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

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List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
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Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. Its record of 20 seasons is a tie with Gunsmoke for the longest-running live-action scripted American prime-time series with ongoing characters. ...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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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
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