Netflix 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, both of ...more

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker
The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spinoff of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DiC ...more

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
House of Cards Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon
House of Cards (BBC, 1990) is a British political thriller television serial based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson), the Chief Whip of the Conservative Party, ...more

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Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell
Party of Five is an American teen drama television series that aired on Fox for six seasons, from September 12, 1994, until May 3, 2000. Critically acclaimed, the show suffered from low ratings ...more

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Star Trek: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon
This is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by Anthony ...more

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Shaka Zulu is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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