50 Best Critically Acclaimed Shows on Netflix UK

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Last updated: 2019-05-25

Looking for what to watch on Netflix? If you follow critic ratings more than others, here’s a list of 50 best critically acclaimed shows on Netflix UK streaming right now.

The Office (U.K.)


The Office (U.K.) 2003

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2003

Creator(s):   Not Available

Set in London at a dysfunctional paper company, this caustic British sitcom follows the day-to-day troubles of the firm's uninspired desk jockeys

Actor(s):   Alexander Perkins, Angela Clerkin, Ben Bradshaw, Emma Louise Manton, Ewen Macintosh, Howard Saddler, Jamie Deeks, Jane Lucas, Joel Beckett, Julie Fernandez, Lucy Davis, Mackenzie Crook, Martin Freeman, Oliver Chris, Patrick Baladi, Patrick Driver, Philip Pickard, Rachel Isaac, Ralph Ineson, Ricky Gervais, Robin Hooper, Stacey Roca, Stirling Gallacher, Tony MacMurray

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The Good Place


The Good Place 2016

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2017-08-21

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Not Available

Due to an error, self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop arrives at the Good Place after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person.

Actor(s):   D'Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, Kristen Bell, Manny Jacinto, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

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BoJack Horseman


BoJack Horseman 2017

Genre:   Animation, Comedy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s, 20 years later. He's a curmudgeon with a heart of not quite gold but something like gold. Copper?

Actor(s):   Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Tompkins, Will Arnett

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Master of None


Master of None 2017

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2015-11-06

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Alan Yang, Aziz Ansari

Dev Shah struggles to find his way in New York City and goes through numerous ups and downs professionally and personally, especially involving his pursuit of a relationship.

Actor(s):   Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Fatima Ansari, H. Jon Benjamin, Kelvin Yu, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells, Shoukath Ansari

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American Crime Story


American Crime Story 2016

Genre:   Biography, Crime, Drama

Available From:   2016-11-01

Year:   2016

Creator(s):   Not Available

O.J. Simpson's double-murder trial, dubbed 'the Trial of the Century,' is dramatized from the perspective of both the prosecution and the defense.

Actor(s):   Billy Magnussen, Bruce Greenwood, Cheryl Ladd, Christian Clemenson, Connie Britton, Courtney B. Vance, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, Evan Handler, John Travolta, Jordana Brewster, Kenneth Choi, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Selma Blair, Sterling K. Brown, Steven Pasquale

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Arrested Development


Arrested Development 2013

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Creator(s):   Mitchell Hurwitz

It's the Emmy-winning story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

Actor(s):   Alia Shawkat, David Cross, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Ron Howard, Tony Hale, Will Arnett

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Russian Doll


Russian Doll 2019

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2019-02-01

Year:   2019

Creator(s):   Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne

Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.

Actor(s):   Brendan Sexton III, Brooke Timber, Charlie Barnett, Chloe Sevigny, Dascha Polanco, Elizabeth Ashley, Greta Lee, Jeremy Bobb, Natasha Lyonne, Rebecca Henderson, Yul Vazquez

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The Crown


The Crown 2018

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2016-11-04

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Peter Morgan

This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20 century.

Actor(s):   Alex Jennings, Ben Miles, Claire Foy, Daniel Ings, Eileen Atkins, Greg Wise, Harriet Walter, Harry Hadden-Paton, Jared Harris, Jeremy Northam, John Lithgow, Lia Williams, Matt Smith, Pip Torrens, Vanessa Kirby, Victoria Hamilton, Will Keen

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Dear White People


Dear White People 2017

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2017-04-28

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Not Available

Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that's not nearly as 'post-racial' as it thinks.

Actor(s):   Antoinette Robertson, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, Giancarlo Esposito, John Patrick Amedori, Kyle Gallner, Logan Browning, Marque Richardson, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Tyler James Williams

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Sherlock


Sherlock 2016

Genre:   Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2016

Creator(s):   Not Available

In this updated take on Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues.

Actor(s):   Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs

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