10 best shows like Doctor Who (1963)

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Doctor Who 1963
The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.

List of the best shows and series like Doctor Who (1963): DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Terra Nova, Nightflyers, Stargate Atlantis, Space: 1999, Torchwood, 12 Monkeys, The Flash, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Quantum Leap.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration03:57

When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

Terra Nova (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration00:43

Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.

Nightflyers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

In the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space—it's already on their ship.

Stargate Atlantis (2004)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to contact Earth, but their explorations unexpectedly reawaken the Ancients' deadly enemies, The Wraith, who hunger for this new prey. Now with the help of newfound local allies like Teyla Emmagan, the Atlantis Team sets about to uncover their new home's secrets even as their war of survival against the Wraith begins.

Space: 1999 (1975)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy

The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Torchwood (2006)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration00:50

Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien hunters, who make up the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials.

12 Monkeys (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:42

The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

The Flash (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion -- and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become...The Flash.

The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama, family
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:28

The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television series, produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies and starring Elisabeth Sladen. The programme is a spin-off of the long-running BBC science fiction programme Doctor Who and focuses on the adventures of Sarah Jane Smith, a middle-aged investigative journalist who, in her youth, had numerous adventures across time and space. The series debuted on BBC One with a 60-minute special, entitled "Invasion of the Bane", on 1 January 2007. A full series of ten 25-minute episodes followed, beginning on 24 September 2007. The first series consisted of five two-part stories, and a second series, comprising six two-part stories, began airing on 29 September 2008. A third series, once again comprising six two-part stories to make a total of twelve episodes, with Russell T Davies serving as executive producer, aired from 15 October 2009 to 20 November 2009. The fourth series aired from 11 October 2010. An episode of another spin-off series, Sarah Jane's Alien Files, was shown immediately after each of the first episodes of the stories. Filming for three of six two-part serials planned for the fifth series was completed prior to Elisabeth Sladen's death on 19 April 2011. Although some UK media, including the Sun, reported in early May 2011 that production of the series was to continue, the BBC has stated explicitly that no further episodes will be filmed. The fifth series was broadcast starting 3 October 2011 on Mondays and Tuesdays. It finished just two weeks later on 18 October 2011.

Quantum Leap (1989)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:45

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.

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Westworld (2016)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Revolution (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.

Falling Skies (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

Andromeda (2000)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett. It starred Kevin Sorbo as High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt. The series premiered on October 2, 2000 and ended on May 13, 2005. Andromeda was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and produced by Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment. It was distributed by Global TV in Canada and syndicated in the United States on WGN and other channels. It was picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S. halfway through season four. Andromeda is one of two TV series based upon concepts Roddenberry had created as early as the 1960s and 1970s. The name Dylan Hunt had also been used for the hero of two TV movie pilots Roddenberry had produced in the mid-1970s, Genesis II and Planet Earth, which had a similar premise. The other series posthumously created from Roddenberry's notes is Earth: Final Conflict.

Earth 2 (1994)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUSA

Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey and settlement of a small expeditionary group called the Eden Project, with the intent to journey to an Earth-like planet called G889 in an attempt to find a cure to an illness called "the syndrome". The series was created by Michael Duggan, Carol Flint, Mark Levin, and Billy Ray, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Universal Television, and filmed primarily in northern New Mexico around the Santa Fe area. The series' music was composed by David Bergeaud, and the executive producers were Michael Duggan, Mark Levin, and Carol Flint.Initially, the show's audience was quite large, reaching eighth place; however, by April 23 of the next year, Nielsen ratings share had dropped from 23% to 9%. During its run, it had been nominated for a Primetime Emmy, Saturn, and other awards. In 2005, the entire series was released on DVD in a 4-disc set.

The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada

A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.

Krypton (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:06

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Odyssey 5 (2002)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada

Odyssey 5 is a Canadian science fiction series that first ran in 2002 on Showtime in the United States and on Space in Canada.Odyssey 5 is the brainchild of Manny Coto, who served as a script-writer and executive producer during the series run. Through his website and in interviews, Coto has expressed his interest in returning to the series at some point, either continuing it or giving it a conclusion.

The Boat (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:16

A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and aware that we only have each other, the ship will become their only home.

Lost in Space (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:57

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA

Set in the years 2063–2064, the show focuses on the "Wildcards", members of the United States Marine Corps Space Aviator Cavalry, 58th Squadron. They are stationed on the space carrier USS Saratoga, and act as infantry and pilots of SA-43 Endo/Exo-Atmospheric Attack Jet fighters.

Smallville (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent, who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends' high school years. After season five, the show ventured into more adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet, as well as introducing other DC comic book superheroes and villains.

Lost (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.

The Orville (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:48

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Dimension 404 (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:15

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

Extinct (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

400 years after the extinction of the human race, a small group of humans are revived by an alien civilization. The colony of revived humans encounter struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before, while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:45

Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.

The Triangle (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration04:00

A shipping magnate hires four experts from various fields to investigate what happened to his ships that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The team discovers a threat that might unravel time itself and cause the world to end.

The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

The Martian Chronicles deals with the exploration of Mars and the inhabitants there.

Lost in Space (1965)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA

The space family Robinson is sent on a five-year mission to find a new planet to colonise. The voyage is sabotaged time and again by an inept stowaway, Dr. Zachary Smith. The family's spaceship, Jupiter II, also carries a friendly robot who endures an endless stream of abuse from Dr. Smith, but is a trusted companion of young Will Robinson




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