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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. 31
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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Lana Parrilla

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

  3. 60
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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

  4. 135
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    added by JenniTifft-Ochoa Lindsay Wagner, David Strathairn, Azita Ghanizada

  5. 15
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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

  6. 58
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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    often listed Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

  8. 4
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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

  10. 126
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    Laraine Newman, Tress MacNeille, Kath Soucie

  11. 111
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    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii Bates Motel Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

  12. 29
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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

  13. 59
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    Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow

  14. 129
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    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

  15. 113
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    added by Luckyetc Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

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    the people's #1 & most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

  17. 16
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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

  18. 42
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    Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless, Gabrielle Anwar

  19. 141
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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

  20. 145
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

  21. 104
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    Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

  22. 66
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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

  23. 43
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

  24. 72
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    added by Trend231 Yvonne Strahovski, Matt Bomer, Linda Hamilton

  25. 140
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    added by cludwig80 Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

  26. 115
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    added by Pageturner Copper

  27. 133
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christopher Eccleston, Robbie Coltrane, Ricky Tomlinson

  28. 74
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    added by rodrigo2 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

  29. 112
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    Rose Byrne, Glenn Close, Timothy Olyphant

  30. 132
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tara Morice, Dena Kaplan, Jordan Rodrigues

  31. 97
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    Katie Holmes, Jensen Ackles, Michelle Williams

  32. 137
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    added by es7176 Rebecca Gayheart, Mandy Patinkin, Jasmine Guy

  33. 93
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    added by LizBurritt Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca

  34. 19
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    ranked low on reranks Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

  35. 26
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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

  36. 71
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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

  37. 17
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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

  38. 142
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    added by AllisonAngelWebbSteffens Brandy Norwood, Margaret Cho, April Bowlby

  39. 68
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    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

  40. 63
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    often listed & added by gamedemon24 Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

  41. 73
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    added by MichaelAaronPate Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

  42. 119
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    Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman

  43. 27
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    ranked low on reranks Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

  44. 106
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    Amy Jo Johnson, Jessica Steen, Hugh Dillon

  45. 82
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

  46. 48
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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

  47. 30
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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

  48. 49
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    added by LarissaPickins Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

  49. 110
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    Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron

  50. 65
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    Blake Lively, Kristen Bell, Leighton Meester

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