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List of the best shows and series like Ashes (2013): The Dawns Here Are Quiet, Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident, По законам военного времени. Победа!, The Wings of Empire, The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice, War and Peace, New Worlds, The Forgotten Army - Azaadi ke liye, War and Peace, The Book of Negroes.

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Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia

It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White Sea - the Baltic Sea Canal. These aren't just ordinary paratroopers. This is a team of seasoned and highly trained infiltrators, the elite of the Waffen-SS, superhumans. The only thing in their way is an anti-aircraft artillery unit of corporal Vaskov and five young women in training. It may seem like a fight of local significance, but the countrys main strategic transportation artery is at stake. Can the corporal and his 'petite newbies' prevent Nazi sabotage and at what cost?

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersStudents, Tourists, Climbers
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Investigation, Death, Travel
PlaceRussia
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Based on real events

Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. The more he learns, the more it becomes clear: the reason the students died will never see the light of day.

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Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, detective, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:16
PlotLove, War
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey

The growth of the great Seljuk Empire. An epic journey with love, secrets and struggle for the pursuit of order in the world and justice.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryItaly, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration06:35
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, War, Love triangle, Family life
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating

War and Peace is a 2007 Russian-French-Italian-German miniseries directed by Robert Dornhelm. It was broadcast in Belgium and in France in four parts during October and November 2007. It was inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, which also is divided into four parts. The actors are of different nationalities.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersIndians
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Fascinating

New Worlds is a gripping 4 part mini series dealing with love, loss and the human price paid for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today. We follow the fortunes of four young people - Beth, Hope, Abe and Ned - from across both sides of the Atlantic, caught up in these turbulent times. We see them struggle as they are torn between love and ideals in the harsh reality of the changing world. In England, the restored monarchy of Charles II has betrayed its promises and reverted to tyranny. Behind the decadence of the Court, a terror machine is repressing the freedoms won for the people with so much blood during the Civil War of England when Charles I was executed. In America, the tentacles of state terror reach the English colonists of New England who are struggling to throw off the shackles of the English Crown. At the same time the colonists are ruthlessly staking their claim to the territories occupied by the Native American Indians, and shedding much of the American Indian's blood in the process - in a chilling echo of the tyrannical behaviour that they sought to escape from when they crossed the Atlantic

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia

The dynamic story of Lt. Sodhi and his daredevil band of men and women who fought a heroic battle for the independence of India as part of the Indian National Army which was forged out of British defeat in Singapore during WWII and led by the charismatic, indomitable Indian leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:05
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Death
PlaceRussia

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryCanada
Duration01:24
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Makes me think

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, drama, military, history
CountryDenmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
PlotLove triangle

When Germany and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySpain

The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventures, Intrigue, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, The escape
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Follow young Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, documentary, military, history
PlotWar, Sword Battles
PlaceTurkey, Roman Empire
StyleBased on real events

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMilitary, Soldier

Drama series set in the mid-sixties, in which a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families deal with the challenges of politics, love and war in British-controlled Aden.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryAustralia
CharactersNurses

The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Canada, United Kingdom, Hungary
CharactersWitches, Monks, Knights
PlotViruses
PlaceVillage, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Action, By books, Fascinating

Two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral, the medieval town of Kingsbridge is taken under siege by Queen Isabella. Caris, a visionary young woman, inspires her people to stand up for their rights and revolt against to the most powerful forces of her time, the Church and the Crown.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryMorocco
Duration00:45
CharactersInvestigators
PlotDeath

Omar or Farouk Omar is a historical Arab television drama series that was produced and broadcast by MBC1 and directed by Hatem Ali. Co-produced by Qatar TV, the series is based on the life of Omar, one of the Prophet Mohammad's best companions and the second Caliph of Islam. The series had to face large controversy due to its depiction of Omar, Abu Bakr, Osman and Ali, the four Rashidun Caliphs, along with other characters, who some Muslims believe should not be depicted much like the Prophet Mohammad. The series consisted of 30 episodes and was originally aired in the month of Ramadan since July 20, 2012. It was made at a cost of 200 million Saudi Riyals and filmed in Morocco, mostly in Marakesh, Tangiers, El Jadida, Casablanca and Mohammedia. After the series was broadcast on MBC, dubbed into several languages and subtitled in English on youtube, it received great support from many different scholarly bodies and people watching it. As the series depended solely on reliable historical established facts, the series did not face criticism in terms of its content, as past movies and films faced.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotMissing people

Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:11
PlotWar, Death
PlacePrison

Berlin, summer of 1941, during the World War II. Five young Germans promise to meet again as soon the war ends… in Christmas: brothers Wilhelm and Friedhelm will go to the Russian front. Charlotte will serve as a nurse in a campaign hospital. Greta dreams of becoming a singer. Viktor, her Jewish boyfriend, works as a tailor with her father. But soon their naive wishes of peace and happiness will become a long and tragic nightmare.





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