CBS Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Criminal Minds  

Ranker Recs
537 votes 141 voters 8.9k views 21 items Embed

List Rules Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list.

If you love Criminal Minds, you no doubt want to find similar things to watch that remind you of your favorite show. There are plenty of TV shows and movies like Criminal Minds. Check out this list of what to watch after Criminal Minds; chances are, you’ll find at least one new binge-worthy television show to watch – and more than a few films to keep you busy.

At its heart, Criminal Minds is a procedural, so several police procedurals are among these Criminal Minds recommendations. Shows like Criminal Minds include NCIS, Person of Interest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lie to Me, The Killing, Numbers and the always excellent Luther.

In terms of movies for Criminal Minds fans, there are a lot of fascinating procedurals, some with a twist (like the sci-fi hit Minority Report). Perhaps the best movies like Criminal Minds would be Seven or The Departed. Both are outstanding films, and if you haven’t seen them, as a fan of Criminal Minds, you’ll likely really enjoy them.

Enjoy finding some great TV shows and films that will keep you from missing Criminal Minds too much!

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention. Created and produced by Dick Wolf, the series premiered on NBC on September 20, 1999, as the first spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama, Law & Order. The show started its 16th season on September 24, 2014, and has aired 362 original episodes as of April 8, 2015. It is the current longest running scripted non-animated U.S. primetime TV series since the cancellation of the ...more

Also Ranked

#29 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

#7 on The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

#35 on The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

#30 on The Best Shows Currently on the Air

50 14
Agree or disagree?
see more on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2 59 VOTES


Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG. The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS. To date it has aired for eleven full seasons and has gone into broadcast syndication on USA Network. Donald P. Bellisario is co-creator, along with Don McGill, as well as executive producer. The series is the first member of the NCIS franchise. NCIS was originally referred to as Navy NCIS ...more

Also Ranked

#4 on The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

#39 on The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

#23 on The Best Shows Currently on the Air

#13 on The Best CBS Shows of All Time

47 12
Agree or disagree?
see more on NCIS
3 40 VOTES

Person Of Interest

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former CIA officer, who is recruited by mysterious billionaire Harold Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City. Season 4 premiered September 23, 2014. ...more

Also Ranked

#70 on Shows with the Best Freakin' Series Finales of All Time

#85 on TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate

#85 on The TV Shows with the Best Writing

#33 on The Best Serial Cop Dramas of All Time

30 10
Agree or disagree?
see more on Person of Interest
4 37 VOTES


Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, 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 murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system. The show's first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the first of the Dexter series novels by Jeff Lindsay. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the first episode. Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsay's works. Dexter aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013. In February 2008, reruns began to air on CBS, ...more

Also Ranked

#1 on The Best Showtime Shows of All Time, Ranked

#3 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

#8 on The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

#2 on The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

28 9
Agree or disagree?
see more on Dexter