Knives Out” began as a simple eponymous movie directed by Rian Johnson in 2019, but thanks to its incredible success among Netflix users, the thriller ended up becoming a popular franchise with three installments.

The third drama, titled “Wake Up Dead Man“, will arrive on the platform at some point in 2025 and will feature major stars, including Daniel Craig, who will return to bring life and voice to the investigator Benoit Blanc.

Each of the productions has stood out as a modern homage to classic mystery and murder stories in the style of Agatha Christie, with a fresh and contemporary approach. Check out 15 series of this style…

Top 15 Knives Out-style series to stream in the US

  • Only Murders in the Building (2021- Present)

Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth.

Cast | Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Amy Ryan, Cara Delevingne, Paul Rudd, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Jane Lynch, Meryl Streep, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Cyril Creighton, Teddy Coluca, Jayne Houdyshell and more.

Available on Hulu.

  • Broadchurch (2013 – 2017)

When the corpse of an 11-year-old British boy, Danny Latimer, is found bloodied and dirty on an idyllic beach, a small Dorset community becomes the focus of a police investigation and media madness. Out-of-town Detective Inspector Alec Hardy gets the point position over Detective Sgt.

Cast | David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Carolyn Pickles, Arthur Darvill, Charlotte Beaumont, Adam Wilson, Matthew Gravelle, Jonathan Bailey, Joe Sims, Simone McAullay and more.

Available on Prime Video.

  • The Mentalist (2008 – 2015)

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at “reading” people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Cast | Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, John Troy Donovan, Rockmond Dunbar, Joe Adler, Michael Gaston, Gregory Itzin, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Emily Swallow and more.

Available on Hulu.

  • The Undoing (2020)

Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.

Cast | Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Noah Jupe, Edgar Ramírez, Lily Rabe, Matilda De Angelis, Edan Alexander, Michael Devine, Donald Sutherland, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Madeline Faye Santoriello and more.

Available for purchase or rental on iTunes, Google Play and Vudu. Otherwise it can be viewed live on Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV and DIRECTV STREAM Entertainment + HBO.

  • Sherlock (2012 – 2017)

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Cast | Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington, Andrew Scott, Jonathan Aris, Vinette Robinson, Lindsay Duncan, Tanya Moodie, Yasmine Akram and more.

Available on Hulu and BritBox.

  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2012 – 2015)

Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life.

Cast | Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings, Tammy Macintosh, Anthony J. Sharpe, Richard Bligh, Travis McMahon, Ruby Rees, Miriam Margolyes, Nicholas Bell and more.

Available on Prime Video, Acorn TV and Hoopla.

  • The Society (2019)

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

Cast | Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jacques Colimon, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Kristine Froseth, José Julián, Alex MacNicoll, Toby Wallace, Jack Mulhern, Spencer House and more.

Available on Netflix.

  • Veronica Mars (2004 – 2019)

In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.

Cast | Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Teddy Dunn, Michael Muhney, Tina Majorino, Brandon Hillock, Kyle Gallner, Tessa Thompson and more.

Available on Hulu.

  • The Fall (2013 – 2016)

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

Cast | Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Aisling Franciosi, Niamh McGrady, Bronagh Waugh, Stuart Graham, Sarah Beattie, Bronagh Taggart, Valene Kane, Emmett J Scanlan, David Beattie and more.

Available on Prime Video, Acorn TV, Sundance Now, AMC+, BritBox and Hoopla.

  • Lie To Me (2009 – 2011)

The world’s leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his skills also make it easier for him to deceive others.

Cast | Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, Mekhi Phifer, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Kristen Ariza, Jennifer Marsala, Jennifer Beals, Tim Guinee and more.

Available on Hulu.

  • One Of Us Is Lying (2021 – 2023)

The story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Cast | Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Jess McLeod, Melissa Collazo, Sara Thompson, Alimi Ballard, Jacque Drew, Karim Diane, Zenia Marshall, Barrett Carnahan, Martin Bobb-Semple and more.

Available on Peacock.

  • The White Lotus (2021 – Present)

Follow the exploits of various guests and employees at an exclusive tropical resort over the span of a week as with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself.

Cast | Jennifer Coolidge, Jon Gries, F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Meghann Fahy, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Sabrina Impacciatore, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Leo Woodall and more.

Available on Hulu and Max.

  • The Flight Attendant (2020 – 2022)

Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes in her hotel room hungover from the night before in Dubai with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened.

In New York, she is met by FBI agents who question her about her recent layover in Bangkok. Still unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.

Cast | Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Griffin Matthews, Rosie Perez, Audrey Grace Marshall, Deniz Akdeniz, T.R. Knight, Michelle Gomez, Colin Woodell, Michiel Huisman, Callie Hernandez, Merle Dandridge and more.

Available on Max.

  • Poker Face (2023)

This mystery-of-the-week series follows Charlie Cale, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.

Cast | Natasha Lyonne, Benjamin Bratt, Simon Helberg, Pedro Hollywood, Adrien Brody, Ron Perlman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tim Blake Nelson, Chloë Sevigny, Ellen Barkin, Hong Chau, Nick Nolte, Charles Melton, Dascha Polanco and more.

Available on Peacock.

  • The Sinner (2017 – 2021)

In a small New York town, a haunted detective hunts for answers about perplexing crimes while wrestling with his own demons.

Cast | Bill Pullman, Jessica Hecht, Dohn Norwood, Adam LeFevre, Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, Carrie Coon, Frances Fisher, Alice Kremelberg, Natalie Paul, Eddie Martinez, Abby Miller, Matt Bomer and more.

Available on Netflix.