Classic TV 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
Cheers 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
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts The Twilight Zone is an 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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Star Trek: The Original Series 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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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Fawlty Towers 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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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Mystery Science Theater 3000 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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Star Trek: The Next Generation 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 Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
The Andy Griffith Show 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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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Pee-wee's Playhouse 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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Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Highway to Heaven 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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He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series produced by Filmation based on Mattel's successful toy line Masters of the Universe. The show, often referred to ...more

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Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Danger Mouse 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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Star Trek: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Star Trek: The Animated Series 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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She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
She-Ra: Princess of Power Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin She-Ra: Princess of Power is an American animated television series produced in 1985 by Filmation. It is a spinoff of Filmation's highly successful He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, ...more

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The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
The Dick Van Dyke Show Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose ...more

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The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
The Real Ghostbusters 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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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Dad's Army 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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Shaka Zulu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Shaka Zulu 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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El Chavo del Ocho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
El Chavo del Ocho Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán El Chavo del Ocho is a Mexican television sitcom that gained enormous popularity in Hispanic America as well as in Brazil, Spain, United States and other countries. It centers on the adventures ...more

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Jem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Jem and the Holograms Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Cathianne Blore Jem, also known as Jem and the Holograms, is an American animated television series that ran from 1985 to 1988 in U.S. first-run syndication. The series is about music company owner Jerrica ...more

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Robotech is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Shows On Netflix
Robotech 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