Detective series thrillers

List of the best detective thrillers (TV series), selected by visitors to our site: Defending Jacob, The Head, The Stranger, Lie to Me, The Method, Dexter, Babylon Berlin, Servant, The Blacklist, How to Get Away with Murder.

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

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: 6.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain, Japan
CharactersScientists, Climbers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Survival, Mystery, Expeditions
PlaceAntarctica
StyleAction

Ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole realize that one among them is a killer.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Intrigue, Missing people, Deception
PlaceSchool
StyleTwisted plot, By books

A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.

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: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:47
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Investigators
PlotLove, Revenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceRussia
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is eager to get the internship with the glorious investigator but she could hardly expect the challenges she would face while working with Rodion. Together they investigate the cruelest crimes that took place in the history of Russian criminality.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police
PlotMystery
StyleAction, Fancy, Fascinating

Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

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: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Babysitting, Cooks, Janitors
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA

A Philadelphia couple are in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersCIA, bodyguards, Special agents, Security guards, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersStudents, Lawyers
PlotRivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleDisturbing ones, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

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: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryRussia
Duration08:20
PlotMystery, Death
PlaceUSSR, Russia, Psychiatric hospitals

The Master and Margarita is a Russian television production of Telekanal Rossiya, based on the novel The Master and Margarita, written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940. Vladimir Bortko directed this adaptation and was also its screenwriter.

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: 6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersPolice, Investigators
PlotInvestigation
PlaceRussia

A group of investigators finds murdered teenagers in a city collector. Unraveling this case step by step, the police faces an unconditional evil - a whirlpool of a big city, which sucks and destroys the weak - those whom no one loves and does not care for. This evil destroys people with impunity, and each of the characters is forced to face it personally, look inside themselves to meet their own demons and fears.

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: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersRobots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Relationship, Computer games, Social networks
PlaceEngland, USA
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Worth watching, Dystopian, Action, Twisted plot

A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryRussia
Duration00:48

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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: 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: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action

A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

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: 6.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers
PlotLove, betrayal

Dive into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Fate
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By books

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:19
CharactersTeenagers, Hackers, Teachers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Investigation, Virtual Reality, Computer games, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleSpectacular

To escape reality 17-year-old Leila turns to a secret virtual paradise. Her real journey begins when this digital Eden turns dark.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Veterans
PlotInvestigation, Family life
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeenagers, Witches
PlotMagic, Adventures
PlaceSchool
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, By comics

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Technology, Virtual Reality, Freedom
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Women in the lead roles, Makes me think, Cyberpunk

Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30
CharactersDoctors, Criminals, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.





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