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What to Watch If You Love 'American Gods' 

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Updated May 12, 2020 140 votes 53 voters 46 items

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American Gods is a fantasy series depicting the ongoing struggle between the gods of the old world and those of the new that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like American Gods, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to American Gods often bridge into fantasy or theology, and if you’re looking for more mysterious characters, Good Omens (and shows like Good Omens) is sure to fill the void. This show was written by the same author, Neil Gaiman (along with Terry Pratchett). It revolves around the coming apocalypse and an angel and demon's attempts to keep it from happening. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like American Gods, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the most finicky of fans. Take The Prophecy, for instance. This movie depicts the battle between Heaven and Hell for the soul of a single man and is a great choice for any American Gods fans.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of American Gods’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like American Gods, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'American Gods'
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Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who abandons Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub and becomes a consultant to the LAPD. ...more on Wikipedia

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'American Gods'
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Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think, with the hope of applying this knowledge to solve ongoing cases. ...more on Wikipedia

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'American Gods'
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Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) encounters a fellow psychiatric patient, who shows him the possibility that there may be more to him than mental illness. ...more on Wikipedia

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'American Gods'
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Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher (Dominic Cooper) enlists the help of a vampire to find God. ...more on Wikipedia

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