Movies and TV shows like Fargo

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Fargo (2014)
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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, clever, witty, suspenseful, based on true events, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, crime gone awry, americana, sheriff, shooting, gory, blackmail, victim, disorder, killer, female police officer, cons and scams, snow, violence, anthology, multiple storylines, twists & turns, society ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2010s, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota

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Most similar movies to Fargo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, murder, police investigation, deadly, violence and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fargo: Better Call Saul (2015), Breaking Bad (2008), True Detective (2014), Lilyhammer (2012), A Simple Plan (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, greed, snow, ransom, psychopath, crime gone awry, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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100%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, captivating, stylized, witty ...
Plot: dishonesty, workplace situations, family relations, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, legal, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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, double life, drugs/alcohol, crimes, peril, family problems, master criminal, hidden identity, partners, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, partners, investigation, murder, partners against crime, who done it, uncover truth, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.0
 23K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: witty, dark humor, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, starting over, crimes, lifestyle change, small town, fish out of water, business venture, gangsters, shooting, blackmail, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.5
 58K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, suspicion, accountant, secret, betrayal, crime, love and romance, nothing goes right, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 67K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, neo noir, deal, hitman, debt, lingerie, arson, burial, trailer park, police detective, money, sexual humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, money, death, greed, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 397K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, biting, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, neo noir, sociopath, obsession, ambition, deception, journalist, morality, losing-it hero, ethics, cynicism, news report ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 10K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, serious, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, cons and scams, neo noir, disorder, small town life, dishonesty, deadly, small town, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 41K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: disturbing, surreal, captivating, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, small town, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, evil spirit, good versus evil, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 590K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, vigilantism, crimes, crime, forensics, corpse, right and wrong, police station, police detective, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 18K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, atmospheric, sexy, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, neo-noir, small town, mistaken identity, betrayal, money, neo noir, unemployment, bar, criminal, vietnam veteran, gas station ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 23K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, rookie, swat, arrest, police detective, police protagonist, lapd, realism, workplace situations, tough law enforcer, troubled, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, psychopath, multiple suspects, crimes, talented, law enforcement, unlikely relationship, cruelty, partners, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 151K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, rape, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, crime, under the surface, psychic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 52K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, cynical, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, zombie, partners against crime, female protagonist, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime investigation, supernatural, hidden identity, police investigation, murder, coroner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, clever, serious, cynical ...
Plot: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, drug lord, lesbian, wiretap, working undercover, crime, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, false accusation, deception, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, self discovery, couples, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, drug dealing, psychopath, neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, police investigation, investigation, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, corruption, riddles and clues, characters in danger, social problems, murder, secret, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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. ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, power struggle, crime, arms dealing, small town, prison, biker, crimes, ira, family relations, motorcycle gang, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 333K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, crime, organized crime, assassin, merciless, anti heroes, victim, danger, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 4K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: salesman, crime, unlikely criminals, manipulations, crimes, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, police detective, race against time, track down, crimes, partners against crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 954
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: lifesaver, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, murder investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, danger, special agents, chases and races, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: captivating, witty, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, crime, sherlock holmes, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 80K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: serial killer, fbi, psychopath, mind game, killings, police investigation, good versus evil, crimes, special agents, cult, rivalry, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: small town, murder, neo noir, transsexual, election campaign, fighting the system, dishonesty, gender bending, deadly, small town life, politics, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.8
 273K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, smuggling, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, politics, drug dealer, drug cartel, blind ambition, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%