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The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series

Updated February 5, 2020 6.2k votes 489 voters 35.6k views47 items

List RulesTelevision 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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    Sons of Anarchy

    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal

    PremieredSeptember 3, 2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Sons of Anarchy (FX, 2008) is an American crime neo-Western television series created by Kurt Sutter. The series follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a...  more
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    American Horror Story

    Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton

    PremieredOctober 5, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Drama, Thriller

    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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    True Blood

    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    PremieredSeptember 7, 2008

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Fantasy

    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 waitress...  more
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    The Sopranos

    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco

    PremieredJanuary 10, 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 his...  more
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    The X-Files

    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

    PremieredSeptember 10, 1993

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction

    The X-Files (Fox, 1993) is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The series revolves around FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating...  more
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    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    PremieredSeptember 20, 2002

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Action, Adventure

    Firefly (Fox, 2002) is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon. Set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star...  more
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    Deadwood

    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane

    PremieredMarch 21, 2004

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Western

    Deadwood (HBO, 2004) is an American Western television series created by David Milch. Set in 1870s South Dakota, residents of Deadwood are involved in all sorts of corruption, crime, and secrets....  more
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    Oz

    Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney

    PremieredJuly 12, 1997

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    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 by the...  more
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    Boardwalk Empire

    Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt

    PremieredSeptember 19, 2010

    Genres (Tv)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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    Lie to Me

    Tim Roth, Kelli Williams

    PremieredJanuary 21, 2009

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    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 his...  more
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    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby

    PremieredOctober 28, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller

    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. Homicide...  more
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes

    PremieredSeptember 28, 1987

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

    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, Maurice...  more
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    The Shield

    Michael Chiklis, Benito Martinez

    PremieredMarch 12, 2002

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    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, including...  more
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    Angel

    David Boreanaz, J. August Richards

    PremieredOctober 5, 1999

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Fantasy

    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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    Eureka

    Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    PremieredJuly 18, 2006

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction

    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 town...  more
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    Dead Like Me

    Ellen Muth, Mandy Patinkin

    PremieredJune 29, 2003

    Genres (Tv)Drama, 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 young temp...  more
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    NYPD Blue

    Dennis Franz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    PremieredSeptember 21, 1993

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    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 intertwined...  more
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    Dollhouse

    Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett

    PremieredFebruary 13, 2009

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Science fiction

    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 was...  more
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    Justified

    Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins

    PremieredMarch 16, 2010

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    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 (Timothy Olyphant)...  more
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    PremieredMarch 10, 1997

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Fantasy

    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 Michelle...  more
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    Teen Wolf

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    PremieredJune 5, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama, Horror

    Teen Wolf (MTV, 2011) is an American teen drama series developed by Jeff Davis, and is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name. A teenager named Scott (Tyler Posey), is bitten by a werewolf...  more
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    Parenthood

    Peter Krause, Dax Shepard

    PremieredMarch 2, 2010

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Parenting

    Parenthood (NBC, 2010) is an American television drama series created by Jason Katims. Four siblings share the joys and heartaches of parenthood in their California hometown of Berkeley....  more
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    Under the Dome

    Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre

    PremieredJune 24, 2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction

    Under the Dome (CBS, 2013) is an American science-fiction drama television series developed by Brian K. Vaughan, and based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. When an invisible and mysterious...  more
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    Suits

    Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman

    PremieredJune 23, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime drama, Law

    Suits (USA, 2011) is an American legal drama created by Aaron Korsh. On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross, finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New...  more
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    Veronica Mars

    Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni

    PremieredSeptember 22, 2004

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Veronica Mars (UPN, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father (Enrico Colantoni) is...  more