Game of Thrones Season 7 is looming in the distance, and its mid-July premiere date flases like a warning sign, saying, "Prepare yourselves for the end of this amazing series." Prepare we shall, because GoT Season 7 is the penultimate season of the hit HBO show. Soon, we're going to have to watch other TV shows and films just to fill the GoT-sized gap in our lives. Some TV show may do the trick, but if you ever want to watch a movie that replaces GoT in your heart, then I have plenty of solid options for you.
Be it fantasy, action, adventure or even a murder mystery, there are plenty of films that can make it feel like you're watching GoT. I know, I know: nothing can actually replace GoT. However, you'd be hard-pressed to find a film that doesn't at least incorporate similar elements to GoT. Themes like the battle between good and evil, the political machinations of those seeking power, or the ways in which women attain their agency and keep hold of it are thematic elements present in GoT as well as other films. And if it's not a similar theme you're looking for, don't worry. The list below offers options with plenty of mythical creatures, wondrous worlds and period detail that will satisfy your GoT lovin' heart just fine.
You may be surprised to read through this list (where else would you see Dunkirk and Avengers: Infinity War side-by-side?), but trust me. These films are perfect replacements for GoT.
1. King Arthur
Perhaps the most readily apparent link to the GoT universe is Guy Ritchie's upcoming King Arthur. Not only does GoT's Aiden Gillen (aka Littlefinger) star in it, but it sees Ritchie combine Arthurian legend with the best elements of a heist movie.
2. Voice From The Stone
Emilia Clarke is taking a stab at horror in Voice From The Stone, a chilling film that has her terrorized Jane Eyre-style by the dead mother of a young boy that she is charged with caring for.
3. X-Men: Apocalypse
Until you can get your fix of Sansa Stark in GoT Season 7, why not revisit X-Men: Apocalypse? Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, pops up in this X-Men film as the formidable mutant Jean Grey. She is, arguably, one of the best parts of this film, too.
4. Small Crimes
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau shakes off the mantle of Jamie Lannister and slips into something a bit more indie: Netflix's original movie, Small Crimes. Coster-Waldau plays a small-time crook trying to go straight but somehow gets roped back into his old life.
5. The Predator
GoT's Alfie Allen (you may know him as Theon Greyjoy) is going to be part of the high-profile cast in the next installment in the classic '80s Predator franchise.
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
GoT's Brienne of Tarth, known in the real world as Gwendoline Christie, will reprise her role as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Of course, there are plenty of good reasons to see The Last Jedi but in my opinion, Christie is chief among them.
7. The Dark Tower
The recently released trailer for Stephen King's The Dark Tower looks like it will incorporate high fantasy elements into its narrative. Much like a television we all know and love — GoT.
8. Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spinoff
Be still my beating heart: GoT's Emilia Clarke is going to be appearing in a yet-to-be-named role in the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff. Hell. Yes.
9. The Fate Of The Furious
GoT's Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Danerys' right-hand woman Missandei on the show, has been carving out a spot on the Fast & Furious team as infamous hacker Ramsey.
10. Thor: Ragnarok
If you're a GoT fan craving a film that will transport you to a fully fleshed-out, mystical world that not only seems colorful but also larger-than-life, than the third installment of the Thor franchise is going to be right up your alley.
11. The Mummy
The Mummy is going to have the action, adventure, and intense backstory that GoT fans crave.
12. Wonder Woman
Over the seasons, GoT has given us our fill of strong, ferocious, independent women. Be it Arya, Sansa, Cersei, or even Daenerys, GoT fans have become accustomed to women who know how to fight their own battles; that's why the upcoming Wonder Woman solo film is going to be such an immense treat to watch.
13. Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
GoT's Lena Headey pops up in this comedic costume drama riff on Pride & Prejudice. You definitely don't want to miss this one.
14. The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan
French Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan has cast none other than Kit Harington to play the titular movie star in The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The film will focus on Harington's John, a movie star whose seemingly relationship with a young boy is exposed following the actor's death.
15. Murder On The Orient Express
The Kenneth Branagh-directed remake of this classic Agatha Christie murder mystery not only features a top-notch cast — much like GoT — but there will no doubt be double-crosses and mysteries abound. GoT fans will, naturally, be used to such such hijinks.
Much like GoT, Dunkirk is going to be very British and very much about the nature of war. While there won't be any White Walkers popping up in Dunkirk, from the looks of the trailer I have a feeling the action will be thrilling nonetheless.
17. Avengers: Infinity War
Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Avengers: Infinity War pic.twitter.com/SuTA5LWIdA— ecah (@blithestark) May 2, 2017
According to his IMDb page, Peter Dinklage is rumored to be in Avengers: Infinity War although there's little to go off of in that regard. However, if you're looking for an adventure that will most likely involve an eternal battle between good and evil, a little magic, and probably some mythical creatures, then Infinity War (much like GoT) will have it.
See? The looming finale of GoT doesn't seem so bad when you have amazing films to fill in the gaps.