Netflix like most other streaming services offer original shows and movies that can only be watched on their service. These original shows and movies have gained a lot of popularity amongst viewers and have also led to being nominated and winning many different awards.

Since Netflix has an extensive collection of original shows and movies this list will only include a few of those.

Below is a list of 30 Netflix original shows and movies that you should check out.

1. On My Block

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romantic 
  • Seasons: 3
  • Cast: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia

This show follows four teens in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood as they begin their journey in high school.

 2. One Day at a Time

  • Genre: Comedy/Drama
  • Seasons: 4
  • Cast: Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez ,Marcel Ruiz ,Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky 

This series shows the life of a Cuban-American single mother and Army Veteran Penelope and her family as they navigate through life.  

3. Cobra Kai

  • Genre: Action
  • Seasons:3
  • Cast: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Xolo Maridueña

This show is somewhat a spin off of The Karate Kid. It takes place 34 years after the All Valley Karate Tournament in 1984 where Daniel LaRusso also known as the Karate Kid defeated Johnny Lawrence. The show highlights Lawrence reopening the Cobra Kai dojo which causes his rivalry with LaRusso to reignite.

4. Extraction

  • Genre: Action
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhrasksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda

This movie is about a mercenary who is hired to rescue a kidnapped boy of a crime lord.

5. Enola Holmes

  • Genre: Action, Adventure 
  • Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Clafin

A teenage girl Enola Holmes who is the sister of Sherlock Holmes sets out on a journey to find her missing mother. In the midst of this she ends up helping a runaway lord.

6. Da 5 Bloods

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Chadwick Boseman

This movie follows four African American Vietnam veterans as they travel back decades later to search for the remains of their squad leader and a treasure.

7. Hillbilly Elegy

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso

A Yale law student goes back to his hometown. While there he starts to reflect on the history of his family.

8. Lupin

  • Genre: Comedy 
  • Seasons: 1
  • Cast: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Nicole Garcia

This show follows a thief who seeks revenge for an injustice on his father that was caused by a wealthy family.

9. Outside the Wire

  • Genre: Sci-Fi,Fantasy
  • Cast: Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris, Emily Beecham 

This movie follows a drone pilot who was sent to a war zone and is partnered with a android officer as they are on a mission to stop an attack.

10. Bridgerton

  • Genre: Drama
  • Seasons: 1 ( Season 2 has already been confirmed) 
  • Cast: Adjoa Andoh, Julie Andrews, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jonathan Bailey 

This show follows the 8 siblings of the Bridgerton family as they search for happiness and love in the high society of London.

11. Umbrella Academy

  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Seasons: 2
  • Cast: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher

This show follows estranged siblings with superpowers  after the death of their father. They uncover many secrets and have to find a way to save humanity from a looming threat.

12. We Can Be Heroes

  • Genre: Family Comedy 
  • Cast: YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Akira Akbar

This movie follows the kids of superheroes after their parents are captured by alien invaders as they work together to try and save their parents.

13. Virgin River

  • Genre: Drama
  • Seasons: 2
  • Cast: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole

A nurse practitioner on a journey for a fresh start moves to northern California where she is in for a surprise.

14. Spenser Confidential

  • Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Bokeem Woodbine

An ex-cop and an ex-con come together to uncover a conspiracy that relates to the deaths of two police officers.

15. Grand Army

  • Genre: Drama
  • Seasons: 1
  • Cast: Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson 

This show follows five high school students in Brooklyn as they try to survive and succeed in a chaotic world.

16. Stranger Things

  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Seasons:3
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

A young boy in a small town randomly vanishes which causes the uncovering of mysteries in the town involving secret experiments and supernatural forces.

17. Atypical

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Seasons: 3
  • Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Rapaport, Brigette Lundy-Paine

This show follows a teenage boy who is on the autism spectrum as he decides to get a girlfriend.

18. Tiny Pretty Things

  • Genre: Drama
  • Seasons: 1
  • Cast: Lauren Holly, Kylie Jefferson, Cashmere Jollette, Brennan Clost

This show follows a teenage girl who is accepted into an elite ballet school after its star student has a tragic accident. Everything is not as it seems at this ballet school.

19. The Old Guard

  • Genre: Action & Adventures
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Marwan Kenzari, and Kiki Layne

This movie follows four warriors who have been protecting humanity for centuries that end up becoming targets for their targets.

20. The Lovebirds

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance 
  • Cast: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks

A couple  accidentally find themselves involved in a murder they go on a wild chance to find the killer in order to clear their names.

21. Altered Carbon

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Seasons: 2
  • Cast: Anthony Mackie, Lela Loren, Simone Missick

A prisoner who was on ice for 250 years returns to solve a murder for a chance to win his freedom.

22. Raising Dion

  • Genre: Drama
  • Seasons:1 
  • Cast: Alisha Wainwright, Ja’Siah Young, Jason Ritter, Michael B. Jordan

This show follows a widowed mother and her son as they navigate through his extraordinary superpowers and keep them a secret.

23. Coffee & Kareem

  • Genre: Comedy, Action 
  • Cast: Ed Helms, Taraji P.Henson, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Betty Gilpin

A Detroit police officer and his girlfriend’s son team up to uncover a criminal conspiracy.

24. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

  • Genre: Horror 
  • Seasons: 4
  • Cast: Kiernan, Ross Lynch, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo

This show follows half-human, half-witch Sabrina as she navigates life between those two worlds.

25. The Queen’s Gambit

  • Genre: Drama
  • Seasons: 1 ( Limited Series)
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster              This show takes place in the 1950s at an orphanage where a young girl with an amazing talent for chess. As she starts her journey with chess he is also dealing with an addiction.

26. Money Heist 

  • Genre: Thriller 
  • Seasons: 4 
  • Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño,Pedro Alonso

This show follows eight thieves who take hostages inside of the Royal Mint of Spain while the criminal mastermind manipulates the police so he can execute his plan.

27. Ozark

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Seasons: 3
  • Cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz 

This show follows a financial adviser who moves his family from Chicago to Missouri and is ordered by his drug boss to launder $500 million within five years.

28. Project Power

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Domminique Fishback

This movie follows an ex-soldier as he tries to find the sources of a dangerous pill in New Orleans that gives you temporary superpowers. Joining him on his quest is a teenage girl and a cop.

29. You

  • Genre: Thriller Drama
  • Seasons:2
  • Cast: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Victoria Pedretti, Shay Mitchell

A obsessive and charming young man is set out to insert himself into the lives of people that he is obsessed over. 

30. Outer Banks

  • Genre: Drama
  • Seasons: 1
  • Cast: Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow

This show follows a teenage boy and his three best friends as they hunt for a treasure that is linked to the disappearance of his father.

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