Over the years Peaky Blinders has established itself as one of the most satisfying tales of gangster and family crime. The show driven by powerful performances from the leads, iconic quotes, and a high production value is one of the most sought-after shows airing today. So if you love crime and gangster dramas, these TV shows similar to Peaky Blinders are our recommendations. You can watch several of these shows like Peaky Blinders on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.
14. Godless (2017)
Intended as a miniseries this Scott Frank epic is a superior show to boot. Featuring a dazzling star cast including an excellent Jeff Daniels, ‘Godless’ appears as a western and quite bloody to begin with. Roy Goode, a young son-like figure to infamous criminal Frank Griffin is being hunted by Griffin for allegedly betraying the gang. Goode takes refuge in a small mining town La Belle. He is being assisted by a rough widow Alice Fletcher. Soon Griffin and his gang set their foot on La Belle and the residents of the town, mostly comprising of women decides to protect the town from him. The show features a periodic setting, an authentic milieu and some excellent raw moments.
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13. Deutschland 83 (2015)
For our next pick we are heading towards Germany (as if the title wasn’t conspicuous enough). ‘Deutschland 83’ is a spy drama set in 1983 Germany. Martin Rauch, a 24 years old innocent looking upright West German soldier is ordered to act as a spy for Stasi Foreign Service in East Germany. In West German army soon he finds himself out of depth as he struggles to keep his cover intact all the while gathering information from NATO. Rauch faces emotional crisis, indifference, insecurities and constant fear of death. The show provides another competent look at the Cold War at its peak and also a coming-of-age drama of a young spy. The series is renewed for a second season named ‘Deutschland 86’.
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12. Animal Kingdom (2016-)
‘Animal Kingdom’ gets the family crime part right. It’s a show where after the death of his mother, 17 years old Joshua moves in with his grandmother’s side of the family for a better life. The caveat here? His grandma runs a crime racket. Joshua’s grandma Janine “Smurf” Cody, the family matriarch and her sons indulge in criminal activities. Soon, Joshua’s life turns on its head and he’s made a pawn in this criminal bargaining. Local police authority and detectives try to use Joshua for pieces of information regarding his grandma’s family while Smurf faces tough times ahead because of the intrusions of outer foes in her business.