Using critical scores from sites like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, as well as word of mouth on social media, we've determined the best Netflix originals of 2018.
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, this futuristic story of murder and betrayal received buzz for its sexualized violence. The series has been renewed for an eight-episode second season, which will now feature Anthony Mackie in the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs.
Tig Notaro brings her signature deadpan humor to her latest stand-up special, exploring her life as a parent of twins and joking about Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded birthday party.
This Netflix documentary examines Gloria Allred's personal trauma and her work as an advocate for women.
Netflix's sleeper hit rom com follows two assistants who want to couple up their bosses. Glenn Powell, Lucy Liu, Pete Davidson and Taye Diggs appear in the adorable flick.
After a disjointed Season 4, Arrested Development finds its way back with the chemistry of its stellar cast at the forefront of its newest episodes. The second half of Season 5 is expected to drop in late 2018 or 2019.
Dexter star Michael C. Hall returns in this British mini-series as a widowed pediatric surgeon whose teen daughter goes missing.
This hilarious baking competition series has amateurs attempt to recreate edible masterpieces--to varying results. If Pinterest fails crack you up, this show is for you.
Broad City's Abbi Jacobson delivers a gripping performance as a woman at the end of her rope who's trying to find a detox center for her addict brother, played by Dave Franco.
Four street-savvy friends navigate life at an LA South Central high school in this coming-of-age comedy series. On My Block has been renewed for a second season.
This fascinating four-part docuseries depicts Senator Robert Kennedy's political rise in the 1960s and the aftermath of his assassination.
This British thriller keeps audiences in suspense as a weekend hunting trip becomes a nightmare.
The family-friendly show, based on the popular children's book series, has had two solid seasons--and has a third on the way. Neil Patrick Harris stars as the deliciously awful Count Olaf.
Unlike his recent spate of Netflix movies, the Saturday Night Live alum genuinely appears to be enjoying himself in his new comedy special. Highlights include a poignant Chris Farley tribute and hilarious new songs like "Phone, Wallet, Keys."
Another Netflix romantic comedy to capture the hearts of viewers this year, To All the Boys I've Loved Before is based on the popular YA novel of the same name about a teen whose love letters go public.
This unique cooking series features Christine McConnell, and her puppet friends, making spooky dishes and crafts. Though many of the creepy confections appear too tedious to recreate at home, the series is certainly entertaining.
Maggie Gyllenhaal shines as a kindergarten teacher who's convinced one of her students is a poetic genius.
Gus and Mickey (Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs) finally end up in a fully committed relationship for the final season of the Judd Apatow-produced comedy.
The second season of the popular Marvel series once again featured a strong performance from Krysten Ritter. We're reportedly getting a Season 3 but as Netflix keeps canceling Marvel shows (Iron Fist and Luke Cage got the axe this year), the fate of Jessica Jones beyond Season 3 hangs in the balance.
This eight-episode docuseries looks at the troubled city in the aftermath of the water crisis through the lends of the the Flint Police Department. The acclaimed Flint Town earned a 95% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
The true crime parody series leveled up in a big and unexpected way by switching the show to an anthology format that delivered one of the most compassionate looks at Gen Z. However, due to the fact it was produced by an outside production company, Netflix has since announced the show's cancellation.
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are two strangers who bond during a mysterious pharmaceutical trial in this dark miniseries. From the mind of Cary Fukunaga, the director of True Detective Season 1, Maniac is a surreal visual fantasy thats as lush as it is satisfying.
Two years after releasing her first Netflix special, Baby Cobra, the talented stand-up comedian returns, with a new baby bump and a fresh set of jokes. With a 100% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes, there's no doubt this is a solid hour of comedy.
Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering shine a light on the lax regulations and corporate cover-ups in the $400 billion medical device industry in this shocking documentary.
A teen who thinks he's a psychopath and his rebellious classmate go on a road trip in this acclaimed British dark comedy-drama. It's worth watching for the outstanding performances from the two young leads.
The best-selling, James Beard Award-winning book from Samin Nosrat has been adapted into a four-part series where the chef explores the four basic ingredients to wonderful cooking.
Come for John Mulaney's gut-busting humor and stay for his spot-on Mick Jagger impression.
The supernatural series, starring Kiernan Shipka as a half-witch, half-mortal, is dark, disturbing and addictive.
If you love travel, cooking and history, this documentary series, centered around restaurateur David Chang, is right up your alley. Each episode highlights a dish or concept, like pizza and fried rice, and explores their evolution.
The legendary comic's first stand-up special in 10 years was worth the wait. Another special with a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rock brings the laughs with his searing observations on parenting, infidelity and politics.
Two human princes and an elven assassin to team up on an epic quest in this animated fantasy adventure that your kids will love.
This Emmy Award-winning Netflix documentary series about a controversial guru has to be seen to be believed.
Oscar winning-actress Natalie Portman finds herself in a mysterious quarantined zone in this must-watch science fiction horror flick.
Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino and Timothy Hutton lead the cast in this modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's iconic novel following a group of siblings who grew up in a haunted house.
Netflix's documentary about NASA's first women astronaut trainees tells a remarkable story. The doc has a 100% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
The first half of Kimmy Schmidt's final season is as silly as satisfying as ever with fabulous performances from Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess.
The ambitious second season of Netflix's comedy about professional women wrestlers in the '80s is built for binging with plenty of drama and just as many laughs.
Arguably the best multi-camera family sitcom on TV right now, this family-friendly series revolving around a Cuban-American family is incredibly relevant and touching.
Referred to as "a word-of-mouth phenomenon" by The New York Times, Nanette is both a stand-up comedy special and a social commentary unlike any other. Unsurprisingly, it holds a 100% rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg's adult animated sitcom watches a group of 7th graders navigate puberty. Its sophmore season is even better than the first.
Another Netflix winner with a 100% fresh rating, Dear White People improves in its second season with its timely message and a powerful plot twist. The series has been renewed for a third season.
This gripping documentary series focuses on a murder case in North Carolina follows the judicial case of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife.
BoJack's poignant and amusing fifth season proves the animated series is improving with age. Its scathing commentary on the predatory men of #MeToo and their redemption tours make the fifth season a standout in the series.
The Queer Eye reboot delivered two solid seasons in 2018 and has been one of Netflix's most talked-about new series this year. The Fab Five often leaves their subjects, and viewers, in tears as they help transform the lives of the people around them.