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What to Watch If You Love 'The Good Wife'

Updated April 23, 2020 1.3k votes 268 voters 14.8k views50 items

List RulesVote 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

    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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  • Scandal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Good Wife'
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    Fans of The Good Wife's Alicia Florrick will enjoy watching Kerry Washington play Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the President of the United States who opens a crisis-management firm. 

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  • Suits is listed (or ranked) 3 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 (USA, 2011) is an American legal drama created by Aaron Korsh. On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross, finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.... more on Wikipedia
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  • How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Good Wife'
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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. 

    How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American legal thriller television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become involved in a twisted plot that promises to change the course of their lives.... more on Wikipedia
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