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The Best Amazon Original Series

Updated April 28, 2021 8.3k votes 1.5k voters 59.9k views113 items

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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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web...  more

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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish
    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and...  more

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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue
    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by...  more

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    Bosch

    Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector
    Bosch (Amazon, 2014) is an American police procedural web television series developed by Eric...  more

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    The Man in the High Castle

    Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans
    The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history...  more

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    Sneaky Pete

    Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland
    Sneaky Pete (Amazon, 2015) is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan...  more

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    Goliath

    Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt
    Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon...  more

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    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen
    Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry...  more

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    Lore

    Robert Patrick, Holland Roden
    Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron...  more
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    Good Girls Revolt

    Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp
    Good Girls Revolt is an American historical drama web television series. It is based on the...  more
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    The Grand Tour

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond
    The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy...  more

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    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne
    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series...  more

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    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos
    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011...  more

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    Upload

    Robbie Amell, Andy Allo
    Upload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series...  more

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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

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    The Widow

    Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston
    The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series....  more
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    Mozart In The Jungle

    Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal
    Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video, 2014) is a web television series developed by Roman...  more

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    Invincible

    Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons
    Invincible (Amazon Video, 2021) is an animated action/adventure series created by Robert...  more

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    Hunters

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Logan Lerman
    Hunters (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American drama web television series created by David Weil....  more

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    Comrade Detective

    Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Comrade Detective (Amazon, 2017) is an American satire buddy cop show created by Brian...  more
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    Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Rawlins
    Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten (Amazon Video, 2021) is an American action-adventure kids...  more

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    Homecoming

    Janelle Monáe, Julia Roberts
    Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by...  more

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    I Love Dick

    Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn
    I Love Dick (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series created by Jill Soloway and Sarah...  more
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    Lost In Oz

    Ashley Boettcher, Nika Futterman
    Lost In Oz (Amazon Video, 2017) is an animated series based on the children's novel by L....  more
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    The ABC Murders

    John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint
    The ABC Murders (BBC One, 2018) is a British television serial based on Agatha Christie's...  more