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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
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
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
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
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
“Longmire,” a contemporary 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 Taylor ...more
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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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
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
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
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more
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24 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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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Lost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes
Strike Back is a British/American action and military television series, based on a novel of the same name by novelist and former Special Air Service soldier Chris Ryan. The series follows the ...more
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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Action 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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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett
Covert Affairs is a USA Network television series starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham. The one-hour drama premiered on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The show concluded its first season on ...more
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Luther is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley
Luther is a British drama series starring Idris Elba as the eponymous character DCI John Luther. Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six one-hour long episodes, premiered on 4 ...more
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...more
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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy
The Pacific is a 2010 television series produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia, Sky Movies, Playtone and DreamWorks that premiered in the United States on 14 March 2010. The series is a ...more
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Black Sails is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
Akash M added 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) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Action TV Series
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