House of Cards

TV Shows like House of Cards

Written by Beau Willimon

TV Shows like House of Cards

The Newsroom (2012)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 261 votes

A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.

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Breaking Bad (2008)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 3,646 votes

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.

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Mr. Robot (2015)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,607 votes

A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.

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House (2004)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,192 votes

Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.

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How I Met Your Mother (2005)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,248 votes

Ted Mosby recounts to his son and daughter the events that led to his meeting their mother.

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Lost (2004)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,401 votes

Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.

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Black Mirror (2011)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,489 votes

A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

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Narcos (2015)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 869 votes

A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

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Homeland (2011)

  • Rating: 7/10 from 1,054 votes

CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.

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The West Wing (1999)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 204 votes

The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.

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Power (2014)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 694 votes

A successful New York entrepreneur lives a double life as the head of a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential, all while wanting to escape the underworld and keep his family safe.

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Madam Secretary (2014)

  • Rating: 6/10 from 148 votes

Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.

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Dexter (2006)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,472 votes

Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

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Designated Survivor (2016)

  • Rating: 7/10 from 391 votes

Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

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Orange Is the New Black (2013)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 863 votes

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

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24 (2001)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 574 votes

24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration.

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Sherlock (2010)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,936 votes

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

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Better Call Saul (2015)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,217 votes

Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer".

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True Detective (2014)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 1,244 votes

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.

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The Sopranos (1999)

  • Rating: 8/10 from 860 votes

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.

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