Movies and TV shows like Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad (2008)
 9.5
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Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever, rough, bleak, neo noir, cynical, gloomy ...
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, master criminal, family problems, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners, success, peril, hidden identity, desperation, partners, criminal, lifestyle change, terminal illness, methamphetamine, teacher, cartel, secret, chemistry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa

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Most similar movies to Breaking Bad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, criminal, organized crime, family relations, dishonesty and violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Breaking Bad: Better Call Saul (2015), Ozark (2017), Narcos (2015), Fargo (2014), The Sopranos (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: witty, captivating, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, workplace situations, moral dilemma, private investigator, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, legal, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.5
 267K
Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, family relations, crimes, rivalry, murder, teenage girl, violence, survival, law enforcement, teenage boy, investigation ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 8.8
 403K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealer, drug dealing, cartel, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, cia agent, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.9
 361K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, neo noir, clever, cynical ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, police investigation, small town, small town life, policewoman, psychopath, snow, killings, law enforcement, killer, scheme ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 9.2
 370K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: serious, cynical, psychological, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, dark humor, criminal heroes, killings, crimes, family relations, family life, mob boss, ambition, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.3
 85K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, clever, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: power relations, hollywood, family relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, businessman, relatives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.2
 33K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, tense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, dysfunctional family, crimes, heist, escapades, family conflict, gay brother, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, friendship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.0
 108K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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, cynical, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug dealer, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, single parent, eccentric family, unlikely criminals, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 9.3
 324K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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: clever, cynical, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, urban ghetto life, police investigation, fighting crime, drug dealing, working undercover, drug lord, life is a bitch, crimes, organized crime, wiretap, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 45K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, drug dealing, ambition, nightlife, money laundering, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.7
 710K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, crimes, hidden identity, vigilantism, loner, forensics, corpse, police detective, crime investigation, right and wrong, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.2
 17K
Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
Style: realistic, rough, cynical, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, ghetto, cocaine, african american, drugs, drug dealing, u.s. government, smuggling, latinx lead, illegal drugs, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, central america, south central los angeles, nicaragua ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, family in crisis, investigation, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, family problems, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 517K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.6
 288K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, biker, gang, motorcycle, power struggle, crimes, family relations, group of criminals, arms dealing, friends, prison, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 81K
Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, corruption, cocaine, business, drug dealing, undercover agent, drug dealer, drug lord, organized crime, tiger ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, sheriff, death, brutality, psychopath, human nature, crimes, track down, peril, stolen money, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 810K
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: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, drug lord, cocaine, mob boss, drug cartel, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, rise and fall, gunfight, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
 134K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 30K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: female lawyer, lawyer, court, murder, corporate crimes, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal action, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
TV show
Story: A seven-hours-plus adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather, Part II" - with new scenes added and some old ones lengthened. Originally broadcast on the NBC television network in November of ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, rough, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, gangsters, family values, tough heroes, criminal heroes, godparent, parents and children, rise and fall, fight for supremacy, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s
Place: new york, cuba, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.3
 3K
Metástasis (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Colombian remake of the U.S. TV show Breaking Bad. After he is diagnosed with cancer, Walter Blanco teams up with José Miguel Rosas in order to sell crystal meth.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terminal illness, master criminal, hidden identity, couple relations, drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, unlikely criminals, family relations, stash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.5
 6K
Mad Dogs (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, mafia, nothing goes right, right and wrong, dark humor, crimes, millionaire, greed, weekend, unlikely criminals, corruption, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 12K
Arkansas (2020)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Kyle and Swin live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog, whom they've never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, the consequences are deadly.
Style: stylized, psychological, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: murder, park ranger, drug dealer, drug cartel, drug dealing, betrayal, twin brother, tv news, violence, manipulation, hidden identity, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: crimes, mob boss, gangsters, criminal heroes, betrayal, mafia, respect, power struggle, ex convict, relatives, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 544K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: bleak, neo noir, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, investigation, partners, murderer, partners against crime, crimes, murder, graphic violence, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, ambition, drug lord, gangsters, generosity, crimes, smuggling, drug dealing, gang war, money laundering ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 18K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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: serious, rough, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: mayor, political intrigue, politics, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, dementia, ambitious, life is a bitch, dishonesty, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 9.1
 891K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, prodigy, genius, sherlock holmes, mastermind, british, intelligence, murder mystery, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 4K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, gangsters, graphic violence, brother brother relationship, murder, crime boss, crime scene, dysfunctional family, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%