5 series that you can also watch on Netflix if you liked Narcos

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Narcos was one of the first Netflix series that stood out, thanks to the way of recreating the life of the drug lord Pablo Escobar, accompanied by all his tricks and eccentricities. The series, starring Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook, served to elevate the figure of the first two thanks to their great interpretations.

Narcos was so successful that it forced Netflix to continue with the style through a spin-off, since the Pablo Escobar story as such couldn't have done more (of course). It is clear that with Narcos, Netflix has hit the right key to attract millions of viewers, although the series we bring you below are also worthy of recognition. So if you want more after hooking up with Narcos, here are 5 series that can be more than attractive and that you can find on Netflix.



Narcos has been a huge hit on Netflix.

Narcos: Mexico

Obvious recommendation where they exist. If you've seen Narcos and aren't aware there is a spin-off now you know. Narcos: Mexico is a new saga born from the original Narcos in which the true story of the rise to power of the Guadalajara cartel and the beginning of the drug wars in Mexico in the 80s is told.

  • Year: 2018.
  • Seasons: 2.
  • Episodes: 20.
  • Approximate duration: 60 minutes.

El Chapo

If there is another drug lord that resonates in everyone's head, it is El Chapo Guzmán. While Narcos focuses on the history of the Colombian cartels, El Chapo is a series focusing on Mexican drug trafficking. El Chapo tells the true story of the rise, capture and escape of the famous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán.



  • Year: 2017.
  • Seasons: 3.
  • Episodes: 34.
  • Approximate duration: 50 minutes.

the inmate

Escobar spent time in jail and in the recluse we are told for a whole season the story of a former marine, who pretends to be an inmate in a Mexican prison with the aim of infiltrating a gang that allegedly kidnapped the daughter of an American judge.

  • Year: 2018.
  • Seasons: 1.
  • Episodes: 13.
  • Approximate duration: 45 minutes.

The theft of the century

If you like series based on real events, The theft of the century it's one you should consider. Also set in the same Colombia as Narcos, this series tells how a gang of thieves plans an ambitious and millionaire coup against the Bank of the Republic of Colombia in 1994.


  • Year: 2020.
  • Seasons: 1.
  • Episodes: 6.
  • Approximate duration: 40 minutes.

Crime Story: Colosio

Story of a crime: Colosio is another drama based on real events that takes us to Mexico in 1994, when one of Mexico's presidential candidates, Luis Donaldo Colosiio, was assassinated. The widow of the slain will not stop until her culprits are found despite her suffering from an illness.


  • Year: 2019.
  • Seasons: 1.
  • Episodes: 8.
  • Approximate duration: 45 minutes.
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