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The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix 

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Updated January 30, 2020 8.2k votes 1.1k voters 59.3k views 85 items

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Here are the best mystery shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for detective shows or whodunits, this list of TV mysteries currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series. What are the best mystery series to watch on Netflix? Vote up the best mystery shows on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. And if you like these series, be sure to check out the best mystery movies on Netflix.

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker
Broadchurch is a British television drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. The ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
The OA
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson
The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott
The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico, Virginia. The ...more

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Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, J├Ârdis Triebel
Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more

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Father Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Father Brown is a British television period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January 2013. It features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. The series is ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette
NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more

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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot
Bates Motel is an American drama thriller television series developed for television by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin and Anthony Cipriano, and produced by Universal Television for the cable network ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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How to Get Away with Mur... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American legal thriller television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five ...more

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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The first season, The Haunting of ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Twin Peaks
Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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Hinterland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries
Y Gwyll, titled Hinterland in the English-language version (S4C, 2013), is a Welsh noir police detective drama series created by Ed Talfan and Ed Thomas. Troubled Detective Chief Inspector Tom ...more

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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to ...more

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Manhunt: Unabomber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery Channel, 2017) is an American drama miniseries created by Andrew Sodroski. The series depicts the true story of the FBI's hunt for the man known as the Unabomber ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh
13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more

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The Gift is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Beren Saat, Mehmet Gunsur, Metin Akdulger
The Gift (Netflix, 2019) is a Turkish drama fantasy series. A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its ...more
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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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The 4400 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick John Flueger
The 4400 is a science fiction TV series produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with BSkyB, Renegade 83, and American Zoetrope for USA Network. The show was created and ...more

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