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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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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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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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) 13 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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American Horror Story: Murder ... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Picnic At Hanging Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Showcase, 2018) is an Australian mystery romantic drama television series adapted from Joan Lindsay's 1967 novel of the same name. The story follows a group of ...more
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Tokyo Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Tin Star is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie
Tin Star (Amazon Video, 2017) is a British-Canadian drama series created by Rowan Joffe. A seemingly gentle new police chief (Tim Roth) calls upon his violent, alcoholic alter-ego when his ...more
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Too Old to Die Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Miles Telle, Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone
Too Old to Die Young (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American thriller crime drama television series. The show follows Martin (Miles Teller), a grieving police officer who, along with the man who ...more
22
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
This show is an American drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. The American version was developed by Veena Sud and ...more
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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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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 24 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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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drama Shows On Amazon Prime
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