Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist That You Should Watch

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Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist
The Blacklist

Shows Like The Blacklist are tough to find, so here in this article, we bring you the Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist. Now that The Blacklist Season 8 has come to an end, fans have been looking for something new to watch. The show features Raymond Reddington, who was once a dangerous criminal. And after his time in the criminal world, he has come to the FBI with a list of criminals. This list consists of some of the most wanted criminals in the world. Moreover, some of them are even unknown to the FBI itself. But there is one catch to it, as Reddington is only ready to work with rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen. After making contact with her, Reddington starts cooperating with the FBI as we go on a headhunt for some of the most wanted people around the globe.

Throughout the show’s eight seasons, we have seen a duo of an experienced ex-criminal and rookie FBI profiler going after the criminals. And within this, we have learned of some reasons as to why Reddington wants to make contact with Elizabeth Keen. Moreover, there has been some animosity that has formed between the duo. The show has been renewed for a ninth season. Even so, it seems like an end of an era. Elizabeth Keen, who has been a major part of the series, will finally see an end to her story as Megan Boone will be leaving The Blacklist.


Homeland is one of the shows just like the Blacklist as it also features a search for criminals around the world. The show initially begins with a guy named Brody, who Al-Qaeda has captured as Prisoner of War. Carrie Mathison is a CIA officer who believes that Brody has been turned. And for investigating this, she decides to go covert. To protect her country from the threat of terrorism, she must work her way through heartbreak, terror, and deceit. Additionally, there is one other catch to this as Carrie battles through mental illness. And to complete her missions, she is willing to do as far as possible, even sleeping with the criminals.

Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist
Carrie Mathison in Homeland

The Wire

The Wire is a show that features different institutions in relation to law enforcement in Baltimore, Maryland. This institution changes every season of The Wire as the characters of the show are retained. The show mainly focuses on different forms of corruption with relation to the drug trade, seaports, the government, and schools. Here, the show features Dominic West a cop, who has been working to clean up his city from several illegal activities. The storyline itself is regarded as one of the most complex and well-developed in television history. It leaves the audience in such awe that one of its cases was front-page news on USA Today. Nevertheless, The Wire has never won an Emmy.

Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist
The Wire Poster

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Shows, just like The Blacklist, seem to be a genre in itself as Late Famous Author Tom Clancy also featured a similar storyline with relation to his fictional character Jack Ryan. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an Amazon Prime Series that features The Office’s John Krasinski as the titular Jack Ryan. Jack Ryan is the protagonist of the story as he plays an up-and-coming CIA analyst who was under the security of his desk job. But as he learns about some bank activities conducted by an Islamic extremist front, Suleiman, he is thrown into an on-field assignment to go after a series of international terrorists and save the world.

Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist
Jack Ryan

Killing Eve

Killing Eve bears a resemblance to The Blacklist as it also features a duo of protagonists. The show features an investigator, Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh, and an assassin, Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer. Eve has been assigned to capture this psychopathic assassin, Villanelle, but during the course of the story, both of them develop a mutual obsession. Here too, we see a character that has been on a desk job, Eve, as she gets bored of it. So, Eve decides to take it upon herself to follow her interests in female assassins. But as she goes behind her agency’s back to catch a criminal, she is fired from her job. Soon enough, she is hired from an internal organization within M16 and is tasked to catch the assassin Villanelle. Killing Eve is a highly regarded show as it has been nominated for a whopping 19 Emmy Awards

Eve and Villanelle in Killing Eve

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Quantico, like The Blacklist, is based on the FBI, as new FBI Agent Alex Parrish tries to prove her innocence regarding a Terrorist attack that takes place. She has been arrested as the prime suspect for an attack on the Grand Central Terminal and quickly escapes their grasp to try and find the true suspect. Here, in this show, we see two timelines, one from the present and the other from the past. In the present, we see Priyanka Chopra’s Alex Parish try to make contact with her strained relationships from back in the academy. Meanwhile, the past showcases us what Alex did back in her training in Quantico. All of these connect with one another as we slowly learn about each of Alex’s fellow graduates from the Academy.

Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist

How To Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder has to be one of the shows like The Blacklist that quenches your thirst for a show in this genre. The Blacklist is a procedural show that features different criminals throughout the seasons. Here, in How to get away with Murder also, we see weekly courtroom cases. Here, we witness several injustices and corruption brought to light. Moreover, this show also features a mysterious relationship like The Blacklist. While the Blacklist has Raymond Reddington and Elizabeth Keen, here we have Annalise Keating and Wes Gibbins. This show has six seasons in the running, with several nominations and awards achieved during the time.

Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist
Viola Davis in How To Get Away With Murder

The Mentalist

The Metalist is also one of the shows like the Blacklist as it features a consultant working with an organization to catch criminals. But in the case of The Mentalist, we have the protagonist targeting only one criminal. Patrick Jane was a con man who had once appeared on the television to claim that he had helped the police catch a criminal named Red John. Listening to this blasphemy, Red John decides to murder Jane’s family in cold blood. Therefore, to exact revenge against this criminal, Patrick Jane enlists himself in the California Bureau of Investigation as a consultant. Here, he uses his skills to assist police with cases that relate to his target, Red John.

Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist
The Mentalist

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Mindhunter is a show that has been based on the 1995 book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Two FBI profilers Holden Ford and Bill Tench, work in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Here they begin their own research project to study the criminals from the past to help analyze the behaviors of the criminals in the ongoing cases. The present here is the years between 1977 to 1980. This show is a slow-burner, and one needs to give this a fair chance to pick up the pace as this crime thriller comes from the works of David Fincher.

Top 10 Shows Like The Blacklist
Holden Ford and Bill Tench

White Colar

‘White Collar’ is one of the police procedural shows that is just like the Blacklist. This show also features a criminal who decides to help law enforcement catch a specific group of criminals. Here, we have Peter Burke, who makes a deal with a captured con man Neal Caffrey. The arrangement is such that Neal gets released from his cell as he helps the FBI to catch the “white collar” criminals. Here, we see different criminals every week tagged along by the main story arc.

Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey in White Collar


SEAL Team is an action-packed military drama series that features Jason Hayes as the team leader for the Seal team. While this team spends their time worldwide, they take upon several dangerous missions. But as this high-risk job burdens them, all of them have their life troubles as well. Seal Team shows that, unlike other shows, it doesn’t necessarily focus on catching criminals but on the soldiers themselves. Here, we look into a different perspective on catching criminals.

Still from SEAL Team

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