10 best shows like House of Cards (2013)

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House of Cards 2013
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.

List of the best shows and series like House of Cards (2013): Game of Thrones, Billions, Narcos, Devils, Brave New World, The Innocent, Interrogation, Peaky Blinders, Supernatural, Messiah.

Game of Thrones (2011)
Markimdb: 9.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:55

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.

Billions (2016)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.

Narcos (2015)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration02:13

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

Devils (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryItaly, France, United Kingdom

After being implicated in a deadly scandal, a trader at a leading London bank fights to clear his name, but instead uncovers an intercontinental conspiracy masterminded by powerful forces operating in the shadows.

Brave New World (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

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.

The Innocent (2021)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain

An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.

Interrogation (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA

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.

Peaky Blinders (2013)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Supernatural (2005)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their '67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.

Messiah (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. Who exactly is he? And what does he want?

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Coyote (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

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.

Resident Alien (2021)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA

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?”

Walker (2021)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA

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.

Lupin (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA

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.

Hollywood (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big — no matter the cost.

Elite (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration02:33

When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.

Spartacus (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:52

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.

Sherlock (2010)
Markimdb: 9.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30

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

I Know This Much Is True (2020)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA

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.

Leonardo (2021)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, USA, United Kingdom, France, Spain

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.

The Mentalist (2008)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

Defending Jacob (2020)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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

The Rising of The Shield Hero (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:30

Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience he's labeled as the weakest, only to end up betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by on the third day of adventure. Shunned by everyone from the king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins...

Vikings (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

The Magicians (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33

Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

Hit & Run (2021)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIsrael, USA

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.

Tribes of Europa (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryGermany

2074. In the wake of a mysterious global disaster, war rages between the Tribes that have emerged from the wreckage of Europe. Three siblings from the peaceful Origine tribe are separated and forced to forge their own paths in an action-packed fight for the future of this new Europa.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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.

Teen Wolf (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA

An exploration of the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, and true crime author Michelle McNamara's obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims.




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