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 8.6
 220K
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. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, dark humor, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, arms dealing, ira, power struggle, small town, crimes, motorcycle gang, family relations, motorcycle, young man, organized crime, biker, prison, tattoo, police corruption, friends, group of criminals, rape, latinos, outlaw, criminal, rebellion, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Sons of Anarchy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, murder, law enforcement, family relations, dishonesty and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sons of Anarchy: Breaking Bad (2008), The Shield (2002), Mayans M.C. (2018), Fargo (2014), Red Widow (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 9.5
 1.1M
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 ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, double life, crime, crimes, family problems, peril, the underworld, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.7
 64K
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, bleak, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, gang, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, profiler, coworker, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 6K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy ...
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, motorcycle gang, power struggle, gang war, threat, outlaw, rivalry, beating, latinos, crime, lifestyle, drug trafficking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 9.0
 249K
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, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crime, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, killings, crime gone awry, small town life, americana, disorder, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: unlikely criminals, intrigue, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, death of husband, family relations, parents and children, single mother, organized crime, suburbs, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 6K
Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, crime, urban, fighting crime, task force, police detective, outlaw, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, mole ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: working undercover, informant, motorcycle gang, gang, crime, reenactment, organized crime, undercover agent, outlaw, crimes, undercover, drug dealer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 149K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, post war, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 9.0
 408K
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, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
 15K
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: tense, exciting, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, crime family, dysfunctional family, escapades, heist, drugs/alcohol, outlaw, brother brother relationship, gay brother, family conflict, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, crime, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes, cheating, police detective, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, loss of son, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 6K
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, crimes, betrayal, criminal heroes, respect, gangsters, the underworld, mafia, power struggle, mob boss, loss of family member, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hap and Leonard (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, partners against crime, bounty hunter, crime, interracial relations, racism, fighting crime, society, against the rules, chase, escapades, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.4
 72K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, crime, shooting, organized crime, crimes, ex convict, strong sexual content, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 20K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, crime investigation, crimes, policewoman, partners, sergeant, arrest, victim, shooting, rookie, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 312K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, ex convict, group of criminals, girlfriend, gunfight, robbery, crimes, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 36K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, crime, redemption, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, murder, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 783
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, chase, murder, criminal heroes, crime, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 8.6
 74K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, tough law enforcer, drug lord, u.s. marshal, crime, crimes, justice, small town, law enforcement, fighting crime, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: rough, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, prison life, life is a bitch, crime, survival, protest, women in prison, lesbian, warden, sadism, power struggle, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 9.3
 231K
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: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, crime, drug lord, urban ghetto life, working undercover, life is a bitch, wiretap, lesbian, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.5
 93K
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, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, against the rules, tough law enforcer, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, talented, partners, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 1K
Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Andre Braugher stars as Nick Atwater, the leader of a robbery crew balancing his personal life with the planning of a major heist. The crew is being targeted by a relentless cop and the Chinese mafia every step of the way, while Atwater struggles at ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, thief, police detective, crime, criminal heroes, reluctant partners, outlaw, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Romanzo Criminale (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: gang, violence, organized crime, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, mafia, police, gangsters, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
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, gangsters, rise and fall, murder, criminal, violence, revenge, wedding, mafia, mob boss, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, danger, crimes, navy, partners, state affairs, undercover, military, investigation, army investigation, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 95K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, crimes, crime, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, gunfight, car chase, drug dealer, martial arts, sheriff, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, interracial relations, courtroom drama, racism, crimes, family relations, society, parents and children, murder, tragedy, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 9.2
 234K
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: clever, dark humor, rough, captivating, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, killings, crime, family life, introspection, ambition, midlife crisis, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, crime, criminal heroes, siblings relations, sibling relationship, urban ghetto, crimes, rivalry, family relations, buddies, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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