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These are the 30 best Netflix series according to critics - you should have seen them

Netflix can look forward to not only streaming records and millions of subscribers, but also numerous good reviews - some productions of the streaming service have even won prestigious awards such as the Emmy or Golden Globe. Read here which series are particularly worth seeing in the opinion of critics. However, one thing is already revealed: “Stranger Things”, “The Witcher”, or “The Umbrella Academy” are not among the top 30.

Netflix series: the top 30 according to critics

The critics' platform Rotten Tomatoes serves as the starting point for this series ranking, which bundles all film and series reviews into an overall rating. The specified percentage is always the share of positive reviews in all reviews of the series. It should be noted, however, that English-language productions are more strongly represented on the platform.

30. On my block (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95 percent

It's all about this: Four teenagers from suburban Los Angeles are the focus of this coming-of-age series. Actually, Monse (Sierra Capri), Cesar (Diego Tinoco), Ruben (Jason Genao) and Jamal (Brett Gray) have always been inseparable, but when Monse returns from summer camp shortly before her first day at high school, she finds that she is the clique fell out in their absence. Can the girl make up her friends without getting drawn into the city's complex gang politics?

29. Dark (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95 percent

It's all about this: The mysterious disappearance of two children causes a stir in the small town of Winden. The fact that the family history of four families from the place hide far greater secrets and inexplicable phenomena forms the actual plot of the sci-fi / mystery series, which is so much more than just the German answer to “Stranger Things”. (Also read: All German Netflix Originals ranked from worst to best)

28. Dear White People (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95 percent

It's all about this: Based on the film of the same name with Tessa Thompson, this series negotiates the relationships between white and non-white students on an American campus. The focus is on the self-confident radio presenter Samantha (Logan Browning) and her predominantly Afro-American clique as well as Sam's white friend Gabe (John Patrick Amedori). The narrative perspective changes with each episode from one character to the next - clever and humorous social criticism.

27. Kingdom (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96 percent

It's all about this: The South Korean series takes place at the time of the Joseon Dynasty and is based on the comic "The Land of the Gods": When an epidemic breaks out in the palace, it is initially said that it is about smallpox. But the curious Crown Prince (JU Ji-hoon) investigates and has to discover that his subjects gradually become zombies.

26. A Special Life (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96 percent

It's all about this: Cutting yourself off from your family and standing on your own two feet is often a tough process, including in the case of Ryan (Ryan O'Connell), who suffers from a mild form of cerebral palsy. As a first step in his self-determined life, he takes an unpaid internship and plunges into the murky waters of the dating pool. The series is based on O'Connell's autobiography and was written and produced by himself. Another producer on the series is Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons.

25.Never in my life (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96 percent

It's all about this: To distract herself from the loss of her beloved father, teenage Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) comes up with a plan: she and her best friends should finally get cool; to do this, the otherwise rather shy student throws herself at school crush Paxton (Darren Barnet) of all places. Even if Devi seems to have only boys and parties on her mind most of the time, Mindy Kaling's heartwarming dramedy is basically a love letter to the power of friendship and family. The many different relationships that the predominantly female main characters in this series have with each other are particularly refreshing.

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24. When They See Us (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96 percent

It's all about this: They were innocently convicted just because they are black: The story of the “Central Park Five” is angry and is at least as relevant today as it was during the trial in 1989. The socially critical director Ava DuVernay ("Selma", "13th") filmed the case as a four-part judicial drama that not only shows how unfair the trial was, but also the psychological consequences of racial discrimination for the accused and their community. The outstanding black cast around Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome and Marquis Rodriguez was supported by Hollywood greats such as Vera Farmiga and Felicity Huffman.

23. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96 percent

It's all about this: The orphaned siblings Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are placed in the care of the mysterious Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris). However, he plans to use insidious methods to usurp the children's inheritance. The eponymous book series by Lemony Snicket was filmed in 2004 as a film with Jim Carrey in the role of the Count and nominated for four Academy Awards.

22. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96 percent

It's all about this: As a teenager, the gullible Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) was kidnapped by a sect leader (brilliantly cast with Jon Hamm) and locked in a bunker with three other women. 15 years later they are freed and have to find their way in the turbulent world that has become completely alien to them. Determined to make up for the years stolen from her, Kimmy moves to New York City of all places, where she takes her homosexual roommate Titus, her weird landlady Lilianne and her emotionally dulled employer Jacqueline under her wing. The eccentric sitcom was created by “30 Rock” creator Tina Fey.

21. Elite (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97 percent

It's all about this: Intrigue, forbidden affairs, blackmail and even murder: the students at the elite high school Las Encinas will stop at nothing when it comes to keeping their dark secrets. The Spanish-language Netflix drama “Élite” mainly uses well-known narrative structures, but in contrast to teen soaps such as “Gossip Girl” or “O.C. California ”, the series draws its characters so complex and interesting that you feel sorry for and feverishly with each and every one of them. In addition, the Spanish export succeeds in artfully combining the action of the first three seasons. (You might also be interested in: The Midnight Sky: All About George Clooney's Apocalyptic Movie on Netflix)

20. Lady Dynamite (2016)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97 percent

It's all about this: After receiving treatment for a bipolar disorder for six months, stand-up comedian Maria Bamford is making a comeback. The series is based on Bamford's actual experiences.

19. She-Ra and the Rebel Princesses (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97 percent

It's all about this: The reboot of the cartoon series from the 80s revolves around the 16-year-old orphan girl Adora aka warrior princess She-Ra. With the help of a magical sword, she and her allied rebels fight against the tyrant who rules their planet - and who raised Adora.

18. Matryoshka (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97 percent

It's all about this: Software developer Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) dies at a party and gets into a time warp. Again and again she experiences her own death and has to try to find out what happened to her and why.

17. Lovesick (2015)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 percent

It's all about this: When Dylan (Johnny Flynn) learns that he is infected with chlamydia, a very unpleasant odyssey begins for the young Briton: he has to tell all his exes about it. In a very entertaining way, he lets the viewer review the chronicle of his love life. Actually, the fate of this comedy from Great Britain seemed long since sealed: Channel 4 canceled the series after only one season. Then it was bought by Netflix and released under a new name - and lo and behold, the plan worked, the series was well received: two more seasons were produced.

16. Tuca and Bertie (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 percent

It's all about this: Crazy fun by BoJack Horseman producer Lisa Hanawalt about a self-confident female toucan and the song thrush, plagued by self-doubt Bertie. The two are best friends and together they master the challenge of “women in their 30s”.

15. Unbelievable (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 percent

It's all about this: When it comes to true crime documentaries, Netflix can't fool anyone so quickly. The miniseries “Unbelievable” proves that the streaming service knows how to dramatize real crimes: When the young Marie (Kaitlyn Dever) turns to the police after being raped, they don't believe her. Three years later, two policewomen (Merritt Wever, Toni Collette) in the state of Colorado, 1000 kilometers away, discover that Marie's case shows clear parallels to other unexplained sex crimes and start the investigation. Both the crime itself and, more importantly, the failure of the judicial system in Marie's case are actually incredible; but that this is how it happened was brought to light by a report by the non-profit journalists' collective Pro Publica, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Kaitlyn Dever was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for her poignant portrayal of the rape victim Marie.

14. American Vandal (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 percent

It's all about this: An ice-cold crime shakes the otherwise inconspicuous Hanover High School: penises have been sprayed on all the cars in the school parking lot. The alleged perpetrator is quickly caught, class clown Dylan Maxwell (YouTuber Jimmy Tatro) is known for drawing cocks on the blackboard. But a film team made up of classmates raises doubts about the guilt of the chaotic. The streaming giant pokes at itself with this parody of true crime documentaries like “Making a Murderer” - great entertainment.

13. Mindhunter (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 percent

It's all about this: Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy or the “Zodiac” killer: serial killers have always had a terrible fascination for us. Many people are particularly concerned with the motives of these killers and the question of what criteria such criminals use to select their victims. Until 1977, however, they played almost no role in the police investigation. Based on the book “The Soul of the Murderer” by the profiler John E. Douglas, “Mindhunter” outlines the hour of birth of criminal psychology: FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and his colleague Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview convicted serial killers for themselves to get a better picture of their approach. The characters are all based on real cases; Ford itself is based on John E. Douglas. Eerie excitement guaranteed.

12. Lupine (2021)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 percent

It's all about this: The Netflix crime series “Lupine” landed a direct hit right at the beginning of the new year: To avenge the death of his father, the Parisian Assane (Omar Sy) uses the adventures of the master thief and gentleman “Arsène Lupine” as inspiration.

11.Alias ​​Grace (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 99 percent

It's all about this: A gruesome double homicide set western Canada in turmoil in 1843: the maid, Grace Marks, who immigrated from Ireland, is said to have killed her employer and his housekeeper. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, the miniseries is dedicated to the fictional history of the alleged murderess (played by Sarah Gadon) and always masters the balancing act between drama and psychological thriller. In the end, a twist that is as unexpected as it is scary awaits the viewer.

10. Big Mouth (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 99 percent

It's all about this: The adult animation series is based on the experiences of actor Nick Kroll and “Family Guy” writer Andrew Goldberg in their teens in the suburbs of New York City. Above all, the sexual awakening and the embarrassment associated with it are relentlessly discussed.

9. One Day at a Time (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 99 percent

It's all about this: This Netflix series is a remake of the US sitcom of the same name from the 70s and 80s. The focus is on the Cuban-born Alvarez family: grandmother Lydia (Rita Moreno), mother Penelope (Justina Machado) and their children Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz). While the series generates plenty of laughs, it also addresses sensitive and pressing issues that preoccupy the Latino community in the United States: mental health issues, sexism, homophobia, racism, and the challenges of US immigration policy.

8. Crazyhead (2016)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100 percent

It's all about this: Amy (Cara Theobold) and Raquel (Susan Wokoma) can tell when people are possessed by demons - and have to fight them for better or worse. However, the fact that the dark creatures choose people from their personal environment, such as lovers or psychiatrists, complicates the whole thing. Witty women who hunt demons - the premise of this British horror comedy is a bit reminiscent of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”: in fact, “Crazyhead” lives mainly from absurd situations and weird characters; but it is above all the dynamic between the main characters that captivates the audience.

7. Dash & Lily (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100 percent

It's all about this: Because she's never had a boyfriend and is longing for romance, 17-year-old New Yorker Lily (Midori Francis) hides a red notebook with a letter and a task in her favorite bookstore. When the smart and sociable Dash (Austin Abrams) finds this, it is instantly lost to him. From then on, with the help of the book, the young people, who were unknown to one another, challenge each other to undertake both funny and meaningful actions and fall in love with one another in the course of this. Anyone who likes Christmas kitsch, sparkling lights and the magic of first love will be well served with this romantic comedy - only Spekulatius is sweeter.

6. Blood of Zeus (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100 percent

It's all about this: To prove bravery and thereby gain fame and honor: this wish already drove heroes like Achilles and Odysseus in Homer's epic “Iliad”. In the animated series “Blood of Zeus” the demigod Heron, a son of Zeus and a mortal, tries to make a name for himself. Epic battles and encounters with other gods and mythological figures are inevitable.

5. Duty and Shame (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100 percent

It's all about this: To solve the disappearance of his brother, the Japanese policeman Kenzo (Takehiro Hira) travels from Tokyo to London and pretends to be a member of the Yakuza mafia. However, when he is found responsible for the murder of an influential businessman, Kenzo finds himself asking questions that are apparently meant to go unanswered.

4. Feel Good (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100 percent

It's all about this: Merging comedy and drama is always a big risk. Hardly any other production country has mastered this art as much as the British. The six-part series “Feel Good” accompanies the immigrant comedian Mae (Mae Martin) from Canada, who falls in love with the prudish George. In addition to the romance of the two women, their complicated family relationships and Mae's drug problem, which she tries to get under control with the help of an older addict, are also discussed. It is above all this complexity and diversity of relationships among women that makes dramedy worth seeing.

3rd Master of None (2015)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100 percent

It's all about this: There were three Emmys and a Golde Globe for this profound dramedy by and with Aziz Ansari. The series is about the Indian-born actor Dev, who dreams of a big breakthrough in his early 30s. “Master of None” carefully explores the many different aspects that make up a person, from cultural identity to interpersonal dynamics such as friendships, family and love relationships.