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What to Watch If You Love Criminal Minds

Updated September 16, 2020 1.6k votes 385 voters 25.5k views51 items

List RulesVote up shows perfect for fans of Criminal Minds.

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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    Bones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love Criminal Minds
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    Bones (Fox, 2005) is an American procedural comedy-drama television series created by Hart Hanson. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) build a team to investigate murders.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Law & Order: Special Victims U is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love Criminal Minds
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on real occurrences that have received media attention. Created and produced by Dick Wolf, the series premiered on NBC on September 20, 1999, as the first spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama, Law & Order.... more on Wikipedia

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    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love Criminal Minds
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    NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG. The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love Criminal Minds
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    The Mentalist (CBS, 2008) is an American police procedural television series created by Bruno Heller. After his family is murdered, a con man posing as a psychic medium (Simon Baker) uses his keen observational skills to help the California Bureau of Investigation solve their hardest cases, while tracking down a vicious serial killer.... more on Wikipedia
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