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20 best shows like Alias Grace (2017)

List of the best shows and series like Alias Grace (2017): The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Escape at Dannemora, The Sinner, Fargo, The Serpent, El Chapo, Cocaine Coast, Carlos / Le prix du Chacal, White House Farm, Aquarius.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:07
CharactersSisters
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

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: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersSisters, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Lost memory

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.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53
CharactersPolice
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Spy, Criminals, Scammers, Killers
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol's most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:06
CharactersGangsters
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
CharactersGangsters
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

It takes place in the Galicia (Spain) of the 80s, when the fishing sector was transformed and many of the shipowners became indebted. This situation will be favorable for the start of activities such as contraband and drug trafficking.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration05:34
CharactersFriends
PlotWeapons, Shootouts
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

Carlos is a French-German television and cinema biographical film from 2010, about the life of the 1970s international terrorist Carlos the Jackal, from his first series of attacks in 1973 until his arrest in 1994. It premiered as a three-part TV mini-series on French pay channel Canal+, with the three parts airing on 19 May, May 26 and June 2, 2010. On the same day it premiered on Canal+, the full 5½ hour version was also shown out of competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Produced by Daniel Leconte of French production company Film En Stock and Jens Meuer of German production company Egoli Tossell Film, in association with Canal+ and French Arte, it was directed by Olivier Assayas from a screenplay by Leconte, Assayas and Dan Franck, and stars Édgar Ramírez as Carlos. The film exists both as a three-part mini-series and a feature film of various lengths between 338 and 319 minutes, but also in several abridged versions, from 187 minutes down to 166 minutes. Classified as a theatrical film as well as a TV film/TV mini-series, Carlos has been awarded both theatrical awards and TV awards; among them the 2010 Golden Globe award for the 'Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television', the 2010 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director, the National Society of Film Critics 2010 award for Best Director, the New York Film Critics Circle 2010 award for Best Foreign Language Film, the 2010 European Film Award for Best Editor, the 2010 Critics Award for Best Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival, and Édgar Ramírez won the 2010 César Award for Most Promising Actor.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Based on real events

Factual drama based on the notorious White House Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotMissing people, Parties
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Based on real events

In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersGangsters, Single mothers
PlacePrison, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

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: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:58
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Journalists
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:33
PlacePrison, USA
StyleFascinating

This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the assignment to avoid spending 20 years in prison on drug charges, it eventually evolved into a quest for justice for him. “Gangland Undercover” documents the lives of outlaw bikers, who live in a world in which respect is earned through fear. The series is based on Falco's memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws,” and documented historical research of gang rivalries.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:53
CharactersTeenagers, Killers
PlotDeath, Martial Arts, Sects
TimeDark ones
StyleFor men, Atmospheric

Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotFBI, Sects, Shootouts
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

The harrowing true story of the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh in Waco, TX that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryColombia
CharactersGangsters
StyleBy books, Based on real events

Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Partners
PlotMystery
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Dark

The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden
CharactersPolice
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Investigation, Political
PlaceSweden
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersSpy, Magicians, Wizards, Artists
PlacePrison
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, By books, Fascinating

The two-night scripted miniseries “Houdini” follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPsychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotLost memory
PlaceEngland, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Emma Robertson, is assigned to assess the sanity of Connie Mortensen, a “yummy mummy” accused of a despicable crime.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:41
CharactersSerial killers, Killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, who's Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersGays, Dogs, Horses
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland, Court
StyleEasy, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been legalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:56
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceSmall towns
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating

The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. Three years later, while the city prepares for the commemoration ceremony, a mutilated body is found in a warehouse. Police inspector Hector Uria's search for the murderer takes him deep into the no-go zone and into his own past.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersLesbians
PlotMedicine, Weapons
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

John Ellis, a disillusioned suburban ER doctor, who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost and discovers that his life and his outlook on medicine may never be the same.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Death, Weapons
PlaceEngland
TimeDark ones
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts -- the improbably named Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Owen -- the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilization. Very soon, the guests, each struggling with their conscience, will start to die -- one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme 'Ten Little Soldier Boys' -- a rhyme that hangs in every room of the house and ends with the most terrifying words of all: '... and then there were none.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration05:00
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Fascinating

On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal system.Reluctantly, he is drawn into a case that involves his old friend Martin Newall who faces conspiracy and murder charges while at the same time being investigated by a vicious and vengeful detective DS Mark Wenborn.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryColombia
CharactersSpecial agents, Soldier
StyleAction, Fascinating

After surrendering to Bogotá police, an ex-guerrilla avoids prison by working undercover to investigate a ruthless enforcer of government corruption.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration00:29
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Criminals, Strong women
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have only one interlocutor, Damien Carrot, her son, who became a cop because of the crimes of his mother, and who refuses all contact with her since her arrest.





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