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At this time, nearly a year has passed since the battle for dominance over Westeros came to its final conclusion. Whether or not this conclusion satisfied you, after so many years of following the trials and fierce competition of the nine houses, it is still not unusual to suffer from post Game of Thrones separation anxiety. A good cure for that is an Amazon Prime subscription.

The HBO series inspired by the unfinished series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin collectively dubbed A Song of Ice and Fire was an incendiary hit on par with most cinematic blockbusters in terms of pop culture influence and dominance at the water cooler. It is rare for such a series to have this kind of influence on the populace, but not as rare to find one with similar themes of interfamilial strife, cross-cultural conflict, forbidden love, and even more dragons.

Much of the best movies and TV shows that fall under those (or similar) categories that should satisfy the most devout Game of Thrones fans are available to stream right now on Amazon Prime. Catch up on these 12 films and series before winter comes.

David Morrissey in Britannia

Britannia (2017-Present)

What It’s About: In the year 43 AD, the Roman Army comes to conquer the Celtic land called Britannia, but not without facing the wrath of its female warriors and druids who claim they can conjure the dark forces.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: While it is loosely based on historical fact, and proves most accurate in its brutal battle sequences, Britannia (a British import picked up by Amazon Prime in 2018 that also stars The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey) takes a few liberties with fantastic elements and the 1960s folk song ("Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan) that serves as its intro theme music.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

Peter MacNicol in Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer (1981)

What It’s About: An elderly wizard (Sydney Bromley) and his young apprentice (Peter MacNicol) are tasked with saving the beautiful princess of their kingdom (Caitlin Clarke) before she becomes the next one to be sacrificed to an evil dragon as part of a heinous agreement between the fire breathing creature and the King.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: Nominated for two Academy Awards, the inspired hero's journey of MacNicol's young, aspiring wizard of Dragonslayer has since earned the spectacular adventure a cult following of which Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a fan.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

James Purefoy and Ciaran Hinds in Rome

Rome (2005-2007)

What It’s About: A chronicle of the final days before the autocratic Roman Empire’s historical downfall, seen through the eyes of its superiors and common residents alike.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: This Emmy-winning series, co-created by Conan the Barbarian director John Milius, is yet another period drama from HBO with all the sex, gore, political intrigue, and incest that Game of Thrones fans love, the biggest difference being that most of what you see on the two seasons of Rome actually happened.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here. (Note: Rome is leaving Amazon Prime on May 21).

Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert in Highlander

Highlander (1986)

What It’s About: A man born in 16th Century Scotland with the gift of eternal life (Christopher Lambert) is thrust into a gathering of other immortal swordsmen like him in modern day New York City, where they compete to be a spiritual, all-knowing being of great power, which “there can be only one.”

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: Also starring the legendary Sean Connery, Highlander is an iconic cult B-movie (which would spawn four sequels, three TV spin-offs, and inspired several other works of various media) for epic sword fights and an exciting fantasy spectacle that spans centuries.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

Travis Fimmel on Vikings

Vikings (2013- Present)

What It’s About: Ragnar Lothbok (Warcraft actor Travis Fimmel), a fierce 13th Century warrior known from Norse mythological legend, embarks on a plundering quest with fellow Viking folk to conquer distant lands.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: Currently in its sixth and final season, Vikings, The History Channel’s first scripted series from The Tudors creator Michael Hirst, is a captivating period drama detailing the desperation to maintain dominance over one’s territory in one of the most brutal eras of history.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

Sofia Helin and Joakim Nätterqvist in Arn: The Knight Templar

Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)

What It’s About: After years of training to be a monk, a Swedish nobleman’s son (Joakim Nätterqvist) is later made into a soldier of God and his fiancée (Sofia Helin) a nun as punishment for their frowned upon pre-marital relations.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: From epic medieval battles to forbidden love, Arn: The Knight Templar, the most expensive Scandinavian movie production to date and inspired by Jan Guillou’s literary trilogy, was practically made for fans of Games of Thrones before it became a series.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood

Deadwood (2004-2006)

What It’s About: Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) is a good-natured lawman hoping to free his town from the corrupt and crime ridden hell that it has become under the influence of saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) in 1870s South Dakota.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: Deadwood is an actual town, and historic tourism spot, in South Dakota and, in the Emmy-winning HBO series of the same name (and its 2019 feature-length sequel special), it is the site of a a harrowing battle between good and evil in a plea to achieve authority over the titular town that gives viewers a healthy reminder that they called it the Wild West for a reason.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here. (Note: Deadwood is leaving Amazon Prime on May 21.)

Rudy Youngblood in Apocalypto

Apocalypto (2006)

What It’s About: A Mayan tribesman (Rudy Youngblood) struggles to protect his wife, his child, and his unborn child as a group of deadly warriors seeking people to sacrifice threatens his kingdom.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: Directed by Mel Gibson, Apocalypto imagines what the fall of the Mayan civilization may have looked like in what is possibly the most intensely graphic history lesson ever put to film.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

The cast of The Expanse

The Expanse (2015-Present)

What It’s About: After uncovering a government conspiracy, an interplanetary ice freighter crew reluctantly become the last hope for the colonized Solar System.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: Based on the novels by James S.A. Corey, The Expanse was picked up by Amazon Prime for a fifth season following SyFy’s cancellation following the series widespread acclaim as “Game of Thrones in space” for its clever political storytelling with a visceral science fiction flavor.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

Mads Mikkelsen in Age Of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas

Age Of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

What It’s About: A simple horse dealer and father (Mads Mikkelsen) leads an army formed to restore justice after the devastating murder of his wife in 16th Century France.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: Based on the famous novella by Heinrech von Kleist, the French-language film Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michal Kohlhaas is as much an inspiring tale of a man establishing justice by the edge of his sword as much as it is, simply, a thrilling revenge epic.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

The cast of Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom (2016-Present)

What It’s About: A 17-year-old is adopted and brought into the home of his relatives, only to discover their illustrious lifestyle is made possible by through crime.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: This hit TNT series is based on an Oscar-nominated 2010 Australian film, also called Animal Kingdom, which comments on the strong bond that family members share, even through undesirable means.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

Rowan Atkinson in Black Adder

Black Adder (1982-1989)

What It’s About: In the 14th Century, the self-centered, sniveling Duke of Edinburgh (Rowan Atkinson) struggles to usurp the throne from his father and brother through a series of bumbling schemes.

Why It's A Good Option for Game of Thrones fans: With all the intensity that comes with binging these programs, eventually you are going to want some comic relief and Black Adder, the brilliant cult comedy series set in feudal Britain and co-written by Atkinson (Mr. Bean, himself) and Love, Actually director Richard Curtis with a little inspiration from William Shakespeare, is exactly how Game of Thrones fans need of a good laugh can have their cake and eat it too... that is until the fourth season, which jumps ahead several extra centuries and puts the cast in the middle of World War II.

Stream it on Amazon Prime here.

What do you think? Are these the best moves and TV shows that a fan of Games of Thrones with an Amazon Prime subscription can spend their streaming time with, or do you think I know nothing? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back for any post-finale updates on the hit medieval fantasy series as well as more streaming recommendations here on CinemaBlend.

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