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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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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Viper is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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

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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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Beast Wars: Transformers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett Beast Wars: Transformers, is a Canadian CG animated television series that debuted in 1996, serving as the flagship of the Transformers: Beast Wars franchise. The series was set in the future of ...more

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Early Edition is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Fisher Stevens Early Edition is an American television drama series that aired on CBS broadcast network from September 28, 1996 to May 27, 2000. Set in the city of Chicago, Illinois, it follows the adventures ...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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Ocean Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker Ocean Girl is an Australian science fiction TV series aimed for family audiences and starring Marzena Godecki as the lead character. The show is set in the near future, and focuses on an unusual ...more

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 25 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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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 26 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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JAG is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 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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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Millennium is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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) 31 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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The Young Riders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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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Renegade is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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) 35 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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