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20 best shows like Chernobyl (2019)

List of the best shows and series like Chernobyl (2019): Motylki, Brave New World, Game of Thrones, Dark, COBRA, Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes, The Crown, A Young Doctor's Notebook, Intercessors, Les Misérables.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUkraine
Duration03:20
PlotLove, Death, Disasters
PlaceUSSR, Ukraine
StyleBased on real events

It's April of 1986. Pripyat, Ukraine. A core meltdown occurred at Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. Over thirty people died during the blast but the estimated death toll as a result of the radiation fallout will reach a four-digit number. This accident will be considered the world’s largest ecological disaster. Set at ground zero of a catastrophe, this film will reveal the details of the Chernobyl event. The shocking news of the explosion at the nuclear plant has spread, as the world watched the tragedy in fear and confusion. Hearts went out to those who displayed selfless courage and integrity in the initial efforts to stabilize the reactor power. But some were too busy being in love to notice what had just happened in nearby Chernobyl. The disaster has faded into the background... This is an account of love and loss, bravery and supernatural stoicism in the face of unbeatable odds.

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: 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: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeenagers
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Time machine, Missing people, Fate
PlaceSchool, Forest, Small towns
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Philosophical, Unexpected ending

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersRescue, Political strategists
PlotDisasters, Politics
PlaceEngland

As widespread power outages cause chaos and threaten lives across the country, the COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room) committee comprised of the UK’s leading experts and politicians, gathers to find a way to turn the lights back on.

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: 8.6
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: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:24
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
PlaceVillage, Hospitals, Russia
StyleShort, By books

A young doctor who has graduated at the top of his class from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry is thrust out into an isolated and impoverished country side as the village's only doctor. As he learns to adapt to his new lifestyle, he develops a morphine addiction to stay his sanity while realizing what being a doctor in the real world means.

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: 7.8
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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersMonsters, Indians, Cannibals, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Self-sacrifice, Expeditions
PlaceCourt, Ships
Time19th century
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Fate
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By books

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

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: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:49
PlotLove, Politics, Mystery, Intrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53
CharactersKings
PlotLove, Politics, Love triangle, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.

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: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:35
CharactersBusinessmen, Kept woman
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

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: 7.9
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: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDepression, Fate
StyleShort, For men, Fascinating, Philosophical

A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFamily, Lesbians, Brothers, Sisters, Parents
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Depression, Wedding
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
CharactersStrong women, Emperors
PlotPolitics
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

The extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world. Follow Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersPsychologists, Monsters, Judges, Military, Heroes
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Dark, Fascinating, Touching

Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

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.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersLawyers
PlotPolitics
PlaceCourt
StyleAtmospheric, To cry

John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first fifty years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim, and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and thirteen Emmy awards, which is more than any other miniseries in history.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:16
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland, USA
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Picking up where the Emmy-winning miniseries The Kennedys left off, The Kennedys – After Camelot provides a fascinating look into the modern era of America’s royal family. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
PlotPolitics, Religion, Mystery, Power, Intrigue
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Philosophical

As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”

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: 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.





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