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20 best shows like Generation Kill (2008)

List of the best shows and series like Generation Kill (2008): The Brave, The Pacific, Over There, The Long Road Home, The Last Ship, Our World War, Shogun, Gallipoli, The Promise, Sons of Liberty.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

The complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

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: 7.8
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: 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: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Viruses
PlaceShips
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleAction, Fascinating

Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

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: 8.1
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: 7.9
Genredrama, military
CountryAustralia
Duration01:35
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceTurkey
StyleBy books, Fascinating

As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. They endure the next eight months on the peninsula learning lessons of survival. By the time of the final evacuation they have also learned the skills of combat and what it means to be a young man in war.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersStudents, Military, Soldier
StyleDark

The story of a young woman who goes to present-day Israel/Palestine determined to find out about her soldier grandfather's involvement in the final years of Palestine under the British mandate.

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: 7.6
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: 7.6
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: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryWest Germany, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration01:00
CharactersMilitary, Submariners
PlotWar, Survival, Second world war, Intrigue
PlaceSubmarines
StyleSpectacular, Action

An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military
CountryBelgium, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, USA, Australia, Luxembourg
CharactersHeroes
PlotWar, Religion
PlaceIndia
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A dynastic struggle occurs for the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan, between the Kauravas and Pandavas, collateral branches of the clan, which causes the Kurukshetra War.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Musicians
PlotWar, Second world war
StyleSpectacular

The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersNurses, Military, Surgeons, Friends
PlotLove triangle
StyleSpectacular, Action

In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

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: 8.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersNurses, Military, Artists
PlotWar, Medicine
StyleTouching

Dateline: November 1967. Within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy. Many heroes, dead and alive, try to make sense of life and death in between bourbon, bullets and battles.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Priests
PlotTime travel, Survival, Apocalypse, Adventures
PlaceMars
StyleAtmospheric

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

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: 7.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:43
CharactersSoldier
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison, England
StyleAction, Fascinating

At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.

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: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersIndians
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Fascinating

New Worlds is a gripping 4 part mini series dealing with love, loss and the human price paid for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today. We follow the fortunes of four young people - Beth, Hope, Abe and Ned - from across both sides of the Atlantic, caught up in these turbulent times. We see them struggle as they are torn between love and ideals in the harsh reality of the changing world. In England, the restored monarchy of Charles II has betrayed its promises and reverted to tyranny. Behind the decadence of the Court, a terror machine is repressing the freedoms won for the people with so much blood during the Civil War of England when Charles I was executed. In America, the tentacles of state terror reach the English colonists of New England who are struggling to throw off the shackles of the English Crown. At the same time the colonists are ruthlessly staking their claim to the territories occupied by the Native American Indians, and shedding much of the American Indian's blood in the process - in a chilling echo of the tyrannical behaviour that they sought to escape from when they crossed the Atlantic

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryCzech Republic, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Heroes
PlotWar, Survival, Second world war, Family life
StyleDark, Based on real events

Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a two-part mini-series based on the book Anne Frank: The Biography by Melissa Müller. The mini-series aired on ABC on May 20 and 21, 2001. The series starred Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, and Lili Taylor. Controversially, but in keeping with the claim made by Melissa Müller, the series asserts that the anonymous betrayer of the Frank family was the office cleaner, when in fact the betrayer's identity has never been established. A disagreement between the producers of the mini-series and the Anne Frank Foundation about validity of this and other details led to the withdrawal of their endorsement of the dramatization, which prevented the use of any quotations from the writings of Anne Frank appearing within the production. Hannah Taylor-Gordon received both Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance as Anne Frank, while Ben Kingsley won a Screen Actor's Guild Award for his performance as Otto Frank, Anne's father.

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: 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: 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: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySpain
CharactersNurses
PlotWar
PlaceHospitals
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think

Oblivious to the strife that awaits them, a group of young nurses from Spain's upper class head to war-torn Marocco in 1921 to help where help is needed. Many lessons in love and life are learned before they overcome deepest conflicts, grow as human beings and find out what they really want from life and whom they truly love.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersPsychologists, Military, Soldier, Veterans
PlotTravel, Mystery, Lost memory
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi quickly realizes that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersMaids, Cooks
PlotWar, Second world war
PlaceEngland, Hotels
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.





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