Netflix mini-series is one of the most popular genres of recent times. In our opinion, the most important reason for this is the increase in series productions and the high number of episodes these series have. Which series did we finish? Which show were we in? How many seasons is that show? How many episodes is this series? While asking questions like this, we got lost inside Netflix.
Netflix mini-series cured our pain. Realizing this, Netflix has recently started to focus on these productions. In this content, the best Netflix mini-series of recent times such as When They See Us, Unorthodox, Alias Grace have been compiled for you. Cookie-tasting sequences, some of which can be finished overnight, some in a few hours. Let’s remind you that these productions are also known as Netflix short series.
The best Netflix mini-series!
1. When They See Us ( IMDb: 8.9)
When They See Us, a real story is about the unfair trial of five teenagers named after the Central Park Five for a crime they didn’t commit. Arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman out for a jog in Central Park, these five teens find themselves caught up in a nationwide case. This production is also the highest IMDb score among Netflix mini-series.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour 13 min – 1 Season 4 episodes in total
IMDb : 8.9 Rotten Tomatoes : 96% Google : 96% CEOtudent: 8.7
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 86/100
Type : Biography, Crime, Drama
Review and comment: When They See Us, a one-season and 4-episode television series, first of all impresses with its reality. The series, whose script is also based on a true story, shows how big a problem racism is for the world with all its nakedness. The series explains very well what injustice, the distortions in the justice system, and helplessness mean for people. Let’s also mention that the series producers are Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro.
2. Love, Death & Robots ( IMDb: 8.5)
Since its release, it is one of the indispensable productions of our 2020 Netflix series list: Each episode of the Netflix series Love Death & Robots , which appeals to animation lovers, varies between 5-15 minutes, and each episode deals with a different topic. The subjects of the series, which are produced by important names such as Tim Miller and David Fincher, draw a broad spectrum from science fiction to comedy, from comedy to fantasy, from fantasy to horror. Offering a unique opportunity to those who want to have a different experience, the series took its place among the hot topics of 2019.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 15 min – 2 Seasons 19 episodes in total
IMDb : 8.5 Rotten Tomatoes : 77% Google : 96% CEOtudent: 9.2
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 65/100
Type : Animation, Mini-Series, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Review and comment: Love Death + Robots is an excellent animation anthology. In other words, each chapter consists of independent scenarios and topics. It is a production that can be included in all ambitious genres such as science fiction, fantasy, futuristic, cyberpunk, biopunk. The fact that it is animation gives the series a very free space in this sense. You encounter a striking finale at the end of the episode of the series, which consists of short stories. This production is more than just watching a series. An experience like no other!
3.Unbelievable ( IMDb: 8.4)
The series is based on a true story. Marie is a young girl. She complains about had being raped. However, Marie is accused of saying that this complaint is unfounded. Two female detectives are assigned to look into this case. Is Marie telling the truth, or is she trying to deceive people?
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 47 min – 1 Season 8 episodes in total
IMDb : 8.4 Rotten Tomatoes : 98% Google : 92% CEOtudent: 8.8
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 83/100
Type : Crime, Drama
Review and comment: Kaitlyn Dever, the lead actress of the series, is the main reason that makes Unbelievable successful. Kaitlyn’s acting is enough to turn an ordinary investigation into a great mystery. You can’t help but get involved in guesses, reasoning efforts, and questioning the truth about who the culprit is. In this sense, the series manages to include its audience in the story ideally. One of our favorite points is the treatment and handling of the subject. In TV productions, serials, and movies, the psychological and dramatic wreckage of rape, a complex subject to study and talk about, is described successfully.
4.Godless ( IMDb: 8.3)
In 1880s western America, fearsome outlaw Frank Griffin hunts down his former partner and later nemesis, Roy Gode. At the end of this chase, they are in an all-female town called La Belle.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 64 min – 1 Season 7 episodes in total
IMDb : 8.3 Rotten Tomatoes : 85% Google : 95% CEOtudent: 8.6
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 75/100
Type : Wild West, Drama
Review and comment: Godless is a unique example of the modern Western genre with its shooting techniques, costumes, and decor. A production that will satisfy those who yearn for the Wild West. It differs a little from the Western genre in terms of subject. Rather than themes such as pale-skinned, Indian, black men, it deals with the brutality of the period. Sometimes you come across scenes that make the series look like an art movie. Sometimes the action doesn’t stop for a moment. An unusual series of dynamics and mathematics. Be sure to give it a try! It is one of the rare wild west themed productions you can see among Netflix series.
5. Rise of Empires: Ottoman ( IMDb: 8.0)
While discussing whether it will be on the Netflix mini-series list, Rise of Empires: Ottoman, which we think should be due to its script, is actually a documentary series. The series, whose mother tongue is English, deals with the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Known as Fatih Sultan Mehmet, II. Mehmet’s legendary conquest story documentary is told from the point of view.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 44 min – 1 Season 6 episodes in total
IMDb : 8.0 Rotten Tomatoes : 91% Google : 91% CEOtudent: 8.9
Type : Documentary Series, History, Biography
6. Unorthodox ( IMDb: 8.0)
Do you sometimes feel stuck and overwhelmed in the society you live in? Well, if your answer is yes, have you ever tried to escape? Unorthodox is about the escape of Esty, a Jewish teenage girl, from her strict community. Just like her mother, they do not let go of Esty, who feels different and stuck in that community. How can someone who has never acted alone before adapting to life in another country? If you’re wondering, Unorthodox is waiting for you.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 53 min – 1 Season 4 episodes in total
IMDb : 8.0 Rotten Tomatoes : 95% Google : 95% CEOtudent: 8.5
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 85/100
Type : Drama
Review and comment: Unorthodox is a movie-like series based on a true story with very successful cinematography. The story of a woman’s escape to freedom comes up with very touching details. It is a vibrant production with its music, cinematography, and robust artistic expression. It also stands out among the new Netflix series.
7. The Spy ( IMDb: 7.9)
We are witnessing the story of Eli Cohen, one of Israel’s most famous agents, set in the 1960s. Cohen, a spy for Israel in Syria, starts to live in Damascus due to his new job. Cohen soon established himself in Syria’s leading families and high society and successfully infiltrated. Thanks to these connections, he also manages to direct the policies of the period. Gideon Raff writes the script of The Spy, in which we watched Sacha Baron Cohen, who we know with his comedy films, in the lead role.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 53 min – 1 Season 6 Episode
IMDb : 7.9 Rotten Tomatoes : 86% Google : 92% CEOtudent: 7.9
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 68/100
Type : Drama, History
Review and comment: Based on real events, The Spy is a good option for history buffs and those who like to explore the Middle East. Watching Sacha Baron Cohen, who has made a name for himself with his comedic roles in The Spy, which has an informative feature in terms of comprehending the conflict between Israel and Syria from the past to the present, in this role is quite admirable and breaks prejudices. When good shooting, acting, and a proper story combine, we recommend adding it to the “must watch” list. It is one of the remarkable productions among Netflix mini-series.
8. Maniac ( IMDb: 7.8)
Maniac takes place in a world similar to the present day’s world. The series follows the story of two strangers, Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), who testify for a mysterious pharmaceutical company. Annie has lost her relations with the family and continues her life aimlessly. Owen, the fifth son of a wealthy businessman, has spent his entire life with an unexplained diagnosis of schizophrenia. This couple, who does not have many life expectations, Dr. James K. Mantleray, proposes a severe pharmaceutical treatment. It is claimed that this drug will permanently solve all the problems experienced by the subjects. But things don’t go as expected.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 40 min – 1 Season 10 Episodes
IMDb : 7.8 Rotten Tomatoes : 85% Google : 92% CEOtudent: 7.7
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 76/100
Type : Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Review and comment: Maniac has a multi-layered scenario in which events occur within the event. But it has such a good plot that it can explain this multi-layered structure in the simplest way possible. For this reason, he manages to make his audience very happy. Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone plays the leading role in the series, and she gives a tremendous performance. It is a very different production that manages to eliminate the clichés as a subject. It has a solid and different story.
9. Alias Grace ( IMDb: 7.8)
Grace Marks immigrates to Canada from Ireland and becomes a maid for Thomas Kinnear. After a particular time after starting work, he is accused of murdering the owner of the house and his housekeeper terribly, along with a man helping him. He is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for being 16 years old. The fact that Grace doesn’t remember anything about the day of the incident divides the public. In order to fulfill Grace’s memory, one of the successful psychologists of America, Dr. Simon Jordan, starts working with Grace.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 44 min – 1 Season 6 Episode
IMDb : 7.8 Rotten Tomatoes : 99% Google : 94% CEOtudent: 7.9
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 81/100
Type : Biography, Crime, Drama
Review and comment: You may have known and even watched The Handmaid’s Tale, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale. Alias Grace is a production likened to this series not as a subject but as a theme. It is also an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book, also known as Grace. A woman’s struggle to express herself and her fight for freedom are handled. It is a 6-episode production, which is still uncertain whether the second season will be shot. It’s likely to continue because the first season doesn’t have an ending that clarifies the story. The visuality of the series and the way it reflects the period are very successful. It’s the kind of production that can be said to be ” I’ll watch it and finish it in one night “.
10. The English Game ( IMDb: 7.6)
Football is a class sport in 1880s England. The rich hold the leagues and give the working class a hard time. However, they encounter something they could not predict. The workers are officially revolutionizing football. Aristocrats write the rules and run the league. On the other hand, the workers are trying to gain a place in league with limited training after working for hours at the factory. Directed by Birgitte Stærmose and Tim Fywell, the series brings the roots of modern football to the audience.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 45 min – 1 Season 6 Episode
IMDb : 7.6 Rotten Tomatoes : 53% Google : 95% CEOtudent: 7.8
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 62/100
Type : Drama, History, Sports
Review and comment: If you have a passion for football or “What is this football?” I think you should give this series a chance. Put your prejudices against football aside. Philosopher Simon Critchley, “What Do We Really Think When We Think of Football?” “Football opens a special dimension in the experience of time. This happens most often when we watch the match live: we are suspended in the now of the match, in a present where everything is suspended. In every moment of this present, the future is clear and uncertain.” he explains football.
11. I Am Not Okay with This ( IMDb: 7.6)
Have you ever thought that you have telekinetic powers? How come? Sydney, a 15-year-old high school student, has telekinetic powers. These newly emerged talents create great excitement in him, and he tries to discover them. On the other hand, like every teenager, she tries to keep up with the frictions between her family, newly discovered sexuality, and school. Different adventures are now waiting for him.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 30 min – 1 Season 7 Episode
IMDb : 7.6 Rotten Tomatoes : 86% Google : 95% CEOtudent: 7.9
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 68/100
Type : Comedy
Review and comment: I Am Not Okay with This, a 7-episode miniseries, tells the story of a teenage girl who discovers her own superpowers. Like Netflix’s other youth productions, this series contains a lot of sexual elements. The development of the characters and the plots are very successful. The kind that can be watched in a snap.
12. Fatima ( IMDb: 7.5)
Fatma is invisible and unnoticed by society, and she is a lonely woman who makes her living as a cleaning lady. Fatma’s husband Zafer has recently been released from prison. Shortly after his release, the man disappears. Fatma is determined to look for her husband. But this quest pulls Fatma into great chaos. The first step of this chaos begins with a murder in which Fatma finds herself. While Fatma tries to cope with life’s difficulties, she also has to complete her inner journey.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 40 min – 1 Season 6 Episode
IMDb : 7.5
Type : Crime, Drama, Thriller
13. The Haunting of Bly Mansion ( IMDb: 7.4)
The series takes place in England in the 1980s. Henry Wingrave is looking for a new boarding teacher after the tragic death of the caretaker who took care of his nephews. American Dani has been in London for six months and applies for Uncle Henry Wingrave’s posting. Hired Dani goes to the mansion in Bly. Miles and Flora are seemingly adorable and intelligent children. Dani, on the other hand, loved the mansion and the surroundings. But as time goes on, dark secrets will be revealed one by one, and both the children and the house are full of oddities. The Haunting of Bly Manor, the sequel to The Haunting of Hill House, is perfect for those who want to experience moments of tension. A little suggestion; Pay attention to the details while watching, some surprises await you.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 54 min – 1 Season 9 Episodes
IMDb : 7.4 Rotten Tomatoes : 86% Google : 87% CEOtudent : 8.0
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 62/100
Type: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Review and comment: It’s like the show has promised to stretch the audience from the first episode. If you have a big house with lots of rooms, dark surroundings, and a lake, you realize that things will not go well. In this series, where you will be surprised and tense as you realize the details, your nerves may be a little upset by the actors’ mimics and the children’s cold-blooded state. I recommend this series, which I watch shyly in the evening, to those who are not into tension to protect it during the day. Due to the length of the episodes and the number of attacks being 9, we wondered whether this production should be among the Netflix mini-series. But its grip is so good that that’s what convinced us.
14. Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker ( IMDb: 7.3)
Are there times when you question yourself, your life struggle? “What has he done?” “How did this achieve that?” Questions like these are with us in every aspect of our lives. Self-Made is about Madam CJ Walker, America’s first empire-building and millionaire woman. Walter, whose real name is Sarah Breedlove, was born in 1867. An entrepreneur and activist, Walker is also an extremely philanthropist. The series, which has an inspiring story, gives hope to the audience in every scene. Successful basketball player LeBron James is among the executive producers of the series, in which Nicole Asher sits in the director’s chair.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 47 min – 1 Season 4 Episode
IMDb : 7.3 Rotten Tomatoes : 68% Google : 94% CEOtudent : 6.9
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 64/100
Review and comment: Due to the times we live in, most of us are in pessimism. We are trying to live in great uncertainty, not knowing our future, and we lose hope every day. Did Walter foresee becoming a millionaire after losing his parents at a young age and getting married and becoming a laundress? It will be good to watch such productions not to lose hope for the future in this period. The cast of the series, which includes the details of the period, also deserves great applause.
15. Into the Night ( IMDb: 7.1)
As a result of cosmic events, the Sun has become a threat to the world and humanity. Into The Night tells the story of a man who crosses to the dark side and struggles to go west to survive. The sun now begins to destroy life on earth. On the other hand, our hero sets out to go to geographies dominated by darkness before the sun rises. Our hero, who has hijacked a plane taking off from Brussels at night, tells the pilots to direct the aircraft to the west to reach safe darkness. In addition, Mehmet Kurtuluş is in the cast of the series.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 37 min – 1 Season 6 Episode
IMDb : 7.1 Rotten Tomatoes : 86% Google : 91% CEOtudent : 7.7
Type: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
16. Dracula ( IMDb: 6.8)
Dracula invites us to Transylvania of 1897. We will follow the bloodthirsty Count and his plans for Victorian London. It promises an unforgettable adventure in the dark world for those who love previous versions of Dracula. We watch Claes Bang in the lead role in the iconic Dracula brought to life in partnership with Netflix and BBC. Although some viewers criticized the series for not being faithful to Bram Stoker’s novel, it received full marks from most viewers with its revised version.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 90 min – 1 Season 3 Episode
IMDb : 6.8 Rotten Tomatoes : 70% Google : 87% CEOtudent : 7.4
Critic Rating (Metascore) : 75/100
Type: Drama, Horror
Review and comment: The new version of Dracula is a fascinating spin on a well-told story. The series is violent, beautiful, and surprisingly romantic. The series turns into a visual feast with its strong story and the depth that Claes Bang adds to Dracula. This production is also the series with the lowest number of episodes among Netflix mini-series.
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