35 Best Mystery TV Shows Bring Ultimate Suspense into Your life

Do you like suspense series? I suggest you watch best Mystery TV shows which you will help you unlock some amazing stories and mind-blowing events. Human beings are naturally curious and this curiosity leads to new technological development. We think we know it all but still, there are some mysteries about which we have no idea. There are many murder mystery cases which are still unsolved. So, let’s take a step toward some series which will bring ultimate suspense for you.

  1. Sherlock (since 2010)

It is a top rated tv show which let you unlock the real truth behind a murder mystery. A brilliant mind of Sherlock Holmes is working to solve some cases which are hard to resolve by other people. This TV Series won 86 Awards and 167 nominations in different Award Ceremonies, so you can get an idea of how amazing this show is.

  • Total episodes: 13 with 4 seasons
  • IMDb rating: 9.2/10

Sherlock Best Crime Investigation Shows

  1. BroadChurch (2013-2017)

This British mystery tv series starts when the corpse of an 11-year-old boy is found in a small Dorset Community at Idyllic beach. Alec Hardy is an out of the town detective who tries to find out what really happens with the boy along with Ellie Miller. During the investigation, many people of Community drawn into the case. A suspect is named and charged. When the trial begins, the defendants expose many secrets. You would really enjoy this crime detective series.

  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • Total episodes: 24 with 3 seasons

Broadchurch Best Crime Mystery Tv Series

This British Crime TV Series Won 6 Awards. Check Details.

  • Peaboy Award (2014) Kudos, Imaginary Friends
  • British Academy Television Award  For Best Drama Series (2014)
  • Olivia Colman Won British Academy Television Award  For Best Actress (2014)
  • David Bradley won the British Academy Television Award  For Best Supporting Actor (2014)
  • British Academy Television Craft Award  For Best Original Television Music (2014)
  • National Television Award for Most Popular Crime Drama (2018)

True Detective: ( since 2014)

If you are looking for Crime detective TV series on HBO, then you must watch this cop drama. It brings a bizarre murder mystery which creates a web of conspiracy and betrayal. The show starts from the disappearance of a city manager and involves different people in the case Ray Velcoro who is a police detective trying to do his job not only for the department but also for the Mafia. Frank Semyon is a criminal entrepreneur whose empire is in danger. Ani Bezzerides is a detective who has not a very good reputation. Paul Woodrugh is another character who works as a highway patrol motorcycle cop who has troubled past as war veteran. They are all linked and get connected during the missing person investigation.

  • Total Episodes:16
  • IMDb rating: 9/10

True Detective Best Suspense Mystery Shows

  1. Stranger Things (since 2016)

It is the best mystery series on Netflix you should enjoy. The story revolves around a missing boy. His disappearance leads to many strange events and appearance of weird things around the town. A mystery begins and shows supernatural forces, secret experiments, creepy creatures and there is one strange little girl (about which you would always like to know who she really is)

  • IMDb rating: 8.9/10
  • Total Episodes: 17

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  1. Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

This crime drama involves murder mystery of an innocent schoolgirl Laura Palmer. An FBI Agent Dale Cooper comes to Twin Peak- a small logging town for solving this mystery. The show brings weird characters and mind-blowing visual which keep you stick with this tv series from start to end.

  • IMDb rating: 8.8/10
  • Total Episodes: 30 episodes, 2 Seasons

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Twin Peaks Suspense Thriller Tv Series

  1. Agatha Christie’s Poirot (1989-2013)

You would take a step into a life of the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. He travels around and solves some murders which are bit tricky and hard to solve for. He can solve mysteries even when there is a limited amount of clues. You will be interested to know how he really does this, so you must watch this one of the best classic mystery shows.

  • IMDb rating: 8.6/10
  • Total Episodes: 70 Episodes, 13 Seasons

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  1. Dexter (2006-2013)

Do you want to kill a guilty person? We all want to have justice in our lives and seek for it. But there are some people like Dexter Morgan who go beyond when it comes to justice. He is Miami-based blood spatter expert who not only solves murders but also solves them. He is a Serial killer living a double life- one as a killer and second as a cop. No one knows about his truth except his father. This crime mystery show will introduce you to a serial killer and his lifestyle.  I warn you that this drama can turn on your psychological hunger even when you don’t know about it.

  • IMDb rating: 8.7/10
  • Total Episodes: 96 Episodes, 8 Seasons

Dexter Crime Thriller Tv Series

  1. The Killing (2011-2014)

It is a police detective tv series which is based on a famous Danish tv series of same named. In this show, you would explore the detective skills of two different persons one is Sarah Linden who likes to play by book and second is Detective Stephen Holder whose investigation style is a bit new yet reasonable.

  • IMDb rating: 8.2/10
  • Total Episodes: 44 Episodes, 4 Seasons

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  1. Dark (since 2017)

It is among the best mystery tv shows on Netflix. Two children go missing in a small German town and it is the point when sinful past of its residents exposed. There are four families who start the search for their kids and during this search, you find out their double lives and fractured relationship. Whether you are looking for mind-blowing puzzles and some weird twists, this dark mystery series has everything along with some supernatural elements with their roots to the same town in 1986. Would you like to watch this creepy Netflix original series?

  • IMDb rating: 8.6/10
  • Total Episodes: 10 Episodes, 1 Season

Dark Best Mystery Tv Series On Netflix 2018

  1. The X-Files (1993-2018)

It is among the top-rated crime investigation shows. When I was a kid, I used to watch this show along with one parent. Our family likes suspense drama and no doubt, X-Files delivers the real suspense and crime thriller to its viewers. You might know that it is one of the longest running science fiction series in network TV history. In this show, FBI special agents try to find the real truth behind some unexplained and mind-bending cases. The government thinks that reports of outlandish are simply false but two agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder know that truth is out there and they try to find it out.

  • IMDb rating: 8.7/10
  • Total Episodes: 218 Episodes, 11 Seasons

The Xfiles Longest Running Crime Investigation Shows

  1. Supernatural (since 2005)

It is the longest running haunted tv series which unlock journey of two brothers Sam and Dean Winchester. They haunt the monsters in their lives.  The show starts when they lost their mother due to supernatural phenomenon. Father raised the son as soldiers who know how to track demonic creatures and what to do with them.

  • IMDb rating: 8.5/10
  • Total Episodes: 296 Episodes, 14 Seasons

Supernatural Tv Shows Mystery Dramas To Watch

  1. Midsomer Murders (since 1997)

This TV series is based on one of the best British mystery books “Midsomer Murders” by Caroline Graham. In this crime thriller show, you will be able to take a look at crimes that happen in the wealthy isolated English County of Midsomer. When you look at this place from the outside, it is nothing but a very picturesque place. But the reality is quite different as the place is filled with many amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices. A detective tries to solve the murder and unlock some real truth behind the mysteries of this place.

IMDb rating: 8.6/10

Total Episodes: 122 Episodes, 19 Seasons

Midsomer Muders Mystery Shows

  1. Top of the Lake ( since 2013)

You will visit a remote mountain Town of New Zealand through this mystery miniseries. The show starts with the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl Tui who is 6 months pregnant. Her case is given to an inexperienced detective Robin Griffin. Tui is last seen standing chest deep in a freezing Lake, Robin has to find the girl while dealing with girl’s father and other people of this isolated town.

  • IMDb rating: 7.5 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 12 episodes, 2 Seasons

Top Of The Lake Bbc Series Suspense And Mystery

  1. Lost

It is no doubt one of the best suspense tv series you ever watched. You don’t know what is going to be next. A plane Oceanic Flight 815 got crashed and its survivors find themselves in a mysterious land. Each survivor has a mind-blowing secret which you discover during the series. The island has a monstrous security system, a series of underground bunkers and a group of a violent survivalist.

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Now survivors have to do anything to stay calm and live their life on this island. At the same time, they have to deal with “The others” survivors of this island. It is a kind of addictive tv show and you shouldn’t start it unless you have free time in your pocket. When I started watching this mystery tv series, I couldn’t stop myself unless I ended its all seasons. Same will happen to you, so keep my warning in my mind.

  • IMDb rating: 8.4 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 121 episodes, 6 Seasons

Lost Best Mystery Tv Shows To Watch

  1. Prime Suspect (1991-2003)

Looking for a show which has lots of twists and secrets? You should watch the murder mystery of Delia Mornay who is a young prostitute. The case is given to the detective Chief inspector Jane Tennison. There is not enough evidence to solve the murder. Jane also finds that there is a cover-up going on in her department. After some time, a second dead body is discovered and investigations go intense. You would like to know the facts behind all these murders and the department’s internal corruption, so go and watch the show.

  • IMDb rating: 8.3 / 10
  • Total Episodes:7 Seasons

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  1. How to Get Away with Murder (since 2014)

Normally,  in a murder mystery show, you try to find the real truth behind the murder. You will find it out but this thriller tv series has something more for you. The people who are involved in the murder are going to solve the murder and at the same time, they will let you learn how to get away with murder. There is a top attorney Annalise Keating, her assistant, and students which will bring a crime drama you hardly have seen anywhere.

  • IMDb rating: 8.2 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 68 episodes, 5 Seasons

How To Get Away With Murder Best Thriller Tv Series

  1. Elementary (since 2012)

If you like Sherlock Holmes then you shouldn’t miss this amazing crime thriller series with a lot of suspense.  Sherlock Holmes lands at Manhattan where he teams up with a Surgeon Dr. Joan Watson. Sherlock starts working as a police consultant for NY City. He works with the girl to crack most-difficult NYPD cases.

  • IMDb rating: 7.9 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 141 episodes, 6 Seasons

Elemantary Crime Investigation Shows To Watch

  1. Bones (2005-2017)

Can you tell what really happens to a murder victim by looking at his bones? I’m sure you can’t but there is a person who can. Her name is Dr.Temperance Brennan who is a forensic anthropologist he possesses an ability to read clues from victim’s bones. Law enforcement calls her quite often when a case is quite difficult to crack. Her expertise plays a vital part in solving a case. She teams up with Special Agent Seeley Booth who doesn’t believe much on science and scientist but he respects the doctor.

  • IMDb rating: 7.9 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 246 episodes, 12 Seasons

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  1. Ms.Fisher Murder mysteries (2012-2015)

You will meet to a classic wit detective Phryne Fisher who is known for her skills and a pearl-handled pistol. She used to fight injustice during the 1920s in Melbourne. She fights crime as a part of her larger mission i.e. Make Murdoch Foyle pays for what he did to her younger sister. She always fights for the people who can’t help themselves such as missing girls and exploited workers.

  • IMDb rating: 8.4 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 34 episodes, 3 Seasons

Ms Fisher Murder Mysteries Shows

  1. Big Little Lies (since 2017)

It is an award-winning mystery tv series 2017 which you should watch.  This 7-episode based mini-drama tells a tale of murder and mischief in the beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. This town will describe the stories of three mothers –Madeline, Celeste, and Jane. You will try to know more about society’s myth about perfection, family fun, parenting, and sex. There are many secrets and lies which are kept by all families and you will explore them one by one.

  • IMDb rating: 8.6 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 7 episodes, 1 Season

Awardwinning Big Little Lies Best Crime Mystery Series

  1. Homeland (since 2011)

This is the Best crime mystery series you can watch. The show starts when Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home after he remained in captivity for 8 years. He seems okay but a lot of things have changed inside him. Carrie Mathison is a CIA agent who believes that Nicholas is not the person he was before. She starts chasing him and tries to prove her claim true. She is facing real-life challenges where the action of Nicholas can cause war and terror in the American land. This amazing tv drama has a lot of fun with secrets and mysteries you wish you knew before.

  • IMDb rating: 8.3 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 84 episodes, 7 Seasons

Homeland Best Mystery Crime Investigation Shows

  1. Endeavor (since 2013)

These British crime tv series uncover the newly forged relationship between Young DC Endeavour and his senior partner DI Fred Thursday. You will be able to look deep into the special cases which have a few clues but a partnership between these two men brings great help.

  • IMDb rating: 8.6 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 23 episodes, 5 Seasons

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  1. American Horror Story (since 2011)

Are you ready to take a step into a haunted house? You can do that simply by watching this show which moves around the Harmons, a family of three people who moves to Lose Angeles from Boston. This house is haunted by demonic creatures. The family has to face many life challenges and this house leaves a deep impact on their personality and psychology.

  • IMDb rating: 8.1 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 94 episodes, 8 Seasons

American Horror Stories Best Suspense Tv Shows

  1. The Sinner (since 2017)

It is one the best mystery tv shows in 2017 you can’t afford to miss. Detective Harry Ambrose comes to his hometown to solve a very bad crime i.e. an 11-year-old boy murdered his parents and there is no apparent motive. Now Ambrose has to solve the case. During the investigation, he comes to know the hidden darkness of his hometown and also to explore mysterious Vera who is a complicated part of this haunting puzzle.

  • IMDb rating: 8 / 10
  • Total Episodes: 16 episodes, 2 Seasons

The Sinner Best Mystery Tv Shows To Watch

  1. Murdoch Mysteries ( since 2008)

I must say that there are no other shows like Murdoch Mysteries as it has twists, dramas, puzzle and all fun you guys need. William Murdoch is a young detective who solves very difficult murder cases. He handles these cases through his latest forensic techniques and unique strategies. His fellow officer and boss don’t like the way he handles the murder. But he is the only one who solves the city’s most gruesome murders.

  • IMDb rating: 8.1/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 177 episodes, 12 Seasons

Murdoch Mysteries Best Suspense Mystery Shows

  1. 13 Reasons Why (since 2016)

It is the most recommended good tv shows to watch on Netflix. There are many youngsters who got bullied in their lives and they try to take their lives. But suicide is not the best option. The series gives the same message. But you will feel from your heart for its main character Hannah Baker for one season and in the second season, you explore some hidden truths, secrets and lies of Hannah. If you are looking for a show which can’t stop to surprise you then you should simply pick this amazing tv series.

  • IMDb rating: 8.1/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 26 episodes, 2 Seasons

13 Reasons Why Best Mystery Murder Shows

  1. Mr.Robot (since 2015)

Elliot is a computer programmer who has anti-social behavior. He works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is being hired by an underground group of hackers. His task is to bring down multinational companies and hurt the American economy. This show will tell you a tale which has its own kind of thrill.

  • IMDb rating: 8.6/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 32 episodes, 3 Season

Mr Robot Best Crime Mystery Tv Series

  1. The Night of (2016)

It is one of the top-rated HBO miniseries. This tv series unlocks a complex murder case with cultural and political touch. One Night, an innocent Pakistani-American College Student Nasir Naz khan meets a young woman. Later, he sets up for her murder. He has been taken into the custody for the murder of that woman. When he spends time in jail, he realizes that his attorney can’t bring justice to him. He has to get help from a particular inmate at Rikers Island.

  • IMDb rating: 8.6/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 8 episodes, 1 Season

The Night Off Best Crime Miniseries

  1. Collateral (2018)

If you like to watch a thriller tv series then you should start watching a 4 episode drama that starts when a  Pizza delivery driver is shot down in South London. This seems like a normal case at the start but later when Detective Inspector Kip Glasspie investigates the case then she exposes the dark side of London underworld.  You must watch this mystery miniseries, just to know what really happened. It is among the best miniseries to watch on Netflix.

  • IMDb rating: 6.7/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 4 episodes, 1 Season

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  1. Fortitude (since 2015)

It is a British Thriller Series that unlock the story of Fortitude which is a town in the Arctic different from other earth places. This town has zero crime rate until a research scientist is being killed. Investigation of this murder starts and police officers starts mistrusting one another. Member of the community is trying to understand the real terror which has been uncovered between them. At the same time, too much heat become a reason of record ice melt and it is the time when secrets are hidden under the Frozen landscape of Fortitude exposed.

  • IMDb rating: 7.4/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 3 Seasons

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31.Vera (since 2011)

This British Suspense tv series brings DCI Vera Stanhope who is quite intelligent. She works with her trusted right-hand man to solve interesting murder mysteries of the Northumberland landscape.

  • IMDb rating : 7.9/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 9 Seasons

Vera British Suspense Tv Series

  1. Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996)

You will be able to explore every single story of Idyllic Cabot Cove, Maine – murder capital of the United States. You would never hear of some murder cases which are being solved and narrated in this series. Don’t miss it, if you like puzzles and mystery tv series. Jessica Fletcher is a mystery writer and amateur detective who digs in all those cases and brings their facts to you.

  • IMDb rating :7.5/ 10
  • Total Episodes: 264 episodes,12 Seasons

33.The Mentalist (2008-2015)

Patrick Jane is an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. He likes to use new methods and techniques and doesn’t care about agency protocols. The guy is  on a hunt for Red John who is responsible for the murder of his wife and daughter. With his amazing observation power, he is able to solve crimes.

  • IMDb rating: 8.1/10
  • Total Episodes: 151 episodes, 7 Seasons

The Mentalist Best Crime Thriller Tv Series

  1. Prison Break (2005-2017)

If you like intellectual drama with puzzles, twists and drama then you should start watching this amazing crime thriller tv series named Prison Break. Michael Scofield is an intelligent engineer who is in a desperate situation. His brother Lincoln Burrows convicted for a crime and went to prison for death row. He never committed this crime and he is being set-up. Michaels holds up a bank to get himself Incarcerated with his brother in Fox River State Penitentiary. His main goal is to set his brother free from the prison. He helps him in prison break but his problem doesn’t solve. He has to deal with some other life-threatening scenario as well. You can watch this full-of-entertainment tv series on Netflix now.

  • IMDb rating: 8.4/10
  • Total Episodes: 90 episodes, 5 Seasons

Prison Break Most Popular Mystery Tv Shows To Watch

  1. The Twilight Zone (1958-1964)

It is one of the best Mystery shows of classic time of the 1980s. Each episode of this series includes horror or suspense tale with multiple twists. You will find the drama and comedy element in this show. Charles Aidman works as the show’s narrator for the first two seasons. Robin Ward took his place for next three seasons.

  • Total Episodes: 156 episodes, 5 Seasons
  • IMDb rating: 9/10

The Twilight Zone Old Mystery Tv Series

  1. Pretty Little Liars

It is a story of five young girls who used to remain friends before high school. One of their friends Alison went missing. Remaining four girls come together again in high school. They face a new set of challenges when they start getting anonymous text messages where A threatens them to expose all their secrets. You would be able to see the real faces of all the girls and their secrets/ lies during the show. It is one of the best teen tv shows you can watch.

  • Total Episodes: 160 episodes, 7 Seasons
  • IMDb rating: 7.5 /10

Pretty Little Liars Best Teen Suspense Drama To Watch

Wrap up

You have got a list of 35 best Mystery shows. Pick any show from the list and take an entry into a world of suspense, twist, and fun. Have you watched some other shows which are also inspired you? Feel free to share their names with me. I might like to add them to my list.

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