Movies and TV shows like Sons of Anarchy

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Sons of Anarchy (2008)
 8.6
 242K
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, power struggle, family relations, group of criminals, prison, young man, arms dealing, motorcycle, friends, ira, small town, rape, motorcycle race, organized crime, criminal, tattoo, police corruption, gang leader, street gang, struggle, parents and children ...
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, rivalry, family relations, law enforcement and gang mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sons of Anarchy: Mayans M.C. (2018), Peaky Blinders (2013), Animal Kingdom (2016), Banshee (2013), The Sopranos (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 10K
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, tense, dark humor, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, power struggle, beating, gang war, rivalry, drug trafficking, drug traffic, crimes, crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 275K
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, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, gang war, rise to the top, rivalry, society, family relations, crime, determination, leader ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 21K
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, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime family, crimes, criminal, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, danger, escapades, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.4
 80K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, cons and scams, ex convict, female nudity, crimes, shooting, tough heroes, small town, crime, strong sexual content, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 9.2
 273K
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, rough, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, psychiatrist, crimes, family relations, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 74K
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, tense, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, blackmail, identity crisis, intrigue, hollywood, family problems, businessman, teamwork, family secret, millionaire, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.7
 69K
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, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.3M
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, clever, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, master criminal, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, crimes, teacher, peril, drug cartel, family problems, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: working undercover, motorcycle gang, informant, crimes, undercover, organized crime, reenactment, outlaw, drug dealer, danger, rivalry, criminal ...
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, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, family relations, tough heroes, rise to the top, parents and children, dishonor among criminals, fight for supremacy, power struggle, family values, family tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: europe, cuba, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.5
 336K
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, romancing a criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, group of criminals, gang, ex convict, robbery, criminal heroes, girlfriend, one last job, armored car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, police investigation, profiler, crimes, crime, special agents, partners against crime, riddles and clues, computers and web, evidence, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 25K
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: law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police, police detective, shooting, arrest, sergeant, victim, partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gang war, rivalry, ex convict, drugs/alcohol, addiction, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, outlaw, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.9
 297K
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, small town, police investigation, crime, killings, female police officer, snow, law enforcement, small town life, psychopath, crime gone awry, americana ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: thief, heist, police detective, career criminal, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, teenage life, crimes, police corruption, outlaw, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.7
 85K
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, rape, rapist, prison, life is a bitch, convict, strong sexual content, violence spree, gang, racism, electric chair ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, irish, vengeance, mafia, crimes, blind ambition, family business, siblings relations, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, mob boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 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: betrayal, crime, mafia, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, respect, power struggle, relatives, the underworld, mob boss, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 8K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, ambitious, teenage life, leader, life is a bitch, ambition, partners in crime, social problems, youth, gang war, poverty, right hand man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 365
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: undercover, working undercover, parents and children, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, murder, terminal illness, estrangement, family relations, secret organization, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 380
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, tense, psychological ...
Plot: doctor, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, danger, assassination attempt, self discovery, suburbs, workplace situations, gang, emergency, saving a life, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, boss, power struggle, fighting crime, police detective, outlaw, double life, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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: courtroom, crimes, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, society, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 7K
Mob City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, lapd, power struggle, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, actress, police chief, corruption, law enforcement, conflict, crimes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, family relations, crime gone awry, betrayal, parents and children, strong violent content, disorder, violence, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, rivalry, police corruption, partners, law enforcement, addiction, gangsters, criminal heroes, family life, dishonesty, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mexico, michigan, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.4
 795
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, disorder, chases and races, criminal's revenge, gangsters, criminal heroes, violence spree, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 10K
Tin Star (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: family relations, justice, revenge motive, danger, crimes, rocky mountains, death, threat, life is a bitch, murder, small town sheriff, abduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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