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Best British Series On Netflix To Add To Your Watch List

By Anubha Das

Updated - Dec. 5, 2019 6 min read

Whether you are looking for drama series or horror or a political embedded historical shoe there is a list of British series on Netflix that will make binge watch all episodes. So sit back with a pint and enjoy the 10 best British shows on Netflix right now.


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. The Crown

Director: Peter Morgan

Star Casts: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton 


To the best astonishing and gripping music that you can possibly imagine while watching the greatest monarchy of all time this best British series on Netflix will leave you spellbound. It actually does make you feel one of them as the character they are playing. Marvelous Casting, fabulous acting, exceptional writing, astounding cinematography, and an emotional and apposite background score by a prodigy of Hans Zimmer. Your fascination with the Royal Family just grows deeper with each passing episode. This is definitely one of the good things that you can watch on

IMDb Ranking: 8.7/10



2. Sherlock

Director: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

Star Casts: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs 


This is the best ever crime-thriller-suspense-mystery-drama series that you can ever watch. Brilliant story-telling, a non-linear approach of screenplay makes it a catch. Needless to say, Andrew Scott (Moriarty) the antagonist has played the role with great perfection and set up a very high standard for others.  Flawless, classy, rush frenzy through your veins and makes you starstruck every time you watch this best British series on Netflix

IMDb Ranking: 9.2/10


3. Black Mirror 

Director: Charlie Brooker

Star Casts: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel 


The evils of technology apart, this British series on Netflix is a nice sneak peek into what the future could possibly hold in store for us around 2030-2035. Unlike other shows Black Mirror doesn't have a happy ending rather they show the bitter truth which affects our lives in a bad way. Every episode, you’ll rethink and reflect how the world practices a decelerating set of values. Then, every end of the episode, you’ll have this heavy heart feeling while watching this Netflix British

IMDb Ranking: 8.9/10


4. Peaky Blinder

Director:  Steven Knight

Star Casts: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson 


Crime loving audiences would love Peaky Blinders as the best British "Gangster" and "British" series on Netflix. The cinematography is so amazing, it keeps you interested and on the edge, the entire time. It is beautiful because crime and killings are not the only things that it shows, but along with that, it shows top class drama, making it all the more interesting. It's not one of those series you watch to have a good time, have fun and forget it the next day. It's like you actually connect to the characters and feel what they are feeling. Do watch this best British series on Netflix to enjoy the thrilling and the dramatic

IMDb Ranking: 8.8/10


5. Downtown Abbey

Director:  Julian Fellowes

Star Casts: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern


Downtown Abbey is a classic British series on Netflix which tells the story of the Crawley's and their estate. The level of aristocracy and charm the characters exhibition is extraordinary. The show keeps you interested in the simultaneous storyline of various characters. Witty one-liners are very good throughout the seasons. Downtown Abbey is a good watch for people who are interested in the lifestyle of the Edwardian bloodline and the other people attached to them post the 

IMDb Ranking: 8.7/10


6. Skins

Director: Jamie Brittain, Bryan Elsley

Star Casts: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray, Nicholas Hoult 


Skins is a teen coming-of-age theme but it's so much more than that. It is very honest and real about the difficulties and hardships of being a teenager teaching the whole generation about how to make better decisions in life. Binge watch this British tv show on Netflix and you'll be compelled to stay up way too late. The plot revolves around the lives of a group of teenagers living in Bristol, England. best-british-series-netflix-india-skins-image

IMDb Ranking: 8.2/10


7. Sex Education

Director: Laurie Nunn

Star Casts:  Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey 


This best British series on Netflix is the hilarious take on sex in a small English community. There aren't many shows that will fall into the trap of binge-watching straight through on a Saturday night, but this is one of them. What starts as what seems to be another raunchy series, turns into a story of many characters who seem to have it all or nothing in between, who come to realize that they're no more special than the person next to them, no more right or wrong than the one they criticize or

IMDb Ranking: 8.5/10


8. Hannibal

Director: Bryan Fuller

Star Casts: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas 


A clever and beautiful British series on Netflix- which you may not expect for a show about a man who eats people. The series is by far the most accurate and stunning portrayal of a very cunning serial killer. What sets it apart from series like Dexter is its excellent cinematography, choreography, and script, the dialogues are so apt and they are poetic in nature and filled with layers of meaning. best-british-series-netflix-india-hannibal-image

IMDb Ranking: 8.5/10


9. Luther

Director: Neil Cross

Star Casts: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley 


A true British Crime drama series on Netflix that doesn’t disappoint when depicting murder scenes and bludgeoned bodies. Every episode keeps you gripped to watch another, and another, straight from the start. The series has been really well produced to keep you on your toes and keep you questioning. Luther has always been a perfect example of how gritty, captivating drama can be portrayed to all murder crime curious viewers without the blood and explicit

IMDb Ranking: 8.5/10


10. Outlander

Director: Ronald D. Moore

Star Casts: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix 


Outlander series is a love story for the ages! Every time the main characters are separated through tragedy and then get back together again by running into each other's arms will bring tears to your eyes. An incredible love story with real chemistry between Jamie & Claire makes Outlander the best British tv shows. The actors and actresses in this British tv series are incredible. They portray their characters so well, the truly resemble real people with real lives during their times. best-british-series-netflix-india-outlander-image

IMDb Ranking: 8.5/10


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Q: What is Netflix and how does it work?

A: Netflix is an online platform/website which screens the top-notch series of movies, documentaries and tv shows based on monthly subscription packs. 


Q: How many devices can stream Netflix at the same time?

A: This depends on the plan you’re subscribed to. If you’re subscribed to the Basic plan, you can stream on only one device at a time but you can connect multiple devices to your account. On the Standard plan, you can stream on two devices at a time, and with the Premium plan, you can stream on up to four devices at a time.


Q: How much does Netflix cost in India?

A: You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.

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