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The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime

Updated March 27, 2020 1.7k votes 616 voters 54.0k views42 items

List RulesOnly 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
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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Premiered2018

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Vikings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2013

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Hanna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Premiered2019

    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Chuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

    Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

    Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Unit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    The Unit

    Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor

    Premiered2006

    The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focused on a top-secret military... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Banshee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Banshee

    Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic
    Banshee (Cinemax, 2013) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Strike Back

    Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester

    Premiered2010

    Strike Back is a British/American action and military television series, based on a novel of... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Blood & Treasure

    Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw
    Blood & Treasure (CBS, 2019) is an action-adventure television series created by Matt Federman... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Into the Badlands

    Daniel Wu, Orla Brady

    Premiered2015

    Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Widow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    The Widow

    Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston

    Premiered2019

    The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Wire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    The Wire

    Dominic West, Lance Reddick

    Premiered2002

    The Wire (HBO, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created and written by David... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1966

    Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Rescue: Special Ops is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Rescue: Special Ops

    Gigi Edgley, Peter Phelps

    Premiered2009

    Rescue: Special Ops is an Australian television drama series that first screened on the Nine... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Salvation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Salvation

    Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers

    Premiered2017

    Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    The Pacific

    Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

    Premiered2010

    The Pacific is a 2010 television series produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia, Sky Movies,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Tick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    The Tick

    Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman
    The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Double Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Double Life

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    Hunters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Hunters

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    Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Boardwalk Empire

    Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham

    Premiered2010

    Boardwalk Empire (HBO, 2010) is an American period crime drama television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Played is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
    Played is a Canadian action/drama television series which premiered on CTV on October 3, 2013.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Premiered2010

    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Ren: The Girl with the Mark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Amazon Prime
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    Ren: The Girl with the Mark

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