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19 best shows like The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)


List of the best shows and series like The Diary of Anne Frank (2009): House of Saddam, Napoleon, I Remember Nelson, Omar, Versailles, The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice, A Very English Scandal, The Long Road Home, Baghdad Central, Atlantic Crossing.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotPolitics

The intimate world of Saddam Hussein and his closest inner circle is in this gripping four-part drama that charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant political figures in recent history.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration05:57
PlotDivorce

The life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

Vice Adm. Horatio Nelson's remarkable naval career and troubled personal affairs are brought to life in this miniseries, which tells his famous story through the narratives of those who knew him best.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryMorocco
Duration00:45
CharactersInvestigators
PlotDeath

Omar or Farouk Omar is a historical Arab television drama series that was produced and broadcast by MBC1 and directed by Hatem Ali. Co-produced by Qatar TV, the series is based on the life of Omar, one of the Prophet Mohammad's best companions and the second Caliph of Islam. The series had to face large controversy due to its depiction of Omar, Abu Bakr, Osman and Ali, the four Rashidun Caliphs, along with other characters, who some Muslims believe should not be depicted much like the Prophet Mohammad. The series consisted of 30 episodes and was originally aired in the month of Ramadan since July 20, 2012. It was made at a cost of 200 million Saudi Riyals and filmed in Morocco, mostly in Marakesh, Tangiers, El Jadida, Casablanca and Mohammedia. After the series was broadcast on MBC, dubbed into several languages and subtitled in English on youtube, it received great support from many different scholarly bodies and people watching it. As the series depended solely on reliable historical established facts, the series did not face criticism in terms of its content, as past movies and films faced.

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: 8.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey

The growth of the great Seljuk Empire. An epic journey with love, secrets and struggle for the pursuit of order in the world and justice.

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: 7.5
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: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotMissing people

Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryNorway, Germany, USA, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom
PlotSecond world war

The incredible, true story of the Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha’s efforts to support her country during World War II. After a headlong flight from the Nazis, she was forced to part from her husband and cross the Atlantic Ocean to seek refuge in the United States. There, she soon found herself involved in a close relationship with the President of the United States: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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: 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: 7.2
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: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

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: 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: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:05
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Death
PlaceRussia

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:55
CharactersWarriors, Emperors
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

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?





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