With Game of Thrones gone, leaving a lot of fans in a spiral of withdrawal symptoms, fans are searching for the next quick fix—epic Movies like Game of Thrones. Movies that will give you that same rush you felt seeing Daenerys ride and command her dragons, powerful lords and kings unexpectedly slaughtered, mortals fighting giants and the undead, cripples becoming a king and so on.
No matter how the ending of GOT made you feel, you can’t deny that the series did an astonishing job in adapting George R.R. Martin’s masterpiece, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’ From developing complex characters to introducing a diverse and strange world, Game of Thrones totally nailed it. Now, after seeing all that, any other movie, especially epic ones, that you start watching is viewed through the lens of GOT.
While you may not find another movie that features an interesting blend of odd creatures like giants, white walkers, and dragons, you can satiate your GOT appetite with these fantastic TV shows that equally contain compelling characters, sword fights, scandalous sex, love and deceit like Game of Thrones.
The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom easily fills the vacuum created by GOT’s absence. Start watching this epic series culled from Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories and you’d immediately find yourself bingeing them. Uthred, the protagonist in this movie, is more like a combination of Theon Greyjoy and Jon Snow. Uthred grew up within the household of his captive—(he was captured and taken as a little boy) and on becoming an adult, was caught between staying with his adoptive parents and going to his hometown.
Fans of The Last Kingdom are singing its praises online, talking of how it is Vikings and GOT put together and some even saying it is better than GOT. Seeing as GOT’s 89% rotten tomatoes rating is behind The Last Kingdom’s 91% rating, checking it out should definitely be worth it.
While the Tudors doesn’t hold a candle to Game of Thrones unpredictability and intrigue, it does deserve a place on this list for its brilliant portrayal of political tussles. The Tudor’s setting is 16th century England—the spotlight is on Henry VII and his many wives. Although the plot is not 100% historically accurate, most of what happens are pretty predictable but still exciting.
Natalie Dormer who played Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones stars as the infamous Anne Boleyn in The Tudors.
Just as you will find plenty of sword clanging, ancient costumes and powerful women characters in Game of Thrones, the Vikings equally have all of that. Some people even refer to Vikings as the “dumber and tamer” sister of Game of Thrones. All the intrigue and hefty storylines you seek in an epic show are right there in the Vikings. But you won’t be seeing no dragons or numerous orgies and flashing titties. Sure, it’s got flashes of sex and violence but they are on a moderate level compared to Game of Thrones.
Does Spartacus need any introduction or long speech? Spartacus was equally as popular as Game of Thrones. However, while Game of Thrones was pure fantasy with inspirations from true stories, Spartacus was based on facts. It follows the gladiator Spartacus, leader of a slave rebellion that took place in Rome.
Spartacus delivers more action-packed scenes and less talk unlike Game of Thrones although there are many delightful similarities between both like unexpected betrayals and of course, massive sex and violent scenes.
Does history serve in a golden platter of well-portrayed power struggles, assassinations, and wars interest you? Then Rome is the next epic show to binge on after Game of Thrones. Although the show ended at just two seasons due to the extremely high cost of productions, the available series contains all the important information.my
Rome’s ending won’t leave you hanging like Game of Thrones as it has a closure that is not far-fetched.