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10 Best Shows Like Netflix's Inside Job | ScreenRant

Inside Job, the animated series from Netflix, manages to cross several different genres, and it uses its own unique animation style to poke fun at both conspiracy theories and workplace comedy, suggesting that there might be some truth to the idea that shadowy elites do in fact control the world. Despite its satirical edge, it also manages to address some of the most pressing social issues of the present.

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Even though it is in many ways a unique show, there are a number of other animated series, both on Netflix and elsewhere, that manage to provide similar enjoyment for Inside Job fans.

10 Q-Force (2021) - Streaming on Netflix

Part of the charm of Inside Job stems from how well it understands the conventions of the workplace comedy, and the same can be said of Q-Force, the Netflix animated series.

In this case, the focus is on the titular Q-Force, a spy group composed entirely of members of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a warm and funny series that clearly likes its characters and wants the audience to as well, and it manages to be both funny and thoughtful at the same time.

9 Futurama (1999-2003; 2008-2013) - Streaming on Hulu

Arguably no series has so successfully managed to combine workplace comedy and science fiction as Futurama, which also has the distinction of being one of the few shows to be resurrected after being canceled. It combines a very talented voice cast with incisive humor to create an animated series that’s in a class all its own.

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Despite its light-hearted nature, it does have genuine moments of seriousness, and the romance between Fry and Leela is one of its most compelling, and long-running, storylines.

8 Disenchantment (2018-) - Streaming on Netflix

Matt Groening has a creative sensibility that is all his own, and he has been the creator of numerous edgy animated shows, including Disenchantment.

Much like Inside Job, this series--which focuses largely on the character of Princess Bean and her complicated relationships with her parents and her friends--has an off-beat sense of humor that’s all its own, and most of the characters do at least some bad things during their time in the show. What’s more, it also has a serial narrative that has a number of storylines that extend over multiple seasons, making it the perfect binge.

7 LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS (2019 - ) - Streaming on Netflix

The power of animation is that it has the ability to push at the boundaries of what’s possible, opening up new visual worlds of wonder and, sometimes, fear. Inside Job addresses some substantive questions, and the same is true of LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS, one of the strangest animated series of recent years.

Though its storylines and its imagery can at times be visceral and disturbing, it’s the type of show that keeps the audience guessing as to what’s going to happen and pondering what did happen even when the episode is over.

6 Primal (2019-) - Streaming on HBO Max

This is something of a golden age of adult animation, with a number of animated series exploring sinister territory. While Inside Job is a workplace comedy with some darker elements, Primal really leans into the grim, the gory, and the violent.

Set as it is in a primordial world and focusing on the strange yet touching relationship between a caveman and a T. Rex, it’s a series that eschews the big questions in favor of the simple struggle to survive in a world where death lurks around every corner.

5 What If…? (2021) - Streaming on Disney+

The MCU is one of the most popular and dominant franchises in the world, and it has extended its dominance into the world of animation. Like Inside Job, the show What If…? Isn’t afraid to address some of the bigger questions, though it does so within the confines of the universe that it has already established.

In this case, the series interrogates how certain key events might have unfolded differently in other universes. And, just as Inside Job implies that there is a power in charge of it all, What If…? Also posits that there are those who can grasp the complexity of the multiverse.

4 Star Wars: Visions (2021-) Streaming on Disney +

Part of what makes Inside Job such an appealing show is that it embraces a unique style of animation, one that manages to be both complex and simple at the same time (much like its characters). A similarly refreshing dynamic is at work in Star Wars: Visions.

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While the Star Wars universe is full of stories and established mythologies, Visions does something truly unique, and each episode is shot and narrated in its own distinct style, finding new ways to envision the universe everyone thought they knew.

3 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020) - Streaming on Netflix

Even though TV shows like Inside Job tackles some big issues, at heart they are also very funny. Obviously, there is still an edge to the humor, but that’s what makes them such a pleasure to watch.

BoJack Horseman is arguably one of the most successful shows of this type (even if fans did ignore some of its flaws), for while there are moments that are uproariously funny, the series also shows the extent to which its main characters struggle with mental health and with deep existential angst.

2 Blood of Zeus (2020- ) - Streaming on Netflix

Inside Job excels at crossing genre boundaries and stakes out its own aesthetic terrain, and it joins Netflix’s extensive catalog of other visionary animated series. This includes Blood of Zeus, which puts a new spin on the myths of ancient Greece.

With its anime style, it creates a brooding, sinister, and violent atmosphere, one in which even the gods themselves can be subject to death and destruction and in which the hero, the son of Zeus himself, finds himself put to the test of just how much he can endure. It also features both truly good and truly evil characters.

1 Eden (2021) - Streaming on Netflix

Eden is yet another animated series from Netflix, this time focusing on a group of robots who, in the distant future, find the last human baby.

Though the big ideas sometimes hover in the background of Inside Job, they come out into the open in this series, which grapples with the central question of whether humans should be restored to the world that they did so much to destroy. The series’ deep philosophical musings are buttressed by its elegant and sophisticated visual style.

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