10 best shows like Magnificent Century (2011)

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Magnificent Century 2011
Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Hürrem Sultan, a slave girl who became a Sultan.
List of the best shows and series like Magnificent Century (2011): SKY Castle, Bridgerton, Empress Ki, War and Peace, Erkenci Kuş, Les Misérables, Poldark, The Pursuit of Love, Princess Silver, War and Peace.

SKY Castle (2018)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:15

The satirical comedy takes place in a four-story apartment building in the suburbs of Seoul inhabited by a number of professionals: doctors, judges, prosecutors, professors, and their wives. The wives are from prestigious and highly educated backgrounds, and part of the plot will feature their efforts to get their children admitted into universities. Some grew up in families with multiple generations of doctors or lawyers, and their ambitions will be depicted with realism and comedy.

Bridgerton (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Empress Ki (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea

The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, independent woman who goes to extreme lengths to protect those she loves.

War and Peace (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:05

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

Erkenci Kuş (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryTurkey
Duration01:02

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Les Misérables (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59

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.

Poldark (2015)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

The Pursuit of Love (2021)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Longing for love, obsessed with sex, Linda is on the hunt for the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right is much harder than she thought.

Princess Silver (2019)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryChina
Duration00:45

Rong Le, a princess of the royal family of the Xiqi Kingdom who wakes up one day to find that she has lost her memory. She is ordered to marry Wu You, seventh prince of the neighboring Beilin Kingdom, though her husband-to-be refuses to let her inside his manor. Unable to return home, Rong Le settles down in Beilin and opens a teahouse under the alias of Man Yao. It is rumored that the Qin family has misplaced an extraordinary tome that will supposedly usher in a time of prosperity for all the kingdoms, and Man Yao embarks on a journey to find the book. Man Yao and Wu You meet and fall in love without realizing each other's true identity, though they are forced to separate when Rong Le's brother Rong Qi orders her to marry the powerful General Fu Chou.

War and Peace (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryItaly, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration06:35

War and Peace is a 2007 Russian-French-Italian-German miniseries directed by Robert Dornhelm. It was broadcast in Belgium and in France in four parts during October and November 2007. It was inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, which also is divided into four parts. The actors are of different nationalities.

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You Are Everywhere (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryTurkey

Whether it's destiny or life, the best things that happen to you are often hidden behind untold problems. Demir and Selin are stubborn like goats. They claim the same house and have to live together. In addition, when Demir comes to the company where Selin works as a manager, the events will be confused.

Maids (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea

Set in the Joseon Dynasty, three women learn what love means as they try to navigate through the class system and survive. In Yup (Jung Yoo Mi) is a beautiful noblewoman who becomes a servant overnight when her father is framed and labeled a traitor. She ends up falling in love with a fellow servant, Moo Myung (Oh Ji Ho), while working for the royal family, and becomes friends with her own handmaiden Sa Wol thanks to their shared experiences. Meanwhile Ga Hee is the most famous gisaeng of the city but with her own aspirations for romance. She falls in love with Moo Myung, but what can she do when his heart lies elsewhere?

Catherine the Great (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:49

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.

Chicago Typewriter (2017)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:15

Writers that lived under Japanese rule in the 1930's are reincarnated into a bestselling writer who is in a slump, a mysterious ghostwriter and an anti-fan of the bestselling writer.

Hercai (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryTurkey

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YOU (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, he uses the internet and social media to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her. A charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.

The Blade and Petal (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:10

A drama set in the Goguryo period. It is about how Moo Young, the daughter of King Young Ryu, falls in love with Yeon Choong, the son of Yeon Gaesomun had with a concubine. But Moo Young debates whether she should have her revenge, as Yeon Gaesomun is the man who killed her father. Meanwhile, Yeon Choong as the son of a noble blood father and a servant mother, despite his talent, he finds he cannot rise higher in rank due to the fact that he is a concubine′s son. He is later ordered by his father to kill the person he loves, and comes into inner conflict.

The Red Tent (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the Book of Genesis. Told through Dinah's eloquent voice, this sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her marriage to Shechem and it's bloody consequences.

Sisi (2009)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Italy, Austria
Duration03:16

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The Last Post (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

Drama series set in the mid-sixties, in which a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families deal with the challenges of politics, love and war in British-controlled Aden.

Jodha Akbar (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryIndia
Duration00:21

Jodha Akbar is an epic drama about a sixteenth century story of the political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor Abu'l-Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodha Bai. The show focuses on how their political marriage brings love between them to an extent that it changed the fate of India. This period drama also portrays the wars of that time along with the relations between the Mughals and the Rajputs. The drama also focuses on the functioning of the queens, the courts, courtesans, the ministers and their influence on the love story of Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar and Jodha Bai. The show also highlights on how Mughal emperor Jalal ud-din Muhammad acquires the title of Akbar from the people.

ANZAC Girls (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryAustralia

The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.

Sen Çal Kapımı (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryTurkey

Connecting all her hopes in her life to her education, Eda comes face to face with Serkan Bolat, who unknowingly cuts her scholarship abroad and caused her to remain a high school graduate. Serkan Bolat offers to give Eda her scholarship back if she pretends to be engaged to him for two months. Eda first rejects the offer due to her hatred for him, but when circumstances change, she has no choice but to accept the offer. While pretending to be engaged, Serkan and Eda begin to have a passionate, challenging relationship that will make you forget all they know right, because love is hard. And that's why it's amazing!!

Normal People (2020)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland

Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.

Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, military, history
CountryTurkey

A Turkish lieutenant and the daughter of Russian nobles fight for their love against forces of family and social expectation and historical events.

Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea

At this mysterious late-night food cart run by an equally mysterious woman and her part-timer, customers are provided a space for respite and counseling through their dreams. But most importantly, everyone here is treated equally—living or dead.

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.

Jamestown (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.

Bauhaus - A New Era (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryGermany

1919. World War I has just ended. Dörte Helm, a young art student in Weimar, follows Walter Gropius’ call and joins the newly-founded Bauhaus school. A love story grows between Gropius and Dörte, adding fuel to the fire of the ensuing scandal threatening the very existence of the Bauhaus; the school of art that would go on to shape the 20th century like no other…

The Kennedys: After Camelot (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:16

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.




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