10 best shows like Ripper Street (2012)

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Ripper Street 2012
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.
List of the best shows and series like Ripper Street (2012): Jack the Ripper, The Tunnel, DCI Banks, Chasing Shadows, Rellik, Luther, Jordskott, Hidden, The Shadow Line, Shetland.

Jack the Ripper (1988)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:06

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Shadow Line (2011)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59

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?

Shetland (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.

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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.

Unforgotten (2015)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

'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.

Dublin Murders (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.

Silent Witness (1996)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43

Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.

Glue (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43

In Overton, a remote little village in the English countryside, the townsfolk have two interests which are farming and racehorses. Life there seems simple but the village teens resort to playing chicken over razor-sharp blades spinning atop farm silos and other dangerous games to kill their boredom.Then, quite suddenly, life in Overton becomes a lot less boring. Another, much more literal type of killing is revealed when someone finds the body of a local teen under the wheels of a tractor. Now a murder investigation will bring to light all those secrets this close-knit community has been hiding, and life in Overton will never be the same.

Partners in Crime (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40

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.

River (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40

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.

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.

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.

Midsomer Murders (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31

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.

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.

Endeavour (2012)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

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

The Bay (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Family Liaison Officer Lisa Armstrong becomes a little too emotionally involved with a case (to the point where she might compromise it) concerning a pair of missing Morecambe twins to whose distraught parents she is assigned.

Broadchurch (2013)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:46

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Trapped (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom

Icelandic crime drama featuring Chief of Police Andri.

Zen (2011)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Germany
Duration04:30

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.

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.

A Confession (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.

The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama, crime, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

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.




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