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20 best shows like Mahanati (2018)

List of the best shows and series like Mahanati (2018): Jodha Akbar, The Long Road Home, Halston, Houdini, Versailles, The Loudest Voice, Nashville, Mrs. America, Pablo Escobar The Drug Lord, Queen.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryIndia
Duration00:21
CharactersEmperors, Princesses
PlotPolitics
PlaceIndia
StyleTo cry, Based on real events

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.

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
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGays, Models, Celebrities
PlotArt
StyleBy books, Based on real events

American fashion designer Halston skyrockets to fame before his life starts to spin out of control.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersSpy, Magicians, Wizards, Artists
PlacePrison
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, By books, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration00:49
CharactersKings
PlotIntrigue
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and political maneuvering, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration00:51
CharactersJournalists
PlotPolitics
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Based on real events, Touching

The rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in his life.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWriters, Musicians
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotJustice, Women's rights
StyleTouching

The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryColombia
CharactersGangsters
StyleBy books, Based on real events

Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryIndia

A historical fiction that draws inspiration from various true events of Indian history, Queen brings a never-before-heard story of a young girl Shakthi Seshadri. Starring Ramya Krishnan in the titular role along with Anikha Surendran, Anjana Jayaprakash, Lilette Dubey, Vamsi Krishna, Sonia Agarwal, Tulasi, Viji Chandrashekhar, Vanitha Krishna Chandran, and Indrajith Sukumaran in pivotal roles, the Tamil-English web series takes you on Shakthi’s life journey where she always found herself being forced or coerced into situations she did not choose. Bringing together Gautham Vasudev Menon and Prasath Murugesan as the directorial team, Queen shows how a young and bright student finds herself pushed into unknown territories her entire life, and how she carves her way to the top using her own rules. Watch Queen episodes only on MX Player and catch the riveting story of Shakthi Seshadri as she goes from being an innocent student to a superstar actress, to eventually be the youngest Chief Minister of her state.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersRich, Orphans, Emperors, Historical doramas
PlotLove, Love triangle
StyleDorama

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration00:53
CharactersTeenagers, Psychologists, Mother and daughter, Parents, Neighbors
PlotLove, Deception, Growing up
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleShort, For girls, Based on real events, Makes me think

A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Rappers, Artists
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

In the early 1990s in New York, during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, a visionary musician named Bobby Diggs aka The RZA begins to form a super group of a dozen young, black men, who will eventually rise to become one of the unlikeliest success stories in American music history.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration00:15
CharactersBrothers
PlotMotorcycles
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:07
CharactersSisters
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:57
CharactersHeroes
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Actors, Celebrities

Suzie Pickles, a star on the wane, has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersKings, Priests
PlotDeath, Politics
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Fascinating

Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersGays, Dogs, Horses
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland, Court
StyleEasy, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been legalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Writers
StyleBy books, Based on real events

The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryIndia

Shiv Prakash Shukla a 25 year age boy from Gorakhpur becomes the deadliest gangster of Uttar Pradesh in 1990s. He works for powerful politicians and involves in organised crimes. The state government felt danger from him and form STF to get him killed in a police encounter by tracking his mobile phone location.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryCanada
Duration02:13
CharactersKings
PlaceEgypt
StyleFascinating

The story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisers, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. “Tut” opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder — proving his world was not far removed from our own — and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:26
CharactersHired assassins
PlotDeath
Time19th century
StyleAction, Based on real events, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the true face of Comrade Trotsky.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, biography, history
CountryIndia

Razia Sultan is the story of Razia, the daughter of Sultan Iltutmish and Qutub Begum. Razia, known for her nobility and distinct thoughts, was crowned as the first woman ruler of the Delhi state after her father's death. The drama reveals the journey of Razia from a princess to a Sultan, including her love affair and marriage with Malik Altunia.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersFamily, Rich, Actors, Celebrities
PlotDeath, Depression, Divorce, Cancer
StyleFor men, Fancy, Soulful, To cry, Philosophical

Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's TV. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersFriends
PlaceIndia
StyleFascinating

A story of trials and tribulations of four young entrepreneurs who quit their day jobs in order to pursue their start up venture.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Artists
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersActors
PlotDirectors
PlaceUSA

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

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotMissing people, Parties
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Based on real events

In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.





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