Action The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best action fantasy shows that have aired on television. No anime.

The best action fantasy shows are a rush, perfectly pairing the excitement of an action series with the fun and imagination of fantasy. The best action fantasy series ever shown on television add swords, sorcery and maybe even demons and dragons into the action. If you’ve been looking for the best action fantasy shows to add some excitement to your TV nights, this list of the best action fantasy series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

A good action fantasy basically takes a fantastical, magical world and puts fights, chases and adrenaline-pumping action into it. Not only do you have magical and out-of-this-world elements of a fantasy, but what’s next is probably an intense fight or chase scene - maybe one where they're on a flying horse. Both modern and older action fantasy series range from sword battles in shows like Game of Thrones or Highlander to fantastical comic book elements such as The Umbrella Academy or Spawn. Whatever decade they're from, they're some of the best fantasy series of all time.

Which shows balance being a fantasy and an action series the best? Vote up the best action fantasy shows, vote down the shows that don't deliver imaginary beasts and worlds with their adrenaline rush, and add any fantastical action series that are missing.

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause
Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger
Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood
Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo
This show (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Thirty years after saving the world, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporat... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American animated mystery comedy-drama television series and the eleventh incarnation of the Scooby-Doo mystery franchise created ...more

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in ...more

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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr
Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. ...more

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. ...more

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Trollhunters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman
Trollhunters (Netflix, 2016) is an American computer-animated fantasy television series created by Guillermo del Toro. An ordinary boy finds a magic amulet that turns him into the next Troll ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick
Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende
Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall
Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and five ...more

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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter
The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more

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3Below: Tales of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made
Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, Nick Offerman
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix, 2018), or simply 3Below, is an American computer-animated science fantasy television series and is the second installment of Guillermo del Toro's Tales of ...more