IMDb's Top 50 TV Dramasby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago
These are the best drama TV series according to IMDb users, based on aggregate MOVIEmeter rankings as of Nov. 15, 2022.
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1. Stranger Things (2016–2024)
TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour
2. House of the Dragon (2022– )
TV-MA | Action, Adventure, Drama
An internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.
Stars: Matt Smith, Graham McTavish, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint
3. Better Call Saul (2015–2022)
TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the years leading up to his fateful run-in with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022– )
TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Drama
Epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.
Stars: Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Charlie Vickers, Markella Kavenagh
5. Euphoria (2019– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama
A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, and violence.
Stars: Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi
6. Moon Knight (2022)
TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Steven Grant discovers he's been granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. But he soon finds out that these newfound powers can be both a blessing and a curse to his troubled life.
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, Michael Benjamin Hernandez
7. The Boys (2019– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty
8. The Sandman (2022– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.
Stars: Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong
9. Ozark (2017–2022)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner
10. Inventing Anna (2022)
TV-MA | 603 min | Drama
A journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York's social scene - and stole their money as well.
Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Julia Garner, Arian Moayed, Katie Lowes
11. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey
12. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022)
TV-14 | 35 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jennifer Walters navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered Hulk.
Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Ginger Gonzaga, Malia Arrayah, Jameela Jamil
13. Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)
TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has to save young Leia after she is kidnapped, all the while being pursued by Imperial Inquisitors and his former Padawan, now known as Darth Vader.
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, Vivien Lyra Blair, Hayden Christensen
14. The Book of Boba Fett (2021–2022)
TV-14 | 38 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the underworld when they return to Tatooine to claim Jabba the Hutt's old turf.
Stars: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Frank Trigg, Collin Hymes
15. Bridgerton (2020– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Stars: Nicola Coughlan, Luke Thompson, Jonathan Bailey, Bessie Carter
16. Reacher (2022– )
TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Reacher was arrested for murder and now the police need his help. Based on the books by Lee Child.
Stars: Alan Ritchson, Malcolm Goodwin, Willa Fitzgerald, Hugh Thompson
17. Peaky Blinders (2013–2022)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama
A gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Helen McCrory
18. The Walking Dead (2010–2022)
TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan
19. Cobra Kai (2018–2023)
TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.
Stars: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña
20. Yellowstone (2018–2023)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western
A ranching family in Montana faces off against others encroaching on their land.
Stars: Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley
21. Pam & Tommy (2022)
TV-MA | 340 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Follows the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's relationship, going back to their whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995.
Stars: Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman
22. Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022)
TV-MA | 534 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of a cannibalistic serial killer named Jeffrey Dahmer A.K.A. the Milwaukee Monster.
Stars: Evan Peters, Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, Niecy Nash
23. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with a former student in order to secure his family's future.
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt
24. The Lincoln Lawyer (2022– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An iconoclastic idealist runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car in this series based on Michael Connelly's bestselling novels.
Stars: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Angus Sampson
25. Severance (2022– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.
Stars: Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman
26. Attack on Titan (2013–2023)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaeger vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.
Stars: Josh Grelle, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue
27. 1883 (2021–2022)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western
Follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west.
Stars: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May
28. The Umbrella Academy (2019–2023)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A family of former child heroes, now grown apart, must reunite to continue to protect the world.
Stars: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman
29. Halo (2022– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown.
Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray
30. The Last Kingdom (2015–2022)
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History
As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred--born a Saxon but raised by Vikings--seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.
Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Arnas Fedaravicius, Mark Rowley
31. Peacemaker (2022– )
TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Picking up where The Suicide Squad (2021) left off, Peacemaker returns home after recovering from his encounter with Bloodsport - only to discover that his freedom comes at a price.
Stars: John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland
32. Westworld (2016–2022)
TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
At the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, waits a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandiwe Newton
33. The Terminal List (2022– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A former Navy SEAL officer investigates why his entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission.
Stars: Chris Pratt, Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Riley Keough
34. Andor (2022– )
TV-14 | 40 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Prequel series to Star Wars' 'Rogue One'. In an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue, Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a Rebel hero.
Stars: Diego Luna, Kyle Soller, Stellan Skarsgård, Genevieve O'Reilly
35. The Staircase (2022)
TV-MA | 519 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Tells the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed.
Stars: Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Patrick Schwarzenegger
36. The Witcher (2019– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Mimi Ndiweni
37. Only Murders in the Building (2021– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three strangers bonded by their love of true crime podcasts record their own to accompany their investigations of murders in their building on the Upper West Side of New York.
Stars: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Amy Ryan
38. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.
Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Justin Chambers
39. The Watcher (2022– )
TV-MA | 332 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A married couple moving into their dream home are threatened by terrifying letters from a stalker, signed - "The Watcher."
Stars: Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Mia Farrow, Terry Kinney
40. Succession (2018–2023)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama
The Roy family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.
Stars: Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Peter Friedman
41. The Office (2005–2013)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson
42. Black Bird (2022)
TV-MA | 347 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Jimmy Keene is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison but he cuts a deal with the FBI to befriend a suspected serial killer. Keene has to elicit a confession from Larry Hall to find the bodies of as many as eighteen women.
Stars: Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, Greg Kinnear, Ray Liotta
43. Pieces of Her (2022– )
TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
On her 30th birthday out for lunch with her mother suddenly explodes into violence, an adrift young woman's conception of her mother is forever changed.
Stars: Toni Collette, Bella Heathcote, Jessica Barden, Joe Dempsie
44. The Old Man (2022– )
TV-MA | 61 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A retired CIA agent is hunted by both the agency he once worked for and his own nightmares, when an unknown man suddenly visits him after nearly three decades.
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, E.J. Bonilla, Bill Heck
45. Ms. Marvel (2022)
TV-PG | 271 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Kamala, a superhero fan with an imagination--particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel--feels like she doesn't fit in at school and sometimes even at home, that is until she gets superpowers like the heroes she admires.
Stars: Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Yasmeen Fletcher
46. Vikings: Valhalla (2022– )
TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Follow-up series to 'Vikings' set 100 years later and focusing on the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada, and the Norman King William the Conqueror.
Stars: Sam Corlett, Leo Suter, Frida Gustavsson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
47. Archive 81 (2022)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An archivist hired to restore a collection of tapes finds himself reconstructing the work of a filmmaker and her investigation into a dangerous cult.
Stars: Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shihabi, Evan Jonigkeit, Julia Chan
48. This Is Us (2016–2022)
TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz
49. The Orville (2017– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Set 400 years in the future, finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes
50. Yellowjackets (2021– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wildly talented high school girl soccer team becomes the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Canadian wilderness.
Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis