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20 best shows like The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)

List of the best shows and series like The Crimson Petal and the White (2011): Bridgerton, Death Comes to Pemberley, Parade's End, Little Dorrit, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Dickensian, Sanditon, World Without End, Poldark, Vanity Fair.

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: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:00
CharactersMaids
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAction, By books, Touching

Adaptation of PD James's bestselling homage to Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
CharactersMaids
PlotLove, War, Treason, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleShort, Romantic, By books

The story of a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette in the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30
CharactersWidows, Poor
PlotDeath, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Amy Dorrit spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her employer's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersCats
PlotLove, Adventures
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fancy, By books, Fascinating

In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. Thinking Alice insane, her doctors aim to make her forget everything. While Alice is ready to put it all behind her, she knows this world is real. In the nick of time, the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit save her from a doomed fate. Together, the trio tumble down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where nothing is impossible.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland
Time19th century

The spirited and impulsive Charlotte Heywood moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Canada, United Kingdom, Hungary
CharactersWitches, Monks, Knights
PlotViruses
PlaceVillage, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Action, By books, Fascinating

Two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral, the medieval town of Kingsbridge is taken under siege by Queen Isabella. Caris, a visionary young woman, inspires her people to stand up for their rights and revolt against to the most powerful forces of her time, the Church and the Crown.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPoor
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
Time18th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Fascinating

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:10
CharactersStrong women
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Becky Sharp.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleDark, Fascinating, Touching

Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersKings, Priests
PlotDeath, Politics
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Fascinating

Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

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: 8.2
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends
PlotSecond world war
PlaceVillage, England
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Touching

The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world. By banding together as the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, they help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Mystery, Balls
Time19th century
StyleBy books

A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersThe thieves, Poor
PlotLove, Revolution, Depression, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, By books, Touching

France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.

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: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration07:30
CharactersFriends, Musicians
PlotDancing, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

An explosive 1930s drama following a jazz band in London at a time of huge change.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration04:00
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Nothing delights Emma more than meddling in the love lives of others. But when she takes protege Harriet Smith under her wing, her plans can only end in disaster...

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersSpy, Gays
PlotRelationship
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating

Danny is a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage in this contemporary, emotional thriller. He falls for the anti-social but enigmatic Alex, both from opposite worlds, and they soon realise they’re perfect for each other. But when Alex suddenly disappears, Danny is utterly ill-equipped to take on his complex and codified world. Young, innocent and adrift he needs to decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth?

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Mystery
StyleFascinating

When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.

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: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration04:00
CharactersAngels, Poor
PlotDeception
PlaceVillage, England

The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
PlotShopping
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating

An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the pasts that follow them there. A love story, mystery, and social comedy all in one.

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: 8.3
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: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersOrphans
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating

The life of an orphan is changed by the providential intervention of a mysterious benefactor.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMaids
PlotSurvival
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Touching

Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, we follow the trials, tribulations and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersGays, Artists, Artists, Veterans
PlotLove, War, Second world war, Relationship
PlacePrison, England
StyleFascinating, Touching

A love story in two films charts the very different challenges to happiness for Michael and Thomas in the aftermath of World War 2, and to Adam and Steve in the present day.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration04:40
CharactersKings, Writers
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin take on the lead role of Logan Mountstuart in William Boyd's adaptation of his best-selling novel. From one man's emotional, tumultuous and unpredictable journey through the 20th century comes a funny, moving and ambitious four-part drama. Told through Logan's intimate journals, beginning with the idealism and arrogance of his youth, through the triumphs and tragedies of middle-age, to the unexpected dramas of his twilight years - his story reveals that all our lives are ultimately random, and defined by luck and seemingly inconsequential choices. Hayley Atwell, Natasha Little, Emerald Fennell, Ed Stoppard, Samuel West and Kim Cattrall star alongside Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander as the lovers, wives, friends and infamous figures he encounters throughout his ordinary and yet utterly extraordinary life.





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