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The Best Action Fantasy Series Ever Made

Updated October 8, 2020 3.8k votes 257 voters 4.0k views59 items

List RulesVote 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
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    57

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Witcher
    38
    7

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The 100
    72
    40

    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Grimm
    73
    49

    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

    Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    71
    48

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Supernatural
    76
    55

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Umbrella Academy
    70
    51

    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Westworld
    58
    45

    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Merlin
    55
    43

    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

    Merlin (BBC One, 2008) is a British fantasy-adventure drama television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Charmed
    55
    43

    Charmed

    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

    Charmed (The WB, 1998) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M.... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Into the Badlands
    49
    36

    Into the Badlands

    Daniel Wu, Orla Brady

    Premiered2015

    Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Daredevil
    57
    52

    Daredevil

    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll

    Premiered2015

    Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Justice League
    47
    40

    Justice League

    Carl Lumbly, George Newbern

    Premiered2001

    Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Originals
    52
    46

    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Mandalorian
    18
    8

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Titans
    41
    37

    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    The Flash
    47
    48

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Doctor Who
    29
    26

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Ash vs Evil Dead
    47
    53

    Ash vs Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago

    Premiered2015

    Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    iZombie
    34
    38

    iZombie

    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

    Premiered2015

    iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Preacher
    37
    43

    Preacher

    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2016

    Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jessica Jones
    40
    49

    Jessica Jones

    Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter

    Premiered2015

    Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Shadowhunters
    33
    40

    Shadowhunters

    Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood

    Premiered2016

    Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Gifted
    29
    36

    The Gifted

    Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker

    Premiered2017

    The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Highlander: The Series
    31
    39

    Highlander: The Series

    Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch

    Premiered1992

    Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series... more on Wikipedia