Movies and TV shows like Sons of Anarchy

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Sons of Anarchy (2008)
 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. 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: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, dark humor, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, power struggle, crime, family relations, biker, arms dealing, motorcycle gang, crimes, prison, ira, friends, group of criminals, small town, young man, motorcycle, organized crime, tattoo, police corruption, rape, criminal, struggle, parents and children, motorcycle race, parenthood, loyalty ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty and shooting mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sons of Anarchy: Mayans M.C. (2018), The Shield (2002), Breaking Bad (2008), Peaky Blinders (2013), Luther (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 8K
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, serious, rough, dark humor, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, motorcycle gang, power struggle, beating, gang war, latinos, crime, drug trafficking, lifestyle, rivalry, outlaw, threat ...
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100%
 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, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, police brutality, gang, peril, cruelty, victim, machismo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, double life, drugs/alcohol, crimes, master criminal, peril, family problems, hidden identity, partners, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, rise to the top, unfulfillment, crimes, criminal heroes, fight for supremacy, dishonor among criminals, family relations, crime, parents and children, family business ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: europe, cuba, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.8
 181K
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, atmospheric, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, gangsters, organized crime, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, crimes, determination, fighting crime, crime, gang war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, multiple suspects, talented, crimes, law enforcement, unlikely relationship, cruelty, partners, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 22K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, policewoman, crimes, crime investigation, arrest, shooting, sergeant, victim, partners, rookie, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 16K
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: heist, crimes, crime family, dysfunctional family, escapades, danger, drugs/alcohol, friendship, family conflict, gay brother, outlaw, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, drug lord, wiretap, lesbian, crime, working undercover, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ 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, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, americana, crime gone awry, sheriff, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, special agents, crimes, intrigue, investigation, master criminal, danger, mind game, manipulations, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, 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 ⇓
42%
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, realistic, rough, captivating, serious
Plot: working undercover, motorcycle gang, informant, reenactment, undercover, gang, crimes, undercover agent, outlaw, organized crime, crime, drug dealer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, gangsters, betrayal, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: family relations, crimes, courtroom, murder, society, interracial relations, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, clever, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, power relations, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, businessman, teamwork, family secret, intrigue, millionaire, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 789
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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, gang, crime, rivalry, on the run, police corruption, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, thief, police detective, teenage life, young people, partners, step parent, dishonesty, police corruption, reluctant partners, dealer, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 6K
Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: organized crime, young man, girlfriend, irish, shooting, ex convict, addiction, gang, rivalry, gang war, the underworld, rivals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
 75K
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, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, female nudity, tough heroes, cons and scams, small town, ex convict, crime, shooting, crimes, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 5K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, one man army, small town, gang, police corruption, fight, righting the wronged, crime, master warrior, tough heroes, mysterious man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, boss, double life, working undercover, power struggle, police detective, outlaw, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 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, cynical, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, killings, family life, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 76K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, tough law enforcer, drug lord, peril, fighting crime, justice, shooting, deadly, killings, rivalry, crime, machismo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 319K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, ex convict, criminal heroes, group of criminals, girlfriend, gunfight, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, robbery, one last job, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: newcomer, parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, family relations, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, mental illness, aging, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, serious, suspenseful, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, rapist, strong sexual content, rape, electric chair, torture, fish out of water, life sentence, misfit, death sentence ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 425K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, chases and races, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, fighting the system, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, rivalry, deadly, perfect crime, dishonesty, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, crime, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, rookie, police detective, lapd, police protagonist, fighting crime, morality, crimes, peril, partners against crime, swat, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%