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What To Watch If You Love 'The Chi'

Updated September 8, 2020 699 votes 101 voters 5.0k views44 items

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

Wondering what to watch after The Chi? If the neighborhood drama of the series has you hungry for more ensemble Black casts, you're in luck! Since the public fascination with urban life is not ceasing any time soon, there are loads of other movies and TV shows like The Chi ready for you to start bingeing. 

If you’re on the hunt for movies and TV shows similar to The Chi, Treme is a great TV series about New Orleans residents adjusting to life after Hurricane Katrina. The Wire is another great show that delves into inner-city crimes.

For fans of The Chi looking for good movie recommendations, Chi-Raq is an excellent film that focuses on the Chicago's south side gang violence. Other good movies and shows featured on this list include Snowfall, All American, and Queen Sugar

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  • All American
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    This teen drama series about race, high school politics and football is sure to hook in fans of The Chi.

    All American (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by April Blair. When a rising high school football player (Daniel Ezra) from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds begin to collide....  more
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  • Snowfall
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    Snowfall is an interesting series that fans of The Chi should tune into for its drama and focus on race in the 1980s. Check out more shows like Snowfall!

    Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron. Set in 1983 Los Angeles, the series revolves around the first crack epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city....  more
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  • Top Boy
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    Fans of The Chi will love this British crime drama series.

    Top Boy (Netflix, 2019) is a British television crime drama series created by Ronan Bennett, and a revival of the 2011 series. After fleeing to Jamaica, Dushane (Ashley Walters) makes a business deal with a drug lord, but a new crew headed by a ruthless leader is prepared to fight for their turf....  more
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  • Power
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    This crime drama series from Starz is a great pick for fans of The Chi that are interested in the drug filled underworld of the New York club scene.

    Power (Starz, 2014) is an American crime drama-thriller television series created by Courtney Kemp Agboh. James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) struggles to balance his life as a New York City nightclub owner and as a major player in one of the city's biggest illegal drug networks....  more
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