The Best British Shows on Netflix (2023)

It’s easier than ever to be an Anglophile these days, largely thanks to streaming services like Netflix, which have brought a wider variety of titles than ever across the pond and right to our doors (and/or our living room couches, as the case may be.) Where we once had maybe a dozen titles to choose from each year, thanks primarily to ongoing network franchises like PBS’ Masterpiece Theater, we now have hundreds, and even the most discerning fans can feel a bit spoiled for choice.

Love period pieces? You can now pick your preferred timeframe — from gangsters in the 1920s (Peaky Blinders) to the British Royal family in the 1960s (The Crown) and teens in 1990s Ireland (Derry Girls). Looking for a more fast-paced thriller? Binge Bodyguard or Collateral. Want to watch something buzzy and downright weird? Well, Black Mirror and The End of the F***ing World are here for you. There are even options for the British sci-fi fan that isn’t interested in Doctor Who. (Crazyhead is an underrated gem, and we should all say so.)

Whether you love British thrillers and detective series, swoon over lavish costume dramas or obsessively file away every tidbit about avoiding soggy bottoms in our baking, there’s truly something for everyone on the platform.

Here are our picks for the best British shows you can binge-watch on Netflix right now.

Editor's note: This article was updated November 2022 to include The Stranger.

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Black Mirror (2011-present)

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Creator: Charlie Brooker

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, Jon Hamm, Bryce Dallas Howard

These days, it can often as though our reality is edging too close to the world presented in Charlie Brooker’s dystopian science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. (Honestly, once you watch Season 4’s “Metalhead,” you will never be able to see another one of those Boston Dynamics robot videos again without physically cringing.) But the series is impossible to look away from, showing us the best and worst of humanity — often at the same time — while asking whether we can ever coexist alongside the terrifying technology we’ve made.

Part satire, part drama, and part unintentional prophecy, Black Mirror explores issues of tech and its unanticipated effects on modern society, using everything from dating sites and social media apps, to home security systems, online gaming, and robots. The episodes are essentially standalones with big budgets and often equally big-name cast members, stunning in both their variety and generally grim outlook on humanity and the world. (Pretty sure Season 3’s “San Junipero” and Season 4’s “Hang the DJ” are the only stories that have anything approaching a happy ending, so prepare your emotions and expectations accordingly.)

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The Stranger (2020)

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Creator: Harlan Coben

Cast: Richard Armitage, Jennifer Saunders, Siobhan Finneran, Dervla Kirwan, Hannah John-Kamen

The Stranger is a mysterious crime drama based on the novel by Harlan Coben. Starring Richard Armitage (Ocean’s Eight), The Stranger follows a family from the English suburbs as a stranger (Hannah John-Kamen) inserts herself into their lives, revealing their secrets and upending their way of life. With unexpected discoveries over the course of eight episodes, The Stranger is an intensely thrilling story, captivating as each lie in the web is untangled. John-Kamen’s portrayal of the intriguing stranger who knows too much is riveting, especially when facing established heavy hitters like Armitage, Anthony Head (Ted Lasso), and Jennifer Saunders. The Stranger is a suspenseful puzzle with unexpected twists at every turn. – Yael Tygiel

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You Don’t Know Me (2022)

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Creator: Tom Edge (based on the novel by Imran Mahmood)

Cast: Samuel Adewunmi, Sophie Wilde, Bukky Bakray, Roger Nsengiyumva

A riveting four-part crime series, You Don’t Know Me is a courtroom drama with a twist. After being accused of shooting a South London drug dealer, the main character Hero (Samuel Adewunmi) uses his closing statement to tell his side of the story, as he didn’t testify on his own behalf during the trial. Told through a combination of his statement and flashbacks, You Don’t Know Me is an engaging legal drama with a unique framework that will keep you guessing. – Taylor Gates

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Anatomy of a Scandal (2022)

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Developed by: David E. Kelley, Melissa James Gibson

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Cast: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, Joshua McGuire, Josette Simon

Anatomy of a Scandal is a riveting anthology series that explores the fallout of an affair by a British parliament member. The series revolves around the politicians wife, Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna Miller), as she struggles to deal with the media and, after her husband is accused of rape, the law. The series was co-developed by David E. Kelley, who is known for everything from Big Little Lies to Boston Legal. If you’re a fan of political thrillers in the vein of House of Cards or Scandal, this show is sure to be right up your alley. – Taylor Gates

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Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)

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Creator: Steven Knight

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Kate Phillips, Sophie Rundle, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aidan Gillen, Sam Neill

This endlessly addictive gangster period drama is set in the West Midlands industrial town of Birmingham in the 1920s, and follows the story of the series’ titular gang, the Peaky Blinders, who earned their names thanks to the razor blades hidden in the brims of their caps. Cillian Murphy stars as Tommy Shelby, a World War I veteran turned gangland crime boss, who’s determined to make his family one to be reckoned with, both financially and otherwise.

The result is five seasons (so far) of murder, betrayal, drug deals, blackmail, street fights, barroom brawls and shifting loyalties that’s a thrilling rollercoaster ride from start to finish. Murphy’s mercurial Tommy gets the lion’s share of the limelight, battling everything from greed to ghosts to PTSD, but it’s Helen McCrory’s brassy Aunt Polly — a woman who’s every inch as terrifying and capable as any of the gang’s men — who repeatedly steals the show.

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The Great British Baking Show (2010-present)

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Cast: Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins

The most comforting and cozy reality TV series in existence, The Great British Baking Show will appeal to you even if your idea of baking is throwing some Betty Crocker brownie mix in a bowl. A cozy quest to find Britain’s best baker, this is a series that’s labeled as a competition, but is really just about everyone being super nice and supportive toward each other while making seriously amazing looking treats.

Known on the other side of the Atlantic as The Great British Bake-Off, this show feels like a breath of fresh air next to typical American cooking competitions like Top Chef, Chopped, or anything on which Gordon Ramsay appears. There’s no backbiting, no sabotage, and its contestants are genuinely happy for and appreciative of their fellow bakers in the tent. Even the judges and hosts are kind, seeking to uplift and talk their charges through their various culinary crises, rather than mine the moments for tears. Occasionally, Mary Berry will pronounce something underbaked, or Paul Hollywood will side-eye a finished project before mentioning he’d like more or less of a certain flavor, but these low-stakes crises are exactly what we could all probably use more of right now.

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The Crown (2016-present)

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Creator: Peter Morgan

Cast: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter

Lavish historical drama The Crownis one of the most expensive Netflix series ever made — and certainly looks worth every penny. The story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, each season corresponds with roughly a decade of her time on the throne, and it has everything you could possibly want in a story of British royals — scandals, triumphs, intrigue and drama abound.

The series’ rotating cast swaps out every two seasons to allow all the major players to age naturally, giving us fresh takes on both Her Majesty the Queen and all those around her. Claire Foy is a wonder as a young Elizabeth navigating the difficulties of coming to her throne, but her performance is more than equaled by Olivia Colman’s turn as a middle-aged queen wondering if she’s still a person beyond the crown she wears. (Imelda Staunton will debut as Elizabeth when the series reaches Season 5.) Though some of its historical moments aren’t as accurate as they could be, the show’s deft and honest presentation of both the weight and privilege the royal family entire is asked to carry will keep you coming back for more.

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Derry Girls (2018-2022)

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Creator: Lisa McGee

Cast: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn

This loud, messy, heartfelt comedy follows the misadventures of six schoolgirls in Northern Ireland during the final days of the Troubles and is a sincere joy from start to finish. The potentially dark cloud of IRA bombings remains a constant presence in the background — see the episode in which an innocuous lie about a suitcase full of vodka brings in the bomb squad — but the series’ late 1990s setting is as often conveyed as much by its excellent pop soundtrack as it is by terrorist threats.

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Though this is probably a show you’ll need to watch with the subtitles on – these accents are no joke – its relatable teen problems of unrequited crushes and unaffordable school trips are universal. The lead quartet of teens is wonderful, both individually and together - and whether brash Michelle, wistful Erin, goody-two-shoes Clare or weird Orla ends up being your ultimate favorite, you’ll still love the awkward comradery between them all. Derry Girls is a story set in extraordinary times, but its very ordinariness is what makes it great.

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Call the Midwife (2012-present)

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Creator: Heidi Thomas

Cast: Jessica Raine, Helen George, Jenny Agnutter, Laura Main, Miranda Hart, Jennifer Kirby, Stephen McGann, Charlotte Ritchie, Emerald Fennell, Leonie Elliott

This heartwarming, emotional drama has been on the air for nine seasons so far and seems fairly set to run forever because there’s always (I hope) going to be a space for stories about women helping other women. A period drama that began in the 1950s and has already reached the Swinging Sixties with no end in sight, Call the Midwife follows the story of the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House, who serve the working-class families and immigrants of London’s East End.

The series’ rotating cast means a regular influx of fresh faces arriving on the scene, with a variety of backgrounds and stories of their own. (Miranda Hart’s Chummy, a regular presence in the show’s earlier seasons is a special delight.) Its utterly fearless attitude toward addressing the widest possible variety of heartbreaking physical and societal ailments means that the show tackles everything from abortion laws and poverty to miscarriages and thalidomide births. But though the show wholeheartedly celebrates life, death and tragedy are always lurking nearby, so keep a stack of Kleenex handy.

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Bodyguard (2018)

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Creator: Jed Mercurio

Cast: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Rundle

Everyone’s favorite King in the North Richard Madden stars in this fast-paced, utterly relentless thriller from the creator of Line of Duty. Madden plays David Budd, a former Army veteran who’s assigned to the protection detail of the U.K.’s controversial Home Secretary after successfully thwarting a bombing attack.

What probably should be a paint by numbers story turns out to be a layered exploration of paranoia, politics, and deeply messy people, as an unstable Budd wrestles with his lingering PTSD and growing guilt over protecting a woman busy agitating to send more men like him to war. And Keeley Hawes makes Madden an admirable scene partner in the deliciously ambitious Julia Montague, a woman who’s more than happy to trample on things like privacy and her countrymen’s peace of mind for her own power. A series that’s perfectly designed for a weekend binge in almost every way.

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The End of the F***ing World (2017-2019)

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Creator: Charlie Covell

Cast: Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan

This dark teen comedy-drama is probably like nothing you’ve ever seen before, in all the best ways. Adapted from the Charles Forsman graphic novel of the same name, The End of the F***ing World follows the story of a seventeen-year-old boy named James, who believes he’s a psychopath and plans to take his inner dark side to the next level by killing his rebellious classmate, Alyssa. For her part, Alyssa just wants to run away from home, and when she suggests they embark on an outlandish adventure together, James plans to use their trip to commit a little homicide along the way.

Look, The End of the F***ing World is weird. It’s dark, and it’s creepy. But it’s also strangely sweet and romantic at the same time, an angsty teen drama done up in thoroughly adult trappings, like a My Chemical Romance song given human form. The relationship that ultimately develops between James and Alyssa is certainly an unconventional one, but you’ll find yourself rooting for this literal definition of “those crazy kids!” anyway.

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The IT Crowd (2006-2013)

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Creator: Graham Linehan

Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry

The IT Crowd first aired in 2006 but remains popular on streaming services thanks to its charming cast and utter, absurdist dedication to what is an essentially one-note joke. The show follows the story of an odd-couple pair of information technology workers — slacker Roy Trenneman and uptight computer genius Maurice Moss – who most train their new (female, oh no!) team member Jen Barber, who knows virtually nothing about IT.

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The jokes are pretty much what you expect (“Have you tried turning it off and then turning it back off again?”), yet the show still manages to be a ton of fun to watch, thanks to its often goofy, but extremely heartfelt tone. The central trio of characters are the sort who would likely become extremely annoying if left to their own devices, but together, they make something that feels a lot like comedy magic. All three leads are great, but it’s Richard Ayoade’s deadpan Maurice who most often steals the show.

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Crazyhead (2016)

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Creator: Howard Overman

Cast: Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma, Lewis Reeves, Arinze Kene, Tony Curran

A perfect blend of Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style supernatural fun and Misfits-level teenage superhero irrelevance, Crazyhead is a gem of a series that far too many viewers slept on when it was first released. The series follows the story of Amy, a bowling alley employee who discovers she can see demons. When she’s rescued by the baseball-bat wielding Raquel outside a nightclub, a supernatural fighting partnership – and tentative friendship – is born.

Like many teen supernatural shows, Crazyhead uses its demon-fighting as a metaphor for larger real-world problems including sexism and the patriarchy. The story often veers into the patently ridiculous – one of Amy’s friends becomes possessed and the girls must perform an exorcism, a boy Raquel goes on a date with turns out to be a demon, that kind of thing. But the friendship that develops between our two but-kicking demon hunters firmly grounds the series in a relationship that feels both real and necessary, as well as a ton of fun.

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Lovesick (2014-2018)

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Creator: Tom Edge

Cast: Johnny Flynn, Antoina Thomas, Daniel Ings

This irreverent comedy was originally known as Scrotal Recall, which is a pretty on-the-nose explanation of its premise. Redubbed Lovesick by Netflix the summer before its second season, the series follows the story of Dylan, a young man who is quite literally sick as a result of love. Because Dylan has contracted chlamydia, and over the course of the show he must retrace his sexual history to tell all his former lovers about his unfortunate diagnosis.

The show jumps back and forth in time, exploring Dylan’s previous relationships — or hook-ups as the case may be — and introducing us to his roommates Evie and Luke and their lives in Glasgow. Up and coming It Guy Johnny Flynn is both charming and likable as Dylan and the show’s take on relationships generally — especially those of the sort that generally tend to occur in your twenties specifically — is spot-on.

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Merlin (2008-2012)

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Creator: Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy

Cast: Bradley James, Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby, Anthony Head

This lighthearted fantasy take on the King Arthur myth reimagines the once and future king and his most famous wizard as young adults, with all the growing pains that shift necessarily entails. Young Merlin must hide his powerful abilities in a Camelot that has banned magic, but thanks to a prophecy from a dragon that’s kept prisoner below the castle (just go with it) he learns his destiny is to protect the young prince who will one day unite the land of Albion.

Yes, Merlincan be a goofy and slapstick series that’s focused more on Arthur throwing things at his servant Merlin’s head than learning leadership lessons. But it’s also a show that pushes this legend forward in new and interesting ways — making Guinevere both a Black woman and the lower-class daughter of a blacksmith, crafting a Morgana whose spiral into darkness is complex and understandable, and leaning hard into the central relationship that not only brought Arthur to the throne in the first place, but kept this myth alive for so long.

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Sex Education (2019-present)

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Creator: Laurie Nunn

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindelis, Aimee Lou Wood

No one does uncomfortable sex comedy like the Brits, and Sex Educationis no different. Asa Butterfield stars in this charmingly awkward dramedy about the son of a sex therapist who inadvertently becomes something of a sex counselor among the local teens at school. After accidentally curing a school bully of his sexual anxiety, Otis and his BFF Maeve start their own business out of an abandoned school levorotary and things go about the way you’d expect.

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Don’t be fooled by the seemingly lightweight premise and occasionally raunchy vibe though. The writing is surprisingly rich and the show tackles complex and emotional topics from sexually transmitted diseases to assault with nuance and care. Butterfield is surrounded by an appealing group of young actors with all get the chance to grow and develop over the course of the series. And though you’ve probably already seen the GIFs of Gillian Anderson as Otis’ wildly uninhibited sex expert mother, she’s pitch-perfect in every scene she’s in. (And reason enough to watch on her own.)

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Last Tango in Halifax (2012-2020)

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Creator: Sally Wainwright

Cast: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola Walker, Sarah Lancashire

A heartwarming family drama about love, life and second chances, Last Tango in Halifax tells the story of an elderly couple — played by the always wonderful Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid — who reconnect fifty years after they originally met and fell in love, thanks to the magic of Facebook. (At least it’s good for something, right?)

It’s rare enough to see a series that portrays the elder generation with nuance and care, let alone allows them to fall in love the way that this one does. Alan and Celia’s second-chance romance is both sweet and realistic, and Last Tango deftly handles the nuanced difficulties inherent in blending two families together so late in everyone’s lives. The series also follows the complicated stories of their two daughters, Gillian and Caroline, who are struggling with a divorce and an LGBT sexual awakening, respectively, when the series begins. The family dynamics remain complex and messy throughout, even as each member faces different challenges both separately and together.

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The English Game (2020)

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Creator: Julian Fellowes

Cast: Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope, Niamh Walsh, Craig Parkinson

If anyone can make a period drama about the creation of the sport we now know as modern-day soccer interesting, it’s Julian Fellowes. The mind behind such hits as Downton Abbey and Belgravia turns his attention to a story of class and inclusion told by way of several real-life players. The story follows Arthur Kinnaird, the posh, handsome star player for the aristocratic Old Etonians, and Fergus Suter, a working-class Scotsman who plays for a team in a northern mill town. For those of you who care about such things, this is all loosely based on how the game of soccer evolved into the sport we know today, by way of the introduction of the passing game.

The characters are generally the stereotypes you expect — the rich folk are snobby jerks while the working men are hardscrabble try hards — and yet, The English Game remains compelling, precisely because Fellowes is so darn good at crafting entertaining and sharp portrayals of human nature out of those exact same stereotypes. (Plus, the heartfelt underdog story of sports victory certainly doesn’t hurt.) And I don’t even like soccer.

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Crashing (2017-2019)

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Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jonathan Bailey, Julie Dray, Louise Ford, Damien Molony, Adrian Scarborough, Amit Shah

No, Fleabag isn’t available to stream on Netflix, but a lesser-known Phoebe Waller-Bridge gem is. Crashing is a light-hearted comedy focused on a group of twentysomethings serving as “property guardians” at an abandoned hospital. (This means that as long as they keep the place safe against squatters and follow a strict set of rules, they get cheaper rent.) It’s as compelling and crass as you might expect any Waller-Bridge series to be, and just as eminently bingeable, clocking in at a perfectly sized six 30-minute episodes.

Unlike Fleabag, however, Crashing is much more of an ensemble piece, a romantic comedy, and bohemian millennial fantasy. Our main characters are financially poor, but live rich and full lives brimming with drama, connection, and meaning. Unfortunately, the show ends rather abruptly and without anything that might charitably be called closure. Waller-Bridge has indicated that the show is meant to be a standalone series, but it’s difficult not to watch it and wonder about where it might have gone.

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Collateral (2018)

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Creator: David Hare

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Martello-White, Jeany Spark, Nicola Walker, John Simm, Billie Piper

The first original series for television from award-winning playwright David Hare, Collateral is a police procedural that’s much more complex than your average cop drama. Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan delivers an exceptional performance as Kip Glaspie, a detective inspector assigned to investigate the murder of a pizza delivery driver who is shot in a London suburb. The victim turns out to be a Syrian refugee, and the ensuing mystery rapidly becomes political, implicating all manner of contemporary British institutions from the military to the Church of England.

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Though the story can often feel unnecessarily complex, its unexpected twists and narrative connections make for a wildly entertaining binge, and its dynamic female characters are the sort that are still too rare in this genre. The supporting cast is predictably brilliant all around, though Billie Piper does particularly good work as the troubled ex-wife of a member of Parliament.

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  3. "Bird Box" (2018) — 282.02 million hours. ...
  4. "The Gray Man" (2022) — 253.87 million hours. ...
  5. "The Adam Project" (2022) — 233.15 million hours. ...
  6. "Extraction" (2020) — 231.3 million hours. ...
  7. "Purple Hearts" (2022) — 228.69 million hours. ...
8 Sept 2022

Which country has best Netflix? ›

In 2021, Japan received the best Netflix catalog score of “100,” which is the highest a streaming service can receive. Its IMDB score that year reached 86,961.

Is American Netflix better than UK? ›

The benefits to using US Netflix

You can find different popular shows and bestselling movies that you can't find on other platforms and with good quality. It can also boast about the number of TV shows compared to the UK list of shows.

What shows are on UK Netflix but not us? ›

Here's the list of the best UK Netflix shows that are not available in the US.
  • The Office (US) Genre: Comedy | Episodes: 188 | IMDb: 8.9. ...
  • Rick and Morty. Genre: Adventure, Comedy | Episodes: 42 | IMDb: 9.2. ...
  • Orphan Black (2013) ...
  • Line of Duty (2012) ...
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. ...
  • Unforgotten. ...
  • Misfits. ...
  • Star Trek: Discovery.
24 May 2021

What are the best Britbox series? ›

Top Shows
  • Documentary. • 2022. This is Joan Collins. 7.7.
  • Series. • 2021. Time. 8.2.
  • Series. • 2012. Toast of London. 8.2.
  • Series. • 2019. Traces. 7.0.
  • Series. • 2011. Vera. 8.1.
  • Series. • 2014. W1A. 7.8.
  • Miniseries. • 2022. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? 7.1.
  • Series. • 2019. Wild Bill. 6.9.

What English drama should I watch? ›

The Best Drama Shows on Netflix Right Now
  • In From the Cold (2022)
  • Altered Carbon (2018-2020)
  • Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)
  • The Sandman (2022-Present)
  • Borgen (2010-Present)
  • Heartstopper (2022-present)
  • Bridgerton (2020-present)
  • You (2018-present)
4 Nov 2022

What is the biggest British TV show? ›

Killing Eve quickly rose to become one of the BBC's most popular shows, and as it aired on BBC America, became arguably the biggest British show in the States of the past several years. Killing Eve's fourth and final season was released on the BBC in February 2022.

Are there any good detective series on Netflix? ›

Best crime dramas on Netflix right now
  • Giri/Haji. This story follows the ripple effect one mystery murder has across two cities, London and Tokyo. ...
  • Luther. ...
  • Mindhunter. ...
  • Making a Murderer. ...
  • Dexter. ...
  • Line of Duty. ...
  • Unbelievable.

Which criminal Netflix is the best? ›

The Best Crime Series on Netflix Right Now
  • Clark (2022)
  • Narcos (2015-2017)
  • Good Girls (2018-2021)
  • Money Heist (2017-2021)
  • Who Killed Sara? ( 2021-2022)
  • Unbelievable (2019)
  • Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)
  • The Sinner (2017-2021)
4 Nov 2022

What is the most watched British sitcom? ›

Only Fools And Horses (1981-2003)

The 1996 episode “Time on Our Hands” (originally billed as the last episode) holds the record for the highest UK audience for a sitcom, attracting an incredible 24.3 million viewers.

Which is the best series to watch to improve English? ›

10 best TV shows to learn English with
  • Friends. A little piece of us all died when Friends ended in 2004 after 10 years on the air. ...
  • Game of Thrones. ...
  • Keeping up with the Kardashians. ...
  • Sex and the City. ...
  • House of Cards. ...
  • Sherlock. ...
  • The Simpsons. ...
  • Home and Away.
19 Aug 2016

Who is the most famous British detective? ›

Sherlock Holmes

Quite possibly the most famous detective of all, Holmes has been a household name since publication — indeed, he was such a popular figure that when Conan Doyle killed him off in the story The Final Problem, Victorian London was said to have gone into mourning until Conan Doyle revived him!

What Netflix series is as good as The Last Kingdom? ›

Vikings: Valhalla (2022-)

This exciting, fast-paced series is full of action and adventure. With plenty of schemes and betrayals, this Viking's series is perfect for fans of The Last Kingdom.

Are there any shows as good as The Last Kingdom? ›

If fans of The Last Kingdom rather stay in familiar territory, Vikings: Valhalla is a great option. Valhalla is a spin-off series to the original Vikings, and the story happens 100 years after the events of their final season.

What should I watch if I loved kingdom? ›

15 Movies And Shows To Watch If You Love Kingdom
  • #Alive. #Alive is a South Korean zombie movie that was released internationally on Netflix in 2020. ...
  • The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale. ...
  • iZombie. ...
  • World War Z. ...
  • The Host. ...
  • Train To Busan. ...
  • The Girl With All The Gifts. ...
  • Dead Set.
18 Feb 2021

What royal family should I watch on Netflix? ›

The Crown. Netflix's The Crown takes a deep dive into the royal family starting from the time when Princess Elizabeth was proclaimed as Queen Elizabeth II (Foy and Colman) following her father's death.

Are there any shows as good as Game of Thrones? ›

Like Game of Thrones, Vikings is an epic that spans many years, and delights in exploring power struggles, how leaders fall, and family politics. It's the historical drama you've been looking for. Especially if you like a massive, big-budget battle once or twice a season.

What to watch on Netflix after Vikings? ›

  • Barbarians.
  • Raised by Wolves.
  • Game of Thrones.
  • The Last Kingdom.
  • Norsemen.
  • Knightfall.
  • Black Sails.
  • Spartacus.
9 Aug 2022

Should I watch Vikings or last kingdom? ›

But if you're not a fan of a slow burn, and want the show to get on with it, The Last Kingdom will give you exactly that. It's fast, has a lot more impressionable characters than Vikings, and treats them with dignity, allowing you to do the same. Either way, both are great shows with a few points on each other.

Which series is best for knowledge? ›

Here are a few popular TV shows that are great for when you want to learn something new.
  1. Criminal Minds. "You're going to need a warrant for that." ...
  2. House of Cards. Let's be honest, we might not have all known what the Electoral College did before this show. ...
  3. Bones. ...
  4. Lost. ...
  5. Shark Tank. ...
  6. Chopped. ...
  7. The Daily Show. ...
  8. Myth Busters.
8 Jul 2015

What should I watch English series? ›

Contents
  • 1. “ Doctor Who” (1963-present)
  • 2. “ Sherlock” (2010-2017)
  • 3. “ Black Mirror” (2011-present)
  • 4. “ Sex Education” (2019-present)
  • 5. “ Line of Duty” (2012-2021)
  • 6. “ Dracula” (2020)
  • 7. “ Downtown Abbey” (2010-2015)
  • 8. “ Peaky Blinders” (2013-2022)
3 Sept 2022

What is the most viewed TV show ever UK? ›

Most watched programmes

On this measure, the 1996 Christmas edition of Only Fools and Horses is, not including figures for repeats, the most-watched non-documentary programme of all time so far in the United Kingdom.

What is the No 1 drama in the world? ›

Top 50 Drama TV Series
  • The Crown (2016– ) TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History. ...
  • 1899 (2022– ) TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Horror. ...
  • Yellowstone (2018– ) TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western. ...
  • The White Lotus (2021–2022) ...
  • Andor (2022– ) ...
  • The Walking Dead (2010–2022) ...
  • The Peripheral (2022– ) ...
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