Drama The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime  

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List Rules Only shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Shows come and go from Amazon Prime all the time, but there's always a great list of drama series to choose from. Whether it's classic cable dramas or newer hits you're after, or even a great dramedy, you can find plenty of your favorites readily available for Prime members. Of course, finding shows is the easy part. When it comes to choosing which shows to watch, however, deciding can be a bit more difficult. Nevertheless, this list of drama shows on Amazon Prime can help you get started. 

From popular series like Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy to The Man in the High Castle, Amazon has a range of titles to suit any preference. But if you're looking for the best drama shows on Amazon Prime, use this list as a guidance, as well as a way to help others find the top series. 

Just take a look at the drama shows below and vote them up or down accordingly. You can also add any series that aren't on the list, just be sure they're available on Amazon Prime.

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
The Sopranos James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano, the show portrays the ...more

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in ...more

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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza Boardwalk Empire is an American period crime drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the ...more

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more

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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Mr. Robot Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more

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Justified is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Justified Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter Justified is an American television drama series developed by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole". Timothy Olyphant portrays Raylan Givens, a ...more

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Goliath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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24 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each ...more

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more

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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch and aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, ...more

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Mozart in the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Hand of God is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Six Feet Under Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August ...more

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Mad Dogs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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

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Doctor Thorne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Doctor Thorne Tom Hollander, Stefanie Martini, Harry Richardson Mary Thorne, penniless and with undisclosed parentage, grows up under the guardianship of her uncle Doctor Thorne. She spends much of her formative years in the company of the Gresham family at ...more

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Transparent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war 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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Good Girls Revolt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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American Horror Story: Murder ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
American Horror Story: Murder House Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters American Horror Story: Murder House is the first season of the FX television series American Horror Story, aired between October 5, 2011, through December 21, 2011. It centers on the Harmon ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
American Horror Story Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters 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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The Night Manager is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
The Night Manager Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman Luxury hotel night manager, and former British soldier, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall ...more

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle Suits is a USA Network legal drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first episode debuted on June 23, ...more

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Covert Affairs Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett Covert Affairs is a USA Network television series starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham. The one-hour drama premiered on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The show concluded its first season on ...more

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Z: The Beginning of Everything is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
John Adams Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Humans Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009. The series was created by Robert King and Michelle King. It stars Julianna ...more

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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Pride and Prejudice Colin Firth, Lucy Davis, Alison Steadman Pride and Prejudice is a six-episode 1995 British television drama, adapted by Andrew Davies from Jane Austen's 1813 novel of the same name. Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth starred as Elizabeth ...more

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas Hannibal is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by ...more

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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes Strike Back is a British/American action and military television series, based on a novel of the same name by novelist and former Special Air Service soldier Chris Ryan. The series follows the ...more

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
The Wire Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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Extant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Extant Halle Berry, Pierce Gagnon, Grace Gummer Extant is an American science fiction television drama series created by Mickey Fisher and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The story revolves around astronaut Molly Woods who returns ...more

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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Under the Dome Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch Under the Dome is an American science-fiction drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013. The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name ...more

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Patriot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees Poldark is the original version of the BBC television series adaptation of the novels of the same title written by Winston Graham. The adaption was first transmitted in the UK between 1975 and

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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Defiance Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia ...more

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Rome is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Rome Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker Rome is a British-American-Italian historical drama television series created by Bruno Heller, John Milius and William J. MacDonald. The show's two seasons were broadcast on HBO, BBC Two, and ...more

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The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
The Newsroom Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr. The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, ...more

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The White Queen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
The White Queen Janet McTeer, Rebecca Ferguson The White Queen is a British television drama series in ten parts, based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel series The Cousins' War. The first episode was premiered on BBC One on 16 June ...more