Best Action TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Action TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense and realistic. Plot: danger, murder, violence, heroes, rivalry, police, family relations, superhero, escapades and crimes. Genre: Action, Drama and Sci-Fi. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Action TV shows
Best Action TV shows
TOP TV shows: WandaVision (2021), Game of Thrones (2011), Cobra Kai (2018), The Boys (2019), Chicago Fire (2012), The Flash (2014), Treadstone (2019), Vikings (2013), The Last Kingdom (2015), The Punisher (2017), 1/9/2001 (2018), SEAL Team (2017), The Witcher (2019), Archer Vice (2009), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Hanna (2019), Shooter (2016), The Umbrella Academy (2019), Chicago P.D. (2014).

List of Best TV shows

 8.2
 59K
WandaVision (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Style: sitcom
Plot: supernatural, superhero, witch, witchcraft, disney, suburbs, superheroine, miraculous event, magic, surrealism
Time: 1950s, 50s
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 9.3
 1.8M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, captivating, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, king, fantasy world, incest, adventure, betrayal, political intrigue, swords and armor, power struggle, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 110K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the ...
Style: motivational, exciting, light, semi serious
Plot: karate, master apprentice relationship, martial arts, martial arts training, dojo, rivalry, starting over, martial artist, teenager, fight, middle aged man, punch ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: southern california, california
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 249K
The Boys (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
Style: dark humor, entertaining, bloody, tense, satirical ...
Plot: superhero, vengeance, superheroine, society, rivalry, corruption, murder, brutality, super powers, super speed, investigation, blood ...
Place: new york
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 7.9
 39K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire brigade, paramedic, firemen, fire department, life risking, teamwork, friendship, responsibility, danger, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.7
 306K
The Flash (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural power, heroes, speed, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, secret identity, save the world, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 8K
Treadstone (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Treadstone project, having created super spy Jason Bourne, turns its attention on a new protocol to develop unstoppable superhuman assassins.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, intense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, spy, peril, secret project, murderer, secret mission, tough heroes, transformation, life is a bitch, secret identity, assassin
Time: contemporary
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 8.5
 434K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, norse mythology, battles, legends and myths, king, heroic, historical character, heroes, adventure, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, danger, castle, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, heroes, political unrest, british, viking ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
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 8.5
 185K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, vengeance, violence, gunfight, vigilantism, murder, one man army, revenge, fight scenes, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, afghanistan
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 22K
1/9/2001 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: 911, misadventure, ambulance, firemen, chore, firefighter, fire brigade, emergency, daring rescue, workplace situations, medicine, danger ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.5
 16K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, gunfight, u.s. military, terrorism, soldier, team, friendship, investigation, firearm, strategy, war ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 302K
The Witcher (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher Saga.
Style: exciting, captivating, brutal, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: magic, mutant, monster, adventure, deadly creature, supernatural ability, sorceress, imaginary, dark fantasy, elf, one man army, mutation ...
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 138K
Archer Vice (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, danger, sarcasm, womanizer, parody, escapades, government agency, secret agents, hotshot hero, espionage, james bond spoof, spy spoof ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 67K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime investigation, rookie, crimes, teamwork, police detective, policewoman, police investigation, fighting crime, leader, suspicion, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, intelligence, outsmarting, ex marine, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.5
 26K
Hanna (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This thriller and coming-of-age drama follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Based on the 2011 Joe Wright film.
Style: exciting, captivating, intense, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: female fighter, vengeance, young girl, female assassin, child soldier, murderer, danger, mystery, teenage girl, villainess, revenge, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 32K
Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bob Lee Swagger is an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, exciting
Plot: sniper, assassination, soldier, conspiracy, betrayal, agent, military, police, shooter, family, fbi, based on movie ...
Place: afghanistan, usa
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The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
Style: exciting, tense, bleak, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, time travel, adventure, time traveler, danger, fantasy world, netflix, family, team, super strength, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 29K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, policewoman, law enforcement, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, sergeant, shooting, arrest, victim, partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 6.8
 28K
Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, disaster movie, captivating, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, class distinction, rebellion, train, apocalypse, humanity, class system, inequality, distopia, salvation, ecological disaster ...
Time: 2020s
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 363K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, vigilantism, fighting crime, secret identity, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, lawyer, ninja ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 46K
Lupin (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
Plot: police, revenge, father son relationship, father figure, costume, nurse, theft, prison, investigation, prisoner, missing person, biracial child ...
Place: paris france, france
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 8.3
 102K
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: top secret, strong female character, lesbian, uncover truth, family relations, killings, cloning, shooting, boyfriend, lesbian relationship, lookalikes, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, new york
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 143K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, distant future, resistance fighter, virtual reality, twists & turns, adventure, artificial intelligence, female nudity, consciousness, multiple storylines ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 74K
Agent Carter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, female agent, special agents, hand to hand combat, undercover, heroes, tough girl, danger, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 127K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, high school, supernatural power, teenage love, teenage life, transformation, youth, life turned upside down, teen romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 42K
See (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, clan, blindness, warrior, tribe, survival, virus, escape, twins, distopia, weapons, heretic ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 408K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, rivalry, vigilantism, fighting crime, millionaire, undercover, martial arts, crimes, righting the wronged, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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Black Lightning (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, super powers, electricity, detective inspector, vigilantism, vigilante, secret identity, crime fighter, black superhero, masked superhero, single father, supernatural power ...
Place: usa, new orleans
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