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What to Watch If You Love 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' 

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Updated January 7, 2020 189 votes 52 voters 3.2k views 33 items

List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will love.

If you just finished Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 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 Law & Order that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of suspense and criminal mystery that you had while watching your favorite episodes of SVU.

With lots of options, including the original Law & Order, a show about the hardworking police detectives who solve crimes and ensure the criminals are prosecuted, and even movies like Seven, about a serial killer's intense desire to rope the police in his mad killing spree, deciding what to watch after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will really just depend on your mood.

This list of shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is sorted by fans who’ve chimed in and voted for their fave movies and TV series that they think other SVU fans will also love, and the titles included are ordered by their votes.

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
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Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico, Virginia. The show differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the suspect themselves, called the unsub or "unknown subject", rather than the crime itself. ...more on Wikipedia

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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
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Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street incidents and the detectives of the Intelligence Unit that combats the city's major offenses. ...more on Wikipedia

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
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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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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
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Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets. ...more on Wikipedia

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