The best 4K movies and TV shows on Netflix

Orange Is the New Black

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Once you go 4K, you never go back.

It’s easier than ever to watch some of your favorite shows and movies in an entirely new way.

While HD is now the standard for TV, film, and most videos streaming online, some people have jumped over to 4K—a resolution four times higher than 1080p, the standard for HD. The resolution is approximately 4,000 pixels horizontally, hence the name. While mainstream television has yet to focus significantly on it, 4K resolution is gaining traction on streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

4K isn’t something everyone can boot up instantly, though. For one, you need to purchase a 4K Ultra HD TV and set it up properly before you can start to watch 4K quality TV—your internet browser won’t cut it. Once you’ve got that covered, you have to upgrade your Netflix subscription to the Premium option, which costs $11.99 a month. (The Premium subscription also lets you stream content on up to four screens at once.) You’ll need an internet connection speed that’s at least 25 megabits per second and “high” streaming quality on Netflix.


But how do you figure out what’s available to stream in 4K? If you’re already subscribed to Netflix’s Premium service, you can search “4K” or “UHD” for Ultra HD titles. This search function appears to also work without a Premium subscription.


Right now, the options of what you can stream in 4K are limited to most Netflix-produced content and a handful of other shows and movies, but your other favorite shows and movies are likely to make the jump at some point. Here’s a full breakdown.

4K TV shows on Netflix

1) 3%

2) Better Call Saul

3) The Blacklist

4) Black Mirror

5) Bloodline

6) Breaking Bad

7) Chasing Cameron

8) Chef’s Table

9) The Crown

10) Daredevil

11) Flaked

12) Fuller House

Fuller House

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13) Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

14) Grace and Frankie

15) Haters Back Off!

16) Hibana -Spark-

17) House of Cards

18) Jessica Jones

19) Lady Dynamite

20) Longmire

21) Love

22) Luke Cage

23) Marco Polo

24) Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

25) Marcella

26) Marseille

27) Master of None

28) Medici: Masters of Florence

29) Narcos

30) The OA

31) One Day at a Time

32) Orange Is the New Black

33) The Ranch

34) Sense8

35) A Series of Unfortunate Events

36) Stranger Things

Stranger Things

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37) Travelers

38) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

39) Video Game High School

40) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

41) White Rabbit Project

4K movies on Netflix

1) Bad Asses on the Bayou

2) Clinical

3) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

4) The DaVinci Code

5) The Do-Over

4) Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace from Fireplace for Your Home

5) The Holiday

6) Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

9) The Ridiculous 6

10) The Siege of Jadotville

11) Special Correspondents

12) Terra

13) True Memoirs of an International Assassin

4K documentaries, comedy specials, and more on Netflix

1) Bo Burnham: Make Happy

2) Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville

3) The Characters

4) Chelsea Does

5) Cooked

6) Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

7) Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry

8) Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

9) I’m Brent Morin

10) Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking

11) Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

12) Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

13) Keith Richards: Under the Influence

14) Last Chance U

15) Moving Art: Deserts

16) Moving Art: Flowers

17) Moving Art: Forests

18) Moving Art: Oceans

19) Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

20) Tales By Light

21) Theo Von: No Offense

22) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

23) A Very Murray Christmas

24) W/Bob & David

25) What Happened, Miss Simone?

Editor's note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

Netflix is a global platform for movie and TV streaming. It launched as a subscription-based streaming site in 2007, and offers new movies and TV shows every month. In 2013, Netflix debuted it first original programming.
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