10 Best Binge Worthy Limited Series On Netflix Ranked According To IMDB

Michelle Dockery as Alice Fletcher and Merritt Wever as Mary Agnes McNue from Godless.

Sometimes there are some stories that are short and there is no need for other spin-offs and sequels. So, those stories can be made into a limited or a mini-series, which are best for binging options and as impactful as normal series. That doesn’t need more than a season as the story they want to covey are short and truly limited to their source material. In this article, I am going to tell you about binge-worthy series with only a season and doesn’t need any follow-up series

The best binge-worthy Limited series on Netflix :


8 episodes | IMDb: 8.4/10

Unbelievable star cast includes Kaitlyn Dever(Booksmart), Toni Collette(Knives Out) and Merritt Weaver(Godless) and these name will be enough for you to to be interested in this well made Limited Series. The series is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning article written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong and is co-created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon. Denver plays a young girl named Marie who got charged for lying about her sexual assault. Collette and Weaver play two female detectives who got interested in her case and wants to help her in further investigation. Watch this limited series if you like investigatory crime dramas and this is worth every minute of your watch time.

2. Godless

7 episodes | IMDb: 8.3/10

Godless is a hard-hitting western drama that is lead by the women of the series and has some amazing cast including Merritt Wever, Jeff Daniels among many others. You can count the number the series which has some bold women characters and Godless is one of them. What an amazing story, premise, plot, characters you will find all the boxes ticked for this series and don’t forget the amazing performances. The series is set in a town where there are very few men left, all are either dead or have been crippled by the horrible incident that happened a few years ago. Scoot McNairy plays Bill McCue, the sheriff of La Belle who is losing his sight day by day and most of the time he is out of town. This series is different from other westerns in many ways it does not portray cheesy cowboy action rather the real problems of the wild west.

3. Unorthodox

 4 episodes | IMDb: 8.1/10

This limited web series is loosely based on Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. The series is well received with the audience and impresses in its way of storytelling. The episodes are sharp and crisp which has made this series an easy option for a small binge session. the plot follows a young 19-year-old girl named Esty who has run away to berlin in to live in with her estranged mother and her husband tries to find her with the help of his cousin. The series is basically in Yiddish and talks about the orthodox rules and regulations in the life of a girl or a woman.

4. Bodyguard

 6 episodes | IMDb: 8.1/10

This is BBC made limited series that got its international premiere on Netflix in 2018 and since then it has got widespread acclaim. The series is a take on the political thriller genre in a way that feels unique and fresh. The story revolves around Police Sergeant David Budd played by Richard Madden ( GOT fame), a British Army war veteran suffering from PTSD, He is assigned to a personal guard of the British Home Secretary Julia Montague and then what follows is a thrilling tale of pure political chaos. He goes through various challenges and problems tackling the issues regarding PTSD and his service as a bodyguard.

5. The Spy

 6 episodes | IMDb: 7.9/10

Sacha Baron Cohen usually does comedic roles and now he has done a series role and oh what has he done, mindblowing job straight-up wow !. The series centers around Eli Cohen (played by Cohen ), an Israeli agent in Mossad who travels to Syria and works as an undercover agent. It truly captures the heart of espionage spy thriller series with its story, characters and top-notch performance by cohen which also lead him to be nominated with an Emmy Award. It tells the story from the point of view of Eli, which looks good rather than some full-on action-based spy series which we usually get in today’s world.

6. Maniac

10 episodes | IMDb: 7.8/10

For starters, this series gets more mindfuck as we get more into the series. The series is directed by Cary Fukunaga whose New Bond film is set to release later this year. Emma Stone and Jonah hill stars as two strangers who are voluntarily taking part in an experiment that makes them live in an alternate reality. The series sometimes goes way much crazy that we got ourselves questions about our reality. There is a blend of genres from romance, sci-fi to drama, you will get everything from the series.

7. Alias Grace

 6 episodes | IMDb: 7.8/10

After the success of Handmaids Tale ( Hulu Original ), Netflix decided to go for another book by Margaret Atwood name Alias Grace which inspired bt the events of 19th century Canada. The best thing about the series is that it is short and well made, one can invest his/her time on this. The story is as follows- Grace Marks is an Irish-Canadian immigrant and who works as a maid to make her end meets and later found guilty of murder in 1843. Now it’s the perfect time to watch this well-crafted series which is generally don’t got the limelight as usually, people don’t go for a miniseries.

8.Tales of the City

10 episodes | IMDb: 7.4/10

This is a 10 episode limited series which is based on a book and also serves as a sequel series to the series which was used to air in from 1993- 2001 on different networks. It got its worldwide release last year and ranks among the best-limited series on the streaming service. The series tells the story with the modern take as characters living in the modern world, problems regarding relationships, and others. Laura Linney, Paul Gross, Olympia Dukakis, and Barbara Garrick leads the series and has done a good job.

9. The Defenders

 8 episodes | IMDb: 7.3/10

The Defenders is a miniseries that featured all the characters from Netflix Marvel Universe to form a team in New York City to fight a common enemy, the Hand. The series is set after Daredevil season 2 and before the first season of Iron Fist. we got our favorite characters teaming up and fighting bad guys, it like the avengers back in 2012 but this show was not to the hype but no less than a good show. It majorly suffers from pacing issues but it is worth a watch.

10. Collateral

4 episodes | IMDb: 6.7/10

This series can be best defined as a murder mystery, a pizza delivery guy got murdered while delivering the pizza for an MP’s ex-wife and then an investigatory team consists of a detective hired for this case. Carey Mulligan as Kip Glaspie, a detective inspector and leads the series with the charm. You should watch it if you like some good old murder mystery dramas.