Movies and TV shows like Sons of Anarchy

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Sons of Anarchy (2008)
 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. 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, biker, gang, motorcycle, power struggle, crimes, family relations, group of criminals, arms dealing, friends, prison, young man, street gang, ira, small town, organized crime, motorcycle race, criminal, tattoo, police corruption, rape, gang leader, dark humor, police officer, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern 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, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, organized crime, murder, gang, criminal, rivalry and family relations mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sons of Anarchy: Mayans M.C. (2018), Animal Kingdom (2016), Peaky Blinders (2013), Banshee (2013), The Shield (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 16K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, drug traffic, gang war, power struggle, crimes, lifestyle, criminal, rivalry, threat ...
Place: california, southern california
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94%
 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 ⇓
88%
 8.8
 480K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, crimes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, mafia, determination, power struggle, rise to the top, cruelty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.5
 98K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sexy, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, sexual activity, organized crime, crimes, tough heroes, thief, cons and scams, small town, corruption, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 8.7
 79K
The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, police brutality, law enforcement, crimes, partners, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, murder, mayor, gang, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
71%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: motorcycle gang, working undercover, undercover, crimes, organized crime, undercover agent, gang, criminal, informant, drug dealer, rivalry, biker gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
83%
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 9.5
 1.7M
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 ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 2K
Savage (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, we follow Danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, biker gang, lifestyle, friends, street gang, power struggle, social relations, rivalry, gang, biker, rivals, gang leader ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 382K
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: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, gunfight, romancing a criminal, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, love affair, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 7K
Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gang, addiction, rivalry, gang war, ex convict, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal, graphic violence, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 14K
Tin Star (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Jim Worth, an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains. When his small town is overrun by migrant workers from a massive new oil ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: revenge motive, family relations, rocky mountains, justice, crimes, death, life is a bitch, threat, murder, small town sheriff, abduction, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 10K
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: courtroom, family relations, crimes, parents and children, interracial relations, society, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 6K
Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, power struggle, fighting crime, boss, criminal, police detective, policewoman, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, murder, crimes, vengeance, blind ambition, family business, dishonesty, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
12%
 7.4
 1K
Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: thief, heist, master criminal, police detective, career criminal, teenage life, police corruption, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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 ⇓
12%
 8.6
 22K
Wentworth (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, prison life, women in prison, prison, lesbian, lesbian relationship, crimes, life is a bitch, power struggle, protest, sadism, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 1K
The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dishonor among criminals, haunted by the past, crimes, criminal heroes, family relations, gangsters, life is a bitch, elderly, gang war, rivalry, gang, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.0
 840
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
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 4.5
 2K
True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Elijah Kane leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, martial arts, tough cop, working undercover, crimes, police investigation, tough heroes, heroes, gang, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, partners, rivalry, family life, addiction, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, mexico, usa, houston texas, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Complications (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: John Ellis, a disillusioned suburban ER doctor, who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death he finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: emergency, doctor, assassination attempt, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, self discovery, workplace situations, suburbs, gang, medical, crimes, saving a life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker gang, murder, special agents, undercover, gang, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, working undercover, police corruption, hidden identity, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 36K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, victim, sergeant, arrest, partners, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 6.6
 421
No Limit (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A terminally ill French secret service agent is hired by Hydra, a mysterious black ops organization set up by the government, to fight crime by any means necessary and receive experimental treatment in return. Also, his daughter hates him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, murder, terminal illness, secret agents, parents and children, crimes, law enforcement, estrangement, family relations, secret organization, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Banshee: Origins (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Banshee: Origins is a series of webisodes based on the American drama television series produced by Cinemax called Banshee. The series offers flashbacks in-between the time where Lucas Hood was arrested and when Sheriff Lucas Hood first arrived in ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, small town, heroes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, ex convict, sheriff, vigilante, bandit, gang war, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%