90s TV The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series  

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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
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
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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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV 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
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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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies
Sliders is an American science fiction and fantasy television series created by Robert K. Weiss and Tracy Tormé. It was broadcast for five seasons between 1995 and 2000. The series ...more

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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JAG is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
CosmicCastaway added 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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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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seaQuest DSV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi
SeaQuest DSV is an American science fiction television series created by Rockne S. O'Bannon. It originally aired on NBC between 1993 and 1996. In its final season, it was renamed seaQuest 2032. ...more

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The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau
The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series starred Michael T. Weiss as Jarod, a genius and former child prodigy with the ability to become ...more

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Earth 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker
Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey ...more

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Viper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Dorian Harewood, James McCaffrey, Dawn Stern
Viper is an American action-adventure TV series about a special task force set up by the federal government to fight crime in the fictional city of Metro City, California that is perpetually ...more

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The Adventures of Brisco Count... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., often referred to as just Brisco or Brisco County, is an American Western/science fiction television series created by Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse. It ran ...more