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

  2. 140
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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

  3. 102
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    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii Bates Motel Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

  4. 110
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    Jaimie Alexander, Chelan Simmons, Kirsten Prout

  5. 104
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    Jesse McCartney, Amber Stevens, Max Greenfield

  6. 123
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    Candace Cameron-Bure, Susan Ward, Cassie Scerbo

  7. 98
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    Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Nick Robinson

  8. 42
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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

  9. 93
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    added by Kate Kavanagh Charisma Carpenter, Alexandra Chando, Helen Slater

  10. 8
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    Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jon Hamm

  11. 1
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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

  12. 2
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    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

  13. 41
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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

  14. 87
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    Common, Anson Mount, Tom Noonan

  15. 58
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    ranked low on reranks Katherine Heigl, Sara Ramirez, Sandra Oh

  16. 5
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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

  17. 115
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

  18. 46
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

  19. 76
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    Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn

  20. 64
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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

  21. 22
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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

  22. 69
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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

  23. 33
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    Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Ginnifer Goodwin

  24. 127
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    Ashley Greene, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie

  25. 72
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    Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young

  26. 92
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    added by LizBurritt Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

  28. 36
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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

  29. 62
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    Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow

  30. 80
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    added by Luckyetc Idris Elba, Paul McGann, Indira Varma

  31. 81
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    Ben Collins, Perry McCarthy

  32. 3
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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

  33. 31
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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

  34. 85
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    John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head

  35. 139
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    often listed Richard Armitage, Sophia Myles, David Oyelowo

  36. 144
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    added by Pageturner John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

  37. 54
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    Natalie Dormer, Joss Stone, Henry Cavill

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson

  39. 37
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    often listed & added by gamedemon24 Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

  40. 23
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

  41. 91
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    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

  42. 142
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    added by alpharambo David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

  43. 84
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    Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker

  44. 57
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    Ashley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Darby Stanchfield

  45. 109
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    added by mkgal4 Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Frances Fisher

  46. 143
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

  47. 128
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    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

  48. 125
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    Rachel Blanchard, David Mitchell, Olivia Colman

  49. 89
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    Richard Ayoade, Chris O'Dowd, Matt Berry

  50. 114
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    Mark Hamill, Phil LaMarr, Gabriel Mann

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