Amazon Prime The Best Amazon Original Series  

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What are the best original series on Amazon? Amazon has become a major player in the original content game recently, creating unique one-hour and half-hour shows, as well as children's programming. Not only have Amazon original shows started cultural conversations, they've won Golden Globes and earned Emmy nominations. As the library of these shows on Amazon Instant Video grows, you're going to need a list to keep track of them all.

Creatively, Amazon originals take risks. From Transparent's progressive family comedy and drama to Bosch's deeper, darker police procedural, these series put fresh spins on TV tropes. Original Amazon shows have proven equal of any other television out there, and some of these original Amazon Prime shows are even better than much of what's out on network and cable TV today! Other must watch Amazon original series include Mozart in the Jungle, The Man in the High Castle, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and Sneaky Pete. Finally, you also might want to check out the highly-anticipated Jack Ryan, the American anthology The Romanoffs, and Homecoming—starring Julia Roberts.

So take a look at our list of original shows on Amazon Prime. Vote up your favorites, vote down the ones that aren't up to snuff, and if you've seen them all, rerank to create your own Amazon original series list!

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Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a ...more

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Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank 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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Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino Bosch 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 boy while ...more

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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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Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae Sneaky Pete 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 avoid his past ...more

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Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby 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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Julia Roberts, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale 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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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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Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg 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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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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Craig Roberts, Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind Red Oaks (Amazon Video, 2015) is a comedy web television series created by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs. David (Craig Roberts), a college student, begins working at a New Jersey country club ...more

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Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle, Tuppence Middleton Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction television anthology series developed by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Dinner. Based on the works of ...more

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Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Andre Royo 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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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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Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Judith Light Transparent is an American comedy-drama television series produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios that debuted on February 6, 2014. The series was created and directed by Jill Soloway. The story ...more

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Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker 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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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and produced by Andy Wilman. The four agreed to produce the ...more

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Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph Forever (Amazon, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series. It follows married couple Oscar (Fred Armisen) and June (Maya Rudolph) who live a comfortable but predictable life in ...more

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John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy Alpha House is an American political satire television series produced by Amazon Studios. The show stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos as four Republican U.S. ...more

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A Very English Scandal Hugh Grant , Ben Whishaw , Alex Jennings

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Mad Dogs 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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Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery 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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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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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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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

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Olivia Sanabia, Abby Donnelly, Aubrey Miller Just Add Magic (Amazon, 2015) is an American live-action family television series, loosely based on the book of the same name by Cindy Callaghan. Amateur preteen chefs Kelly, Darbie, and Hannah ...more

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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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Lost In Oz Ashley Boettcher, Nika Futterman, Jorge Diaz Lost In Oz (Amazon Video, 2017) is an animated series based on the children's novel by L. Frank Baum. After being swept up to the Land of Oz, Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto must collect all the ...more

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Absentia Stana Katic, Patrick Heusinger, Cara Theobold

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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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Picnic at Hanging Rock Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis

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Tumble Leaf Christopher Downs, Brooke Wolloff, Jodi Downs Tumble Leaf (Amazon Video, 2014) is a stop motion animated series created by Drew Hodges, and based on the short film Miro. Fig and his caterpillar friend, along with other residents of the ...more

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Mason Mahay, Roger Craig Smith, Jessica DiCicco If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American children's animated television series based on the book by Laura Numeroff. When Mouse and his friends get together, one thing ...more

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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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Andre Robinson, Kari Wahlgren, Tom Kenny Niko and the Sword of Light (Amazon Video 2017) is an American animated web television series based on the animated comic book. The series is centered around a 10 year old boy named Niko, who is ...more

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Grand Prix Driver Michael Douglas

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The Last Post Jessie Buckley, Jeremy Neumark Jones, Tom Glynn-Carney

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The Kicks Sixx Orange, Emyri Crutchfield, Gabe Eggerling The Kicks (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American teen comedy television series created by Alex Morgan and David Babcock. When twelve-year-old soccer player Devin (Sixx Orange) moves to California ...more

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The Stinky & Dirty Show Jaden Betts, Jacob Guenther, Wallace Shawn The Stinky & Dirty Show (Amazon Video, 2016) is an American animated series created by Guy Toubes. Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty the backhoe loader are a dynamic and hilarious duo of ...more

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American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Matt Whelan, Emmett Skilton, Adam Jonas Segaller American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American documentary series directed by Richard Lopez. A combination of interviews, archival footage, and cinematic ...more

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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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Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne I Love Dick (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series created by Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins. Based on the novel by Chris Kraus, the series follows a husband (Griffin Dunne) and wife ...more

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All or Nothing Michael Bidwill, Steve Keim, Bruce Arians All or Nothing (Amazon Video, 2016) is a sports documentary series. An unprecedented inside look at the lives of players, coaches, and owners of a franchise over the course of an entire NFL

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Danger & Eggs Aidy Bryant, Eric Knobel, Shadi Petosky Danger & Eggs (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American animated series created by Mike Owens and Shadi Petosky. D.D. Danger, an imaginative thrill seeker, and her best friend, a lawful good, ...more

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Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Florin Piersic Jr. Comrade Detective (Amazon, 2017) is an American satire buddy cop show created by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Romanian detectives Gregor Anghel (Channing Tatum) and Joseph Baciu (Joseph ...more

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Crayon Shin-chan Gaiden Satomi Kôrogi, Miki Narahashi, Daisuke Sakaguchi Crayon Shin-chan Gaiden (Amazon Video, 2016) is a spin-off series of Crayon Shin-chan. Set 100 years from the present time, the show follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke ...more

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Kamen Rider Amazons Tom Fujita, Masashi Taniguchi, Rena Takeda Kamen Rider Amazons (Amazon Video, 2016) is a 2016 Japanese tokusatsu web series created by Shotaro Ishinomori. After becoming infected with Amazon Cells, a meek young man transforms into the ...more

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The Idolmaster KR Sung Hoon, Park Chul-min, Heo Youngjoo The Idolmaster KR (Amazon Video, 2017) is a South Korean drama television series based on the video game series by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Set in the world of Korean entertainment ...more

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Inside Edge Tanuj Virwani, Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha Inside Edge (Amazon Video, 2017) is an Indian-American web television series created by Karan Anshuman. An inside look behind the politics of cricket which is set in a landscape of conflicting ...more

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Farley Katz, Roz Chast, Liana Finck The New Yorker Presents (Amazon Video, 2015) is a documentary television series. A groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with ...more