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The Best Classic Shows On Netflix  

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List Rules Only 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

One of the best 1980s sitcomsCheers is also known for having a great series finale. Other good old shows on Netflix include Fawlty Towers, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek: The Original Series with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

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

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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts
The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960 to April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, starred Andy ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more
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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more
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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more
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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more
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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu
Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in ...more
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Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Michael Landon, Victor French
Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in ...more
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Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry
Danger Mouse (CBBC, 2015) is a British animated television series, and a reboot of the 1981 series. Danger Mouse, the "world's greatest secret agent", and his hamster sidekick Penfold, ...more
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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.
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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman
Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman which ran from 1986 to 1990 on Saturday mornings on CBS. The show was ...more
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones
Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the ...more
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Shaka Zulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Christopher Lee, Trevor Howard, Edward Fox
Shaka Zulu is a television series directed by William C. Faure and written by Joshua Sinclair for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, based on Sinclair's novel of the same name. It is ...more
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Star Trek: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe following the events of Star Trek: The Original Series of the 1960s. The animated ...more
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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
Dad's Army is a BBC television sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on BBC television from 1968 to 1977. ...more
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Robotech is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano
Robotech is an 85-episode adaptation of three different anime television series made between 1982-1984 in Japan; the adaptation was aired in 1985. Within the combined and edited story, ...more