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If you’re looking for tv shows and movies like Breaking Bad, this list can help. Wondering what to watch after Breaking Bad? Check out some of these similar shows and see what you think.

In terms of Breaking Bad recommendations for other TV shows, Better Call Saul should be at the top of any list. It’s a spinoff prequel to Breaking Bad, after all. And if you love character-driven television (and obviously you do, because you love Breaking Bad), consider watching shows like The Sopranos and The Wire. And while no show will ever be *exactly* like Breaking Bad, some are equally as intense and entertaining, including Mr. Robot, Narcos, and Bloodline.

Many of the movies like Breaking Bad have some parallels to the show. Flight of the Phoenix, for example, may seem familiar to Breaking Bad fans – a group of men crash land in the desert. As they build a plane to get out, fans of BrBa may notice similarities to Jesse and Walter getting stuck in the RV in the desert – and figuring out how to jumpstart it and get them out. Other movies which will immediately seem familiar include Scarface (of course), The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, and even Once Upon a Time in the West.

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Better Call Saul


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Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...more

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Pulp Fiction


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Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and a host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. The film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture; Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. It was also awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. A major critical and commercial success, it revitalized the career of its leading man, John Travolta, who received an Academy Award nomination, as did costars Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. Directed in a ...more

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The Sopranos


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The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano, the show portrays the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and his criminal organization. These are often highlighted during his therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The series features Tony's family members and Mafia colleagues and rivals in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and protégé Christopher Moltisanti. After a pilot was ordered in 1997, the show premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on January 10, ...more

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Narcos


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Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American crime drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years. ...more

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