What to Watch If You Love Fargo
If you’re looking for other movies like Fargo, you’ve come to the right place. When it comes to the best black comedy movies ever, Fargo is way up there. Never fear: These are some of the best TV shows and movies like Fargo.
The most obvious choice when mentioning TV shows like Fargo would be…the Fargo TV show. Debuting in 2014, nearly two decades after the film first hit theaters, the Fargo television show echoes the movie, with witty writing and a quirky, memorable cast of characters. For Fargo fans, the TV show version is a way to recapture some of the love for the original.
Not surprisingly, plenty of Coen brothers’ classics are included on this list of movies and TV shows like Fargo, including Burn After Reading, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Many of these films, like Fargo, aren’t afraid to be funny and violent or serious. Coen brothers movies are a mixed bag, after all.
If you’re trying to decide what to watch after Fargo, consider some Fargo similar shows – while nothing can ever duplicate the Fargo movie, several shows offer up intelligent, interesting plot lines that will keep you entertained. Among them: True Detective, Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, and Broadchurch.
Are you among the many Fargo fans? If so, feel free to make some Fargo recommendations here, and help fellow fans out if they’re wondering what to watch next!
- A new case and characters are followed each season in this anthology series set in the Midwest.
- While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.
- A high-school chemistry teacher has a midlife crisis.
- While in the woods near their small town, upstanding local Hank Mitchell (Bill Paxton), his dim brother Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton) and their friend Lou (Brent Briscoe) discover a crashed plane with two things in it -- a dead pilot, and a stash of more than four million dollars. Although Hank is reluctant to keep the money, Jacob and Lou convince him otherwise, and they devise a plan to split the fortune. Things quickly go wrong, however, dramatically affecting the trio and those around them.
- An ex-con and an ex-cop meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that Hi is unable to have children they decide to snatch a baby. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes.
- Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White, he is known as small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill.