As of April 2021, Netflix has around 208 million subscribers worldwide. Over 60 million are from the US. With a third of the user base being from the US, you’d expect the region’s Netflix library to be the best one, but no. Truth is, some of the best-rated TV shows aren’t even available on US Netflix. I’ve compiled a list of the best-rated TV shows outside of US Netflix. Let’s get to it:

Top 10 IMDb-rated TV shows on Netflix

According to IMDB’s top 250 TV shows list, these are the best-rated TV shows not available on Netflix USA. 

1. Rick and Morty (9.2)

Rick and Morty – In this animated adult science fiction series, a mad scientist Rick drags his grandson Morty on the craziest sci-fi adventures across the universe.

Available in 32 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Romania, Turkey, France, Germany, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

2. Cowboy Bebop (8.9)

Cowboy Bebop – When the crime rate continues to rise, a group of cowboys (bounty hunters) bring their noggins together to chase criminals and return them alive in exchange for a big reward.

Available in 1 country: Japan (no ENG subtitles available). 

3. Fargo (8.9)

Fargo – This series follows several deception, intrigue, and murder incidents in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet, mysteriously somehow, they all lead back to Fargo, North Dakota.

Available in 33 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, UAE, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Venezuela. 

4. The Office (8.9)

The Office – A hit comedy series that’ll take you through the struggles lives of unhappy office workers led by their delusional boss, Michael Scott. 

Available in 11 countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom. 

5. Only Fools and Horses (8.8)

Only Fools and Horses – Follow this comedy trio (a schemer, Derek, his brother Rodney, and their daft grandfather) through their journey to escape their mediocre working-class lifestyle.  

Available in 1 country: United Kingdom.

6. Das Boot (8.8)

Das Boot – “The Boat” is a story of a crew on a U-boat deployed by the Germans in World War II. Their struggle for survival includes countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships. 

Available in 1 country: United Kingdom.

7. Friends (8.8)

Friends – arguably the most popular sitcom in the world, Friends follows the everyday life and wacky adventures of six friends in New York City.

Available in 30 countries: Switzerland, Argentina, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czezh Republic, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom.

8. Twin Peaks (8.8)

Twin Peaks – In 2017, the show made its comeback after 25 years of being off-air. In the new season, Dale Cooper returns to the mysterious town of Twin Peaks, where the shocking murder of Laura Palmer took place.

Available in 3 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico.

9. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (8.7)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – This comedy show follows five narcissists who run a bar in Philadelphia and constantly find themselves in the most ridiculous situations.

Available in 1 country: United Kingdom.

10. Steins;Gate (8.7)

Steins; Gate  – After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must utilize their newfound knowledge to stop an evil organization’s wicked plans.

Available in 3 countries: India, Japan, Thailand. 

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