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20 best shows like The Theory of Everything (2014)

List of the best shows and series like The Theory of Everything (2014): Genius, Game of Thrones, Maid, Hollywood, Narcos, The Great, House of Cards, Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I, Cleopatra.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Artists
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Kings, Dragons, Brothers, Sisters
PlotLove, betrayal, Adventures, Magic, Intrigue
PlaceForest
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, Single mothers
PlotSuccess, Overcoming difficulties

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses and fights to provide a better future for her child.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersActors
PlotDirectors
PlaceUSA

A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big — no matter the cost.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration02:13
CharactersMafia, Criminals
PlotMoney
StyleWorth watching

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:50
CharactersHeroes, Mentors
PlotPolitics, Power, Intrigue, Elections, Blackmail
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching, For men, Action, Intriguing, Fascinating

Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. House of Cards is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name, which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:49
PlotLove, Politics, Mystery, Intrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:43
CharactersPoets
PlotPolitics, Love with age difference
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Elizabeth I is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The miniseries covers approximately the last 24 years of her nearly 45-year reign. Part 1 focuses on the final years of her relationship with the Earl of Leicester, played by Jeremy Irons. Part 2 focuses on her subsequent relationship with the Earl of Essex, played by Hugh Dancy. The series originally was broadcast in the United Kingdom in two two-hour segments on Channel 4. It later aired on HBO in the United States, CBC and TMN in Canada, ATV in Hong Kong, ABC in Australia, and TVNZ Television One in New Zealand. The series went on to win Emmy, Peabody, and Golden Globe Awards. The same year, Helen Mirren starred as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, with which she dominated the award season.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:57
CharactersHeroes
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Childrens, Orphans
PlotLost memory, Riddles
StyleDorama

An emotional journey that follows a brain scientist who is obsessive about figuring out new technologies to access the consciousness and memories of the brain. His life goes sideways when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident, and he uses his skills to access memories from his wife’s brain to piece together the mystery of what actually happened to his family and why.

Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersScientists
PlotRelationship, Social networks
PlaceEngland
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, By books, Based on real events

The story of how Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersCelebrities
PlotSports, Basketball
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Based on real events

A 10-part documentary chronicling the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:06
CharactersSerial killers
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Based on real events

Jack the Ripper is a 1988 two-part television film/miniseries portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack the Ripper, the unidentified serial killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the murders.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, crime, biography
CountryUSA
PlaceZoos, USA
StyleBased on real events

A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

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

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
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: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
PlotLove
PlaceUSA
StyleBased on real events, Touching, Sad ones

An anthology series that goes beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America at a time when they are more relevant than ever.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:56
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Heroes
PlotTravel
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

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: 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
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration05:52
CharactersGays, Angels, Lawyers, Terminally ill
StyleFancy, Fascinating, Touching

Set in 1985, the film has at its core the story of two couples whose relationships dissolve amidst the backdrop of Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate.

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: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove

When England won the World Cup in July 1966 Bobby Moore became a national hero. Swept up by the media frenzy and the nation’s adoration, he and wife Tina were the original ‘golden’ couple.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Rappers, Artists
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

In the early 1990s in New York, during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, a visionary musician named Bobby Diggs aka The RZA begins to form a super group of a dozen young, black men, who will eventually rise to become one of the unlikeliest success stories in American music history.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:52
CharactersGladiators
PlaceRoman Empire
StylePopular, Worth watching, For men

Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotJustice, Women's rights
StyleTouching

The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:05
CharactersSingle mothers, Gardeners

In 1935, financially strapped widow Louisa Durrell, whose life has fallen apart, decides to move from England, with her four children (three sons, one daughter), to the island of Corfu, Greece. Once there, the family moves into a dilapidated old house that has no electricity and that is crumbling apart. But life on Corfu is cheap, it's an earthly paradise, and the Durrells proceed to forge their new existence, with all its challenges, adventures, and forming relationships.





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