Best 6 Shows Like Black Sails

best shows like black sails

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, period series you might want to check out the following series.

Best 6 Shows Like Black Sails

1 / 6

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Series Duration: 60 min.

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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 byways 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.

Why you should watch: Peaky Blinders is basically The Sopranos, but told 70 years back, with a 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!

2 / 6

The Musketeers (2014)

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Series duration: 55 minutes

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A  group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards, assigned to protect the King and country, On 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.

Why you should watch: 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. 

Watch now: Amazon

3 / 6

Turn: Washington Spies (2014)

Genre: Drama, History, War

Series duration: 60 minutes

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This is the story of America’s first spy network – the series takes place in the summer of 1778, in the midst of 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. 

Why you should watch: 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. 

Watch now: Amazon

4 / 6

Outlander (2014)

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Series duration: 64 min

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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, young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two different lives. 

Why you should watch: 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.

Watch now: Amazon

5 / 6

Medici – Masters Of Florence (2016) 

Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Series duration: 60 min

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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 in order to protect the wealth and power of their family.

Why you should watch: 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. 

Watch now: Netflix

6 / 6

Game Of Thrones (2011)

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Series duration: 57 Min


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On 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. 

Why you should watch: 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. 

Watch Now: Amazon

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8. Vikings

9. The Lost Pirate Kingdom

10. Knightfall

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