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The Best Amazon Original Series

Updated January 15, 2021 8.7k votes 1.4k voters 57.8k views101 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. Maisel1
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-Drama, Period drama

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Jack Ryan2
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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Boys3
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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    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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  • Bosch4
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    Bosch

    Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Police procedural, Detective fiction

    Bosch (Amazon, 2014) is an American police procedural web television series developed by Eric... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Man in the High Castle5
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    The Man in the High Castle

    Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)History, Drama, Dystopian, Thriller, Sci-fi

    The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Sneaky Pete6
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    Sneaky Pete

    Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Sneaky Pete (Amazon, 2015) is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Good Omens7
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    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy

    Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Goliath8
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    Goliath

    Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama

    Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Grand Tour9
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    The Grand Tour

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Motoring

    The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Carnival Row10
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    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Neo-noir

    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Hanna11
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    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action

    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 Last Tycoon12
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    The Last Tycoon

    Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Last Tycoon is an American television series starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer and is... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Tick13
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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
  • Upload14
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    Upload

    Robbie Amell, Andy Allo

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Science Fiction, Satire

    Upload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Mozart In The Jungle15
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    Mozart In The Jungle

    Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video, 2014) is a web television series developed by Roman... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Hunters16
    17
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    Hunters

    Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Period drama

    Hunters (Amazon, 2020) is an American drama web television series created by David Weil. In... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Lost In Oz17
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    Lost In Oz

    Ashley Boettcher, Nika Futterman

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Family

    Lost In Oz (Amazon Video, 2017) is an animated series based on the children's novel by L.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Homecoming18
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    Homecoming

    Janelle Monáe, Julia Roberts

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller

    Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Red Oaks19
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    Red Oaks

    Craig Roberts, Jennifer Grey

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Red Oaks (Amazon Video, 2015) is a comedy web television series created by Joe Gangemi and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • A Very English Scandal20
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    A Very English Scandal

    Hugh Grant , Ben Whishaw

    Premiered2018

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  • Patriot21
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    Patriot

    Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Political comedy

    Patriot (Amazon, 2017) is an American comedy-drama series. To prevent Iran from going nuclear,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street22
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    Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

    Sloane Morgan Siegel, Ashley Boettcher

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Drama, Family

    Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American live action family... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Tumble Leaf23
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    Tumble Leaf

    Christopher Downs, Brooke Wolloff

    Genres (Tv)Family, Animation

    Tumble Leaf (Amazon Video, 2014) is a stop motion animated series created by Drew Hodges, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Alpha House24
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    Alpha House

    John Goodman, Clark Johnson

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy

    Alpha House is an American political satire television series produced by Amazon Studios. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The ABC Murders25
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    The ABC Murders

    John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Drama, Thriller

    The ABC Murders (BBC One, 2018) is a British television serial based on Agatha Christie's... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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