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Top-ranked IMDB TV shows are hard to find as every single day a new show is added to the already existing millions of shows. Imagine it’s the weekend, and you’ve been looking forward to unwinding and watching some amazing television shows while sipping coffee from your favorite mug. You’ve scheduled a date with your partner to binge-watch some top-rated television shows in a theatre-themed room after a tough work schedule and working relentlessly for the entire week. Now, You’ve turned on the television and are considering which show to watch.

It’s been hours and you’re still looking for the best television shows to watch, and then the day passes you by and you’ve seen nothing. Isn’t it a waste of time? But no longer. The Otakukart family is proud to present the complete list of the Top IMDB TV shows of all time. Believe us when we say that by recommending these interesting and outstanding television shows to your friends, they will surely gonna like them. So, without spending any more time, let’s get right to the point and see what the Top IMDB TV shows are.

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Top IMDB TV Shows

Here is the list of the Top 22 IMDB TV Shows. The list from last to the top and all the shows are ranked as per the IMDB rankings.

22. Firefly

  • Release Date: 20 September 2002
  • Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass.
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 14
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 43-45 Minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0

Plot: Firefly is an American space series set in 2517. The show follows a group of individuals living on other planets and moons. Following the success of forcefully uniting the colonies, the series follows the Alliance which is now set to dominate the star system forming an organization of “Core” planets. They have managed to control the central planet, however, the far planets are under the control of the American Old West. Though, there is no government supervisor.

A cannibalistic group of nomadic humans lives in the far reaches of black space. The series follows the story of River Tam played by Summer Glau and Simon played by Sean Maher, who are fugitives from the Alliance. With her brother’s help River is smuggled on board as cargo while her brother Simon joins the crew as the paid visitor. The series received positive reviews from the critics and is number 22 in our Top 22 IMDB tv shows.

  • Streaming Platform: Hulu and Amazon Prime Videos


21. Dekalog

  • Release Date: 10 December 1989
  • Cast: Artur Barciś
  • Season: 1
  • Episodes: 10
  • Language: Polish
  • Running Time: 57 minutes (Per Episode)
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0

Plot: The polish drama series Dekalog which grossed around $447,093 at the box office in its time is there on number 21 in our Top 22 IMDB Television shows. It consists of ten episodes with ten new stories. Each episode focuses on the life and ethical dilemmas. It addresses difficult moral and existential issues such as life, death, love, hate, truth, and time. The series has received vital appreciation from critics and fans.

  • Streaming Platform: Not available on the digital platform.


20. Hunter X Hunter

  • Release Date: 2 October 2011
  • Cast: Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Matthew Mercer, Cristina Vee, Erica Harlacher, Erica Mendez, Greg Chun, Miyuki Sawashiro, Keiji Fujiwara, Issei Futamata, Daisuke Namikawa, Chisa Yokoyama, Akari Hibino, Umi Tenjin and Urara Takano (Voiced)
  • Season: 6
  • Episodes: 148
  • Language: Japanese (also released in English Dub)
  • Running Time: 24 Minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0

Plot: Hunter X Hunter is an animated series based on a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It follows the story of a young boy named Gon Freecss, who is told his entire life that his parents are dead. He leave his home and started living on whale island for hunting examination. There he meets Hisoka, who was impressed with his talent. He also encounters several other people who are fighting contests to improve their skills and earn money. With IMDB ratings of 9.0, Hunter X Hunter is number 20 in our top 22 IMDB tv shows.

  • Streaming platform: Netflix

19. Batman: The Animated Series

  • Release Date: 5 September 1992
  • Cast: Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Loren Lester, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin.
  • Seasons: 4
  • Episode: 85
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 22 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0

Plot: Batman, the animated series is the 90s series that is based on the DC Comics superhero “Batman.” It tells the unseen facts and was praised for its thematic complexity. Batman is the second-best animated series of all time and also received four Emmy Awards for its clap-worthy animation. With an IMDB rating of 9.0, Batman: The animated series is at number 19 in our top 22 IMDB TV shows.

  • Streaming Platform: Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu.
Top 22 IMDB TV shows

Batman: The Animated Series

18. The Office

  • Release Date: March 24, 2005
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Brian Baumgartner, David Denman, Melora Hardin, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Ed Helms, Paul Lieberstein, Zach Woods, Creed Bratton, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, Catherine Tate, and Mindy Kaling.
  • Seasons: 9
  • Episodes: 201
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 22- 42 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0

Plot: The American sitcom The Office is a comedy series that revolves around the workers of an office and their day-to-day problems. Although it has received mixed reviews, the Mock documentary will surely hurt your belly with its cringe jokes. It has an IMDB rating of 9 and it is included in the list of top-rated IMDB shows of all time.

  • Streaming Platform: Netflix and Amazon Prime
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The Office

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17. Death Note

  • Release Date : 3 October 2006
  • Cast: Memory Miyano, Aya Hirano, Kappei Yamaguchi, Vincent Tong, Alessandro Juliani, Brad Swaile, Naoya Uchida, Masaya Matsukaze and Noriko Hidaka
  • season: 1
  • Episodes: 37
  • Language: Japanese and English
  • Running Time: 23 Minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0

Plot: Death note is an animated television series that follows the story of a high school student who finds notes that grant its users the superpower to kill anyone. It is set in Tokyo and revolved around a boy named Light Yagami who discovers the mysterious notebook that gives him the power to kill anyone as long as the user knows the name of the target. He uses the power to eliminate the criminals from his city. It has received reviews from critics and fans and is at number 17 in the list of top 22 IMDB TV shows.

  • Streaming Platform: Nippon TV (Original) ABC2, YTV, Adult Swim, Animax (English), Netflix (Worldwide)

16. Attack On Titan

  • Release Date: 7 April 2013
  • Cast: Yuki Kaji, Bryce Papenbrook, Yui Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Marina Inoue, Trina Nishimura, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Romi Prak, Daisuke Ono, Kisho Taniyama, and Hiru Shimono.
  • Seasons: 4
  • Episodes: 87+ 8 OVAs
  • Language: Japanese and English
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • IMDB Rating:9.0


Attack on Titan is Japanese manga-based television series that revolves around three friends, Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert. A new breed of titan, Colossal appears in the town destroying Eren’s hometown and devouring his mother. Angry Eren, vowing vengeance, trains to join Survey Corps to venture out a fight against The Titans.

On his journey, he was joined by his friends. In the first season of the series, Eren trained himself as a warrior, while in the second he discovers the mystery of the titans. The third and fourth seasons revolve around his war with the titans. Fourth season part 2 is set to premiere next year.

  • Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix
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Attack on Titan

15. Arcane

  • Release Date: 6 November 2021
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, Kevin Alejandro, Katie Leung, Jason Spisak, Harry Lloyd, Toks Olagundoye, JB Blanc, and Mick Wingert.  (Voiced)
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 9
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 35-40 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.1

Plot: On number 15, Arcane is yet another animated series that is highly praised for its animation, and watch the worthy story. The action-adventure series follows the story of an unrest fight between utopian cities and Zaun, sisters Vi and Jinx. Arcane has an IMDB rating of 9.1 and is one of the top-rated IMDB television series of all time.

  • Streaming platform: Netflix

14. The Twilight Zone

  • Release date: 2 October 1959
  • Cast: Rod Serling
  • Season: 5
  • Episodes: 156:
  • Running Time: 30 minutes
  • Language: English
  • IMDB Rating:  9.1

Plot: In 1959 released, Twilight Zone, is a science fiction series that follows the horror stories narrated by Rod Serling. The series follows multi-centric stories filled with an element of extreme horror with a flavor of comedy. Although it was released in the 1950s, the series still counts as one of the top-rated IMDB television series.

The series was written and hosted by Rod Serling. Each episode serves something new for the audience. Rod starts the black and white show and then the story continues. The renowned actors Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford have marked their presence in some of the episodes of the series. It was released in five installments from 1959 to 1964. Following its success, it has been renewed several times. Even the movie was made on the series.

  • Streaming platforms: It was previously available on Netflix, however, it was removed from the platform. Now, the first two seasons are available on Hulu, Paramount+ and Showtime. The third season is also available on Showtime and the rest episodes are available on HBO max.
  • It is also available on YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and Fubo TV.
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

13. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

  • Release Date: 6 April 2009
  • Cast:Romi Park, Rie Kugimiya, Megumi Takamoto, Shin-ichiro Miki, Keiji Fujiwara, Fumiko Orikasa, Nana Mizuki, Mai Goto, Hidekatsu Shibata, Minami Takayama, Hidekatsu Shibata, and Yuichi Nakamura (Voices Japanese Version)
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 64
  • Language: Japanese and English
  • Running Time: 24 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.1

Plot: Japanese manga is pretty popular in modern times and following the league is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood which is ranked number 13 in the Top 22 IMDB TV shows. The action fiction was released back in 2009, based on the manga of the same name. Full-metal Alchemist follows the story of two brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, whose father abandons them when they were still young boys. The young boys were raised by their mother, learning the secret alchemist. Ed and Al’s father was a gifted alchemist. However, when their mother died because of illness, the boys were raised by their friend Winry Rockbell and his family.

As the days passed, they traveled the whole world to advance their skills to bring back their mother to life by transmutation. Nonetheless, the transmutation brutally failed to result in Alphonse’s body being completely obliterated while his brother lost his left leg. To save Al, Ed sacrifices his right arm. After the failed attempt to bring back their mother, the boys decide to burn their house (symbolism to move on from the past) and also decide to go to the city and join the government. In the city, they again encounter the hidden secrets of government and also about their father’s past. With its amazingly beautiful cast and even more realistic graphics “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” is one of the top IMDB tv shows.

Streaming Platform:
  • USA- Hulu, HBO Max, Funimation Now, or for free with ads on Crunchyroll, VRV.
  • Canada: Crunchyroll for free with ads
  •  Australia: Funimation Now or buy it as a download on Apple iTunes, Microsoft Store
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Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood

12. Sherlock

  • Release Date: 25 July 2010
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey, Andrew Scott, and Amanda Abbington.
  • Seasons: 4
  • Episodes: 13
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 85-90 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.1

Plot: Sherlock is brutish series based on the adventure of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. Me Holmes is pretty famous for his exceptional talent for observing and solving the mystery. The series also follows the story of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his day-to-day adventures and mysterious cases. Initially, nobody believes, he could be a detective and even suspect him. However, with their outstanding gifted talent to observe the crime scene and solve the crime mystery, he started getting popular in the city.

Later, even the British government seeks for his help in solving the crime mysterious. Sherlock is usually accompanied by his flatmate Dr. John Watson, who has recently returned from military service in Afghanistan. The series is fantastic and with the IMDB ratings of 9.1, it is included in our top IMDB TV shows.

  • Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Videos
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11. The Sopranos

  • Release Date: 10 January 1999
  • Cast: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
  • Seasons: 6
  • Episodes: 86
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 43-75 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.2

Plot: The sopranos is a crime drama television series that was aired from January 10, 1999,  to June 10, 2007. It is set in New York City and New Jersey, the series follows the fey story of a mobster. The Italian- American mobster Tony Soprano is the lead of the story. He is the head of the Soprano family and is dealing with his family and business simultaneously. He later suffers a panic attack and throughout the series was engaged with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi in a therapy session. There is a lot more drama, suspense and emotion in the story. With the IMDB ratings of 9.2, it is one of the top 22 IMDB TV shows.

  • Streaming Platform: Season 1 of The Sopranos is available on HBO Max, however, if you want to watch the entire series, the series is available on Hulu on subscription.
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The Sopranos

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10. Game of Thrones

  • Release Date: 17 April 2011
  • Cast: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emili Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Iain Glen and Alfie Allen
  • Seasons: 8
  • Episodes: 73
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 50-82 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.2

Plot: Game of Thrones revolved around seven kingdoms battling for saving the region of the 7 kingdoms’ monarchy. The series follows several stories concurrently. From the threat of impending winter to the excited scion’s activities to recover the throne, the game of throne is number 10 in our top 22 IMDB TV shows.

  • Streaming Platform: HBO official website, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Videos

Game of Thrones

9. Rick and Morty

  • Release Date: 2 December 2013
  • Cast: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnel, Spencer Gramme, Sarah Chalke and Kari Wahlgren
  • Seasons: 5
  • Episodes: 51
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 22 Minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.2

Plot: Rick and Morty s an adult animated series that follows the adventures of Rick and Morty. It revolved around the adventures of members of the Smith family. Rick, Morty’s grandfather is an eccentric alcoholic scientist who frequently goes on adventures with Morty. The series has an IMDB rating of 9.2 and is one of the top-rated IMDB series of all time.

  • Streaming Platform: Netflix
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Ricky and Morty

8. The Wire

  • Release Date: 2 June 2002
  • Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Larry Gilliard Jr., Frankie Faison, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wood Harris, Sonja Sohn, Adre Royo, Sonja Sohn and many more.
  • Seasons: 5
  • Episodes: 60
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 50-60 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.3
  • Plot:
    The Wire was supposed to be a police drama based on the experiences of former homicide detective Ed Burns. However, they chose The Wire based on their previous collaboration on the miniseries The Corner. Every season is based on different stories, however, it revolves around The Baltimore institutions and their connection with the law enforcement.
  • Streaming Platform: HBO Official Website and Amazon Prime Videos.

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Release Date: 21 February 2005
  • Cast: Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack Serena, Dante Basco, Dee Bradley Baker, Mako, Grey DeLisle, Mark Hamill, and Greg Baldwin (Voiced)
  • Seasons: 3
  • Episodes: 61
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 23 Minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.3

Plot: The world of Avatar is influenced by Asia. Using “bending” techniques inspired by Chinese martial arts, certain people can telekinetically manipulate one of the four classical elements. The “Avatar,” the only person who can bend all four elements, is in charge of keeping the world’s countries in check.

  • Streaming Platform: Netflix
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Avatar The Last Airbender

6. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story

  • Release Date: 9 October 2020
  • Cast: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher and Satish Kaushik
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 10
  • Language: Hindi
  • Running Time: 42- 60minutes
  • IMDB Rating:  9.3

Plot: Scam 1992 is based on the real story of the Harshad Mehta. Harshad Mehta, a Gujarati, lives with his family in a small one-room apartment in Mumbai. After failing to get a perfect job for himself, Mr. Mehta joined the Bombay Stock Market as a jobber and later open his consulting firm. In his journey, taking the advantage of faults in the system, Harshad Mehta was accused f one of the biggest scams in the country. With a 9.3 IMDB rating, the series is number 6 in our top 22 IMDB TV shows.

  • Streaming Platform: Sony Liv app

5. Band Of Brothers

  • Release Date: 9 September 2001
  • Cast: Kirk Acevedo, Eion Bailey, Michael Cudlitz, Dale Dye, Tom Hardy, Frank John Hughes, Ron Livingston, James Madio, Rene L. Moreno, David Schwimmer, Richard Speight Jr., Donnie Wahlberg, Matthew Settle, Rick Warden, Dexter Fletcher, Shane Taylor, and Ross McCall
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 10
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 49-73 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.4

Plot: The band of brothers is an American army drama series that was set in 1942 during the second world war. Band of Brothers follows the heroic events of soldiers and their remarkable encounters with enemies. It revolves around the “Easy Company.” For the uninitiated, Easy company is the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment assigned to the US army’s 101st Airborne division. There is a lot of mystery drama, mental, and physical hurdles, and the bravest stories. With its fabulous star cast and clap worth direction, Band of Brothers is on the list of Top IMDB television shows with a rating of 9.4.

  • Streaming Platform: Hulu, Amazon Prime Videos, HBO streaming website
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Band of Brothers

4. Planet Earth II

  • Release Dat: 6 November 2016
  • Cas: Sir David Attenborough
  • Episode: 6
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 55 Minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.4

Plot:  Planet Earth II is a documentary television series presented by the well-known Environmentalist, Sir David Attenborough. The series tells about six different landmarks of Planet Earth in its six episodes. The first episode talks about islands, followed by the second one that deals with the mountains. The third episode is about Jungles and the fourth and fifth talk about Deserts and Grasslands respectively. In the last episode, the different cities of India, Australia, and Canada are shown. The series received universally positive reviews and is one of the top-rated IMDB TV shows of all time.

  • Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Videos
Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II

3. The Heroes (Pahlevanan)

  • Release Date: 2008
  • Cast: Ali Hemmat Momivand, Bijan Alimohamadi, Shahrooz Malek Araya, Siamak Atlassi, Hamid Reza Ashtianipoo and
    Tooraj Nasr
  • Seasons: 3
  • Episodes:28
  • Language: Persian
  • Running Time: 30 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.4

Plot: Animated drama series has taken over the cinema world and they are widely praised for their graphics and perfect story. With an IMDB rating of 9.4, The Heroes is yet another animated series that is included in our Top 22 IMDB TV shows. The heroes follow the story of Pahlavan Mahmood Qatali Kharazmi. Pahlavan is an Italian poet who was quite famous in his city. He is the head of Zurkhaneh. The story took place in the thirteenth century and revolves around the fights between Pahlavan and his enemies.

  • Streaming Platform: NA
The Heroes

The Heroes

2. Chernobyl

  • Release Date: 6 May 2019
  • Cast: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Robert Emms, and Sam Troughton.
  • Seasons: 1 
  • Episodes: 5
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 58-72 minutes (per episode)
  • IMDB Rating: 9.4

Plot: Chernobyl is a miniseries based on the Chornobyl disaster of 1986. The series was released in 2019. It depicts the story of the deadly disaster at the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic’s nuclear plant. This series reveals the unknown facts about the disaster and also portrays the story of the suffering of the people and also talks about the people who were behind the incident. With the IMDB ratings of 9.4, the series is number 2 in the top 22 IMDB tv shows of all time.

  • Streaming Platform: Apple TV, Google Play (Canada)   Disney+ Hotstar (India) Binge, and Apple TV (Australia)
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1. Breaking Bad

  • Release Date: 20 January 2008
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, and Giancarlo Esposito
  • Seasons: 5
  • Episodes: 62
  • language English
  • Running Time: 43-58 minutes
  • IMDB Rating: 9.5

Plot: Breaking Bad is an American television show that follows the story of Walter White, a chemistry teacher. He was suffering from cancer and to pay his medical debts, Mr. Walter get into Meth Making business. Initially, started a small business to deal with his financial crisis, Walter turns into a ruthless player methamphetamine drug industry especially making blue Meth because of its high demand. In his journey, he lands at odds with his family as his Brother in law Hank Schrader works in Drug Enforcement Administration. With an IMDB rating of 9.5, Breaking bad is the top-rated series of all time and it is number one in our Top 22 IMDB series.

  • Streaming Platform:  Netflix
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Breaking Bad

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