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List of the best shows and series like Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020): THEM, Domina, The Great, The Underground Railroad, Why Women Kill, I May Destroy You, Never Have I Ever, I Am Not Okay with This, Clarice, Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes.

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

A limited anthology series that explores terror in America.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
CharactersStrong women, Emperors
PlotPolitics
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

The extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world. Follow Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, The escape
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Follow young Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotTreason, Love, betrayal, Relationship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.

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: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Friends, Losers
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Lovely

After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.

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: 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: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryRussia
CharactersStrong women
PlotLife, Power, Women's rights
PlaceUSSR
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The year is 1930. In a small Tartar village, a woman named Zuleikha watches as her husband is murdered by communists. Zuleikha herself is sent into exile, enduring a horrendous train journey to a remote spot on the Angara River in Siberia. Conditions in the camp are tough, and many of her group do not survive the first difficult winter. As she gradually settles into a routine, Zuleikha starts to get to know her companions. The eclectic group includes a rather dotty doctor, an artist who paints on the sly, and Ignatov, Zuleikha's husband's killer. A screen version of the best-selling novel by Guzel Yakhina.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58
CharactersTeenagers, Childrens, Friends, Orphans, Good people
PlotRelationship, Adventures, First love
PlaceSchool, Small towns
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, For children, By books, Women in the lead roles, Touching

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Relationship, Money, Intrigue, Balls
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleEasy, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

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: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersChief
PlotRelationship
PlaceCollege
StyleWomen in the lead roles

At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersParents
PlotLove, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Women in the lead roles

A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersLawyers, Judges
PlotJustice
PlaceUSSR, Court, Russia
StyleWomen in the lead roles

1966. Nina Metlitskaya, a young lawyer, is moving from a small-scale legal consultation in the far Moscow region to Branch No. 1 — the strongest law office of the Soviet Union. Now she has to prove that she was not here by chance.

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: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Friends, Journalists
PlotLife, Growing up
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

For decades, childhood best friends Kate and Tully have weathered life's storms together -- until a betrayal threatens to break them apart for good.

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: 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: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand
CharactersGold miners
PlotRelationship, Fate, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotFights
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.

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: 7.2
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: 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: 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: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersComedian, Partners, Celebrities
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Explore a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

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.





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