7 Shows Like Peaky Blinders | Best Period Dramas Of All Time

Shows Like Peaky Blinders

There are shows that are good, there are shows that are awesome and then there are shows like Peaky Blinders. Absolute Stunner. A real Peaky fan would relate with me one hundred percent. If you are one of them then I know you must be waiting for the Peaky Blinders season 6 to release. Well, it might take time, till then you can enjoy these shows like Peaky Blinders that we have listed below.

Hundreds of shows are released every year that are Crime and Period Drama genre-based. However, only a few could match the level that Peaky Blinders have set in the past few years. Fans are sad because the end of the show is approaching. But, there is still hope that we will be able to see Thomas Shelby back in action in season 6. What to watch after that? Worry not here we are with the list of shows like Peaky Blinders that are worth Binge watching.

Some of the shows like Peaky Blinders are 

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Animal Kingdom
  3. Gangs Of London
  4. Boardwalk Empire
  5. Godless
  6. Taboo
  7. Narcos

All these shows mentioned above in the list of “Shows Like Peaky Blinders” either have a similar premise to Peaky Blinders or the story of these shows is powerful enough to be on the list.

7 Shows Like Peaky Blinders 

You have come across the list of the “Shows Like Peaky Blinders” now, let’s have a look at the plot of these shows and their similarity with the series, Peaky Blinders.

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1. Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad - Shows Like Peaky Blinders
Source: The Indian Express

The first TV show that we would like to mention in the list of the “Shows Like Peaky Blinders” is “Breaking Bad”. Although the premise of both the shows is different. But, if you are looking for a crime genre show like Peaky Blinders then Breaking Bad makes a perfect choice.

If we look at the plot of the show, then the story of the series revolves around a middle-aged, extremely intelligent chemistry teacher who is struggling in the expensive world with his limited wage. He comes in contact with one of his students who is a drug dealer and asks him to sell a special type of drug that he invented. The drug was soon on the market and was highly in demand because it was 100% pure meth. The teacher and the student started earning profits and this new life exposed the teacher and his family to the underworld.

The series is full of action, crime, and drama that makes it worth binge-watching.

2. Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom - Shows Like Peaky Blinders
Source: TV Insider

You cannot miss out on Animal Kingdom while listing shows like Peaky Blinders. Both the shows have so much in common. The premise is almost the same and if you are looking for shows that have criminal family involvement like the “Shelbys” in Peaky Blinders then Animal Kingdom would be the best choice.  

The story of the Animal Kingdom revolves around the boy named “J” whose mother died due to a drug overdose. The boy then shifted to live with his relatives at their house, where he came to know that they were the family of criminals. The boy joined the family business and they work together to expand their business.

There are many points of similarities between both the shows, for example, they show the conflicts between the family, but, when it comes to displaying their bonds to someone from outside the family they are all one. 

You will be shocked to know that “Michael Gray” from Peaky Blinders is playing the role of “J” in Animal Kingdom. So, it has to be on the list of the shows like Peaky blinders. 

3. Gangs Of London

Gangs Of London - Shows Like Peaky Blinders
Source: Variety

Our next suggestion in the list of the shows like Peaky Blinders is “Gangs Of London”. The show has a premise similar to Peaky Blinders but the story is different. If we compare both the shows, Peaky Blinders shows us the early 19th century Birmingham and whereas Gangs of London majorly focuses on the rise of the gang war in London. 

Both the shows have shown the role of families in running any business whether it is legal or illegal. In Peaky Blinders it is the “Shelby Family” and in Gangs Of London it is the “Wallace Family”. If you felt that Peaky was not violent enough, you can always watch Gangs of London, the crime genre is more prominently shown there.

Coming to the plot of the series, it is the story about the international gang wars that took place in London after the leader of the most powerful crime family died.

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4. Boardwalk Empire

Gangs Of London - Shows Like Peaky Blinders
Source: Den of Geek

If you are searching for shows like Peaky Blinders just because you like gangster shows, then you must watch Boardwalk Empire. It is one of the best Gangster American period drama shows ever created. The show has released a total of 5 seasons in all with 56 episodes and fans are eagerly waiting for season 6 just like Peaky Blinders Season 6.

The performance by the actors in the show makes it one of the best crime drama series of all time. The story of the show revolves around the character called Enoch Thompson, who is working as the Atlantic City Treasurer. He has good relationships with the Politicians and the Gangsters of the state and these special relationships make the Federal Government interested in him. The show moves further with Enoch getting himself in trouble and figuring the perfect escape from them.

5. Godless

Godless - Shows Like Peaky Blinders
Source: Den of Geek

If period drama is your preference and you are looking for shows like Peaky Blinders just because of it then Godless is the perfect suggestion for you. Although the show is set up many decades before the Peaky era, the excellent theme setups and VFX have made it look quite realistic. The major point of difference between Peaky Blinders and Godless is that Peaky Blinders is set in early 19th century England whereas Godless is set in Western America.

Western America!!! Be ready to see the Cowboy action in the show.

The show starts with the murderous Gang looking for Roy who has left the gang to start a better life. The leader of the gang takes this as betrayal and sets on a search for Roy to kill him and teach everybody in the gang the meaning of betrayal. Roy on his run came across a town and tools shelter in a widower’s house. When the people of the town come to know that a murderous gang is approaching them, they all stand beside Roy to destroy the gang.

6. Taboo

Taboo - Shows Like Peaky Blinders

Taboo is another suggestion in the list of the Shows like Peaky Blinders. Both the shows have Tom Hardy in common. Having trouble recalling Tom Hardy? Let us help you, remember the Jewish friend of Thomas Shelby. You will find him in Taboo as well, and this makes watching Taboo even more interesting. 

Well, experts have said that Tom Hardy has performed his best in the series “Taboo”. Other than Tom Hardy the series is full of crime, violence, and grit, a perfect genre for the Peaky lovers.

Moving to the story of the series, it is about a man who was believed to be dead in Africa comes back in 1814, only to take over his father’s shipping empire. However, when he comes back he finds out that his father was killed in a conspiracy. The series showed the struggle of the man in settling back to America and at the same time, he has to find the killer of his father. The series also shows the rivalry between the shipping company and the impervious East India Company.

7. Narcos

Narcos - Shows Like Peaky Blinders
Source: Collider

Narcos is one of the best series made on the real-life of the person. So, it has to be on the list of the shows like Peaky Blinders. Narcos is based on the real-life story of Pablo Escobar, the drug lord. In the three seasons, the first two seasons show the rise and the business expansion of Escobar, and the third season showed the downfall of his empire.

If you like crime series then Narcos should be on your wishlist. Although the premise and the plot of both the shows are different. But, the real-life struggle and the choices made by Pablo that make him the most wanted criminal of all time make the story interesting.

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Wrapping Up

This was the list of the top shows like Peaky Blinders. All these shows have got good IMDb ratings and are worth watching. Fans have to wait for the Peaky Blinders Season 6, so in the meanwhile, you can watch these shows that have the premise and genre.

If you liked the shows mentioned above then do share it with your friends and if you think we have missed out on any series like Peaky Blinders in the list above then do let us know in the comments section.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I watch if I like Peaky Blinders?

You should watch these shows after watching Peaky Blinders

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Animal Kingdom
  3. Gangs Of London
  4. Boardwalk Empire
  5. Godless
  6. Taboo
  7. Narcos

Is there any show as good as Peaky Blinders?

Being a fan I will say that finding a show as good as Peaky Blinders is difficult. But, you can check out shows like Animal Kingdom and Taboo.

What disease does Tommy Shelby have?

Thomas Shelby is suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder as he was a veteran in World War 1.

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