Top 10 TV Shows Like Sons of Anarchy

Here we go, this is a list of the series that are the most similar to Sons of Anarchy.

It’s really a great list, so many interesting crime and action series. Some very popular, some less but all very good.

Hopefully you will find a series that you will start watching regularly, maybe even an all-time favorite. Let’s start!

Shows Like Sons of Anarchy

Justified - posterJustified

Created by: Graham Yost
Genre: Neo-western, Crime
Running Time: 38-45 mins
Original Channel: FX

Justified was developed by Graham Yost, it has been on air since 2010. Timothy Olyphant plays the protagonist of the show.

Raylan Givens is an US marshal, the setting takes place in the 19th century. The way that he deals with criminals makes him a constant target of the criminal bosses. He is a very mysterious man, what he looks on the outside doesn’t necessarily means that he is the same on the inside.

65 episodes so far, the premiere was watched by around 4 million people. It is a great western series.

Mad Men - pictureMad Men

Created by: Matthew Weiner
Genre: Period Drama
Running Time: 47 mins
Original Channel: AMC

Mad Men was created by Matthew Weiner, the series has been on air since 2007. Jon Hamm plays the role of his life in this extraordinary drama.

The plot takes place in the 1960’s, it’s about a man who works in a big ad agency. He is very talented in what he does and a mysterious man might I add. The drama in the work place makes this a very interesting TV show.

The show was very well received, the audience love it and may it last long. Watch it, you’ll like it.

Supernatural - photoSupernatural

Created by: Eric Kripke
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Running Time: 38-45 mins
Original Channel: The WB, The CW

Supernatural is a show that has been on air for 9 years, it was created by Eric Kripke. The series first started airing on The WB but since the second season The CW took over.

Two brothers continue doing what their father did before them, they hunt demons, gods and monsters that are on Earth, it is a great fantasy series filled with a lot of horror and action.

The show is very popular, start watching it, there are 195 episodes of the show.

The Wire - imageThe Wire

Created by: David Simon
Genre: Crime Drama
Running Time: 55-60 mins
Original Channel: HBO

The Wire is probably one of the best series ever made, there are 60 episodes of this awesome TV show. It was on air from 2002 to 2008.

A very realistic portray of drug dealers and law enforcement battling each-other in Baltimore. If by any chance you still haven’t seen this show then you have to give it chance, it’s one of the most talked series out there.

The critics had only good things to say as far as this series is concerned, you should listen to their expertise.

Boardwalk Empire - imageBoardwalk Empire

Created by: Terence Winter
Genre: Crime Drama
Running Time: 50 -60 mins
Original Channel: HBO

Boardwalk Empire was created by Terence Winter, the series is on air since 2010. Steve Buscemi plays the main role and does that in an exceptional way.

The plot revolves in the 1920’s in the Prohibition era, it tells the story of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson. Considering his relationship with the political contact as-well as the gangsters, the government takes a special interest in him.

48 episodes so far, it is a truly remarkable series, very highly rated.

The Shield - imageThe Shield

Created by: Shawn Ryan
Genre: Crime Drama
Running Time: 45-50 mins
Original Channel: FX

The Shield is an American TV show created  by Shawn Ryan. It has been on air from 2002 to 2008.

Police officers do what is necessary to keep the streets clean and/or to keep their self-interest preserved. It is a great cop series, one of the best in fact, give it a try.

The show was very well received, especially the first season.

Dexter - imageDexter

Created by: James Manos. Jr.
Genre: Crime Drama
Running Time: 45-60 mins
Original Channel: Showtime

Dexter was developed by James Manos. Jr. It was based on Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. It was on air from 2006 to 2013.

Dexter is one guy by day and another by night, something like a superhero. He is a forensic expert for the Miami police. At night he kills the people that got away with their crimes and deserved to die according to him.

There are 96 episodes of this crime and horror drama. Another series that you have to watch.

Terriers - pictureTerriers

Created by: Ted Griffin
Genre: Comedy Drama, Crime
Running Time: 45 mins
Original Channel: FX

Terriers was created by Ted Griffin, it was on air for only three months. There are 13 episodes of this crime drama series.

A former criminal and an ex cop partner up and open an unlicensed private investigation business. A very interesting series, unfortunately the ratings were low even though the critics praised the show.

You should watch this show, it’s a great crime drama.

Cold Case - imageCold Case

Created by: Meredith Stiehm
Genre: Police Procedural
Running Time: 45 mins
Original Channel: CBS

Cold Case was created by Meredith Stiehm. It was on air for seven years, from 2003 to 2010. There are 156 episodes of this great police procedural.

A lone female detective is assigned “lone cases”, the ones that have never been solved, a good portion of them are fairly old. It is a great detective and mystery series.

The reception from the fans is quite positive, make sure you’ll watch it.

Homeland - pictureHomeland

Created by: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
Genre: Espionage Thriller
Running Time: 48-65 mins
Original Channel: Showtime

Homeland was developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. The series is based on Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. It has been on air since 2011.

Carrie Mathison simply put does what she believes in, sometimes she tend to get over the line but it has always been because she firmly believed that it was necessary. She is a CIA agent who is supposed to find a traitor in their ranks, she suspect in a war hero, a man that was kidnapped since 2003.

It is another awesome action thriller, you will enjoy it.

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