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What To Watch If You Love 'Ally McBeal'

Updated April 10, 2020 474 votes 34 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. 

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    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 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 on Wikipedia

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  • Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Ally McBeal'
    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Ally McBeal'
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    People missing the comedic hijinks that happen at Cage & Fish will love this musical sitcom.

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York City lawyer (Rachel Bloom) moves to Los Angeles to try to win him back.... more on Wikipedia
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