75 best streaming choices on Amazon Prime

THE 75 BEST AMAZON PRIME VIDEO TV SHOWS  

Updated April 15, 2022

Looking for the best TV shows on Amazon’s Prime Video? We’ve got you covered with our guide to the best Amazon Prime Video original series and shows.

First, let’s talk about the streamer’s major tentpoles, which you’ll see well represented in our list. While The Boys commanded our attention in 2019, the series has jumped higher on our list with its season 2 release. Will season 3 shoot it even higher? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel kicked up a TV awards storm the year before. These comedies were not the first of Amazon Prime Video’s original shows to garner critical and award attention. That honor goes to the groundbreaking Transparent, which ended in 2019 after four seasons and a musical finale.

Other top titles include FleabagThe WildsTom Clancy’s Jack RyanHomecomingGood OmensThe Expanse, and more.

For this guide, we set out to list Amazon Prime’s best TV shows to binge-watch, now from all of those titles the service (and sister streaming service IMDbTV) has released since 2013. Below, find nearly 70 titles that made the cut. To be included in our list of the best Amazon series, titles must be Fresh (60% or higher on the Tomatometer) with at least 10 reviews.

Keep this page bookmarked, as we will be updating our best Amazon Prime shows list as more series debut and more scores come in. And if you’re in the mood for a movie, check out our guide to the Best Movies on Amazon Prime.

Just Added: Outer RangeLizzo’s Watch Out for the Big GrrrlsThe OutlawsAs We See ItThe Legend of Vox MachinaThe Boys Presents: DiabolicalReacher; removed: Them

THE LAST POST (2017)
 64%

#75

Synopsis: “The Last Post” follows a unit of Royal Military Police and their families in British-controlled Aden, Yemen in 1965. Newlyweds… [More]

Starring: Jessie BuckleyJeremy Neumark JonesBen MilesStephen Campbell Moore

HUNTERS (2020)
 65%

#74

Synopsis: Nazi hunters discover hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials in 1977 New York City, conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in… [More]

Starring: Al PacinoLogan LermanJerrika HintonJosh Radnor

MAD DOGS (2015)
 67%

#73

Synopsis: The reunion of some 40-something friends evolves into a nightmare of lies, deception, and murder…. [More]

Starring: Ben ChaplinMichael ImperioliRomany MalcoSteve Zahn

MODERN LOVE (2019)
 68%

#72

Synopsis: A co-production of Amazon Studios and the New York Times, this anthology series explores love in all of its complicated… [More]

Starring:

THE GRAND TOUR (2016)
 69%

#71

Synopsis: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May travel the globe as the hosts of this Amazon original series. At each… [More]

Starring: Jeremy ClarksonRichard HammondJames May

LORE (2017)

#70

Synopsis: Writer Aaron Mahnke launched his podcast “Lore” in 2015 and it has gained critical acclaim in the time since, including… [More]

Starring: Aaron Mahnke

Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (2015)
 69%

#69

Synopsis: Christina Ricci plays the role of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, a brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern belle, the original flapper and… [More]

Starring: Christina RicciDavid HoflinJamie Anne AllmanKristine Nielsen

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON (2016)
 70%

#68

Synopsis: Jean-Claude Van Damme is a name that is synonymous with action movies, but what if he was actually a secret… [More]

Starring: Jean-Claude Van DammeKat FosterMoises AriasPhylicia Rashad

TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG (2019)
 70%

#67

Synopsis: Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Martin Jones’ life is blown apart in one tragic night, and he is forced into… [More]

Starring: Miles TellerJohn HawkesAugusto AguileraJena Malone

OUTER RANGE (2022)
 73%

#66

Synopsis: Outer Range centers on Royal Abbott (Josh Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable… [More]

Starring: Josh BrolinImogen PootsLili TaylorTamara Podemski

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE ABC MURDERS (2018)
 71%

#65

Synopsis: John Malkovich stars as an older but wiser Hercule Poirot as he investigates the source of a series of sinister… [More]

Starring: John MalkovichRupert GrintAndrew BuchanEamon Farren

GOOD GIRLS REVOLT (2015)
 71%

#64

Synopsis: This Amazon-original series is set in New York in the late 1960s, when a cultural revolution was sweeping through the… [More]

Starring: Genevieve AngelsonAnna CampErin DarkeChris Diamantopoulos

TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN (2018)
 71%

#63

Synopsis: Author Tom Clancy introduced the character of Jack Ryan in a series of books before Ryan headed to the big… [More]

Starring: John KrasinskiWendell PierceNoomi RapaceMichael Kelly

ELECTRIC DREAMS (2017)
 72%

#62

Synopsis: “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” is a 10-episode science-fiction anthology series that journeys into unique worlds beyond the reach of… [More]

Starring: Steve BuscemiGeraldine ChaplinBryan CranstonTerrence Howard

FEARLESS (2017)
 73%

#61

Synopsis: Human rights lawyer Emma Banville takes up the defense of convicted killer Kevin Russell, who’s serving a life sentence for… [More]

Starring: Helen McCroryMichael GambonRobin WeigertWunmi Mosaku

TRUTH SEEKERS (2020)
 74%

#60

Synopsis: Paranormal investigators set out to film ghost sightings, but as their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, they begin to uncover… [More]

Starring: Emma D’ArcyMalcolm McDowellNick FrostSamson Kayo

HOMECOMING (2018)
 78%

#59

Synopsis: Stories surrounding the mysterious Geist Group, an unconventional wellness company and its equally unorthodox program, the Homecoming Initiative…. [More]

Starring: Janelle MonáeStephan JamesHong ChauChris Cooper

THE PALE HORSE (2020)
 79%

#58

Synopsis: When a murder investigation is launched into the death of a young woman, a mysterious list of names is discovered… [More]

Starring:

ALPHA HOUSE (2013)
 79%

#57

Synopsis: When their house mate is hauled off to prison, three Republican senators sharing a row house in Washington, D.C., find… [More]

Starring: John GoodmanClark JohnsonMatt MalloyMark Consuelos

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2018)
 79%

#56

Synopsis: When three schoolgirls and a teacher from Appleyard College disappear on Valentine’s Day in 1900, the event has a far-reaching… [More]

Starring: Natalie DormerSamara WeavingMadeleine MaddenLily Sullivan

FAIRFAX (2021)
 80%

#55

Synopsis: Four middle school best friends are on a never-ending quest for clout on Fairfax Avenue in L.A…. [More]

Starring: Skyler GisondoKiersey ClemonsPeter S. KimJaboukie Young-White

INFORMER (2018)
 80%

#54

Synopsis: “Informer” is a thrilling six-part drama series starring Paddy Considine, Nabhaan Rizwan and Bel Powley in the lead roles. The… [More]

Starring: Paddy ConsidineBel PowleyNabhaan RizwanArsher Ali

HANNA (2019)
 80%

#53

Synopsis: Hanna is an extraordinary girl who has been raised in the forest, evading the relentless pursuit of an off-the-book CIA… [More]

Starring: Esme Creed-MilesMireille EnosDermot MulroneyRay Liotta

THE OUTLAWS (2021)
 81%

#52

Synopsis: Seven bickering lawbreakers forced together on community service discover a bag of cash, but they’re not the only ones after… [More]

Starring: Rhianne BarretoDarren BoydGamba ColeClare Perkins

THE WHEEL OF TIME (2021)
 82%

#51

Synopsis: Moiraine, a member of a magical organization, takes five young people on a journey, believing that one of them might… [More]

Starring: Rosamund PikeDaniel HenneyJosha StradowskiMadeleine Madden

LORENA (2019)
 83%

#50

Synopsis: Lorena Bobbitt became a household name in 1993 when she cut off her husband’s penis. She became the butt of… [More]

Starring:

FORTITUDE (2015)
 84%

#49

Synopsis: Fortitude is a town in the Arctic that is unlike any other place on Earth. Surrounded by the picturesque polar… [More]

Starring: Dennis QuaidRichard DormerSofie GråbølDarren Boyd

GOOD OMENS (2019)
 84%

#48

Synopsis: This fantasy series sees fussy angel Aziraphale and loose-living demon Crowley team up to form an unlikely duo. The two… [More]

Starring: Michael SheenDavid TennantJon HammSam Taylor Buck

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE (2015)
 84%

#47

Synopsis: This series, loosely based Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, takes a look at what the world might… [More]

Starring: Alexa DavalosJoel de la FuenteRufus SewellBrennan Brown

BETAS (2013)
 85%

#46

Synopsis: Four computer geeks have what they think is a brilliant idea — a social networking app that, in the words… [More]

Starring: Joe DinicolKaran SoniJon DalyCharlie Saxton

COMRADE DETECTIVE (2017)
 85%

#45

Synopsis: In the thick of 1980s Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created”Comrade Detective” to help promote Communist ideals and inspire… [More]

Starring: Channing TatumJoseph Gordon-LevittFlorin Piersic Jr.Corneliu Ulici

ALEX RIDER (2020)
 85%

#44

Synopsis: The adventures of a teenage spy on his missions to save the world…. [More]

Starring: Otto FarrantStephen DillaneVicky McClureBrenock O’Connor

THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS (2015)
 86%

#43

Synopsis: The New Yorker magazine celebrates the arts with a blend of documentaries, poetry and animation…. [More]

Starring:

FLACK (2019)
 86%

#42

Synopsis: “Flack” is a drama about a take-no-prisoner public-relations professional named Robyn who is an American working for a London based… [More]

Starring: Anna PaquinRebecca BensonRufus JonesLydia Wilson

GOLIATH (2016)
 86%

#41

Synopsis: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now a washed up ambulance chaser, who spends more time in bars than… [More]

Starring: Billy Bob ThorntonNina AriandaTania RaymondeDiana Hopper

TALES FROM THE LOOP (2020)
 86%

#40

Synopsis: Townspeople live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe…. [More]

Starring: Rebecca HallPaul SchneiderDaniel ZolghadriDuncan Joiner

DOCTOR THORNE (2016)
 87%

#39

Synopsis: Doctor Thorne’s niece, Mary, learns shocking news about her family…. [More]

Starring: Tom HollanderAlison BrieIan McShaneRebecca Front

I LOVE DICK (2016)
 87%

#38

Synopsis: Set in a colorful academic community in Texas, this series follows a frustrated filmmaker named Chris and a writer, Sylvere,… [More]

Starring: Kevin BaconKathryn HahnGriffin DunneRoberta Colindrez

THE PURSUIT OF LOVE (2021)
 88%

#37

Synopsis: Longing for love and obsessed with sex, Linda is on the hunt for the perfect lover, but finding Mr. Right… [More]

Starring: Emily BeechamBeattie EdmondsonLily JamesEmily Mortimer

VANITY FAIR (2018)
 89%

#36

Synopsis: Based on the novel of the same name,”Vanity Fair” follows poverty-stricken Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way… [More]

Starring: Olivia CookeJohnny FlynnClaudia JessieSimon Russell Beale

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (2017)
 89%

#35

Synopsis: It’s the late 1950s and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she has ever wanted — the perfect husband, two kids… [More]

Starring: Rachel BrosnahanMichael ZegenAlex BorsteinTony Shalhoub

WORLD’S TOUGHEST RACE: ECO-CHALLENGE FIJI (2020)
 90%

#34

Synopsis: A team survival competition pits contestants in a series of activities in a race around the globe…. [More]

Starring: Bear Grylls

REACHER (2022)
 90%

#33

Synopsis: Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator, has recently entered civilian life when he is falsely accused of murder…. [More]

Starring: Alan RitchsonWilla FitzgeraldMalcolm GoodwinMarc Bendavid

A VERY BRITISH SCANDAL (2021)
 91%

#32

Synopsis: The story of events surrounding the notorious divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in 1963…. [More]

Starring: Claire FoyPaul BettanyJulia DavisCamilla Rutherford

PATRIOT (2015)
 91%

#31

Synopsis: This Amazon-original political drama stars Michael Dorman, who plays the role of an intelligence officer named John Tavner. To stop… [More]

Starring: Michael DormanTerry O’QuinnMichael ChernusKathleen Munroe

TRANSPARENT (2014)
 91%

#30

Synopsis: Mort has a secret that he really wants to tell his three adult children, who are so self-absorbed they don’t… [More]

Starring: Jeffrey TamborGaby HoffmannAmy LandeckerJay Duplass

THE BOYS (2019)
 91%

#29

Synopsis: Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that’s… [More]

Starring: Karl UrbanJack QuaidAntony StarrErin Moriarty

THE WILDS (2020)
 92%

#28

Synopsis: Teenage girls from radically different backgrounds find themselves stranded on a remote island, unaware they’ve just become the subjects of… [More]

Starring: Rachel GriffithsSophia AliShannon BerryJenna Clause

BRITANNIA (2020)
 92%

#27

Synopsis: In A.D. 43, the Roman Imperial Army — equally determined and terrified — returns to crush the Celtic heart of… [More]

Starring: David MorrisseyKelly ReillyNikolaj Lie KaasLiana Cornell

LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION (2021)
 93%

#26

Synopsis: Reformed criminals put their unique skills to good use by helping regular citizens fight back against corporate and governmental injustices…. [More]

Starring: Noah WyleBeth RiesgrafGina BellmanChristian Kane

AS WE SEE IT (2022)
 93%

#25

Synopsis: Jack, Harrison, and Violet, three roommates on the autism spectrum, strive to get and keep jobs, make friends, fall in… [More]

Starring: Rick GlassmanAlbert RuteckiSue Ann PienSosie Bacon

RED OAKS (2014)
 93%

#24

Synopsis: It’s the summer of 1985, and NYU student David lands a summer job at the Red Oaks Country Club in… [More]

Starring: Craig RobertsEnnis EsmerOliver CooperPaul Reiser

VIKINGS (2013)
 93%

#23

Synopsis: Viking Ragnar Lothbrok is a young farmer and family man who is frustrated by the policies of Earl Haraldson, his… [More]

Starring: Katheryn WinnickMoe DunfordJosefin AsplundAlexander Ludwig

ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE (2018)
 94%

#22

Synopsis: Old wounds are reopened for the Argyll family after learning that Jack, the black sheep of the clan, may not… [More]

Starring: Bill NighyAnna ChancellorAnthony BoyleCrystal Clarke

ZEROZEROZERO (2020)
 94%

#21

Synopsis: Chaos ensues while a shipment of cocaine is smuggled from South America to Europe…. [More]

Starring: Érick Israel ConsueloGabriel ByrneAndrea RiseboroughDane DeHaan

UPLOAD (2020)
 94%

#20

Synopsis: A man is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death…. [More]

Starring: Robbie AmellAndy AlloAllegra EdwardsZainab Johnson

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (2014)
 94%

#19

Synopsis: As Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” opens, Maestro Thomas takes his final bow with the New York Symphony. Applause dies… [More]

Starring: Gael García BernalLola KirkeMalcolm McDowellSaffron Burrows

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (2021)
 94%

#18

Synopsis: After escaping a Georgia plantation, Cora boards a train embarking on a harrowing trip as she seeks true freedom while… [More]

Starring: Thuso MbeduChase W. DillonJoel EdgertonAaron Pierre

THE EXPANSE (2015)
 94%

#17

Synopsis: Hundreds of years in the future, things are different than what humanity is used to after humans have colonized the… [More]

Starring: Steven StraitDominique TipperWes ChathamShohreh Aghdashloo

FOREVER (2018)
 95%

#16

Synopsis: June and Oscar are a married couple who live a comfortable-but-predictable life in suburban California. For years, they’ve had the… [More]

Starring: Maya RudolphFred Armisen

THE TICK (2016)
 95%

#15

Synopsis: In a world where superheroes and villains have been real for decades, Arthur, an unassuming accountant with no superpowers, becomes… [More]

Starring: Peter SerafinowiczGriffin NewmanValorie CurryYara Martinez

SNEAKY PETE (2015)
 96%

#14

Synopsis: Giovanni Ribisi plays the role of Marius, a con man who tries to leave his old life behind by assuming… [More]

Starring: Giovanni RibisiMargo MartindaleMarin IrelandPeter Gerety

ONE MISSISSIPPI (2015)
 96%

#13

Synopsis: This Amazon original series is a dark comedy inspired by events in comic Tig Notaro’s life. Starring as a Los… [More]

Starring: Tig NotaroNoah HarpsterJohn RothmanSheryl Lee Ralph

THE BOYS PRESENTS: DIABOLICAL (2022)
 97%

#12

Synopsis: Unseen stories from “The Boys” universe…. [More]

Starring: AwkwafinaMichael CeraDon CheadleChace Crawford

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL (2018)
 97%

#11

Synopsis: Starring Golden Globe-nominated actor Hugh Grant and based on a true story, “A Very English Scandal” tells the story of… [More]

Starring: Hugh GrantBen WhishawAlex JenningsDavid Bamber

BOSCH (2014)
 97%

#10

Synopsis: Harry Bosch has murder on his mind. A former Special Forces officer who has done tours in the Middle East,… [More]

Starring: Titus WelliverJamie HectorAmy AquinoLance Reddick

SMALL AXE (2020)
 97%

#9

Synopsis: Based on the real-life experiences of London’s West Indian community between 1969 and 1982…. [More]

Starring: John BoyegaAmarah-Jae St. AubynLetitia WrightShaun Parkes

UNDONE (2019)
 98%

#8

Synopsis: After 28-year-old Alma nearly dies in a car accident, she finds that she has a new relationship with time; she… [More]

Starring: Rosa SalazarAngelique CabralBob OdenkirkConstance Marie

INVINCIBLE (2021)
 98%

#7

Synopsis: Mark Grayson, 17, is just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful… [More]

Starring: Steven YeunJ.K. SimmonsSandra OhSeth Rogen

CATASTROPHE (2015)
 98%

#6

Synopsis: During a business trip in London, an American named Rob meets Sharon, an Irish teacher with whom he shares incredible… [More]

Starring: Sharon HorganRob DelaneyAshley JensenMark Bonnar

WITH LOVE: SEASON 1 (2021)
 100%

#5

Critics Consensus: Depicting the travails of a close-knit family with unabashed warmth, With Love tempers its earnestness with grounded characters.

Starring: Emeraude ToubiaMark IndelicatoRome FlynnDesmond Chiam

LIZZO’S WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG GRRRLS (2022)
 100%

#4

Synopsis: Lizzo searches for women to join the ranks of the Big Grrrls, her back up dancers, for her tour…. [More]

Starring: LizzoTanisha ScottChawnta’ Marie VanShirlene Quigley

LULARICH (2021)
 100%

#3

Synopsis: Analyzing the pyramid scheme LuLaRoe, a life-ruining clothing company…. [More]

Starring: Deanne StidhamMark Stidham

THE LEGEND OF VOX MACHINA (2022)
 100%

#2

Synopsis: Vox Machina, a band of eight unlikely heroes, find themselves on a quest to save the realm of Exandria from… [More]

Starring: Laura BaileyTaliesin JaffeAshley JohnsonLiam O’Brien

FLEABAG (2016)
 100%

#1

Synopsis: A dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag, has no filter as she navigates life and love in London while trying… [More]

Starring: Phoebe Waller-BridgeBen AldridgeSian CliffordBill Paterson

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