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The Best Amazon Original Drama Shows

Updated May 14, 2021 513 votes 48 voters 1.0k views55 items

List RulesVote 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

    John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce

    PremieredAugust 31, 2018

    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 Krasinski)...  more
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    PremieredMarch 17, 2017

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. A 1960s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) discovers she has a...  more
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    The Man in the High Castle

    Alexa Davalos, Joel de la Fuente

    PremieredJanuary 15, 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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    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Premiered2019

    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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    Goliath

    Billy Bob Thornton, Tania Raymonde

    PremieredOctober 14, 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 successful...  more
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    Patriot

    Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn

    PremieredNovember 6, 2015

    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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    Sneaky Pete

    Giovanni Ribisi, Margo Martindale

    PremieredAugust 7, 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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    Bosch

    Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector

    PremieredFebruary 6, 2014

    Bosch (Amazon, 2014) is an American police procedural web television series developed by Eric Overmyer, based on the novels by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) works to...  more
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    Forever

    Ioan Gruffudd, Judd Hirsch

    PremieredSeptember 22, 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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    The Widow

    Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston

    Premiered2019

    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 disappearance of...  more
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    The Romanoffs

    Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks

    PremieredOctober 12, 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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    Homecoming

    Janelle Monáe, Stephan James

    PremieredNovember 2, 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 that...  more
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    Z: The Beginning of Everything

    Christina Ricci, Gavin Stenhouse
    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 Christina...  more
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    Vanity Fair

    Olivia Cooke, Johnny Flynn

    PremieredSeptember 2, 2018

    Vanity Fair (ITV and Amazon Video, 2018) is an American-British period drama television series based on the 1848 novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Set during and after the Napoleonic...  more
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    Britannia

    David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly

    PremieredAugust 2, 2020

    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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    Mozart in the Jungle

    Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke

    PremieredFebruary 6, 2014

    Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video, 2014) is a web television series developed by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers, and inspired by the memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and...  more
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    Ripper Street

    Matthew McFadyen, Jerome Flynn

    PremieredDecember 30, 2012

    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

    Robert Patrick, Holland Roden

    PremieredOctober 13, 2017

    Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron Mahnke, based on his podcast. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to tell horror...  more
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    The Collection

    Richard Coyle, Tom Riley

    PremieredSeptember 2, 2016

    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 with...  more
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    Jean-Claude Van Johnson

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kat Foster

    Premiered2017

    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

    Ben Chaplin, Michael Imperioli
    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, when...  more
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    The Dangerous Book for Boys

    Chris Diamantopoulos, Gabriel Bateman
    The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola, based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden. Coping with...  more
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    Transparent

    Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann

    PremieredSeptember 26, 2014

    Transparent (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Soloway. A Los Angeles family discovers that the person they knew as their father, Mort (Jeffrey...  more
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    Hand of God

    Ron Perlman, Dana Delany

    PremieredAugust 28, 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 path of...  more
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    Carnival Row

    Avan Jogia, Jacob Artist

    PremieredMarch 10, 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 dark...  more