TV shows about smugglers

TV shows about smugglers
List of the best TV series about smugglers, selected by visitors to our site: The Business of Drugs, Breaking Bad, Narcos: Mexico, Narcos, The Mandalorian, The Wire, Snowfall, Firefly, The Sopranos, Peaky Blinders.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary, crime
CountryUSA

To detail how drugs push people into risky — even deadly — behaviors, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.

Markimdb: 9.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:47
CharactersFamily, Angels, Teachers, Partners, Businessmen
PlotAdventures, Money, Relationship, Drug addiction, Obsession
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Worth watching, For men, Action, Fascinating

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryMexico, USA
Duration02:21
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration02:13
CharactersMafia, Criminals
PlotMoney
StyleWorth watching

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersRobots, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Warriors, Smugglers
PlotAdventures, Weapons, Shootouts
PlaceSpace
StyleSpectacular, For children, Dynamic, Star Wars

Set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, we follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Lesbians, Lawyers
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Action

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeenagers, Gangsters, CIA
PlotPolitics
PlaceUSA

Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.

Markimdb: 9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration09:48
CharactersSmugglers
PlotSurvival, Adventures, Shootouts
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Spectacular, Fascinating

Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Mafia, Gangsters, Psychiatrists
PlotDeath, Family life
StylePopular, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Dark, Fascinating

The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Gangsters, Tough guys
PlaceEngland
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersMafia
PlotLove, Survival
PlaceUSA

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Businessmen
PlotPolitics
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, Germany
Duration00:50
CharactersMafia

Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastano.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA

Witness the stories of history's most notorious kingpins, their terrifying enforcers, and the men and women who've sworn to bring them down.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHackers

Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for profiling, finds herself hot on the killer's trail, Rhyme finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryMexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration00:42

After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:06
CharactersGangsters
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersMafia

The hard-boiled saga of hair-trigger cop Lieutenant Mike Torello and his obsessive pursuit of ruthless gangster Ray Luca.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:25
CharactersHousewives, Single mothers
PlotFamily life

Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the course of the show, she and her family become increasingly entangled in illegal activities.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryGermany

A long-running German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersSingle mothers
StyleFascinating

Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who doesn’t make her job any easier, she is determined to turn her so-called weaknesses into strengths, solving the most complex cases with her common sense, her acute observation and her practical nature seasoned by a busy daily routine.Only Candice can catch a killer because she knows the chemical composition of a window-cleaning product or determine the hour of a murder from the cooking-time of kebabs… Candice is only naive on the outside, and nobody can resist her!

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersMafia, Rich, Businessmen, Traders
PlotRevenge, Death, Stock exchanges
StyleAction, Fascinating

Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to return to threaten them, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld and must confront his values to protect those he loves.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration00:45
CharactersMafia, Gangsters

Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was intrigued by Lillehammer when he saw television images of the Winter Olympics in 1994, and therefore chooses to start his new life there. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to become an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank discovers that to get up and in the Norwegian rural society, he must resort to the old, ruthless methods. The spelling of the series title alludes to Tagliano's dog Lily, and the way that Frank and some other anglophones pronounce the town's name.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Friends, Maids
PlotFBI, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration08:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotRevenge, Family life
StyleDark, Fascinating

Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe gangster Joey "Ice Cream," this gritty series bears witness to the Donnelly brothers' sudden involvement in organized crime, focusing on how they go from boys to mobsters, and showing how their new life affects their relationships with friends, family and lovers.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison
StyleMakes me think

The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective, history
CountryAustralia
CharactersMafia

Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama series, each series is a stand alone story based on real-life events.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotRevenge, Death, Shootouts
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotDeath

Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama.The 2000 crime drama film Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was based on this television serial. In turn, the 2004 American television miniseries Traffic was based on both versions.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSmugglers
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAction, By books, Touching

Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss. The Inn has no guests - the rooms are locked and kept for storage - but it soon becomes clear that it’s a cover, as Joss is the leader of a smuggling ring, and Jamaica Inn the hub of his ‘free’ trade.





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