10 best shows like Jack the Ripper (1988)

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Jack the Ripper 1988
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.

List of the best shows and series like Jack the Ripper (1988): Jordskott, Hidden, True Detective, Collateral, Chasing Shadows, Luther, The Tunnel, London Spy, The Killing, Manhunt.

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.

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.

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

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.

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.

Chasing Shadows (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.

Luther (2010)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

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.

The Tunnel (2013)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:00

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

London Spy (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

Danny is a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage in this contemporary, emotional thriller. He falls for the anti-social but enigmatic Alex, both from opposite worlds, and they soon realise they’re perfect for each other. But when Alex suddenly disappears, Danny is utterly ill-equipped to take on his complex and codified world. Young, innocent and adrift he needs to decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth?

The Killing (2011)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

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.

Manhunt (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom

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

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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.

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:07

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.

The Truth Will Out (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden

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.

Ripper Street (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration07:20

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.

Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30

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.

Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, documentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Combines four to five segments of dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates of real human and paranormal mysteries. An audience interactive call-to-action request allowed viewers to call in with tips to help solve the cases.

Rellik (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:29

A serial killer thriller told in reverse, unravelling the truth behind a series of murders as DCI Gabriel Markham hunts down a brutal killer.

Harrow (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30

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.

Law & Order True Crime (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, news
CountryUSA

An anthology series that delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

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.

DCI Banks (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.

House of Anubis (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:22

House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert Verhulst and premiered on Nickelodeon on New Year's Day 2011 in the United States and on 25 February 2011 in the United Kingdom. The series is the first Nickelodeon series to be filmed overseas, the first soap opera created by Nickelodeon and the channel's first soap opera aimed at children and teenagers. As of 25 February, the program will be broadcast on TeenNick. The show has since concluded its third season and as of 28 September 2013 Nickelodeon has not announced a fourth season.

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.

White House Farm (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom

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

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.

Mob City (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.'s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s. It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.

Riverdale (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10

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.

And Then There Were None (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

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.

In Plain Sight (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Based on the true story of Lanarkshire detective William Muncie’s quest to bring to justice notorious Scottish killer Peter Manuel.




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