The Byrdes and their kids, Charlotte and Jonah have successfully kept fans hooked on the Netflix series ‘Ozark’ since 2017!
The first part of its final season returns to the streaming platform on 21 January wrapping up their exploits and they find themselves taking on their toughest money laundering assignment yet. Set in Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks, the series with an incredible plot, complex emotions, gripping and exceptional performance from the cast make ‘Ozark’ one of the best crime thrillers on Netflix!
With ‘Ozark’ bidding farewell this year, fans of the highly engaging series may be looking for more shows like it!
We’ve compiled a list of ten shows that you may enjoy if you liked Ozark, find them below –
Better Call Saul
‘Ozark’ centers on Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to the Ozarks wherein he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss dragging himself into a criminal underworld and ‘Better Call Saul’ follows a small-time attorney named Jimmy McGill who transforms into morally challenged lawyer Saul. It is the prequel of ‘Breaking Bad’ which sees Saul Goodman’s backstory.
Find ‘Better Call Saul’ on Netflix: HERE
This Amazon Prime Video series sees a man on the run from a crime boss. This may sound familiar – he has to act normal to pretend like everything’s okay. In ‘Sneaky Pete’ Giovanni Ribisi plays the role of Marius, an ex-con man just released from prison. He tries to leave his old life behind by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, which further complicates things.
Marius reunites with Pete’s long-lost family and while his family doesn’t have reason to suspect that he is not their long-lost loved one, they are a colorful group with their own secrets and lies. This could make Marius’ life as dangerous as the world he was hoping to escape.
Marius must find a way to keep his lies from backfiring, he is in a constantly tightening vice that he somehow manages to wiggle out of, (a lot like Marty Byrde does in Ozark) as he deals with unexpected situations that come his way. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is one of the executive producers of the series and also appears in it!
Find ‘Sneaky Pete’ on Amazon Prime Video: HERE
‘True Detective’ is an anthology series that fans of Ozark may like due to its small town, slow burn, and suspenseful plot. Each season sees a police officer or a detective investigating a crime or a murder that drives them to the edge with a new cast and a new case with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starring in its first season. The series also stars Colin Farell, Rachel McAdams, and Mahershala Ali.
Find ‘True Detective’ on Disney+ Hotstar: HERE
Find ‘True Detective’ on HBO Max: HERE
Find ‘True Detective’ on Hulu: HERE
In case you’re looking for a series centering on drug cartels and ruthless cartel killing after watching Ozark, then you should check out Narcos if you haven’t already! Netflix’s Narcos franchise is loaded with it along with suspense and stories. Narcos debuted on Netflix in 2015 and it follows the gripping real-life stories of drug kingpins of the late ’80s.
The gritty original series details the actions taken by law enforcement as they battle in the war on drugs, targeting notorious and powerful figures that include drug lord Pablo Escobar, the infamous Medellín cartel leader, and the world’s biggest coke dealer’s takedown.
‘Narcos’ ran three seasons before turning into Narcos: Mexico which explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots and follows the drug trade in Mexico and the Guadalajara cartel. It’s the 1980s when there aren’t any white guys getting over their heads in the crime world, and Felix Gallardo takes the helm of the Guadalajara Cartel. (This is unless you count the feds). However, all the action, violence, and betrayal you want from Ozark can be found here.
Find ‘Narcos’ on Netflix: HERE
Find ‘Narcos: Mexico’ on Netflix: HERE
‘The Sinner’ is a crime drama anthology series. Shows like ‘Ozark’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ show us how a moment of desperation and a little push can make a person involve themself in illegal activities and ‘The Sinner’ examines the reasons behind ordinary people committing heinous crimes. It has a different story in each season and investigates various atrocious murder cases taking a more complex dive into answering the question as to why ordinary people suddenly turn to crime.
Find ‘The Sinner’ on Netflix: HERE
‘Fargo’ is an anthology series that is exciting due to its tone and location (Midwest, USA) like ‘Ozark’, and differentiates itself from other crime thrillers. It sees a whole new story and set of characters, with big-name stars such as Billy Bob Thornton, ‘Spider-Man’ and The Power of the Dog’s Kirsten Dunst, the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Halston’ star Ewan McGregor, and many more.
All four seasons see a disparate set of characters deal with a plethora of crimes in different time periods. The chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder with all of them mysteriously having one thing in common – their connection to the Midwest, USA.
Find ‘Fargo’ on Netflix: HERE
Find ‘Fargo’ on Hulu: HERE
Set in a small location, ‘The Woods’ is a suspense/thriller series that you may like to watch after watching ‘Ozark’. The Netflix adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel The Woods follows a prosecutor, Pawel (Grzegorz Damięcki), in his quest to find his sister when evidence is found on the body of a homicide victim which sparks hope in him that his sister who disappeared 25 years earlier could still be alive.
Find ‘The Woods’ on Netflix: HERE
Looking for a family-related drama after watching the Byrdes in ‘Ozark’? Then you should check out this Netflix series based on Harlan Coben’s novel! Set in a small town, ‘The Stranger’ follows a family man named Adam Price who goes on a quest to find the real truth about the people who are close to him. This happens when a stranger makes a shocking claim about his wife. Price then becomes entangled in a mystery as he desperately searches for answers in this eight-episode series.
Find ‘The Stranger’ on Netflix: HERE
If you enjoy watching shows set in small towns like Ozark, you may also like Stay Close, which is based on Harlan Coben’s 2012 novel.
The Netflix series set in a small town tells the story of three people – a suburban mom Megan played by The Good Wife’s Cush Jumbo, a homicide detective Broome (James Nesbitt), and a photographer Ray (‘The Stranger’ star Richard Armitage). In this limited series, Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green did. This incident sets off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men.
Find ‘Stay Close’ on Netflix: HERE
‘Undercover’ is a Dutch language thriller series wherein the Belgian and Dutch police forces decide to join forces and install their two best undercover agents, Belgian Bob Lemmens and Dutch Kim De Rooij as a camping couple to infiltrate a drug syndicate. The undercover agents visit the campground where the leader allegedly spends his weekends. If you want more of a drug-related drama after watching ‘Ozark’ then you should check out this series on Netflix!
Find ‘Undercover’ on Netflix: HERE
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