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The Top 9 Shows Like ‘Bridgerton’, Ranked + Where to Watch Them

These shows will take you back in time and transport you around the world!


We all love the 19th-century glamour and swoon-worthy romances in Bridgerton, but waiting weeks for season three (which debuts on May 16) feels hard. We’re impatient for the show to come back, which is why we’ve ranked the nine best shows like Bridgerton to tide you over while you wait. All of these shows feature powerful performances and stunning period style. And who knows? Maybe one of them will become your new favorite!

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9. Reign (2013 — 2017)

Based on the real-life story of the Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart and Prince Francis II of France in the early 16th century, Reign shows viewers how the royals dealt with love, politics and complicated relationships with their friends and family. The show features glamorous balls and steamy romances, making it perfect for Bridgerton fans. 

Click through to watch Reign on the CW.

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8. Victoria (2017 — 2019): Shows like Bridgerton

Set in the 19th century, just like Bridgerton, this drama is based on the true story of the young Queen Victoria, and follows her as she begins to heal from the trauma of King William IV’s death, as well as leaving to navigate her accession to the throne at age 18. If that wasn’t enough, Victoria is also newly wed to Prince Albert. The show is perfect for those of us who want to see the human side of royalty.

Click through to watch Victoria on Amazon Prime. 

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7. The Tudors (2007 — 2010) 

Fans of historical royalty will love this Emmy-winning show, which dives deep into the wild life and six wives of King Henry VIII, who reigned over England from 1509 to 1547. The handsome Henry Cavill stars as Charles Brandon, the 1st Duke of Suffolk, one of King Henry’s closest friends. The Tudors has lots of sexy romantic moments that Bridgerton fans will love. 

Click through to watch The Tudors on Amazon Prime. 

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6. The Crown (2016 — 2023) 

Based on the late Queen Elizabeth II and inspired by decades of real-life events, The Crown will captivate anyone who’s fascinated by the royal side of Bridgerton. The show starts with Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation at age 25 and ends with her and Prince Philip reflecting on just how far they’ve come. It also touches on the scandals around Princess Diana and looks at the backstories of Prince William and Princess Kate. 

Click through to watch The Crown on Netflix.

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5. Downton Abbey (2010 – 2015): Shows like Bridgerton

If you loved the family aspect of Bridgerton, then this 15-time Emmy-winning show is perfect for you. Downton Abbey follows the Crawley family (and, fascinatingly, their servants) in 1912 England, as they attempt to deal with the tragic aftermath of the Titanic’s sinking, which left their family without an heir. The beloved series also has multiple spinoff TV shows and movies, so there’s plenty to explore.

Click through to watch Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. 

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4. Jamestown (2017 — 2019)  

Set in the US, in 17th-century Virginia, this historical drama shows viewers the first settlers in the English colony of Jamestown, and the complex dynamics of the arranged marriages that awaited them. If the strong female friendships are your favorite part of Bridgerton, Jamestown will be perfect for your next binge-watch.

Click through to watch Jamestown on Amazon Prime.

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3. Poldark (2015 — 2019): Shows like Bridgerton

Another historical show set in America, Poldark follows Caption Ross Poldark after he returns home from the Civil War. Upon arrival, he is shocked to learn that his father is dead, and his true love is about to marry someone else. Now, Poldark must win his love’s heart back, even if it means embarking on heart-pounding and dangerous adventures. Bridgerton fans will swoon over Caption Ross and the dramatic risks he’s willing to take. 

Click through to watch Poldark on Amazon Prime.  

2. Outlander (2019 — Present) 

If the love triangle in Bridgerton season two had your heart pounding, this romance is sure to hook you. Outlander takes place in Scotland in 1945, where former British combat nurse Claire Randall is ready to embark on a second honeymoon with her husband. However, while there, she stumbles upon a standing stone in one of the ancient circles, and suddenly turns into a Sassenach — an “outlander” in the year 1743, where she encounters a handsome young Scots warrior named Jamie Fraser. 

Click through to watch Outlander on Netflix.

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1. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2023): Shows like Bridgerton

Finally, if you like Bridgerton, then you will love this spinoff that follows the early days of Queen Charlotte and her marriage to King George of England. The prequel is inspired by real-life events and sheds light on Lady Danbury’s and Lady Violet Bridgerton’s lives. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has it all: It’s evocative, sexy, and just as romantic as the original series. 

Click through to watch Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on Netflix.

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