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!

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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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9.26
142340 votes

#2 - Breaking Bad

When Walter White, a chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live, he chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime with the intent to secure his family's financial security.

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8.77
33282 votes

#3 - 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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8.55
17845 votes

#4 - 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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8.37
252 votes

#5 - 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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8.33
122553 votes

#6 - 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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8.32
6816 votes

#7 - 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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8.32
5900 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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8.28
2019 votes

#9 - 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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7.98
150 votes

#10 - 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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7.87
4872 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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7.83
65 votes

#12 - 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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7.82
7892 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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7.82
972 votes

#14 - 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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7.81
836 votes

#15 - The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

The love story of Rick Grimes and Michonne is changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. Can they find each other and who they were in a situation unlike any they've ever known?

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7.81
2038 votes

#16 - 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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7.72
195 votes

#17 - 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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7.72
1260 votes

#18 - 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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7.65
83 votes

#19 - Better Call Saul: Employee Training

If you're going to work in their world, you better understand their rules first!

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7.65
179 votes

#20 - 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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7.63
1109 votes

#21 - 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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7.63
211 votes

#22 - 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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7.54
1467 votes

#23 - The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon wakes up and finds himself somewhere on the European continent and tries to piece together what happened. How did he get here? How's he going to get home?"

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7.53
3516 votes

#24 - The Terror

A chilling anthology drama series inspired by true historical events.

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7.49
772 votes

#25 - Dark Winds

It's 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police is besieged by a series of crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee, who also has old scores to settle from his youth. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

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7.39
19202 votes

#26 - 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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7.38
603 votes

#27 - 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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7.35
301 votes

#28 - Broken Trail

Set in the late 1890's, this story tells of Prentice "Print" Ritter, a cowboy making his last big horse run before settling down on a ranch of his own. Print and his nephew, Tom Harte, begin their journey expecting nothing out of the ordinary, but end up rescuing five young Chinese girls from the human trafficker who would sell them into a life of slavery. Now the two, along with companions they pick up along the way, must protect the girls from danger as they steer their herd from Oregon to Wyoming.

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7.31
335 votes

#29 - 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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7.28
4839 votes

#30 - Snowpiercer

Earth has frozen over and the last surviving humans live on a giant train circling the globe, struggling to coexist amid the delicate balance onboard.

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7.25
1493 votes

#31 - The Walking Dead: Dead City

Dead City extends The Walking Dead storytelling around two unforgettable characters fans have grown to love, hate or hate and then love in Maggie and Negan. It also explores a corner of this universe located on the island of Manhattan, with an iconic skyline that takes on a very different meaning when viewed through the lens of a zombie apocalypse.

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7.19
111 votes

#32 - 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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6.93
1105 votes

#33 - 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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6.91
629 votes

#34 - 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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6.85
332 votes

#35 - 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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6.83
1210 votes

#36 - 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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6.81
295 votes

#37 - 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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6.81
577 votes

#38 - 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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6.77
31 votes

#39 - The Preppy Murder: Death In Central Park

A reexamining of the murder case of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin, including evidence that was inadmissible in the trial and the circumstances that made the story unfold the way it did.

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6.68
407 votes

#40 - Lucky Hank

A mid-life crisis tale about the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt.

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6.66
587 votes

#41 - 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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6.66
122 votes

#42 - 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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6.59
191 votes

#43 - Parish

Gray Parish is a good man with a troubled past who gave up his life of crime for life as a family man. But when his son is violently murdered, old habits return, sending him on a relentless quest with moral intentions and dangerous consequences. Adaptation of the 2014 British series "The Driver"

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6.58
807 votes

#44 - Mayfair Witches

Rowan Fielding, an intuitive young neurosurgeon, discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches; as she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.

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6.50
143 votes

#45 - Orphan Black: Echoes

Set in the near future, Echoes takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal. Spinoff of Orphan Black.

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6.47
234 votes

#46 - 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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6.45
2286 votes

#47 - 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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6.37
325 votes

#48 - 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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6.28
220 votes

#49 - Monsieur Spade

Detective Sam Spade is pulled out of his tranquil retirement in France to investigate a series of brutal murders.

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6.24
191 votes

#50 - 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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