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The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime 

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Updated March 27, 2020 1.2k votes 498 voters 41.3k views 42 items

List Rules Only shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Of all the TV shows out there, action shows are typically hard to beat—and Amazon Prime has a great offering. Sure, comedies make you laugh. Thrillers keep you in suspense. But it's action that really packs a punch and keeps us wanting more. Whatever type of action series you're into, you can probably find something on Amazon Prime. 

For instance, popular shows like The Tick or more drama-oriented ones like The Boys and Vikings are both solid choices—lest we forget any thrillers. Simply put, you can find some of the best action shows with your Prime membership (lucky!). Of course, you can't forget about animated series, such as Batman and Superman—and both adults and kids alike can enjoy adventure shows like these.

Vote for your favorite action series from the list below and feel free to add your favorites if they aren't on the list, just be sure they're streaming on Amazon Prime. 

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud

Premiered: 2018

Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Premiered: 2013

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 Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty

Premiered: 2019

The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick ...more

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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Premiered: 2019

Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

Premiered: 2010

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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

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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Star Trek: The Original ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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Banshee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen
Banshee (Cinemax, 2013) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler. After serving 15 years in prison, an ex-convict (Antony Starr) assumes the ...more

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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

Premiered: 2006

The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focused on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real-life U.S. Army special operations unit commonly known as Delta Force. The ...more

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

Premiered: 2001

Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

Premiered: 2002

The Wire (HBO, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created and written by David Simon. The series features the Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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Premiered: 2015

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 Tick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
The Tick Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more

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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw, James Callis
Blood & Treasure (CBS, 2019) is an action-adventure television series created by Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia. An antiquities expert (Katia Winter) teams up with an art thief (James ...more
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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun

Premiered: 2019

The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is lead to the Congo on her search to uncover the mysterious ...more
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Hunters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

Premiered: 2010

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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Luther is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

Premiered: 2010

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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Monk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2002

Monk (USA, 2002) is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman. A brilliant detective with an extreme case of OCD (Tony Shalhoub) helps the San ...more

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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

Premiered: 2010

Boardwalk Empire (HBO, 2010) is an American period crime drama television series created by Terence Winter, based on the non-fiction book by Nelson Johnson. During the 1920s Prohibition era, a ...more

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Premiered: 1999

The Sopranos (HBO, 1999) is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) deals with personal and professional issues in ...more

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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Santiago Cabrera
Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro. An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a ...more

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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings

Premiered: 1997

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Rescue: Special Ops is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Gigi Edgley, Peter Phelps, Daniel Amalm

Premiered: 2009

Rescue: Special Ops is an Australian television drama series that first screened on the Nine Network in 2009. Filmed in and around Sydney, the program is produced by Southern Star Group with the ...more