By Vlad Albescu
To many (the undersigned included), “Breaking Bad” is the best television show of all time. The odyssey of Walter White, a chemistry teacher turned into a millionaire drug lord, is one of the most complex pieces of television ever made.
With a total of five great seasons, this show will slowly make the viewer partner in crime with a good guy who becomes the villain. We won’t go on bragging about why “Breaking Bad” is so great. If you haven’t seen it yet and you like the films on this list (or even if you don’t!), you should see it as soon as possible. If you have already seen it, then you know why it gets all the praise it gets.
These are 10 films that have either influenced “Breaking Bad,” have a similar theme, or in the case of “The Infiltrator” and “Smashed,” even star the show’s lead actors, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
Please let us know in the comments if you know any other films that should have made it on this list.
1. The Infiltrator (2016)
If you don’t find it a little strange to see Bryan Cranston as the guy who gets drug dealers caught, this might be the best choice for a movie to console your post “Breaking Bad” nostalgia.
“The Infiltrator” is set in the 60s and tells the true-story of Robert Mazur (Cranston), a U.S. Customs Service special agent who tries to get hold of evidence on the money laundering machine behind the BCCI, the bank which helped Pablo Escobar’s cartel clean their dirty money. After he sets up a false identity as corrupt businessman Bob Musella, Mazur manages to infiltrate Escobar’s cartel.
As far as storytelling and direction goes, the film brings nothing new to the table, but Cranston gives a → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema