The Shield - similar tv show recommendations

The Shield (2002–2008)




The story focuses on a LAPD cop and his unit as they tend to bend the law and operate in a questionable manner to keep the streets safe and to safeguard their own interests as well.

IMDb8.8 (74,189 ratings)
CreatorShawn Ryan
CastMichael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace
Country United States
GenreDrama & Thriller
TopicCops & Racism & Segregation
Rotten Tomatoes
MetacriticNo Ratings Yet

Similar tv series like The Shield

If you like The Shield, we recommend tv shows like Oz, The Wire and Deadwood.

1. Oz (1997-07-12)

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Directed by Tom Fontana & Starring Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters.

The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos,...

2. The Wire (2002-06-02)

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Directed by David Simon & Starring Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce.

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in...

3. Deadwood (2004-03-21)

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8.7 (73,514 ratings)


Directed by David Milch & Starring Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif.

The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real...