The Best Action TV Series Of All Time

List Rules
Vote up the shows and series that heavily feature action sequences in every episode.

The best action TV shows have been keeping us on the edge of our seat for years, and the race to determine the best action television shows is just as entertaining. From prison escapes to protecting the president, historical battles to superhero suspense, what are the best action shows? All of them? Probably. Certainly there have been a lot of great action shows in the past decade.

Looking for some good action TV shows to watch? You're in the right spot, my friend. It's time for a serious bro-down. This list of shows includes everything from 24 to Arrow to Vikings, and many other shows in-between that are nothing but full-throttle adrenaline forever! The very best action shows on television, ranked from best to worst.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best action show of all time?" and "What are the greatest action TV series?" Don't let your favorite action television programs in history get to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot.

Ranked by
  • The Punisher
    1,138 votes
    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah
  • 24
    2,197 votes
    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Cherry Jones
  • Banshee
    1,026 votes
    Ivana Milicevic, Antony Starr, Ulrich Thomsen
  • Reacher
    272 votes
    Alan Ritchson, Willa Fitzgerald, Malcolm Goodwin
  • Prison Break
    1,741 votes
    Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies
  • Jack Ryan
    716 votes
    John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Noomi Rapace