Movies and TV shows like Sons of Anarchy

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Sons of Anarchy (2008)
 8.5
 266K
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: biker, motorcycle gang, gang, crime, crimes, power struggle, motorcycle, family relations, group of criminals, arms dealing, friends, prison, young man, ira, small town, organized crime, motorcycle race, street gang, criminal, tattoo, police corruption, rape, gang leader, dark humor, struggle ...
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, crime, gang, murder, rivalry, organized crime 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
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Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, 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, rough, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, drug traffic, drug trafficking, power struggle, gang war, threat, rivalry, outlaw, crimes ...
Place: california, southern california
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100%
 8.2
 25K
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: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, heist, criminal, crimes, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, mother son relationship, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.8
 362K
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: atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mob boss, crimes, determination, power struggle, cruelty, rivalry, mafia, crime boss ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.4
 89K
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, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, organized crime, crimes, tough heroes, thief, shooting, crime, cons and scams, sexual activity, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 8.7
 73K
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, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, dishonesty, murder, mayor, gang, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 78K
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: serious, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, hollywood, identity crisis, family relations, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, fbi, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: motorcycle gang, working undercover, informant, crimes, undercover, organized crime, undercover agent, gang, reenactment, outlaw, criminal, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 310K
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: cynical, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, dark humor, criminal heroes, killings, crimes, family relations, family life, psychiatrist, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, master criminal, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, peril, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 359K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 1K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, social relations, rivalry, biker, motorcycle gang, power struggle, gang, biker gang, street gang, lifestyle, prison, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 6K
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, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: organized crime, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, ex convict, rivalry, gang, gang war, addiction, outlaw, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 12K
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, danger, crimes, rocky mountains, justice, death, threat, life is a bitch, murder, small town sheriff, abduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, boss, power struggle, criminal, outlaw, police detective, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, parents and children, crimes, fight for supremacy, tough heroes, crime, unfulfillment, rise to the top, criminal heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: italy, europe, cuba, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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: rough, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, vengeance, mafia, crimes, brother brother relationship, family business, blind ambition, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, family life, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: thief, heist, police detective, career criminal, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, teenage life, police corruption, outlaw, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.4
 14K
Top Boy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, ambitious, leader, teenage life, ambition, life is a bitch, youth, poverty, gang war, struggle, society, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.4
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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, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, memory loss, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes, rivalry, family relations, mental illness, gang war, gangsters, gang, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 29K
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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, victim, shooting, sergeant, arrest, partners, police detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 4.7
 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, crimes, police investigation, working undercover, fighting crime, heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 405
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, irish american, gangster, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, siblings relations, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, thailand, michigan, el paso texas ...
⇓ 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, tense, psychological ...
Plot: doctor, emergency, self discovery, doctors and patients, danger, assassination attempt, life turned upside down, suburbs, workplace situations, gang, saving a life, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 391
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, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, crimes, parents and children, murder, secret agents, law enforcement, terminal illness, family relations, estrangement, secret organization, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 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: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, betrayal, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, ambition, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: crimes, family relations, courtroom, interracial relations, murder, society, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 3K
Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, police corruption, gang, murder, violence, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%