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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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 5 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 Expanse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
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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24 is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 8 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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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Monk is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Banshee is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch
Numbers is an American 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 Special ...more
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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe
Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more
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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 17 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 Boys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty
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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Rescue: Special Ops is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Gigi Edgley, Peter Phelps, Daniel Amalm
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
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Ren: The Girl with the Mark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Ren: The Girl with the Mark
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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 22 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 Widow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun
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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 25 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