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Wondering what to watch after The Big Bang Theory? The hit comedy series on CBS has entertained millions with its depiction of nerd culture intermixed with the angst of relationships and living in a world that celebrates and still bullies intelligent people. The series has developed into one of the most successful shows on television and you might believe there is nothing that compares, but fear not! There are plenty of television series and films that cater to and celebrate both nerdom and geniuses.

Fans of The Big Bang Theory can find a number of television series and films that will satisfy the need for comedy and nerd culture with many of the suggestions on this list. Some obvious choices include Val Kilmer's flick from the '80s, Real Genius and other television series including Big Bang Theory's contemporary classic, Modern Family. If you're a fan of the show's stars, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar, all of them have had stellar careers in film and television offering dozens of great options for you to enjoy. 

If you're tired of rewatching the best episodes of Big Bang Theory, or just need something else in your queue, browse the recommendations below! Remember, you can vote up your favorites, vote down shows you don't like, and add similar series and films to the list. 

Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. The film was based on Lowell Cunningham's The Men in Black comic book series, originally published by Marvel and Malibu Comics, with a plot following two agents of a secret organization called Men in Black who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans. The film featured the creature effects and makeup of Rick Baker and visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. The film was released on July 2, 1997, by Columbia Pictures and grossed $589,390,539 ...more on Wikipedia

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Back to the Future trilogy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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The Back to the Future franchise is an American comic science fiction-adventure film series written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Universal Pictures. The franchise follows the adventures of a high school student, Marty McFly, and an eccentric scientist, Dr. Emmett L. Brown, as they use a DeLorean time machine to time travel to different periods in the history of Hill Valley, California. The first film was the highest-grossing film of 1985 and became an international phenomenon, leading to the second and third films, which were back-to-back film productions, released in 1989 and 1990, ...more on Wikipedia

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" in the show's title can be pronounced as the letters IT, as in the abbreviation for information technology, or as the word "it". Set in the London offices of the fictional Reynholm Industries, the show revolves around the three staff members of its IT department: a geeky genius named Maurice Moss, the work-shy Roy Trenneman, and Jen Barber, the department head/relationship manager, who knows nothing about IT. The show also focuses on the bosses of Reynholm Industries: Denholm Reynholm and later, his son ...more on Wikipedia

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The series premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. The first season consisted of eight episodes. HBO renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on April 12, 2015. On April 13, 2015, HBO renewed Silicon Valley for a third season. ...more on Wikipedia

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