guide TV Poster Image
Adults read their teen diaries in hilarious, explicit show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj TV Poster Image
Comedian shares his satirical take on current events.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Santa Clarita Diet TV Poster Image
Intense blood and guts in fresh horror/comedy.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Wild Wild Country TV Poster Image
Superb docu explores religious freedom, cults, xenophobia.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Babylon Berlin TV Poster Image
Dazzling police/spy drama set in pre-WWII Germany.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2017)
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Club De Cuervos TV Poster Image
Explicit, irreverent, funny Spanish-language sports comedy.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Dear White People TV Poster Image
College is complicated in series on race, sex, activism.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The End of the F***ing World TV Poster Image
Dark dramedy raises talking points for mature teens.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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The Fall TV Poster Image
Serial-killer drama targets adults with sex and violence.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
(2013)
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Fate/Apocrypha TV Poster Image
Mature anime series is engrossing entertainment for adults.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Jessica Jones TV Poster Image
Flawed heroine fights evil in a darkly sexy, violent world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Lovesick TV Poster Image
Mature U.K. comedy treats taboo topic with humor and heart.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Luke Cage TV Poster Image
Complex role model is bulletproof in a bloody modern world.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Seven Seconds TV Poster Image
Strong characters fuel familiar but compelling crime drama.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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She's Gotta Have It TV Poster Image
Lyrical Spike Lee series has language, lots of graphic sex.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The Staircase TV Poster Image
Groundbreaking true crime documentary is still compelling.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2004)
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Wanderlust TV Poster Image
Lots of sex, frank talk in beautiful, mature drama.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Mindhunter TV Poster Image
Smart, violent crime drama explores killers' psychology.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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