Movies and TV shows like Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad (2008)
 9.5
 1.2M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, clever, rough, cynical, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, crimes, double life, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, partners, life is a bitch, ambition, desperation, success, cancer, secret, lifestyle change, manipulations, the underworld, teacher, criminal heroes, terminal illness, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico

Most similar movies to Breaking Bad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, murder, dishonesty, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement and husband wife relationship mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Breaking Bad: Better Call Saul (2015), Fargo (2014), Dexter (2006), Ray Donovan (2013), Animal Kingdom (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, dark humor, witty, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, workplace situations, family relations, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 265K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, captivating, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, americana, crime gone awry, sheriff, gory ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 590K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, crime, crimes, vigilantism, forensics, corpse, right and wrong, police station, gory, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 68K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, power relations, blackmail, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, businessman, teamwork, family secret, intrigue, millionaire, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 18K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crimes, heist, danger, drugs/alcohol, crime family, escapades, friendship, gay brother, family conflict, outlaw, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 9.2
 246K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: dark humor, serious, rough, cynical, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime, family life, killings, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.8
 298K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, smuggling, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, drug dealer, politics, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.3
 654K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, drug dealing, cocaine, rise and fall, gangsters, organized crime, criminal heroes, drug abuse, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 9.0
 431K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, realistic, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 9.3
 240K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: police detective, drug dealing, police investigation, urban ghetto life, drug lord, lesbian, wiretap, life is a bitch, crime, working undercover, surveillance, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.6
 227K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, power struggle, family relations, biker, arms dealing, motorcycle gang, crimes, prison, group of criminals, friends, ira ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: captivating, clever, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mastermind, prodigy, sherlock holmes, mind game, partners, crime, riddles and clues, friendship, british, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 96K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, stoners, family life, single mother, drugs/alcohol, eccentric family, single parent, friendship, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.7
 80K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, rapist, prison, rape, electric chair, life is a bitch, violence spree, gang, racism, solitary, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious, prohibition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, money, death, neo noir, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 103K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, multiple suspects, law enforcement, crimes, talented, partners, cruelty, unlikely relationship, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 1K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: investigation, good versus evil, human nature, betrayal, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, serial killer, murder, mental illness, crimes, uncover truth, danger ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 16K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, clever, cynical ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, boss, ambition, corruption, journalist, marriage, scheme, career, dementia, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.7
 65K
The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, police brutality, gang, peril, fighting crime, machismo, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 5K
Mad Dogs (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mad Dogs is a British black comedy and psychological thriller television series created by Cris Cole that began airing on Sky1 on 10 February 2011. It is produced by Left Bank Pictures, and co-produced by Palma Pictures. The series stars John Simm, ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, friends, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, drugs/alcohol, crimes, millionaire, greed, right and wrong, weekend, cia, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.6
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, family relations, intrigue, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, parents and children, crimes, death of husband, drug lord, rivalry, suburbs, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.7
 21K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, crimes, crime, mob boss, urban, rivalry, realism, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, gang war, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.9
 7K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, mafia, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: danger, dark secret, mind game, family problems, uncover truth, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, life turned upside down, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.4
 23K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, rookie, police detective, lapd, police protagonist, fighting crime, peril, crimes, morality, partners against crime, swat, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, partners, family life, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, michigan, houston texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: True crime story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide who hired teenaged students to murder her estranged husband.
Style: sexual, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, legal, power relations, rivalry, mentally unstable, dishonesty, deadly, teenage life, youth, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 2K
Smith (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Though Bobby Stevens appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five job, he's actually an expert thief who is seeking a few last big jobs so he can finally leave the business for a comfortable, lawful lifestyle with his wife, Hope, and ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, thief, robbery, theft, chases and races, crime, crimes, bookies, manhunt, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%