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20 best shows like In Plain Sight (2016)


List of the best shows and series like In Plain Sight (2016): Hidden, The Truth Will Out, Manhunt, White House Farm, Unforgotten, The Shadow Line, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, True Detective, Fearless, Collateral.

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
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
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Detectives, Cyclists
PlotInvestigation, Travel, Cars
PlaceForest
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Based on real events

The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.

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: 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: 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
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: 8.9
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: 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: 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: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceVillage
StyleAction, Fascinating

In a town in southern Spain where racial tensions run high among the workers in its many greenhouses, a cop investigates the murder of a young woman.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Gays, Investigators, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Sects
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

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.

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
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, By books, Based on real events

The story of how Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.

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

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersFriends
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Investigation, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner, Detective Jo Martinez. Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe knows Henry’s secret.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryIceland
PlotInvestigation
StyleAction, Fascinating

When Reykjavik crime detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to investigate a suicide case on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the case turns out to be far from simple. Pulled into a sinister trail of evidence, Helgi's own deeply hidden secrets are unearthed. Will Helgi turn a blind eye to murder in order to save the life of his daughter.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFinland, Germany
Duration01:29
CharactersTeenagers, Widows, Detectives
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Missing people
StyleWorth watching, Action, Fascinating

When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceTrains, Parallel worlds
StyleAction, Fascinating

Several skeletons are discovered on the tracks of a closed train station. However, one of the dead victims walks into the police station. Where did all these dead bodies come from, and who is committing all of these murders? The world split into two on the night of a murder 12 years ago, and Do Won chases after the hidden truth in the parallel universe. This drama shows the contrast between two different worlds, divided by two different choices.

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: 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
Duration00:40
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

Respected police officer John River, a gifted cop with a troubled mind, struggles to come to terms with the recent loss of a close colleague, and chases a potential suspect across London - with tragic consequences. Now at odds with authorities both within and outside of the police service, River finds himself in a precarious position as he seeks to bring closure to the mother of murdered teenager Erin Fielding, who blames him for failing to keep his promise to bring her daughter back alive.

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: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, United Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleAction, Fascinating

During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths, through which she meets detective Ingvar Nyman of “Rikskrim,” a Swedish national police force.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Dark

A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway
Duration02:04
CharactersSerial killers
PlotMissing people
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Dark

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
CharactersDogs, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Abduction
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with what he calls his "highly trained law enforcement animal" German Shepherd dog named Rex who he prefers to team up with because he doesn't talk his ear off.

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: 9.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryTurkey
CharactersSerial killers, Journalists, Cats
PlotInvestigation, Death, Dancing, Cars, Mystery
PlaceTurkey
StyleAction, Fascinating

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a retired judicial officer decides to commit a murder that he had been planning for years.

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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