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Numb3rs (2005)
 6.9
 37K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, suspense
Plot: genius, prodigy, fbi, crime, mathematics, police detective, profiler, search, mathematician, murder investigation, crimes, research, law enforcement, workplace, mystery, parents and children, police investigation, partners against crime, female agent, crime investigation, siblings relations, partners, deadly, fellow agent, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, campus

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Most similar movies to Numb3rs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, crime, police investigation, murder, police detective and partners mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Numb3rs: The Mentalist (2008), Criminal Minds (2005), Perception (2012), Scorpion (2014), Unforgettable (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 151K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 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.
Style: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, danger, partners, serial killer, murder, psychic, crime, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 136K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, murder, crime, intelligence, special agents, law enforcement, profiler, team, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, intellectual, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fbi, intelligence, riddles and clues, prodigy, investigation, talented, genius, professor, crime, investigator, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.1
 42K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, computers and web, problem solving, science, computer genius, save the world, danger, society, partners against crime, friendship, nerd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.8
 15K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: policewoman, police detective, police investigation, partners, prodigy, fighting crime, crimes, female detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, haunted by the past, photographic memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 103K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, uncover truth, deception, talented, research, dishonesty, human nature, crimes, team, crime investigation, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 31K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, investigation, frame up, ex convict, murder, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, partners against crime, forensics, female protagonist, crimes, murder investigation, police detective, best friends, partners, policewoman, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, danger, teamwork, expert, scientist, investigator, mystery, police detective, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, kidnapping, murder, fbi, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, track down, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, power relations, deadly, partners, mind game, crime, workplace situations, murder, judiciary, judge, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 2K
Boomtown (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each episode of this series, set in contemporary Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: murder, police investigation, workplace, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, media, district attorney, corrupt cop, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, police investigation, profiler, partners against crime, crime, computers and web, riddles and clues, special agents, evidence, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 1K
The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, haunted by the past, mystery, rookie, deadly, dark past, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: law and order, police investigation, legal action, legal, murder, fighting crime, courtroom drama, courtroom, district attorney, workplace, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police detective, police investigation, partners, deadly, fighting crime, law enforcement, mystery, crime, crimes, crime investigation, buddy cop, loss of lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 9.0
 431K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: clever, realistic, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.9
 954
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, hunt down, crime, chases and races, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 11K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, twists and turns, tense
Plot: homicide detective, police investigation, crimes, police detective, policewoman, lapd, fighting crime, police station, workplace, coworker, investigator, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 88K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, who done it, crime, multiple suspects, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, coworker, parents and children, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 1K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, disability, law enforcement, power relations, urban, fighting crime, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 145
The Handler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Handler is a crime series created by Canadian writer-producer Chris Haddock, airing in the United States on CBS in the 2003-04 season. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: fbi, crime, special agents, officers and cadets, law enforcement, working undercover, undercover, government agency, basic training, undercover agent, crime solving, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 11K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, loneliness, police investigation, crime, murder investigation, drinking problem, mystery, life is a bitch, small town, forensics, depression, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: homicide detective, police detective, crime, investigator, policewoman, law enforcement, sexism, police station, police investigation, murder, boss, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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 ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, hunt down, murder, murder investigation, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, crimes, danger, special agents, forensics, profiler, intelligence, team, human nature, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 5K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, unconventional method, honest law enforcer, deadly, female detective, sergeant, danger, workplace, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, forensics, fighting crime, murder, police detective, mystery, crime, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, drug cartel, corruption, police investigation, social problems, secret, partners, deadly, characters in danger, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%