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The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

List Criteria: Only serialized shows that are currently available to watch instantly on Netflix and were originally intended for TV. No movies.

The best streaming Netflix TV shows include some great television dramas, sci-fi/adventure shows, sitcoms, and reality TV programs. What are the best shows on Netflix? With so many choices, how can anyone decide which show to watch? Some might opt to revisit old favorites, like "Dawson's Creek" and "The Wonder Years," while other viewers are looking to check out some more recent TV shows that they missed during their original runs. What TV shows are streaming on Netflix? This list is all about deciding which Netflix streaming TV shows are the ones that are must-see television. Be sure to vote for your personal favorites, and vote down any shows you just couldn't get through. Also, feel free to add any great streaming Netflix shows that aren't listed.

Having a lot of options is not exactly a bad thing, but with the multitude of available Netflix streaming television programs, it can be a little overwhelming. Sure, Netflix "suggests" shows for you, but let's face it: Sometimes that doesn't work out so well. Just because you adore "Downton Abbey" does not mean you'll necessarily go for "The Tudors," for example. Hopefully, if you're on the fence about committing to a particular streaming TV show on Netflix, this list can help you out a bit.

Whether you're into heavier dramas like "Breaking Bad," "The Killing," and "Man Men," first-rate sitcoms like "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation," or the excellent science fiction TV programs like "Battlestar Galactica," you can easily get sucked in to a new favorite show watching Netflix streaming. There really is something out there for everyone!
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  1. 17
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    often listed Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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    Amy Jo Johnson, Jessica Steen, Hugh Dillon

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  3. 18
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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    added by LarissaPickins Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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  5. 110
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    Anthony Bourdain

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  6. 24
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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

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  7. 49
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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

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  8. 130
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    Ashley Greene, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie

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    Ashley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Darby Stanchfield

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  10. 86
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    Ben Collins, Perry McCarthy

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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  12. 87
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    new! & added by Roseannadanna Bill Paterson, Caitriona Balfe, Graham McTavish

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  13. 71
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    Blake Lively, Kristen Bell, Leighton Meester

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  14. 58
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    Bradley Cooper, Sanaa Lathan, Julian McMahon

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    added by AllisonAngelWebbSteffens Brandy Norwood, Margaret Cho, April Bowlby

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    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii Brooke Nevin, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Peter Coyote

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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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    Candace Cameron-Bure, Susan Ward, Cassie Scerbo

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    Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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    new! & added by CarolynPeters Wentworth Catherine McClements, Kris McQuade, Danielle Cormack

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    added by Kate Kavanagh Charisma Carpenter, Alexandra Chando, Helen Slater

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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jon Hamm

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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  27. 147
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    Christopher Eccleston, Robbie Coltrane, Ricky Tomlinson

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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

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  29. 22
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Common, Anson Mount, Tom Noonan

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  31. 51
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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson

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  33. 128
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    David Cross, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze

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  34. 145
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    added by alpharambo David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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  35. 116
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    Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

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  37. 78
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    Elijah Wood, Allison Mack, Chris Klein

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  38. 83
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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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  39. 127
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    added by Pageturner Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Daniella Alonso

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  40. 85
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    Ellen Page, Brian Austin Green, Mike Smith

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  41. 53
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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

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    added by mkgal4 Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Frances Fisher

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ksenia Solo, Anna Silk

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    added by LizBurritt Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

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    Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Michele Boyd

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