The best 4K movies and TV shows on Netflix

Once you go 4K, you never go back.

Aug 2, 2016, 8:00 am

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Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

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It’s easier than ever to watch 4K Netflix movies and shows.

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.

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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.

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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 list of 4K movies and shows on Netflix, along with the all the other 4K content you’ll find on the service.

4K Netflix shows

1) 13 Reasons Why

2) 3%

3) After Life

4) Alexa and Katie

5) Alias Grace

6) All About the Washingtons

7) Altered Carbon

8) Always a Witch

9) Amazing Interiors

10) American Vandal

11) Amo

12) Anne With an “E”

13) Another Life

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Another Life

14) Arrested Development

15) Atypical

16) Awake: The Million Dollar Game

17) Baby

18) Bad Blood

19) Becoming Champions

20) Better Call Saul

21) Bill Nye Saves the World

22) The Blacklist

23) Black Mirror

24) Black Summer

25) Bloodline 

26) Blown Away

27) Boca Juniors Confidential

28) Bolívar

29) Bonding

30) Brainchild

31) Breaking Bad

 

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Breaking Bad

32) Brown Nation

33) Cable Girls

34) Chambers

35) El Chapo

36) Chasing Cameron

37) The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

38) Chosen

39) Club of Cuervo’s

40) Cocaine Coast

41) Collateral

42) Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

43) Crime Diaries: Night Out

44) The Crown

45) Daredevil

46) Dark

47) Dark Tourist

48) Dead to Me

49) Dear White People

50) The Defenders

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Marvel’s The Defenders

51) Designated Survivor

52) Disenchantment

53) Disjointed

54) Dracula

55) Dynasty

56) Easy

57) Edha

58) Elite

59) The End of the F***ing World

60) Erased

61) Everything Sucks!

62) Extreme Engagement

63) Family Reunion

64) Fastest Car

65) The Final Table

66) Fire Chasers

67) First Team: Juventus

68) Flaked

69) Flinch

70) Free Rein

71) Friends from College

72) Frontier

73) Fuller House

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Fuller House

74) The Get Down

75) Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

76) Girlboss

77) Girls Incarcerated

78) Glitch

79) GLOW

80) Go! Live Your Way

81) Godless

82) Grace and Frankie

83) Greenleaf

84) Gypsy

85) Haters Back Off

86) Haunted

87) The Haunting of Hill House

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88) Hibana -Spark-

89) High Seas

90) Historical Roasts

91) How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

92) House of Cards

93) The House of Flowers

94) I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson

95) The I-Land

96) The Indian Detective

97) The Innocents

98) Insatiable

99) Inside the World’s Toughest Prison

100) Iron Fist

101) Jailbirds

102) Jessica Jones

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Jessica Jones

103) Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father

104) John Grisham’s The Innocent Man

105) Julie’s Greenroom

106) Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

107) Kingdom

108) Knights of Sidonia

109) The Kominsky Method

110) Lady Dynamite

111) The Last Czars

112) Leila

113) The Let Down

114) Locke and Key

115) Longmire

116) Lost in Space

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Lost in Space

117) Love

118) A Love So Beautiful

119) Lovesick

120) A Love So Beautiful

121) Lucifer

122) Luis Miguel: The Series

123) Luke Cage

124) Made in Mexico

125) The Mafia Dolls

126) Magic for Humans

127) Malibu Rescue: The Series

128) Maniac

129) Manhunt

130) Marco Polo

131) Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

132) Marcella

133) Marseille

134) Mascots

135) Master of None

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Master of None

136) The Mechanism

137) Medici

138) Meridian

139) Messiah

140) Million Yen Women

141) Mindhunter

142) Mob Psycho 100

143) Money Heist

144) Mr. Iglesias

145) My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

146) Narcos

147) Narcos: Mexico

148) Nailed It!

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149) Nailed It! Holiday!

150) The New Legends of Monkey

151) No Good Nick

152) Norsemen

153) Northern Rescue

154) The OA

155) OCTB

156) On Children

157) On My Block

158) One Day at a Time

159) Orange Is the New Black

160) The Order

161) Outlander

162) Ozark

163) Paquita Salas

164) Peaky Blinders

165) Prince of Peoria

166) The Princess Weiyoung

167) The Protector

168) The Punisher

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The Punisher

169) Quicksand

170) Ragnarok

171) The Rain

172) Raising Dion

173) The Ranch

174) Re:Mind

175) Real Rob

176) Reboot: The Guardian Code

177) Requiem

178) Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

179) Russian Doll

180) Sacred Games

181) Samantha!

182) Samurai Gourmet

183) Santa Clarita Diet

184) Selection Day

185) Sense8

186) A Series of Unfortunate Events

187) Selling Sunset

188) Seven Seconds

189) Sex Education

190) Shadow

191) She’s Gotta Have It

192) Shot in the Dark

193) Smoking

194) The Society

195) The Standups

196) The Stranger

197) Stranger Things

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Stranger Things

198) Suburra: Blood on Rome

199) Sugar Rush

200) Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ

201) Tales of the City

202) Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

203) Tokyo Trial

204) Trailer Park Boys

205) Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe

206) Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA

207) Travelers

208) Trinkets

209) Troy: Fall of a City

210) Turn Up Charlie

211) Typewriter

212) Ultimate Beastmaster

213) Ultimate Beastmaster México

214) The Umbrella Academy

215) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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216) Undercover Law

217) Velvet Colección

218) Virgin River

219) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

220) Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

221) What/If

222) When They See Us

223) White Rabbit Project

224) The Who Was? Show

225) The Witcher

226) Yankee

227) You

4K Netflix movies

1) #realityhigh

2) 1922

3) 1st Summoning

4) 22 July

5) 6 balloons

6) 6 Underground

7) Alex Strangelove

8) Amateur

9) The After Party

10) Alien Warfare

11) Always Be My Maybe

12) Animal World

13) The Angel

14) Apostle

15) Avengers: Infinity War

16) The Babysitter

17) Bad Asses on the Bayou

18) Beats

19) Big Bear

20) Bird Box

21) The Black Godfather

22) Bomb Scared

23) Bright

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Bright

24) El Camino Christmas

25) Candy Jar

26) Chief Daddy

27) The Christmas Chronicles

28) Christmas Inheritance

29) A Christmas Prince

30) A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

31) Class Rank

32) Clinical

33) Come Sunday

34) Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle

35) Counterfeiting in Suburbia

36) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

37) The Da Vinci Code

38) The Dark Crystal

39) Death Note

40) Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

41) Despite Everything

42) Deuces

43) The Devil’s Mistress

44) Diary of an Exorcist – Zero

45) The Dirt

46) Dismissal

47) DJ Cinderella

48) The Do-Over

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The Do-Over

49) Edge of Fear

50) El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

51) Ex Machina

52) Extinction

53) A Fall from Grace

54) Father of the Year

55) First They Killed My Father

56) A Futile and Stupid Gesture

57) Game Over, Man!

58) Gerald’s Game

59) Girlfriend’s Day

60) Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

61) Groundhog Day

62) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

63) Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

64) Happy Anniversary

65) The Hard Way

66) The Hateful Eight: Extended Version

67) The Highwaymen

68) Hold the Dark

69) Holy Camp!

70) Holy Goalie

71) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

72) How It Ends

73) Ibiza

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Ibiza

74) The Invisible Guardian

75) IO

76) The Irishman

77) Jeepers Creepers 3

78) Juanita

79) The King

80) The Kissing Booth

81) The Land of Steady Habits

82) Like Father

83) Little Evil

84) Madre

85) Malibu Rescue

86) Marriage Story

87) The Maus

88) Milada

89) Moonlight

90) Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

91) Murder Mystery

92) Mustang Island

93) Mute

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Mute

94) My Perfect Romance

95) Naked

96) Nappily Ever After

97) Never Heard

98) No Estoy Loca

99) No Filter

100) Okja

101) Otherhood

102) Outlaw King

103) The Outsider

104) Our Souls at Night

105) The Package

106) Part-Time Idol

107) Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

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Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

108) The Perfect Romance

109) The Perfection

110) Philadelphia

111) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

112) Pizza, Beer, & Smokes

113) Point Blank

114) Polar

115) The Princess Switch

116) The Ridiculous 6

117) Rim of the World

118) Riphagen – The Untouchable

119) Roma

120) Rodney King

121) Roxanne Roxanne

122) Running Out Of Time

123) Sandy Wexler

124) Secret Obsession

125) See You Yesterday

126) Set It Up

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Set It Up

127) September

128) The Siege of Jadotville

129) Slam

130) She’s Gotta Have It

131) Someone Great

132) Special Correspondents

133) Spectral

134) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

135) Star Wars: The Last Jedi

136) Sunday’s Illness

137) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

138) To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

139) To Each, Her Own

140) Triple Frontier

141) True Memoirs of an International Assassin

142) True to the Game

143) Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

144) War Machine

145) The Warning

146) We Belong Together

147) The Week Of

148) Wheelman

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Wheelman

149) When We First Met

150) Win it All

151) Wine Country

152) The Wolf’s Call

153) You Can Tutu

154) The Young Offenders

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4K Netflix documentaries

1) 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons

2) APEX: The Story of the Hypercar

3) Audrie & Daisy

4) Barbecue

5) Basketball or Nothing

6) Blue Planet II

7) The Bleeding Edge

8) Captive

9) Casting JonBenet

10) Chasing Coral

11) Cheer

12) The Chef Show

13) Chef’s Table

14) Chef’s Table: France

15) Chelsea Does

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Chelsea Does

16) Colombia: Wild Magic

17) The Confession Tapes

18) Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

19) Cooked

20) Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

21) Dancing with the Birds

22) The Day I Met El Chapo

23) Decanted.

24) Dinotasia

25) Dirty Money

26) The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

27) End Game

28) Eve’s Apple

29) Exhibit A

30) Fearless

31) First and Last

32) Flight of the Butterflies

33) Follow This

34) For the Love of Spock

35) Formula 1: Drive to Survive

36) Given

37) The Great Hack

38) The Great Museum

39) The Heart of Man

40) Heroin(e)

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Heroin(e)

41) Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

42) Humpback Whales

43) The Hunt

44) If You Build It

45) I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

46) Into the Inferno

47) Iron Cowboy: The Story of the 50.50.50

46) Keith Richards: Under the Influence

49) Last Chance U

50) Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

51) Long Time Running

52) Making Fun: The Story of Funko

53) Medal of Honor

54) Moving Art

55) National Parks Adventure

56) Night on Earth

57) Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

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Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

58) Nothing to Lose

59) November 13: Attack on Paris

60) Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States

61) One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert Film

62) One of Us

63) Our Planet

64) Our Planet: Behind the Scenes

65) The Perfect Physique

66) The Pharmacist

67) Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

68) Planet Earth II

69) The Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

70) Raiders of the Lost Art

71) Rapture

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Rapture

72) The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth

73) Recovery Boys

74) Reversing Roe

75) Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

76) Rotten

77) Salt Fat Acid Heat

78) The Search for Life in Space

79) Seeing Allred

80) Shark

81) Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

82) Somebody Feed Phil

83) Street Food

84) Taco Chronicles

85) Tales By Light

86) Take Your Pills

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87) Terra

88) Two Catalonias

89) Ugly Delicious

90) We Speak Dance

91) We, the Marines

92) What Happened, Miss Simone?

93) What the Health

94) The White Helmets

95) Wormwood

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4K Netflix comedy specials

1) Adel Karam: Live From Beirut

2) Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say

3) Alan Saldaña: Mi Vida de Pobre

4) Alejandro Riaño: Especial de Stand Up

5) Alexis de Anda: Mea Culpa

6) Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

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Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

7) Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

8) Bert Kreischer: Secret Time

9) Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

10) Bo Burnham: Make Happy

11) Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo

12) Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers

13) Carlos Ballarta: El Amor es de Putos

14) Carlos Ballarta: Furia Ñera

15) Cedric the Entertainer: Live From the Ville

16) Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire

17) Chris Rock: Tamborine

18) Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

19) Colin Quinn: The New York Story

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Colin Quinn: The New York Story

20) Comedians of the World

21) The Comedy Lineup

22) Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight

23) Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

24) Daniel Sloss: Live Shows

25) Daniel Sosa: Sosafado

26) Dany Boon: Des Hauts De France

27) Dave Chappelle (Collection)

28) Dave Chappelle: Equanimity and the Bird Revelation (Collection)

29) David Cross: Making America Great Again

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David Cross: Making America Great Again

30) Def Comedy Jam 25

31) Demetri Martin: The Overthinker

32) DeRay Davis: How to Act Black

33) El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial

34) Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

35) Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi

36) Fakkah Fuzz: Almost Banned

37) Fary Is the New Black

38) Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense

39) Franco Escamilla: Por La Anécdota

40) Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers

41) Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All

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

43) Gad Elmaleh: American Dream

44) Gad Gone Wild

45) Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

46) Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

47) Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

48) Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

49) Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

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Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

50) The Honeymoon Stand Up Special (Collection)

51) Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills

52) Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial

53) I’m Brent Morin

54) Jack Whitehall: At Large

55) James Acaster: Repertoire

56) Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster

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

58) Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?

59) Jerry Before Seinfeld

60) Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

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Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

61) Jim Jefferies: Freedumb

62) Jim Jeffries: This Is Me Now

63) Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

64) Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

65) Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot

66) Jo Koy: Live From Seattle

67) Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special

68) Joe Rogan: Strange Times

69) Joe Rogan: Triggered

70) John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

71) Judd Apatow: The Return

72) Katt Williams: Great America

73) Kevin Hart: Irresponsible

74) Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up

75) Louis C.K. 2017

76) Lucas Bros: On Drugs

77) Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast

78) Marc Maron: Too Real

79) Marco Luque: Tamo Junto

80) Maria Bamford: Old Baby

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Maria Bamford: Old Baby

81) Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish

82) Mau Nieto: Viviendo sobrio… desde el bar

83) Maz Jobrani: Immigrant

84) Michael Che Matters

85) Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

86) Mike Epps: Only One Mike

87) Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

88) Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery

89) Oh, Hello On Broadway

90) Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

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Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

91) Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

92) Rafinha Bastos: Ultimatum

93) Reggie Watts: Spatial

94) Ricardo Quevedo: Hay Gente Así

95) Ricky Gervais: Humanity

96) Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth

97) Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up

98) Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time

99) Russell Howard: Recalibrate

100) Russell Peters: Almost Famous

101) Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face

102) Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

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Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

103) Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry

104) Sebastián Marcelo Wainraich

105) Seth Rogen’s Hilarity For Charity

106) Simplemente: Manu NNa

107) Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life

108) Theo Von: No Offense

109) Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here

110) Todd Glass: Act Happy

111) Tom Segura: Disgraceful

112) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

113) Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive

114) Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark

115) Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

116) Vir Das: Abroad Understandings

117) W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

118) Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

119) Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?

120) Yoo Byung Jae: Discomfort Zone

4K Netflix list: variety specials and sketch comedy

1) Barbra: The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic!

2) The Characters

3) Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

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4) A Very Murray Christmas

5) W/Bob & David

4K Netflix list: miscellaneous

1) Abstract: The Art of Design

2) Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace From Fireplace for Your Home

3) Fireplace 4K: Crackling Birchwood From Fireplace for Your Home

4) A Home Fireplace: Bright Edition

5) International Street Art

6) Jellies

7) Ocean Wonders

8) Slow TV: The Telemark Canal

9) Sparks

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