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What To Watch If You Love 'Watchmen'

Updated April 15, 2020 408 votes 33 voters35 items

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

Watchmen kept viewers on the edge of their seats with tremendous action and serious political intrigue, so it's no surprise that you’d be on the hunt for similar shows to watch after bingeing the entire series. Well, search no more, because this list has some of the best recommendations for movies and TV shows similar to Watchmen.

Deciding what to watch after Watchmen really depends on your mood, but if you’re looking for more dark superhero shows, The Boys is a comics satire that you’ll almost certainly love if you like Watchmen.

Some other movies and TV shows like Watchmen in this list are movies like Glass, which also examines the way superpowers might play out in the real world. The Man in the High Castle is another good TV series that explores an alternate history in a dark and interesting way. Other good TV and movies recommended for Watchmen fans include Legion, Jessica Jones, and Venom

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    Fans who admire Watchmen will find much to like in this complex sci-fi tale with a strong female lead.

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    With big action and bold characters, this Netflix superhero series is a perfect watch after a Watchmen binge.

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  • Fans who appreciate the moral complexity of Watchmen will admire this Batman movie's complicated exploration of good and evil.

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  • Britsh series about juvenile delinquents who become super-charged superheroes is a great watch for people on the hunt for more superhero content with a twist.  

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