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What to Watch If You Love 'The Good Wife' 

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List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of 'The Good Wife' will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen 'The Good Wife'.

If you just finished The Good Wife 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 Good Wife that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of courtroom drama that you had while watching your favorite episodes.

With lots of options, including Suits, a show about a successful attorney who knowingly brings a con artist to his firm to train him as an attorney, and even movies like The Firm, about a young, new attorney who finds himself representing some rather dangerous people, deciding what to watch after The Good Wife will really just depend on your mood.

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

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

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The Good Fight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Good Wife'
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The Good Fight

The Good Wife spin-off/sequel picks up one year after the events of the finale. If you like The Good Wife, you'll like the continuing story. 

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Good Wife'
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Offers fans of The Good Wife a show with a tongue-in-cheek vibe than other legal dramas. 

Suits is a USA Network legal drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first episode debuted on June 23, 2011, with a 90-minute premiere. ...more on Wikipedia

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Fans of strong leading ladies in legal dramas will enjoy Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a law professor and lawyer who uses her students to help with tricky cases. 

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Good Wife'
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For fans of political intrigue and dirty dealings, U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is as ruthless as you can get. 

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