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The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix 

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Updated May 15, 2020 8.9k votes 1.3k voters 80k views 73 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

Premiered: 2010

Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The brilliant yet insensitive detective ...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

Premiered: 2013

Broadchurch (ITV, 2013) is a British serial crime drama television series created by Chris Chibnall. Police detectives DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) ...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

Premiered: 2017

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. FBI agents Holden Ford ...more

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Dark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel

Premiered: 2017

Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

Premiered: 2005

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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The OA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson

Premiered: 2016

The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. After missing for seven years, Prairie (Brit Marling) reappears with her ...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

Premiered: 2006

Dexter (Showtime, 2006) is an American crime drama mystery series developed by James Manos Jr., based on the 2004 novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. When he's not doing forensic work ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

Premiered: 2011

Person of Interest (CBS, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan. An ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) and a wealthy programmer (Michael Emerson) save ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Premiered: 2013

The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon Bokenkamp. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, a high-profile criminal (James Spader) volunteers ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

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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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott

Premiered: 2017

The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds, based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr. Police detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) investigates ...more

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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

Premiered: 2013

Bates Motel (A&E, 2013) is an American psychological horror drama television series based on characters from the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. After his father's sudden death, teenager ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

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) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

Premiered: 2014

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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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh

Premiered: 2017

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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Hinterland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries

Premiered: 2014

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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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

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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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

Premiered: 2014

Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan. Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn

Premiered: 1990

Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990) is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch and, despite being canceled after two seasons, sparked a cult following that ...more

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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas

Premiered: 2018

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. A fractured family confronts ...more

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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine

Premiered: 2006

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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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Cameron Britton

Premiered: 2017

Manhunt (Spectrum, 2017) is an American drama miniseries created by Andrew Sodroski. The anthology series features fictionalized accounts of famous manhunts, from the Unabomber to the Olympic ...more

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

Premiered: 2015

Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. A family of adult siblings find their past secrets and ...more

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The 4400 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick John Flueger

Premiered: 2004

The 4400 (USA Network, 2004) is an American science fiction television series created by René Echevarria and Scott Peters. After 4,400 missing individuals mysteriously reappear, federal ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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