Shows Like Manifest

Shows Like Manifest

It seems like everyone is talking about Netflix these days. The streaming service offers thousands of original series and films, from comedy to drama, action to romance. And now they’ve added even more ways to enjoy their content.

But what shows are your favorite? If you’re like us, you’ve watched a few that have tickled your interest, and perhaps the all-star mystery drama, Manifest is one of them.

Manifest is centered around a commercial airliner that all of a sudden reappears after having been missing for five years.

Those that were aboard need to try and reintegrate into society, but they experience guiding voices and weird visions of events that haven’t happened yet. As the mystery unfolds, lots of secrets are revealed. 

But are there any shows similar to this? We take a look.

Shows Like Manifest

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror television series created by the Duffer brothers. The show premiered on July 15, 2016, on Netflix.

It stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson, Noah Schnapp as young Will Byers, and Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler.

The talent does not stop there and the cast is one of the major selling points. The show centers on four young friends who discover an extraterrestrial life form while exploring Hawkins Laboratory in 1980s Indiana.


Westworld is another mystery drama like Manifest which focuses on an intersection of the future and a cleverly reimagined past.

Here lies a wait for a world in which human appetite can be indulged and there are never any consequences. It stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, and Ed Harris.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a British anthology horror-thriller web television series created by Charlie Brooker. Each episode is based on a concept or short story by Charlie Brooker, often with additional contributions by other writers.

The first season was released on Netflix and subsequent seasons were released on successive Fridays.

It is essentially an anthology of stories of the high-tech multiverse where humanity’s innovations and dark instincts collide. Although the format is different, the dark mystery ties with Manifest well.

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is a USA Network television series created by Sam Esmail. The series revolves around Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber security engineer at E Corp whose life begins to unravel when he becomes involved in a group known as fsociety.

He soon discovers that his boss has been lying to him and that the company’s real agenda involves the infiltration of America’s power grid.

Twin Peaks

Twin peaks is an American supernatural crime drama television series developed for Showtime by Mark Frost and David Lynch.

The series originally aired between 1990 and 1991, concluding its run with two hour-long episodes. Since then, Lynch has expressed his desire to make a feature film sequel to the series.

Pretty Little Liars

If you loved the mystery of Manifest, look no further than Pretty Little Liars. This show is about a group of girls who attend a private school called Rosewood High School.

They soon find themselves being stalked by someone who wants to expose their darkest secrets. And just like in Manifest, we don’t know much about the why. 

Lost Girl

Lost Girl

Lost Girl is a Canadian fantasy drama television series produced by Showcase Television in association with Shaw Media.

The series follows Bo, a succubus—a female demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman—who works for the Fae police force.

13 Reasons Why

13 reasons why is an American teen drama television series that premiered on March 31, 2017, on Netflix.

Based on Jay Asher’s best-selling novel of the same name, the series was developed for television by Brian Koppelman and Andrew Marcus.

The series tells the story of Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), a teenager struggling to cope with the death of his mother Hannah (Katherine Langford), and his involvement in her suicide pact.

The drama in this series matches Manifest and so if you want something that is going to keep you going back for more, this is the show for you.


Travelers is a science fiction series starring Eric McCormack as Grant MacLaren, who is sent back in time with other “travelers,” to try and change the future and stop an apocalyptic breakdown of society from happening.

The time travel themes link with Manifest but the people from the future join the present society by taking over the bodies of people who are near death to minimize the impact of their actions on the future they are trying to change.

The Man In The High Castle

The man in the high castle is an American science fiction drama television series created by Frank Spotnitz.

The series depicts what would happen to America following a third World War caused by a military conflict between Germany and Japan. 


Sense8 is a program similar to Manifest about a group of people around the world who can see, hear, and feel what every member of the group does.

The group is known as “sensates” and they eventually learn that there is an organization that is trying to eradicate them.

Sense8 stars Jamie Clayton, Brian J. Smith,  Bae Doona, Max Riemelt, and Toby Onwumere. It tells a heartfelt story of diversity and uses some of the best talents in the industry.


Outlander is a 2014 historical fiction television series based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Diana Gabaldon. Set in 1743, it is the first part of a planned seven-book cycle, though only six books were made into episodes.

The series focuses on Claire Randall, a married combat nurse during the Seven Years’ War who finds herself mysteriously swept back in time to the Scottish Highlands in 1603; she quickly learns that she is caught up in a centuries-old war.

The Magicians

The magicians is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series inspired by Lev Grossman’s book trilogy The Magicians.

The series revolves around Quentin Coldwater, a college student who discovers he has magical abilities after being accidentally tapped as the next Dark Lord.

He enrolls at Brakebills University, where he meets fellow students Julia, Margo, Penny, Alice, Eliot, and Josh, all of whom also possess magic powers.

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed watching these shows like Manifest.

We know you might not like every one of them, but with similar themes, character relationships, and more, we hope we have provided you with your next binge-session favorite.

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