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What are the best TV shows like Mindhunter?

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Ella Grant

What goes inside the mind of a killer? This is a question that law enforcement officers and criminal profilers have long scrambled to find the answer to. In their pursuit of the truth, it often leads them down dark and dangerous paths. It also happens to make for some really compelling entertainment that will keep you on the edge of your seats. This is evident in Mindhunter, a show that goes out of its way to offer you a glimpse into what goes on in the minds of serial killers. It's going to be a while before we see a new season from the hit Netflix serial killer show. You're probably like our friend, Ella Grant, and this has left you pining for more TV shows like Mindhunter. We got you, fam! Check out the list of some of the best TV shows like Mindhunter below and scratch that crime thriller itch!

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  1. 1Luther

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    Luther provides a gritty, street-level approach to catching serial killers that you might have been wanting from Mindhunter. The stakes are higher and time is of the essence in this gripping crime drama led by none other than Idris Elba.

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  1. 2Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

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    Mindhunter navigates the early days of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). In Criminal Minds, you will see the BAU in its fully developed state, being utilized to solve crimes and catching criminals. In the latest incarnation of the long-running series, Beyond Borders, it sees the show going international.

  2. 3Broadchurch

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    After you're done watching Mindhunter, give Broadchurch a try. This time, the focus is on the aftereffect of crimes on the victims and their loved ones. The show provides a closer look into how they deal with grief and the unwanted attention they get from the media.

  1. 4Dexter

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    If Mindhunter attempted to probe into the minds of serial killers, Dexter gives you front-row seats and takes you along the journey of one, all from a first-person perspective. It's unique, mildly disturbing, and really enjoyable to watch.

  2. 5The Mentalist

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    If you combine Mindhunter with Sherlock Holmes and add some wit and charm to it, you get The Mentalist. It's a show about an independent consultant who uses his sharp skills of observation to help the FBI solve crimes.

  3. 6Hannibal

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    Hannibal is based on the famous Red Dragon novels that introduced us to the cannibalistic serial killer, Hannibal Lecter. You can think of this show as a more stylized and visceral version of Mindhunter. If this is your first outing with this character, you're in for quite a ride.

  4. 7The Following

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    Do you know what Mindhunter's Holden Ford and The Following's Ryan Hardy have in common? They both take things too far in their obsession with the case and it comes at a personal cost for both of them. Plus, Kevin Bacon's in it so, yeah.

  5. 8The Fall

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    The Fall shows you how two opposing forces can sometimes end up being two sides of the same coin. Just as Holden Ford gets too personally involved with the criminals that he studies, so does Stella Gibson while she hunts and attempts to capture Paul Spector.

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    Anonymous
    July 19, 2018
    "Idk why im so fascinated with crazy, deep shit like criminals and murder scenes. Get me, not a pyscho freak tho. Just appreciating the reality in death and crimes like these and i would say Criminal Minds is one way of seeing that "reality". If ur also looking for crime scenes and intense killer chase spree then this show is also for u."
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    Anonymous
    July 19, 2018
    "I've watched Mindhutner and i would say that this tv show perfectly fits this list. Luther is an action-filled crime and mytery show that really takes the viewers on a thrilling ride through murder investigations and horrifying crime scenes. I love how this show is even on the top of the list. Deserving! 👍👍👍"
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    Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    "Tbh I've finished this seires in a span of two months! Take note, i was studfying at the time. Dexter is my one of a kind go-to series when Im craving for some psychotic and drama-filled show. It really is a great show to be paired with Mindhunter!"
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    Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    "Hannibal is not my favorite series but if ur looking for a Mindhunter-like show then Hannibal fits the shoes. I like how the flow of the story is, refreshing and smart and I can only savor every crime-related detail of every episode."
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    Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    "i just finished watching this series nad I can truly see the resemblance to Mindhunter. (Yes, i binge watch crime and mystery shows cause i have no social life lol) anyway, it was compelling and the plot is thick."
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    The Mentalist
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    Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    "I can see how Broadchurch belongs to this list. Like Mindhunter, it also has the thrilling mystery and crime procedurals. It makes the veiwers think deeper into the stories... A real drama for crime lovers!"
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    Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    "If u want an exposure to hard crime drama like Mindhunter, I strongly agree that The following is a must-watch series too. i lost count on how many times ive been dumbfounded by this show. lol"
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    Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    "Mindhunter and TRhe Fall has this in common - both are surprisingly chilling that it makes me want to binge watch all episodes!!"
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    The Fall
This list is about What are the best TV shows like Mindhunter
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1LutherTV Shows 11 Paid
2Criminal Minds: Beyond BordersTV Shows 10 Paid
3BroadchurchTV Shows 8 Paid
4DexterTV Shows 7 Paid
5The MentalistTV Shows 6 Paid
6HannibalTV Shows 5 Paid
7The FollowingTV Shows 5 Paid
8The FallTV Shows 4 Paid
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