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The best streaming Amazon Prime TV shows and television series feature many of the most memorable TV characters of all time as seen in some great television dramas, sci-fi/fantasy shows, sitcoms and reality TV programs. What are the best shows on Amazon Prime? With so many choices, how can anyone decide which show to watch? Some might opt to revisit old favorites, like Twin Peaks and Cheers, while other viewers are looking to check out some of the best TV shows of recent memory (like The Wire and The Sopranos) that they missed during their original runs.

What TV shows are streaming on Amazon Prime? This list is all about deciding which Amazon Prime streaming TV shows are the ones that are must-see television. Be sure to vote for your personal favorites and vote down any shows you just couldn't get through. Also, feel free to add any great streaming Amazon Prime shows that aren't listed.

Having a lot of options is not exactly a bad thing, but with the multitude of available Amazon Prime streaming television programs, it can be a little overwhelming. Sure, Amazon Prime "suggests" shows for you, but let's face it: sometimes that doesn't work out so well. Just because you adore American Horror Story does not mean you'll necessarily go for Hannibal, for example. Hopefully, if you're on the fence about committing to a particular streaming TV show on Amazon Prime, this list can help you out a bit.

Whether you're into heavier dramas like Sons of Anarchy, Falling Skies, or Grimm, first-rate comedies like Californication and Entourage or the excellent science fiction TV programs like Doctor Who, you can easily get sucked in to a new favorite show watching Amazon Prime streaming. There really is something out there for everyone!

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
murphycat added Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
murphycat added 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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV 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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Suits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
RochelleDunmore added 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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
JohnFrost added 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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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Keith Be added 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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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more

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24 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV 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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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
JohnFrost added 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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Justified is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV 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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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
LanaYoshii added 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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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
JohnFrost added 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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Charcoal added 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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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
LanaYoshii added 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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The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
JohnFrost added 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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more

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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV 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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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Lilytabby added 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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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Oz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
LanaYoshii added Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen 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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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV 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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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
CaseyDavenport added Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more

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Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
LanaYoshii added Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching ...more

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
MichaelChoi added Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more

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Goliath is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
MichaelChoi added 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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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Alpha House is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy Alpha House is an American political satire television series produced by Amazon Studios. The show stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos as four Republican U.S. ...more

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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts The Twilight Zone is an 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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing Poldark (BBC One, 2015) is a British-American drama television series created by Debbie Horsfield, based on the novels by Winston Graham. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home after American ...more

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The White Queen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Janet McTeer, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale 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

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
FirescoutNova added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley 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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by ...more

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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Humans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
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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Monk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to ...more

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Banshee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime
Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen Banshee is an American action-drama television series created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler originally appearing on the Cinemax network beginning on January 11, 2013. Set in the small ...more