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1923 (2022-present) is the most recent addition to the Yellowstone universe. The prequel series follows the Dutton family as they deal with many struggles of the early 20th century including drought, lawlessness, and cattle theft.
1923 received positive audience feedback thanks to its stellar cast and powerful storylines. The series has already been renewed for a second season that is sure to be filled with more Dutton drama.
If you are eagerly awaiting the return of 1923, here are 15 TV shows and movies like 1923 that are well worth watching in the meantime.
1. Yellowstone (2018-present)
Yellowstone is where it all started for the Dutton family. Taking place in the modern day, the Duttons have become one of the most powerful families in Montana as they own the largest cattle ranch.
John Dutton, along with his children, works tirelessly to protect their valuable land. Using a combination of power, violence, and politics, they will do whatever it takes to keep the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch in their name. Conflicts often occur with the neighboring Indian reservation, National Park, and land developers.
2. 1883 (2021-2022)
The first prequel series to Yellowstone, 1883 tells the story of how the Dutton family got their land. After fleeing a life in poverty in Tennessee, the Dutton family joins a European immigrant wagon train headed to Oregon.
Traveling on the wagon train is treacherous, as they face many hardships including bandits, disease, and tornadoes. After tragedy strikes the Dutton family, their journey is cut short. They end up settling in Paradise Valley, Montana, where they establish the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.
3. Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)
Peaky Blinders is a drama series that follows a British gang. Like 1923, Peaky Blinders takes place after WWI and shares similar themes.
With newly returned soldiers and crime gangs, fighting for survival is a part of England with the struggle of economic upheaval. Led by crime boss Tommy Shelby, a notorious gang in Birmingham known as the Peaky Blinders does whatever it takes to move up in the world.
With powerful family dynamics, crime, and murder, Peaky Blinders is a series that will draw you in.
Peaky Blinders is available to watch in the US on Netflix. The series has an 8.8/10 rating on IMDb.
4. Mayor of Kingstown (2021-present)
Taylor Sheridan, the mastermind behind the Yellowstone universe, is also the creator behind the Mayor of Kingstown. As a crime family drama, it will pique the interest of fans of 1923.
Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan. With the only successful business being incarceration, the show deals with challenging themes including systemic racism, corruption, and inequality. The McLuckys attempt to make a change in a town that lacks order and justice.
5. Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
If Alexandra’s backstory of coming from a British aristocratic family drew your interest in 1923 then Downton Abbey is a must-watch. The British socialite drama is especially enjoyable for history buffs.
Downton Abbey follows the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants at their Yorkshire country estate. The series chronicles what life was like for the British social hierarchy during the early 20th century. It deals with events such as the Titanic, WWI, and the Spanish flu, among other historical events.
6. Tulsa King (2022-present)
Another Taylor Sheridan creation, Tulsa King is full of drama, crime, and the mafia. While it is a different change of pace from 1923, many fans of the series are sure to enjoy the storylines of Tulsa King.
Following his release from prison after serving 25 years, Dwight “The General” Manfredi is sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma by his boss. As a New York Mafia capo, “The General” must build a new crime empire. Unfamiliar with the area, he seeks a new crew to build his criminal operations.
7. Deadwood (2004-2006)
As a western period piece, Deadwood is a show 1923 fans will enjoy. It shares similar themes to 1923 such as greed, lawlessness, and crime.
Deadwood is set in a mining town post-Civil War, in a town of lawlessness that has yet to become a part of South Dakota. This attracts all sorts of people, including those looking to get rich on gold and those looking to take advantage of the lack of law. The series features real-life historical figures including Seth Bullock, Al Swearengen, Wyatt Earp, and Calamity Jane.
8. The English (2022)
The English is a revisionist western TV miniseries that takes place in the 1890s in the American West. Like 1923, it deals with European immigrants in America as well as the cruel treatment of Indigenous Peoples.
The English follows Lady Cornelia Locke, as she seeks revenge on the man she believes responsible for the death of her son. Along the way, she meets Eli Whipp, an ex-cavalry scout and member of the Pawnee Nation. Together they cross the violent landscape of the Wild West and discover a possible shared history.
The English is available to watch in the US on Amazon Prime Video. On IMDb, it has a rating of 7.9/10.
9. Godless (2017)
If you enjoy powerful female characters like Cara Dutton, Godless will be right up your alley. The western drama miniseries offers a fresh take on a male-dominated genre.
Roy Goode is on the run from his former mentor and criminal Frank Griffin, along with Griffin’s gang. While fleeing, Goode seeks refuge in the town of La Belle, New Mexico, which population consists almost entirely of women. When the women of the town hear that the gang is headed toward them, they band together to protect themselves.
Godless is available to watch on Netflix in the US. The series has a rating of 8.2/10.
10. Perry Mason (2020-present)
Based on the character of the same name, Perry Mason is about a famed defense lawyer in Los Angeles in 1932. Like Spencer Dutton, Perry Mason faces PTSD after serving in WWI.
Perry Mason is struggling with the trauma of WWI and his divorce. He is hired to work on a prominent case of a kidnapped child. Due to the nature of the case, his investigations result in major consequences for himself and those around him.
11. Dances With Wolves (1990)
Staring Yellowstone’s very own Kevin Costner, Dances With Wolves is one of the most influential movies in the western genre. Combining action, romance, and adventure, the film is a must-watch.
During the Civil War, Lieutenant John Dunbar is assigned to a remote western outpost. While on assignment at the outpost, he befriends wolves and members of the Lakota tribe. He makes the decision to leave his former life behind for a new one, embracing simplicity.
12. Damnation (2017-2018)
Like 1923, Damnation deals with the struggles of the early 20th century. Set in the 1930s, the show deals with the American labor wars of the Great Depression.
Seth Davenport is a stranger with a violent past who arrives in a small town in Iowa posing as a preacher. He rallies the town against greedy industrialists and corrupt businessmen. Creeley Turner, an ex-con and Pinkerton detective, is brought in to stop Seth and he just so happens to be his estranged brother.
13. Out of Africa (1985)
If you are a fan of Spencer and Alexandra’s love story that blossomed in Africa, then Out of Africa is a must-watch for you. The romantic drama is based on the real-life story of Karen Blixen.
Danish aristocrat Karen Blixen travels to Africa to start a dairy farm with her husband Baron Bror Blixen in the early 1900s. However, Bror decides to use her money to start a coffee business instead. After discovering her husband has been unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for a big game hunter named Denys.
14. Legends of the Fall (1994)
Like 1923, Legends of the Fall follows a family living in Montana during the early 1900s. The film deals with the effects of nature, history, war, and love.
Colonel William Ludlow moves to the remote Montana wilderness with his three sons. The family is left torn after the youngest son Samuel dies in WWI. Now, the other two brothers both fall in love with Samuel’s finance Susannah, further pulling apart the family.
15. There Will Be Blood (2007)
Similar to 1923, There Will Be Blood follows a family business during the early 1900s. The movie deals with the themes of family, faith, and power.
Silver miner Daniel Plainview leads a life of struggle as a silver miner with his son H.W. However, things take a turn for the better as Daniel finds oil in the Western town of Little Boston, California. While he builds an oil tycoon, he finds himself falling into moral bankruptcy.