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 Nov. 15, 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, David Harbour

Votes: 1,179,406

2. House of the Dragon (2022– )

TV-MA | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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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: Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith, Fabien Frankel, Graham McTavish

Votes: 268,992

3. 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 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

Votes: 525,072

4. 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: Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Charlie Vickers, Markella Kavenagh

Votes: 295,274

5. 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: 184,767

6. Moon Knight (2022)

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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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

Votes: 227,955

7. 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: 498,014

8. 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: 140,099

9. 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: 315,166

10. Inventing Anna (2022)

TV-MA | 603 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: 67,972

11. 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: 2,089,822

12. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022)

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

5.2
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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: 162,113

13. Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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

Votes: 190,292

14. The Book of Boba Fett (2021– )

TV-14 | 38 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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

Votes: 150,101

15. Bridgerton (2020– )

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

7.4
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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: 136,839

16. 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: 121,965

17. 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: 546,192

18. 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: 988,800

19. 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: 185,383

20. 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: 138,360

21. 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: 33,818

22. Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022)

TV-MA | 534 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The story of a cannibalistic serial killer named Jeffrey Dahmer aka the Milwaukee Monster.

Stars: Evan Peters, Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, Niecy Nash

Votes: 117,551

23. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

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

9.5
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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

Votes: 1,872,332

24. 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: 37,816

25. 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: 115,777

26. 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, Bryce Papenbrook, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa

Votes: 371,379

27. 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: 68,442

28. 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: 248,211

29. Halo (2022– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown.

Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray

Votes: 60,299

30. 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: 140,526

31. Peacemaker (2022– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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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

Votes: 110,243

32. Westworld (2016–2022)

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: 504,921

33. 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: 88,238

34. Andor (2022– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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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

Votes: 82,849

35. The Staircase (2022)

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

7.1
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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: 25,905

36. 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: 491,275

37. 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: 101,676

38. 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: 308,862

39. The Watcher (2022– )

TV-MA | 332 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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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

Votes: 53,585

40. 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: 148,752

41. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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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

Votes: 595,356

42. Black Bird (2022)

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

8.1
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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: 58,786

43. 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: 26,382

44. The Old Man (2022– )

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

7.7
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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

Votes: 36,552

45. 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: 102,099

46. 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, Frida Gustavsson

Votes: 39,566

47. 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: 50,074

48. 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: 144,380

49. 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: 87,837

50. 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: 46,896




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