10 Best Shows On Amazon Prime Video This Month (Updated July 2022)

10 Best Shows On Amazon Prime Video This Month (Updated July 2022)

The best shows on Amazon Prime Video aren’t always the classics that the streaming service keeps in its massive back catalog. Like Netflix, Amazon has made a point of investing in quality content, with shows The Boys rivaling Netflix’s own Stranger Things as the most talked-about show of recent months.

With so much content being added on an almost constant basis, finding the best shows on Prime Video out of the whole selection that’s offered to subscribers can be time-consuming without the proper guide. The best shows on Amazon Prime Video in July 2022 are a great showcase of what the service has to offer to even the most discerning viewers.

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The Terminal List (2022– )

Adapted from Jack Carr’s novel of the same name, The Terminal List stars Chris Pratt in the lead role as James Reece, a Navy SEAL who goes on a bloody path of revenge following the events of a disastrous mission and a dark coverup operation that costs him dearly.

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Fans of the iconic Marvel antihero The Punisher are sure to enjoy the violent thriller, which aims for the scale and quality of a feature-length production in both its action sequences and the pedigree of its cast, with Pratt being joined by supporting cast members like Jai Courtney, Sean Gunn, and Taylor Kitsch.

The Boys (2019– ) – Season 3

This hit adaptation of the comic series of the same name returned for its third season on June 3rd, securing it as a name that’s certainly here to stay amongst the best shows on Amazon Prime Video. Season 3 of The Boys debuted with 3 episodes: “Payback”, “The Only Man In The Sky”, and “Barbary Coast”, with the show’s adaptation of the “Herogasm” storyline making waves before the show’s big finale on July 8th.

Set in a world of superheroes who are corporate puppets, the show has balanced comic-book-style action and shocking violence with political and ethical commentary so effectively that it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021.

Forever Summer: Hamptons (2022– )

• Available July 15

Those looking for a slice of summer reality TV fun should check out Forever Summer: Hamptons, which dives into the drama as a group of young people navigates budding romance during a summer of partying by the water.

Forever Summer: Hamptons is the middle part of a trio of new reality shows that Amazon Prime Video is offering to subscribers this summer, with the more competition-like The One That Got Away having debuted in June and the astrology-based Cosmic Love coming in August.

James May: Our Man In Italy

• Available July 15

Though he’s the quietest of the world-famous trio of presenters that started out on the BBC’s Top Gear before moving to Amazon’s own car show, The Grand Tour, James May often comes off as the most thoughtful of the three. As a result, he’s found a lot of success in hosting other documentary-based shows.

James May: Our Man In Italy follows the previous iteration of the Amazon series, James May: Our Man In Japan, as the renowned engineering enthusiast travels his chosen country, absorbing its rich culture in the awkwardly charming style for which he has become so well known. Offering as much of an insight into British culture as he does into Italian or Japanese culture, James May is a unique tour guide for those who can’t get enough of travel shows.

Paper Girls (2022)

• Available July 29

Based on a comic series of the same name, Paper Girls is a collaboration between Amazon Studious, Legendary Entertainment, and Brad Pit’s Plan B Entertainment, setting it up as one of the biggest releases on Amazon Prime Video this summer.

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Following four newspaper delivery girls from 1980s Cleveland, Ohio who are caught up in a time-traveler war, the high-concept plot is sure to make this series of interest to fans of shows like Stranger Things.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022– )

In recent years, Netflix has found massive success with its film adaptations of Jenny Han’s To All The Boys young adult novels. Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of The Summer I Turned Pretty could very well exceed that popularity by delivering the story as a series.

The love triangle plot looks to be drawn out for maximum dramatic effect, as the series was already renewed for a second season before the premiere. With Han in a producing role, Amazon looks to be all in on The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Night Sky (2022– )

Starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons as an elderly couple who use a secret portal leading to another world, Night Sky is a series worth watching not only for its acting pedigree but its directorial one also. Acclaimed producer and director Juan José Campanella is joined by indie filmmakers like Sara Colangelo, Shari Springer Berman, and Robert Pulcini.

Though the many questions are answered throughout the 8 episodes that dropped on Amazon Prime Video in May, there are also many other mysteries left for a second season.

Reacher (2022– )

Though Tom Cruise had already successfully brought the titular character to life on the big screen twice before the debut of the streaming series on Amazon Prime Video, the simply-titled Reacher is put forward by fans of the literary detective as the more faithful adaptation of the source material.

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The first season of the show wowed longtime fans of Lee Child’s rough-and-tumble hero by adapting Daniels’ first Reacher novel, Killing Floor, and if any of the other best shows on Amazon Prime Video, like The Boys, are any indication of its future, the second season’s adaptation of the 11th Reacher novel, Bad Luck and Trouble, should prove to be an even bigger success.

Outer Range (2022– )

Combining elements of rural drama, mystery, science-fiction, and Neo-Westerns, Outer Range is another series similar to Night Sky not just because it injects a high-concept sci-fi element into a country setting but because it also delivers a movie-quality cast.

Josh Brolin and Lili Taylor lead the Abbott family through the strange drama that surrounds the appearance of an inexplicable space-time event on their Wyoming ranch, with supporting roles from the likes of Will Patton and Imogen Poots making Outer Range one of Amazon Prime Video’s must-see shows.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

With its fourth season concluding in March of 2022, and a host of Emmys and Golden Globes already under its belt, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has cemented itself as one of the best shows on Amazon Prime Video, if not the best overall.

The series follows the fledgling career of a young New York housewife as she strikes out into the world of stand-up comedy in the late 1950s and early 60s, satisfying a loyal fanbase through its accomplishments in not only comedy but period drama also.

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