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These are the best 2010s action TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From crime procedurals to zombies and way, way, beyond! Some of these  great 2010s action shows have a ravenous fanbase that has all but caused the show (The Walking Dead for example) to leave a lasting cultural footprint, and still some other good 2010s action shows on this list are more your run-of-the-mill television stories. What are the greatest 2010s action TV series? Cast your votes and decide!

What shows will you find on this top 2010s action TV shows list? With blood-thirsty zombies on the loose, The Walking Dead quickly became one of the most popular action TV shows of the 2010s. Nobody is safe on this hit AMC show. Another top 10s action TV series that has no problem killing off central characters is Game of Thrones.

The motorcycle gang hit series Sons of Anarchy went out with a bang in 2014 and Lost presented its revealing final episode at the start of the decade. Other series that appear on this great 2010s action TV series list include Chicago P.D., Fringe, and Criminal Minds.

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips “Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007 to September 12, 2013. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in ...more

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more

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24 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each ...more

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Action 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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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Akash M added Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 until 2009. The series revolves around two brothers; one has ...more

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more

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Black Sails is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Black Sails Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New Black Sails is an American dramatic adventure television series set on New Providence Island and a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. The series was created by Jonathan ...more

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Rookie Blue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Rookie Blue Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma Rookie Blue is a Canadian police drama television series starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith. It was created by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron, and Ellen Vanstone. The police drama ...more

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Justified is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Justified Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Justified is an American television drama series developed by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole". Timothy Olyphant portrays Raylan Givens, a ...more

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more

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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Chicago P.D. Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Nikita Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States. The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme ...more

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Haven is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Haven Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more

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From Dusk till Dawn: The Serie... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
From Dusk till Dawn: The Series D. J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (El Rey, 2014) is an American horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez. Wanted by the FBI and Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia), bank ...more