20 mystical detective series

Today’s selection is for those who like to mix genres – for example, add a decent portion of mysticism to a detective story. But so that the next day after watching the head does not hurt, we tried to find the most worthy TV shows of this kind. Here’s a list of the best mystery detective series – there’s a lot to look at, whether it’s tried-and-tested classics or new experimental projects.

Wake Up Call (2021)

The novelty of the mystical movie will surprise the viewer with the narration format – all episodes of the series are presented in the form of records of telephone conversations of the characters with each other and with a rescue service operator with a minimum of visual effects. This non-standard series is about people who call not only their relatives, but also themselves in the future and past in order to change their fate or prevent a general catastrophe . For example, the pilot of an airplane receives a call from the future. He is asked to kill all the passengers and die himself.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Calls

Actors:
Aubrey Plaza, Clancy Brown, Nicholas Brown…

Country:
France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Seekers of Truth (2020)

The new British series in the genre of detective and mysticism was closed after the first season, but still managed to be remembered for its exciting plot and specific English humor . A group of researchers are studying various strange events in the UK and put everything on the Internet. Their adventures are harmless until the heroes begin to guess that behind all the cases lies a more serious threat than the tricks of small ghosts .

Original title:
Truth Seekers

Actors:
Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Malcolm McDowell …

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Nancy Drew (2019 – 2021)

Nancy Drew, a girl with detective talents, recently graduated from high school. Soon she plans to leave her native land and go to college. However, some circumstances change the plans of the heroine – the admission has to be postponed. While solving family problems, Nancy becomes embroiled in a mysterious crime investigation . Moreover, she is the main suspect in this case, which smacks of mysticism and the intervention of paranormal forces.

Original title:
Nancy Drew

Actors:
Kennedy McMann, Lea Lewis, Maddison Jaizani …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Evil (2019 – 2021)

The main character of the American series in the genre of mystical detective story is clinical psychologist Kristen Bouchard. The girl leads an unusual murder case. The accused states that at the time of the crime he was possessed by evil spirits . The Catholic Church is interested in the same case, sending priest David Acosta to assess the situation. After meeting, both heroes begin to work as partners. The task of the newly minted team is to find out whether the atrocities are related to mysticism, or whether they have a more logical explanation.

Original title:
Evil

Actors:
Katya Herbers, Mike Colter, Michael Emerson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.6

Age Limits :
18+


Castle Rock (2018 – 2019)

This mystical American series is stuffed to capacity with references to the works of Stephen King , but is not a film adaptation of any of them. A small gloomy town is inhabited by residents, each of whom hides some secrets. The action begins to develop after the head of the Shawshank prison commits suicide, and a young man is found locked in a closed wing of a government institution. No one knows who he is, and there is no such prisoner on the prison lists. The boy himself only names the name of a lawyer who grew up in Castle Rock.

Original title:
Castle Rock

Actors:
Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Lizzy Caplan…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Twin Peaks (2017)

The legendary series with a high rating in the genre of mystical detective is watched in the same breath by more than one generation of viewers. In idyllic Twin Peaks, the body of high school student Laura Palmer is found. FBI agent Dale Cooper is sent to investigate a crime in the wilderness. With each series, the detective intrigue gains new momentum – the officer not only encounters mystical phenomena, but also learns shocking facts about local residents. It turns out that drug dealers , moths and even members of the Hong Kong mafia are hiding behind neat fences . So who killed Laura?

Original Title :
Twin Peaks

Cast:
Brittany Christine, Paul Inhorn, Aaron Sundstrom…

Country:
USA

Age Limit :
18+


Bronze Garden (2017 – 2019)

Events in the serial Argentinean thriller unfold over decades. Here there is a place for family secrets, unsolved murders and terrible legends. The main characters Fabian and Lila lost their daughter on the streets of the metropolis. Who and for what reason kidnapped the girl? The answer to this question will be sought by a couple along with an eccentric detective. Many years after the start of the investigation, mysterious details will begin to emerge, no less surprising than the disappearance of a child.

Original title:
El Jardín de Bronce

Actors:
Joaquin Furriel, Norma Aleandro, Daniel Fanego…

Country:
Argentina

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Dead Zone (2017 – 2019)

Our top mystical detective series will continue with a European thriller. Villefranche is located in such a wilderness that there is not even a mobile connection there. In a small settlement, there is a relatively high statistics of violent deaths. But who is cracking down on the inhabitants of the town, located on the edge of the forest? Corporate employees disposing of toxic waste here? Young members of eco-gangs, a ferocious beast or maybe a maniac ? A visiting investigator from the prosecutor’s office, along with provincial police officers, will sort out the oddities.

Original title:
Zone Blanche

Actors:
Sulian Brahim, Hubert Delattre, Lauren Capelluto …

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Stranger Things (2016 – 2019)

The atmospheric sci-fi series awakened nostalgia for the eighties in the audience with cool soundtracks and authentic visuals. The story in the cult TV show begins with amazing incidents – the disappearance of a schoolboy and the appearance in Hawkins of a strange girl with a tattoo on her arm. It soon becomes clear that these two events are connected by one mystical thread. And the reason for everything is the experiments in the local laboratory, which opened the gates to the other world where monsters live.

Original title:
Stranger Things

Actors:
Winona Ryder, David Harbor, Finn Wolfhard …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.4, IMDb – 8.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Case in Kettering (2016)

Stylish, intricate foreign mini-series that combines mystery and detective. The main character Anna Macy is a talented doctor suffering from a mental disorder. Often a woman has memory lapses, and she does not remember how she ended up in a particular place. So this time – Anna woke up in her hometown, where she left 15 years ago, after the disappearance of her friend. The girl will gradually plunge into the secrets of the past and remember the mysterious events on the eve of her departure from home.

Original title:
The Kettering Incident

Actors:
Elizabeth Debicki, Matthew Le Nevez, Henry Nixon…

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.8

Age limits :
16+


Fortitude (2015 – 2018)

In the small polar town of Fortitude, you cannot die – cemeteries are prohibited there, and it is too expensive to transport the dead. Yes, and lives in an international Arctic community a little more than 700 people. But in the district there are 3000 white and fluffy bears , and photogenic animals do not neglect cannibalism. However, clubfoot did not kill the environmental scientist by disemboweling him with a potato peeler. To help the local sheriff figure it out, an English forensic expert arrives in Fortitude, and in the meantime people begin to die one by one under mysterious circumstances.

Original title:
Fortitude

Actors:
Richard Dormer, Sophie Grobeul, Stanley Tucci …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Secrets of Silverheid (2015 – 2017)

Fans call this crime fantasy a treasure of Scandinavian cinema . Indeed, it is simply impossible to break away from an interesting series in the genre of mysticism and detective story. The suicide of her father forces police officer Eva to return to her native land in northern Sweden. She is going to quickly deal with the inheritance and leave. But the woman will have to stay behind to help the local law enforcement officers find the missing boy. Eva is sure that this disappearance has something to do with the disappearance of her daughter. According to the official version, the girl drowned 7 years ago, but the body was never found.

Original title:
Jordskott

Actors:
Mua Gammel, Joran Ragnerstam, Richard Forsgren …

Country:
Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Norway

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Hemlock Grove (2013 – 2015)

In our detective selection, there is another sensational project from the Netflix studio. The series will take viewers to a small town where creepy and strange things happen. Events develop after the death of a schoolgirl. Several teenagers begin an investigation and, after comparing the facts, come to the conclusion that this is not just a ridiculous death, but a cold-blooded murder. And eyewitnesses of the incident claim that a certain creature killed the girl.

Original title:
Hemlock Grove

Actors:
Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Sleepy Hollow (2013 – 2017)

The project will continue the list of the best series, successfully combining mysticism and detective with elements of comedy . In the TV show, the heroes of the famous story by Washington Irving come to life again. Ichabod Crane, who died in the war, 250 years after his death, awakens in the modern town of Sleepy Hollow. The mission of the officer is to protect humanity from the headless horseman who returned from the other world. And this is not the only messenger of the apocalypse – in addition to the guy looking for his head, ghosts, demons, witches and devils poured into the world in a crowd.

Original title:
Sleepy Hollow

Actors:
Tom Mison, Nicole Bahari, Orlando Jones…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.4

Age limits :
12+


Crickley Hall Mystery (2012)

British detective series with a non-linear plot captures the events of two eras at once – military and modern. Fearing for the state of mind of his wife, who is experiencing the disappearance of their youngest child, Gabe Kaley takes his family with him on a business trip to the province. An old mansion bears little resemblance to a cozy dwelling – the house is full of secrets and ghosts. Many years ago, a flood claimed the lives of children, and their souls still cannot find peace. What do the ghosts want from the new tenants, and why does the wife hear the voice of the missing son in Crickley Hall, where the family has never been before?

Original title:
The Secret of Crickley Hall

Actors:
Suranna Jones, Tom Ellis, Douglas Henshall …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Grimm (2011 – 2017)

Fairytale and mythical characters come to life in this mystical detective series, taking on real flesh. No one knows, but among people there are strange creatures, and only the elect can see their true appearance under the human shell. Such an extraordinary ability was discovered in himself by a detective from Portland. Recently, the cop found out that he is a descendant of evil spirits hunters. Now his mission is to protect the world of the living from sinister supernatural creatures.

Original title:
Grimm

Actors:
David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Outskirts House (2011)

In the top of mysticism and detective series, there is another foreign TV show where the past and the future are intertwined over five episodes. Three different families live in a mansion in an English village, but each in its own time. The first family lost their daughter in the 60s. In the 80s, her spirit comes into contact with a girl from another family. And in 2010, a young couple moves into the house, waiting for the birth of a baby. The series without bloody details and action makes you shudder more than once when watching, for which the drama received a lot of positive feedback from viewers.

Original title:
Marchlands

Actors:
Alex Kingston, Dean Andrews, Shelley Conn …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Secrets of Haven (2010 – 2015)

Are superpowers a gift or a curse? Residents of Haven consider any inexplicable events to be a curse. And the local sheriff attributes mystical incidents to a gas leak. FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in town to catch a fugitive and stays behind to deal with all the oddities. The policeman Nathan and the smuggler Duke will help her in the investigation. A detective series with elements of mysticism – a free adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Colorado Kid”.

Original title:
Haven

Actors:
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour …

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
12+


Gate (2010)

A detective mystical drama tells about a secluded settlement with unusual inhabitants. Gates is a clean, well-groomed town hidden in the mountains. Nick Monahan, appointed by the sheriff, arrives here along with his wife Sarah and children Charlie and Dana. Members of a small community are protected from the outside world by a fence and huge massive gates. However, life here is not as safe as it seems, and terrible secrets are hidden behind a beautiful picture.

Original title:
The Gates

Actors:
Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Supernatural (2005 – 2020)

Brothers Sam and Dean witness the mystical death of their mother. Upon learning that she was killed by a supernatural being, the boys’ father decides to find evil spirits and teach his children to fight monsters from hell. But time passes, and Sam leaves the family craft for college and a romantic relationship with a girl. However, a few years later, Dean is announced. He reports that their father is missing. The brothers set off in search of him, investigating otherworldly phenomena and fighting evil along the way.

Original title:
Supernatural

Actors:
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.4

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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