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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.

So take a look at our list of original shows on Amazon Prime. Vote up your favorites, downvote 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 Man in the High Castle 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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Bosch Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino Bosch (Amazon Video, 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 ...more

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Sneaky Pete 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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The Tick 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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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 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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Mozart In The Jungle 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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Goliath 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, became an ...more

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Z: The Beginning of Everything 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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Hand of God 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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Good Girls Revolt 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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The Grand Tour 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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Transparent 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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The Collection 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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Alpha House 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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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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Red Oaks 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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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

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

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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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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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Ripper Street (Seasons 3-5) 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 murders. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and ...more

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Jean-Claude Van Johnson 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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Niko and the Sword of Light 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

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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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 Last Tycoon 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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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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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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You Are Wanted Matthias Schweighöfer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Franz Hagn You Are Wanted (Amazon Video, 2017) is a German thriller TV series directed by Matthias Schweighofer and Bernhard Jasper. At the center of the series is the hotel manager and family man Lukas ...more

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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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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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Solomon Stewart, Kyle Breitkopf, Rebecca Bloom Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (Amazon Video, 2017) is a live-action series, and a remake of the 1973 children's television series. Lovable sea monster, Sigmund, befriends three children, Johnny, ...more

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One Mississippi 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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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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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

Longest Running Animated Series

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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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Patriot 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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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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The New Yorker Presents 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

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Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse Emeril Lagasse, Albert Adrià, Ferran Adrià Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse (Amazon Video, 2016) is a travel documentary series. Join the adventure as chef, restaurateur and author Emeril Lagasse goes on a food-fueled adventure with the ...more

Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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I Love Dick 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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Comrade Detective 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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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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Long Strange Trip John Perry Barlow, Tom Constanten, Sam Cutler Long Strange Trip (Amazon Video, 2017) is a documentary series directed by Amir Bar-Lev. A look at the 30-year career of the rock band, The Grateful Dead.

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Just Add Magic 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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Baahubali: The Lost Legends Viral Adhav, Manini M. Mishra, Manoj Pandey Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Amazon Video, 2017) is an Indian animated television series. Striving to become great warriors, young princes Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are ordered to ...more

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Crisis in Six Scenes Woody Allen, Miley Cyrus, Elaine May Crisis in Six Scenes is an American television mini-series written and directed by Woody Allen for Amazon Studios. The series is set in the 1960s during turbulent times in the United States. A ...more

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Betas Joe Dinicol, Charlie Saxton, Karan Soni Betas is set in the world of Silicon Valley start-ups and centers on a quartet of under-socialized computer geeks who have designed a killer app that could transform the social lives of about 6 ...more

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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Sloane Morgan Siegel, Ashley Boettcher, Drew Justice Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American live action family television series created by David Anaxagoras. Gortimer Gibbon (Sloane Morgan Siegel) and his two ...more

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Lore 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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Annedroids Addison Holley, Jadiel Dowlin, Adrianna Di Liello Annedroids (Amazon Video, 2014) is a Canadian CGI/live action children's television series created by J. J. Johnson. 11-year old Anne and her newly added friends try to keep Anne's experiments ...more

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Creative Galaxy Christian Distefano, Samantha Bee, Kallan Holley Creative Galaxy (Amazon Video, 2013) is an American/Canadian children's animated television series created by Angela Santomero. Arty and his sidekick Epiphany search the galaxy to solve creative ...more

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Wishenpoof! Addison Holley, Scott McCord, Hope Cassandra Wishenpoof! (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American-Canadian animated series created by Angela Santomero. The series centers on Bianca, a young fairy girl who has magical adventures and who can also ...more