Entertainment
38 voters

What To Watch If You Love 'Ally McBeal'

Updated April 10, 2020 493 votes 38 voters35 items

List RulesVote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'Ally McBeal' will love.

If you just finished Ally McBeal and feel like it’s left a gaping hole in your life, there’s no need to despair. We’ve compiled this list of movies and TV shows similar to Ally McBeal that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of amusement and investment that you had while watching your favorite episodes of Ally McBeal

With lots of options, including Picket Fences, a show that gave life to Ally McBeal thanks to its cancellation, and even movies like Legally Blonde, a film that takes a similarly humorous look at the legal world, deciding what to watch after Ally McBeal will really just depend on your mood. 

This list of shows Ally McBeal is sorted by fans who’ve chimed in and voted for their fave movies and TV series that they think other Ally McBeal fans will also love, and the titles included are ordered by their votes. So what are your favorite movies and TV series like Ally McBeal? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list. 

With more than 40 million people visiting Ranker every month, we are able to offer you data-driven recommendations based on voting across thousands of film & TV polls. 

...more
  • 1
    35
    5

    The Good Fight

    A great show for fans of powerful women taking on the legal and political world that is darker than but just as entertaining as Ally McBeal.

    The Good Fight (CBS All Access, 2017) is a legal and political drama television series, a spin-off of the 2009 series The Good Wife. A year after the finale of The Good Wife, an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia (Rose Leslie) and wipes out the savings of her mentor Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski). The two are forced out of Lockhart & Lee and join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago's pre-eminent law firms....  more

    More 

    #20 of 56 The Best New Shows of the Last Few Years That You've Been Missing Out On#34 of 54 The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years#162 of 220 The Greatest TV Shows for Women

  • Fans of the legal drama aspects of Ally McBeal will appreciate this show that also features a strong female lead.

    The Good Wife (CBS, 2009) is an American television legal and political drama created by Robert King and Michelle King. Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm....  more

    More The Good Wife 

    The Best Seasons of The Good Wife#242 of 339 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years#93 of 201 The TV Shows with the Best Writing

  • Big Little Lies
    Photo: HBO

    Fans of Ally McBeal might not be aware of the fact that it shares showrunner David E. Kelley with this HBO drama series.

    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) take new in town single mom Jane (Shailene Woodley) under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all....  more

    More Big Little Lies 

    The Best Characters On 'Big Little Lies', Ranked#11 of 866 The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years#2 of 62 The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years

  • Unbelievable
    Photo: Netflix

    This critically-acclaimed Netflix miniseries is perfect for audiences searching for procedural dramas led by strong women. 

    Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon, based on the 2015 news article by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong. After a teenage girl (Kaitlyn Dever) is charged with lying about sexual assault, a similar case arises that prompts two detectives (Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) to dig for the truth....  more

    More Unbelievable 

    #29 of 46 New TV Shows of the Last Few Years with the Best Overall Acting#231 of 456 The Best New Netflix Original Series of the Last Few Years#28 of 687 The Best Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years