The best 4K movies and TV shows on Netflix

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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.

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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 breakdown.

4K TV shows on Netflix

1) 13 Reasons Why

2) 3%

3) Anne With an “E”

3) Better Call Saul

4) Bill Nye Saves the World

4) The Blacklist

5) Black Mirror

6) Bloodline

7) Breaking Bad

8) Brown Nation

9) Cable Girls

10) Chasing Cameron

13) The Crown

14) Daredevil

15) Dear White People

15) Easy

16) Flaked

17) Frontier

18) Fuller House

4K Netflix: Fuller House

Fuller House

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19) The Get Down

20) Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

21) Girlboss

21) Grace and Frankie

22) Haters Back Off!

23) Hibana -Spark-

24) House of Cards

25) Iron Fist

26) Jessica Jones

27) Julie’s Greenroom

28) Knights of Sidonia

29) Lady Dynamite

30) Longmire

31) Love

32) Lovesick

33) Luke Cage

34) Marco Polo

35) Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

36) Marcella

37) Marseille

38) Mascots

39) Master of None

40) Medici: Masters of Florence

41) Meridian

42) Narcos

43) The OA

44) One Day at a Time

45) Orange Is the New Black

46) The Ranch

47) Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

47) Samurai Gourmet

48) Santa Clarita Diet

49) Sense8

50) A Series of Unfortunate Events

51) Stranger Things

4K TV shows on Netlfix: Stranger Things

Stranger Things

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52) Tokyo Trial

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

54) Travelers

55) Ultimate Beastmaster

56) Ultimate Beastmaster México

57) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

58) Video Game High School

59) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

60) White Rabbit Project

4K movies on Netflix

1) Bad Asses on the Bayou

2) Captain America: Civil War

2) Clinical

3) Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle

4) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

5) Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

6) Deuces

6) The Devil’s Mistress

6) The Do-Over

7) Girlfriend’s Day

8) Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

8) No Filter

9) Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

4K Netflix movies: Pee-wee's Big Holiday

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

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10) The Ridiculous 6

11) Riphagen – The Untouchable

11) Rodney King

11) Sandy Wexler

12) The Siege of Jadotville

13) Slam

13) Special Correspondents

14) Spectral

14) True Memoirs of an International Assassin

15) War Machine

16) The Young Defenders

4K TV shows and film documentaries on Netflix

1) 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons

2) APEX: The Story of the Hypercar

2) Audrie & Daisy

3) Captive

4) Casting JonBenet

11) Chef’s Table

12) Chef’s Table: France

3) Chelsea Does

Netflix 4K: Chelsea Does

Chelsea Does

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4) Colombia: Wild Magic

5) Cooked

6) Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

6) Decanted.

7) Dinotasia

6) Fearless

7) Flight of the Butterflies

8) For the Love of Spock

9) The Great Museum

9) Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

10) Humpback Whales

11) The Hunt

12) If You Build It

12) I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

13) Into the Inferno

21) Keith Richards: Under the Influence

14) Last Chance U

15) Moving Art

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

16) The Perfect Physique

17) Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

18) Raiders of the Lost Art

19) Shark

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

17) Tales By Light

18) Terra

19) What Happened, Miss Simone?

20) The White Helmets


4K comedy specials on Netflix

1) Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

2) Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

3) Bo Burnham: Make Happy

4) Carlos Ballarta: El Amor es de Putos

5) Cedric the Entertainer: Live From the Ville

6) Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

6) Colin Quinn: The New York Story

7) Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

8) Daniel Sosa: Sosafado

9) Dave Chappelle (Collection)

10) David Cross: Making America Great Again

Best Standup Specials on Netflix 4K: david cross making america great again Photo by Gary Miller/Netflix

11) Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense

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

12) Gad Gone Wild

13) Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

14) Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

15) Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills

14) I’m Brent Morin

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

16) Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?

16) Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

4K on Netflix: Jim Gaffigan in 'Cinco' Screengrab via Netflix US & Canada/YouTube

17) Jim Jeffries: Freedumb

18) Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

19) Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

20) Jo Koy: Live From Seattle

20) Joe Rogan: Triggered

21) Louis C.K. 2017

22) Lucas Bros: On Drugs

22) Maria Bamford: Old Baby

22) Michael Che Matters

23) Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

24) Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

24) Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

25) Reggie Watts: Spatial

26) Russell Peters: Almost Famous

27) Simplemente: Manu NNa

27) Theo Von: No Offense

28) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

29) Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark

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30) Vir Das: Abroad Understandings

4K variety specials and sketch comedy on Netflix

1) The Characters

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

3) A Very Murray Christmas

Netflix 4K: A Very Murray Christmas

A Very Murray Christmas

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4) W/Bob & David

4K miscellaneous on Netflix

1) Abstract: The Art of Design

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

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

3) International Street Art

4) Jellies

5) Ocean Wonders

6) Sparks





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

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