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20 best shows like Resident Alien (2021)

List of the best shows and series like Resident Alien (2021): Messiah, Debris, Defending Jacob, Sherlock, The Mentalist, The Pale Horse, Deadwater Fell, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Supernatural, Paris Police 1900.

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: 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: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Pupils
PlotInvestigation, Death, Justice, False accusations
PlaceSchool
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersPartners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, For men, Fascinating

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Geniuses, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Revenge, Deception
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Twisted plot

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

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: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation, Death, Fires
PlaceVillage, England, Small towns

When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersWitches, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, this saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.

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: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, detective, history
CountryFrance
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation
PlaceParis, France

Paris, France, 1899. The corpse of an unknown woman is found in the river Seine. The investigation will push a young ambitious inspector to discover a heavy state secret.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Killers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceUSSR, Russia
StyleDark

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Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
CharactersCriminals
PlotMystery, Intrigue
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating

An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersNurses, Janitors
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people, Justice
PlacePrison, France
StyleFascinating

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIsrael, USA
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Shootouts, Death of his wife

A happily married man's life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and confused, he searches for his wife's killers, who have fled to the U.S. With the help of an ex-lover, he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersPolice, Criminals
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSSR

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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: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersWitches, Kings, Gays, Fairies, Gods
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Time travel, Adventures, Life after death
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds, College, School of Magic
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPrisoners
PlotDeath, Justice, False accusations
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction

Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal of turning the viewer into a detective.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich
PlotRevolution, Politics, Technology, Uprising, Drug addiction
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Atmospheric, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:50
CharactersHeroes, Mentors
PlotPolitics, Power, Intrigue, Elections, Blackmail
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching, For men, Action, Intriguing, Fascinating

Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. House of Cards is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name, which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
StyleAction, Based on real events, Fascinating

An exploration of the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, and true crime author Michelle McNamara's obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural, Death, Death of his wife
PlaceMansions
StyleBy books

In the 1850s, Captain Charles Boone relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
TimeThe Great Depression
StyleDepressive

Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression — but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:28
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Life, Family life, Seduction

A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich, Poor
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceTrains
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Dystopian

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe as class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeachers, Losers
PlotDepression

With better luck, better choices, better posture...Josh Corman could’ve been a rock star. Now he teaches fifth grade, and though he loves his students, he still struggles to find happiness and meaning in a world that sometimes feels short on both.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersCelebrities, Baker, Stars
PlotLove, Family business

Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Partners, Superhero team
StyleMarvel

Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, the Falcon, Sam Wilson and the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities, and their patience.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersKillers, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Justice, Weapons
PlaceRussia, Small towns

After faking his own death, notorious gangster Volkov (Wolf) retires overseas with a new identity. When his parents die in a car accident 20 years later, he secretly returns to his hometown and learns that the nephew of a local mobster is responsible for his parents’ death. After killing the man, a battle between the old-newcomer and local crime bosses unfolds.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StyleFor men, Based on real events

Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.





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