Movies and TV shows like Sons of Anarchy

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Sons of Anarchy (2008)
 8.6
 250K
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, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, gang, crimes, crime, family relations, power struggle, motorcycle, group of criminals, prison, arms dealing, young man, friends, ira, small town, motorcycle race, organized crime, criminal, rape, tattoo, police corruption, gang leader, street gang, struggle, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 crimes, crime, family relations, murder, organized crime, gang and rivalry 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), Ray Donovan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 11K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, tense, rough, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, power struggle, beating, gang war, lifestyle, threat, rivalry, outlaw, crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 22K
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: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mother son relationship, criminal, crime family, crimes, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.8
 308K
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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, determination, crimes, power struggle, mafia, society, rivalry, cruelty, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 83K
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: sexy, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, female nudity, crimes, ex convict, cons and scams, thief, shooting, tough heroes, small town, crime, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 8.3
 75K
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, captivating, tense, clever, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, hollywood, blackmail, family problems, family relations, family secret, teamwork, businessman, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 9.2
 287K
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, serious, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, family life, killings, psychiatrist, crimes, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 70K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, police brutality, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, mayor, crimes, dishonesty, murder, gang, peril, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.4M
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: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: motorcycle gang, working undercover, informant, undercover, crimes, organized crime, reenactment, outlaw, criminal, drug dealer, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 boss, mafia, parents and children, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, fight for supremacy, dishonor among criminals, family relations, crime, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: italy, europe, cuba, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 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, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, boss, fighting crime, power struggle, police detective, outlaw, criminal, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 345K
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, romancing a criminal, gunfight, bank robbery, gang, group of criminals, ex convict, robbery, criminal heroes, crimes, thief, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 10K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, police investigation, profiler, riddles and clues, computers and web, special agents, crime, partners against crime, crime investigation, evidence, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 26K
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, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, policewoman, law enforcement, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, shooting, arrest, victim, sergeant, partners, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 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: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gang war, crimes, ex convict, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, gang, addiction, rivalry, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.9
 309K
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, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, neo noir, small town, police investigation, psychopath, snow, crime, killings, small town life, americana, female police officer, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, vengeance, mafia, irish, crimes, brother brother relationship, family business, blind ambition, regret, family relations, mob boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: thief, heist, police detective, career criminal, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, teenage life, police corruption, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4.4
 798
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 375
No Limit (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, terminal illness, law enforcement, secret agents, crimes, murder, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, secret organization, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 12K
Top Boy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, leader, teenage life, ambitious, ambition, life is a bitch, society, struggle, social problems, crimes, poverty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 1K
The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang, crimes, elderly, family relations, memory loss, mental illness, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Complications (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, psychological, tense ...
Plot: doctor, danger, assassination attempt, self discovery, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, suburbs, workplace situations, gang, emergency, crimes, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.7
 2K
True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, crimes, police investigation, working undercover, gang, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, courtroom, crimes, society, interracial relations, parents and children, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, partners, rivalry, addiction, family life, drug abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, mexico, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 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: gangsters, betrayal, mafia, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, criminal heroes, family relations, strong violent content, crime gone awry, betrayal, disorder, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.2
 3K
Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, rescue, chase, danger, crimes, witnessing a crime, siblings relations, wilderness, murder, prison, death, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 403
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish mob, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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