10 best shows like The Halcyon (2017)

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The Halcyon 2017
The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.
List of the best shows and series like The Halcyon (2017): Parade's End, Dancing on the Edge, The Honourable Woman, Cranford, New Worlds, Home Fires, Morocco: Love in Times of War, The Tudors, Man in an Orange Shirt, World Without End.

Parade's End (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59

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.

Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration07:30

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

The Honourable Woman (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the West Bank. Her efforts to reconcile the Israelis and Palestinians lands her an appointment to the House of Lords and creates an international political maelstrom.

Cranford (2007)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00

A rich and comic drama about the people of Cranford, a small Cheshire town on the cusp of change in the 1840s. Adapted from the novels by Elizabeth Gaskell.

New Worlds (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

New Worlds is a gripping 4 part mini series dealing with love, loss and the human price paid for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today. We follow the fortunes of four young people - Beth, Hope, Abe and Ned - from across both sides of the Atlantic, caught up in these turbulent times. We see them struggle as they are torn between love and ideals in the harsh reality of the changing world. In England, the restored monarchy of Charles II has betrayed its promises and reverted to tyranny. Behind the decadence of the Court, a terror machine is repressing the freedoms won for the people with so much blood during the Civil War of England when Charles I was executed. In America, the tentacles of state terror reach the English colonists of New England who are struggling to throw off the shackles of the English Crown. At the same time the colonists are ruthlessly staking their claim to the territories occupied by the Native American Indians, and shedding much of the American Indian's blood in the process - in a chilling echo of the tyrannical behaviour that they sought to escape from when they crossed the Atlantic

Home Fires (2015)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.

Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySpain

Oblivious to the strife that awaits them, a group of young nurses from Spain's upper class head to war-torn Marocco in 1921 to help where help is needed. Many lessons in love and life are learned before they overcome deepest conflicts, grow as human beings and find out what they really want from life and whom they truly love.

The Tudors (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53

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.

Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

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.

World Without End (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Canada, United Kingdom, Hungary

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.

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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration08:48

The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V. The Second Season is subtitled "The Wars of the Roses" as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.

X Company (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military
CountryCanada

An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they're fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it's one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.

Vikings (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

The Book of Negroes (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryCanada
Duration01:24

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.

Banana (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59

Witty, heartfelt and unique interlinked stories covering different aspects of LGBT life, featuring the most exciting emerging talent.

The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59

Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.

The Spanish Princess (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55

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

Press (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:57

The lives of the editors and journalists working at a left-leaning broadsheet and a populist tabloid.

Land Girls (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom

The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Mahabharat (1989)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military
CountryBelgium, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, USA, Australia, Luxembourg

A dynastic struggle occurs for the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan, between the Kauravas and Pandavas, collateral branches of the clan, which causes the Kurukshetra War.

Wolf Hall (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

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?

Emma (2009)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration04:00

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...

Flack (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:55

Robyn, the sharp and witty publicity maven, is an expert at her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life. Robyn’s work as a crisis PR strategist is fast-paced and unpredictable, as she counsels high-profile personalities in entertainment, fashion and sports.

Our World War (2014)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom

Our World War is a gripping factual drama series offering viewers first-hand experience of the extraordinary bravery of young soldiers fighting 100 years ago. Drawing on real stories of World War One soldiers it uses the visual techniques and imagery familiar from modern warfare – POV helmet camera footage, surveillance images and night vision – to immerse the BBC Three audience in life on the Western Front. Each episode is closely based on first-hand testimony, interviews and memoirs that reveal often hidden and sometimes disturbing aspects of the combat experience.

War and Peace (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryItaly, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration06:35

War and Peace is a 2007 Russian-French-Italian-German miniseries directed by Robert Dornhelm. It was broadcast in Belgium and in France in four parts during October and November 2007. It was inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, which also is divided into four parts. The actors are of different nationalities.

World on Fire (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom

The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.

Kiri (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.

The Mill (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

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.

SEAL Team (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA

The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

Shogun (1980)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:00

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




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