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What To Watch If You Love 'The Alienist'

July 14, 2020 692 votes 79 voters 3.6k views51 items

List RulesVote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'The Alienist' will love.

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

With lots of options, including The Outsider, a show that features a detective on the hunt for a serial killer, and even movies like Sherlock Holmes, a period mystery film also set during the 1890s, deciding what to watch after The Alienist will really just depend on your mood.

This list of shows The Alienist is sorted by fans who’ve chimed in and voted for their fave movies and TV series that they think other The Alienist fans will also love, and the titles included are ordered by their votes. So what are your favorite movies and TV series like The Alienist? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list.

  • Photo: Mindhunter / Netflix
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  • Photo: The Sinner / USA Network
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  • Photo: The Outsider / HBO
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