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The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime 

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Updated December 7, 2019 1k votes 398 voters 29.1k views 41 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

Genres (Tv): Action, Thriller, Drama

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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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty

Premiered: 2019

Network: Amazon Videoi

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action

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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 9

Network: History

Genres (Tv): War film, Drama, Historical fiction, Action

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) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Premiered: 2019

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action

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

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Sci-Fi

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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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 69

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Drama, Military, Thriller, + more

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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Star Trek: The Original ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 79

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

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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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw, James Callis

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure

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 Pacific is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 10

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, War film, Drama

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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Banshee is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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

Number of Episodes: 10

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama, Military, Adventure film, + more

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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 91

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

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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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun

Premiered: 2019

Network: ITV, Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Thriller

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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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

Premiered: 2010

Number of Episodes: 2

Network: Sky1

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

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) 15 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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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 60

Network: BBC Four, HBO

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

The Wire is an American drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was ...more

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 88

Network: Syfy, Nine Network

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Puppet

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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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 36

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Costume drama

Boardwalk Empire is an American period drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the ...more

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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Santiago Cabrera

Genres (Tv): Suspense, Drama

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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Monk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 125

Network: USA Network

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery, Comedy-drama, + more

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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Jean-Claude Van Johnson ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kat Foster, Moises Arias

Genres (Tv): Action, Comedy, Martial arts

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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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 171

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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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Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Amy Jo Johnson

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: ION Television, CTV Television Network, CBS

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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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Rescue: Special Ops is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Gigi Edgley, Peter Phelps, Daniel Amalm

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 48

Network: Nine Network

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Medical drama, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama

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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Luther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 14

Network: BBC One, BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film, Action

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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