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What to Watch If You Love Mad Men

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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.

Can you recommend some other shows like Mad Men? If so, add them to this list, and help out your fellow Mad Men fans. Vote up your top choices, too.

  • Halt & Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love Mad Men
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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 Wit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love Mad Men
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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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  • Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love Mad Men
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    Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. He became so experienced that the FBI eventually turned to him to help in catching other check forgers. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, with Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Nathalie Baye in supporting roles.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love Mad Men
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    The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some Like It Hot and, like its predecessor, a commercial and critical success, grossing $25 million at the box office. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won five, including Best Picture. The film was the basis of the 1968 Broadway musical Promises, Promises, with book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.... more on Wikipedia
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