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What to Watch If You Love Dexter

Updated September 16, 2020 1.4k votes 363 voters 23.9k views32 items

List RulesVote up the shows and movies perfect for Dexter fans.

Dexter changed the TV game by blurring the line between cops and criminals, so it can be hard to find shows like Dexter to binge after finishing the iconic series. Luckily, this list has you covered if you're looking for something similar. Shows like Dexter sometimes follow criminals with a moral code while movies like Dexter are often slasher films. What to watch after Dexter really depends on your mood.

What are some movies and TV shows featured on this list of recommendations for Dexter fans? Silence of the Lambs is a crime drama that finds the FBI recruiting the aid of convicted serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in order to find a murderer on the loose. Breaking Bad is also good viewing material for fans of Dexter. If you love Dexter actor Michael C. Hall, check out Six Feet Under in which he plays funeral director David Fisher. Other good movie and TV series recommendations for Dexter viewers include Memento, Seven, and American Horror Story.

Do you have any recommendations for fans of Dexter? Take a look at this list and please add any good movies or TV shows we may have missed.

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    Hannibal
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    Hannibal is a wickedly entertaining series of cat-and-mouse. 

    Hannibal (NBC, 2013) is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller, based on the characters created by novelist Thomas Harris. A gifted FBI profiler (Hugh Dancy) solves murder cases with the help of a brilliant forensic psychiatrist (Mads Mikkelsen), who is secretly a cannibalistic serial killer with plans of his own.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Blacklist
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    The Blacklist takes an inside look at the FBI and informant relationship.

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon Bokenkamp. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, a high-profile criminal (James Spader) volunteers to help the FBI capture the world's most dangerous criminals.... more on Wikipedia
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    You
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    You and Dexter both feature a killer you can't help but empathize with. 

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Silence of the Lambs
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    The Silence of the Lambs is a classic crime tale featuring the infamous Hannibal Lecter.

    The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn, the film is based on Thomas Harris' 1988 novel of the same name, his second to feature Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young U.S. FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as "Buffalo Bill". The Silence of the Lambs was released on February 14, 1991, and grossed $272.7 million worldwide against its $19 million budget. It was only the third film, the other... more on Wikipedia
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