Shows about billionaires, typical cliches, and stereotypical representations are nothing new in the entertainment industry. ‘Billions,’ the critically acclaimed American drama series, also explores the same subject matter, but in a distinctive manner. The plot of this American drama series, created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin and starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, follows lawyer Chuck Rhoades as he takes on hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod in court. Class, mind games, and style all play a part in the titanic struggle between these two businessmen.
So, if you enjoy watching intellectually stimulating dramas, here are some suggestions for you. The following is a ranking of films that we think are good alternatives to ‘Billions’. Movies like “Billions” are available to stream on services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
1. Dirty Money (2018)
Let’s begin this list with a film from the United States that takes an in-depth look at corporate scandals. Dirty Money, on the other hand, is exactly what it sounds like: a look at polished crime and illicit money. A major case of corporate corruption is the focus of each hour-long episode of this docuseries, which features interviews with the people involved. Executive producer Alex Gibney is behind the show, which debuted in January 2016 on Netflix.
2. Dynasty (2017)
Drama centers on billionaire Fallon Carrington, who feels betrayed by the engagement of her billionaire father Blake to his archrival Cristal, a woman she once worked with. Autumn attempts to derail the wedding, but is thwarted and loses a promotion as a result. It is at this point that she forms a group with a few of her coworkers and begins to plot ways to harm Cristal both personally and professionally.
The Carrington mansion, which from the outside appears to be harmonious, is actually filled with shady characters, gold diggers, and opportunistic relatives.
There are three developers behind Dynasty: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick.
Nathanalie Kelley portrays Cristal and three actors play Fallon Carrington, Grant Show and Blake Carrington, respectively. On October 11th, 2017, ‘Dynasty’ premiered in the United States on The CW and internationally on Netflix.
3. Money Heist (2017)
When it comes to bank robberies and cash hauls, it’s impossible to ignore a Spanish series. “The Professor,” a mysterious figure, plans the largest bank heist in history and assembles an all-star crew of eight people with nothing to lose when it happens. A total of €2.4 billion worth of notes will be stolen from the Royal Mint of Spain in Madrid and printed as a result.
The protagonists of this show put on amazing performances while evading expert cops and dealing with 67 hostages. Money Heist was created by Lex Pina and debuted on Antena 3 on May 2nd, 2017. In 2017, Netflix bought the rights to the show, and you can watch it right now on their site.
4. Suits (2011)
The show Suits has become a cult favorite among viewers everywhere. As of today, it’s the longest-running original series on USA Network, having debuted on June 23, 2011. The plot revolves around Mike Ross, a brilliant law clerk who dropped out of school before joining Harvey Specter’s firm. The series’ central plot revolves around the two detectives taking on and concluding a number of cases.
5. Goliath (2016)
Amazon Prime Video first aired Goliath, an American legal drama, on October 13th, 2016. In it, a former lawyer turned ambulance chaser, Billy Mcbride, is the subject. Right now, nothing is going his way. She dumped him after he got fired from the job he had been working at for years. However, a second client comes to him and asks him to represent her in a murder case in which she has been falsely accused.
Despite his initial reluctance, he eventually agrees to represent her in the hopes of bringing her justice and exacting revenge on the firm that put him in this position in the beginning. “Goliath” is a must-see for ‘Billions’ fans because it is jam-packed with tension and harrowing events.”
6. House of Cards (2013)
Let’s take a break from the legal profession and dive into the world of American politics with Beau Willimon’s thriller drama, House of Cards. The first season of this drama series, based on the Michael Dobbs novel of the same name, debuted on Netflix on February 1, 2013.
Congressman Frank Underwood and his ambitious wife Claire Underwood live in Washington, D.C., and the story follows their lives there. This multi-award-winning novel is jam-packed with mind games, power struggles, betrayals, and political subtext. On November 2, 2018, the much-anticipated sixth and final season of the critically acclaimed show came to an end.
7. White Collar (2009)
White Collar was created by Jeff Eastin and premiered on the USA Network on October 23, 2009, with its first episode. This six-season show centers on FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and his informant, the renegade but talentedNeal Caffrey.
To get an early release from federal custody, the infamous Caffrey strikes an agreement with Burke and offers to help Burke catch high-profile white-collar criminals in exchange for an early release from federal custody. The two thus begin their unusual relationship and go on a cat-and-mouse hunt to catch the most cunning criminals.
7. The West Wing (1999)
Another American political drama set in the West Wing of the White House was The West Wing, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006. It provides an inside look at the daily routines of top White House officials, making it one of the greatest and most influential shows on television. ‘The West Wing,’ which has won numerous awards, commendations from prestigious publications, and critical acclaim, is a favorite of the show’s most discerning audience members.
8. Madam Secretary (2014)
Drama series about the U.S. Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord, plays the main role in Madam Secretary. In the past, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as well as a university as a political science professor. The first episode of the show aired on CBS on September 21, 2014 at 10 p.m. You will be following McCord as she takes on international diplomacy, office politics, and major global issues on her own.
9. Designated Survivor (2016)
When an unexpected explosion kills everyone in his line of succession before him, he suddenly ascends to the position of President. The film is named after Thomas Kirkman, the protagonist, a diplomat-turned-President. The 3rd season of this political drama, which originally aired on ABC, was picked up by Netflix.
As well as exploring Kirkman’s struggles with his inexperience in this role, the show makes a concerted effort to uncover the plot that led to the horrifying attack. This series, which is full of twists, turns, and savage political games, once again joins the ranks of the very best.
10. The Good Wife (2009)
Legal dramas or political dramas have occupied the majority of our conversation thus far. For the time being, let’s combine the two approaches. On CBS from September 22, 2009, to May 8, 2016, the series “The Good Wife” featured an American lawyer and political drama. The series centers on Alicia Florrick, the wife of the Cook County State’s Attorney who has taken a break from her legal career, as implied by the series’ title. However, when her husband is arrested for sex scandal and political corruption, she is forced to return.
The format of this show includes multiple story arcs, some of which are resolved in a single episode. ‘The Good Wife,’ which has won numerous awards and received high praise from critics, is available on Amazon Prime Video and has seven seasons.
11. Law and Order (1990)
A Dick Wolf-created American police procedural and legal drama series that aired on NBC from September 13, 1990, to May 24, 2010, Law & Order has concluded its run. Over the course of 20 seasons, the show’s format is divided into two parts: the first half covers the police investigation and the eventual capture of the offender, while the second half shows viewers the prosecution of the defendant by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Since the majority of the plots are based on real-life crimes, the series has become a huge franchise with a film, video game, and a number of different international adaptations.
12. Damages (2007)
the first episode of Damages aired on July 24, 2007, and the series ran until 2012, when it was cancelled. Patty Hewes, a brilliant but ruthless lawyer, is at the center of the story in this legal thriller drama, as is her young colleague Ellen Parsons. Every season of this show focuses on a different case that the two of them take on, while also exploring their tumultuous personal lives.
Because of its many plot twists and non-linear narrative, “Damages” has won numerous awards and garnered a great deal of critical praise..
13. Breaking Bad (2008)
You may be asking yourself, “Why is this crime drama even on the list?” I don’t see why not. So without further ado, here we go. After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher, decides to change his ways and becomes a drug lord. As White develops into a ruthless player in this illegal industry, Vince Gilligan’s show takes us through NewMexico’s streets.
‘Breaking Bad,’ thanks to its incredible performances and storyline, is still widely regarded as one of the greatest shows in television history, full of shocking twists and mind-boggling agendas.