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What To Watch If You Love 'Broadchurch' 

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Updated April 10, 2020 288 votes 40 voters 30 items

List Rules Vote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'Broadchurch' will love.

If you just finished Broadchurch 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 Broadchurch that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of brooding and heartache that you had while watching your favorite episodes of Broadchurch

With lots of options, including Whitechapel, a show that gave life to Broadchurch thanks to its cancellation, and even movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a film that dives into the darkness of an extended murder investigation, deciding what to watch after Broadchurch will really just depend on your mood. 

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

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The Fall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Broadchurch'
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Broadchurch fans will admire this show about a strong female detective investigating a series of murders.

The Fall (BBC Two, 2013) is a British-Irish crime drama television series created by Allan Cubitt. Metropolitan Police Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) sets out to capture a family man (Jamie Dornan) who lives a double life as a serial killer. ...more on Wikipedia

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Gracepoint is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Broadchurch'
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Viewers of Broadchurch will enjoy its American remake Gracepoint, also starring David Tennant.

Gracepoint is an American crime drama television series created by Chris Chibnall. It is a remake of Chibnall's UK drama series Broadchurch, and also stars that series' lead, David Tennant, along with Anna Gunn, as two detectives investigating the murder of a boy in a small, tightly knit coastal town. The series premiered on October 2, 2014, on Fox. Its 10-episode test run was promoted as a "limited series" by the network. On December 15, 2014, Fox announced that the series would not be renewed for a second season. ...more on Wikipedia

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Broadchurch'
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For Broadchurch lovers who want to dig deeper into the family and personal lives of detectives, this show will fit the bill.

True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences. ...more on Wikipedia

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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Broadchurch'
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A dark, brooding detective series, this show is for Broadchurch fans who enjoy their mysteries with a side of history.

Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenberg. The first episode was broadcast on 30 December 2012 during BBC One's Christmas schedule. It was first broadcast in the US on BBC America on 19 January 2013. Ripper Street returned for a second eight-part series on 28 October 2013. On 4 December 2013, it was reported that series three would not be made due to low viewing figures for series two. ...more on Wikipedia

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