If you’ve just finished Mad Men, congratulations. It’s an outstanding show. Now, however, you’re probably wondering what to watch after Mad Men? This list can help. It includes numerous movies and TV shows like Mad Men.
Many of the shows like Mad Men on this list are set around the same time frame as Mad Men: the 1960s. Among them: The Astronaut Wives Club, Masters of Sex, American Dreams, Pan Am, and Magic City. They may not be exactly like Mad Men in terms of storylines, but if you love this era, these will entertain. And Halt and Catch Fire, while not set in the 60s, definitely gives off a Mad Men-ish vibe. Additionally, if you haven't seen The Sopranos, know that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was a writer for the final seasons of the show - it's worth watching for that reason alone.
As for Mad Men similar movies, that opens up a slew of Mad Men recommendations. Catch Me If You Can, The Apartment, The Swimmer, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying are all strong contenders. As with the Mad Men similar shows, the plots might not be identical, but they’re certainly close in some respects.
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- Halt and Catch Fire is an American period drama television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, that premiered on AMC on June 1, 2014. The series is set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983 and depicts a fictionalized insider's view of the personal computer revolution. The show's title refers to computer machine code instruction HCF, whose execution would cause the computer's central processing unit to stop working. In August 2014, AMC renewed Halt and Catch Fire for a second season, which is set to premiere on May 31, 2015.... more on Wikipedia
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- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a 1967 musical comedy film based on the 1961 stage musical of the same name, which in turn was based on Shepherd Mead's book. The film was produced by United Artists and directed by David Swift, with original staging by Bob Fosse. The cast includes Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, Michele Lee, Anthony Teague, Tucker Smith, and Maureen Arthur. The film marks the debut of Lee, who later appeared in the popular 1980s television series Knots Landing.... more on Wikipedia
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- Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American-British drama film, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates, directed by Sam Mendes. This is the second collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates, who previously co-starred in Titanic. The performances of DiCaprio and Winslet earn them a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress respectively, and the film was nominated for a further three Golden Globes, four BAFTAs and three Oscars. The film premiered in Los Angeles on 15 December 2008, followed by a limited U.S. release on 26 December 2008 and a wide U.S. release on 23 January 2009. In most... more on Wikipedia
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- The Swimmer is a 1968 Technicolor American surreal drama starring Burt Lancaster with Janet Landgard and Janice Rule in featured roles. The film was written and directed by Academy Award-nominated husband and wife team of Eleanor Perry and Frank Perry. The allegorical story is based on the 1964 short story "The Swimmer" by John Cheever.... more on Wikipedia
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