The 50 best Netflix shows to watch in March 2024

A close up shot of Emma and Dexter lying on some grass in One Day, one of the best Netflix shows of 2024
One Day has proven to be a critical and commercial hit for Netflix this year. (Image credit: Netflix)
Best Netflix shows: February 2024 update

Tom Power, senior entertainment reporter

This month, we've added romantic drama One Day and Nickelodeon's legendary Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series to our guide. Departing in their stead are Pokemon Concierge and Emily in Paris. We've also updated other entries with the latest intel we have on them, including their renewals, new season release dates, and more.

Welcome to TechRadar's best Netflix shows article. Below, we've handpicked 50 of the greatest series to check out on the streaming titan right now – so, what are you waiting for? Dive in!

Well, in a minute you can. The first order of business is letting you know that the entries in our best shows on Netflix guide have been categorized by their primary genre. So, if you're in the mood for a certain kind of show, use the navigation bar on this page's left hand side to jump to the series you love to stream on the world's best streaming service.

Unsure of where to begin if you're a multi-genre fan? Check out one of Netflix's most popular originals of all-time, such as Stranger Things or Squid Game. Alternatively, load up an entertainment classic like Seinfeld, which is also viewable on the platform. Honestly, no matter what shows you enjoy, our experts have got you covered. With that spiel out of the way, you're now free to peruse our best Netflix series list and find your next favorite show. Happy watching!

Best animated shows on Netflix

Arcane

Vi prepares to do battle in Netflix's Arcane TV show

Arcane is one of Netflix's greatest series of all-time. (Image credit: Netflix/Riot Games)

Developed by Riot Games, Arcane is set in the beloved world of League of Legends (LoL). Set before the events of the fan-favorite MOBA, Arcane follows Vi, Jinx, Jayce, and other characters as they embark on their respective journeys towards becoming the heroes and villains of Riot's popular multiplayer game.

With its all-star cast, beautifully unique visuals from French studio Fortiche Productions, and a tale that's built on explosive action and heart-breaking narratives, Arcane isn't just a show that services LoL fans. No matter if you're a diehard fan or a relative newcomer to the franchise, it'll wow you in equal measure. With a Arcane season 2 receiving a November 2024 release window, there'll be more awesome story beats and animation for fans to immerse themselves in.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Avatar: The Last Airbender

A smiling Ang flies through the sky on his staff-glider in Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender

Nickelodeon's original Avatar series is better than its live-action Netflix counterpart. (Image credit: Netflix)

The live-action retelling of iconic animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender (A:TLA) is now available to stream on Netflix. However, given that we said it a “gutsy but frustrating remake that blows hot and cold”, we suggest you stream the original Nickelodeon show instead.

Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konietzko’s classic tale follows Aang, the sole survivor of the Air Nomads who also happens to be the reincarnation of the titular Avatar. The latter is an immensely powerful individual with mastery the four classic elements – earth, wind, fire, and water – and whose job it is to maintain among the world's various tribes. Unfortunately for Aang, the tyrannical Fire Nation has seen fit to disrupt the balance of play, meaning he'll have to go on a treacherous quest to put them back in their place and bring equilibrium to the world once more.

An animated titan that earned rave reviews for its exploration of themes that are regularly overlooked in child-friendly shows, the original A:TLA series is a must-see powerhouse. Sequel series The Legend of Korra is also a top-tier anime, and it's available on Netflix now, too.

Seasons on Netflix: 3 (7 if you include The Legend of Korra)

Blue Eye Samurai

Ringo and Mizu stand in a dark alleyway in Blue Eye Samurai

You won't regret streaming Blue Eye Samurai, trust us. (Image credit: Netflix)

Blue Eye Samurai stars Maya Erskine (Obi-Wan Kenobi) as Mizu, a half-Japanese, half-white swordsmaster who embarks on a quest for revenge in 17th century Japan.

We could elaborate further on its plot, but that would spoil some of the show's best surprises before you watch it. And you'll want to stream it, too – Blue Eye Samurai is a gorgeous animated series to look at, with a compelling, twisty-turny narrative that proves it has the required substance to go with its absolutely stunning stylized visuals. An absolute treat for the senses, it's easily one of the best Netflix shows we've seen in ages. Netflix announced Blue Eye Samurai season 2 was in development last December.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman talks to a man in his Netflix series

BoJack Horseman is one of those classic adult animated shows. (Image credit: Netflix)

Yes, Bojack Horseman is hilarious. Yes, it’s the best thing Will Arnett has done since Arrested Development. And yes, it should be the next thing you watch if you are into anthropomorphic comedy about a once great TV star who has fallen on hard times. 

Its authentic and sensitive portrayal of depression and other mental illnesses, however, is what sets this apart from traditional animated comedies. For those who are worried it may be too dark for them, fear not – there's loads of slapstick humour, word play, and stunning animation to keep everything balanced.

Seasons on Netflix: 6

Best comedy shows on Netflix

Arrested Development

Members of the Bluth family stare at each other in Arrested Development

Arrested Development is still available on Netflix. (Image credit: Netflix)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia can't be beaten for longevity in the TV sweepstakes (apart from The Simpsons, anyway), but Arrested Development more than competes for the "funniest but cringiest sitcom show on Netflix" award.

Starring the likes of Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, and Portia de Rossi, Arrested Development follows the Bluths, a wealthy by dysfunctional family as they navigate the perils of, well, life in hilarious fashion. You'll be crying laughing as you hide behind your couch cushions at the wince-inducing capers the Bluths get embroiled in.

Seasons on Netflix: 5

Beef

Danny and Amy stare at each other in Netflix's Beef TV series

Beef is a mesmeric and diabolical comedy on Netflix. (Image credit: Netflix)

This comedy-drama masterpiece stars Steven Yeun (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and Ali Wong (Paper Girls) as Danny and Amy, two strangers who clash during a road rage incident. Rather than settle their feud amicably, the duo crank up the stakes in hilarious, shocking, and tension-fuelled fashion – a dispute that threatens to spiral out of control, and inadvertently pulls their friends and family into the equation.

Beef has been hailed by critics as one of the best Netflix shows in years, with its edgy and adult comedy, wildly amusing set-pieces, and surprisingly moving narrative. Be sure to watch these five vengeful thrillers after you've checked out Beef.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine walk towards the camera in a press image

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has made its grand return to this list. (Image credit: NBC)

With one of this show's stars Andre Braugher passing away before 2023 ended, it feels fitting to re-add Brooklyn Nine-Nine to this guide.

Following the brilliant but immature NYPD detective Jake Peralta, this Golden Globe-winning police procedural series is a laugh-a-minute sitcom, with plenty of deadpan jokes, physical comedy, and crackpot characters. It's probably the closest ongoing equivalent to a joke-generation, easy-to-watch NBC comedy in the vein of The Office and 30 Rock on TV. With around 20 episodes per season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is ideal for binging. One of the best Netflix shows – from a third-party standpoint – around.

Seasons on Netflix: 8

Community

A promotional image showing the cast of Community

Community is another stellar comedy to stream. (Image credit: Netflix)

This NBC comedy favourite is about a community college study group starts as a more conventional show about its ramshackle educational setting, but reaches the next level when it starts experimenting with pop culture parodies and high-concept episodes.

If you're new to the show, keep watching until season 1's action extravaganza 'Modern Warfare', which firmly establishes Community's identity for later years. Some seasons are fantastic (2, 3 and 5), some are just quite good (1 and 6) and one is worth avoiding entirely (4). 

Seasons on Netflix: 6

Russian Doll

Natasha Lyonne's Nadia looks shocked as she board a subway train in Russian Doll season 2

Russian Doll is an underrated and trippy comedy-drama. (Image credit: Netflix)

Orange Is The New Black and Poker Face's Natasha Lyonne stars in this dark comedy as Nadia, a wisecracking New Yorker who keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party in a surreal Groundhog Day-like time loop. 

With its cynical and witty examination of living and dying, Russian Doll switches rapidly between laugh-out-loud hilarity and devastating sadness, all the while exploring such an existential topic through a sci-fi lens. It's a must-watch and one of the best Netflix shows to date.

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Seinfeld

A screenshot from the Seinfeld TV show, which includes some of its main cast members

Seinfeld is one of Netflix's most popular third-party shows. (Image credit: Screengrab)

Seinfeld is a show about friends Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer, and the various preposterous social situations and awkward encounters that make up their lives. Famously known as a sitcom about nothing, it goes against the feel-good underpinning of its '90s contemporaries and insists its characters never learn any lessons.

That means it's still wickedly funny years later. The first two seasons of Seinfeld are a bumpy ride, but from season 4 onwards there's never a bad episode. Check out our best Seinfeld episodes for recommendations on our favorites.

Seasons on Netflix: 9

Sex Education

Two characters stand close to each other and chat in Sex Education season 3

Sex Education is a fantastic British comedy show. (Image credit: Netflix)

Sex Education feels like a beautiful culmination of Netflix’s push for progressive and diverse programming. Set in the picturesque British countryside, it follows the misadventures of the students, faculty, and parents of Moordale Secondary School as they navigate the turbulent waters of sexuality. 

The show has resonated deeply with fans thanks to its balance of heart-warming character work and informative approach to topical issues such as varied sexual identities, gendered power structures, and family dynamics. Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield lead a stellar cast of fresh faces in this unmissable deep dive into the various ways we express ourselves as sexual beings.

Seasons on Netflix: 4

Best crime shows on Netflix

Better Call Saul

A close up of Bob Odenkirk's Saul in Better Call Saul

Some say Better Call Saul is better than its Breaking Bad predecessor. (Image credit: Netflix)

How do you follow up on one of the biggest shows in history? This is how. Better Call Saul is a prequel masterclass to the famous Breaking Bad, filling in the murky backstory of the garishly-dressed hustler lawyer Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, and gradually crafting characters engrossing, unpredictable, and engaging enough to justify its existence in its own right.

This tale of Jimmy's descent into the criminal, drug-infested circles of Albuquerque takes place eight years before that of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, and is often slower and less action-packed than Breaking Bad.

Seasons on Netflix: 6

Breaking Bad

Walter White sits around his piles of money and meth in Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an epic award-winning crime drama. (Image credit: AMC/Sony)

Arguably one of the best TV shows ever made, Breaking Bad is a stunning piece of work that every TV aficionado should stream at least once in their life.

Following Walter White's journey from insipid chemistry tutor to crystal meth criminal overlord is a fascinating watch in its own right, but it's the show's other major players (and how their arcs are affected by Walter's increasingly unhinged state) that make Breaking Bad an instant classic. You'll fall in love with Jesse Pinkman, have a love-hate relationship with Skyler White, feel unsettled by Gus Fring's menacing persona, and wonder what on earth happened to Huell. A spellbinding piece of television that deserves all the plaudits it continues to get.

Seasons on Netflix: 5

Money Heist

A group of criminals prepare to breach a door Money Heist Part 5: Volume 1

Money Heist is another brilliant foreign language Netflix series. (Image credit: Netflix)

Don't let the strangely goofy name put you off. Money Heist, or La Casa del Papel as it's known in Spanish-speaking countries, is a thrilling heist drama about a group of criminals. Brought together by an enigmatic figure called The Professor to rob the Royal Mint of Spain, Money Heist is full of dense characterization, big twists, and career-making performances in an unusual and clever heist show that'll grip you right away. 

While it's been a huge hit with Spanish-speaking viewers, Money Heist has found a big audience in English-speaking nations. Whatever you do, make sure you switch the default dub off and listen to the original Spanish audio with subtitles. It'll add to the viewing experience, trust us.

Seasons on Netflix: 3 (divided into five parts), plus two spin-offs in Korea and Berlin

Ozark

A screenshot of the Byrde family outside a house in Ozark

Ozark is one of the best crime shows on Netflix. (Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix's Breaking Bad-esque family crime thriller was popular before the pandemic – then the arrival of a new season in 2020 seemed to supercharge interest in the show. 

Jason Bateman plays Marty Byrde, a financial advisor who drags his family to the Missouri Ozarks in order to launder hundreds of millions of dollars, and keep a cartel boss off his back. Laura Linney plays his wife, Wendy, who arguably develops more than any other character over the course of its twist-heavy run. It's not always an easy viewing experience, but Ozark is a solid prestige drama with a great ensemble cast.

Seasons on Netflix: 4

Peaky Blinders

Tommy Shelby points a gun at someone in Peaky Blinders season 6

Peaky Blinders is one of the best UK original shows of recent years. (Image credit: BBC)

Loosely based on the real-life titular gang that menacingly patrolled the UK's streets in the late 19th and early 20th century, this show largely follows the exploits of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy), the ambitious and cunning leader of the Shelby family. 

Peaky Blinders charts the rise and fall of the Shelbys as they navigate the changing landscape at home and abroad, trying to stay one step ahead of the authorities while simultaneously tackling global issues including the prohibition era and the rise of fascism in the 1930s. A movie is thought to be in its pre-production phase, so we won't be saying goodbye to Tommy and the gang just yet.

Seasons on Netflix: 6

Best drama shows on Netflix

Bridgerton

Anthony Bridgerton seems sad as a trio of women look on in Bridgerton season 2

Bridgerton is an extremely popular period drama. (Image credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

This bold and sexually-charged Netflix period drama, based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels, follows a coterie of young socialites as they navigate a season of balls, betrothals, and betrayals in 1813 London. Oh, and they attempt to outmanoeuvre the mysterious Lady Whistledown, whose ‘gossip sheets’ are able to make or break a debutante’s reputation overnight.

It’s largely a blast, with sharp screenwriting, costumes, and backdrops bursting with colour, as well as playful covers of Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande on period-appropriate instruments. Its diverse casting is a relief, too, underlining Bridgerton’s willingness to modernise and shake up an often stuffy genre. It’s not all smooth sailing, particularly in its troublesome treatment of sexual assault in one unfortunately memorable episode in season 1. Still, is inclusion in our best Netflix shows list is a necessity.

Seasons on Netflix: 2 (3 if you include the Queen Charlotte spin-off)

The Brothers Sun

Mama, Bruce, and Charles make dinner as they see someone off camera in Netflix's The Brothers Sun

The Brothers Sun is a fun-filled action-comedy crime drama. (Image credit: Netflix)

Any movie or TV show starring Michelle Yeoh is always a welcome treat – if you discount the poorly received Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin series, anyway – and this action comedy-drama show is no different.

In The Brothers Sun, Yeoh plays Eileen ‘Mama’ Sun, who lives in California with her youngest son Bruce (Sam Song Li). However, when older sibling Charles (Justin Chien) unexpectedly shows up, bringing mishaps and violence with him, Bruce soon learns a terrible secret about his family’s past in Taiwan – uncomfortable events Eileen originally fled from to keep her children safe.

With its excellent fight choreography and pleasing cast performances, The Brothers Sun is deserving of its title as Netflix’s first big hit of 2024. Its unusual blend of violence and saccharin familial moments can puts some tonal strain on proceedings but, overall, it’s a terrific watch.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Cobra Kai

Daniel, William, Chozen, and Amanda stand in a line staring at something off screen in Cobra Kai season 5

Cobra Kai is one of Netflix's most beloved shows. (Image credit: Netflix)

Once a YouTube original, Netflix snapped up the rights to Karate Kid continuation TV show Cobra Kai and turned it into a smash hit. Set 34 years after Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) was defeated by Danny LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), the former opens the Cobra Kai dojo once more to teach a new generation of kids how to fight. This sparks Johnny and Danny's old rivalry, and the action spins out from there.

If you love Karate Kid, this show is a lot of fun, and both its leads are in surprisingly great condition considering they're each performing fight stunts in their fifties. It's truly one of the best Netflix shows around, so make the most of it before Cobra Kai season 6 closes it out.

Seasons on Netflix: 5

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Evan Peters' Jeffrey Dahmer stands up in court in Netflix's horrifying drama series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Dahmer makes for an incredibly unsettling watch. (Image credit: Netflix)

Based on true events, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a truly unsettling watch.

The shocking crime biopic dramatizes events where infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gruesomely murdered 17 innocent victims – and got away with doing so for nearly 15 years, despite the increasingly desperate and vociferous pleas of those who knew what he had done.

Unsurprisingly, it's a very grim and deeply disturbing miniseries. Evan Peters delivers a discomforting performance as Dahmer, with the show's supporting cast equally captivating as the individuals swept up in this macabre tale of human cruelty, dereliction of duty, and broken sociopolitical systems.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Squid Game

An official screenshot from Netflix's Squid Game TV show

Squid Game is one of Netflix's biggest hits ever. (Image credit: Noh Juhan)

Squid Game is Netflix's biggest TV show ever, breaking all kinds of records that even Stranger Things can't beat. This South Korean drama comes from the mind of director Hwang Dong-hyuk, and follows a group of indebted citizens invited to risk their lives in a mysterious survival game. 

Squid Game plays on the concept of class division as a catalyst for violence, satirizing reality television by having 456 contestants duke it out in a series of child-friendly games with deadly twists. It definitely leans on tropes first established by Battle Royale (which itself inspired The Hunger Games series), but this show is nonetheless an original and exhilarating way to while away your evenings. 

Squid Game season 2 arrives sometime in 2024, and a satirical series (from original creator Hwang Song-hyuk) about its actual development is also coming soon. Squid Game: The Challenge, a real-world adaptation of the show, debuted in November 2023, too, and proved popular enough to warrant a second season of its own.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Suits

A press image of five main characters in the Suits TV show standing in an office

Suits as enjoyed a major resurgence on Netflix. (Image credit: USA Network)

This legal drama has absolutely blown up since it debuted on Netflix in mid-June. In fact, Suits became such a huge hit for Netflix that its success actually infuriated the show's writers in mid-2023. Indeed, its scribes weren't enamoured to see Suits continually break records on Netflix and Peacock during the 2023 Hollywood writers strike.

Okay, so why has it proved to be so popular? For one, millions of TikTok users have shared clips from Suits since its Netflix debut. It's also down to the fact that Suits is just a really good show, too. The Patrick K. Adams and Meghan Markle-fronted TV show has enough courtroom and relationship-based drama to shake a stick at, and we all know legal-centric offerings pull in plenty of viewers for Netflix. In short: stick one of the best Netflix shows (from a third party standpoint) on your watchlist.

Seasons on Netflix: 8

The Crown

Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Prince William, and Prince Harry pose for photographs in The Crown season 5

The Crown is a hugely popular but controversial series. (Image credit: Keith Bernstein/Netflix)

This wildly popular show charts the British Royal Family's history throughout the late Queen Elizabeth II's seven-decade reign. At £100 million for its first two seasons, it was one of the most expensive TV series ever made, which means there's enough pomp and ceremony to keep those pining for a Downton Abbey replacement happy.

The Crown season 5 saw Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West take center stage as Diana and Charles – and controversially explores the breakdown on their relationship, as well as the gripping drama surrounding the British Royals. One of the best Netflix shows, and arguably most controversial series, we've ever seen.

Seasons on Netflix: 5

The Lincoln Lawyer

Mickey Haller talks to someone on the phone as he heads into a courtroom in The Lincoln Lawyer TV series

The Lincoln Lawyer was a surprise hit in 2022. (Image credit: Lara Solanki/Netflix)

Based on Michael Connolly's 2008 novel series, The Lincoln Lawyer stars Manuel Garcia-Ruffalo as Mickey Haller, a defence attorney (and recovering addict) who picks up legal cases across Los Angeles from the back of his Lincoln Town car.

The show released to little fanfare but became one of the best Netflix shows last year. The Lincoln Lawyer was the second most-watched series on Netflix in three days after its initial release and even held its own against Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 later in May 2022.

Just like its protagonist, The Lincoln Lawyer has become something of an underdog in the streaming world. Given its success, The Lincoln Lawyer season 3 is also on the way.

Seasons on Netflix: 2

The Queen's Gambit

Beth Harmon sits at a chess table in The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit is a stunningly good sports drama. (Image credit: Netflix)

This miniseries is a real treat. While the subject of chess might not sound exciting, The Queen's Gambit manages to weave it together with a tale of self-actualization, romance, and drug abuse. Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon, an orphan trained to play chess by a talented janitor, before she challenges the very male-dominated chess scene with her skills. Essentially, her talents land her a slightly better life, but not without a price. 

Even if you don't really know how to play chess, these competitive scenes are exciting to watch, and Taylor-Joy does a great job of bringing to life a character whose exceptional talents hide the fact that she's constantly grappling with addiction. Easily one of the best Netflix shows ever made.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Best fantasy shows on Netflix

One Piece

Luffy and his crew look up at something off-camera in Netflix's One Piece TV show

Netflix's live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's manga is actually really good. (Image credit: Netflix)

Who would've thought that Netflix could actually make a good live-action show based on one of the best-selling manga of all-time. Not us, but that's what's happened with One Piece, the streamer's retelling of Eiichiro Oda's massively popular anime.

Viewers follow Monkey D Luffy as he rounds up a motley crew of outsiders to go in search of the titular mysterious, legendary item that'll make Luffy achieve his dream of becoming King of the Pirates. Expect plenty of sea-faring combat, humorous pirate-based adventures, and lots of fantastical world-building in Netflix's take on one of the best anime ever made. Given its popularity, it'll come as no surprise to learn One Piece season 2 is on the way.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

The Sandman

Morpheus stands on a barren landscape, with his magical helm on his head, during a sunset in Netflix's The Sandman TV series

The Sandman is as faithful an adaptation as you're likely to see. (Image credit: Netflix)

The Sandman is a stunning example of how a legendary comic book series – or any reading-based material – should be adapted. Based on Neil Gaiman's iconic dark fantasy works, it tells the tale of Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), aka Dream/the titular Sandman, one of seven immortal beings called the Endless and ruler of the Dream Dimension, who sets out to retrieve his magical items and restore his kingdom to its former glory after 100 years of captivity on Earth.

The Sandman's story may sound pretty simplistic, but it's so much more than that. It weaves a multi-narrative tapestry full of thrilling drama, captivating characters, fantasy-based horror, and rich thematic resonance. After an enforced break during the 2023 Hollywood strikes, The Sandman season 2 is back in production, too.

Seasons on Netflix: 1

The Witcher

Geralt and Ciri riding Roach in Netflix's The Witcher season 2

The Witcher is a great fantasy series to stream on Netflix. (Image credit: Jay Maidment/Netflix)

The Witcher is a TV adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's best-selling books, which have also been adapted into a series of popular games. Henry Cavill played monster hunter Geralt of Rivia for three seasons – he's been replaced by Liam Hemsworth from season 4 onwards – in a story that spans decades and wars between nations.

The Witcher doesn't quite feel like 'prestige' TV in the way Game of Thrones tried to be, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's an enjoyable, funny, action-packed and dramatic fantasy series that'll delight fans and more casual viewers. Read our review of The Witcher season 3 and then our Witcher season 3 ending explainer to see how it sets up its fourth installment.

Spin-off projects called The Witcher: Blood Origin and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf are also available to stream.

Seasons on Netflix: 3

Best history shows on Netflix

The Last Kingdom