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 tense. Plot: danger, heroes, rivalry, murder, good versus evil, superhero, escapades, violence, crimes and death. Genre: Action, Drama and Sci-Fi. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Action TV shows
Best Action TV shows
TOP TV Shows: 24 (2001), Banshee (2013), SEAL Team (2017), Prison Break (2005), Person of Interest (2011), The Punisher (2017), Arrow (2012), Scorpion (2014), Money Heist (2017), Continuum (2012), Altered Carbon (2018), The Witcher (2019), Stargate Atlantis (2004), See (2019), Battlestar Galactica (2004), The Last Kingdom (2015), The Mandalorian (2019), Shooter (2016), Warrior Nun (2020), Stargate SG-1 (1997).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.4
 183K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, government agency, special agents, terrorism, terrorist, secret service, race against time, double agent, revenge, heroes, president, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.5
 98K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, sexy, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, sexual activity, organized crime, crimes, tough heroes, thief, cons and scams, small town, corruption, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.7
 24K
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, u.s. military, soldier, terrorism, team, gunfight, friendship, strategy, investigation, psychologist, wound ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.3
 517K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, artificial intelligence, hi-tech, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, computers and web, crimes, privacy invasion, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 219K
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, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, violence, vengeance, one man army, vigilantism, fight scenes, gunfight, murder, revenge, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, afghanistan
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 7.6
 425K
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, double life, superhero, rivalry, vigilantism, fighting crime, millionaire, martial arts, undercover, crimes, righting the wronged, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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 7.1
 52K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, problem solving, computer genius, prodigy, computers and web, computer hacker, boy genius, science, hacker, society, national security, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.2
 454K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: suspense, intense, twists and turns, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, master criminal, hostage, strategy, hostage situation, thief, professor, stockholm syndrome, criminal heroes, planning ...
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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 7.6
 60K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, heroine, computer genius, time traveler, getting home, time machine, alternate timeline, time paradox, terrorist group, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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 8.0
 161K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, virtual reality, resistance fighter, adventure, artificial intelligence, consciousness, female nudity, multiple storylines, body swapping, deception ...
Time: distant future, future
Place: san francisco
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 8.2
 464K
The Witcher (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Poland, USA, Hungary
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: dark fantasy, exciting, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: magic, fantasy world, monster, mutant, adventure, deadly creature, sorceress, supernatural ability, one man army, elf, violence, anti heroine ...
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Stargate Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, fate of humanity, save the world, outer space, alien planet, benign alien, space wars, ancient mystery, evil alien, adventure, scientist ...
Time: 2000s, future
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 7.7
 71K
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, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, clan, blindness, warrior, survival, tribe, escape, blind character, twins, virus, weapons, distopia ...
Time: future
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, apocalypse, alien planet, heroes, battles, mission, fictional war ...
Time: future
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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, viking, castle, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, kidnapping, heroes, vengeance, british ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
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 8.8
 421K
The Mandalorian (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Plot under wraps
Style: futuristic, exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: star wars, space travel, warrior, space and aliens, bounty hunter, one man army, alien civilization, outer space, gunslinger, spacecraft, androids and robots, space opera ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 35K
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, exciting, suspense
Plot: sniper, conspiracy, assassination, soldier, shooter, betrayal, agent, military, police, family, fbi, wanted ...
Place: afghanistan, usa
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 6.9
 29K
Warrior Nun (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A 19-year-old orphan named Ava wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: angel, mythical creature, crusade, teenage girl, demon, nun, religion and supernatural, battles, religion, supernatural, supernatural power, superhero ...
Place: spain, vatican
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 8.4
 91K
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien planet, space travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, alien race, time travel, parallel world, save the world, parallel universe, escapades, cult, megalomaniac ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
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 9.3
 2.0M
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: epic, captivating, atmospheric, sexual, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, dragon, king, intrigue, adventure, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, medieval, throne, swords and armor, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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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, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, cia agent, conspiracy, intelligence, outsmarting, murder, chase, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., langley virginia
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 8.7
 359K
The Boys (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: entertaining, bloody, tense, satirical, parody ...
Plot: dark humor, superhero, super speed, vengeance, murder, violence, brutality, superheroine, corruption, super powers, superhuman, rivalry ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new york
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 8.6
 417K
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, secret identity, vigilantism, fighting crime, heroic mission, good versus evil, vigilante, superhuman powers, lawyer, corruption, blindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 336K
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, teen drama
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, supernatural power, speed, secret identity, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, save the day, save the world, multiverse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 277K
Loki (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief following the events of "Avengers: Endgame".
Style: confusing, enigmatic, stylized, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: super villain, norse mythology, sorcerer, multiverse, god, supernatural power, super powers, magical power, alien planet, good versus evil, alien, superhuman powers ...
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 8.1
 113K
Watchmen (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 527 min.
TV show
Story: Television series based on the comic-book 'Watchmen', which was published by DC Comics in 1986 - 1987.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, bleak, suspense
Plot: masked superhero, team, superhero, masked hero, superhero team, heroes, racial tension, racial slur, police officer, racial discrimination, fight, villain ...
Time: year 2019
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 36K
Farscape (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults Astronaut John Crichton across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, alternate reality, lost, alien race, fugitives, escapades, heroes, evil alien, technology ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 20th century
Place: memphis
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The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, time traveler, time travel, adventure, fight, family, fantasy world, team, life is a bitch, death, super strength ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, sniper, battles, military life, combat, paratrooper, behind enemy lines, american soldier, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
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