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11 Shows Like Reacher That Will Get Your Action/Mystery Heart Pumping


Sneaky Pete (2015-2018)

This crime drama lasted for 3 seasons before an abrupt cancellation. Sneaky Pete follows a man whose name is not actually Pete, but a conman who leaves prison and decides to take on the name and life of his cellmate instead, which leads him to working with Pete’s bounty-hunting family.

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Justified (2010-2015)


Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018-2023)

For another action-packed book adaptation, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is the newest spin on a character once played by Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, and Harrison Ford. John Krasinki stars in this four season political thriller about a CIA analyst who’s pulled from his desk job and recruited for missions.

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Bosch (2014-2021)

For viewers who love Reacher‘s detective format and want more from the genre, check out Bosch. The Prime Video show follows LAPD detective Harry Bosch and is loosely based on Michael Connelly’s novels.

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24 (2001-2014)

This high-stakes action show lasted for nine seasons, and even had a television film. Kiefer Sutherland stars as Jack Bauer, a counter-terrorist federal agent. Each season takes place in real-time, over 24 hours, and details Bauer’s attempts to stop various terrorist attacks and threats to his colleagues’s lives.

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Homeland (2011-2020)

This major Showtime hit follows CIA officer Carrie Mathison and a Marine Corps scout sniper who enter a cat and mouse game when Mathison becomes convinced he’s preparing a terrorist attack. The show went on for 8 seasons and won multiple awards.

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Luther (2010-2019)

Idris Elba stars as a conflicted detective who becomes entangled with a serial killer in this BBC drama. As he works to solve various cases, Luther relies upon the help of Alice Morgan, a serial killer who holds a growing fascination with him.

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Slow Horses (2022-Present)

Gary Oldman stars as the grouchy and reluctant leader of a group of failed government agents who discover a conspiracy within MI6 and set out to expose it.

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Longmire (2012-2017)

If you want more of a neo-Western vibe, sort of how Reacher feels, check out Longmire. It follows a sheriff in Wyoming who sets out to investigate various crimes in his jurisdiction.

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Nikita (2010-2013)

For a bit more action and intrigue, check out the thriller Nikita, a short-lived CW show starring Maggie Q as an assassin who escapes the clutches of the organization that trained her. After hiding for three years, she returns to take them down.

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The Night Agent (2023–Present)

This 2023 Netflix series became an unexpected hit. It follows an FBI agent who becomes entrenched in a government conspiracy and risks everything to find a mole. The show has already been renewed for a second season.

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Milan Polk

Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.

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