IMDb's Top 50 TV Dramas

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These are the best drama TV series according to IMDb users, based on aggregate MOVIEmeter rankings as of Sept. 22, 2022.

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1. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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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, Caleb McLaughlin

Votes: 1,155,231

2. Better Call Saul (2015–2022)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill before his fateful run-in with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 506,406

3. Euphoria (2019– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.4
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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

Votes: 179,376

4. The Boys (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.7
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A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 476,726

5. House of the Dragon (2022– )

TV-MA | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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An internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

Stars: Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Fabien Frankel

Votes: 159,455

6. The Sandman (2022– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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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

Votes: 122,714

7. Ozark (2017–2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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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

Votes: 310,610

8. Inventing Anna (2022)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 65,701

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022– )

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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: Ismael Cruz Cordova, Morfydd Clark, Charlie Vickers, Nazanin Boniadi

Votes: 203,097

10. Bridgerton (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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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

Votes: 133,761

11. Reacher (2022– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 116,553

12. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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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

Votes: 2,061,730

13. Peaky Blinders (2013–2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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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

Votes: 533,823

14. Pam & Tommy (2022)

TV-MA | 340 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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

Votes: 32,747

15. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022– )

TV-14 | 35 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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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

Votes: 112,705

16. Yellowstone (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.7
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A ranching family in Montana faces off against others encroaching on their land.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley

Votes: 127,912

17. The Lincoln Lawyer (2022– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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

Votes: 35,833

18. Attack on Titan (2013–2023)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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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

Votes: 364,606

19. The Walking Dead (2010–2022)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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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

Votes: 972,485

20. Severance (2022– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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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

Votes: 104,093

21. 1883 (2021–2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.8
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Follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west.

Stars: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May

Votes: 63,406

22. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,838,848

23. The Umbrella Academy (2019–2023)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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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

Votes: 244,367

24. The Last Kingdom (2015–2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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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

Votes: 137,520

25. Cobra Kai (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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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

Votes: 180,287

26. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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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

Votes: 499,523

27. The Terminal List (2022– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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

Votes: 80,987

28. The Staircase (2022)

TV-MA | 519 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 24,023

29. The Witcher (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 483,437

30. Only Murders in the Building (2021– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.

Stars: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Amy Ryan

Votes: 96,881

31. Pieces of Her (2022– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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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

Votes: 25,430

32. Ms. Marvel (2022)

TV-PG | 271 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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Kamala is a superhero fan with an imagination, particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel; Kamala feels like she doesn't fit in at school and sometimes even at home, that is until she gets superpowers like the heroes she's looked up to.

Stars: Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Yasmeen Fletcher

Votes: 97,317

33. Black Bird (2022)

TV-MA | 347 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

Votes: 49,093

34. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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

Votes: 304,340

35. Archive 81 (2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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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

Votes: 48,618

36. Vikings: Valhalla (2022– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Follow-up series to 'Vikings' set 100 years afterward and centering on the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.

Stars: Sam Corlett, Leo Suter, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Lujza Richter

Votes: 37,930

37. Succession (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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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, Peter Friedman, Matthew Macfadyen, Brian Cox

Votes: 141,937

38. The Old Man (2022– )

TV-MA | 61 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A former CIA officer who's living off the grid finds himself on the run from people who want to kill him.

Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, E.J. Bonilla, Bill Heck

Votes: 28,157

39. This Is Us (2016–2022)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.7
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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

Votes: 142,517

40. The Gilded Age (2022– )

TV-MA | 81 min | Drama

8.0
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A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his ambitious wife, Bertha.

Stars: Ben Ahlers, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Debra Monk, Kelli O'Hara

Votes: 23,339

41. Yellowjackets (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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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, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse

Votes: 45,031

42. The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (2022)

TV-MA | 208 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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When a handsome neighbor moves in across the street, Anna, a heartbroken woman for whom every day is the same, starts to see a light at the end of the tunnel; that is, until she witnesses a gruesome murder. Or did she?

Stars: Kristen Bell, Tom Riley, Mary Holland, Cameron Britton

Votes: 44,517

43. The Orville (2017– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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

Votes: 85,773

44. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.4
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A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.

Stars: Fred Tatasciore, Scott Whyte, Nolan North, Noshir Dalal

Votes: 165,900

45. Outer Range (2022– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A rancher fighting for his land and family discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness.

Stars: Josh Brolin, Imogen Poots, Lili Taylor, Tom Pelphrey

Votes: 25,564

46. Supernatural (2005–2020)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 440,480

47. Vikings (2013–2020)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore--and raid--the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Hirst

Votes: 525,918

48. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: David McCallum, Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 146,294

49. Anatomy of a Scandal (2022)

TV-MA | 268 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

Stars: Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend, Michelle Dockery, Sebastian Selwood

Votes: 27,974

50. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin

Votes: 158,596




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