10 best shows like The Good Wife (2009)

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The Good Wife 2009
The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

List of the best shows and series like The Good Wife (2009): Proven Innocent, Top of the Lake, Stiletto Vendetta, Franklin & Bash, Fearless, The Firm, The Innocent, Persona, How to Get Away with Murder, Riverdale.

Proven Innocent (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38

Madeline Scott, a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice, runs an underdog criminal defense firm. There is no one who understands the power of setting an innocent person free more than Madeline. At age 18, she was wrongfully convicted, along with her brother, in a sensational murder case. Madeline defends others as she fights to maintain her innocence and searches for the real killer in her own case.

Top of the Lake (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, USA
Duration05:00

A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.

Stiletto Vendetta (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryTurkey

Three girls in high school made a prank on the fourth girl and caused her to be expelled from the high school with her teacher. After 20 years they got together in a high society environment.

Franklin & Bash (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:44

When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they're ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.

Fearless (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.

The Firm (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

As a young associate, Mitchell McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob—and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future—only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.

The Innocent (2021)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain

An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.

Persona (2018)
Markimdb: 9.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryTurkey

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a retired judicial officer decides to commit a murder that he had been planning for years.

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

Riverdale (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

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Boss (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56

Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.

Blue Bloods (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief.

The Defenders (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.

Case (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIceland

A young ballerina is found hanged on a theatre stage in Reykjavik. The case is closed as suicide but two lawyers and a detective believe dark forces are at play in this challenging Icelandic thriller.

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.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

A writer gets caught up in a murder investigation involving his mentor, an esteemed American author. Based on the book of the same name, by Joël Dicker.

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.

Grand Hotel (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:41

Santiago Mendoza owns last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success.

The InBetween (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:42

Cassie Bedford has visions... whether she likes it or not. Sometimes she encounters unsettled spirits who need her help. When her father, Detective Tom Hackett, and his new partner, former FBI agent Damien Asante, need assistance, Cassie reluctantly uses her abilities and helps solve some of the city’s most challenging cases.

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.

Gone (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, France, USA

Twisted true stories of people who have gone missing, leaving behind secrets and frantic loved ones; these missing persons investigations lead to unexpected outcomes.

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.

White Collar (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal with the FBI, as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees, and thus begins this unconventional arrangement where Caffrey helps Burke apprehend white collar criminals.

Spiral (2005)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryFrance

This gritty crime drama set in the dark underbelly of Paris follows police officers and lawyers as they investigate and prosecute crimes. Throw any romantic notion of Paris out the window. Crime is dark. The legal system is darker. This is Spiral.

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 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.

Deception (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:58

Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. At least, that's what people used to call him - before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.

Law & Order True Crime (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, news
CountryUSA

An anthology series that delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

Big Little Lies (2017)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Clarice (2021)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.




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