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20 best shows like The Big Short (2015)

List of the best shows and series like The Big Short (2015): Billions, Devils, Black Monday, McMillion$, Happy End, Snabba Cash, Squid Game, Shameless, Madoff, A Very English Scandal.

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryItaly, France, United Kingdom
CharactersRich, Businessmen, Traders
PlotMoney, Intrigue, Stock exchanges, Conspiracies, Investment
PlaceItaly
StyleAction, Fascinating

After being implicated in a deadly scandal, a trader at a leading London bank fights to clear his name, but instead uncovers an intercontinental conspiracy masterminded by powerful forces operating in the shadows.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersLosers, Traders
PlotMoney, Parties, Stock exchanges
PlaceWall Street
StyleFascinating

Taking viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history – this is the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party and the glass ceiling.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary, crime, history
CountryUSA
PlotMoney, Deception, Lottery
PlaceUSA

A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents who caught the security officer who orchestrated the entire scheme.

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Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersTeenagers, Kept woman, Streamers
PlotMoney, Relationship, Social networks
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden
CharactersSingle mothers, Criminals
PlotMoney

The lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a charming gang enforcer and a troubled teen collide amidst a desperate — and sinister — pursuit of wealth.

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: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Teenagers, Gays, Scammers, The thieves
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Fancy, Uplifting

Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.

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: 7.7
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
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersMafia, Rich, Businessmen, Traders
PlotRevenge, Death, Stock exchanges
StyleAction, Fascinating

Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to return to threaten them, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld and must confront his values to protect those he loves.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotMoney, Stock exchanges

In the cutthroat world of international finance, a group of young graduates compete for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs and ego as it is by deals and dividends.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:56
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Heroes
PlotTravel
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
PlotVirtual Reality, Love triangle, Life after death, Money, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleEasy

In 2033, people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathan’s self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration02:13
CharactersMafia, Criminals
PlotMoney
StyleWorth watching

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

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: 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
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: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, USA, United Kingdom, France, Spain
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Architects, Artists
PlotLove
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

A fresh look at the life and legacy of the iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci, positing that he was a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci’s artworks for hidden clues about a tortured artist struggling for perfection.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:54
StyleRomantic

Casanova is a 2005 British television comedy drama serial, written by television scriptwriter Russell T Davies and directed by Sheree Folkson. Produced by Red Production Company for BBC Wales in association with Granada Television, the 3-episode series was first screened on digital television station BBC Three from 13 March, with a repeat on mainstream analogue network BBC One commencing 4 April.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Treason, Investigation, Relationship, Adventures
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

Set in a single room of an average American motel, each episode tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it.

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: 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: 8.6
Genredocumentary, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:41
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity.

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: 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: 7.5
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: 8.1
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: 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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
PlotLove
Time19th century
StyleFor children, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.





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