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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. 57
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    Ashley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Darby Stanchfield

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  2. 144
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    added by Pageturner John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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  3. 138
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    added by cludwig80 Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

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  4. 91
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    added by LanaYoshii Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  5. 70
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    often listed & added by Pageturner William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  6. 31
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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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  7. 134
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    added by JenniTifft-Ochoa Lindsay Wagner, David Strathairn, Azita Ghanizada

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  8. 54
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    Natalie Dormer, Joss Stone, Henry Cavill

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  9. 130
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    new! & added by Pageturner Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Daniella Alonso

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  10. 77
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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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  11. 80
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    added by Luckyetc Idris Elba, Paul McGann, Indira Varma

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  12. 114
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    Mark Hamill, Phil LaMarr, Gabriel Mann

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  13. 107
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    added by Luckyetc Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

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    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

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  15. 67
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    added by MichaelAaronPate Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  16. 6
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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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  17. 1
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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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  18. 7
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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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  19. 99
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    Tatum O'Neal, Denis Leary, Charles Durning

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  20. 24
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    added by LanaYoshii Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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  21. 36
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Louis C.K.

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  22. 44
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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  23. 146
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    added by MichaelAaronPate Amy Jo Johnson, Alex Borstein, Cerina Vincent

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  24. 21
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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman

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  25. 136
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    added by cludwig80 Jeri Ryan, Elisabetta Canalis, Beth Riesgraf

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  26. 3
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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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  27. 108
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    Amy Jo Johnson, Jessica Steen, Hugh Dillon

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  28. 41
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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

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  29. 39
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    Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

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  30. 137
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christopher Eccleston, Robbie Coltrane, Ricky Tomlinson

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  31. 119
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    new! & added by cludwig80 James Spader, Parminder Nagra, Megan Boone

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    Olivia Williams, Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James

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  33. 48
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, Willa Holland

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  34. 9
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    Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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  35. 112
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    Rose Byrne, Glenn Close, Timothy Olyphant

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  36. 56
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    Lyndsy Fonseca, Maggie Q, Shane West

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  37. 78
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    added by LanaYoshii Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, Monica Raymund

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  38. 140
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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

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  39. 143
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

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  40. 69
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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

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  41. 84
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    Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker

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  42. 66
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    added by rodrigo2 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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  43. 106
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    Jeff Goldblum, Alicia Witt, Paul Wesley

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  44. 27
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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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  45. 50
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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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  46. 18
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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

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  47. 25
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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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  48. 120
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    Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman

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  49. 12
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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

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    ranked low on reranks Kate Mara, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

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