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Game of Thrones(2011)

4.1/5 (with 2,308 votes)

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 Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

With Sean Bean, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Iain Glen, ...

The Walking Dead(2010)

TV-MA
| 42min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 1,727 votes)

Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

With Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, ...

Vikings(2013)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 617 votes)

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 warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Directed by Johan Renck, Ciaran Donnelly, Ken Girotti, Jeff Woolnough, Kari Skogland, Kelly Makin, ... - With Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden, Gabriel Byrne, ...

Doctor Who(2005)

TV-PG
| 1h 20min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 584 votes)

The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living – more of a hobby actually, and he's very, very good at it. He's saved us from alien menaces and evil from before time began – but just who is he?

With Sylvester McCoy, Samuel Anderson, Pearl Mackie, Penelope Wilton, Jenna Coleman, Alex Kingston, ...

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.(2013)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 546 votes)

Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.

With Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, ...

Lost(2004)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 506 votes)

Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.

Directed by Jack Bender, Stephen Williams, J. J. Abrams - With Nestor Carbonell, Evangeline Lilly, Elizabeth Mitchell Lopez Padilla, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez, Harold Perrineau, ...

Prison Break(2005)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 462 votes)

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.

Directed by Paul Scheuring - With Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Amaury Nolasco, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, Paul Adelstein, ...

Rick and Morty(2013)

4.3/5 (with 432 votes)

Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically-gifted old man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time involving his young grandson Morty in dangerous, outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes. Compounded with Morty's already unstable family life, these events cause Morty much distress at home and school.

Firefly(2002)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 400 votes)

Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.

Directed by Vern Gillum, Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Michael Grossman, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Marita Grabiak, ... - With Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, ...

NCIS(2005)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 291 votes)

From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.

With Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sasha Alexander, Sean Murray, ...

Marvel's Iron Fist(2017)

3.1/5 (with 286 votes)

Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.

With Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, Ramón Rodríguez, ...

DC's Legends of Tomorrow(2016)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 271 votes)

When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

Directed by Glen Winter - With Arthur Darvill, Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Ciara Renée, ...

Battlestar Galactica(2004)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 256 votes)

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.

With Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, ...

Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987)

4.1/5 (with 239 votes)

Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and features a new crew and a new starship Enterprise.

With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, ...

Marvel's Luke Cage(2016)

TV-MA
| 46min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
3.5/5 (with 238 votes)

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

With Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, ...

Stargate SG-1(1997)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 229 votes)

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 elite Air Force special operations team, one of more than two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, Replicators, and the Ori.

With Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Tony Amendola, Corin Nemec, ...

Legion(2017)

TV-14
| 50min per episode | Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 219 votes)

David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

With Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton, Bill Irwin, ...

24(2001)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.9/5 (with 218 votes)

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 of narration.

With Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert, Reiko Aylesworth, Elisha Cuthbert, ...

Archer(2009)

TV-MA
| 22min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 214 votes)

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 crosses his path. His antics are only excusable because at the end of the day, he still somehow always manages to thwart whatever crises was threatening mankind.

Directed by Adam Reed

Sense8(2015)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.9/5 (with 207 votes)

One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as "Sensates."

Directed by Tom Tykwer, James McTeigue, The Wachowskis - With Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, ...

The Last Ship(2014)

TV-14
| 41min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 192 votes)

Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Directed by Jonathan Mostow, Jack Bender, Paul Holahan, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Michael Katleman, Brad Turner, ... - With Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Sam Spruell, Travis Van Winkle, ...

Smallville(2001)

3.5/5 (with 178 votes)

Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent, who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends' high school years. After season five, the show ventured into more adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet, as well as introducing other DC comic book superheroes and villains.

Directed by David Nutter - With Tom Welling, Laura Vandervoort, Annette O'Toole, Erica Durance, Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, ...

Rome(2005)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
4.1/5 (with 169 votes)

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Directed by Michael Apted, Tim Van Patten - With Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Max Pirkis

Attack on Titan(2013)

3.8/5 (with 164 votes)

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a Colossal Titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller Titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

Falling Skies(2011)

3.3/5 (with 155 votes)

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

With Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Seychelle Gabriel, Connor Jessup, Will Patton, ...

Scorpion(2014)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.4/5 (with 153 votes)

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 think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru.

With Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Ari Stidham, Robert Patrick, ...

Teen Wolf(2011)

3.5/5 (with 151 votes)

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 teenage life. The following characters are instrumental to his struggle: Stiles, his best friend; Allison, his love interest who comes from a family of werewolf hunters; and Derek, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past. Throughout the series, he strives to keep his loved ones safe while maintaining normal relationships with them.

With Dio, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, ...

Banshee(2013)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Crime, Action & Adventure, Drama
4.0/5 (with 150 votes)

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 interests.

With Antony Starr, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Matt Servitto, Frankie Faison, Ulrich Thomsen, Ivana Miličević, ...

Star Trek: Voyager(1995)

TV-PG
| 45min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Action & Adventure
3.9/5 (with 149 votes)

Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

With Robert Picardo, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Jennifer Lien, Robert Duncan McNeill, Tim Russ, ...

Stargate Atlantis(2004)

TV-PG
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 143 votes)

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 contact Earth, but their explorations unexpectedly reawaken the Ancients' deadly enemies, The Wraith, who hunger for this new prey. Now with the help of newfound local allies like Teyla Emmagan, the Atlantis Team sets about to uncover their new home's secrets even as their war of survival against the Wraith begins.

With Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, Torri Higginson, Rainbow Sun Francks, Jason Momoa, ...