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What Reality Shows Are on Netflix? Stream These -Top 10- Instantly

Updated on April 26, 2017

Top Reality Shows

Our local networks swarm us with reality shows like The Bachelor, Survivor, and The Biggest Loser, while Netflix instant watch provides a more niche, cable based experience for reality seeking viewers. Networks like TLC, AMC, and The Discovery Channel are a few contributors to the plethora of reality shows available through the popular streaming service. Trying to decide what to watch, with over 100 reality shows to choose from can be overwhelming. So, here's a list of the best reality shows on Netflix instant watch.

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Best Reality Shows

Top 10:

#1. Out of the Wild: Venezuela

This is no-doubt one of the best reality shows on Netflix. It's everything I was hoping Survivor would be, before it debuted in in 2001. Nine adventurers are left in the wild in an isolated part of Venezuela, where they are challenged to survive a 70 mile hike through extreme terrain. If at any moment anyone feels they can't make it, a helicopter will come pick them up and their journey has ended. Starvation, hypothermia, and deadly snakes are only a few threats they face to make this show a true battle of will and survival. Check out the entire season on Netflix instant watch.

Average of 141,164 ratings: 4.2 stars

#2. Kitchen Nightmares

Outspoken and opinionated- successful chef Gordon Ramsey is on a Mission to save failing restaurants across America. It's no easy task, as he steps into filthy kitchens and attempts to save businesses from closing. This is one of my favorite reality shows on Netflix, or TV for that matter. Gordon Ramsey has knack for not only creating systems to save restaurants, but saving families. Watch people's lives change in the two seasons available on Netflix instant watch.

Average of 39,021 ratings: 4 stars

#3. Undercover Boss-

In this popular reality series CEOs of some of the largest companies in the US, Australia, the UK, and Canada secretly join the work force of their companies to discover what's really taking place inside their businesses. Employees are shocked to discover they've really been working and training their boss. After the CEO's reveal themselves, the best employees are presented with an even bigger surprise. Check out Undercover boss on Netflix instant watch to find out more!

18,858 ratings: 3.7 stars

#4. Top Gear

This Original BBC series is a smash hit across the globe. Top Gear (U.K.) futures the fastest rides, cool celebrities racing, and a hilarious cast who loves talking cars. This hit reality show is a favorite for car lover's across the board. Check out all 14 seasons on Netflix Instant watch.

Average of 1,301,090 ratings: 4.2 stars

#5. Sons of Guns

Discovery Channel has done it again with another hit reality series. Sons of Guns centers around The Red Jacket, a custom firearms shop owned by Will Hayden. Will and his crew build some of the most insane weapons on the planet, for customers with very specific needs. This show began in 2011 and has two seasons available to stream on Netflix instant watch.

Average of 322,452 ratings: 4.1 stars

#6. Comic Book Men

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang out all day, in a comic book store, with Kevin Smith and his friends? Yeah, neither have I. But in case you have, this is the perfect reality show for you. Join in on the conversation inside Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash comic book store. They discuss comics and collectibles that come into their store, and are nothing short of enthusiastic about their job. AMC makes some top television shows, but comic book fanatics agree Comic Book Men joins the ranks of the best reality shows to date.

Average of 62,217 ratings: 4 stars

#7. Man vs Wild

Bear Grylls is an ex-British special forces officer that kicks nature's ass. Learning how to survive in the most outrageous terrains across the world has never been so cool, as Bear parachutes into each episode to teach viewers how to take on whatever challenges the wild may present. Join in on the adventure with all six seasons on Neflix instant stream.

Average of 875,472 ratings: 3.9 stars

#8. Gold Rush

Gold fever's set in for this group of Oregonians, who head to Alaska to strike it rich. Six miners find the that their income is tougher to dig up then expected. Will their entire investment end up in a sink hole? Join in on the adventure on Netflix instant watch to check out two available seasons to stream instantly.

Average of 135,129 ratings: 4 stars

#9. Mythbusters

Mad scientists Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on the world's most wild questions in science and pop culture. Will a helium filled football really stay in air longer? Is duct tape strong enough to suspend a car in mid air? Find these answers on Netflix instant watch, because with Mythbusters no urban legend is safe.

Average of 2,136,181 ratings: 4.1 stars

#10. Kenny vs. Spenny

This raunchy reality series is a riot! Friends Kenny and Spenny challenge each other to absurd challenges like, who can be tied to a goat the longest, or who can eat the most meat? Netflix instant watch has ten episodes available, each with another outrageous challenge.

Average of 239,071 ratings: 3.6 stars

More Best of Netflix

More Reality Shows to watch on Netflix listed by Network:

Animal Planet reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  1. Pit Boss
  2. Meerkat Manor
  3. The Jeff Corwin Experience
  4. Last American Cowboy
  5. I Shouldn't Be Alive
  6. I'm Alive
  7. Whale Wars
  8. Fatal Attractions
  9. Wild Recon
  10. After the Attack
  11. Mad Man of the Seas
  12. Tanked
  13. Into The Pride
  14. Freak Encounters

Dicovery reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  1. Out of the Wild, Alaska
  2. Dirty Jobs
  3. American Chopper
  4. Dual Survivor
  5. Deadliest Catch
  6. After the Catch
  7. Man Woman Wild
  8. Auction Kings
  9. Storm Chasers
  10. Flying Wild Alaska
  11. The Science of Sex Appeal
  12. Future Weapons
  13. American Loggers
  14. Weed Wars
  15. The Colony

E! reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  • Pretty Wild
  • Dr. 90210
  • Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami
  • Keeping up with the Kardashians

ID reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  • I (Almost) Got Away With It
  • Who The (BLEEP) Did I Marry?
  • I Married a Mobster
  • Disappeared
  • Deadly Women
  • Sins & Secrets
  • Prison Wives
  • Solved
  • Cold Blood

VH1 reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  • Mob Wives

Spike reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  • Coal
  • Disorderly Conduct

TLC reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  1. Sister Wives
  2. LA Ink
  3. Miami Ink
  4. NY Ink
  5. Strange Sex
  6. My Strange Addiction
  7. Extreme Couponing
  8. Best Food Ever
  9. BBQ Pitmasters
  10. Cake Boss
  11. Long Island Medium
  12. What NOT to Wear
  13. The Great Baker
  14. Say Yes to the Dress
  15. DC Cupcakes
  16. Kate Plus Eight

BBC reality shows on Netflix instant watch

  • Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
  • Ramsay's Best Restaurant
  • Ramsays Great Escape

Which Network has the best reality show on Netflix instant watch?

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Don't Forget...

You can watch these Netflix instant stream shows through your xbox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii. Just sign in through your Xbox Live account and sign into the Netflix app. If you need to renew your Xbox live Memebership, Amazon offers the lowest prices I've seen, for 3 month or year long memberships.


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      4 years ago

      To many of these shows are not even on Netflix anymore. Does the hub reports work for fox news? Do a little research!

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      4 years ago from Sunny Spain

      An interesting topic and a comprehensive list of reality shows. There are quite a few that I have not heard of before so thanks for the info :D

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      4 years ago from Sunny Spain

      An interesting topic and a comprehensive list of reality shows. There are quite a few that I have not heard of before so thanks for the info :D

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      lady borcher 

      4 years ago

      orange is the new black, one for the stock.

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      6 years ago

      I almost never watch reality shows, but my loved ones I've gotten drawn into a few "My Strange Addiction" episodes and a lot of Hoarders shows. I feel bad watching it because it's hard not to be judgmental or horrified...and I do admire people's bravery in letting others into their lives like that.

      Interesting topic, and well-organized! :-) ~Lurana


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