(Last Updated On: 13 June, 2020)
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Created by Vince Gilligan

Starring Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Laura Fraser, Jesse Plemons

No. of seasons: 5

Available on Netflix

Breaking Bad is about a chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer. Due to high medical expenses, he decides to manufacture and sell meth.

The show has an IMDb score of 9.5/10 and has won around 30 awards. It also entered the Guinness World Records (2013) as the most critically acclaimed show of all time.

If you liked Breaking Bad and are looking for similar shows to watch, this is the perfect article for you.

Here is a list of shows you can watch that are similar to Breaking Bad:

1. Better Call Saul (2015 – present)

Available on Netflix

Created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

Starring Bob Odenkirk, Johnathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Giancarlo Esposito, Tony Dalton

No. Of seasons: 5

The series is a prequel and spin-off to Breaking Bad. It takes place six years before Breaking Bad. The sixth and final season of the show is to be released in 2021 so you better catch up!

2. Fargo (2014-present)

Available on Netflix

Created by Noah Hawley

Starring Colin Hanks, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ewan McGregor, Patrick Wilson

No. Of seasons: 3

Fargo is a crime and drama series. Each season is set up in a different era with unique stories and new characters. The fourth season was supposed to premiere in April 2020 but has been postponed due to the corona virus.

The series has won numerous awards and has an IMDb score of 8.9/10.

3. The Wire (2002-2008)

Available on Disney+ Hotstar

Created by David Simon

Starring: Idris Elba, Wood Harris, Tom McCarthy, Dominic West, John Doman

No. of seasons: 5

The Wire deals with the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the government, education and the media. The creator, David Simon is an author and a former police reporter. The series is known for its literary themes and the realistic portrayal of society.

4. The Sopranos (1999-2007)

Available on Disney+Hotstar

Created by David Chase

Starring James Gandolfini, Lorraine Braco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

No. Of seasons: 6

The story revolves around a New-Jersey based man who tries to balance family life while being the leader of a criminal group. This crime drama series has won a lot of awards and is one of the best shows out there.

5. Ozark (2017- present)

Available on Netflix

Created by Bill Dubuque, Mark Wiliams

Starring: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

No. Of seasons: 3

A financial advisor moves to Missouri to launder money and please his boss. The third season released in March 2020.

6. Narcos (2015-2017)

Available on Netflix

Created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro

Starring Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook

No. Of seasons: 3

Narcos is based on a true story. It shows Columbia’s dangerous drug cartels.

Narcos: Mexico (2018-present)

Available on Netflix

Created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro

Starring: Michael Peña, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Alyssa Diaz, Joaquín Cosío, José Maria Yazpik, Matt Letscher,

No. of seasons: 2

This show is a sequel and spin-off to Narcos. It focused on the illegal drug trade in Mexico.

7. Orange is the new black (2013-2019)

Available on Netflix

Created by Jenji Kohan

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon

No. of seasons: 7

A woman ends up in prison for a  crime she committed in the past. The series shows how her life in jail changes her as a human.

8. Peaky Blinders (2013-present)

Available on Netflix

Created by Steven Knight

Starring Cilian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory

No. of seasons: 5

The show focuses on Peaky Blinders, a criminal gang in England during the early 1900s. The series is loosely based on a true story. Peaky Blinders has been praised for its writing, acting and cinematography.


El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Available on Netflix

Release Date October 11,2019

The film follows the events of the series finale of Breaking Bad.

Now you have enough shows to watch during this lockdown!

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