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20 best shows like The Equalizer (2021)


List of the best shows and series like The Equalizer (2021): Person of Interest, Nikita, Detroit 1-8-7, Banshee: Origins, The Equalizer, Nash Bridges, Wolf Trap, The Firm, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Gotham.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Heroes, Hired assassins
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special training that Reese has had in Covert Operations and Finch's genius software inventing mind, the two are a perfect match for the job that they have to complete. With the help of surveillance equipment, they work "outside the law" and get the right criminal behind bars. 

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Killers, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts
StyleSpectacular

Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.

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: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes
PlaceSmall towns

Banshee: Origins is a series of webisodes based on the American drama television series produced by Cinemax called Banshee. The series offers flashbacks in-between the time where Lucas Hood was arrested and when Sheriff Lucas Hood first arrived in Banshee.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotRevenge
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of the system who have exhausted all possible means of seeking justice and have nowhere to go. McCall promises to even out the odds for them.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotPolitics
StyleSpectacular

Fun-loving San Francisco Police Department investigator Nash Bridges is part of the elite Special Investigations Unit. He tackles crime using his keen sense of humor and charm. Joe Dominguez comes out of retirement to become Bridges' wisecracking yet more rule-abiding partner.

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
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: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. In an April 2010 episode of Criminal Minds, during the show's fifth season, the original team met the new team and worked with them to find a San Francisco serial killer. This episode served as the new series' backdoor pilot. Just like the parent series, CBS owned the underlying North American rights, while ABC owned the international rights. The series premiered on February 16, 2011, and filled the Wednesday 10 pm time slot, airing immediately after the original Criminal Minds. CBS cancelled the series on May 17, 2011. The series ends with a cliffhanger. On September 6, 2011 CBS DVD released the complete series as a 4 disc-set. It is packaged as "The DVD Edition". There are numerous special features and two episode commentaries with the cast and crew. The set includes the backdoor pilot from season five of the original show.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Mafia, Killers, Orphans
PlotLove, Supernatural
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Blind, CIA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that her CIA bosses are really after. Auggie Anderson is a CIA military intelligence agent who was blinded while on assignment and is Annie's guide in this world of bureaucracy, excitement and intrigue.

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: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

A limited anthology series that explores terror in America.

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: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:42
CharactersSoldier, Partners
PlotCars
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Drive is an American action drama television series set against the backdrop of an illegal cross-country automobile road race, focusing on the willing and unwilling competitors and, as the plot develops, the unseen puppet masters who sponsor the race. Minear has described the show's thematic tone by saying "a secret, illegal, underground road race can be anything from Cannonball Run to The Game to North by Northwest to Magnolia-on-wheels. Ours is all those things."

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

The Fugitive Task Force relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:34
CharactersWriters, Poor
PlotInvestigation, Death, Politics, Viruses, Religion
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating

Plague decimates late 16th century Seville, a crowded city where many have arrived to embark for the New World to seek their fortune.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotInvestigation

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 through 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He is played by Mike Connors. Mannix was the last series produced by Desilu Productions.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Mystery

Laura Holt, a licensed private detective, opens a detective agency but finds that potential clients refuse to hire a woman, however qualified. To solve the problem, Laura invents a fictitious male superior whom she names Remington Steele. Through a series of events that unfold in the first episode, "License to Steele," a former thief and con man, whose real name is never revealed, assumes the identity of Remington Steele. Behind the scenes, Laura remains firmly in charge.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration04:09
CharactersPolice, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot

The elite unit of the New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation

CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as "Crime Scene Investigators".

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPolice, Partners
PlotRevenge
StyleSpectacular

The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, family, crime, detective
CountryNetherlands

Sleuthy foster siblings Max, Tess, Sal, Anika, and Daniel Hunter find new quests, more mysteries, and even new Hunter sibs!

Markimdb: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
PlotShootouts
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAction, Fascinating

A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes job, as well as his strained relationships with his ex-wife and father.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryTurkey

When close-to-retirement homicide detective Settar Öztürk is assigned a final case with his case partner Kemal McAllister, they discover a series of ruthless and operose murders. They soon discover they are dealing with a serial killer whose motives are connected with Islamic heresy and sufism. As the case disentangles, the detectives find out solving the case is not their only role in this picture.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryTurkey
CharactersScientists
PlotAdventures, Fate

A genetics professor experiments with a treatment for his comatose sister that blends medical and shamanic cures, but unlocks a shocking side effect.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:48
CharactersSpy, The thieves, Criminals
PlotAdventures

Simon Templar is The Saint, a handsome, sophisticated, debonair, modern-day Robin Hood who recovers ill-gotten wealth and redistributes it to those in need.

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

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