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20 best shows like Persons Unknown (2010)

List of the best shows and series like Persons Unknown (2010): Room 104, Chambers, Somewhere Between, Castle Rock, Servant, Detroit 1-8-7, Briarpatch, Veronica Mars, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, True Detective.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Treason, Investigation, Relationship, Adventures
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

Set in a single room of an average American motel, each episode tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Investigation, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

Consumed by the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life, a young patient starts taking on sinister characteristics of the deceased.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA

Laura Price, a local news producer in San Francisco, is helping the police to hunt down a serial killer. After the killer strikes close to home, a twist of fate allows a “Groundhog Day”-type reset, and Laura relives the week prior to the string of murders. Can she change fate and stop the killer?

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersLawyers, Rockers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Death, Mystery
PlacePrison, Forest, Small towns, USA
StyleBy books

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Babysitting, Cooks, Janitors
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA

A Philadelphia couple are in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration12:54
CharactersPartners, Veterans
PlotLove, betrayal, Investigation, Death
PlaceUSA

What does it take to be a detective in one of America's toughest cities? Follow one homicide unit as Detroit's finest unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops in Detroit, Michigan.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

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Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:36
CharactersDetectives
PlaceUSA

In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.

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: 5.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration04:00
CharactersNurses
PlotDeath, Mystery
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, By books

A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersMafia, Twins
PlotFBI, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration00:55

A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersCIA, Celebrities
PlotInvestigation, Religion, Riddles, Sects
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching, Fancy

A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. Who exactly is he? And what does he want?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersJudges, Lawyers
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Partners, Special agents, Alien Invasion
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Two federal agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, FBI, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotLove, Mystery, Abduction
PlaceSchool, Small towns, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating

An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:11
CharactersSerial killers, Detectives
PlotLove, Investigation
PlacePrison, Psychiatric hospitals, USA

The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersSerial killers, Hackers
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersJournalists
PlotTreason, Investigation, Missing people, Social networks, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending

When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Fancy

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers, Psychiatrists
PlotMissing people
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Dark

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."

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersVampire, Werewolves, Brothers, Angels, Demons
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Magic, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their '67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
PlaceUSA

A group of young adults who met online are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Gangsters, Actors, Veterans
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Technology, Virtual Reality, Freedom
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Women in the lead roles, Makes me think, Cyberpunk

Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Monsters, Horses, Ghosts
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Investigation, Adventures
StyleAtmospheric

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

In 1950s Spain, a couple summon their son home from Mexico to introduce him to his fiancée, but are shocked when he returns with a ballerino.





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