Are you a big fan of Peaky Blinders? Then you probably need something to follow it up with, and you have some great options below. The BBC's Peaky Blinders was an innovative gangster/crime series centered around a crime family in Birmingham, England shortly after World War I. The series combined the outstanding acting talents of Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sam Neil and others with the brilliant writing of Steven Knight who also created the series. Good gangster television is hard to find, but fortunately, there are some options should you feel a void after watching all three seasons of Peaky Blinders.
On the cinematic side of things, there are films like The Godfather trilogy and Michael Collins, but over on the small screen, series like Boardwalk Empire may suffice. This historical drama series takes place in the same time-period, but covers the growing criminal organizations sprouting up following the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. Other similar shows TV shows fans of Peaky Blinders might enjoy include Ripper Street, Taboo, and Millennium, among many others.
For more recommendations for what to watch next, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing!
Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to England after twelve years in Africa with fourteen diamonds. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Taboo
Boardwalk Empire is an American period drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era and stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson. Winter, a Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer, created the show. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Boardwalk Empire
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family, the story spans the years 1945-55, concentrating on the transformation of Michael Corleone from reluctant family outsider to ruthless Mafia boss while chronicling the Corleones under the patriarch Vito. Based on Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name, The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in world cinema—and as one of the most influential, especially in the gangster genre. Ranked second to Citizen Kane by the American Film ...more on Wikipediasee more on The Godfather
The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander Dreymon) must choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing during his quest to reclaim his birthright. ...more on Wikipediasee more on The Last Kingdom