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20 best shows like Glue (2014)

List of the best shows and series like Glue (2014): Partners in Crime, The Shadow Line, Dublin Murders, Ordeal by Innocence, Father Brown, Hidden, Zen, Endeavour, Unforgotten, Collateral.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, By books

Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and fervour, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband Tommy.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Lost memory
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a profound personal tragedy, risking it all on one last deal; to the brilliantly lethal puppet-master who gradually emerges from the shadows to bring the story to its shocking climax The Shadow Line explores the morality of these characters as they negotiate the repercussions of Wratten's death and attempt to navigate the fine line between right and wrong. As the thread around Wratten's operation begins to unravel, the web of intrigue becomes more complex and the question of which side of the line they stand on becomes increasingly blurred. An intelligent and gripping conspiracy thriller that delves to the heart of human morality, The Shadow Line will have audiences enthralled over six taut and thrilling episodes. Faced with similar dilemmas, on which side of the line would you stand?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersInvestigators, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Weapons
PlaceEngland, Forest
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.

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: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:52
CharactersPriests
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceVillage, England
StyleFascinating

Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.

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: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Germany
Duration04:30
CharactersMafia, Judges
PlotMystery
StyleAtmospheric, By books

Zen is a British television mini series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen detective novels by Michael Dibdin. The series was filmed on location in Italy, but the dialogue is in English. The series, which comprises three 90-minute films, was broadcast in the United Kingdom on Sunday evenings from 2 January 2011 on BBC One. The three films were based on the books Vendetta, Cabal and Ratking.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric

The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersInvestigators, Students, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceEngland
StyleAction

'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the secrets will also affect the personal lives of both Sunny and Cassie.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation, Death, Border, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating

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.

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
CharactersGangsters
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot

The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:06
CharactersSerial killers
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Based on real events

Jack the Ripper is a 1988 two-part television film/miniseries portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack the Ripper, the unidentified serial killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the murders.

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: 8.4
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: 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: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:00
CharactersMaids
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAction, By books, Touching

Adaptation of PD James's bestselling homage to Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersFamily
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlacePrison

After seven years in prison, David Collins is acquitted of the murder of his wife. Now, he must fight to rebuild his shattered life while police search for the real murderer.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain
Duration01:00
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Within the walls of an interrogation room and with time running out, London investigators go after three suspects, each accused of a grievous crime.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration07:20
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Monsters, Heroes, Partners, Detectives
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating

In Victorian London, a gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it'll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save not only London but the entire world.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSecond world war, Mystery
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Action, By books

Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle, Mystery, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Easy, Action, Fascinating

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotAbduction
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWitches
PlotInvestigation, Death, Curses
PlaceHospitals, England
StyleBy books

After a list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of the named people begins investigating and is drawn to the The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumored witches living in a small village. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using dark arts.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Pupils, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration04:00
CharactersLesbians
PlotMystery
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Fascinating

When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.

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: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlaceEngland
StyleAction

The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK. They later learn that the killer—who comes to be nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist"—is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process





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