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What To Watch If You Love 'The Rookie'

Updated July 13, 2020 429 votes 31 voters44 items

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

The Rookie is a police procedural with a comedic twist that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans thanks to its portrayal of a middle aged man starting a new career with the LAPD, 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 Rookie and we’ve compiled the best ones for you right here!

TV shows similar to The Rookie often feature entertaining stories about law enforcement. If you’re looking for more police humor, Castle is sure to fill the void. Also starring Nathan Fillion, the police procedural follows an unlikely partnership between a detective and a mystery novelist. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like The Rookie, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take 21 Jump Street, for instance. This movie is basically The Rookie if it were about two young cops going undercover as high school students, and is a great choice for any buddy cop comedy fan.

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

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

  • Castle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'The Rookie'
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    Castle (ABC, 2009) is an American crime-comedy-drama television series created by Andrew W. Marlowe. A homicide detective (Stana Katic) reluctantly works with a best-selling mystery novelist (Nathan Fillion) to solve various crimes in New York City.... more on Wikipedia
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  • FBI is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'The Rookie'
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    F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.... more on Wikipedia
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    Station 19

    Station 19 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'The Rookie'
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    Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee, and the second spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. The professional and personal lives of a group of heroic firefighters of the Seattle Fire Department at Station 19 from the captain down the ranks to the newest recruit.... more on Wikipedia
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    9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'The Rookie'
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    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening situations, while balancing problems in their own lives.... more on Wikipedia
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