Best Mystery TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Mystery TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized and tense. Plot: danger, murder, investigation, family relations, crimes, friendship, mystery, rivalry, male protagonist and supernatural. Genre: Mystery, Drama and Thriller. Country: USA, Canada and Germany.
Best Mystery TV shows
Best Mystery TV shows
TOP TV shows: House (2004), Riverdale (2017), Westworld (2016), Stranger Things (2016), American Gods (2017), 13 Reasons Why (2017), The 100 (2014), The Blacklist (2013), The Mentalist (2008), Dexter (2006), The Originals (2013), Dark (2017), True Detective (2014), Big Little Lies (2017), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Homeland (2011), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), Legacies (2018), Sherlock (2010), Elementary (2012).

List of Best TV shows

 8.7
 415K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, intelligence, patient, talented, human nature, mastermind, hospital, peril, loner, antisocial behavior, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.9
 119K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, small town, friends, friendship, love triangle, murder, school, murder investigation, gang, teenage life, family secret ...
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 8.6
 429K
Westworld (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
TV show
Story: A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, technology gone awry, a.i., theme park, androids, escapades, androids and robots, moral dilemma, stalking, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: usa, san francisco
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 8.7
 825K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural power, monster, supernatural, super powers, friendship, parallel universe, boy, parallel world, missing person, missing child, experiment ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, indiana
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 7.8
 75K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, tense, psychedelic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, mysterious character, drugs/alcohol, mystery, supernatural, ex convict, mythology, danger, death, travel, deception ...
Time: 21st century
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 7.6
 257K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, depression, teenage girl, loss of friend, guilt, teenage boy, high school, human relationship, suicidal, death of daughter, loss of daughter, abusive relationship ...
Place: usa
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 7.6
 217K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, space station, danger, rivalry, nuclear war, young heroes, fate of humanity, betrayal, survivor ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 8.0
 198K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, partners, terrorism, danger, law enforcement, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 166K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: intellectual, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, investigation, partners, outsmarting, murder, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 8.6
 647K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, dark humor, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, double life, vigilantism, corpse, crimes, loner, crime, forensics, right and wrong, police detective, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 8.2
 118K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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 8.8
 285K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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 9.0
 500K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, neo noir, investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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 8.5
 157K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, female friendship, murder mystery, family life, housewife, murder, marriage, intrigue, crumbling marriage, rape, gossip and rumors, mother ...
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, high school, vampire human love, immortality, teen romance, youth, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 8.3
 314K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, top secret, explosion, investigation, danger, surveillance, spy, treason, paranoia, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, iran ...
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: dark, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, satanic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, dedication, adventure, high school, school, teenage love, couple relations ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.5
 19K
Legacies (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among ...
Style: mysterious, romantic, suspenseful, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural romance, supernatural power, werewolf, witch, vampire, hybrid, teenage life, teenager, friendship between teens, school, monster ...
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 9.1
 809K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, riddles and clues, mind game, prodigy, mastermind, british, genius, sherlock holmes, partners, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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 7.9
 101K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, law enforcement, prodigy, intelligence, talented, mastermind, unconventional method, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 302K
The Witcher (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher Saga.
Style: exciting, captivating, brutal, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: magic, mutant, monster, adventure, deadly creature, supernatural ability, sorceress, imaginary, dark fantasy, elf, one man army, mutation ...
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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 572 min.
TV show
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, sibling relationship, supernatural ability, mysterious past, supernatural power, family in danger, supernatural, uncover truth, supernatural horror, addiction ...
Place: usa
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 8.4
 393K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, monster, supernatural ability, ghost, demon, supernatural power, angel, deadly creature, brother brother relationship, evil, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s, year 1958 ...
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.6
 46K
Lupin (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Plot: police, revenge, father son relationship, father figure, costume, nurse, theft, prison, investigation, prisoner, missing person, biracial child ...
Place: paris france, france
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 7.8
 140K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, special agents, murder investigation, police detective, search, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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 8.3
 140K
Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, sex scene, telepathy, supernatural, danger, love affair, supernatural ability, chases and races, survival, secret organization, imaginary, destiny ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, london, chicago illinois, mumbai india, berlin germany
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 7.5
 408K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, rivalry, vigilantism, fighting crime, millionaire, undercover, martial arts, crimes, righting the wronged, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 97K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, mental disorder, obsession, serial killer, family problems, murder, small town, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 8.5
 121K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
TV show
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, suspense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, justice, secrets, murder trial, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
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 8.3
 80K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: disappearance, society, life turned upside down, apocalypse, missing person, haunted by the past, chaos, chief of police, miraculous event, police chief, worldwide chaos, small town sheriff ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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