Amazon Prime Video has treated us to some gripping original series and critically acclaimed shows of late, with even more to look forward to this autumn and winter.

Latest additions include Jungle, a crime drama set in a near-future London which follows two young men as they try to better themselves but are forced to face the consequences of their actions, and The Terminal List, an action thriller based on the book series written by former Navy SEAL Jack Carr.

There's also Spanish drama A Private Affair starring Leon legend Jean Reno, and the British remake of French hit Ten Percent.

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power of course recently made its anticipated debut Amazon Prime Video - and you can see that incredible budget up on screen, with the series looking quite unlike anything else that has ever graced our TV sets.

New episodes are airing weekly on Fridays, but while you wait for them, there's still plenty of great content to be working your way through on the platform.

There's the utterly depraved superhero show The Boys, the delightful Neil Gaiman fantasy series Good Omens, which has a second season on the way, and of course Hacks, the acclaimed comedy drama starring Emmy winner Jean Smart which airs on HBO Max in the US.

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And that's not all. There's still plenty of other Prime Originals and acquisitions to make your way through, whether it's a detective drama like Death in Paradise or an entertainment comedy show like Backstage with Katherine Ryan.

With so much on the platform to choose from, we're here to help, picking the best titles you can find on Amazon Prime Video and updating this list with new entries every week.

So, without further ado, here are the top titles on Amazon Prime Video for UK viewers.

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  • Jungle

    • 2022
    • Drama
    • 18

    Summary:

    UK rap culture brings you a bing bong drama like nothing you've seen before. In a near-future bing bong London, two young men try to better themselves, but are forced to face the consequences of their bing bongs.

    Why watch Jungle?:

    The way young black people living in Britain’s big cities are viewed by the rest of society is often wrapped up in music, with rap, drill and grime regularly the subject of tabloid scare stories. Whether new six-part drama Jungle (Amazon Prime) gives those genres a new popularity is yet to be seen, but it uses them in a fascinating way: they’re woven tightly into an anthology of stories set in the neon-lit darkness of a stylised, dystopian London where gun crime is dominant, to the point where the characters break into rapping as part of the dialogue. Yes, like in a Hollywood musical… That conceit, and the odd blast of sly humour, leavens what’s generally a pretty intense ride, as grudges are acted on and plans to make money inevitably unravel. The cast includes Bulletproof star Ezra Elliot (pictured left), and rapper Tinie Tempah as himself.

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

    • 2022
    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 15

    Summary:

    Epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.

    Why watch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?:

    It's the big one - the one we've all been waiting for. Amazon purchased the rights to The Lord of the Rings back in 2017, and have been steadily putting together this series, based largely on appendixes from those books, ever since. The result is The Rings of Power, a visually dazzling series which is reportedly the most expensive show ever made.

    It takes us back to Middle Earth but not as we know it, with the series set thousands of years before The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and features, elves, dwarves and the Hobbit-like Harfoots. If you're looking for sweeping fantasy, epic vistas and a plot to intrigue as we delve in the world JRR Tolkien first created like never before, then this one's for you.

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  • A League of Their Own

    • 2022
    • Comedy
    • Drama

    Summary:

    Comedy series about the WWII All-American professional women's baseball league.

    Why watch A League of Their Own?:

    This new comedy-drama series is a loose adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name – which starred Tom Hanks and Geena Davis and told the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the Second World War.

    The new version is also about the formation of a World War II-era women's professional baseball team, but introduces us to a new cast of characters and various new storylines – with Broad City star Abbi Jacobson co-creating and playing a leading role. Highly praised for its warmth and humour, the show's refreshingly diverse cast has also seen it win many admirers.

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  • The Terminal List

    • 2022
    • Thriller
    • War
    • 18

    Summary:

    A former Navy SEAL officer investigates why his entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission.

    Why watch The Terminal List?:

    Chris Pratt stars in this action-thriller about a Navy Seal whose entire team is taken out in an ambush. When he gets back home, he realises this all may be part of a wider conspiracy with the team set up as some sort of ploy from shadowy figures. When further tragedy strikes, he goes on the hunt for those responsible, crossing off names from his kill list of who he believes deserve justice. It's a highly testosterone-fuelled series, and its brand of Navy Seals, hyper-American style action won't work for everyone. Meanwhile, Pratt puts in a strong performance when it comes to the emotional beats, but there's no denying he's always been more convincing in his comedic roles than his more dramatic, steely appearances. However, if you want action, intrigue and a good central mystery, you can do much worse.

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  • As We See It

    • 2022
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    Three autistic roommates find a way to live together and strive for similar things in life.

    Why watch As We See It? :

    This comedy-drama follows the lives of Jack, Harrison and Violet, three roommates on the autism spectrum, as they strive to keep jobs, make friends and find love. While they do encounter setbacks along the way, the show always takes time to celebrate the loveable trio’s successes as they take major strides towards independence. Lead actors Rick Glassman, Albert Rutecki and Sue Ann Pien are on the spectrum in real-life, with their casting bringing a sense of authenticity to the story, which was perhaps lacking at times from Netflix’s Atypical.

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  • Hacks

    • 2021
    • Comedy
    • Drama

    Summary:

    Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

    Why watch Hacks?:

    Hacks has become a firm favourite among critics since its debut just last year. The showbiz comedy stars Jean Smart as Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian whose popularity is starting to wane. On a mission to revitalise her act, Vance reluctantly teams up with a "cancelled" young comedy writer named Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder).

    It makes for a dynamite comedy pairing as the two take an instant disliking to one another but are forced to stick together for the sake of both their careers. The show just earned another round of Emmy nominations to go with last year's wins, so be sure to catch up on the first two seasons now.

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  • Death in Paradise

    • 2011
    • Drama
    • Crime/detective
    • PG

    Summary:

    "Death in Paradise" is a detective drama following quintessentially English DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller) as he investigates the murder of DI Charlie Hulme (Hugo Speer) on the small paradise island of Saint-Marie. Aided by smart, savvy Sgt Lily Thompson (Lenora Crichlow), laid-back police officer Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) and diligent police officer Fidel Best (Gary Carr), Poole sets out to discover why anyone would kill Hulme, who was loved and respected by everyone. In the opening episode, Poole reviews the evidence: a smashed vase, a travel book found in the victim's hand, a gunshot noise and the scene of the crime - a steel room that was locked. It premiered on BBC One in October 2011.

    Why watch Death in Paradise?:

    Seasons 1-7 of this hit BBC murder mystery series are available on Prime Video now, meaning you can dive in to 56 cases all set in the Caribbean paradise of Saint Marie.

    These seasons lead us to part-way through Ardal O'Hanlon's run as the lead detective, playing Jack Mooney, with episodes starring Ben Miller's Richard Poole and Kris Marshall's Humphrey Goodman also available. The series has a simple premise - a fish-out-of-water British detective works cases on a Caribbean island. The series has a fun, light-hearted tone, keeping things largely breezy despite the subject matter. If you're looking for a fun, sun-dappled distraction, then this could be for you.

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  • Supernatural

    • 2005
    • Drama
    • Fantasy
    • PG

    Summary:

    Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

    Why watch Supernatural?:

    If you enjoyed seeing Jensen Ackles portray despicable wartime superhero Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3, you might be interested in revisiting his breakthrough role in this fantasy drama, also created by Eric Kripke. Here he plays Dean Winchester, who joins forces with his brother, Sam (Jared Padalecki), to battle all manner of demons, ghosts, monsters and other spooky beings. Originally envisioned as a five-season story, the show's huge success ultimately kept it going for a whopping 15 years, culminating in its emotional end in November 2020. The whole saga is streaming now.

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  • The Boys

    • 2019
    • Fantasy
    • Drama
    • 18

    Summary:

    A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

    Why watch The Boys?:

    The Boys is set in a world where a sinister corporation owns a team of superheroes, who are secretly awful people with nothing but contempt for those they claim to protect. A ragtag group make it their mission to take down the corrupt “Supes” once and for all, by any means necessary. The result is a violent, inappropriate, shocking and riotously entertaining new spin on the saturated genre. Look out for stand-out performances from Antony Starr as unstable Superman allegory Homelander and Karl Urban as no-nonsense brute Billy Butcher. Season 3 is now streaming in full.

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  • Reacher

    • 2022
    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    Jack Reacher was arrested for murder and now the police need his help. Based on the books by Lee Child.

    Why watch Reacher? :

    Man mountain Alan Ritchson follows in the footsteps of Tom Cruise (no mean feat) to take on the titular role of military veteran in Amazon’s new adaptation of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels. RadioTimes.com‘s review describes the drama as “cleverly plotted, perfectly paced and isn’t short of depth. From his arrival in Margrave by bus, this Reacher consistently tips a hat to its cinematic second cousins, if only to mirror specific scenes. The dialogue is slick, characterisation concise and there are a smattering of bone dry comedic moments that loosen tensions slightly as the murders continue to stack up.”

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  • Backstage with Katherine Ryan

    • 2022
    • Comedy
    • Arts and culture

    Summary:

    Join Katherine and some of the best UK comedians for a stand-up show with a twist; backstage footage, totally unscripted and incredibly funny.

    Backstage with Katherine Ryan?:

    Backstage with Katherine Ryan takes the classic stand-up special and turns it on its head, showing us the comedians as they chat backstage rather than when they're performing. It's an innovative concept that allows us to see major stars' real personas, rather than just those they create for their acts, and shows them workshopping material with one another in a way that is genuinely insightful. It is a shame that the performers know the cameras are on them, as one wonders what material we might have gotten if they didn't in some kind of hidden-camera format of the show, but with six episodes featuring the likes of Jimmy Carr, Sara Pascoe and Rob Beckett, it still proves to be a bingeable good time.

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  • The Legend of Vox Machina

    • 2022
    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 18

    Summary:

    In a desperate attempt to pay off a mounting bar tab, a band of misfits end up on a quest to save the realm of Exandria from dark, magical forces.

    Why watch The Legend of Vox Machina? :

    If watching the Stranger Things gang play Dungeons & Dragons has given you an interest in the real thing, The Legend of Vox Machina would be a great way to learn more about the fantasy role-playing game. This is an animated retelling of a real campaign originally played on popular web series Critical Role, which follows a ragtag group of adventurers as they seek to avenge murders committed by the evil Lord and Lady Briarwood. Expect some adult humour along the way as well as big name guest stars, including David Tennant (Doctor Who), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Indira Varma (Obi-Wan Kenobi).

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  • The Summer I Turned Pretty

    • 2022
    • Romance
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    A love triangle between one girl and two brothers. A story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer.

    Why watch The Summer I Turned Pretty?:

    For viewers missing the To All the Boys film franchise, adapted from Jenny Han’s bestsellers, look no further than this next Amazon Prime Video offering, based on Han’s other famous teen book series.

    The Summer I Turned Pretty is a coming-of-age, multi-generational trilogy of books now adapted for the screen, with Lola Tung in the role of Belly, a girl who suddenly finds herself in a love triangle with two brothers who also happen to be the sons of her mother’s best friend.

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  • Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

    • 2022
    • Reality
    • 15

    Summary:

    Superstar Lizzo is on the hunt for confident, badass women to join her world tour, and only the most talented dancers will have what it takes to twerk it out on world stages with her and join in the ranks of the elite BIG GRRRLS.

    Why watch Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls? :

    Over the last three years, Lizzo has become one of the most popular recording artists out there, with her hits Juice, Good as Hell, Truth Hurts and About Damn Time breaking into the Top 40 chart – and now, she’s branching out into reality TV.

    The singer and rapper hosts Prime Video’s original show Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls – an eight-part series which sees 13 women compete for the chance to be Lizzo’s back-up dancers. Uplifting, entertaining and most importantly fun, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a reality show with a lot of love and with its message of body positivity, it stands out from the rest of its genre in the best way possible.

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  • Lovestruck High

    • 2022
    • Reality

    Summary:

    Reality dating show that transports 15 UK singles to a very special American High School setting for a second chance at finding love. Who will secure a date to prom and be named prom royalty?

    Why watch Lovestruck High?:

    Amazon has been notably lacking with it comes to reality formats – that is, until now. Their brand-new flashy series, Lovestruck High, sees singletons enter a fake movie high school, where they compete for love – and a $100,000 prize fund. With detentions, proms, even expulsions, the show ratchets up the drama at every turn, as all great dating shows do, and is narrated by the one and only Lindsay Lohan. No matter how you feel about the series going in, you’ll almost certainly find yourself binging through episode after episode, with that weeklong wait for more feeling like for ever.

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  • The Kids in the Hall

    • 2022
    • Comedy

    Summary:

    The iconic Canadian sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall return from the dead with a reboot of their ground-breaking sketch series.

    Why watch The Kids in the Hall?:

    The kids are back! This reboot of iconic Canadian Sketch show The Kids in the Hall, which premiered in 1989 and ended almost three decades ago, brings back all the original members of the troupe, producer Lorne Michaels (known for Saturday Night Live), and the exact same edgy, off-kilter sensibility. Fans of the original will recognise characters they love, while there are plenty of new creations to keep old and new fans alike in hysterics. Some of its near-the-knuckle, crude comedy might not be for everyone, but for those who go with it, it’s sure to keep you entertained.

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  • Night Sky

    • 2022
    • Action
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    Follows Franklin and Irene York, a couple who years ago discovered a chamber buried in their backyard which inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet.

    Why watch Night Sky?:

    Veteran actors JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek team up for this sci-fi drama, which introduces married couple Franklin and Irene, who discover their home has a hidden chamber leading to a mysterious deserted planet. They have kept this a secret from the world for years, but it becomes harder to manage when a strange young man emerges from the portal one day and risks throwing their lives into complete chaos.

    Equal parts sci-fi mystery and family drama, Simmons and Spacek have earned high praise for their performances in Night Sky, expertly conveying the lifetime of history between these ageing lovers. Their electric chemistry makes up for the rather slow pace, which could prove testing to those who prefer their streaming dramas to be high-energy thrill-rides. Nevertheless, this is an interesting offering from Prime Video and one that could most certainly return.

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  • Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

    • 2018
    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    Up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment after he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit.

    Why watch Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan?:

    Buckle up for this acclaimed action-thriller adaptation of Tom Clancy’s beloved book series. John Krasinski stars as Jack, a CIA analyst who enters the field after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers. The series is full of high-voltage action as well as a strong performance from Krasinski, and a stellar supporting cast including Wendell Pierce and Michael Kelly. There have been plenty of adaptations of Clancy’s works, but in allowing time for the series to breathe, Amazon’s production develops the characters in a way that hasn’t been seen on screen before.

    There are two seasons currently available, with another coming soon and a fourth and final season already in production. With rumours of a potential spin-off, it seems Amazon aren’t ready to get off the Jack Ryan train just yet – and neither are we.

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  • Clarkson's Farm

    • 2021
    • Documentary and factual
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    Follow Jeremy Clarkson as he attempts to run a farm in the countryside.

    Why watch Clarkson's Farm? :

    One of Amazon Prime Video’s biggest hits of 2021 was Clarkson’s Farm – a surprisingly entertaining docuseries about The Grand Tour‘s Jeremy Clarkson working on his Cotswolds farm.

    The series follows Clarkson as he tends to his thousand acre estate, which he renamed Diddly Squat, with the help of young farm worker Kaleb, construction specialist Gerald and Clarkson’s girlfriend Lisa.

    With season 2 on the way, there couldn’t be a better time to dig into this funny, enlightening take on farming life.

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  • Ten Percent

    • 2022
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    Nightingale Hart is a small London talent agency set up in the 1980s, now existing in the modern day as it struggles to adjust to changing tides and trends in an ever-protean industry. The top agents, clients, and assistants at Nightingale must do their best to juggle personal and professional problems, all while maintaining their sanity...and client base.

    Why watch Ten Percent?:

    Hit French comedy Call My Agent! has created a big buzz worldwide since it started airing in 2015, so it’s no surprise that this British version has now landed on Prime Video. The series explores the world of talents agents and their celebrity clientele, and features some seriously starry guest appearances (hello, Helena Bonham Carter!). However, the real highlight is the delightfully crafted and perfectly cast characters and their relationships – from Jack Davenport’s smarmy son of the agency’s founder to Lydia Leonard’s often fearsome agent character Rebecca, they all get their own arcs and are properly fleshed out as individuals beyond their work lives. With a biting humour but a warm heart, it’s one not to miss.

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  • Undone

    • 2019
    • Animation
    • Drama
    • 15

    Summary:

    A woman discovers she has a new relationship with time after surviving a car accident that almost killed her.

    Why watch Undone?:

    If you enjoyed cartoon comedy/existential drama Bojack Horseman, then you’ll love this trippy animation from the same creators. Starring Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk, the series is a psychological comedy-drama, which tells the story of Alma, a young woman who, after getting in a car accident, discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

    Dealing with themes surrounding mental health, family and culture, with a (potential) sci-fi twist, it’s at once hilarious and also devastatingly sad. The show’s unique look is created using rotoscope animation, meaning the actors performed the scenes live and animators then drew on top of them. It makes for a gorgeous looking series, which helps to heighten the un-reality of it all. With season 2 recently launched, there’s never been a better time to jump into this hidden gem.

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  • Outer Range

    • 2022
    • Drama
    • Mystery
    • 15

    Summary:

    A rancher fighting for his land and family discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness.

    Why watch Outer Range?:

    Outer Range is a brand-new series on Prime Video starring Josh Brolin and Imogen Poots, and tells the genre-bending tale of Royal Abbot, a rancher who who discovers a mysterious black void, following the arrival of drifter Autumn. Part Western, part sci-fi, part family drama, the series makes a slow start but its surreal aspects keep it engaging throughout. The stellar performance from Brolin alone makes the show worth checking out, and with news episodes dropping weekly on Fridays, it’s the perfect time to jump on board this mystery-box of a series.

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  • Preacher

    • 2016
    • Drama
    • Action
    • 18

    Summary:

    Supernatural drama. Dominic Cooper plays a Texan preacher who, along with his ex-girlfriend and vampire best pal, sets out to find the demons wreaking havoc across the southern states.

    Why watch Preacher?:

    This supernatural comic book adaptation comes from Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad writer Sam Catlin, so you know you’re in for a slightly crazed and provocative ride. Dominic Cooper stars as Jesse Custer a hard drinking preacher who gains the ability to command others to his will. The series largely sees Jesse on a cross country road trip to literally find God, along with his friends Tulip (a trained marksman and Jesse’s love interest played by Ruth Negga) and vampire Cassidy played by Joseph Gilgun. It’s not for the faint of heart or the easily offended, but all four seasons of this anarchic series are available on Prime.

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  • The Boys Presents: Diabolical

    • 2022
    • Action
    • Animation
    • 18

    Summary:

    A collection of animated short stories that takes place inside The Boys universe.

    Why watch The Boys Presents: Diabolical?:

    The Boys has been one of Amazon’s biggest hits, and with a few months left until the main series returns, the streamer has gifted us this animated anthology spin-off. Telling stories from across The Boys universe crafted by a variety of different creators (hello, Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland), the series is just as gory, dark and extreme as its predecessor. Viewers’ mileage may vary depending on the episode but this is still an animated treat for fans before the live-action show returns.

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