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The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series 

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Updated February 5, 2020 4.9k votes 489 voters 35.2k views 47 items

List Rules Television drama series available to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video only

Amazon's Prime Instant Video has many great dramas to watch over and over again. In fact, some Amazon Prime shows end up competing with the best cable dramas at awards ceremonies. Which dramatic television series is the best to watch when your holed in for the weekend?

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
CB Ladnier added Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Horror, Comedy-drama, Teen drama, Action, + more

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon, based on the 1992 film. Destined to slay vampires, a young woman (Sarah ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Neo-western

Sons of Anarchy (FX, 2008) is an American crime neo-Western television series created by Kurt Sutter. As vice president of an outlaw motorcycle club involved with all sorts of illegal activity, ...more
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
CB Ladnier added Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Horror, Drama

True Blood (HBO, 2008) is an American fantasy horror drama television series created by Alan Ball, based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Telepathic ...more
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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

The Sopranos (HBO, 1999) is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) deals with personal and professional issues in ...more
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action, + more

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
CB Ladnier added Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

Premiered: 1959

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, + more

The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
CB Ladnier added Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama, Military, Adventure film, + more

Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more
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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Space Western, Space opera, Drama, Comedy-drama, Science Fiction

Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more
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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Western, Period drama

Deadwood (HBO, 2004) is an American Western television series created by David Milch. In 1870s South Dakota, residents of Deadwood are involved in all sorts of corruption, crime, and secrets.
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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Period drama, Crime drama

Boardwalk Empire (HBO, 2010) is an American period crime drama television series created by Terence Winter, based on the non-fiction book by Nelson Johnson. During the 1920s Prohibition era, a ...more
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NUMB3RS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller

Numbers (CBS, 2005) is an American crime drama television series created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton. Special Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and his brother Charlie Eppes (David ...more
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Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Suspense, Drama, + more

Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced ...more
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Star Trek: The Next Gene... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, Fantasy

Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by Stephen Carpenter, Jim Kouf, and David Greenwalt, inspired by stories from The Brothers Grimm. ...more
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Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Police procedural

Lie to Me (Fox, 2009) is an American crime drama television series created by Samuel Baum. A master of studying facial expressions and involuntary body language, Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and ...more
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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
CB Ladnier added Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Period drama

Downton Abbey (PBS, 2010) is a British historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes. A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in ...more
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Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Fantasy

Dead Like Me (Showtime, 2003) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller. After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, Georgia "George" Lass (Ellen Muth), a ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
CB Ladnier added David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror Film, + more

Angel (The WB, 1999) is an American supernatural television series created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel (David ...more
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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Action

The Shield (FX, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created by Shawn Ryan. Led by Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis), a corrupt LAPD team does anything to stop crime, ...more
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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
CB Ladnier added Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action

NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically ...more
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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Comedy-drama, Police procedural

Eureka (Syfy, 2006) is an American science fiction television series created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia. A U.S. Marshall (Colin Ferguson) becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Oregon ...more
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Star Trek: The Original ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more
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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Psychological thriller, Thriller, Adventure film, + more

Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon under Mutant Enemy Productions. It premiered on February 13, 2009, on the Fox network and ...more
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Justified is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series
Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Neo-Western

Justified (FX, 2010) is an American crime drama television series developed by Graham Yost, based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by Elmore Leonard. US Marshal Raylan Givens ...more