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20 best shows like Californication (2007)

List of the best shows and series like Californication (2007): Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, I Know This Much Is True, Mr. Corman, Sex Education, Маньячелло, Heels, I May Destroy You, The Baker and the Beauty, Resident Alien, Vincenzo.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersWitches, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, this saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersBrothers
PlotLife, Depression, Everyday life
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men, Depressive, Touching, Sad ones

The parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeachers, Losers
PlotDepression

With better luck, better choices, better posture...Josh Corman could’ve been a rock star. Now he teaches fifth grade, and though he loves his students, he still struggles to find happiness and meaning in a world that sometimes feels short on both.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Psychologists, Pupils
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, England
StyleEasy, Lovely, Fascinating, Touching

Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

CharactersManiacs, Investigators
PlaceVillage, Russia

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Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersBrothers
PlotLife, Family life, Show, Family business

In a close-knit Georgia community, a family-owned wrestling promotion finds two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to (and just as hard to leave behind).

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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersCelebrities, Baker, Stars
PlotLove, Family business

Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Doctors
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleFascinating

Crash-landed alien Harry takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor. Arriving with a secret mission, he starts off living a simple life…but things get a bit rocky when he’s roped into solving a local murder and realizes he needs to assimilate into his new world. As he does, he begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his mission and asking the big life questions like: “Are human beings worth saving?” and “Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?”

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMafia, Lawyers

Vincenzo Cassano is an Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere who moves back to Korea due to a conflict within his organization. He ends up crossing paths with a sharp-tongued lawyer named Cha-young, and the two join forces in using villainous methods to take down villains who cannot be punished by the law.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Criminals
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

The story of Ben Clemens, who after 32 years as a border patrol agent is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of the United States. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

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: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Prisoners
PlotFalse accusations
PlacePrison

A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Pupils
PlotInvestigation, Death, Justice, False accusations
PlaceSchool
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural, Death, Death of his wife
PlaceMansions
StyleBy books

In the 1850s, Captain Charles Boone relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersPartners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, For men, Fascinating

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

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: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich
PlotRevolution, Politics, Technology, Uprising, Drug addiction
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Atmospheric, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersGenerals
PlotCosmonaut training
StyleFancy

A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersCelebrities, Beautiful men
StyleFor men, Based on real events

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today. He explores his childhood years living amid influential wrestling icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania, and his football years teamed up with powerhouse players at the University of Miami. In his telling, Johnson explains that while his experiences have been larger than life, he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIsrael, USA
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Shootouts, Death of his wife

A happily married man's life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and confused, he searches for his wife's killers, who have fled to the U.S. With the help of an ex-lover, he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Partners
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

Reboot of the 1993 series focusing on Walker as he returns from years undercover. A widower and father of two, he begins fighting crime with a new partner, who is one of the only female Rangers in history.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich, Poor
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceTrains
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Dystopian

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe as class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPrisoners
PlotDeath, Justice, False accusations
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction

Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal of turning the viewer into a detective.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Werewolves, Friends, New kids at school
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Fighting Evil
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day teenage life. The following characters are instrumental to his struggle: Stiles, his best friend; Allison, his love interest who comes from a family of werewolf hunters; and Derek, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past. Throughout the series, he strives to keep his loved ones safe while maintaining normal relationships with them.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersNurses, Janitors
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people, Justice
PlacePrison, France
StyleFascinating

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration02:13
CharactersMafia, Criminals
PlotMoney
StyleWorth watching

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Doctors, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
StyleDark, Based on real events

The terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a flourishing Dallas neurosurgeon whose patients suddenly begin becoming permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians set out to stop him.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Geniuses, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Revenge, Deception
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Twisted plot

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

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.





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