Philosophical Series

List of the best philosophical series selected by visitors to our site: True Detective, Black Mirror, Hannibal, Merlí, The Midnight Gospel, House, The Knick, Miracle Workers, Mr. Robot, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

In the top there are new series of 2022, 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: 8.8
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: 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: 8.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersTeenagers, Teachers
PlotJealousy
StyleFascinating, Philosophical, Makes me think

TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, cartoon
CountryUSA
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StylePhilosophical

Traversing trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, Clancy the space caster explores existential questions about life, death and everything in between.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersDoctors
PlotMedicine
StylePopular, Fascinating

Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.

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: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersAngels, Gods, Partners
PlotReligion
PlaceOffice
StyleFancy, Fascinating, Philosophical

A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.

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: 9.3
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:00
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Religion

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter. It was executive-produced by Adrian Malone, produced by David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and Gregory Andorfer, and directed by the producers, David Oyster, Richard Wells, Tom Weidlinger, and others. It covered a wide range of scientific subjects, including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, USA
Duration05:00
PlotMystery
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDepression, Fate
StyleShort, For men, Fascinating, Philosophical

A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

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: 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: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:59
CharactersFamily, Teachers, Mathematicians, Parents, Mothers
PlotDeath
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.

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: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotCancer
StyleFor girls, Soulful, Philosophical

April, an aspiring journalist, is balancing her ambitious career with her family and a new office romance. In an unexpected twist of fate, April learns that she has leukemia.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters
PlotTreason
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, For girls, Fascinating, Smart

The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book entitled A Person who Visits a Place) and he is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of the tragic death of her child. The story of the affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from the male and female perspectives.

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: 8
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, detective, film noir, anime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersRich
PlotInvestigation, Artificial Intelligence, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Dystopian, By books

After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersFriends, Actors
PlotParties
StyleFancy

The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:13
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship, Sects
StyleFascinating, Philosophical

Dud is a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died. Through the Lodge and his newfound connection with the other members, Dud will come to find the missing sense of purpose in his life and confront his deepest fears and greatest hopes.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersGays, Friends, Businessmen, Artists

Three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration13:52

«Кра́ткий курс счастли́вой жи́зни» — российский шестнадцатисерийный фильм режиссёра Валерии Гай Германики. Премьера состоялась на Первом канале 12 марта 2012 года.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Demons, Childrens
PlotReligion, Technology
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Philosophical, Makes me think

The peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

Markimdb: 9
Genredrama
CountryPoland, West Germany
Duration09:20

The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each short film explores one or several moral or ethical issues faced by characters living in modern Poland. The series is Kieślowski's most acclaimed work, has been said to be "the best dramatic work ever done specifically for television" and has won numerous international awards, though it was not widely released outside Europe until the late 1990s. Film-maker Stanley Kubrick wrote an admiring foreword to the published screen-play in 1991.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Businessmen
PlotPolitics
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
PlotDepression
PlaceUSA
StyleFancy, To cry

Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersFamily, Rich, Actors, Celebrities
PlotDeath, Depression, Divorce, Cancer
StyleFor men, Fancy, Soulful, To cry, Philosophical

Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's TV. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:46
CharactersPartners
PlotMystery
PlaceEngland, Small towns
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Dark

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.





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