Special agents on the hunt: 20 series about FBI agents

What the FBI does, any viewer will explain to you. For many years, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been preventing terrorist attacks and catching criminals without leaving the screens. And they are not chasing after some petty scammers, but after frightening maniacs with their ingenuity, sharks of financial fraud, the best minds of the criminal world and cybercriminals. Therefore, the plots of the series about the FBI are so diverse and are really entertaining. Choose and watch!

Clarissa (2021)

The action of the new movie takes place a year after the events of the sensational “Silence of the Lambs” – in 1993. The plot of the sequel is dedicated to the FBI special agent Clarissa Starling, investigating the most terrible cases. Fighting demons in reality – rapists, maniacs and pedophiles, a woman also experiences personal traumas from childhood. Clarissa also overcomes various difficulties, trying not to become a victim of behind-the-scenes games in the service and dispel the prejudice against herself of some colleagues.

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

Original title:  
Clarice

Genre:
Detective, thriller, crime

Actors:  
Rebecca Breeds, Michael Cudlits, Lucca De Oliveira…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:  
18+


Prodigal Son (2019 – 2021)

The series about the FBI and serial killers in the thriller genre received excellent reviews from viewers and hit the top detective TV shows. A talented psychologist, Agent Malcolm Bright, is well versed in behavioral motives. However, childhood trauma does not allow a young man to reveal his abilities to the fullest. And there is a reason for this: his father, who is serving a sentence for murder, is one of the most famous maniacs of recent years. On duty, Malcolm will have to turn to his father for help, and perhaps this will make his son remember something terrible that keeps his mind.

Original title:  
Prodigal Son

Genre:  
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:  
Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


The Enemy Within (2019)

The protagonist of the drama series is Erica Shepherd, a former FBI employee. Under the threat of killing her daughter, the woman was forced to reveal to the Russian terrorist the names of several agents. For treason, the woman was sentenced to life imprisonment. However, three years later, the secret services will need her help to catch a restless dangerous criminal who is preparing to launch new terrorist strikes.

Original title:
The Enemy Within

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jeffrey …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.1


FBI (2018 – 2021)

An action-packed detective series about FBI agents tells about the inner workings of a secret organization. Every day, employees of the New York office stand guard over the security of the country and its citizens. In the center of the plot are two agents. Maggie Bell is a hereditary cop who recently lost her husband, and Omar Adom Zidane is her partner, a native of a criminal district, a man whose actions are closely monitored by management.

Original title:
FBI

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Missy Peregrym, Zico Zaki, Jeremy Sisto …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.9


Illusion (2018)

The performances of the master of illusions Cameron Black amazed the audience and aroused the envy of competitors who tried to expose the magician . And once they succeeded. So Cameron ended his career as an illusionist , and his twin brother went to prison on a false charge. The artist decides to get his brother out of prison . Seeing the crime news on TV, the man goes to the scene of the crime. There, using logic and a sharp mind, he helps the detectives solve a difficult case. The FBI recruits the guy as a consultant, which gives Black hope to deal with the family issue.

Original title:  
Deception

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:  
16+


Mindhunter (2017 – 2019)

A foreign series about the FBI and maniacs that existed in reality, allowed you to look into the sick mind of serial killers, which deserved high ratings. The plot takes place in the 1970s, when the department of behavioral psychology appeared at the FBI – a science that analyzes the actions of maniacs in order to catch them in the future. Several agents begin to travel to US prisons and interview those convicted of brutal murders.

Original title:  
Mindhunter

Genre:  
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:  
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.6

Age restrictions:  
16+


Amnesia (2017 – 2020)

The action of the series begins its development with the disappearance of FBI agent Emily Brin. The girl is declared dead, the suspect is convicted, and her husband has married another woman. Six years later, Emily is found in an abandoned house . She does not remember anything about what happened, only fragments of terrible memories that are difficult to put together in a single picture. In search of a clue to her disappearance, a woman comes under the gun of the police, as a suspect in a string of horrific murders, and goes on the run.

Original title:  
Absentia

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Stana Katic, Patrick Huisinger, Neil Jackson…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:  
16+


Base Quantico (2015 – 2018)

The American series tells about the work of the FBI in training secret and full-time agents of the bureau. Recruits arrive at the military base in Quantico. These are energetic young people with various talents and abilities. The goal of base manager Miranda Shaw is to select the best of the best for further training. The task is not easy, because each student has a lot of official and personal secrets, and one of them will later become a suspect in planning a terrorist act.

Original title:
Quantico

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jake McLaughlin, Joanna E. Braddy …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
16+


Blind Spot (2015 – 2020)

A large bag is found in Times Square, and in it is a woman who does not remember how she got into this situation and who she is. She is taken to the New York FBI office and invited by an agent whose name is embossed on her back. And the girl has more than one tattoo – the whole body is covered with them. The drawings are clues to the investigation of murders and other crimes. Bureau employees will have to try to solve this puzzle and understand who the stranger is – the victim or accomplice.

Original title:  
Blindspot

Genre:  
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:  
Jamie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Audrey Esparza …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:  
16+


Legends (2014 – 2015)

The next series in our top is a story about an undercover FBI detective. Martin is a transformation specialist. He is able to completely get used to someone else’s personality, changing not only the appearance, but also the manner of speech and voice. This ability makes him a valuable member of the FBI, but a miserable man. With each new “legend” it becomes more and more difficult for a man to return to his real self, and the boundaries between reality and the game are blurred. And now he no longer knows who he really is – a person with psychological problems or a special “project” of the bureau.

Original title:
Legends

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Sean Bean, Morris Chestnut, Eli Larter …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.5


Followers (2013 – 2015)

Former college professor Joe Carol, now a maniac convicted of numerous murders, wasted no time in spending evenings in the prison library. While imprisoned, the man united his fans, creating a whole network of copycat killers. It was they who helped the criminal escape. The FBI invites Ryan Hardy – the one who once caught a dangerous intellectual. However, this time it will be more difficult to complete the task, because imitators of the criminal are everywhere, even among the servants of the law.

Original title:
The Following

Genre:
Horror, thriller, drama

Actors:
Kevin Bacon, Sean Ashmore, James Purefoy…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Blacklist (2013 – 2021)

According to the plot of the series, one of the most wanted criminals in the world, Raymond Reddington, suddenly surrenders to the FBI. During interrogation at the headquarters, he declares that he is ready to help law enforcement agencies with the arrest of the most dangerous figures in the criminal world. However, Raymond has one condition – Elizabeth Keen will conduct the case. He claims that despite the fact that the girl is young and inexperienced, she has extraordinary abilities.

Original title:
The Blacklist

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Hannibal (TV series 2013 – 2015)

The next one on our list is one of the best FBI series according to viewers. The intellectual thriller fully reveals the personality of the cult character Dr. Hannibal. In the center of the plot is Will, the most capable FBI profiler. Due to a mental disorder, a man manages to understand psychopathic criminals and what drives them, getting used to each image individually. However, not all villains are so easy to catch. The Profiler turns to Dr. Lector for help to work out the killer’s psychological profile and Will’s deepest problems together.

Original title:  
Hannibal

Genre:
Detective, thriller, crime

Actors:  
Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.5

Age restrictions:  
18+


Graceland (2013 – 2015)

Undercover agents from various US intelligence agencies, such as the FBI, NSA, and Customs, live together in a confiscated California beach house known as Graceland. Officers solve matters of national importance, as well as their own personal problems. The main rule of Graceland is no secrets. But, if the essence of your activity is to lie all the time, working undercover, then secrets appear by themselves.

Original title:  
Graceland

Genre:  
Action, drama, crime

Actors:  
Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


Premonition (2012 – 2015)

The plot introduces us to a great original – the brilliant professor of neuroscience Daniel Pierce. Thanks to schizophrenia, a man is able to catch connections that the consciousness of a healthy person cannot track. Therefore, he is invited to work in the bureau by a former student, Kate Moretti. It is worth watching how the eccentric hero of the series about intricate investigations will help the FBI due to his ability to see the villain through the mask thrown by him and unravel people’s emotions.

Original title:  
Perception

Genre:  
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:  
Eric McCormack, Rachel Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:  
16+


White Collar (2009 – 2014)

The light detective series follows FBI agent Peter Burke and the once elusive, highly intelligent criminal Neil Caffrey. After the arrest of the second, Burke offers him cooperation instead of a prison cell. After all, the one who broke the law can be a great helper in catching the same bad guys. So Neil gets a second chance, but it’s not so easy to give up old habits and not fall into the networks of the underworld again.

Original title:  
White Collar

Genre:  
Detective, crime, drama, comedy

Actors:  
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:  
12+


Edge (2008 – 2013)

The series with a bias in the paranormal introduces the viewer to Olivia Dunham, a young and ambitious employee of the FBI special department. The investigation of a mysterious case falls on her shoulders – the death of the passengers of the plane , who never reached their destination. Olivia approaches an eccentric scientist who is being treated in a psychiatric hospital . Together with him and his son Peter, she will plunge into the abyss of mystical secrets and conspiracies.

Original title:  
Fringe

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama

Actors:  
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble …

Country:  
USA, Canada

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.4

Age restrictions:  
16+


Criminal Minds (2005 – 2020)

Jason Gideon runs an elite group of profilers who analyze information on the most dangerous criminals in the country. The department’s employees use sometimes controversial but effective methods to track down and apprehend a person who breaks the law. The series breaks away from the usual format, focusing more on the killers and their victims than on other characters, allowing you to see the cause and effect of the most terrible crimes.

Original title:  
Criminal Minds

Genre:  
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:  
Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook …

Country:  
USA, Canada

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:  
16+


Bones (2005 – 2017)

Strong and independent, Dr. Temperance Brennan is an excellent anthropologist. With her giftedness and knowledge of the bones, the young woman helps investigate cold cases. The FBI sends her a little strange but brave City Booth as her partners. Each of the cases they get is bizarre and confusing, but the pair always get the job done.

Original title:
Bones

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:
16+


4isla (2005 – 2010)

An unusual series about the FBI will introduce the viewer to an interesting tandem of the main characters. Don and Charlie Epps are brothers who work together. The first is one of the best FBI officers, a brave and uncompromising man. The second is a professor of mathematics , confident that with the help of numbers and algorithms, any criminal can be calculated. At a time when the crime is in danger of remaining forever unsolved, Don turns to his brother for help.

Original title:
Numb3rs

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
David Krumholtz, Rob Morrow, Judd Hirsh…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.9

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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