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List of the best shows and series like Wasteland (2016): The Bay, Chikatilo, The Fix, Lupin, Deception, A Confession, And Then There Were None, Dark, The Event, Mar de plástico.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCriminals
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Small towns
StyleAction, Twisted plot

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.

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: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:41
CharactersJudges, Criminals, Lawyers, Celebrities
PlotInvestigation
StyleSpectacular, Twisted plot, Fascinating

High-profile district attorney Maya Travis fled L.A. after devastating defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. Eight years later, the same celebrity is under suspicion for another murder, and Maya is lured back to the DA’s office for another chance at justice.

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: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersMagicians, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Mystery, Deception
StyleFascinating

Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. At least, that's what people used to call him - before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, By books, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Death, Weapons
PlaceEngland
TimeDark ones
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeenagers
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Time machine, Missing people, Fate
PlaceSchool, Forest, Small towns
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Philosophical, Unexpected ending

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens, CIA
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
StyleSpectacular, Twisted plot, Fascinating

The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceVillage
StyleAction, Fascinating

In a town in southern Spain where racial tensions run high among the workers in its many greenhouses, a cop investigates the murder of a young woman.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30
CharactersDoctors, Criminals, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

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.

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: 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: 6.5
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
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: 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, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI
StyleSpectacular

An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.

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: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
Duration02:06
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleSpectacular

Jenny Cooper investigates unexplained or sudden deaths in the city of Toronto. Fierce and quick-witted, Jenny is a newly-widowed single mother with secrets of her own to unearth.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:41
CharactersSerial killers, Killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Psychologists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Mystery, Deception
PlaceOffice

The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his skills also make it easier for him to deceive others.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Based on real events

As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi leads a painstaking search for the culprits. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya case.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersInvestigators, Students, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceEngland
StyleAction

'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.

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: 7.7
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: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:52
CharactersPriests
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceVillage, England
StyleFascinating

Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.

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: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
CharactersSerial killers
PlotMissing people, Cancer
StyleAction, Fancy, Dark, Fascinating

Detective Mike Sweeney has just moved with his wife and daughters from Toronto to his hometown of Durham County after the death of his partner. Hoping to escape the violent world of big city police work, Mike falls into a suburban world besieged by crime, abuse and murder.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, Criminals

Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:18
CharactersDoctors, Hackers
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating

After his daughter goes missing, a widower begins uncovering the dark secrets of the people closest to him.





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