Movies and TV shows like Messiah 2001

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Messiah (2001)
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Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
TV show
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, deadly, race against time, crimes, crime, chases and races, police investigation, therapy, husband wife relationship, mystery, mole, forensics, murder, law enforcement, megalomaniac, journalist, betrayal, cyclist, policewoman, cook, easter, interrogation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, crime, police detective, murder and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Messiah: Chasing Shadows (2014), Whitechapel (2009), Those Who Kill (2011), True Detective (2014), Those Who Kill (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, partners, law enforcement, crime, deadly, missing person, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Whitechapel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Whitechapel is a British television drama series produced by Carnival Films, in which detectives in London's Whitechapel district deal with murders which replicate historical crimes. The first series was first broadcast in the UK on 2 February ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, victim, manhunt, crimes, law enforcement, team, forensics, murder, police station, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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Those Who Kill (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, forensics, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, profiler, deadly, crime, short lived, female protagonist, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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100%
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: bleak, realistic, clever, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, crime, neo noir, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: profiler, criminal psychologist, serial killer, police investigation, policewoman, police detective, crimes, psychiatrist, law enforcement, crime, forensics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, murder, deadly, crimes, policewoman, crime, law enforcement, female partner, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
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Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 47 min.
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Story: D.C.I. Langton takes charge when the body of would-be model Louise Pennell is found,sliced in half and with her mouth mutilated into a smile. D.C. Anna Travis discovers that newspaper journalist Richard Reynolds had received anonymous typed letters ...
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
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The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bilingual
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Country: UK
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Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
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Place: england, europe
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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Duration: 89 min.
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Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 90 min.
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Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Body Farm (2011)
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Beck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Beck follows the Swedish police officer Martin Beck and his partner Gunvald Larson investigating various crimes.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary
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29%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious
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