Historical TV Shows

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1. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 46,648

2. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 147,624

3. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 213,577

4. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 87,066

5. Marco Polo (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 60,001

6. Frontier (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Follows Declan Harp, a half-Irish/half Cree Native-Canadian outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly on the fur trade in Canada.

Stars: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, Greg Bryk

Votes: 14,991

7. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hart, David Dawson

Votes: 61,406

8. Knightfall (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A look at the final days of the Knights Templar during the 14th century.

Stars: Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Julian Ovenden

Votes: 14,921

9. Britannia (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In 43 AD, the Roman Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia.

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, David Morrissey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Eleanor Worthington-Cox

Votes: 10,687

10. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 71,598

11. Versailles (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 12,348

12. Medici (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Daniel Sharman, Alessandra Mastronardi, Synnove Karlsen, Sebastian De Souza

Votes: 13,079

13. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tommy Knight

Votes: 20,442

14. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 109,280

15. Poldark (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 23,407

16. Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014–2019)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The heroic story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman Empire.

Stars: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Hülya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun, Nurettin Sönmez

Votes: 19,972

17. Warrior (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Set during the Tong Wars in the late 1800s, Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy originating from China to San Francisco, ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown

Stars: Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan

Votes: 9,635

18. Arthdal Chronicles (2019– )

80 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

Arthdal Chronicles depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth.

Stars: Joong-Ki Song, Ji-won Kim, Dong-Gun Jang, Ok-bin Kim

Votes: 1,737

19. Descendants of the Sun (2016–2017)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

This drama tells of the love story that develops between a surgeon and a special forces officer.

Stars: Joong-Ki Song, Hye-Kyo Song, Goo Jin, Ji-won Kim

Votes: 6,408

20. The Last Czars (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A Chronicled look at the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.

Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 4,635

21. Rebellion (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 258 min | Drama, History, War

Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Stars: Michael Ford-FitzGerald, Jaelynne Wallace Ruane, Jordanne Jones, Brian Gleeson

Votes: 2,370

22. Charité at War (2019– )

Drama, History

A German hospital in 1943 has to deal with the effects of WWII and the cruel policies of the Nazi regime.

Stars: Sarah Bauerett, Susanne Böwe, Mala Emde, Artjom Gilz

Votes: 760

23. The Road to Calvary (2017– )

Drama

Swept up in political unrest during World War I, two sisters in St. Petersburg cope with turbulent romances as Russian history is made around them.

Stars: Yulia Snigir, Anna Chipovskaya, Leonid Bichevin, Andrey Merzlikin

Votes: 573

24. In Vlaamse Velden (2014)

50 min | Drama, War

A 10-part series telling the story of the Boesman family during World War I.

Stars: Lize Feryn, Wietse Tanghe, Matthieu Sys, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 725

25. The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

Stars: Sean Bean, Richie Campbell, Tom Ward, Ryan Sampson

Votes: 8,683

26. Trust (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom.

Stars: Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Luca Marinelli

Votes: 5,435

27. Magnificent Century (2011–2014)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

From 1520, follows Suleiman the Magnificent and his relatives from his great conquests to the "Battle of Szigeth".

Stars: Halit Ergenç, Nur Fettahoglu, Selim Bayraktar, Selen Öztürk

Votes: 14,068

28. Muhtesem Yüzyil: Kösem (2015–2017)

120 min | Drama, History, Romance

Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.

Stars: Hakan Sahin, Sener Savas, Nurgül Yesilçay, Ece Çesmioglu

Votes: 2,424

29. Wounded Love (2016–2018)

120 min | Drama, History, Romance

Azize finds herself with her 3 children and mother-in-law in a difficult fight. She raises her children while fighting the difficulties of the war period and her husband's absence whom she ... See full summary »

Stars: Halit Ergenç, Bergüzar Korel, Boran Kuzum, Pinar Deniz

Votes: 3,414

30. Ekaterina (2014– )

44 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once ... See full summary »

Stars: Marina Aleksandrova, Sergey Koltakov, Michael Gor, Isabel Schosnig

Votes: 986

31. Camelot (2011)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

When King Uther dies and Britain faces chaos, Merlin presents an unknown named Arthur as the new king by birthright, as the late king's son, against the ambitious desires of his half-sister, Morgan.

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton, Peter Mooney

Votes: 22,475

32. Atlantis (2013–2015)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 10,327

33. Legend of the Seeker (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny.

Stars: Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence, Craig Parker

Votes: 32,567

34. The Shannara Chronicles (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.

Stars: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko

Votes: 52,088

35. Robin Hood (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong

Votes: 15,393

36. Sinbad (2012–2013)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A Persian prisoner sets out to find his dead brother with help from his misfit group.

Stars: Elliot Knight, Marama Corlett, Elliot Cowan, Junix Inocian

Votes: 3,402

37. The Musketeers (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama

Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris, "The Musketeers" gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.

Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles

Votes: 19,787

38. Manhattan (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, War

In 1943, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Katja Herbers

Votes: 7,437

39. Deutschland 83 (2015)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 10,411

40. Catch-22 (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel. Follows Captain John Yossarian and airmen in World War II.

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Daniel David Stewart, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 12,326

41. City on a Hill (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien

Votes: 5,315

42. A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (2012–2013)

23 min | Comedy, Drama

In the early 20th century, a young doctor arrives in a small Russian village around the time of the Russian Revolution to work in the local hospital.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Rosie Cavaliero, Adam Godley

Votes: 13,849

43. Into the Badlands (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons.

Stars: Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Emily Beecham, Aramis Knight

Votes: 38,604

44. Gunpowder (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, History

Foreign mercenary Guido Fawkes, and a group of English Catholic traitors plan to blow up the Palace Of Westminster and kill King James I in the early 17th century.

Stars: Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 8,667

45. The White Princess (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Richard Dillane

Votes: 7,730

46. Kingdom (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Horror

While strange rumors about their ill King grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.

Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Doona Bae, Kim Sungkyu, Hye-Jun Kim

Votes: 19,711

47. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.3