Its been over a year since the Game of Thrones finale and we still miss it. The award-winning movie had so many things that we loved about it but a special part of it was its historical setting.
While TV shows set in the modern-day are lots of fun, watching a movie set in another age and time has a whole different kind of fun. The newness and alien-ness of old cultures and tradition give us a glimpse into what it felt to live at that time in a dramatic way.
Like GOT, historic shows can be fictitious or based on the life of a real person. There are so many historically shows and can be hassle to find one that holds a candle to the intrigues of GOT.
However, you need not look elsewhere, I have curated top 5 historical 2020 TV shows you will like especially if you are a GOT fan.
The movies are selected based on IMDb and rotten Tomatoes rating as well the year of latest episodes
Vikings finally premiered its final season this year and it was explosive. The TV Shows which started in 2013 has been on the screens for as long as GOT. The series follows the rise of warrior Ragnar Lothbrok to become one of the bravest Viking warriors of his time.
The TV show which is based on various Norse myths and legends captures the brutal battles of the historical Vikings. In the series, Lothbrok’s rise from being a simple farmer to being a legendary warrior who was believed to be a direct descendant of Odin himself.
Later seasons of the series featured his family and children.
The sixth and final season premiered in 2020 and Netflix is working on producing a sequel series called Vikings: Valhalla. The series is rated 8.5 on IMDb and 93% Rotten Tomatoes.
Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2)
Rise of Empires: Ottoman is a TV show set during the Roman era. The series follows the story of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu) wages an epic campaign to take the Eastern Roman capital of Constantinople.
The Series which is based on Turkish history, was directed by Emre Şahin and written by Kelly McPherson. The series started airing in January 2020.
In the Series, the Ottoman Empire led Mehmed the Conqueror wages a long war that ends in the Fall of Constantinople. The series is rated 8 on IMDb and 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Washington – miniseries (3)
The stories of how legends and heroes were made are often interesting. In the TV Show, Washington, the life story of George Washington, the first President of the United States is re-enacted with the drama and action.
The real-life documentary was directed by Roel Reiné and premiered in February 2020.
In the TV Show, Washington a fatherless young soldier as becomes a leader of men fighting for the common cause and later the first president of the free world.
The series is rated 8.1 on IMDb but hasn’t been rated on Rotten Tomatoes.
Thieves of the Wood (4)
Thieves of the Wood tells the story of an 18th-century outlaw leader Jan de Lichte, a native of Aalst (now Belgium) who fights for the oppressed like Robinhood.
The TV show which is based on the 1957 novel De bende van Jan de Lichte by Louis Paul Boon was released on Netflix in January 2020.
In the series, Jan de Lichte led a gang of thieves who helped the oppressed lower classes during the War of the Austrian Succession between 1740 and 1748.
The series is rated 6.7 on IMDb and 82% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Luna Nera (5)
History isn’t complete without the story of witches and magic. In historical fantasy, Luna Nera follows the story of women who are accused of being witches as they defend themselves and fight back in the 17th century.
The Italian TV show created by Francesca Manieri, Laura Paolucci and Tiziana Triana was premiered on Netflix in January 2020.
In the series, young Adelaide “Ade” Bruno learns about her destiny among a family of witches, just as she develops a romance with a witch-hunter’s son Pietro.
The tv show tells the story of Pietro’s father attempts to hunts her down for witchcraft. The series is rated 5.5 on IMDb but hasn’t been rated on Rotten Tomatoes.
There you have it my Top 5 historical movie for 2020. Is there any you think should be on the list? Please share in the comment box.
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