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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 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
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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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 5 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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#527 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #21 of 321 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time #6 of 75 The Best Syfy Original Shows

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24 is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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
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) 8 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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#68 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #3 of 321 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Timefeaturing The Best Seasons of Battlestar Galactica

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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
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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#294 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #97 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #25 of 220 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

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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
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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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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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 13 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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#30 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #16 of 119 The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020listed on BBC One TV Shows/Programs

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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 14 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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#28 of 88 The Best Amazon Original Series #130 of 189 The Best 2010s Drama Series #55 of 67 The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime

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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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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Treadstone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Treadstone Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han
Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film series, created by Tim Kring. The show explores the origin story and present-day actions of CIA ...more

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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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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 22 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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#150 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #11 of 321 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Timefeaturing The Best Farscape Characters

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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 23 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 Wire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
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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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
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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