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20 best shows like Queen of Katwe (2016)

List of the best shows and series like Queen of Katwe (2016): The Act, All American, Total Divas, The Last Dance, NOS4A2, Brockmire, Aquarius, The Long Road Home, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, The Queen's Gambit.

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: 7.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils, Trainers
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, documentary, biography, sport, reality TV
CountryUSA

An inside look of the lives of seven WWE Divas from their work within WWE to their personal lives.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersCelebrities
PlotSports, Basketball
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Based on real events

A 10-part documentary chronicling the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersVampire, Family, Killers, Childrens, Artists
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Travel, Love triangle, Abduction
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleDark

A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
PlotTreason
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleEasy

A famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town a decade later.

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.

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: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
PlotFate, Women's rights
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Makes me think

This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersGeniuses, Strong women, Orphans
PlotChess, Sports, Adventures, Competitions, Growing up
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Spectacular, By books, Fascinating, Women in the lead roles

In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.

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: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens
PlotHockey, Competitions
PlaceUSA

In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Fate
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By books

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWitches, Animals, Investigators, Childrens, Orphans
PlotMagic, Mystery, Travel, Adventures, Growing up
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeDark ones
StyleFor children, Atmospheric

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, Romania, USA
CharactersStudents, Teachers, Widows, Losers
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleBy books, To cry, Touching

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.

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: 8.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:09
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Childrens, Single mothers
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Apocalypse, Investigation, Adventures
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds, Small towns, Portals to other worlds
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, For children, Atmospheric

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryArgentina

This gritty dramatization of the life of Carlos Tevez shows his rise to soccer stardom amid the harrowing conditions in Argentina's Fuerte Apache.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:04
CharactersAliens, Androids
PlotSupernatural, Fate
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Twisted plot, To cry

A diverse anthology of ambitious, moving tales inspired by Philip K Dick's short stories.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Rich, Scammers, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation, Money, Redemption
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

The trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersPartners
PlotSports, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life.

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, 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: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:06
CharactersGangsters
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove

When England won the World Cup in July 1966 Bobby Moore became a national hero. Swept up by the media frenzy and the nation’s adoration, he and wife Tina were the original ‘golden’ couple.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersPartners
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle, Deception
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events

The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:59
CharactersHeroes, Artists, Architects
PlotMagic, Death, Adventures
TimeMiddle Ages, Future
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:33
PlacePrison, USA
StyleFascinating

This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the assignment to avoid spending 20 years in prison on drug charges, it eventually evolved into a quest for justice for him. “Gangland Undercover” documents the lives of outlaw bikers, who live in a world in which respect is earned through fear. The series is based on Falco's memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws,” and documented historical research of gang rivalries.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryItaly
PlotSoccer

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, who's Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims.





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