What to Watch
In need of distraction without Game of Thrones? Here are the essential series, movies and documentaries for whatever your mood.
Hungry for More High-Stakes Drama?
Shows to keep you on the edge of your seat.
In 1876, the richest gold strike in U.S. history draws a throng of restless misfits to a dangerous frontier settlement plagued with corruption and crime.
Kit Harington stars as committed Catholic Robert Catesby, the driving force of the Gunpowder Plot to take out Parliament in 1605.
Historical hindsight fuels the horror in this miniseries about the 1986 nuclear accident and the sacrifices made to save Europe from disaster.
Lost Without Your Favorite Stars?
Here are the films featuring some Game of Thrones alums.
Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) takes on a much more villainous role as a bounty hunter in this dystopian drama about superpowered teenagers resisting an oppressive society.
Think late-series Theon for this action sequel, featuring Alfie Allen as a "looney" soldier racing to protect an innocent child from encroaching monsters.
Lena Headey excels at playing commanding figures, and that was true well before her turn as Cersei. Her 2002 performance as the jealous lover of a Victorian poet gives you an early glimpse.
It’s just her voice, but these storypoints might sound appealing: Maisie Williams (Arya) plays a young tomboy who helps a tribe of cavemen save their home from a powerful enemy.
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) stars in this exploration of the unlikely friendship between a journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize as it unfolded over a wild night in L.A.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch will show you how the world’s biggest television show prepared for its eighth and final season.
Looking for Laughs?
They're always the best medicine.
Let these complicated families step in.
Balancing family and work can be stressful, no matter what your profession — so just imagine what husband, father and mob boss Tony Soprano has to deal with.
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley star as three moms at the center of a suspicious murder that shakes up their tranquil community.
A New York media family wrestles for control over their father’s empire, and learns the trouble that comes with unmet expectations.
Bring some sunshine into your life.
Ready for a Dose of Reality?
When truth is stranger than fiction.
DIRECTED BY AMY BERG
Following the rise of the true-crime podcast Serial, this docuseries looks into the investigation and conviction of Adnan Syed in the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee.
DIRECTED BY ALEX GIBNEY
Elizabeth Holmes’ lies caused the downfall of her multibillion-dollar healthcare company, Theranos. Discover how she hid the truth for so long and what finally took her down.
DIRECTED BY ERIN LEE CARR
A story of brutal matricide quickly becomes a tale of deception in this film about the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard and the events leading to her death.