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20 best shows like Old (2021)

List of the best shows and series like Old (2021): Fear the Walking Dead, Into the Night, Squid Game, Épidémie, The 100, Dark, The Wilds, The North Water, Sløborn, Call Center.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersFamily, Zombie
PlotSurvival, Travel, Road adventures

What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryBelgium
CharactersPilots, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, The end of the world
PlaceAirplanes
TimeNight

When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersGood people
PlotSurvival, betrayal, Survival Games, Money, Reality Show
PlaceEnclosed space
StyleWorth watching, To cry

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games—with high stakes. But, a tempting prize awaits the victor.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller
CountryCanada
CharactersFamily, Doctors, Virologists
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Treason, Viruses, Medicine
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:00
CharactersTeenagers, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Intrigue
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleWorth watching

Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the repressive regime picks 100 expendable juvenile delinquents to send down to Earth to see if the planet is still habitable.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeenagers
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Time machine, Missing people, Fate
PlaceSchool, Forest, Small towns
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Philosophical, Unexpected ending

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Strong women
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Fate
PlaceUninhabited island
StyleFor girls

A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they've all endured. But there’s just one twist… these girls did not end up on this island by accident.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWhales, Whalers
PlotSurvival, Cold, Expeditions
PlaceThe Arctic
StyleFor men

Henry Drax is a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Denmark, Poland
CharactersTeenagers, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Pregnant women, Friends
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Islands, USA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

A deadly virus hits a small community living on an island in the North Sea.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia
PlotSurvival, Survival Games, Phone calls, Surveillance
PlaceOffice, Russia, Moscow

Moscow. High rise. Here, on the 12th floor, is the office of the call center "Online Store for Adults". One morning, twelve people who are in the office suddenly find out that there is a bomb in the room. The voices of the unknowns who introduced themselves as Dad and Mom threaten to blow it up at any time if the hostages do not follow their instructions. While the countdown is going on, they will have to experience the absolute power of invisible sadists and learn something about each other’s life that they did not even suspect.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryDenmark, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersFamily, Zombie, Scientists, Cannibals, Virologists
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Apocalypse, Death, Viruses
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPsychologists, Strangers
PlotDepression, Rest, Rehabilitation, Mental disorders

At a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Brother and sister, Friends
PlotLife, Growing up, Family life, Everyday life
PlaceUSA

The series centers on the life of Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends. Poehler will provide the voice of Duncan and his high-strung mom, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

A limited anthology series that explores terror in America.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, comedy, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Aliens
PlotAdventures, Genetic experiments, Reducing people
PlaceUSA

A family of aliens from a much better world must take refuge in middle America after the destruction of their planet. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Childrens, Orphans
PlotLost memory, Riddles
StyleDorama

An emotional journey that follows a brain scientist who is obsessive about figuring out new technologies to access the consciousness and memories of the brain. His life goes sideways when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident, and he uses his skills to access memories from his wife’s brain to piece together the mystery of what actually happened to his family and why.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventures, Expeditions
TimePost-apocalypse, Future, Prehistoric times
StyleSpectacular

Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Scientists, Journalists
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Mystery, Obsession, Telepathy
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot

Follows Lia Haddock, a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotHarassment, Family life, The escape
PlaceMexico
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating

Allie Fox—a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist—uproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural, Death, Death of his wife
PlaceMansions
StyleBy books

In the 1850s, Captain Charles Boone relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersMonsters, Indians, Cannibals, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Self-sacrifice, Expeditions
PlaceCourt, Ships
Time19th century
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich, Poor
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceTrains
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Dystopian

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe as class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersCaptives
PlotInvestigation, Death, Lost memory, Life after death, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleMakes me think, Women in the lead roles, Philosophical

Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, The Prophets
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses, Fighting Evil
PlaceSmall towns, USA
TimePost-apocalypse

In a world mostly wiped out by the plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Androids
PlotWar, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, Religion, Education
PlaceSpace
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersAnimals, Dogs, Heroes, Friends, Partners
PlotLove, Survival, Investigation, Death
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating

Set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet, a young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotSurvival, Intrigue, Deception
TimePost-apocalypse

Traverse a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. Follow the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:40
CharactersZombie, Investigators, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Genetic experiments
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation...or total annihilation.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Mother and daughter, Single mothers, New kids at school, Friends
PlotRelationship, Move, Growing up, Everyday life, Women's rights
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they've never had... a normal life. But it's not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia's past threatens her and her family's new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration09:15
CharactersDogs, Lawyers, Friends, Friends, Partners
PlotInvestigation

Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a distinct town, with Dolworth having once been a member of the fictional Ocean Beach Police Department.





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