Top 10 awesome shows like Roots that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Roots and you can't get over how good this show was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar shows which are created by the likes of Marvin J. Chomsky, Robert Reed and John Amos . Here goes the list -

  1. Roots: The Next Generations
  2. The Lives of Benjamin Franklin
  3. Kennedy
  4. Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic
  5. Napoleon and Love
  6. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
  7. Elizabeth R
  8. Ike: The War Years
  9. Edward the King
  10. Freud
  1. Roots: The Next Generations

    Roots: The Next Generations

    The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

    This show, created by John Erman, Debbi Morgan and Dorian Harewood, scores 7.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

    You can watch this on Fandangonow, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies and Apple Itunes.

  2. The Lives of Benjamin Franklin

    The Lives of Benjamin Franklin

    A mini-series made up of four plays, each showing Benjamin Franklin at a different stage in his life. In each episode, Franklin is played by a different actor.

    This show, created by Glenn Jordan, Willie Aames and Brian Avery, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

  3. Kennedy

    Kennedy

    Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

    This show, created by Jim Goddard, John Shea and E.G. Marshall, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

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  4. Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic

    Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic

    This show, created by Claude Whatham, Ian McShane and Rosemary Leach, scores 7.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

  5. Napoleon and Love

    Napoleon and Love

    A dramatized account of Napoleon's (Sir Ian Holm's) love life and his many women. From first love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine (Billie Whitelaw), liaisons with actresses, his love for the beautiful patriotic Marie Walewska (Catherine Schell), and his second marriage to Austrian Marie-Louise (Susan Wooldridge), all the time seeking an heir, and building an empire. There are nine fifty-minute episodes.

    This show, created by Derek Bennett, Ian Holm and Billie Whitelaw, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

  6. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

    Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

    Jennie Jerome was born in the United States in 1845, eventually becoming Lady Randolph Churchill and the mother of Winston Churchill.

    This show, created by James Cellan Jones, Lee Remick and Barbara Parkins, scores 7.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

  7. Elizabeth R

    Elizabeth R

    When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

    This show, created by Roderick Graham, Glenda Jackson and Ronald Hines, scores 8.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

    You can watch this on Hoopla.

  8. Ike: The War Years

    Ike: The War Years

    During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower serves as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. On a personal level, he has an extramarital affair with his driver Kay Summersby.

    This show, created by Boris Sagal, Robert Duvall and Lee Remick, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

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  9. Edward the King

    Edward the King

    The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the King, he developed a reputation of a playboy, which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

    This show, created by John Gorrie, Annette Crosbie and Timothy West, scores 8.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

  10. Freud

    Freud

    The life and times of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

    This show, created by Moira Armstrong, David Suchet and Helen Bourne, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | Biography

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