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What to Watch If You Love 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

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List RulesVote up the films and series you know other fans of NCIS: Los Angeles will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen NCIS: Los Angeles.

NCIS: Los Angeles kept viewers on the edge of their seats with nail-biting undercover investigations important for national security, so it's no surprise that you’d be on the hunt for similar shows to watch after bingeing the entire series. Well, search no more, because this list has some of the best recommendations for movies and TV shows similar to NCIS: Los Angeles.

Deciding what to watch after NCIS: Los Angeles really depends on your mood, but if you’re looking for more detective drama inspired by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, NCIS is a police procedural that you’ll almost certainly love if you like NCIS: Los Angeles.

Some other movies and TV shows like NCIS: Los Angeles in this list are movies like A Few Good Men, which finds naval investigators and lawyers pursuing justice for crimes committed against their own at Guantanamo Bay. SEAL Team is another good TV series that follows the lives of elite members of the military. Other good TV and movies recommended for NCIS: Los Angeles fans include JAG, NCIS: New Orleans, and SWAT.

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