10 best shows like Absentia (2017)

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Absentia 2017
A missing FBI agent reappears six years after being declared dead.

List of the best shows and series like Absentia (2017): The Blacklist, Evil, FBI, Tabula Rasa, Numb3rs, Manhunt: Unabomber, The 4400, The Stranger, Collateral, The Sinner.

The Blacklist (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

Evil (2019)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:42

Skeptical female clinical psychologist Kristen Benoist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

FBI (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration04:09

The elite unit of the New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe.

Tabula Rasa (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryBelgium
Duration02:10

A psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. Mie is visited by Detective Inspector Wolkers who claims she was the last person seen with the vanished Thomas Spectre. As a witness and prime suspect, she appears to be the sole key to this mysterious disappearance. In order to solve the puzzle and find Thomas, Mie has to reconstruct her lost memories and find her way back through the dark labyrinth of her recent past.

Numb3rs (2006)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.

Manhunt: Unabomber (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

Follow Jim Fitzgerald, the FBI agent who tracked down Ted Kaczynksi, aka the “Unabomber,” and brought him to justice through his expertise in profiling and linguistics.

The 4400 (2004)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:43

4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained healing touch. A government agency is formed to track the 4400 people after one of them commits a murder.

The Stranger (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

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

Collateral (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59

When a pizza delivery driver is shot dead in south London, a tenacious detective goes after the people traffickers behind his murder and unravels a conspiracy that goes to the top.

The Sinner (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10

A young mother kills in a fit of unexplainable rage a seemingly stranger. An inquisitive detective obsesses over the case, attempting to get to the bottom of the true motive behind the act.

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Perception (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, but his eccentric view of the world and less-than-stellar social skills can often interfere with his work.

CSI: Cyber (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent Elijah Mundo, tasked with solving murders, cyber-theft, hacking, sex offences, and blackmail.

Eye Candy (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Tech genius Lindy, convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy’s dates. Teaming up with this band of hackers Lindy works to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.

The Following (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was the one responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003. Ryan, working closely with an FBI team, including Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, piece together the ever-growing web of murders orchestrated by the devious Carroll.

Nikita (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.

Deception (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:58

Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. At least, that's what people used to call him - before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.

The Night Manager (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37

Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper, Pine must himself become a criminal.

Ringer (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Six months after deciding to pull herself together and get sober, Bridget witnesses a murder. Realizing her life is in danger and not trusting the FBI to protect her, she runs to her wealthy twin sister, Siobhan, in New York. Things start out well -- with the two patching up a fractured relationship -- when Siobhan suddenly goes missing. Bridget assumes her sister's identity, but soon learns that Siobhan's life is not as perfect as it looks and she is no safer than she was before

Gotham (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Millennium (1996)
Markimdb: 8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44

A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.

Jordskott (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway
Duration02:04

Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and Thörnblad wants to find out if there is a link to her daughter's disappearance. At the same time , she will take care of the legacy of her father, the great entrepreneur Johan Thörnblad, who built an empire of timber and timber processing on the large forest owned by his ancestors. As the plot deepens more children are kidnapped and what initially seems like a police drama takes a more sinister and stranger twist with each episode.

Those Who Kill (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature film length episodes in most other countries. A separate 92 minutes feature film, Fortidens skygge, which forms a continuation and ending of the series, premiered in Danish cinemas on 15 March 2012, and is being aired as a final, sixth episode of the series in many other countries, such as the UK and Germany. The series is created and written by Elsebeth Egholm and Stefan Jaworski, with various other screenwriters helping out as episode writers, among them Siv Rajendram, Rikke De Fine Licht and Morten Dragsted. Directors have been Birger Larsen, Niels Nørløv and Kasper Barfoed. The series is a Danish-German-Swedish-Norwegian co-production. Although originally planned to run for several seasons, Danish TV2 announced in October 2011 that there would be no further seasons made, due to falling viewer shares after the first few episodes. TV2 programming manager Keld Reinicke stated that, "We have no plans to continue the series as it never gave us the audience share we expected in Denmark."

Haven (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

Chikatilo (2021)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia

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Hidden (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:41

DI Cadi John and DC Owen Vaughan try to solve a case involving Mali Pryce, a young woman whose body was discovered in a stream in the woods.

Criminal Minds (2005)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

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.

Homecoming (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi quickly realizes that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself.

Trapped (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom

Icelandic crime drama featuring Chief of Police Andri.

Lie to Me (2009)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

The Firm (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

As a young associate, Mitchell McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob—and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future—only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.




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