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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One of the first truly gritty superhero adaptions for television, Netflix's Daredevil checks all the boxes for someone that's missing their Watchmen fix.Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American action crime legal drama superhero series created by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights for justice in the court by day and fights by night as the vigilante Daredevil.... moreIs this a good suggestion?
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Fans of HBO's drama series, like Watchmen, will love this supernatural drama series.The Leftovers (HBO, 2014) is an American supernatural mystery television drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, and based on Perrotta's novel of the same name. After the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a small group of people cope with their losses and try to continue everyday life in New York.... moreIs this a good suggestion?
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For fans of superhero shows with a strong female lead like Watchmen, Marvel's Jessica Jones should fill the void.Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.... moreIs this a good suggestion?
Fans of the alternate history of Watchmen will enjoy this speculative fiction about people fighting back in a world in which Germany won World War II.The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative version of 1962 America where the Axis powers have won WWII, several characters stumble upon propaganda films that show a vastly different history.... moreIs this a good suggestion?