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20 best shows like 257 Reasons to Live (2020)

List of the best shows and series like 257 Reasons to Live (2020): Unorthodox, Why Women Kill, Kung Fu, No kidding, Physical, Ginny & Georgia, Intercessors, Sweet Magnolias, High Fidelity, The Chair.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryGermany
CharactersMusicians
PlotLife, Religion, Harassment, Wedding, Family life
PlaceBerlin, Germany
StyleShort, Women in the lead roles, Touching

A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians -- until her past comes calling.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotTreason, Love, betrayal, Relationship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotFights
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersComedian, Single mothers
PlotLife, Relationship
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The story of a modern woman who lives in a metropolis with two children, two ex-husbands and mother-in-law. Common life, except that she is a professional stand-up comedian.

CharactersHousewives, Trainers, Friends
PlotMoney, Family life, Aerobics
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Sheila Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Mother and daughter, Single mothers, New kids at school, Friends
PlotRelationship, Move, Growing up, Everyday life, Women's rights
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they've never had... a normal life. But it's not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia's past threatens her and her family's new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersLawyers, Judges
PlotJustice
PlaceUSSR, Court, Russia
StyleWomen in the lead roles

1966. Nina Metlitskaya, a young lawyer, is moving from a small-scale legal consultation in the far Moscow region to Branch No. 1 — the strongest law office of the Soviet Union. Now she has to prove that she was not here by chance.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Single mothers
PlotLove, Life, Divorce, The meaning of life, Everyday life
PlaceUSA

Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue lift each other as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
PlotLife
StyleRomantic, Easy, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles

Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersChief
PlotRelationship
PlaceCollege
StyleWomen in the lead roles

At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCriminals, Prisoners
PlotPrison Escape, The escape
PlaceSpace
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot, Ash Harper, who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotTravel, Life, Road adventures
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Ruby is living a humdrum existence when one day she gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryRussia
CharactersStrong women
PlotLife, Power, Women's rights
PlaceUSSR
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The year is 1930. In a small Tartar village, a woman named Zuleikha watches as her husband is murdered by communists. Zuleikha herself is sent into exile, enduring a horrendous train journey to a remote spot on the Angara River in Siberia. Conditions in the camp are tough, and many of her group do not survive the first difficult winter. As she gradually settles into a routine, Zuleikha starts to get to know her companions. The eclectic group includes a rather dotty doctor, an artist who paints on the sly, and Ignatov, Zuleikha's husband's killer. A screen version of the best-selling novel by Guzel Yakhina.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWriters
PlotLife, Everyday life
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella, a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58
CharactersTeenagers, Childrens, Friends, Orphans, Good people
PlotRelationship, Adventures, First love
PlaceSchool, Small towns
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, For children, By books, Women in the lead roles, Touching

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotTreason, Supernatural, Life, Mystery, Relationship
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
PlotDepression, Family life
StyleFancy, Women in the lead roles, Depressive

Explore the secret life of a woman we all grew up watching: the sitcom wife. The series looks to break television convention and ask what the world looks like through her eyes. Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera zaniness, 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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Relationship, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, Relationship, Dates
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles

Longing for love, obsessed with sex, Linda is on the hunt for the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right is much harder than she thought.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMermaids
PlotLove
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Can a woman do anything for the sake of love? Ha Ni is a mermaid princess in the underwater empire but she longs for the human world when she sees and falls in love with a man. She transforms into a human and follows Hyun Myung to live in a temporary house for people who are preparing for employment. The pragmatic Hyun Myung is trying to find a good-paying job to provide him with a comfortable life. But will he be distracted by Ha Ni, who has just 100 days to make Hyun Myung fall in love with her so that she can remain a human?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich
PlotHarassment, Technology, Surveillance, The escape
TimeFuture
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Fascinating

Thirty-something Hazel Green tries to escape a suffocating marriage — until she realizes her tech billionaire husband has implanted a revolutionary tracking device, the Made for Love, in her brain.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWitches, Superhero
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Depression, Lost Love, Mental disorders
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleMarvel, Short, For children, Fancy, Women in the lead roles

Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersParents
PlotLove, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Women in the lead roles

A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Friends, Journalists
PlotLife, Growing up
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

For decades, childhood best friends Kate and Tully have weathered life's storms together -- until a betrayal threatens to break them apart for good.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryTurkey
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Businessmen
PlotLove, Relationship, Passion, Deception
PlaceTurkey
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles

Connecting all her hopes in her life to her education, Eda comes face to face with Serkan Bolat, who unknowingly cuts her scholarship abroad and caused her to remain a high school graduate. Serkan Bolat offers to give Eda her scholarship back if she pretends to be engaged to him for two months. Eda first rejects the offer due to her hatred for him, but when circumstances change, she has no choice but to accept the offer. While pretending to be engaged, Serkan and Eda begin to have a passionate, challenging relationship that will make you forget all they know right, because love is hard. And that's why it's amazing!!

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Friends, Losers
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Lovely

After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Fairies, Friends, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Adventures
PlaceSchool
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand
CharactersGold miners
PlotRelationship, Fate, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotFemale friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A diverse group of young women navigate their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City. Inspired by the critically acclaimed film Skate Kitchen.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPsychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotLost memory
PlaceEngland, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Emma Robertson, is assigned to assess the sanity of Connie Mortensen, a “yummy mummy” accused of a despicable crime.





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