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What To Watch If You Love 'Watchmen'

Updated April 15, 2020 310 votes 28 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 appreciate the moral complexity of Watchmen will admire this Batman movie's complicated exploration of good and evil.

    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) form an alliance to dismantle organized wrong doings in Gotham City, but are menaced by a mad man known as the Joker (Heath Ledger) who seeks to undermine Batman's influence and create chaos. ...  more
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  • Westworld
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    Fans who admire Watchmen will find much to like in this complex sci-fi tale with a strong female lead.

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild West-themed amusement park populated by android hosts known as Westworld, high-paying guests are encouraged to indulge in whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the hosts....  more
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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.  

    Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm. The show premiered on 12 November 2009 and concluded on 11 December 2013 in its fifth series. Antonia Thomas, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Robert Sheehan are introduced as Alisha Daniels, Simon Bellamy, Kelly Bailey, Curtis Donovan, and Nathan Young respectively. Sheehan left after the second series, replaced in the third by Joseph Gilgun as Rudy Wade. After the third series it was announced that Rheon, Thomas, and Socha had left and would...  more
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  • Daredevil
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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 web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights for justice in the court by day and fights by night as the vigilante Daredevil....  more
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