Movies and TV shows like Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad (2008)
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: drug dealing, master criminal, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, peril, desperation, drug cartel, double life, success, partners, drug dealer, hidden identity, teacher, ambition, criminal, crime, lifestyle change, terminal illness, manipulations, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico

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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, violence, family relations, criminal and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Breaking Bad: Better Call Saul (2015), Ozark (2017), Fargo (2014), Narcos (2015), Weeds (2005). 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: realistic, witty, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, dark humor, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, lawyer, workplace situations, lawyer client relationship, family relations, private investigator, legal, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.4
 194K
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, family relations, danger, crimes, rivalry, murder, violence, survival, law enforcement, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 332K
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, neo noir, captivating, clever, cynical ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, police investigation, small town, crime, policewoman, psychopath, killings, snow, small town life, law enforcement, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 363K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
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, master criminal, smuggling, rise to the top, crimes, politics, illegal drugs, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 103K
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, witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, drug dealer, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, profanity, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.3
 78K
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: serious, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, hollywood, identity crisis, family relations, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, fbi, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 9.2
 310K
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: cynical, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, dark humor, criminal heroes, killings, crimes, family relations, family life, psychiatrist, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 652K
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, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, vigilantism, hidden identity, corpse, loner, crimes, crime, gory, forensics, right and wrong, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 25K
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: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, heist, criminal, crimes, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, mother son relationship, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 9.3
 290K
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: cynical, tense, suspenseful, clever, rough ...
Plot: police detective, urban ghetto life, police investigation, drug dealing, drug lord, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, shooting, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.1
 40K
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: tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, money laundering, nightclub, nightlife, ambition, crimes, organized crime, nightclub owner, temptation, double life, business venture, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.5
 266K
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: biker, motorcycle gang, gang, crime, crimes, power struggle, motorcycle, family relations, group of criminals, arms dealing, friends, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 11K
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, cocaine, ghetto, drugs, drug dealing, african american, drug, smuggling, crime, u.s. government, illegal drugs, latinx lead ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, nicaragua, california, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 758K
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, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 124K
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, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, crimes, talented, murder, forensics, law enforcement, cruelty, partners, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, family in crisis, who done it, family problems, uncover truth, investigation, law enforcement, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 582K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, lone wolves, tough heroes, mechanic, getaway driver, danger, criminal's revenge, organized crime, crimes, heist, chases and races, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 28K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, female lawyer, murder, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, corporate crimes, manipulation, power relations, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, parents and children, crimes, fight for supremacy, tough heroes, crime, unfulfillment, rise to the top, criminal heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: italy, europe, cuba, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.4
 2K
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: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, drug dealing, hidden identity, couple relations, master criminal, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, stash, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.9
 506K
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: neo noir, bleak, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, crime, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, murderer, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, death, sheriff, crimes, brutality, human nature, track down, peril, stolen money, psychopath, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 8.3
 485K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, fbi, scheme, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 10K
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: suspenseful, controversial, stylized, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: murder, park ranger, drug cartel, violence, drug dealing, betrayal, tv news, twin brothers, drug dealer, manipulation, partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 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: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, betrayal, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 90K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, rapist, rape, life is a bitch, convict, strong sexual content, violence spree, gang, racism, electric chair ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 9.1
 824K
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, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, mind game, prodigy, genius, british, mastermind, sherlock holmes, partners, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 3K
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: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, family problems, haunted by the past, disorder, graphic violence, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, murder, crime scene, crime boss, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, murder, crime investigation, kidnapping, murder investigation, fbi, partners, law enforcement, riddles and clues, workplace, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 2K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychosis, brutality, murder, haunted by the past, human nature, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%