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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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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Wire'
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Boardwalk Empire is an American period drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era and stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson. Winter, a Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer, created the show. ...more on Wikipedia

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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Wire'
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Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch and aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, spanning three 12-episode seasons. The show is set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, before and after the area's annexation by the Dakota Territory. The series charts Deadwood's growth from camp to town, incorporating themes ranging from the formation of communities to western capitalism. ...more on Wikipedia

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