Atmospheric TV Series

List of the most atmospheric series selected by visitors to our site: True Detective, Mr. Robot, Hannibal, Dark, Mindhunter, Peaky Blinders, Stranger Things, Escape at Dannemora, High Fidelity, The Little Drummer Girl.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

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: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHackers, Hackers, Criminals, Introverts
PlotDrug addict, Split personality, Friendship, Revolution, FBI
PlaceMetro, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Special agents, Cannibals, Psychiatrists
PlotFBI, Death, Deception
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Action

Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeenagers
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Time machine, Missing people, Fate
PlaceSchool, Forest, Small towns
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Philosophical, Unexpected ending

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.

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: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Gangsters, Tough guys
PlaceEngland
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:09
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Childrens, Single mothers
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Apocalypse, Investigation, Adventures
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds, Small towns, Portals to other worlds
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, For children, Atmospheric

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersPartners
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle, Deception
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events

The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
PlotLife
StyleRomantic, Easy, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles

Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Special agents, Actors
PlotPolitics
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Brilliant young actress Charlie strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters, Journalists
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWhales, Whalers
PlotSurvival, Cold, Expeditions
PlaceThe Arctic
StyleFor men

Henry Drax is a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersVampire, Witches, Werewolves, Demons, Monsters
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Mystery
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryRussia
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotInvestigation, Relationship, Mystery, Rest, Riddles
PlaceUSSR, Russia, Summer camp

While the whole country is watching the 1980 Olympics, strange things are happening at one summer camp on the Volga river. Children mysteriously disappear at night, and then return - but not at all the same as before. Carried away by summer freedom and each other, the counselors do not notice how scary urban myths come to life, and the camp leadership pretends that everything is in order. Two boys take it upon themselves to figure out the mysteries. To begin with, they have to figure out if there is at least someone left in the camp who can be trusted.

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: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:11
CharactersSpy
PlotInvestigation
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy, Detectives
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Investigation
StyleSpectacular, Action, By books

When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPsychologists, Strangers
PlotDepression, Rest, Rehabilitation, Mental disorders

At a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersActors
PlotDirectors
PlaceUSA

A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big — no matter the cost.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Blind, Twins, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Weapons
PlaceForest
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryMexico, USA
Duration02:21
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration00:57
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration00:47
CharactersSpecial agents
PlotLove, Supernatural, Investigation, FBI, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Small towns, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Dark, Fascinating

The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFamily, Lesbians, Brothers, Sisters, Parents
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Depression, Wedding
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersThe thieves, Poor
PlotLove, Revolution, Depression, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, By books, Touching

France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Dark, Fascinating, Touching

Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Mafia, Gangsters, Psychiatrists
PlotDeath, Family life
StylePopular, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Dark, Fascinating

The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, France, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Difficult teenagers, Brother and sister
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Release of hostages
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A 13-year-old Sicilian girl must contend with a viral contagion that has killed off all adults on the island as she sets out in search of her kidnapped brother.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Lesbians, Lawyers
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Action

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.





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