Dramas like Diriliş Ertuğrul

Here are 10+ Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul to Fulfill Your Craving




Updated on: 20/07/2021

Before starting with the list of 10+ Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul, let’s take a quick recap of this hit series. Diriliş: Ertuğrul is a Turkish web series based on real historical events. To make it more appealing, some addition of dramatic representations are added. The story takes place at the time of the 13th century. It covers the life of Ertuğrul, father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. This drama has become a cult classic in various Islamic countries. Fans often kept this series on the same pedestal as Game of Thrones. It is true that in comparison to action, thriller, and drama, this show is not behind of GOT.

The story starts when Suleyman Shah sends Ertuğrul and his companions to find a place for their nomad group’s settlement. Ertuğrul often uses to go for a hunt with his friends. One day during these adventures, he rescues a family from the Temple Knights. He brought the family to his clan without knowing their true identities. The arrival of these guests brought many dangers to the tribe. The Seljuk Empire wants to kill this family, and now Temple Knights want to take their revenge. The story further unfolds and gets more and more interesting as it progresses.

Now we know that this drama finishes after completing its four seasons. But the wandering for more stories and series like this is uncontrollable. So without further ado here, we present the list of 10+ Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul.

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Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul

Into the Badlands - Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul

10. Into the Badlands

IMDB Rating- 8/10

Genre- Action, Fiction, Adventure, Drama, Wuxia

Original Language: English

Opening in the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul is Into the Badlands. It is an American television series and action-adventure drama. The show’s first season launched in 2015, and till 2019 it has come up with three seasons. The drama is set in a post-apocalyptic world. In this world, Sunny is a highly-skilled fighter and the deadliest “Head Clipper” for Baron Quinn. He fights the Nomads to save a boy M.K. who withholds a dark secret about his past. While bringing him back, things become uncontrollable with a trainee fighter. Later, it revealed that M.K. holds the energy that is valuable for an opposing baron, The Widow.

Sunny also finds out that M.K.’s pendant carries similar energy as his childhood compass of a mythical city Azra. To know about his past, Sunny wants to know more about this city. He now especially wants to find a way out as his lover Veil is pregnant with his child, which is illicit in Badlands.


09. Rome

IMDB Rating- 8/10

Genre- Action, Drama, History, Romance, War

Original Language: English

Drama series Rome is a popular drama that aired for two seasons between 2005 to 2007. The viewers applauded every episode of the show. However, the series got canceled later on because of the high production cost.

This historical drama set during Ancient Rome’s transition from Republic to Empire. The series presents the lives of the rich, powerful, and historically significant people. It also reveals the life of two soldiers: Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and about their families/acquaintances. These fictionalized versions of Roman soldiers were mentioned in Caesar’s Commentarii de Bello Gallico. These soldier duos witness and influence many of the historical events throughout the series.

The show starts with Julius Caesar’s civil war of 49 B.C. The war was against the conservative faction in the Roman Senate until his assassination on 15 March 44 B.C. It also showcases the early years of the young Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome. Further, we can see the events of the struggle between Octavian and Mark Antony. And also the time when Antony and Cleopatra commit suicide in 30 B.C. The historical and action pack events get this drama in the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul.

The Pit - Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul

08. Çukur/ The Pit

IMDB Rating- 7.3/10

Genre- Action, Crime, Thriller

Original Language: Turkish

The Pit (Çukur) is an ongoing Turkish series that first aired in 2017. This action, crime, and thriller series have gain popularity with the local as well as international audiences.

It is a story of a dangerous and powerful crime family and their influence on a neighborhood, Çukur. Koçova is a noble mafia family who runs a criminal business in a notorious area of Istanbul, Çukur. Idris is the head of the family and does his best to protect the family and Çukur members. However, after the entry of a new gang, the family is in danger of losing control of the area. At this time, when everyone in the Koçova thought of giving up, Yamaç, the youngest sone of Idris returns. Yamaç had left the Çukur years ago to live a different life away from the crime. His coming back will bring new unfold changes in the place. But he has left his newly wedded wife without telling her the reason for his disappearance. Will he able to live with his wife again?

07. Filinta

IMDB Rating- 6.7/10

Genre- History, Detective fiction

Original Language: Turkish

If you are a fan of detective series and twists, then this series is for you. Filinta is a Turkish detective series that sets in 19th century Istanbul. It follows the adventure of Filinta Mustafa, who is a police officer and gets unfairly accused in a heinous crime. The first season is solely fictional, but from the second season, the story does contain critical historical events. This makes it ideal for the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul. The series gets completed in two seasons, from 2014-2016.

Filinta Mustafa is a young police officer. He, along with his team, tries to maintain the peace in the streets of the Ottoman Empire. His team struggles to find about a gun-smuggling mafia, who held disorder in the city. One day Mustafa and his friend Ali get trapped in a surprise attack. The attack was organized by a wealthy mafia leader Boris, who’ s actual facade is of a merchant. In this ambush, Ali gets killed, and all the blame came on the shoulders of Mustafa. He became the accused of planning the trap, killing Ali, and taking bribes from illegal sources. Now Mustafa’s journey starts to clear his name from this crime and to find the person behind the all. However, what future holds for Mustafa, will surely going to drop your jaws. It will make you sit on the edge of your seat with every passing episode.

Kingdom - Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul

06. Kingdom

IMDB Rating- 8.4/10

Genre- Historical drama, Political drama, Horror, Occult Fiction, Thriller

Original Language: Korean

Kingdom is a fictional period drama horror series. It is an adaption of the webtoon The Kingdom of the Gods. The series has two seasons, and both received an overwhelming reception from the audience. It set a few years after the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) during the Joseon period in Korea. This drama is so intense that it makes it similar to the dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul.

The first season starts when the Crown Prince Lee Chang falls into a life-threatening political conspiracy. Following the investigation of the spread of a mysterious plague. When some high authorities not allowed him to see his ill father, the King. He takes up the responsibility to find the reason for his father’s illness. For further investigation, he heads towards the Southern province, where he met physician Seo-Bi and Yeong-Shin. These two are already fighting with a mysterious plague that appears to bring the dead as zombie-like monsters. They came together to fight against this odd occurrence and also to save the royal dynasty from being overthrown.

Season 2 continues the story where it was left. In an attempt to save the people during the plague, the crown prince Lee Chang returns to the palace. Only to find the source of the disease and uncovers other secrets and plots within the palace.


05. Warrior

IMDB Rating- 8.2/10

Genre- Action, Drama, Martial Arts

Original Language: English, Cantonese

Warrior is a 2019 American action- drama show based on an original concept and treatment by Bruce Lee. The show has one season till now, and it is up to the second season soon. It set during the time of ‘Tong Wars’ in the late 1870s at San Francisco. Full of action and drama, the series follows Ah Sahm. He is a genius martial artist who migrates from China to San Francisco in search of his sister. Warrior also raises issues like xenophobia, political corruption, and prejudice. Action and the drama pack story makes it similar and in the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul.

Ah, Sahm travels to America to find his alienate sister. But gets involved and was recruited into the city’s tong war gang unintentionally. He also gets involved with many other prominent figures in the area. Among which one is Mai Ling, second in command of the another Tong gang. Mai Ling is his sister Xiaojing. Now, Ah Sham is in the middle of this and has a choice but to play along.

Payitaht: Abdulhamid - Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul

04. Payitaht: Abdülhamid

IMDB Rating- 5/10

Genre- Action, Drama, History

Original Language: Turkish

Payitaht: Abdülhamid, or The Last Emperor, is a Turkish period drama. It narrates the historical events during the reign of the 34th Ottoman Sultan, Abdul Hamid II. This series has four seasons right now, from 2017 to the present. The show portrays the journey and significant events of Sultan Abdulhamid’s Sultanate in 1896. This show is inspired by the real events of that period, and so it comes to the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul. The show will contribute to the knowledge of its audience with interest.

It also addresses the “Greek War,” which resulted in the victory of the Ottoman Empire after a long time. Viewers will also find the mention of Hijaz Railway, an important project in which the Sultan succeeds. The narration of all this history has made this drama very popular in middle-east and Islamic culture.


03. Spartacus

IMDB Rating- 8.5/10

Genre- Historical drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Romance

Original Language: English

Another in the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul is Spartacus. Drama Spartacus tells the story of a Thracian Gladiator Spartacus. Who once was an ally of the Roman Republic but later upraised against them. Spartacus, with his fellows, led a slave uprising movement against the Roman Republic. It was a movement by the oppressed class to challenge the slave-owning oligarchy. The show had three seasons starting from 2010 to 2013. The series does not lack anywhere, whether it is the characters, story, direction, or action.

The show starts with the Thracians getting persuaded by Claudius Glaber. To campaign against the Getae (who often raid their land) by serving as auxiliaries in the Roman troops. But Thracians revolt, after facing betrayal by Glaber as he changes his decision from the attack on Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor. Glaber captures one such radical Spartacus and sentences him to death as a Gladiator. On the other hand, his wife, Sura, punished for slavery. However, Spartacus defeats the four gladiators who were there to kill him and proves to be an exceptional gladiator. It made Senator Albinius commute his death sentence to a life of slavery as he became a favorite of the crowd.

Further, Batiatus purchases him for gladiator training. Batiatus vows to help him to find his wife if he shows himself while training. And the series takes the turn from here.

Vikings - Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul

02. Vikings

IMDB Rating- 8.5/10

Genre- Action, War, History, Romance, Drama, Adventure

Original Language: English

Vikings is a historical television drama based on the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, a best-known Norse hero. The series had six seasons starting from 2013. The initial seasons showcases the adventures and journey of Ragnar Lothbrok. From being a framer to warrior to a Scandinavian king. Later, we will also witness the explorations and ventures of his successors. In the land of England, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean.

The show consisted of a great cast and production team and was very well received in the USA and Canada. With six million viewers and 1.1 million viewers. This show’s overall popularity landed it in the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul. The series began from the making of Vikings age, starting by the Lindisfarne raid in 793. The show is full of gore & blood, action, and thrills. It also presents historical significance with the addition of fictional support.

Kurulus: Osman - Dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul

01. Kuruluş: Osman

IMDB Rating- 7.8/10

Genre- History, Action, Drama, War, Adventure

Original Language: Turkish

Kuruluş: Osman is a sequel to Diriliş: Ertuğrul. It centers around the life of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire. It premieres from 2019 to the present. The show deals with the efforts of Osman and how he establishes and leads the Ottoman Dynasty. His struggles to fight against Byzantium and the Mongols are beautifully portrayed here. The crucial part of the show is how he was able to obtain independence from the Sultanate of Rum. To establish an absolute state which can survive against huge Byzantium and Mongol Empires, while honoring the Turks.

Not just the Ottoman Empire, but the life of Oghuz Turks also discusses in the show. Who later establishes their Oghuz sultanate. In this heroic journey of Osman, we will see his fights with enemies and traitors in his hunt for victory. His dramatic win against all the odds, with the help of his family and friends, is the highlight of the drama. It is the sequel and takes the story further by proceeding with the historical summary of Osman’s reign from Ertuğrul. And so this places it on the top of the list of dramas like Diriliş: Ertuğrul.

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