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20 best shows like Show Me a Hero (2015)

List of the best shows and series like Show Me a Hero (2015): Sons of Liberty, House of Cards, The Book of Negroes, The Kennedys: After Camelot, The Truth Will Out, Waco, The Knick, Reprisal, My Country: The New Age, Nuremberg.

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: 8.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:50
CharactersHeroes, Mentors
PlotPolitics, Power, Intrigue, Elections, Blackmail
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching, For men, Action, Intriguing, Fascinating

Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. House of Cards is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name, which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryCanada
Duration01:24
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Makes me think

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.

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: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden
CharactersPolice
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Investigation, Political
PlaceSweden
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotFBI, Sects, Shootouts
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

The harrowing true story of the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh in Waco, TX that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Dark, Fascinating, Touching

Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
PlotRevenge
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersKings, Warriors
PlotLove triangle, Fate
StyleRomantic, Spectacular, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

Set during the turbulent time of the fall of Goryeo and the founding of Joseon, two former friends face-off against one another over a woman and the future shape of the nation.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersPsychologists, Monsters, Judges, Military, Heroes
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersFamily, Kings, Princesses
PlotRevenge, Death, Politics, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:06
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Terrorists, CIA, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Death, Viruses, Technology, Weapons
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, By books, Fascinating

Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by Sydney Pollack’s 1975 political thriller Three Days of the Condor.

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
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: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersSuperhero, Demons, Superhero team
PlotSuperpowers, Revenge, Travel
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, DC, Atmospheric, Action, By comics

A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration01:00
CharactersFamily, Androids, Robots
PlotInvestigation, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Dark

An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.

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: 8.6
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFamily, Tough guys
PlotDeath, Shootouts
PlaceWild West, Small towns, USA
Time19th century
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Sad ones

Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Gangsters, Actors, Veterans
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Based on real events

The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.'s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s. It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.

Markimdb: 9.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:56
CharactersScientists
PlotDisasters, Politics, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSSR, Forest, Russia, Ukraine, Restricted areas
TimeDark ones
StylePopular, Short, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:01
CharactersDetectives
PlotDeath, Abduction
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The story of Jim Worth, an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains. When his small town is overrun by migrant workers from a massive new oil refinery – the wave of drugs, prostitution and organised crime that follows them threatens to sweep away everything in its wake.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53
CharactersKings
PlotLove, Politics, Love triangle, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersFriends
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Action, By books, Fascinating

A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core values of all who are pulled into it.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersMilitary, Scientists
PlotSecond world war
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

The story of the mysterious and brilliant Jack Parsons in 1940s Los Angeles as by day he helps birth the discipline of American rocketry and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.

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: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSuperhero, Killers, Criminals, Losers, Celebrities
PlotSuperpowers, Revenge, Supernatural, Investigation
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By comics

A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersScammers, Partners
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

NYC 22 follows six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan. With unique backgrounds, personalities and reasons for being on the force, the new cops will make their share of rookie mistakes while they figure out how to relate to their boss, each other and the people they swore to protect.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersLawyers, Rich, Businessmen, Journalists, Officials
PlotInvestigation, betrayal, Money, Power, Stock exchanges
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.





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