10 best shows like Mad Men (2007)

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Mad Men 2007
Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The focal point of the series is Don Draper, creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his life, both in and out of the office. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s.
List of the best shows and series like Mad Men (2007): Press, Mr Selfridge, Halt and Catch Fire, Houdini, Lights Out, Narcos: Mexico, Why Women Kill, Magic City, Boss, Nashville.

Press (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:57

The lives of the editors and journalists working at a left-leaning broadsheet and a populist tabloid.

Mr Selfridge (2013)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:45

Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows Harry Gordon Selfridge ('Mile a Minute Harry'), a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry created a theater of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or just eccentric - was showcased.

Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie.

Houdini (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32

The two-night scripted miniseries “Houdini” follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar.

Lights Out (2011)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. The series premiered on January 11, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT. On March 24, 2011, FX announced the cancellation of the show. The final episode aired on April 5.

Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryMexico, USA
Duration02:21

See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.

Why Women Kill (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:46

Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.

Magic City (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment.

Boss (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56

Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.

Nashville (2012)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and are doing everything in their power to stay on top.

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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

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.

Harlots (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:35

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

How to Make It in America (2010)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of Cam's cousin Rene, who is trying to market his own high-energy drink, and their well-connected friend Domingo, the burgeoning entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.

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.

House of Cards (2013)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:50

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.

The Returned (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:05

A small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear; their presence creates both positive and negative consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged both physically and emotionally.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown talent - one that will take her all the way from the comedy clubs of Greenwich Village to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

Stranger Things (2016)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:09

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

The Rookie (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:45

Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

Time After Time (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:58

A young H.G. Wells time travels to modern day New York City in pursuit of the charismatic—yet secretly psychopathic—Dr. John Stevenson, better known as "Jack the Ripper," following the doctor's brazen escape from the Victorian London authorities.

Vanity Fair (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:10

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Becky Sharp.

Rosewood (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. is a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.

The Rain (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryDenmark, USA
Duration02:13

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.

Scandal (2012)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own.

POSE (2018)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Romulus (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom

The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, in eighth century B.C. as seen through the eyes of three people marked by death, loneliness and violence.

El Chapo (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:06

A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

McMafia (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00

Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to return to threaten them, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld and must confront his values to protect those he loves.




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