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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, dark humor, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, power struggle, arms dealing, small town, biker, prison, crimes, family relations, motorcycle gang, ira, friends, motorcycle, group of criminals, young man, organized crime, tattoo, police corruption, criminal, rape, outlaw, parents and children, rivalry, social relations, threat ...
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, family relations, dishonesty, law enforcement and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sons of Anarchy: Mayans M.C. (2018), The Shield (2002), Breaking Bad (2008), Chicago P.D. (2014), Red Widow (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 7K
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, tense, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, motorcycle gang, power struggle, beating, crime, latinos, gang war, drug trafficking, lifestyle, outlaw, rivalry, threat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, bleak, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, gang, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, police brutality, mayor, profiler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, psychological, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, drugs/alcohol, double life, crimes, partners, peril, master criminal, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: 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 ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
43%
 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, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, psychopath, killings, small town life, americana, law enforcement, gory, crime gone awry, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, fighting crime, urban, outlaw, task force, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, mole ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, motorcycle gang, informant, gang, reenactment, outlaw, undercover agent, organized crime, crimes, undercover, crime, drug dealer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, police detective, cheating, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, loss of son, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, police detective, serial killer, crimes, murder, partners, investigation, partners against crime, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, criminal heroes, power struggle, mafia, relatives, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, serious, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, gangsters, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, determination, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: tense, captivating, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, crime family, drugs/alcohol, outlaw, friendship, brother brother relationship, gay brother, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, small town, organized crime, cons and scams, tough heroes, crime, ex convict, shooting, crimes, female nudity, mob boss, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, prison life, life is a bitch, crime, lesbian, protest, sadism, women in prison, survival, warden, power struggle, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, thief, police detective, criminal heroes, crime, reluctant partners, outlaw, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, talented, partners, psychopath, forensics, unlikely relationship, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, 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 ⇓
34%
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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, flashback, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, criminal, casino, parent child relationship, patriarch, crime family, mafia, crime boss, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, crimes, family relations, society, parents and children, murder, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, murder, robbery, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, power relations, blackmail, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, businessman, millionaire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, crime, drug lord, urban ghetto life, working undercover, life is a bitch, wiretap, lesbian, police, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.4
 5K
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: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gang, male friendship, outlaw, crimes, addiction, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, ex convict, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, group of criminals, girlfriend, brutality, police investigation, flower shop, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, fugitives, prison life, confined, chases and races, manhunt, escape, fbi, scheme, fighting the system, brother, wrongful imprisonment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, 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 ⇓
31%
 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, gangsters, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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