Thuso Mbedu as Cora Randall in The Underground Railroad (Kyle Kaplan/Amazon Studios)

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The 60 Best Amazon Prime TV Shows  

Updated June 1, 2021

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

While The Boys commanded our attention in 2019, the series has jumped higher on our list with its season 2 release. 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 Wilds, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Homecoming, Good Omens, The Expanse, and more. This month sees the addition of Barry Jenkins’ long-awaited TV adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning novel The Underground Railroad, joining other recent adds including Robert Kirkman’s animated Invincible and Lena Waithe-produced horror anthology series Them.

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 has released since 2013. Below, find more than 50 titles that made the cut. To be included in our list of the best Amazon series, titles must be Fresh (60% or higher) 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: The Underground Railroad

Them (0)

Synopsis: From breakout creator Little Marvin and executive producer Lena Waithe, Them is a limited anthology series that explores terror in... [More]

The Last Post (2017)

Synopsis: The Last Post is set during the social and political unrest of the mid-sixties, in the simmering heat of Aden,... [More]
Directed By: Miranda Bowen

Hunters (2020)

Synopsis: From Executive Producer Jordan Peele, Hunters, follows a rag-tag team of Nazi Hunters on their quest for righteous revenge in... [More]

Mad Dogs (2015)

Synopsis: A group of forty-something friends travel to Belize for a celebration that turns into a nightmare and puts their bond... [More]

The Grand Tour (2016)

Synopsis: James May, Richard Hammond, and Jeremy Clarkson embark on an international adventure to take part in unique experiences.... [More]

Lore (2017)

Synopsis: Eerie tales of psychologically disturbing and paranormal true experiences are retold in this adaptation of the podcast of the same... [More]

Synopsis: A beautiful and talented southern belle becomes the original flapper, an icon of the Jazz Age in the 1920s.... [More]

Synopsis: A world-renowned martial arts expert and undercover agent for hire comes out of retirement after chance encounter with a long... [More]

Synopsis: In one tragic night, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Martin Jones's life is blown apart, and he is forced into... [More]

The ABC Murders (2018)

Synopsis: Set in the 1930s, the series follows the famous detective Poirot as he faces a serial killer known as ... [More]

Good Girls Revolt (2015)

Synopsis: Set in 1969, a group of young women who work for a news program fight against sexual discrimination during an... [More]
Directed By: Scott Winant

Synopsis: A dramatic thriller based on novelist Tom Clancy's CIA operative as he begins his career in the spy game.... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Sackheim

Synopsis: Based on various writings from author Philip K. Dick, each of the 10 stand-alone episodes are set in a different... [More]

Fearless (2017)

Synopsis: Fearless is a legal conspiracy thriller following human rights lawyer Emma Banville (McCrory), whose latest case will uncover a web... [More]

Modern Love (2019)

Synopsis: Anthology Series based on the New York Times' column and weekly podcast.... [More]

Truth Seekers (0)

Synopsis: Co-created by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Truth Seekers is an eight-part supernatural comedy series about a group of part-time... [More]

Homecoming (2018)

Synopsis: A mystery series centered on an unconventional wellness company that helps troubled veterans return to civilian life. In Season 1,... [More]

The Pale Horse (0)

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

Alpha House (0)

Synopsis: A comedy featuring John Goodman. Re-election battles, looming indictments, parties, their Party... these senators need a drink. And a new... [More]

Synopsis: Appleyard College becomes the epicenter for this mystery when three schoolgirls and a teacher go missing.... [More]

Informer (2018)

Synopsis: Thriller about a British-Pakistani who is coerced by a counterterrorism officer into informing.... [More]

Hanna (2019)

Synopsis: In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the... [More]

Lorena (2018)

Synopsis: Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joshua Rofé (Lost for Life), Lorena reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of... [More]

Goliath (2016)

Synopsis: A down-and-out lawyer seeks redemption.... [More]
Directed By: David Semel

Fortitude (2015)

Synopsis: A brutal murder is investigated in a small Arctic town.... [More]

Good Omens (2019)

Synopsis: In this comedy, the year is 2018 and the Apocalypse is set to descend upon humanity. An angel and demon... [More]

Synopsis: An alternate version of life in the U.S. in the 1960s -- if Nazi Germany and Japan had won WWII.... [More]

Betas (2013)

Synopsis: The comic adventures of four Silicon Valley pals who are working on a mobile social-networking app.... [More]

Synopsis: Documentaries, poems, films and interviews based on content from The New Yorker.... [More]

Comrade Detective (2017)

Synopsis: Set in Romania during the 1980's Cold War hysteria, two detectives investigate the murder of a colleague.... [More]

Tales From the Loop (2020)

Synopsis: The townspeople who live above "The Loop," a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe, experience... [More]

Doctor Thorne (2016)

Synopsis: Based upon Anthony Trollope's novel, this lavish drama follows Dr Thomas Thorne, and his charming niece Mary as she discovers... [More]

I Love Dick (2017)

Synopsis: A couple's relationship unravels as they obsess over a professor named Dick.... [More]

Britannia (2018)

Synopsis: The Roman Imperial Army invades Britannia, a land ruled by warrior women and powerful Druids.... [More]

Upload (2020)

Synopsis: From Emmy-Award winning writer Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comes Upload, a new sci-fi comedy series set in... [More]

Synopsis: Set in the 1950s, Miriam "Midge" Maisel is a content wife and mother whose perfect life takes a sudden turn... [More]

Vanity Fair (0)

Synopsis: A period drama series adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel. Olivia Cooke is heroine Becky Sharp, who attempts to... [More]

Synopsis: This 10-episode adventure series, hosted by Bear Grylls and executive produced by Mark Burnett, tells the story of the ultimate... [More]

Transparent (2014)

Synopsis: Following the goings-on of a dysfunctional Los Angeles family.... [More]

The Boys (2019)

Synopsis: A fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's... [More]
Directed By: Seth Rogen

Patriot (2015)

Synopsis: An intelligence officer takes an undercover assignment in Iran, but PTSD spells, incompetency in the federal government and the challenges... [More]

The Wilds (0)

Synopsis: Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must... [More]

Red Oaks (2014)

Synopsis: An assistant tennis pro tries to figure out his future while working at a country club in suburban New Jersey.... [More]

Vikings (2013)

Synopsis: Bjorn Ironside has ambitions for the Kingdom of Kattegat, he dreams of peace and prosperity, but the fates have a... [More]

ZeroZeroZero (2020)

Synopsis: A huge shipment of cocaine traveling from South America to Europe brings clashes between rival groups of cartels, mafias and... [More]

Ordeal by Innocence (2018)

Synopsis: The black sheep of the Argyll family resurfaces to deny accusations of killing the matriarch, which initiates the gang's hunt... [More]

Forever (2018)

Synopsis: Married couple June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban Riverside, California. For... [More]
Directed By: Alan Yang

Synopsis: Exploring the world of classical music.... [More]

The Expanse (2015)

Synopsis: A detective's search for a missing heiress in space coincides with the destruction of a freighter.... [More]

The Tick (2016)

Synopsis: In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his... [More]

Sneaky Pete (2017)

Synopsis: After being released from prison, a con man hides from debtors by assuming his cellmate's identity and lands a job... [More]

One Mississippi (2015)

Synopsis: In this dark comedy based on the life of Tig Notaro, a young woman returns to her hometown following the... [More]

Synopsis: From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad... [More]

Synopsis: It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party,... [More]

Bosch (2014)

Synopsis: A relentless Los Angeles homicide detective pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial himself on murder charges.... [More]

Small Axe (0)

Synopsis: Small Axe is an anthology comprised of five original films set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that... [More]

Undone (2019)

Synopsis: From acclaimed creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman) comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre bending animated series about... [More]

Invincible (2021)

Synopsis: From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory... [More]

Catastrophe (2015)

Synopsis: An unplanned pregnancy turns a weekend tryst into a serious commitment for an Irish woman and an American tourist in... [More]
Directed By: Louise Archambault

Fleabag (2016)

Synopsis: A hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, grief-riddled woman trying to make sense of the... [More]
Directed By: Tim Kirkby

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