Movies and TV shows like Better Call Saul

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Better Call Saul (2015)
 8.8
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer".
Style: witty, captivating, tense, realistic, stylized, psychological, cynical, semi serious, clever, humorous
Plot: dark humor, hotshot lawyer, crimes, workplace situations, cons and scams, moral dilemma, private investigator, dishonesty, lawyer client relationship, family relations, legal, lawyer, criminal lawyer, drug cartel, desert, brother brother relationship, workplace, courtroom drama, high priced lawyer, ambition, unlikely criminals, money, criminal, male protagonist, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico

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Most similar movies to Better Call Saul

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, family relations, lawyer, ambition, dishonesty, legal and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Better Call Saul: Breaking Bad (2008), Fargo (2014), Ray Donovan (2013), Animal Kingdom (2016), Suits (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, family problems, master criminal, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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94%
 8.9
 366K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, neo noir, clever, cynical ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, police investigation, small town, small town life, policewoman, psychopath, snow, killings, law enforcement, killer, scheme ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.3
 86K
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: captivating, clever, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: power relations, hollywood, crimes, identity crisis, family relations, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, businessman, relatives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.2
 36K
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: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, dysfunctional family, heist, crimes, escapades, family conflict, gay brother, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, friendship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 8.5
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Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, serious, talky, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: lawyer, law firm, hotshot lawyer, success, mentor, mastermind, prodigy, ambition, workplace situations, ambitious, boss, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 9.2
 380K
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: serious, cynical, psychological, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, criminal heroes, dark humor, killings, crimes, family life, family relations, mob boss, ambition, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 30K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: female lawyer, lawyer, court, powerful corporation, murder, legal investigation, corporate crimes, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal action, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Patrick Melrose (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 302 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, suspense, captivating, surreal
Plot: drug addiction, depression, mental illness, traumatic childhood, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, loneliness, child abuse, father son relationship, violence, family relations, ambition ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 80s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 7K
Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: politician, organized crime, dysfunctional family, irish, family relations, family problems, crimes, ambition, political corruption, mob boss, politics, criminal heroes ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 13K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: mob boss, hotel, organized crime, hotshot, maid, businessman, gangsters, lifestyle, power struggle, ambition, intrigue, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 27K
Las Vegas (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Las Vegas is an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & Casino dealing with issues that arise within the working ...
Style: sexy, stylized, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hot and sexy, gambling, casino, boss and employee, friends, cons and scams, team, parents and children, lifestyle, buddies, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As District Attorney Kathryn Peale and defense attorney Jimmy Nolan rally their teams around their arguments and prepare to go head-to-head in the the courtroom, they make frantic moves and countermoves of complex legal wrangling to tilt justice in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: legal action, district attorney, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, jury, ego clash, hidden truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 75K
Barry (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.
Style: tense, captivating, ironic, suspense
Plot: hitman, police investigation, mentor, dark humor, friends, murder, betrayal, adaptation, culture clash, crimes, ambition, assassin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, arrest, legal, judge, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 3K
Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous
Plot: courtroom, legal, family relations, intrigue, courtroom drama, crimes, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, rivalry, against the rules, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.2
 3K
Metástasis (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Colombian remake of the U.S. TV show Breaking Bad. After he is diagnosed with cancer, Walter Blanco teams up with José Miguel Rosas in order to sell crystal meth.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terminal illness, master criminal, hidden identity, couple relations, drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, unlikely criminals, family relations, stash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 46K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, erotic
Plot: drug dealing, nightclub, ambition, nightlife, money laundering, organized crime, double life, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 945
Crownies (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Delving into the extraordinary world of the Department of Public Prosecutions and its young, eager lawyers, Crownies follows five young solicitors as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life - in a fast paced workplace ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, ambition, workplace, moral dilemma, lawsuit, workplace situations, courtroom, power relations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.3
 10K
Backstrom (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's ...
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crimes, workplace situations, law enforcement, workplace, gay friend, police procedural, self destructing, drugs/alcohol, french accent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 110K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug dealer, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, single parent, eccentric family, smuggling, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 26K
The Good Fight (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane ...
Style: light, captivating, exciting, entertaining
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, investigation, government, female protagonist, business partner, female lawyer, suspicion, dysfunctional family, mistrust, scandal ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 36K
Sneaky Pete (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world ...
Style: captivating, ironic, twists and turns, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, escapades, family relations, dishonesty, family problems, investigation, crimes, thief, con artists, greed, adaptation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.5
 46K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, law firm, courtroom drama, lawyer, ethics, partners, legal, civil rights, workplace, society, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 398
Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal action, legal, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, reluctant partners, law firm, lawsuit, power relations, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 439
The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, parents and children, workplace, defense attorney, society, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 10K
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: courtroom, family relations, crimes, parents and children, interracial relations, society, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 346
Killing Time (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killing Time is an Australian television drama series on TV1 subscription television channel which first screened in 2011. It is based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. In New Zealand it screens on Prime Television. The ten part ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious
Plot: rise and fall, crimes, lawyers and clients, confined, prison, disgraced, legal, ambition, introspection, drug abuse, society, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: family relations, intrigue, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, vengeance, parents and children, crimes, death of husband, drug lord, suburbs, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.4
 5K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, custody, friendship, rivalry, society, hotshot lawyer, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, social worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 5K
The Firm (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As a young associate, Mitchell McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob -- and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, moral dilemma, legal, haunted by the past, legal investigation, crimes, dishonesty, witness protection, corruption, family man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%