50 Best IMDb Rated Drama Shows on Netflix

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

Drama Shows are the most popular amongst viewers and so it should be with some of the most wonderfully crafted and engaging television of our time. Here's the list 50 best IMDb rated drama shows on Netflix right now.

Breaking Bad


Breaking Bad 2013
IMDb:   9.5/10

Metacritic:   73/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Creator(s):   Not Available

A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to secure his family's future by manufacturing and selling crystal meth.

Actor(s):   Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, R.J. Mitte, Steven Michael Quezada

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House of Cards


House of Cards 2017
IMDb:   9/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Beau Willimon

Ruthless Congressman Frank Underwood will stop at nothing to conquer Washington D.C. in this Emmy winning political drama.

Actor(s):   Constance Zimmer, Corey Stoll, Derek Cecil, Elizabeth Marvel, Elizabeth Norment, Joel Kinnaman, Kate Mara, Kevin Spacey, Kim Dickens, Kristen Connolly, Lars Mikkelsen, Mahershala Ali, Michael Kelly, Michel Gill, Molly Parker, Nathan Darrow, Reg E. Cathey, Robin Wright, Sakina Jaffrey, Sandrine Holt, Sebastian Arcelus

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Better Call Saul


Better Call Saul 2016
IMDb:   8.7/10

Metacritic:   78/100

Genre:   Comedy, Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2016

Creator(s):   Not Available

This prequel to 'Breaking Bad' follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into Walter White's morally challenged lawyer, Saul Goodman.

Actor(s):   Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn

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Mad Men


Mad Men 2014
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   77/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2014

Creator(s):   Not Available

Set in 1960s New York City, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.

Actor(s):   Aaron Staton, Alexa Alemanni, Alison Brie, Ben Feldman, Bryan Batt, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Stanley, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jared Harris, Jay R. Ferguson, Jessica Pare, John Slattery, Jon Hamm, Julie McNiven, Kiernan Shipka, Mark Moses, Michael Gladis, Rich Sommer, Robert Morse, Vincent Kartheiser

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The Walking Dead


The Walking Dead 2017
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Drama, Horror

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Not Available

In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, survivors hold on to the hope of humanity by banding together to wage a fight for their own survival.

Actor(s):   Andrew Lincoln, Chad L. Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Emily Kinney, Lauren Cohan, Laurie Holden, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies, Scott Wilson, Sonequa Martin-Green, Steven Yeun

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13 Reasons Why


13 Reasons Why 2017
IMDb:   8.4/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2017-03-31

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Brian Yorkey

After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.

Actor(s):   Alisha Boe, Amy Hargreaves, Brian d'Arcy James, Christian Navarro, Derek Luke, Devin Druid, Dylan Minnette, Justin Prentice, Kate Walsh, Katherine Langford, Michael Sadler, Michele Selene Ang, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Steven Silver

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Californication


Californication 2014
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2014

Creator(s):   Not Available

A novelist battles writer's block and a weakness for drugs, booze and sex while struggling to make things work with his girlfriend and daughter.

Actor(s):   David Duchovny, Evan Handler, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Tobolowsky

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The Haunting of Hill House


The Haunting of Hill House 2018
IMDb:   8.8/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Drama, Horror, Mystery

Available From:   2018-10-12

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Mike Flanagan

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Actor(s):   Carla Gugino, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Julian Hilliard, Kate Siegel, Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Michiel Huisman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Paxton Singleton, Timothy Hutton, Victoria Pedretti, Violet McGraw

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Peaky Blinders


Peaky Blinders 2016
IMDb:   8.8/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2016

Creator(s):   Not Available

A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.

Actor(s):   Andy Nyman, Annabelle Wallis, Charlie Creed-Miles, Charlotte Riley, Cillian Murphy, David Dawson, Helen McCrory, Ian Peck, Iddo Goldberg, Jeffrey Postlethwaite, Joe Cole, Matthew Postlethwaite, Ned Dennehy, Paul Anderson, Sam Neill, Sophie Rundle, Tom Hardy, Tony Pitts

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The West Wing


The West Wing 2005
IMDb:   8.8/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2005

Creator(s):   Not Available

This powerful political epic chronicles the triumphs and travails of White House senior staff under the administration of President Josiah Bartlet.

Actor(s):   Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Janel Moloney, John Spencer, Joshua Malina, Kim Webster, Kris Murphy, Martin Sheen, Melissa Fitzgerald, NiCole Robinson, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Timothy Davis-Reed

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