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Netflix turns 25 and these are the 10 best series in history according to IMDb

BoJack Horseman, The Crown, Mindhunter... we take a look at the 10 best Netflix series for the 25th birthday of the first major streaming platform.

On August 29th, Netflix turned 25 years old. The company we know today began as something completely different, but it is impossible to deny that it ended up becoming an earthquake that shook the world of movies, series and entertainment. Although in these 25 years, its original content only arrived at the beginning of the last decade, its productions have been varied and surprising. To celebrate, we wanted to choose the 10 best fictions that the platform has produced (always according to IMDb). A list of the most eclectic that, what do you think, competes with HBO's 10 best series in its 50 years of history?

The Last Dance

  • Rating: 9.1
  • Genre: sports documentary
  • Seasons: 1 (10 episodes airing in 2020)

Synopsis: "This docuseries gives a definitive account of Michael Jordan’s career and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, packed with unaired footage from the 1997-98 season."

Arcane

  • Rating: 9.0
  • Genre: animation, adventure
  • Seasons: 1 (9 episodes broadcast in 2021)

Synopsis: "Arcane dives into the delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the seedy underbelly of Zaun. Tensions between these city-states boil over with the creation of hextech — a way for any person to control magical energy - in Piltover; and in Zaun, a new drug called shimmer transforms humans into monsters. The rivalry between the cities splits families and friends as Arcane brings life to the relationships that shape some of League of Legends' famous champions including Vi, Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce and Viktor."

Black Mirror

  • Rating: 8.8
  • Genre: drama, futuristic dystopia
  • Seasons: 5 (23 episodes aired between 2011 and 2019)

Synopsis: “An anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.”

BoJack Horseman

  • Rating: 8.8
  • Genre: black comedy, existentialist drama
  • Seasons: 6 (77 episodes aired between 2014 and 2020)

Synopsis: “Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s, 20 years later. He’s a curmudgeon with a heart of...not quite gold...but something like gold. Copper?”

Narcos

  • Rating: 8.8
  • Genre: crime, true events
  • Seasons: 3 (30 episodes aired between 2015 and 2017)

Synopsis: "The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series."

The Crown

  • Rating: 8.7
  • Genre: historical drama
  • Seasons: 5 (50 episodes aired since 2016)

Synopsis: “This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”

Stranger Things

  • Rating: 8.7
  • Genre: adventure, fantasy, horror
  • Seasons: 4 (34 episodes aired since 2016)

Synopsis: "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl"

Dark

  • Rating: 8.7
  • Genre: mystery, paranormal
  • Seasons: 3 (26 episodes aired from 2017 to 2020)

Synopsis: "A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations."

House of Cards

  • Rating: 8.7
  • Genre: political drama
  • Seasons: 6 (73 episodes aired between 2013 and 2018)

Synopsis: “Set in Washington, D.C. and is the story of Congressman Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip, and his equally ambitious wife Claire Underwood. Frank is passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, so he initiates an elaborate plan to attain power, aided by Claire.”

Mindhunter

  • Rating: 8.6
  • Genre: crime, serial killers
  • Seasons: 2 (19 episodes aired between 2017 and 2019)

Synopsis: "In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters."