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The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows 

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Updated February 21, 2020 199 votes 25 voters 37 items

List Rules Vote up the best original dramas from Amazon. Originals and co-productions only.

Here are the best Amazon Video original drama shows currently streaming right now. Featuring anthologies, crime dramas, and historical period dramas, this list of Amazon Video drama originals is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Amazon Video original drama series?

The latest and newest Amazon Video original dramas include Hanna, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, and Homecoming - starring Julia Roberts. Must-watch Amazon Video original drama series also includes Sneaky Pete, Bosch, and The Man in the High Castle.

Vote up the best original drama series on Amazon Video, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
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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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 3

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Premiered: 2019

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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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Bosch Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino

Premiered: 2014

Bosch (Amazon, 2014) is an American police procedural web television series created by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old ...more
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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Sneaky Pete Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae

Premiered: 2015

Sneaky Pete (Amazon, 2015) is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to ...more
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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Julia Roberts, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale

Premiered: 2018

Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by Sam Esmail, based on the podcast. Years later after she left her job as a caseworker at a facility ...more
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Patriot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith
Patriot (Amazon, 2017) is an American comedy-drama series. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman) must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous ...more
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The Man in the High Cast... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank

Premiered: 2015

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more
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Goliath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Goliath Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby

Premiered: 2016

Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios. Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), a formerly brilliant and personable lawyer, left his ...more
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Mozart in the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal, Saffron Burrows
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video, 2014) is a web television series developed by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers. It was inspired by Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and ...more
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Britannia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Britannia Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker

Premiered: 2018

Britannia (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American historical fantasy series written by Jez Butterworth. In AD 43 during the Roman conquest of Britain, Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and ...more
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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Richard Coyle, Tom Riley, Mamie Gummer
The Collection (Amazon Video, 2016) is a web-television drama series created by Oliver Goldstick. In a post-war Paris fashion house, two clashing brothers fight for recognition, while struggling ...more
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The Romanoffs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

Premiered: 2018

The Romanoffs (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American anthology web television series created by Matthew Weiner. A contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories ...more
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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg

Premiered: 2012

Number of Episodes: 8

Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam ...more
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Lore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Robert Patrick, Holland Roden, Colm Feore
Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron Mahnke, who created the Lore podcast. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to ...more
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Jean-Claude Van Johnson ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
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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Mad Dogs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Ben Chaplin, Michael Imperioli, Romany Malco
Mad Dogs (Amazon Video, 2015) is a dark-comic thriller television series created by Cris Cole, and a partial remake of the British series. A group of guys travel to Belize to see an old friend, ...more
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Transparent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 1

Transparent (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series produced by Picrow and created and directed by Jill Soloway. The story revolves around a Los Angeles family and ...more
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Forever is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore

Premiered: 2014

Forever is an American drama television series about Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner in New York City. The series aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. The ...more
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Hand of God is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Andre Royo

Premiered: 2014

Hand of God (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American drama web television series created by Ben Watkins. A corrupt judge (Ron Perlman) suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a ...more
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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali

Premiered: 2019

Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more
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One Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Tig Notaro, Casey Wilson, Noah Harpster
One Mississippi (Amazon Prime, 2016) is a semi-autobiographical American comedy television series created by comedian Tig Notaro. Los Angeles radio host Tig Bavaro returns to Bay St. Lucille, ...more
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Z: The Beginning of Ever... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Christina Ricci, Gavin Stenhouse, David Hoflin
Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon, 2015) is a period drama television series created by Tim Blake Nelson. It is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Starring ...more
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The Last Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins
The Last Tycoon is an American television series starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer and is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last book of the same name. The show takes place in 1936 as ...more
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Good Girls Revolt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows
Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke
Good Girls Revolt is an American historical drama web television series. It is based on the book The Good Girls Revolt, written by Lynn Povich and based on real-life events. The series follows a ...more