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The 90s were a a great decade for groundbreaking adventure shows. So, here are the best 1990s adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From great 90s adventure shows about supernatural detectives, to other good 1990s adventure shows that took place on a beach, the rugged inner city, and even outer space. A few of the greatest 1990s adventure TV series were even based on books and comics.

What shows will you find on this top 1990s adventure TV shows list? The X-files shared many extraterrestrial adventures during its nine series run. This great 90s adventure show had such a cult following that Fox announced that it was bringing it back for as a mini-series in 2016. Walker, Texas Ranger was another entertaining adventure series from the 1990s.

Kids were also entertained by 90s adventure shows like Power Rangers and Goosebumps. Other great series that are featured on this list of the best 1990s adventure TV series include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape and JAG.

Which 90s adventure show is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Goosebumps 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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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more

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Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Highlander: The Series Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the eponymous "Highlander". A slight ...more

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more

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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Power Rangers Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding Power Rangers is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children's television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. Produced first by ...more

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action comics. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as ...more

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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...more

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more

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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Baywatch David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was canceled ...more

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
21 Jump Street Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter Deluise 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. ...more

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network ...more

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Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
CosmicCastaway added Relic Hunter Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt, Lindy Booth Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the ...more

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Millennium is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn Millennium is an American television series created by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, that aired on the Fox Network between 1996 and 1999. The series follows the investigations of ex-FBI ...more

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Roughnecks: Starship Troopers ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Neil Patrick Harris, R. Lee Ermey, E.G. Daily Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles is a CGI animated television series, based on the novel by Robert A. Heinlein and the 1997 film adaptation. The film's director, Paul Verhoeven, served ...more

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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
La Femme Nikita Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer La Femme Nikita is a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner ...more

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The Young Riders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
The Young Riders Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Ty Miller The Young Riders is an American Western television series created by Ed Spielman that presents a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders based at the Sweetwater Station in ...more

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Renegade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Renegade Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen J. Cannell, Kathleen Kinmont Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. ...more

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The Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
The Sentinel Richard Burgi, Bruce Young, Anna Galvin The Sentinel is a Canadian-produced television series that aired on UPN in the United States from 1996 to 1999. It premiered on March 20, 1996, and ran for 65 episodes. The series later reaired ...more