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List of the best shows and series like Barbarians (2020): Vikings, Rise of Empires: Ottoman, Spartacus, Britannia, Ben Hur, SEAL Team, Warrior, Strike Back, Sons of Liberty, Over There.

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: 7.9
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: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:52
CharactersGladiators
PlaceRoman Empire
StylePopular, Worth watching, For men

Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:45
CharactersStrong women, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Power
PlaceRoman Empire
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular

An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Friends, Emperors
PlotRevenge, Uprising
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Ben Hur is a TV miniseries that first aired in 2010. Based on Lew Wallace's1880 novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the series was produced by Alchemy Television Group in association with Drimtim Entertainment and Muse Entertainment in Montreal. It aired on Canada's CBC network on April 4, 2010, and aired later in 2010 on ABC in the United States. Ben-Hur was directed by Steve Shill, and stars Kristin Kreuk, Ray Winstone, Art Malik, Hugh Bonneville and Joseph Morgan as Judah Ben-Hur. The film was written by Alan Sharp.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersSpecial Forces, Psychologists, Military, Heroes, Soldier
PlotWar, Investigation, Martial Arts, Adventures, Weapons
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:58
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:46
CharactersHackers, Military, Heroes, Terrorists, Soldier
PlaceEngland
StyleSpectacular

The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Friends, Soldier
PlotPolitics, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

A radical group of young men band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotWar, Self-sacrifice
StyleFascinating

Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at home by their families and loved ones.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:50
CharactersHeroes, Mentors
PlotPolitics, Power, Intrigue, Elections, Blackmail
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching, For men, Action, Intriguing, Fascinating

Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. House of Cards is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name, which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceMilitary bases
StyleDystopian

Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools. Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersGood people
PlotSurvival, betrayal, Survival Games, Money, Reality Show
PlaceEnclosed space
StyleWorth watching, To cry

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games—with high stakes. But, a tempting prize awaits the victor.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryBrazil
Duration02:14
CharactersTeenagers, Rich, Losers, Orphans, Poor
Plotbetrayal, Survival Games, Survival, Money, Relationship
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian

In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Kings, Dragons, Brothers, Sisters
PlotLove, betrayal, Adventures, Magic, Intrigue
PlaceForest
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
CharactersArtists
PlotThe Exploration of America
PlaceCanada

A disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battle to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: the New World. Based on the novel by Pulitzer-winner Annie Proulx.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Revenge
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, By books, Fascinating

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

PlotPolitics
StyleBased on real events, Different stories

To govern with an iron fist, it is necessary to know very well the game of absolute power, as shown by the infamous dictators presented in this documentary series.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration09:00
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceJapan
StyleBased on real events

Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. A companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Death
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Based on real events

Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Our World War is a gripping factual drama series offering viewers first-hand experience of the extraordinary bravery of young soldiers fighting 100 years ago. Drawing on real stories of World War One soldiers it uses the visual techniques and imagery familiar from modern warfare – POV helmet camera footage, surveillance images and night vision – to immerse the BBC Three audience in life on the Western Front. Each episode is closely based on first-hand testimony, interviews and memoirs that reveal often hidden and sometimes disturbing aspects of the combat experience.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Artists
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Partners
PlotLife, Everyday life
PlaceUSA, Military bases

A dark comedy following a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:00
CharactersSamurai, Military, Samurai, Heroes, Emperors
PlotWar, Survival, Adventures, Politics, Intrigue
PlaceShips, Japan
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:55
CharactersWarriors, Emperors
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular

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

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Housewives, Soldier, Parents
PlotSelf-sacrifice
StyleSpectacular, Patriotic

A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersAngels, Heroes, Soldier
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Survival, Travel, Uprising
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersLawyers, Rich, Businessmen, Journalists, Officials
PlotInvestigation, betrayal, Money, Power, Stock exchanges
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:57
CharactersHeroes
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor.





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