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20 best shows like Secretariat (2010)

List of the best shows and series like Secretariat (2010): Mrs. America, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Gangland Undercover, The Long Road Home, Pablo Escobar The Drug Lord, The Queen's Gambit, Madoff, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, Genius, John Adams.

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: 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
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: 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: 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: 8.6
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: 7.4
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.

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: 8.3
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: 8.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersLawyers
PlotPolitics
PlaceCourt
StyleAtmospheric, To cry

John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first fifty years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim, and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and thirteen Emmy awards, which is more than any other miniseries in history.

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: 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: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Friends, Soldier
PlotPolitics, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

A radical group of young men band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.

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
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Students, Friends, Disabled people
PlotBasketball, Family life
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a working-class neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.

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: 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: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration04:00

Miniseries based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on one one of most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTrainers, Losers, Large families
PlotSports, Depression, Boxing, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. The series premiered on January 11, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT. On March 24, 2011, FX announced the cancellation of the show. The final episode aired on April 5.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance
Duration02:12
CharactersSpy
PlotAdventures, Politics
PlaceAirplanes
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.

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: 7.6
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPoor
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleBased on real events

Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.

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
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScouts, Terrorists, CIA
PlotWar, Investigation, FBI
PlaceUSA
StyleBased on real events

Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, it takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

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: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Teachers, Sisters, Orphans
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleRomantic, Easy, To cry, Touching

The story of sisters Lillian and Grace who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care.

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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:16
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland, USA
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:52
CharactersGladiators
PlaceRoman Empire
StylePopular, Worth watching, For men

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.

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.





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