Best 12 Shows Like Black Sails (Updated)

We curated a list of the best six tv shows like Black Sails. This series is full of spectacular moments, action scenes, and amazing visual effects. Black Sails is a real gem for pirate genre fans. So if you are searching for adventure, drama, or period series you might want to check out the following series.

1. Peaky Blinders (2013)

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If you run out of quality series like Black Sails, then Peaky Blinders is the show for you! The “Peaky Blinders” crime family controlled the city of Birmingham by ways of terror. They are the second largest in England, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Killian Murphy is a gang leader, and a World War I graduate, who wants to make the family’s business legal. On the other side of the law, Inspector Campbell is sent by Churchill, then the Minister of Armed Forces, to clear the city of the criminal family. Peaky Blinders is The Sopranos, but told 70 years back, with raised levels of violence, chauvinism, coke, and whiskey. We mention the Sopranos mostly for the quality of the texts, the script, the depth of the characters, and their mental complexity. This show is one of Netflix’s best shows ever!

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2/12. The Musketeers (2014)

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A  group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards were assigned to protect the King and country, In the 17th century in Paris. D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos are the “Musketeers”, performing a variety of missions under the direct command of Captain Treville. Their main enemy is Cardinal Richelieu, who tries to trip kill the Musketeers and Queen Anne. This series will draw you into Musketeer’s world in Paris a long time ago, it’s adventurous, with charismatic characters, and scenes packed with action and fun. 

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3/12. Turn: Washington Spies (2014)

This is the story of America’s first spy network – the series takes place in the summer of 1778, amid the British occupation, when a New York farmer and his childhood friends create, with the encouragement of George Washington, an unconventional group of spies called the Culper Circle, a group that would eventually tip the scales in favor of the revolutionaries in the American Revolutionary War. Based on the book “The Spies from Washington”, this is well crafted historical drama – it is thrilling and will sweep you right to the 18th century – with its beautifully landscaped, visuals and outstanding costumes and interior design. 

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4/12. Outlander (2014)

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Claire Randall, An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Based on a novel by Diana Gabaldon, the plot is taking place in Scotland. Claire is forced to leave her husband and thrown into an uncanny world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a romantic gentleman, a young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two different lives. Outlander is such a sweeping and suspenseful series, that makes you skip to the realms of romance, and it is impossible not to wonder about, parallel lives and “what would have happened if…” If you liked Black Sails, you would love this series.

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5/12. Medici – Masters Of Florence (2016) 

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Cosimo de Medici finds himself, at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family in Florence in the early 15th century. When his father, Giovanni dies suddenly,  Cosimo and his brother must unearth his killer to protect the wealth and power of their family. With an outstanding cast (that includes Dustin Hoffman) this is a must-have series for History genre lovers. It is fascinating and thrilling and will sweep you from its first action scene. 

6/12. Game Of Thrones (2011)

In the mythical land of Westeros – nine families fight for control over territory. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. King of Westeros, asks his old friend, Lord Eddard Stark to serve as his right hand while multiple plots and conflicts are tangled in a neverending conflict over power and dominance. Based on a series of fantasy novels by the American author George R. R. Martin – the HBO hit series Game Of Thrones draws millions of fans around the world, establishing new language and brand new styling and aesthetics – a must-have series for fantasy lovers. 

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7/12. The Lost Pirate Kingdom

The twelve years of war against England left Spain bankrupt. It was a terrible time for them, the Spanish naval ships laden with gold and silver were wrecked at sea and scattered a huge fortune, discoveries at that time were equivalent to oil discoveries. Thus began the golden age of pirates, and in time they began to become bolder and sow destruction and chaos in the open sea. The cruelty, bullying, and aggression of the robbers were well known. For the first time, pirates began to attack English ships, thus becoming a real threat to the British Empire. “The Lost Pirate Kingdom” is a series based on the true story of the pirates. The series is expected to be uploaded to the Netflix streaming service soon. pleasant viewing

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See also: 12 Best Survival Movies Like The Perfect Storm 

8/12. Deadwood

It’s the Wild West in the crime town of Deadwood, days after the Custer massacre in South Dakota, in 1877. The town is populated by a mosaic of fringe people – criminals, discharged soldiers, dubious merchants, prostitutes, businessmen, dreamers, and various delusions – all want to get rich in gold and succeed in the environment Hard and ruthless where the just is the one who pulls out faster. In “Deadwood” there are no laws other than the law of nature – the strong survive.

9/12. 12 Monkeys

The overlooked series is based on Terry Gilliam’s successful film of the same name from 1995 starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. At the center of the film, which has since become a cult and is considered a classic, is a man sent to the past from a dystopian future where humans are imprisoned underground for fear of a deadly virus that has destroyed most people living on the planet. The purpose of the launch is to bring information that will make it possible to defend against the deadly virus. The main characters of the film star in the series (with one twist of gender reassignment as is customary nowadays), but it greatly develops the plot and the idea on which the film is based. In addition, while the film dealt more with the psychological aspect, the series focuses more on the subject of the plague, and as mentioned – the journey through time and its consequences.

10/12. The Expanse 

The plot takes place several centuries in the future (no date is specified anywhere, but various clues place it around the middle of the 24th century), with control of the solar system divided between 3 main political forces – the rich planet ruled by the UN, the Republic of Mars is characterized by a militaristic regime that turns it into a powerful military force, and through the “Outer Planet Alliance” (OPA) – a loose alliance between the asteroid belt men and the lunar settlers of the gas giants (Jupiter and Saturn), which for years were the solar system’s “water pumps and coal miners”, Have been exploited by Earth and Mars and are now striving for independence and self-determination.
The various interests of these forces create a kind of “cold war” between Earth and Mars, with the belt men perceived by both sides as terrorists.

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