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What to Watch If You Love Criminal Minds 

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Updated April 9, 2020 1.2k votes 368 voters 24.2k views 50 items

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If you love Criminal Minds, you no doubt want to find similar things to watch that remind you of your favorite show. There are plenty of TV shows and movies like Criminal Minds. Check out this list of what to watch after Criminal Minds; chances are, you’ll find at least one new binge-worthy television show to watch – and more than a few films to keep you busy.

At its heart, Criminal Minds is a procedural, so several police procedurals are among these Criminal Minds recommendations. Shows like Criminal Minds include NCIS, Person of Interest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lie to Me, The Killing, Numbers and the always excellent Luther.

In terms of movies for Criminal Minds fans, there are a lot of fascinating procedurals, some with a twist (like the sci-fi hit Minority Report). Perhaps the best movies like Criminal Minds would be Seven or The Departed. Both are outstanding films, and if you haven’t seen them, as a fan of Criminal Minds, you’ll likely really enjoy them.

Enjoy finding some great TV shows and films that will keep you from missing Criminal Minds too much!

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