Top 12 Best Reality Shows on Netflix of all Time

By Romey Norton
Published: January 30, 2023 (Last updated: last month)

Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what are deemed to be the Top 12 Best Reality Shows on Netflix of all Time.

Whether you’re a fan or not of reality shows, they have become an essential escapism for the everyday viewer. Most reality shows are easy to watch and are usually concepts that are relatable, such as dating or family drama, and they take audiences away from their routine lives.

As the viewer, you can take the active approach to determine what is real and what is fake. Viewers can make opinions and sometimes even actively participate.  

This is a list of the Best Reality Shows on Netflix of all time. This is based on each one having at least a score of 85% or more on Rotten Tomatoes.  

Top 12 Best Reality Shows on Netflix of All Time

15. Siren: Survive the Island (2023) 

This South Korean reality competition series sees 24 women, divided into six teams based on their occupation, compete in various challenges on a remote island. Over the course of seven days, only one team will win. The team’s occupations include: (police officers, firefighters, bodyguards, soldiers, athletes, and stuntwomen) From capturing the flag to crawling through thick mud, this competition is not for the faint-hearted.

RT Score: 100%

14. Physical: 100 (2023)

This Korean reality series is about the perfect body in the best physical condition. Audiences watch One hundred contestants, in top physical shape, compete in a series of grueling challenges to claim the honor and colossal cash prize to be the last one standing.

From professional athletes and MMA fighters to personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts, the contestants are both men and women, identifying and showing great respect for what the body can physically go through. Physical: 100 is an excellent show for fans enjoying fitness competition-based reality programs.

RT Score: 90%

13. The Ultimatum: Queer Love (2023)

This reality series sees five long-term couples, made up of women and non-binary people, who are at a crossroads in their relationship put to the test. One partner is usually ready to settle down and get married, while the other has their doubts. Will their relationship survive the ultimatum?

RT Score: 86%

13. Next In Fashion (2020) 

This series is one for fashion lovers. In this reality show, we see fashion designers team up to create visionary looks that work for everybody. Presented by Alexa Chung and Tan France, we see talented designers from around the world compete for $250,000 and have the chance to become seen and heard in the ever-changing, hard-hitting fashion industry. Despite its high RT rating, it has only one season so far.  

RT Score: 85% 

12. Sex, Love and Goop (2021)  

Marvel’s own Gwyneth Paltrow and a team of experts have come together to help courageous and curious couples’ journey toward more pleasurable?sex?and deeper intimacy. This is truly a unique and explorative series. There is a delicate mix between serious discussions, therapy, and workshops, and some glimpses of bodies, but you do not see the couples physically having sex. It’s about connection, re-connection, and exploration into having a better sex life with your partner. 

RT Score: 86%  

11. Get Organised: The Home Edition (2020)  

This reality series really shows its audiences how to make the best out of the space. Expert home organizers Clea and Joanna help clients contain their clutter to create stunning spaces. This series has also been nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for outstanding information and how-to show.  With eight one-hour-long episodes, clients include Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris, and Retta. This series is full of energy and easy tips for being more organized at home.  

RT Score: 88% 

10. Dating Around (2019)

Dating can be tough, especially modern dating, but should we lower our standards and go for quantity over quality? That’s exactly what happens on Dating Around. Each episode features a single who goes on five first blind dates, hoping to find a certain spark, maybe even a soulmate. Once the quintet of blind dates is over, the dater has the task of picking one match who is worthy of a second date. This series can be a compelling look at dating, and with two seasons to binge, it’s a perfect show for a good night in.  

RT Score: 93% 

9. Rhythm + Flow (2019) 

One for reality series music fans. This series sees expert Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago. 

RT Score: 95% 

8. Our Great National Parks (2022) 

Voiced by former president Barack Obama, this educational and eye-opening series discusses the power of the planet’s greatest national parks and vast wild areas. In the hope to raise awareness of global warming, this spectacular series showcases the beautiful world we need to protect. 

RT Score: 100%

7. Hyperdrive (2019) 

Buckle those seatbelts as you’re in for a fast ride with this show. In this reality series, we see elite street racers from across the world test their limits in custom cars on the biggest automotive obstacle course ever built. From a millionaire with a Lamborghini to a truck driver in a stock Mustang, these drivers are taken to new extremes. The series is non-scripted and is executive produced by Hollywood’s Charlize Theron.  

RT Score: 100% 

6. Love on the Spectrum (2019) 

Everyone deserves love, and pretty much everyone is searching for it. In this reality dating series, we see seven young adults on the autism spectrum dive headfirst into the dating pool. They explore the unpredictable world of love and relationships, with some help of course, with the hopes of finding their perfect match. With two seasons this is a seriously sweet watch.  

RT Score: 100% 

5. Instant Hotel (2017) 

With two seasons, this series sees multiple Teams of Australian homeowners compete for the title of best Instant Hotel by staying overnight in one another’s rentals and rating their experiences. They judge each other on everything from location to service to the bedsheets, but with a title at stake, are their opinions really that honest? 

RT Score: 100% 

4. Say I do: Surprise Weddings (2020) 

This takes wedding planning to a whole new level. This heartfelt, honest, filled with love and positivity series sets three experts designing and surprising couples with their dream wedding, in less than a week. The couples overcome obstacles, and hardships to celebrate their love and commitment to one another.  

RT Score: 100% 

3. Lenox Hill (2020) 

This series is compared to Grey’s Anatomy, but the difference here is that the doctors and the hospital are real. Developed by Ruthie Shatz and Adi Barash this series centers around the lives of four medical professionals in the areas of neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and obstetrics, and gynecology. Over nine episodes, there’s a lot to see and a lot to learn in this series. 

RT Score: 100%  

2. The Mole (2022)  

Reality TV also covers the crazy world of game shows and competition series, and with this 100% score, The Mole has taken streamers by storm. In this reimagined version of the show, we see twelve players work together in difficult challenges to add money to a pot that only one of them will win at the end.

Among the players, there is one person who has secretly been designated “the Mole,” and their purpose is to sabotage the group’s efforts, cause conflict and make sure no one is comfortable. In the end, one player will outlast their competition and expose the Mole to win the big prize pot. 

RT Score: 100% 

1. Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo (2021) 

RT Score: 100% 

Here we have a series where Marie Kondo brings her joyful tidying tactics and her life-changing methods to help three deserving businesses organize their workplaces and help them find a great balance between tidiness and organization.

And that completes our Top 12 Best Reality Shows on Netflix of All Time list. What’s your favorite Reality series on Netflix? Comment below.

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