20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

Updated on March 19, 2018
20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

You’ve probably already watched every episode of Game of Thrones and now you need a new show to start binging over the holidays. Well, I’ve got you covered with the list of TV shows like Game of Thrones! Here you have 20 series to choose from (the list is in no particular order)!

How would you rate Game of Thrones out of 5 stars?

See results

1. Spartacus

Spartacus | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Spartacus | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

If you like watching captivating and compelling bloody TV shows with a lot of violent scenes and nudity–both male and female–and you think you would like a series about the Roman history, then you should watch Spartacus. The American TV series is loosely based on the tale of heroic Thracian gladiator, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. It is filled with jaw-dropping action and emotional moments. So, if you are a fan of visually great historical drama series, check out the first season (titled Spartacus: Blood and Sand), a six-episode prequel miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and also two more seasons: Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned.

2. The Tudors

The Tudors | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
The Tudors | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

The Tudors retells the life of King Henry VIII: his reign and marriages. This series introduces viewers a young Henry – he is hunky and lustful. Though it does tells us about England’s 16th-century royal court, the production is mostly a cut down version of history, playing loose with facts to tell a dramatic tale of intrigue and tragedy. If you don’t expect the show to bring you a perfect history lesson and want episodes to keep you at the edge of your seat, you should give this one a chance.

3. Da Vinci's Demons

Da Vinci's Demons | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Da Vinci's Demons | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

This historical fantasy series follows Leonardo Da Vinci’s early years in Renaissance Florence. We are told the story of the artist, inventor, dreamer and idealist, lover, swordsman and simply a genius in his mid 20’s, whose name would know not just Florence but the whole Italy.

Though Da Vinci’s Demons does follow historical facts, one must remember that there are many productions of fantasy too (like in any other non-documentary TV show). So it’s better not to start complaining about historical inaccuracy and just enjoy the episodes. I would definitely recommend it for those who love Game of Thrones.

4. The Borgias

The Borgias | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
The Borgias | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

The Borgias is centered on the life of the infamous crime family that controlled all power in 15th-century Italy. Rodrigo Borgia tries to secure his position as Pope Alexander VI with the help of his several sons, marriage alliances, through murder and intrigue. So, if you are looking for a show focused on power, family, religion, and affairs of both the heart and state, you shouldn’t miss out on this one.

5. The White Queen

The White Queen | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
The White Queen | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

And here’s one more historical drama about court intrigue, murder, romance, and seduction. The White Queen is a portrayal of a war-torn 15th-century England. The story follows three different but equally relentless women who will stop at nothing on their way onto the English throne. This ten episode miniseries provides a gripping storyline that will have you riveted to the screen.

So, if you need to binge-watch some entertaining historical drama, you should give it a go. But keep in mind that it's historical fiction, not a documentary.

6. The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
The Last Kingdom | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

The Last Kingdom is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s book series The Saxon Tales. The TV show is set in the 872, when England is divided into various kingdoms, lands of which are gradually attacked, plundered and ruled by Vikings. The story follows Untred, a Saxon whose parents have been killed by the invading Vikings; he was captured as a boy and raised as one of them. From there, the story revolves around his struggle with his two identities.

Watching this series, you will see not only all its glorious fight scenes, fantastical story and breathtaking photography but also notice there’s a great attention paid to every character. If you’re at a loss because you can’t find a series similar to Game of Thrones you like, The Last Kingdom should be your best bet.

7. Knightfall

Knightfall | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Knightfall | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

Knightfall chronicles the fall of the Knights Templar, a military group of the Middle Ages who protected Christianity’s most precious relics. The series primarily focuses on the Templar’s leader, Landry, who is on his quest to find the Holy Grail. From the battles in the Holy Land to the betrayal that would lead to their dissolution on Friday the 13th – the most cursed day in the calendar – where everything is fated to go wrong.

If you enjoy swordplay and some politic in the castle, give this courtly drama a go.

8. Vikings

Vikings | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Vikings | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

Vikings tells us about a Viking warrior and farmer who explores and raids the distant shores across the ocean. The original Canadian-Irish series has been originally planned as a miniseries but after the tremendous support it got from fans and critics, more than five seasons have been released! If you are a true fan of Game of Thrones, it would be a mistake to ignore Vikings.

9. Reign

Reign | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Reign | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

This historical drama tells the tale of a 15-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, as she arrives in France to marry to Prince Francis. Here’s when the teenage girl faces political and sexual intrigue of the court. Parents of the Prince want to delay the arranged marriage, while Francis’ half-brother also develops romantic feelings for Mary. If you want to binge watch some entertaining historical drama, Reign is worth a try.

10. Black Sails

Black Sails | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Black Sails | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

Black Sails was created as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island: the series tells the story of Captain Flint with his pirates twenty years prior to when novel’s actions took place. Maybe you are looking for a decent pirate show? With its intriguing, extremely compelling storyline, it definitely has to get your attention.

11. Merlin

Merlin | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Merlin | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

Merlin is a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, whose destiny is to be the greatest king in history, while the destiny of Merlin is to protect the Prince. The magic is outlawed, so the powers have to be used in secret… But the show differs from traditional versions of the Arthurian legends. There are 5 seasons released with a total of 65 episodes!

12. Rome

Rome | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Rome | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

Rome has also been originally planned as a TV miniseries, but we know that great series should become actual TV shows, right? In this historical drama, the transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire is told from the viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his successor Octavian Augustus, and also from the viewpoint of some ordinary soldiers and their families. If you feel like you would like to watch the TV series that doesn’t attempt to hide the dirty aspects of the Roman Empire, try this one!

13. Outlander

Outlander | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Outlander | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

Outlander is based on the historical time travel novels by Diana Gabaldon. The plot of the story centers on a married World War II nurse, Claire, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1740th Scotland. Her heart tears between two totally different men in two irreconcilable lives, not to mention the fact that Scotland people think she might be an English spy…

If you still are looking for a series that has the look and feel of Game of Thrones: filled with romance, violence and intrigue, Outlander should be in your must-watch list!

14. Marco Polo

Marco Polo | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch
Marco Polo | 20 TV Shows Like Game of Thrones You Should Watch

The first season of this TV series tells us about the adventures of Venetian explorer Marco Polo in 13th-century China. After he is taken prisoner by Kublai Khan, Marco must learn how to navigate through the culture of life in the court.

The expensive production definitely shines in many aspects. The colorful sets and breathtaking outdoor scenes will really pull you in within the first several minutes of watching!

Other TV Shows Like Game of Thrones

"The Shannara Chronicles", "The Walking Dead", "Outcast", "Westworld", "Black Death", "Into the Badlands" are some other TV shows similar to Game of Thrones.

What TV show do you like the most?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • poppyr profile image

      Poppy 

      5 hours ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I'm a huge fan of medieval/historical fantasy but living in Japan we don't get any western TV shows beyond what's showing on Netflix. I love the look of White Queen; anything with "Queen" in the title tends to capture my attention immediately. This is a great list!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, reelrundown.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://reelrundown.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)