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List of the best shows and series like Motherland: Fort Salem (2020): A Discovery of Witches, Warrior Nun, Siren, Intergalactic, Cursed, The Magicians, WandaVision, Made For Love, Behind Her Eyes, Lisey's Story.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Vampire, Lesbians, Demons
PlotLove, Supernatural, Magic, Time travel, Mystery
StyleRomantic, For girls, Twisted plot, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Warriors
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Life after death, Sects
PlaceSchool of Magic
StyleWomen in the lead roles

After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersMermaids
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceSmall towns, Sea
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles

The coastal town of Bristol Cove is known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCriminals, Prisoners
PlotPrison Escape, The escape
PlaceSpace
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot, Ash Harper, who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
CharactersWarriors
StyleWomen in the lead roles

In this fresh take on the Arthurian legend, teenager Nimue joins forces with mercenary Arthur on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersWitches, Kings, Gays, Fairies, Gods
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Time travel, Adventures, Life after death
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds, College, School of Magic
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWitches, Superhero
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Depression, Lost Love, Mental disorders
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleMarvel, Short, For children, Fancy, Women in the lead roles

Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich
PlotHarassment, Technology, Surveillance, The escape
TimeFuture
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Fascinating

Thirty-something Hazel Green tries to escape a suffocating marriage — until she realizes her tech billionaire husband has implanted a revolutionary tracking device, the Made for Love, in her brain.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotTreason, Supernatural, Life, Mystery, Relationship
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryChile, USA
CharactersWidows
PlotMystery, Supernatural
TimeDark ones
StyleDark, Women in the lead roles

This terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon and the darkness that plagued him.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Special agents, Terrorists
PlotDeath
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles

National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - the true path. Kalifat is a thriller about the intermingled fates of five young women who get caught up in the seducing and destroying force of religious fundamentalism.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, FBI, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersJews
PlotSecond world war
PlaceUSA
StyleDystopian, Action, By books

An alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, France, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Difficult teenagers, Brother and sister
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Release of hostages
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A 13-year-old Sicilian girl must contend with a viral contagion that has killed off all adults on the island as she sets out in search of her kidnapped brother.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
CharactersBrother and sister, DJs
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceBeach
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to investigate her brother's disappearance in Ibiza, where she quickly heads down a decadent and dangerous path.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPsychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotLost memory
PlaceEngland, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Emma Robertson, is assigned to assess the sanity of Connie Mortensen, a “yummy mummy” accused of a despicable crime.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMermaids
PlotLove
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Can a woman do anything for the sake of love? Ha Ni is a mermaid princess in the underwater empire but she longs for the human world when she sees and falls in love with a man. She transforms into a human and follows Hyun Myung to live in a temporary house for people who are preparing for employment. The pragmatic Hyun Myung is trying to find a good-paying job to provide him with a comfortable life. But will he be distracted by Ha Ni, who has just 100 days to make Hyun Myung fall in love with her so that she can remain a human?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySpain
PlotHarassment
PlaceSpain
StyleWomen in the lead roles

On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Rich, Friends, New kids at school, Golden youth
PlotIntrigue, Social networks, Surveillance
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Gangsters
PlotInvestigation, Drug addiction
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy, Women in the lead roles

Amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, a body washes ashore and is discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones, who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
PlotDancing
PlaceNight clubs
StyleTwisted plot, Women in the lead roles, To cry, Fascinating

Down deep in the Mississippi Delta, Trap music meets film noir in this kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors—the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotTravel, Life, Road adventures
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Ruby is living a humdrum existence when one day she gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWriters
PlotLife, Everyday life
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella, a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards
PlotSupernatural, Magic
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In the last years of Victoria's reign, London is beset by the "Touched": people — mostly women — who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities, some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True, a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair, a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Fairies, Friends, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Adventures
PlaceSchool
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Wizards, Friends, Princesses, Good people
PlotLove, Magic, Adventures, Fate
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Fancy, Soulful, Women in the lead roles

There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself since she was abandoned as a baby. Things change for her when her son Henry, whom she abandoned years ago, finds her and asks for her help explaining that she is from a different world where she is Snow White's missing daughter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Relationship, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryItaly
CharactersWitches
PlotMagic
PlaceItaly

In 17th-century Italy, a teenager learns about her destiny among a family of witches, just as her boyfriend's father hunts her down for witchcraft.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersWitches
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses
StyleShort, Women in the lead roles

A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.





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