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List of the best shows and series like Barkskins (2020): Barbarians, Jamestown, How to Become a Tyrant, The Spanish Princess, For All Mankind, Raised by Wolves, Charité, The Good Lord Bird, Show Me a Hero, The Underground Railroad.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryGermany
CharactersMilitary, Strong women, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, betrayal, Power, Uprising, Sword Battles
PlaceForest, Roman Empire, Germany
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleBased on real events

Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Passion, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAtmospheric

The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.

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: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersFamily, Kings, Princesses
PlotRevenge, Death, Politics, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Scientists
PlotCosmonaut training
PlaceSpace, USA
StyleSpectacular

Explore an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Androids
PlotWar, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, Religion, Education
PlaceSpace
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany
CharactersNurses, Surgeons
PlotSecond world war
PlaceHospitals
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Berlin, 1888. After penniless Ida’s life is saved at the Charité Hospital she must work off the treatment costs. While she becomes acquainted with the most brilliant physicians of this era at the world-famous hospital, the self-determined young woman discovers her passion for medicine.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

Enslaved teenager Henry Shackleford, aka Little Onion, becomes a member in abolitionist John Brown’s motley family during the Bleeding Kansas era before the Civil War.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
PlotPolitics
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing to be built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.

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: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:33
PlacePrison, USA
StyleFascinating

This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the assignment to avoid spending 20 years in prison on drug charges, it eventually evolved into a quest for justice for him. “Gangland Undercover” documents the lives of outlaw bikers, who live in a world in which respect is earned through fear. The series is based on Falco's memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws,” and documented historical research of gang rivalries.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotFBI, Sects, Shootouts
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

The harrowing true story of the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh in Waco, TX that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, Indians, Soldier
PlotSecond world war, Weapons
StyleBased on real events

A diverse, dedicated, rough-and-tumble squad of soldiers spearheads the Allied invasion of Italy during World War II.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersStewardesses

In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. They're trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances—all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, documentary, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersSamurai
PlaceJapan

Dynamic reenactments and expert commentaries bring to life the tumultuous history and power struggles of a warring 16th-century feudal Japan.

Markimdb: 9.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:56
CharactersScientists
PlotDisasters, Politics, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSSR, Forest, Russia, Ukraine, Restricted areas
TimeDark ones
StylePopular, Short, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, USA, United Kingdom, France, Spain
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Architects, Artists
PlotLove
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

A fresh look at the life and legacy of the iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci, positing that he was a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci’s artworks for hidden clues about a tortured artist struggling for perfection.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
CharactersSoldier
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope.

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: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotJustice, Women's rights
StyleTouching

The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, who's Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration04:50
PlaceWild West
StyleShort

It’s the true American story of a legendary family feud—one that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy.. Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky—to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between their families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another civil war.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:03

Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had never seen. Of this group, half are those we think of as pilgrims, or saints, religious separatists who abandoned their prior lives for a single cause: religious freedom. The other half, the merchant adventurers–referred to as strangers–had less spiritual and more material, real-world objectives. This clash of values created complex inner-struggles for the group as they sought to establish a new colony, compounded by a complicated relationship with the local Native American tribes. The conflicting allegiances among these groups, culminated in trials of assimilation, faith, and compromise that continue to define our nation to this day.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration07:30
CharactersKings, Heroes, Wizards
PlotLove triangle, Deception
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:59
CharactersHeroes, Artists, Architects
PlotMagic, Death, Adventures
TimeMiddle Ages, Future
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotPolitics

The intimate world of Saddam Hussein and his closest inner circle is in this gripping four-part drama that charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant political figures in recent history.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, documentary, history, sport
CountryCanada, USA

Finding truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality in the veiled world of professional wrestling.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:55
CharactersPriests
PlotPolitics, Religion, Intrigue, Family life
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleDark, Fascinating

Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family.

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: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersThe thieves, Poor
PlotLove, Revolution, Depression, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, By books, Touching

France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.





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