24 Best Shows Like The Wire ...

24 Best Shows Like The Wire ...

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1. The Shield (2002)

45m Crime Drama Action & Adventure

The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.

2. Fargo (2014)

50m Crime Drama

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.

3. Breaking Bad (2008)

45m Drama

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.

4. Gomorrah (2014)

50m Crime Drama

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.

5. Love/Hate (2010)

50m Crime Drama

Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.

6. Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

2h 13m Crime Drama Thriller

Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.

7. Dark Blue (2009)

8. Dexter (2006)

50m Crime Drama Mystery

Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

9. True Detective (2014)

1h Drama

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.

10. Serpico (1973)

2h 10m Crime Drama History

The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.

11. Top Boy (2011)

48m Drama

A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.

12. The Sopranos (1999)

1h Drama

The story of 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.

13. L.A. Confidential (1997)

2h 18m Crime Drama Mystery Thriller

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

14. Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)

42m Drama Crime

What does it take to be a detective in one of America's toughest cities? Follow one homicide unit as Detroit's finest unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops in Detroit, Michigan.

15. End of Watch (2012)

1h 49m Crime Drama Thriller

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

16. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

43m Crime Drama

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

17. Oz (1997)

1h Crime Drama

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.

18. Bosch (2014)

19. Prime Suspect (2011)

43m Drama Action & Adventure

Detective Jane Timoney finds that being a homicide detective in New York City is tough enough and having to contend with a male-dominated police department to get respect makes it that much tougher. She's an outsider who has just transferred to a new precinct dominated by an impenetrable clique of a boys' club. Timoney has her own vices too – with a questionable past – and she tends to be forceful, rude and reckless. But she's also a brilliant cop who keeps her eye on one thing: the prime suspect.

20. Luther (2010)

1h Crime Drama Mystery

A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

21. Top of the Lake (2013)

45m Crime Drama Mystery

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

22. Gang Related (2014)

1h Action & Adventure Crime Drama

Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side.Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers – a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ryan's best friend and police partner is senselessly killed by a notorious gang member, Ryan teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green who has been at the forefront of the city's war on organized crime. In this war between law enforcement and gangs, the series explores how only people who really know the streets can win the battle on the streets.

23. Line of Duty (2012)

1h Crime Drama Mystery

A drama about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit.

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