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25 Best Shows To Binge-Watch On Netflix India - Updated List

By Architi Batra

Updated - March 8, 2019 bookmark icon 18 min read

Yes, We Know! We have already heard it all - How is Netflix India of any use if I can't watch Friends or Game Of Thrones on it? All those ardent cries of "Netflix India" is so limited, there aren't enough good shows Blah Blah!" The agony of every lazy binge-watcher. But it's only an agony until you find the next good thing to watch and all becomes 'Happily Ever After' (If you say so! I am a Shrek-kind-of-a-fairytale believer) Because no matter how many plans we make, we all are good believers in the good old fate to bring us back in front of our laptops and tv screens. Sunlight? What's that? So, it's as simple as the fact that all you need to do is put in a little effort to find the next thing to eat your brains out. But worry not! We have made even that easy for you. This is your ultimate guide (Until new and better shows release) to 25 Best shows on NETFLIX INDIA you should not miss by any chance (or any other time!).

 

*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.

 

1. The Hauntings Of Hill House

Director: Mike Flanagan

Star Casts: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas 

 

Let's start with the list of best shows on Netflix with the latest addition The Haunting of Hill House. The words “terrifying” & “intelligent” thrown around a lot about this show and in all honesty, this top show on Netflix truly justifies these two words. The plot of the movies is about 5 children who grew up in a haunting house and are forced back together at that house after growing up to finally confront the ghost of their past. Noted as one of the best shows to watch on the Netflix India The Haunting Of the Hill house is top on our list. Don't blame us if you start expecting a bend neck lady in your nightmares after watching this.25-best-shows-netflix-india-the-haunting-of-the-hill-house-image

IMBD Rating: 8.9/10

 

2. Ghoul

Star Casts: Manav Kaul, Radhika Apte, Rohit Pathak 

 

Radhika Apte's Ghoul is one of the scariest and deep Netflix original show. The story of the Ghoul (best show on Netflix-India) is about the Arab folklore monster ghoul making this movie the second Netflix original from India, after Sacred Games. This top Netflix series surrounds around the eerie things happening when a young interrogator Nida Rahim arrives at a military detention center. This is a must watch for all the people who love horror shows.25-best-shows-netflix-india-ghoul-image

IMBD Rating: 7.2/10

 

3. Outlander

Director: Ronald D. Moore

Star Casts: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix 

 

Outlander series is a love story for the ages! Every time the main characters are separated through tragedy and then get back together again by running into each other's arms will bring tears to your eyes. An incredible love story with real chemistry between Jamie & Claire makes Outlander the best British tv shows. The actors and actresses in this British tv series are incredible. They portray their characters so well, the truly resemble real people with real lives during their times. best-british-series-netflix-india-outlander-image

IMDb Ranking: 8.5/10

 

4. Black Mirror

Director: Charlie Brooker

Star Casts:  Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel 

 

What makes Black Mirror one of the best Netflix series is the tapestry of futuristic and modern-day stand-alone tales that are thrilling, perplexing, crisp and full of satire. Using technology this best Tv show on Netflix showed the source of paranoia, the stories explore the collective anxious state of mind of the world. Each story in each episode of Black Mirror features its own cast of prodigious and mystifying characters. The plots for each episode are clever, unique, thought-provoking, insightful, have twists and some stunning endings. 25-best-shows-netflix-india-black-mirror_image

IMBD Rating: 8.9/10

 

5. Sex Education

Director: Laurie Nunn

Star Casts:  Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey 

 

This best British series on Netflix is the hilarious take on sex in a small English community. There aren't many shows that will fall into the trap of binge-watching straight through on a Saturday night, but this is one of them. What starts as what seems to be another raunchy series, turns into a story of many characters who seem to have it all or nothing in between, who come to realize that they're no more special than the person next to them, no more right or wrong than the one they criticize or blame.best-british-series-netflix-india-sex-education-image

IMDb Ranking: 8.5/10

 

6. Lucifer

Director: Tom Kapinos

Star Casts: Lauren German, Tom Ellis, Kevin Alejandro

 

We all have our own imaginative picture of Lucifer, the demon. Let's us see the handsome side of the demon who assists local police of LA in solving cases. With its unique script, this best show on Netflix right now captures the attention of all the viewers which includes the most favourite genres like Action, Crime, Romance and even a bit of comedy. Lucifer has taken a turn for the best as the main protagonist of the show which is Lucifer Morningstar storms in and takes over the whole entire show. With his handsome personality, the best part about the show is how everything provides a plot and twists, unlike any other shows on Netflix.25-best-shows-netflix-india-lucifer_image

IMBD Rating: 8.2/10

 


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7. Sherlock

Director: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

Star Casts:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

 

There have been in numerous adaptions of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes in movies and series but in our opinion none like the 2010 tv series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs. Yes DOCTOR STRANGE AND EVERETT K. ROSS from your marvel universe. They are usually recognized vice versa with a reaction "WOAH! Sherlock Holmes is Doctor strange and Dr. Watson is some CIA agent? What?!" One of the best series to watch on the Netflix India, SHERLOCK is a modern update which finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. From cinematography to the intricate details of the storyline, we swear you won't be disappointed. This could be your new favorite series but for now, it is over after its last release in 2017.
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IMBD Rating: 9.2/10

 

8. Quantico

Director:  Joshua Safran

Star Casts:  Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy

 

Quantico is the story about a group of FBI students who join Quantico based in Virginia, but as the show proceeds, they just unravel some of the secrets of their own. This best TV show on Netflix is a subtle collection of crime, investigation, and romance. With every passing episode, you'll be left with a lot of questions, twists, and suspense. Also, we have our very own superstar Priyanka Chopra as one of the leading stars, enough to get keep you hooked. 25-best-shows-netflix-india-quantico_image

IMBD Rating: 6.7/10

 

9. Sacred Games

Star Casts:  Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte 

 

Definitely, one of the best series to watch on Netflix India, SACRED GAMES is the 1st ever Indian Tv series in collaboration with Netflix. The series stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla amongst many more. Yeah, you read it right! The series is based on the critically acclaimed novel, Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra and has been directed by none other than Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. After the announcement of the show, Netflix instantly gave the name of another Indian series to soon come up: Bard of Blood: A spy series under Shah Rukh Khan’s production.
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IMBD Rating: 9.1/10

 

10. Ozark

Director: Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams

Star Casts: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner 

 

Bateman, Linney, and Garner are a sight to behold in this top Netflix show especially Bateman who steps out of his normal character. The plot of Ozark revolves around a financial planner who ends up in a money laundering scheme. Eventually, he ends up having to relocate his family to the Ozarks in order to continue laundering money for a ruthless Mexican drug cartel against his will. The plot of Ozark revolves around a very clever, surreal, intense, violent, unparalleled concept with plenty of twists25-best-shows-netflix-india-ozark_image

IMBD Rating: 8.3/10

 

11. The Crown

Director: Peter Morgan

Star Casts: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton

 

For centuries, we Indians had such a lovely relationship with Colonial England and the royal family (please note the sarcasm). So, what's better than to watch the glorifying facts and details of the life of the longest reigning ruler, Queen Elizabeth. The very first scene of the series talks about Lord Mountbatten giving up on India (Hooray!) which does give the whole thing a personal touch. The crown follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. 2 seasons down, the series awaits its 3rd season in 2018. If you are a history fan, you are going to love it.
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IMBD Rating: 8.7/10

 

12. Stranger Things

Director: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer

Star Casts: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder 

 

If you haven't heard of it yet, what cocoon are you living in? This amazing series on Netflix India is based on the 90s is the perfect blend of horror and mystery with the biggest twist and amazing cast. The cast is what makes you fall in love with the series more. From  Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, Gaten Matarazzo and many more this is the one for you if you love horror or not. You should not miss this one. The series starts with the storyline: 'When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.' WARNING: Don't watch alone at night if you scare easily
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IMBD Rating: 8.9/10

 


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13. Rick And Morty

Director: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland

Star Casts: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer 

 

This intelligent series is going to blow your mind. The creators have exceeded everyone's expectations with this animated series. This 4 season series awaiting its 5th and 6th season is an animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson. It makes you a question and explores the deepest of the scientific phenomenon with the best style of humor and adventure. This show is truly one of the best shows you can catch on Netflix India. 
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IMBD Rating: 9.3/10

 

14. Riverdale

Director:  Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Star Casts:  K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes 

 

We all loved Archie comic growing up. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead seemed just about right as our role-models to live like in our teenage years. So what happens when you pick up those characters from their sweet and simple lives in a world of crime, murder, hatred, and jealousy? CHAOS! Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade. Sounds interesting and mysterious? It is! And there's no happier feeling than seeing Cole Sprouse who played Cody in 'Zack and Cody' as Jughead!
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IMBD Rating: 7.6/10

 

15. 13 Reasons Why

Director: Brian Yorkey

Star Casts: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro 

 

You know it was coming! You knew it! But you somewhere wish this wasn't a series? yeah, we feel the same sometimes. This highly controversial series deals with sensitive issues like suicide, rape, sodomy, bullying etc. in high school. A fair warning which we request you to consider, avoid it no matter how good or bad your mental health condition is if you are an overthinker and prone to get sensitive after watching something. This series you like it or not would affect you. we won't go into the details of the fact whether the series glorifies suicide or not, that's for you to decide. Basically, the series follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life. Also, don't miss the '13 Reasons Why Beyond The Reason' after you finish the series
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IMBD Rating: 8.2/10

 

16. Jessica Jones

Director: Melissa Rosenberg

Star Casts: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

 

Jessica Jones is streaming on Netflix and breaking all the records. This best Netflix series is by far one of the greatest Marvel shows that you might have seen. The story revolves around Jessica Jones who is broke and is trying to move on with her life and avoid her dark past. With a lot of plot twists and mystery which are not at all predictable. Keeping you hooked at the edge of chair you'll fall for Krysten Ritter's portrayal of Jessica Jones.25-best-shows-netflix-india-jessica-jones_image

IMBD Rating: 8.0/10

 

17. Narcos

Director: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, Doug Miro

Star Casts: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

 

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years is an exquisite series and a marvelous piece of cinematography. Pedro Pascal playing the lead character Javier Peña in the series was your favorite character 'Oberyn' in Game of Thrones who in such fashion got his skull and eyes smashed by the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane. That was a once glorious death. The actor does amazing things in whatever role you put him in! Don't miss this epic and catch it asap on Netflix India.
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IMBD Rating: 8.9/10

 

18. House Of Cards

Director: Beau Willimon

Star Casts: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright 

 

Politics, Manipulation, Arrogance, Diplomacy, Bureaucracy. You name it and this best Netflix show has it. House of cards is one of the Netflix Original shows which story is based on Frank Underwood, a cunning dishonest manipulator tyrant politician believes in  "Haunt or be Haunted". Along the way, through the seasons the focus is on Claire and it was brilliant to see a women-centered narrative.25-best-shows-netflix-india-house-of-cards_image

IMBD Rating: 8.8/10

 

19. Sense8

Director:  J. Michael Straczynski, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Star Casts:  Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai

 

We don't care what everybody else says, but this series is an absolute genius's work and is definitely our favorite. Sense8, an LGBTQ+ pro show focuses on the whole issue in the most unique manner. We have never seen a more beautifully crafted show. It also features an Indian lead and supporting Indian actors such as Anupam Kher and Purab Kohli (WE KNOW RIGHT!). The series cost so much to Netflix that they decided to discontinue the series as it wasn't affordable anymore but to please their agonizing fans, they just came up with a finale movie-long episode as the 3rd season and finale episode. The story is about A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order. They are basically a new species of Humans- The Homo Sensoriums who have lived amongst us hidden for years. Believe me, it's worth it!
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IMBD Rating: 8.4/10

 


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20. Breaking Bad

Director: Vince Gilligan

Star Casts: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn 

 

When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Walt embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard-working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player in the drug trade. If this unique and highly engrossing plotline doesn't make a show one of the highest rated shows on IMBD, nothing does!
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IMBD Rating: 9.5/10

 

21. Mindhunter

Director: Joe Penhall

Star Casts: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

 

An in-depth show going deep in the roots of a detective mystery and looking for the bad guys. Sounds cliche and done an all too many times? Then you are wrong. The series focuses on 2 FBI agents, fighting the departmental stigma of backroom boys and decide to not rely just on the evidence of the crime in front of them, but on the motive graduates from need and greed to inexplicable and irrational reasons the criminals have to do what they do. They theorize applying deeper psychological evaluation by simply, asking Why will lead them to the Who. Visit the sociopathic mind of criminals like you have never before on Netflix India.
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IMBD Rating: 8.6/10

 

22. Altered Carbon

Director:  Laeta Kalogridis

Star Casts:  Chris Conner, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Kinnaman

 

A new series that came up with its 1st season in 2018 itself blows your mind with its far-fetched thinking and writing. The show is set in the future where consciousness is digitized and stored. Amongst this whole scientific and creepy chaos and unimaginable future, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and he must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom. The prisoner, Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack (memory) was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth. Well, where else would you see a person solving their own murder in all seriousness and not as a ghost?!
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IMBD Rating: 8.2/10

 

23. Suits

Director: Aaron Korsh

Star Casts: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle 

 

For all the whiskey that Harvey has and maintain the presence of mind in solving the mind-boggling solutions to corporate cases, this law-drama on Netflix is awesome. Suits is one of the best series on Netflix which turns quite a boring topic like solving lawsuits into a one of the best drama series. Despite a few 'very unrealistic' or 'hypothetical' situation, this series doesn't fail to entertain you.25-best-shows-netflix-india-suits_image

IMBD Rating: 8.6/10

 

24. The 100

Director:  Jason Rothenberg

Star Casts:  Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos 

 

This award-winning show ongoing since 2014 is another vision-of-future series popular on Netflix India. These have clearly become very popular in the last few years. The series 100 is set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors send one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet. This is one futuristic series with a plotline which I can totally imagine happening. Nuclear wars in today's world are just a click away so, no threats there for sure!
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IMBD Rating: 7.8/10

 

25. Orange Is The Black

Director: Jenji Kohan

Star Casts: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

 

When the series just came out in 2013, it was hyped like no other thing. We all heard the name of the series being used as a phrase, because why not! This is one show you can't get enough because the idea around which it revolves is so unique and surprising that it amuses you more. The story of a woman in prison is a story worth watching. The storyline of the series on Netflix India revolves around the protagonist convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.
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IMBD Rating: 8.2/10

 


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We think that's enough shows to cover for 2018. Get binging, because that is what you and we are best at!
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FAQ's

Q. How much does Netflix cost in India?
A. 
You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.

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