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

Updated January 7, 2020 461 votes 90 voters 6.1k views33 items

List RulesVote 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.

So what are your favorite movies and TV series like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list.

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