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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. 19
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  2. 62
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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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  3. 134
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    added by JenniTifft-Ochoa Lindsay Wagner, David Strathairn, Azita Ghanizada

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  4. 20
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    ranked low on reranks Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

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  5. 59
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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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  6. 10
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    often listed Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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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

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  9. 127
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    Laraine Newman, Tress MacNeille, Kath Soucie

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  10. 109
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    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii Bates Motel Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

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  11. 25
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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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  12. 60
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    Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow

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    new! & added by margieruth70 Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  14. 128
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    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

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  15. 110
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    added by Luckyetc Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless, Gabrielle Anwar

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  19. 139
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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

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  20. 144
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

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  21. 102
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    Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  22. 67
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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

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

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  24. 73
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    added by Trend231 Yvonne Strahovski, Matt Bomer, Linda Hamilton

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  25. 142
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    added by cludwig80 Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

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    added by Pageturner Copper

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

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  28. 71
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    added by rodrigo2 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    Rose Byrne, Glenn Close, Timothy Olyphant

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  30. 131
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tara Morice, Dena Kaplan, Jordan Rodrigues

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    Katie Holmes, Jensen Ackles, Michelle Williams

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

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  35. 26
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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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  36. 74
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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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  37. 17
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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

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  38. 140
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    added by AllisonAngelWebbSteffens Brandy Norwood, Margaret Cho, April Bowlby

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  39. 69
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    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

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  40. 57
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    added by gamedemon24 Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  41. 70
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    added by MichaelAaronPate Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  42. 118
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    Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman

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  43. 28
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    ranked low on reranks Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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  44. 105
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    Amy Jo Johnson, Jessica Steen, Hugh Dillon

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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  47. 31
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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

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    added by LarissaPickins Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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    Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron

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    Blake Lively, Kristen Bell, Leighton Meester

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