‘Manhunt: Unabomber’, created by Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente, and Tony Gittelson, is a highly riveting crime drama miniseries. It features Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany in the lead roles. The show is a fictional narration of the FBI’s search and eventual capture of the Unabomber during the 1990s. In this miniseries, we witness how the newly recruited criminal profiler, agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerld is given the assignment of tracking down the notorious domestic terrorist. The episodes also depict Fitz’s struggles as he gets into conflicts with the bureaucracy of the Unabom Task Force (UTF) for his unconventional methods. However, his fresh approach and techniques ultimately lead to the capture of the Unabomber.
Immediately after its release, fans began demanding that they need more shows similar to ‘Manhunt: Unabomber‘. Now, if you also fall in that league, then let me tell you that there are several titles that are similar in tone and style to this little gem. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Mindhunter (2017-)
Created by Joe Penhall, ‘Mindhunter’ is an adaptation of a book based on true events, namely ‘Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit’, compiled by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The show takes us to 1977 when criminal psychology and criminal profiling were still at the early stages of their genesis. These techniques had not been officially adopted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation yet. However, two pioneering agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench, accompanied by psychologist Wendy Carr, contribute to the formation of FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit within the Training Division at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The episodes chronicle how the protagonists travel to various prisons, interview imprisoned serial killers, and try to understand their thought process. They attempt to use this knowledge in order to solve several ongoing cases.
9. Forensic Files (1996-2011)
‘Forensic Files‘ introduces us to some of the most adept technical experts as they embark on one mission — to prove there is no such thing as a perfect crime. In this true crime documentary, eagle-eyed forensic specialists gather to put together the tiniest of clues left behind by criminals. Accompanied by fictional re-creations, alternate versions of the incidents and crime scene adaptations, each episode of the show concludes with a legal resolution for the case. The primary focus of the series is to show how the art of forensic science can be used to solve violent crimes, make-believe accidents and disease outbreaks.