The Top 10 Shows on Netflix Right Now (Including a New #1 Series)

*Adds to streaming queue*

If you’ve already binge-watched Netflix hits like Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias, Emily in Paris and Dead to Me, you’re probably looking for new streaming options. Luckily, Netflix has a ton of movies and shows to choose from in its top-rated section, which ranks popular titles based on who’s watching what. The best part? The list is updated daily, making it an ideal place to find new suggestions (like Love Is Blind season four).

From Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal to Dear Child, keep reading for Netflix’s most popular shows right now.

1. Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal

  • Who’s in it: Alex Murdaugh, Buster Murdaugh, Paul Murdaugh
  • How many seasons: 2
  • For fans of: True-crime

If you loved the popular series, be sure to tune into the show’s second season. The documentary offers a heartbreaking glimpse into the chain of events that led to the double homicide.

2. Love Is Blind

  • Who’s in it: Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey
  • How many seasons: 4
  • For fans of: Too Hot to Handle

Love Is Blind season four is finally here. The series takes blind dating to a whole new level by having single contestants meet each other in “pods” where they can only hear each other. If they get engaged, they can finally meet in person.

3. Sex Education

  • Who’s in it: Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Gillian Anderson
  • How many seasons: 4
  • For fans of: Sex/Life

Sex Education season four is now streaming on Netflix. The new installment follows Otis (Asa Butterfield) and the rest of the students as they relocate to a new school. What could possibly go wrong?

4. Virgin River

  • Who’s in it: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence
  • How many seasons: 5
  • For fans of: Sweet Magnolias

The drama series follows a nurse practitioner named Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge), who moves to a small town for a fresh start. While there, she meets new friends, co-workers and love interests. (And yes, the first part of season five is now streaming on Netflix.)

5. Dear Child

  • Who’s in it: Kim Riedle, Naila Schuberth, Sammy Schrein
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Room

The German thriller follows a woman who’s living in captivity under the surveillance of a mystery man. When she escapes, she learns that she was kidnapped 13 years ago.

6. Kountry Wayne: A Woman’s Prayer

  • Who’s in it: Kountry Wayne
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Stand-up comedy

If you’re looking for a good laugh, be sure to tune into Kountry Wayne’s latest stand-up comedy special, where he covers everything from fatherhood to fate.

7. One Piece

  • Who’s in it: Iñaki Godoy, Emily Rudd, Mackenyu
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Manga shows

The show follows a young pirate who embarks on an epic mission to prove his worth. (It’s a live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series.)

8. The Pacific

  • Who’s in it: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Band of Brothers

The series takes place in the Pacific theater during World War II and follow three U.S. Marines as they fight for their survival.

9. Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons

  • Who’s in it: Raphael Rowe, Paul Connelly, Marios El Khoury
  • How many seasons: 7
  • For fans of: 60 Days In

If you’ve ever wondered what life is like behind bars, you need to watch this docuseries that offers a rare glimpse inside—you guessed it—the world’s toughest prisons.

10. New Amsterdam

  • Who’s in it: Ryan Eggold, Jocko Sims, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman
  • How many seasons: 5
  • For fans of: Grey’s Anatomy

Meet Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), a charming doctor who joins the team as the new medical director. He’s determined to reconfigure the hospital’s outdated hierarchy, no matter the costs.

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