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What to Watch If You Love Big Little Lies

Updated April 7, 2020 727 votes 137 voters 10.1k views50 items

List RulesVote up the movies and shows perfect for fans of Big Little Lies.

If you’re a fan of Big Little Lies, HBO’s adaptation of the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty, you’re not alone. Big Little Lies was a huge breakout hit in 2017. And, if you loved the miniseries, you’re probably looking for more TV shows and movies like Big Little Lies. This list can help – it includes plenty of Big Little Lies recommendations.

Big Little Lies fans often say they were drawn to the strong female characters and the bonds they create. With that in mind, several other Big Little Lies similar shows follow the same route. Another huge 2017 hit, The Handmaid’s Tale (based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name), is an obvious choice for this list.

Another excellent choice for what to watch after Big Little Lies is the upcoming HBO series Sharp Objects, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. This series, like Big Little Lies, features a host of huge stars (led by Amy Adams), and is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee – who also directed Big Little Lies and the Reese Witherspoon hit film Wild. Sharp Objects was expected to debut in 2018.

And obviously, if you’re a fan of the stars in Big Little Lies – including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, several of their films/TV shows are included on this list of Big Little Lies similar movies. Among them: Election, Enlightened, Practical Magic, and We Don’t Live Here Anymore.

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    Revenge
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    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally subjugated, one woman (Elisabeth Moss) forced to live as a concubine hopes to be reunited with her daughter and be freed from the fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship....  more
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    Enlightened is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on October 10, 2011. The series was created by Mike White, who wrote every episode, and Laura Dern, who plays the lead role of Amy Jellicoe. In 2012, Laura Dern won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in the series. The show was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. After the completion of two seasons, HBO canceled the show in March 2013, partly due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim....  more
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  • Little Children
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