The BEST AMC shows of all time

Every AMC show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every AMC show to compile this list of best shows!

The Three Stooges
star
9.30
530 votes

#1 - The Three Stooges

Legendary comedy act featuring three bumbling fools who find themselves in outrageous predicaments and take out their frustrations on one another violently.

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Better Call Saul
star
8.64
24416 votes

#2 - Better Call Saul

See the rise of Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, but hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against Jimmy, is ‘fixer’ Mike Erhmantraut. The series tracks Jimmy's evolution into Saul Goodman, the man who puts the word ‘criminal’ in ‘criminal lawyer’.

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Mad Men
star
8.57
17583 votes

#3 - Mad Men

In 1960s New York, alpha male Don Draper struggles to stay on top of the heap in the high-pressure world of Madison Avenue advertising firms. Aside from being one of the top ad men in the business, Don is also a family man, the father of young children.

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Ride with Norman Reedus
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8.42
233 votes

#4 - Ride with Norman Reedus

The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus hits the open road to explore local biker culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen around the country. Each episode features Reedus and a riding companion – a fellow actor, musician, friend or local chopper fanatic – as they journey to custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collector’s warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse… with plenty of time for unplanned detours and tire changes.

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The Walking Dead
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8.41
123927 votes

#5 - The Walking Dead

The world we knew is gone. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living.

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Hell on Wheels
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8.34
7018 votes

#6 - Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.

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Rubicon
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8.34
2076 votes

#7 - Rubicon

Will Travers is an intelligence analyst who cracks codes for a living. When Will’s world is shattered by an untimely death he begins asking questions, diving into a web of mystery and danger. Not every conspiracy is a theory.

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Halt and Catch Fire
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8.31
5661 votes

#8 - Halt and Catch Fire

In the early 1980s a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy combine to confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional lives will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie.

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Talking Bad
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8.14
159 votes

#9 - Talking Bad

Talking Bad is a weekly, half-hour live after-show and companion piece for AMC's Emmy Award-winning series, Breaking Bad. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Talking Bad will analyze and examine every detail of Breaking Bad’s final eight episodes. Talking Bad features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and television enthusiasts, recapping the most recent Breaking Bad episode, and taking questions and comments from viewers. Fans may continue to engage with the after-show following the on-air conclusion, online, at amc.com for more videos, weekly polls and photo galleries of the guests featured on the series.

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The Son
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7.93
860 votes

#10 - The Son

Based on the New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, The Son is a sweeping family saga that spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The story of Eli McCullough’s transformation from good-natured innocence to calculated violence, as he loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The Son deftly explores how Eli’s ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCulloughs rise to become one of the richest families reigning in Texas.

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Into the Badlands
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7.92
4489 votes

#11 - Into the Badlands

A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons.

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Eli Roth’s History of Horror
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7.89
149 votes

#12 - Eli Roth’s History of Horror

The series brings together the masters of horror — icons and stars who define the genre — to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each episode takes viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear. The series features A-list storytellers including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis and Jamie Lee Curtis, among many others.

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Preacher
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7.87
7380 votes

#13 - Preacher

After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.

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TURN: Washington's Spies
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7.85
2045 votes

#14 - TURN: Washington's Spies

Follows New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence.

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Kin (2021)
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7.85
144 votes

#15 - Kin (2021)

A boy is killed and his family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel – a war that is impossible to win. It’s David and Goliath. Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned, the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family.

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Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
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7.81
55 votes

#16 - Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics

The series explores the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books, taking a deep dive into the most accessible and often subversive modern popular art form.

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Comic Book Men
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7.76
1269 votes

#17 - Comic Book Men

Comic Book Men is a show that is for Fanboys by Fanboys. Set in uber-geek Kevin Smith's iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the show explores every nook and cranny of Fanboy culture from A to Z. Endless circular debates about the technical accuracy of the USS Enterprise's warp-core schematics? Snarky comic aficionados with an encyclopedic knowledge of every Marvel back issue? You bet.

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Talking Dead
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7.70
1158 votes

#18 - Talking Dead

A live after show about Fear/The Walking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick. Talking Dead features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping the most recent Fear/ The Walking Dead episodes and taking questions and comments from viewers.

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James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
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7.67
144 votes

#19 - James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

In each episode, host James Cameron introduces one of the “Big Questions” that humankind has contemplated throughout the ages and reaches back into sci-fi’s past to better understand how our favourite films, TV shows, books, and video games were born. Cameron and his contemporaries – Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott (among other Directors as well as many Artists) who have helped fuel sci-fi’s spectacular growth over the last several decades – debate the merits, meanings, and impacts of the films and novels that influenced them and discuss where the genre — and our species — might be going in the future.

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The American West
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7.65
202 votes

#20 - The American West

Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, The American West, will show how -- in the aftermath of the Civil War -- the United States transforms into the “land of opportunity.” Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The 8-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The series features exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Robert Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris and more.

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The Terror
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7.58
2881 votes

#21 - The Terror

A chilling anthology drama series inspired by true historical events.

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Fear the Walking Dead
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7.46
18046 votes

#22 - Fear the Walking Dead

In Los Angeles, a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, we follow this mysterious outbreak as it threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, and survival of the fittest takes hold, as our dysfunctional family finds they must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.

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Better Call Saul: Employee Training
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7.44
36 votes

#23 - Better Call Saul: Employee Training

If you're going to work for Gus Fring, you better understand his rules first.

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The North Water
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7.40
336 votes

#24 - The North Water

The series tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

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Lodge 49
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7.33
257 votes

#25 - Lodge 49

Dud is a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and “Luminous Knight” of the order, Ernie, welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may — or may not — put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he’s lost.

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That Dirty Black Bag
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7.22
82 votes

#26 - That Dirty Black Bag

A raw, epic and romantic spaghetti western series about the dark side of the Far West. The story describes the eight-day clash between Arthur McCoy an incorruptible sheriff with a troubled past, and Red Bill, an infamous, solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag, because, as he puts it, “Heads weigh less than bodies.”

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Talking with Chris Hardwick
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7.19
108 votes

#27 - Talking with Chris Hardwick

The popularity of AMC's "The Walking Dead" aftershow "Talking Dead" -- and specifically of host Chris Hardwick's conversationalist ability to bring out the best in guests -- has moved the network to create a year-round talk franchise. Each hourlong episode features Hardwick talking with a single guest (or series cast) from across the entertainment landscape. The in-depth interviews highlight the host's irreverent, authentic take on pop culture today, and audience interactivity affords fans a fresh destination to celebrate their favorite pop icons.

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NOS4A2
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7.01
919 votes

#28 - NOS4A2

Based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name, NOS4A2 tells the story of Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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Feed The Beast
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6.99
275 votes

#29 - Feed The Beast

After enduring a life-altering tragedy, two best friends decide to open a fine dining restaurant in the Bronx.

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The Prisoner (2009)
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6.93
1182 votes

#30 - The Prisoner (2009)

A man, known as 6, finds himself inexplicably trapped in The Village with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by numbers instead of names, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, 6 is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly - how he can escape.

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The Making of The Mob
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6.92
313 votes

#31 - The Making of The Mob

The Making of the Mob: New York will follow the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to becoming the murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who turned the Mafia into an American institution. Season two : The Making of the Mob: Chicago

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Dispatches from Elsewhere
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6.91
425 votes

#32 - Dispatches from Elsewhere

A group of ordinary people stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. They will come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined.

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Geeking Out
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6.79
115 votes

#33 - Geeking Out

A 30-minute talk show that takes a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and features celebrity interviews, discussion and out-of-the-studio segments.

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Low Winter Sun (2013)
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6.72
608 votes

#34 - Low Winter Sun (2013)

Murder, deception, revenge and corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by fellow Detroit detective, Frank Agnew.

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Dietland
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6.71
200 votes

#35 - Dietland

Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.

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Kevin Can F**k Himself
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6.69
343 votes

#36 - Kevin Can F**k Himself

A dark comedy series that probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the sitcom wife. Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, the formats will inform one another as we imagine what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines and takes the lead in her own life.

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond
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6.68
1711 votes

#37 - The Walking Dead: World Beyond

A heroic group of teens — the first generation to be raised in the zombie apocalypse — receive a message that inspires them to leave the safety of home to embark on a cross-country journey to save their father, and possibly the world.

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Soulmates (2020)
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6.46
225 votes

#38 - Soulmates (2020)

Fifteen years into the future, science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is.

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The Pitch
star
6.37
19 votes

#39 - The Pitch

Two competing advertising agencies match creative wits in a battle to find the next big campaign for fast food giant Subway, one of the largest restaurant chains in the world.

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Ragdoll
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6.29
93 votes

#40 - Ragdoll

Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body — nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll.’ Assigned to the shocking case are DS Nathan Rose, recently reinstated to the London Met; his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter; and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds. The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name among them. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny.

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Firebite
star
5.85
44 votes

#41 - Firebite

Set in a remote desert mining town, a hive for the last vampire stronghold shipped from Britain to Australia in 1788 by the colonial superpower to eradicate the Indigenous populations. It follows two Indigenous Australian hunters, Tyson and Shanika, on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires.

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Small Town Security
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5.72
82 votes

#42 - Small Town Security

Executive produced by Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver, "Small Town Security" (formerly "JJK Security") focuses on a small, family-owned private security company located in rural Georgia.

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Ultra City Smiths
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5.57
30 votes

#43 - Ultra City Smiths

The Ultra City Smiths story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate. Two intrepid detectives follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.

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Freakshow (2013)
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5.11
118 votes

#44 - Freakshow (2013)

AMC's Freakshow is the new unscripted series that follows Todd Ray's quirky family business -- the Venice Beach Freakshow. Leaving behind a successful career in the music industry, Todd was finally able to realize his true passion: bringing together all things bizarre and unique, including two-headed animals, strange artifacts, eccentric performers and human wonders. Located on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, spectators gather to see truly exceptional people, specimens and creatures. Todd and his wife Danielle open their home and hearts to the extraordinary people who proudly call themselves "Freaks." Normal is relative.

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