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20 best shows like The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

List of the best shows and series like The Pillars of the Earth (2010): Napoleon, Vikings, The Spanish Princess, The Tudors, Versailles, Atlantic Crossing, The Company, Mistresses, Da Vinci's Demons, The Last Post.

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: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventures, Intrigue, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

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: 8.1
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: 7.9
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: 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: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration04:46
CharactersSpy, Heroes, CIA
PlotPolitics, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleAction, Fascinating

The Company tells the thrilling story of Cold War CIA agents imprisoned in double lives, fighting an amoral, elusive, formidable enemy – and each other – in an internecine battle within the Company itself.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:43
PlotTreason

Meet Savi, a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life -- both professional and personal -- simultaneously bucking for partner at her law firm while she and her husband, Harry, try to start a family of their own. Savi's free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josselyn, couldn't be more different - living single, serial dating and partying, and regularly leaning on her big sister along the way. Their common best friend, April, a recent widow and mother of two, is rebuilding her life after tragedy and learning to move forward, with the support and guidance of her closest girlfriends. And friend Karen, a successful therapist with her own practice, reconnects with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a patient goes far too deep.

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: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMilitary, Soldier

Drama series set in the mid-sixties, in which a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families deal with the challenges of politics, love and war in British-controlled Aden.

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: 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: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration07:30
CharactersKings, Heroes, Wizards
PlotLove triangle, Deception
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersTeenagers, Werewolves
PlotSuperpowers, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:16
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland, USA
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Picking up where the Emmy-winning miniseries The Kennedys left off, The Kennedys – After Camelot provides a fascinating look into the modern era of America’s royal family. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryItaly, Germany

The story of Saverio Barone, a young prosecutor who in the early nineties became the protagonist of the “caccia alla Mafia” (Mafia-hunt) immediately following the Capaci and Via D'Amelio bombings. Inspired by the true story of the anti-Mafia magistrate Alfonso Sabella.

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: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Germany, Italy
Duration06:40
PlotTravel

A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration04:25

On a night in London in 1946, newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray arrives at the home of legendary literary figure, Herbert George Wells. Expecting to hear of the events and people who formed his prophetic imagination, she is informed of a world in which known scientific boundaries no longer exist. It begins a half-century earlier at London's Imperial College of Science where Wells meets Jane Robbins, a scientist equally fascinated by unnatural phenomenon, and a woman who immediately captures Wells' heart. Through midnight experiments and secret investigations into the paranormal, through the follies of chance and the miracles of fate, Wells and Robbins find themselves slipping into whirlpools of time, both past and present.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration08:30

This historical mini-series documents the reign of Elizabeth I with each episode focusing on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her various marital intrigues, her problems with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada

Forbidden Science is a Cinemax "After Dark" series that premiered on January 9, 2009, it is about a world in which people fulfill erotic desires with androids. It is a combination of film noir and sexploitation. Forbidden Science was a 13-episode series which follows the lives of the "4Ever Innovations" staff.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, USA
Duration05:09

Stephen Ezard's search for the truth about the death of his brother Michael catapults him into an international conspiracy and a passionate love affair.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany
Duration00:54

Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryGermany, Czech Republic

A young girl falls in love with a poor brewer's son. Their relationship is opposed by the girl's father, a rich mobster who has come to town to try to bully his way into the inner circle of Munich's brewery dynasties.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersArchaeologists
PlaceEgypt

The remarkable story of the chance meeting that transformed penniless, ostracised archaeologist Howard Carter into a household name following his discovery of the tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

Based on the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered by her own family for falling in love with the wrong man, Honour follows Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode's passionate search to discover the fate of missing 20-year old Banaz.

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: 8.1
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: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:55
CharactersPriests
PlotPolitics, Religion, Intrigue, Family life
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleDark, Fascinating

Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family.





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