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What to Watch If You Love 'The Blacklist'

Updated April 22, 2020 1.6k votes 357 voters 19.3k views50 items

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

The Blacklist is a espionage thriller that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like The Blacklist, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to The Blacklist often involve catching bad guys through unusual means, and if you’re looking for more criminal-laden suspense, The Blacklist: Redemption is sure to fill the void. This show is a direct spinoff to The Blacklist, so it's sure to scratch the itch now that you're finished watching the show. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like The Blacklist, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the most ardent fans. Take The Bourne Identity, for instance. This movie deals with espionage in a more hands-on fashion, and is a great choice for any Blacklist fans.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of The Blacklist’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like Blacklist, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

So, what are your favorite The Blacklist-esque movies and TV shows? Vote the best projects up to the top of this list.

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  • Sherlock
    Photo: BBC One

    Fans of mysteries, secret dealings, and whodunits will enjoy this new take on Sherlock Holmes.  

    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The brilliant yet insensitive detective (Benedict Cumberbatch) partners up with a war doctor (Martin Freeman) to solve crimes in modern-day London.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Mentalist
    Photo: CBS

    The Blacklist devotees who enjoy dramas with a quirky male lead will like this series that follows a con artist. 

    The Mentalist (CBS, 2008) is an American police procedural television series created by Bruno Heller. After his family is murdered, a con man posing as a psychic medium (Simon Baker) uses his keen observational skills to help the California Bureau of Investigation solve their hardest cases, while tracking down a vicious serial killer.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Designated Survivor
    Photo: Netflix

    Fans of dramas centered on politics and underdog stories will enjoy this series. 

    Designated Survivor (ABC, 2016; Netflix, 2019) is an American political conspiracy drama television series. On the night of the State of the Union address, an incident claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman, who has been named the designated survivor. Kirkman is immediately sworn in as President, unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Prison Break
    Photo: FOX

    Blacklist fans who watch the show for its antihero will find scoundrels aplenty in this drama.

    Prison Break (Fox, 2005) is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring.The series revolves around two brothers; one has been sentenced for a something he did not commit, and the other devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison and clear his name.... more on Wikipedia
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