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What to Watch If You Love 'The Wire'  

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

If you’re trying to decide what to watch after The Wire, this list’s got you covered. With everything from The Sopranos to The Departed, you’re bound to find your new favorite movies or shows to watch if you like The Wire. But you don’t have to take our word for it, because these titles have all been voted on by fellow fans - so join in on the fun and vote your faves up to the top of the list.

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Wire'
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The Sopranos is an American drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American Tony Soprano, the show portrays the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and his organization. These are often highlighted during his therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The series features Tony's family members and colleagues and rivals in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and protégé Christopher Moltisanti. ...more on Wikipedia

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Wire'
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Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the 1998 WWII film Saving Private Ryan. The episodes first aired in 2001 on HBO. The series dramatizes the history of the "Easy" Company from jump training in the U.S. through its participation in major actions in Europe, and up until Japan's capitulation and WWII end's. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Wire'
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The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police, while the police assign undercover state trooper William "Billy" Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello's crew. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Wire'
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The Shield is an American drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX, in the United States, and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons. Known for its portrayal of bad police officers, it was originally advertised as Rampart in reference to the true life Rampart Division police scandal, on which the show's Strike Team was loosely based. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television. ...more on Wikipedia

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