Leverage is an American action crime drama television series, which aired from December 7, 2008, to December 25, 2012, and probably one of the most-watched series of the 2010s.
Leverage is a crime action drama film set in America, where a group of five consisting of a hacker, a grifter, a thief and a retrieval specialist led by a former insurance investigator carries out heists to help stop government and corporate injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
That might be something you know but here’s something you don’t, there are tons of other tv shows like leverage that you may like. Before we get started with this list, I want to believe you have watched Leverage: Redemption!!
Leverage: Redemption is a revival of “Leverage” which premiered on July 9, 2021. Just like the original series, Leverage: Redemption focuses on the story of reformed criminal vigilantes who put their skills to good use by helping ordinary people fight back against corporate and governmental injustices.
This is a police procedural drama television series cited in America, where an FBI special agent teams up with a multi-talented and highly intelligent con artist to help bring other white-collar criminals to justice.
The show contains lots of suspense as a way to draw the viewers into wanting to watch the next episode, it is also exciting and well detailed which puts in on the same quality of scene service as leverage.
The show was created by Jeff Eastin and stars Tim Dekay as the special FBI agent and Matt Bomer as the con artist. The series was delivered from the cast to the production and ran for 6 seasons across 5 years (October 23 2009-December 18, 2014).
This is a British television drama created by Tony Jordan in the 2010s. The series ran for eight years with 8 episodes that were well received by critics and grossed a high amount.
Each episode focuses on a different team of grifters who carry out a long con often targeted at a certain particular mark. Their activities are also illegal and or immoral, whose characters retain fundamental negativity towards others they don’t like, but still give credit to the fact that ‘you can’t cheat an honest man.
The team, although full of cons, also display a code of honesty by helping people (most former victims of their con) and also not stealing what doesn’t belong to them but instead borrowing it for the con then returning afterwards. The entire show is exciting but serious and has a way of keeping the audience trapped, making it a top recommendation for anyone that enjoyed leverage.
Person Of Interest
Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama TV show that first aired on CBS in the United States from September 2011 to June 2016.
The series centres around a group of people gathered by a billionaire reclusive computer programmer who developed a computer program known as “The Machine” which collates all sources of information to predict terrorist acts and even identify people planning them.
The program was discarded by the government, but Harold Finch (the billionaire programmer) gradually gathered the team by first recruiting a former CIA agent to help him investigate a criminal identified by the machine.
The series has 5 seasons and 105 episodes making it one of the longest action-packed sci-fi tv shows like leverage.
The Blacklist is a thrilling mysterious action crime drama based in America that premiered on September 23rd, 2013. Created and written by Jon Bokenkamp, the series has a total of 8 seasons and 179 episodes. It was renewed for the ninth season on 21 January 2021.
This is a crime thriller television show that follows a former naval officer who became a high profile criminal wanted for years, and continuously escaped the grip of the FBI until he voluntarily surrendered and provided a list of the most wanted criminals in the world and how best to deal with them in exchange for immunity.
Queens Of Mystery
A British murder mystery comedy-drama television series created by Julian Unthank. The series is set in a fictional village called Wildermash, England.
The series centres around a young detective who was posted at the constabulary in Wildermash, where she reunites with her three well-known crime novelist aunts who help her solve mysteries and bring down criminals as well as set up blind dates to keep her relationship-work life balanced.
The show started in 2019 and although filming was affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020, the series still continues. It has just one season and 6 episodes full of mastermind intelligence, friendship, mind games and a little bit of humour.
An American drama television show produced by Fox 21. It was created and executively produced by Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, who previously worked together on Prison Break (another hit tv series).
A special task force is assembled by the United States Marshall to capture and return all prison escapees. During the process, several current convicts are offered the chance to help capture the escapees with a reduction in sentence for every prisoner captured and move to a minimum-security prison, but if they also try to escape, their sentence would be doubled.
Did they run or did they stay? There is only one way to find out and that’s by watching this thrilling and suspenseful series. It only ran for 2 seasons with 23 episodes and made history as the most-watched original drama series by A&E among adults of ages 18-49, and 25-54.
Banshee is an action-packed crime thrilling drama created by Jonathan Trooper and David Schickler. Consisting of four seasons with a total of 38 episodes, it was aired from January 11, 2013, to May 20, 2016, with a run time of 43 to 59 minutes per episode.
The series centres around a man who is an enigmatic ex-con who on moving to a new town (Banshee) in Pennsylvania has to assume the identity of the town’s murdered sheriff to hide from a crime lord whose daughter is also in love with him.
He has to keep the balance of his new identity while also engaging in minor crimes with his partner and finding a way to get back with his lover.
Criminal minds is a 2005 American television series created by Jeff Davies. With 15 seasons (324 episodes), it was released from September 22nd, 2005 to February 19th, 2020 with a runtime of 42 minutes per episode.
The series entails a group of criminal profilers working with the FBI as members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). Using profiling to solve and investigate crime, they also use behavioural analysis to track down and find Unknown Subjects (UnSub), the team’s code name for criminals and perpetrators.
Throughout the film, we watch as their stories unfold and how each team member deals with personal struggles even as they work out various criminal cases. The show did an impressive 15 years-long run on CBS (2005-2020) and grossed as one of CBS most-watched series. This TV show was created by Jeff Davis as one of his masterclasses.
Adopted from the book of the same name, good behaviour portrays a female protagonist who is also a con artist and a thief fresh out of prison.
Her life continues in the usual bad turns and wrong decisions from implosion the way she likes it until she hears about a hitman who is hired to kill a man’s wife. In the cause of helping, she entrails herself being involved with the hitman.
The show which aired in November 2016 on TNT and later renewed for a second season in January 2017, was cancelled in November 2018. But still remains a top pick if you are looking for series like leverage.
Prison break is an American serial drama television show that centres around two brothers, one wrongfully accused of murder and sentenced to death while the brother device a plan to break him out of prison before he is unjustly killed.
The series was created by Paul Scheuring and aired on Fox for its full 5 seasons. Although turned down by Fox before, they decided to take it up later in 2004 and to much acclaim received positive reviews by critics and universal acceptance from fans.
These TV series are the closest you would get to leverage, as they are equally exciting, suspenseful and even realistic. They give almost the same thrill as Leverage and some even better. So I advise you to grab your popcorn and venture into the land of adventure with these movies.