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The Best Classic Shows On Netflix

Updated May 12, 2020 576 votes 326 voters 29.9k views7 items

List RulesOnly shows currently streaming on Netflix that were released before 1990.

Here are the best classic shows streaming now on Netflix. If you're feeling nostalgic or looking to relive old TV classics, this list of older shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with newly added and popular TV series. What are the best classic series to watch on Netflix? 

Vote up the best classic shows on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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  • The Twilight Zone1
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    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

    The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Star Trek: The Original Series2
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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1966

    Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus3
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    Monty Python's Flying Circus

    Graham Chapman, John Cleese

    Premiered1969

    Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Star Trek: The Next Generation4
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner

    Premiered1987

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  • Twin Peaks5
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    Twin Peaks

    Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn

    Premiered1990

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  • Highway to Heaven6
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    Highway to Heaven

    Michael Landon, Victor French

    Premiered1984

    Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Pee-wee's Playhouse7
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    Pee-wee's Playhouse

    Paul Reubens, John Paragon

    Premiered1986

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