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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

  2. 64
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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

  3. 135
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    added by JenniTifft-Ochoa Lindsay Wagner, David Strathairn, Azita Ghanizada

  4. 17
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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

  5. 63
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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

  6. 13
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    Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

  7. 4
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

  8. 48
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, Willa Holland

  9. 126
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    Laraine Newman, Tress MacNeille, Kath Soucie

  10. 102
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    new! & added by LanaYoshii Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

  11. 29
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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

  12. 62
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    Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow

  13. 128
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    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

  14. 107
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    added by Luckyetc Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

  15. 1
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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

  16. 16
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    often listed Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

  17. 44
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    Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless, Gabrielle Anwar

  18. 139
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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

  19. 143
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

  20. 98
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    Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

  21. 70
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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

  22. 28
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    the people's #1 & often listed Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

  23. 72
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    added by Trend231 Yvonne Strahovski, Matt Bomer, Linda Hamilton

  24. 138
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    added by cludwig80 Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

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    added by Pageturner Copper

  26. 137
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christopher Eccleston, Robbie Coltrane, Ricky Tomlinson

  27. 66
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    added by rodrigo2 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

  28. 112
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    Rose Byrne, Glenn Close, Timothy Olyphant

  29. 132
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tara Morice, Dena Kaplan, Jordan Rodrigues

  30. 100
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    Katie Holmes, Jensen Ackles, Michelle Williams

  31. 136
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    added by es7176 Rebecca Gayheart, Mandy Patinkin, Jasmine Guy

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    added by LizBurritt Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

  37. 141
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    added by AllisonAngelWebbSteffens Brandy Norwood, Margaret Cho, April Bowlby

  38. 74
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    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

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    often listed & added by gamedemon24 Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

  40. 67
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    added by MichaelAaronPate Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

  41. 120
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    Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman

  42. 32
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    ranked low on reranks Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

  43. 108
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    Amy Jo Johnson, Jessica Steen, Hugh Dillon

  44. 82
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

  45. 43
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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

  46. 35
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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

  47. 51
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    added by LarissaPickins Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

  48. 111
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    Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron

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    Blake Lively, Kristen Bell, Leighton Meester

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    Jesse McCartney, Amber Stevens, Max Greenfield

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