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The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime  

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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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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco
The Sopranos is an American drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American Tony Soprano, the show portrays the difficulties he ...more

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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
The Wire is an American drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was ...more

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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
Boardwalk Empire is an American period 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Rome is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Justified is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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. Timothy Olyphant portrays Raylan Givens, a tough U.S. Marshal enforcing ...more

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24 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
SJSAlias added Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
SJSAlias added Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez
Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more

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In Plain Sight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
SJSAlias added Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor
In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series on USA Network. The series revolves around Mary Shannon, a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, NM, office of the ...more

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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Bosch Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino
Bosch 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 13-year-old boy while ...more

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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American Horror Story: M... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali
Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more

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Tokyo Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Tokyo Girl
Tokyo Girl is a Japanese television drama series that aired on BS-TBS from April 5, 2008 to March 28, 2009.
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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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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