Best Drama TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Drama TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, realistic and stylized. Plot: family relations, society, husband wife relationship, rivalry, female nudity, murder, lesbian, danger, profanity and death. Genre: Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi. Country: USA, UK and Germany.
Best Drama TV shows
Best Drama TV shows
TOP TV Shows: Downton Abbey (2010), Peaky Blinders (2013), The Handmaid's Tale (2017), The Queen's Gambit (2020), Euphoria (2019), Westworld (2016), Game of Thrones (2011), Little Fires Everywhere (2020), The Good Doctor (2017), Breaking Bad (2008), Billions (2016), New Amsterdam (2018), Lost (2004), Grey's Anatomy (2005), Unorthodox (2020), House (2004), Taboo (2017), Broadchurch (2013), Code Black (2015), Chicago Fire (2012).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.7
 197K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, countryside, love and romance, traditional versus modern, manners, family life, family relations, butler, social differences, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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 8.8
 480K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, crimes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, mafia, determination, power struggle, rise to the top, cruelty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, ireland, london
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: melancholic, psychological, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: surrogate mother, slavery, sexism, rape, infertility, totalitarianism, tyranny, violence against women, violence, protest, kidnapping, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: chess, genius, girl power, addiction, child prodigy, female protagonist, girl, prodigy, mathematics, obsession, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: europe, usa, moscow russia, kentucky, las vegas ...
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 8.4
 152K
Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: depressing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychedelic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: drugs, drug addict, teenage life, youth, sexuality, high school, sex, teenager, friends, first love, strong sexual content, hallucination ...
Time: 2010s
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 8.6
 474K
Westworld (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
TV show
Story: A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be ...
Style: stylized, exciting, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, technology gone awry, androids, a.i., amusement park, escapades, androids and robots, moral dilemma, human android relationship, consciousness ...
Time: future
Place: usa, san francisco
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 9.3
 2.0M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: 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 ...
Style: epic, captivating, atmospheric, sexual, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, dragon, king, intrigue, adventure, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, medieval, throne, swords and armor, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, social, psychological, captivating, pink cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, teenage sexuality, parents and children, strong female character, conflict, lgbt teen, social differences, wealthy family, racial tension, female artist, jealousy ...
Time: year 1997, 90s
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The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, serious, emotional, psychological, talky ...
Plot: autism, hospital, talented, surgeon, doctor, prodigy, medicine, medical, doctors, physician, talent, male doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco
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 9.5
 1.7M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, master criminal, family problems, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 8.4
 91K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspense, thought provoking, entertaining
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: money, corruption, investor, stock exchange, rivalry, businessman, ambition, stock market, wall street, wealth, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 8.0
 35K
New Amsterdam (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Max Goodwin, the hospital's newest medical director, sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: hospital, medical, doctor, patient, surgery, physician, medicine, rivalry, nursing, coworker relationship, cancer, workplace ...
Place: usa
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 8.4
 535K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, lost, mysterious place, plane crash, death, human nature, destiny, adventure, asthma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
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 7.7
 292K
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace romance, patient, doctors and patients, workplace, medical student, surgeon, couple relations, intern, treatment, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa
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 8.0
 75K
Unorthodox (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians -- until her past comes calling.
Style: uplifting, social, touching, suspense
Plot: orthodox jew, jewish family, judaism, mother daughter relationship, escape, female protagonist, strong female lead, lesbian relationship, husband wife relationship, follow your dream, new life, women in society ...
Place: new york, berlin germany, brooklyn new york city
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 8.7
 447K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, prodigy, dark humor, intelligence, patient, talented, loneliness, human nature, hospital, riddles and clues, loner, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.4
 133K
Taboo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: witchcraft, brother sister incest, family business, british empire, adventurer, incest overtones, dark secret, murder, investigation, conspiracy, homecoming, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, africa, usa, europe, united kingdom ...
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 8.4
 109K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, uncover truth, small town, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 8.0
 12K
Code Black (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the award-winning documentary, this medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff confront a challenged system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the ...
Style: suspense, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: emergency room, doctor, hospital, medical profession, nurse, reanimation, saving a life, coping, team, medical, surgery, nursing ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.2
 54K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire department, fire brigade, paramedic, rescue, crime investigation, teamwork, life risking, responsibility, lifesaver, friendship, emergency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.8
 124K
Succession (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.
Style: captivating, emotional, inspirational, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: wealth, family business, ceo, family relations, businessman, father son relationship, betrayal, parents and children, rivalry, patriarchy, employee employee relationship, business ...
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 48K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, realism, workplace situations, surgeon, medicine, society, nurse, nun, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 109K
Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, ...
Style: scenic, sad, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ranch, family business, cowboy, family relations, death, rivalry, old west, society, crimes, dishonesty, tough guy, power struggle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
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 8.5
 146K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, conspiracy, space station, alien life-form, space opera, space exploration, space battle ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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 7.9
 36K
Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, sexy, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual exploration, sexuality, sex, sexual relations, couple relations, masturbation, infidelity, sexual dysfunction, determination, workplace, sexual identity ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1956, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
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 8.6
 163K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the ...
Style: motivational, light, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: karate, dojo, master apprentice relationship, martial arts training, teenager, martial arts, fight, middle aged man, rivalry, martial artist, starting over, father figure ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: california, southern california
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, viking, castle, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, kidnapping, heroes, vengeance, british ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.7
 71K
See (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, clan, blindness, warrior, survival, tribe, escape, blind character, twins, virus, weapons, distopia ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 84K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, tense, psychedelic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, mythology, mysterious character, mystery, ex convict, supernatural, death, travel, deception, road trip, god ...
Time: 21st century
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master servant relationship, domestic servant, rich and poor, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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