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20 best shows like The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

List of the best shows and series like The Ghost and the Darkness (1996): Falling Skies, Sleepy Hollow, Siberia, Klondike, House of Anubis, Whiskey Cavalier, Nightflyers, Extinct, Lost, Alex Rider.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens, Military, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Alien invasion, Adventures, Shootouts
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Monsters, Horses, Ghosts
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Investigation, Adventures
StyleAtmospheric

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Adventures, Mystery
PlaceRussia
StyleTwisted plot

Siberia is an American mockumentary series about a reality television show where 16 contestants must survive in the Siberian territory of Tunguska. The show was filmed in Birds Hill Provincial Park just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It premiered on NBC on July 1, 2013. The first season was met with generally favorable reviews from critics and viewers, with average viewership per episode coming in around 2.03 million viewers. Metacritic scored the show with a 63 out of 100. The series concluded its first season on September 16, 2013.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, western, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration04:34
CharactersFriends, Businessmen, Gold miners
PlotSurvival, Adventures, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By books

The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Heroes, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Missing people
PlaceSchool, England
StyleEasy

House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert Verhulst and premiered on Nickelodeon on New Year's Day 2011 in the United States and on 25 February 2011 in the United Kingdom. The series is the first Nickelodeon series to be filmed overseas, the first soap opera created by Nickelodeon and the channel's first soap opera aimed at children and teenagers. As of 25 February, the program will be broadcast on TeenNick. The show has since concluded its third season and as of 28 September 2013 Nickelodeon has not announced a fourth season.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Adventures, Weapons, Shootouts
StyleEasy, Fascinating

Following an emotional breakup, tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”) is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Investigators, Heroes, Scientists
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

In the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space—it's already on their ship.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Adventures
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

400 years after the extinction of the human race, a small group of humans are revived by an alien civilization. The colony of revived humans encounter struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before, while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Death, Adventures, Fate
PlaceIslands, Airplanes, Uninhabited island
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Spy, Heroes
PlotAdventures
StyleSpectacular

Everything changes when Alex Rider learns that his uncle Ian has actually been killed in the line of duty as a British spy. The normal teen is approached by the head of The Department and pressured to help investigate his uncle's death. Alex reluctantly assumes a new identity and goes undercover in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersHackers, Spy, Heroes, Scientists, Special agents
PlotSuperpowers, Martial Arts, Adventures
StyleMarvel, Spectacular

Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure
CountryFrance
CharactersGold miners
PlotSurvival, Adventures
StyleSpectacular, Action

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

After a fortuitous drug bender saves his life, addict Jake ventures out into the quiet streets… unaware that most of the world already died in their beds. Now, battling sleepless fatigue and encroaching delirium, Jake teams with a scrappy teenager, overnight doctor and red-eye pilot to search for answers… and just maybe find a way to sleep again.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Monsters
PlotSupernatural
StyleSpectacular

R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The series is based on The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie, and the books The Haunting Hour and Nightmare Hour anthology by R. L. Stine.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration00:56
CharactersPirates
PlotSurvival, Adventures
PlaceShips
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular

The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersHeroes, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Adventures, Technology, Mystery
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to contact Earth, but their explorations unexpectedly reawaken the Ancients' deadly enemies, The Wraith, who hunger for this new prey. Now with the help of newfound local allies like Teyla Emmagan, the Atlantis Team sets about to uncover their new home's secrets even as their war of survival against the Wraith begins.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryTurkey
CharactersVampire
PlotDeath, Adventures, Fate
PlaceTurkey
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Driven by revenge, human-turned-vampire Mia sets out to vanquish Dmitry, a ruthless vampire leader who seeks an artifact that grants immortality.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:42
CharactersHeroes, Losers
PlotTime travel, Survival, Apocalypse, Travel, Viruses
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleAtmospheric, Action

The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersVampire, Werewolves, Brothers, Angels, Demons
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Magic, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their '67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey, South Africa
Duration02:56
CharactersMonsters, Horses, Heroes
PlotTravel, Adventures, Fate
PlaceSea
StyleSpectacular

The Odyssey is a 1997 American fantasy–adventure television miniseries and Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, the miniseries aired in two-parts beginning on May 18, 1997 on NBC. The series later won the award for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special". The series is based on the ancient Greek epic poem, The Odyssey, which is usually attributed to Homer. It was filmed in Malta and Turkey, as well as many other places around the Mediterranean, where the story takes place, plus parts of England. The international all-star cast includes Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Irene Pappas, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Lee, and Vanessa L. Williams.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:00
CharactersSamurai, Military, Samurai, Heroes, Emperors
PlotWar, Survival, Adventures, Politics, Intrigue
PlaceShips, Japan
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersRobots, Rich, Androids, Heroes, Scientists
PlotLove, Survival, Apocalypse, Investigation, Relationship
PlaceWild West
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Dystopian, Twisted plot

A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryGermany
CharactersBrother and sister, Heroes
PlotAdventures, Intrigue
TimeFuture, Post-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular

2074. In the wake of a mysterious global disaster, war rages between the Tribes that have emerged from the wreckage of Europe. Three siblings from the peaceful Origine tribe are separated and forced to forge their own paths in an action-packed fight for the future of this new Europa.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Travel, Adventures
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Twisted plot

Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersMafia
PlotLove, Survival
PlaceUSA

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

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: 8.1
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersTeenagers
PlotTravel, Adventures, Uprising
StyleFancy

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.

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: 6.8
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventures, Expeditions
TimePost-apocalypse, Future, Prehistoric times
StyleSpectacular

Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, The Prophets
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses, Fighting Evil
PlaceSmall towns, USA
TimePost-apocalypse

In a world mostly wiped out by the plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.





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