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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. 54
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    Ashley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Darby Stanchfield

  2. 145
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    added by Pageturner John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

  3. 141
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    added by cludwig80 Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

  4. 95
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    added by LanaYoshii Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

  5. 81
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    added by Pageturner William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

  6. 26
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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

  7. 132
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JenniTifft-Ochoa Lindsay Wagner, David Strathairn, Azita Ghanizada

  8. 51
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    Natalie Dormer, Joss Stone, Henry Cavill

  9. 74
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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

  10. 78
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    added by Luckyetc Idris Elba, Paul McGann, Indira Varma

  11. 114
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    Mark Hamill, Phil LaMarr, Gabriel Mann

  12. 110
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    added by Luckyetc Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

  13. 2
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    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

  14. 71
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    added by MichaelAaronPate Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

  15. 12
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    ranked low on reranks Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

  16. 1
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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

  17. 6
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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

  18. 99
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    Tatum O'Neal, Denis Leary, Charles Durning

  19. 33
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    added by LanaYoshii Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

  20. 30
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Louis C.K.

  21. 42
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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

  22. 146
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    added by MichaelAaronPate Amy Jo Johnson, Alex Borstein, Cerina Vincent

  23. 14
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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman

  24. 134
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    added by cludwig80 Jeri Ryan, Elisabetta Canalis, Beth Riesgraf

  25. 3
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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

  26. 105
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    Amy Jo Johnson, Jessica Steen, Hugh Dillon

  27. 39
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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

  28. 36
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    Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

  29. 135
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christopher Eccleston, Robbie Coltrane, Ricky Tomlinson

  30. 91
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    Olivia Williams, Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James

  31. 47
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, Willa Holland

  32. 9
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    Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

  33. 112
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    Rose Byrne, Glenn Close, Timothy Olyphant

  34. 52
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    Lyndsy Fonseca, Maggie Q, Shane West

  35. 79
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    added by LanaYoshii Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, Monica Raymund

  36. 139
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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

  37. 144
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

  38. 68
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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

  39. 85
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    Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker

  40. 70
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    added by rodrigo2 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

  41. 106
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    Jeff Goldblum, Alicia Witt, Paul Wesley

  42. 29
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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

  43. 53
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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

  44. 13
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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

  45. 27
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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

  46. 119
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    Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman

  47. 17
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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

  48. 32
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    ranked low on reranks Kate Mara, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

  49. 108
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    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii Bates Motel Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

  50. 102
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    Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Michele Boyd

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