15 Limited Netflix Series Everyone Should Watch

In a world overflowing with binge-worthy content, sometimes finding the hidden gems can feel like a daunting task. Enter the world of limited Netflix series – bite-sized treasures that pack a punch in storytelling, character development, and sheer entertainment value.

From gripping mysteries to heartwarming dramas, these series captivate audiences with their concise yet impactful narratives.

1. “Russian Doll”

Russian Doll. Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov in episode 201 of Russian Doll.
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This dark comedy-drama series follows the story of Nadia Vulvokov, a cynical New Yorker who finds herself trapped in a mysterious time loop, reliving the same day over and over again.

As Nadia tries to unravel the mystery of her predicament, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. With its clever writing, sharp humor, and standout performance by Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” offers a fresh and inventive take on the classic Groundhog Day trope, exploring themes of existentialism, trauma, and the search for meaning in life.

2. “The OA”

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Created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, “The OA” is a mind-bending mystery that follows Prairie Johnson, a young woman who resurfaces after being missing for seven years with strange new abilities and a cryptic story about her time away.

As Prairie recruits a group of strangers to help her uncover the truth about her past and the origins of her abilities, the series delves into themes of faith, identity, and the power of storytelling. With its enigmatic narrative, ethereal atmosphere, and thought-provoking themes, “The OA” is a must-watch for fans of science fiction and supernatural dramas.

3. “Maniac”

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This mind-bending psychological drama follows two strangers, Annie and Owen, who participate in a pharmaceutical trial for a drug that promises to cure all mental illnesses. As they undergo a series of increasingly surreal and immersive experiences, they forge a deep connection and confront their own traumas and insecurities.

“Maniac” is a visually stunning and emotionally complex journey that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, inviting viewers to question the nature of perception and the search for meaning in a chaotic world.

4. “I Am Not Okay With This”

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Based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman, “I Am Not Okay With This” follows Sydney, a teenage girl navigating the complexities of high school while dealing with the emergence of mysterious superpowers. As Sydney grapples with her newfound abilities and the challenges of adolescence, she must also confront her own inner demons and the secrets of her past.

With its blend of coming-of-age drama, dark humor, and supernatural elements, “I Am Not Okay With This” offers a fresh and relatable take on the superhero genre, exploring themes of identity, sexuality, and the struggle to belong.

5. “The Society”

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When a group of teenagers returns home from a canceled school trip to find their town deserted and cut off from the outside world, they must band together to survive and unravel the mystery of their disappearance. As tensions rise and alliances shift, the teenagers must navigate the complexities of power, leadership, and morality in a world without rules or consequences.

With its diverse cast, compelling characters, and timely themes of social justice and political upheaval, “The Society” is a gripping and thought-provoking exploration of the teenage experience and the complexities of human nature.

6. “The Stranger”

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Based on the novel by Harlan Coben, “The Stranger” follows the story of Adam Price, a family man whose life is turned upside down when a mysterious woman reveals a devastating secret about his wife.

As Adam delves deeper into the web of lies and deception surrounding him, he uncovers a sinister conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. With its twisty plot, suspenseful pacing, and strong performances, “The Stranger” is a gripping thriller that will keep viewers guessing until the very end.

7. “Unbelievable”

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Inspired by true events, “Unbelievable” tells the story of Marie Adler, a young woman who reports being raped, only to be accused of lying by the police and her own friends and family.

As two female detectives investigate a series of similar cases, they uncover a pattern of abuse and manipulation that leads them to believe Marie’s story. With its sensitive handling of difficult subject matter, nuanced performances, and compelling storytelling, “Unbelievable” is a powerful and timely exploration of trauma, resilience, and the pursuit of justice.

8. “Away”

AWAY (L to R) TALITHA ELIANA BATEMAN as ALEXIS and JOSH CHARLES as MATT LOGAN in episode 101 of AWAY.
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This science fiction drama follows Emma Green, an astronaut leading an international crew on a perilous mission to Mars. As the crew embarks on their journey into the unknown, they must confront their own personal demons and the challenges of life in space while navigating the complexities of their relationships with one another.

With its stunning visuals, emotional depth, and compelling character development, “Away” offers a poignant and inspiring exploration of human ambition, sacrifice, and the indomitable spirit of exploration.

9. “The Queen’s Gambit”

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (L to R) ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as BETH HARMON in episode 104 of THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT.
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Chess might not sound like the most thrilling subject for a TV series, but “The Queen’s Gambit” proves otherwise. This limited series tells the story of Beth Harmon, a young orphaned chess prodigy, as she rises through the ranks of the male-dominated world of competitive chess in the 1960s.

With its mesmerizing cinematography, captivating performances, and gripping narrative, “The Queen’s Gambit” is a must-watch for anyone looking for a unique and engaging story.

10. “The Haunting of Hill House”

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This chilling horror series, inspired by Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name, follows the members of the Crain family as they confront their haunted past and the sinister secrets of Hill House, the mansion where they once lived.

Through a series of flashbacks and present-day events, “The Haunting of Hill House” explores themes of grief, trauma, and the power of family bonds. With its eerie atmosphere, intricate storytelling, and standout performances, “The Haunting of Hill House” is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

11. “Alias Grace”

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Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, “Alias Grace” is a riveting historical drama that tells the story of Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant in Canada who was convicted of murder in the 19th century.

As Grace recounts her life story to a psychiatrist, the series delves into themes of memory, identity, and the nature of truth. With its atmospheric period setting, complex characters, and compelling narrative, “Alias Grace” offers a captivating exploration of guilt, innocence, and the complexities of the human psyche.

12. “Wormwood”

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Blending documentary footage with dramatic reenactments, “Wormwood” is a genre-defying exploration of the mysterious death of scientist Frank Olson, who fell from a New York City hotel window in 1953.

As Olson’s son, Eric, seeks to uncover the truth about his father’s death and the CIA’s involvement, the series delves into the murky world of government secrecy, mind control experiments, and Cold War paranoia. With its innovative storytelling, haunting visuals, and compelling performances, “Wormwood” is a riveting and thought-provoking examination of truth, memory, and the human cost of government deception.

13. “Godless”

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Set in the American West in the 1880s, “Godless” is a gritty and gripping tale of revenge, redemption, and survival. When notorious outlaw Frank Griffin hunts down his former protege, Roy Goode, who betrayed him, Roy seeks refuge in a town populated almost entirely by women after a mining accident claimed the lives of most of the men.

As tensions rise and old wounds are reopened, the residents of La Belle must band together to defend their home from Frank and his gang. “Godless” is a visually stunning and thematically rich exploration of gender, power, and the mythos of the American frontier.

14. “When They See Us”

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This powerful miniseries from director Ava DuVernay tells the true story of the Central Park Five, a group of young Black and Latino men who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park in 1989.

Spanning over two decades, “When They See Us” chronicles the lives of the five men as they navigate the criminal justice system, grapple with the trauma of incarceration, and fight to clear their names. Through its unflinching portrayal of racial injustice and systemic oppression, “When They See Us” shines a light on the human cost of prejudice and the resilience of the human spirit.

15. “Mindhunter”

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This crime thriller series, produced by David Fincher and based on the true-crime book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, follows two FBI agents as they pioneer the field of criminal profiling and interview incarcerated serial killers to understand their motives and behavior.

Set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, “Mindhunter” offers a chilling glimpse into the minds of some of the most notorious criminals in American history. With its meticulous attention to detail, tense atmosphere, and thought-provoking subject matter, “Mindhunter” is a must-watch for true-crime enthusiasts and fans of psychological thrillers alike.

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A bold claim but we’re going for it: here’s the funniest movies of all time! At least according to people on the internet, that is.

While comedy is subjective I’m sure you’ll find at least one movie you like on this list! A few of these are indisputable as comedy gold while others might be your next discovery for a laugh.

The 12 Funniest Movies of All Time (According to the Internet)

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Pictured: Gary Cole as FBI Special Agent Alden Parker in NCIS.
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