American series about the investigation

List of the best American investigative series featured by visitors to our site: True Detective, Sherlock, The Mentalist, Big Little Lies, Mindhunter, Lie to Me, Defending Jacob, The Alienist, Mare of Easttown, Perry Mason.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Atmospheric

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersPartners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, For men, Fascinating

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Geniuses, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Revenge, Deception
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Twisted plot

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives, Single mothers, Parents
PlotTreason, Investigation, Death, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleFor girls, Twisted plot, Unexpected ending

Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Hackers, Lesbians, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Psychologists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Mystery, Deception
PlaceOffice

The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his skills also make it easier for him to deceive others.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Pupils
PlotInvestigation, Death, Justice, False accusations
PlaceSchool
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeenagers, Serial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Journalists
PlotInvestigation
Time19th century
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
TimeThe Great Depression
StyleDepressive

Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression — but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI
StyleSpectacular

An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWriters, Partners
PlotInvestigation

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotInvestigation

A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30
CharactersRich
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Wedding
PlacePrison, England
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, By books, Makes me think

The black sheep of the Argyll family, Jack Argyll, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man shows up on their doorstep claiming Jack’s innocence. The family must come to terms with this news and the fact that the real killer might still be among them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredocumentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Missing people
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleBased on real events

The notorious Cecil Hotel grows in infamy when guest Elisa Lam vanishes. A dive into crime's darkest places.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersLawyers, Rich, Businessmen, Journalists, Officials
PlotInvestigation, betrayal, Money, Power, Stock exchanges
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersDoppelgangers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Religion
PlaceSmall towns

Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, FBI, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Partners, Special agents, Alien Invasion
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Two federal agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Money, Missing people, Diving
StyleSpectacular

A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Gangsters
PlotInvestigation, Drug addiction
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy, Women in the lead roles

Amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, a body washes ashore and is discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones, who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersWitches, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, this saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Mystery, Riddles
PlaceSmall towns

A psychiatrist moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryPoland, USA
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
PlaceForest, Poland
StyleBy books, Fascinating

Paul Copeland is looking to solve the murder of his sister back in 1994.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersZombie
PlotInvestigation, Viruses

Years after the horrors of Raccoon City, Leon and Claire find themselves consumed by a dark conspiracy when a viral attack ravages the White House.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleBased on real events

Beneath the sunlit glamour of 1985 L.A. lurks a relentlessly evil serial killer. In this true-crime story, two detectives won't rest until they catch him.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, CIA, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Viruses
StyleSpectacular, By books, Fascinating

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIsrael, USA
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Shootouts, Death of his wife

A happily married man's life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and confused, he searches for his wife's killers, who have fled to the U.S. With the help of an ex-lover, he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersThe thieves, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Adventures, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating

Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal with the FBI, as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees, and thus begins this unconventional arrangement where Caffrey helps Burke apprehend white collar criminals.





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