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What to Watch If You Love 'Succession'

Updated November 13, 2020 481 votes 80 voters 6.1k views27 items

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

If you just finished Succession 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 Succession that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of suspense and intrigue that you had while watching your favorite episodes of Succession.

With lots of options, including Billions, a show about high-powered finance movers and shakers, and even movies like Margin Call, about Wall Street execs strategizing their moves in the wake of a financial collapse, deciding what to watch after Succession will really just depend on your mood.

This list of shows Succession is sorted by fans who’ve chimed in and voted for their fave movies and TV series that they think other Succession fans will also love, and the titles included are ordered by their votes.

So what are your favorite movies and TV series like Succession? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list.

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  • Billions
    Photo: Billions / Showtime

    This financial drama is inspired by the real life actions of the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara and is the perfect series to stream after watching Succession.

    Billions (Showtime, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, loosely based on the legal battles between Preet Bharara and Steve Cohen. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) goes after hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis) in a battle between two powerful New York figures.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Downton Abbey
    Photo: ITV, PBS

    Fans of Succession will love this romantic and gorgeous turn of the century drama series shows the beginnings of the end for the English aristocracy and lordships as working-class individuals gain access to education and opportunities below the decks.

    Downton Abbey (ITV, 2010) is a British historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes. A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Game of Thrones
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    If you're looking for great political theater, drama and maybe a dragon or three, Game of Thrones paved the way for shows like Succession to thrive in this day and age. 

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Patrick Melrose
    Photo: Patrick Melrose / Showtime

    If you're a fan of the privileged and problematic drama found in Succession, you're going to fall in love with this mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Patrick Melrose (Showtime, 2018) is a five-part drama miniseries directed by Edward Berger, based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn. From a privileged yet troubling childhood, Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) tries to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother who condoned his behavior.... more on Wikipedia
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