Israeli series have been extremely popular in the past few years and have proved themselves successful internationally. Here are a few of the top Israeli Netflix shows:
1. When Heroes Fly – בשבילה גיבורים עפים
After years without seeing each other, a team from the Israel Defence Forces reunite to save one of the team members’ sister that was thought to be dead in Colombia.
Keywords to know: גִּיבּוֹר (hero)
2. Fauda – פאודה
Dressing up as Arabs, an IDF undercover team penetrates behind enemy lines to capture dangerous terrorists.
Keywords to know: לְהִתְחַפֵּשׂ (dress up in costume)
3. Imperfect Spies
Former Israeli spies and operatives expose real dilemmas they faced during missions abroad that shaped their lives forever.
Keywords to know: מֵרֶגֶל (spy)
4. The Good Cop – השוטר הטוב
This popular Israeli comedy series follows Danny, a suburbian cop with a short temper while balancing crime-fighting and his dysfunctional personal life.
Keywords to know: שׁוֹטֵר (police officer)
5. Maktub – מכתוב
Two criminals are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack that change their ways to help others make their dreams come true.
Keywords to know: פּוֹשֵׁעַ (criminal)
6. Beauty Queen of Jerusalem – מלכת היופי של ירושלים
In 1919 Jerusalem, housecleaner Rosa weds a shopkeeper who loves another woman, a choice that impacts her dynamic with eldest daughter Luna for decades to come.
7. Unorthodox – המורדת
In pursuit of self-determination, a young woman leaves her ultra orthodox Jewish community in New York City to start a new life in Berlin. But just as she starts to find her own way, the past begins to catch up with her.
8. Shtisel – שטיסל
A Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss and the doldrums of daily life.
9. Black Space – בלקספייס
A rogue detective with unorthodox means leads an investigation into a massacre committed by unicorn mask-wearing assassins at an Israeli high school.
10. Nevsu – נבסו
An Israeli couple and their young daughter navigate the tensions of contemporary life as a mixed family blending Ethiopian and Ashkenazi heritage.