Amazon Prime The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime  

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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 and more drama-oriented ones like 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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen 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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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud 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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24 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard 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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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch Under the Dome is an American science-fiction drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013. The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name ...more

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior 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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Jean-Claude Van Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kat Foster, Moises Arias Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American action comedy-drama television series created by Dave Callaham. Global martial arts sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme is also a former ...more

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Banshee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen Banshee is an American action-drama television series created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler originally appearing on the Cinemax network beginning on January 11, 2013. Set in the small ...more

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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley 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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings Todd McFarlane's Spawn was an animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It was based on the Spawn comic series from Image Comics. was nominated for and won an Emmy in ...more

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to ...more

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Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The ...more

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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972 to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. ...more

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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The Slave Hunters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Lee Da-hae, Jang Hyuk, Oh Ji-ho The Slave Hunters is a 2010 South Korean action historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty about a slave hunter who is tracking down a general-turned-runaway slave as well as searching for the ...more

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The Young Indiana Jones Chroni... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North ...more

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Jeremy Brett, Charles Gray, Edward Hardwicke Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, with the first two series ...more

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Sleeper Cell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Sarah Shahi, Aaron Paul, Michael Ealy Sleeper Cell is an American one-hour drama on the Showtime network that began airing on December 4, 2005. The tagline for the first season was "Friends. Neighbors. Husbands. ...more

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Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke, Annabeth Gish Brotherhood is an American television drama series created by Blake Masters about the intertwining lives of the Irish-American Caffee brothers from Providence, Rhode Island: Tommy is a local ...more

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Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Amy Jo Johnson Flashpoint is a Canadian police drama television series that debuted on 11 July 2008 on CTV in Toronto. In the United States, the series currently airs reruns on Ion Television and in the United ...more

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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch Numbers is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI ...more