10 best shows like Narcos: Mexico (2018)

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Narcos: Mexico 2018
See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
List of the best shows and series like Narcos: Mexico (2018): Trust, The Serpent, City on a Hill, The Boys, El Chapo, Harrow, The Player, The Mechanism, Boardwalk Empire, Narcos.

Trust (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:20

The trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

The Serpent (2021)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom

The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol's most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.

City on a Hill (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:59

In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system.

The Boys (2019)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

El Chapo (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:06

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.

Harrow (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30

When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.

The Player (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:49

An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: the House always wins.

The Mechanism (2018)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryBrazil
Duration01:42

A scandal erupts in Brazil during an investigation of alleged government corruption via oil and construction companies. Loosely inspired by true events.

Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

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.

Narcos (2015)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration02:13

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

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Gotham (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Titans (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, this saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.

Magic City (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

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.

Unbelievable (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:39

A teenager is charged with lying about her rape allegation, but two determined investigative female detectives discover a far more sinister truth.

The Blacklist (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.

The Truth Will Out (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden

Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.

The Americans (2013)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

Marvel's Daredevil (2015)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.

Jett (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:02

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

The Alienist (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Forever (2014)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:40

Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner, Detective Jo Martinez. Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe knows Henry’s secret.

NEXT (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama, crime
CountryUSA

A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11

The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

The Shadow Line (2011)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59

A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a profound personal tragedy, risking it all on one last deal; to the brilliantly lethal puppet-master who gradually emerges from the shadows to bring the story to its shocking climax The Shadow Line explores the morality of these characters as they negotiate the repercussions of Wratten's death and attempt to navigate the fine line between right and wrong. As the thread around Wratten's operation begins to unravel, the web of intrigue becomes more complex and the question of which side of the line they stand on becomes increasingly blurred. An intelligent and gripping conspiracy thriller that delves to the heart of human morality, The Shadow Line will have audiences enthralled over six taut and thrilling episodes. Faced with similar dilemmas, on which side of the line would you stand?

Warrior (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:58

A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

FBI (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration04:09

The elite unit of the New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe.

The Fix (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:41

High-profile district attorney Maya Travis fled L.A. after devastating defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. Eight years later, the same celebrity is under suspicion for another murder, and Maya is lured back to the DA’s office for another chance at justice.

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:07

An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.




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