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7 Ruthless Shows Like The Young Pope

Starring: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, and Silvio Orlando

Lenny Belardo is young and charming and the first American to become the Pope. A.k.a. Pius XIII. The College of Cardinals ran an effective media strategy that got Lenny elected for this prestigious role. After the election, Lenny uses his new power to push the Catholics into a conservative direction. The new Pope is homophobic, opposed to public appearances, and uses his newfound power at the Vatican for his own dark agenda.

Basically, Lenny now rules the Vatican through fear. The Cardinals who fought hard to put Lenny in his position are now very unhappy with the new Priest. What will happen next? Watch this amazing cast, and brilliant storyline to find out.

For more series about corruption and ruthless people, check out these vindictive shows like The Young Pope.

The Americans

Starring: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Keidrich Sellati

Philip and Elizabeth Jennings live in a typical D.C. American neighborhood. They have great friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Unbeknownst to all, Philip and Elizabeth deep-cover Soviet spies. This series similar to The Young Pope is about their daily lives as stereotypical parents and their jobs as travel agents. During the night things are a little different.

Philip and Elizabeth use their spy training to snag confidants, lovers, and associates, into their web of lies and deception. How far will this couple go to defend their beliefs? Is it really worth it? The cost of an undeclared war may be too much to bear.

Watch The Americans to find out more about this twisted story of misconception.


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Taboo

Starring: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, and Jonathan Pryce

Taboo is a dark elaborate puzzle set in 1814. This series is one of the most unique and well-acted shows like The Young Pope. James Keziah Delaney returns to London after a 10-year span in Africa, only to find out that his father has left him an enigmatic legacy. The East India Company has wronged James in many ways. This causes him to wage war on it.

Meanwhile, James is being stonewalled between the fighting forces of Britain and America.

*** We apologize for the vagueness of this plot summary but we’d rather keep Taboo‘s secrets quiet until you discover them for yourself.


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Tyrant

Starring: Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, and Ashraf Barhom

Price: $8.99

Barry Al-Fayeed has been living in America for the last 20 years. During this time he met Molly Olson and had two beautiful children, Sammy and Emma. Barry and his wife are both physicians working in Pasadena. When Barry was 16, he ran away from his life in the middle East and gave up his original surname, Bassam, to escape the repressive regimes and violence of his country.

Barry’s mother urges him to come back to the middle East. With much hesitation, Barry, along with his family, return to his hometown. Things have gotten worse, this time, Barry might not be able to leave and with his family in tow, things just got a whole lot more dangerous and life threatening in this series called Tyrant.

What will happen to the Al-Fayeeds now that they are in the savage middle East? Watch this barbaric portrayal of dictatorship among shows like The Young Pope to find out!


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Peaky Blinders

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, and Joe Cole

This series like The Young Pope is set in 1919 in Birmingham, England. Peaky Blinders is the name of a mobster family that rules the dark and dismal England streets. They also have razor blades sewed into their caps for quick executions. This show is about the epic family and their mob boss called Tommy Shelby, who is cunning and ruthless and will do anything to be the strongest player in the game. This show is all about the disorders and uprisings created by the Peaky Blinders.


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The Night Manager

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, and Elizabeth Debicki

Price: $19.94
Was: $30.99

Jonathan Pine is an Englishman who works in a Cairo hotel. A woman he is involved with gets murdered by a local gangster. This terrifies Jonathan. He packs up his stuff and quickly moves to Switzerland to hide from the gangster’s retribution. In Switzerland, Jonathan finds another hotel job in this show called The Night Manager.

The first four years, everything goes well but suddenly the man involved in his friend’s murder visits Jonathan’s place of work. Jonathan decides it’s time for revenge and coincidentally, the British Intelligence needs Jonathan’s help to stop this evil man. An evil game of cat and mouse is about to begin, involving enough deception and excitement to please anyone who has enjoyed the other shows like The Young Pope.


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Billions

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, and Maggie Siff

Price: $17.48
Was: $17.99

Bobby ”Axe” Axelrod is a charismatic who works in Connecticut. Bobby is the head of a company called Axe Capital. This place is a hedge fund cover-up that is making, well, billions. A U.S. district attorney is on Bobby’s trail but he just can’t get enough evidence to lock Bobby away. This merciless story among shows like The Young Pope is all about the corruption found on Wall Street and how far the law will go to stop the insider trading. Billions is loosely based on real hedge fund stories.


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The Path

Starring: Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, and Emma Greenwell

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The Path must be found among show recommendations for The Young Pope. This show is about a family called the Lane’s who live in upstate New York. The entire family is part of a religious movement called the Meyerist. The Meyerist Movement is a combination of New Age philosophy, Scientology, Christian mysticism, Utopianism, and Shamanism, with a splash of mixed rituals.

While Eddie, the father, attends a spiritual retreat to upgrade his Meyerism in Peru, he experiences a feeling that rushes over his entire body and makes realize his beliefs might be wrong. Now Eddie is faced with a tough decision, he must decide what to do and how to explain to his wife that they may be part of a religious cult.

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