‘Animal Kingdom’ is a drama series based on the Australian film of the same name. The show revolves around the life of a teenager called Finn Cole. When Finn’s mother dies, his estranged relatives take him in. And when Finn starts living with his new family, he finds out that they are a criminal clan and the boss of the organization is his maternal grandmother Janine “Smurf” Cody. ‘Animal Kingdom’ is an intense crime and family drama, unlike anything we have seen recently on television. If you enjoyed watching this one and are looking for shows that explore similar themes and ideas, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Animal Kingdom’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Animal Kingdom’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
9. Greenleaf (2016-)
‘Greenleaf’ is a drama/mystery series which centers around a rich but problematic family known as the Greenleafs. Bishop James Greenleaf and Lady Mae Greenleaf are the two heads of the family and the huge church which they own. The Greenleaf family may look respectable from the outside, but they have a dark history, full of secrets and despair. Soon after the series begins, Gigi, the daughter of James and Mae, returns home after two decades. We then come to know that their second daughter, Faith, has died and that is the reason Gigi has decided to contact her parents once again. The series received positive critical acclaim upon its release.
8. The Affair (2014-)
‘The Affair’ is an intense family drama which depicts an affair between a waitress in a resort town and a guest who has come to the place with his family. The name of the waitress is Alisson and the guest is called Noah. Though Noah is apparently happily married and has four children, he is very unhappy with the fact that his family is still dependent on his father-in-law. Alisson is also in a troubled marriage which has almost collapsed after her son died at the age of four. In the first season, we get to know the story from the points of view of the two leading characters. From season 2, the perspectives of their spouses are also shown.
7. Succession (2018-)
‘Succession’, a comedy-drama, centers around the Roy family. The patriarch of the family is the owner of a huge conglomerate. He is now reaching a certain age where his children believe their father should give up the reigns of the company to one of them and enjoy retirement peacefully. The sense of greed in each one of the competitors is a lingering presence throughout the series. The show received positive reviews from critics and was selected by the American Film Institute as part of the 10 Best TV Programs Of The Year.