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The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series 

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Updated June 15, 2019 2.4k votes 278 voters 8.4k views 35 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite adventure shows that aired on TV in the '90s

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, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

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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

Premiered: 1993

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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

Premiered: 1995

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Star Trek: The Next Gene... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

Premiered: 1987

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

Premiered: 1995

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Hercules: The Legendary ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith

Premiered: 1995

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

Premiered: 1997

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Lois & Clark: The Ne... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith

Premiered: 1993

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Highlander: The Series ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes

Premiered: 1992

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson

Premiered: 1993

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Star Trek: Deep Space Ni... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

Premiered: 1993

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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies

Premiered: 1995

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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding

Premiered: 1993

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

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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

Premiered: 1995

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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth

Premiered: 1989

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

Premiered: 1995

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The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau

Premiered: 1996

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Early Edition is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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Premiered: 1996

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seaQuest DSV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi

Premiered: 1993

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Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
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Premiered: 1999

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter Deluise

Premiered: 1987

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

Premiered: 1999

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Millennium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series
Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

Premiered: 1996

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