Movies and TV shows like The Killing 2007

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The Killing (2007)
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The Killing (2007)
Original name: Forbrydelsen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode covering twenty-four hours of the investigation. The series is noted for its plot twists, season-long storylines, dark tone and for giving equal emphasis to the story of the murdered victim's family alongside the police investigation. It has also been singled out for the photography of its Danish setting, and for the acting ability of its cast.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, crimes, investigator, family problems, deadly, suspicion, dishonesty, strong female character, partners, crime, who done it, law enforcement, dealing with death, victim, engaged, police investigation, grief, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, afghanistan, copenhagen denmark

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Most similar movies to The Killing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, police detective, murder and deadly mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Killing: The Bridge (2011), Broadchurch (2013), Vera (2011), Top of the Lake (2013), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, crime, police investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, coworker, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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97%
 8.6
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The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, mind game, police detective, murder, multiple suspects, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, police investigation, forensics, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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100%
 8.4
 77K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, small town, uncover truth, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, loss of son, murder investigation, murder, partners, parents and children, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 7K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, criminal, murder mystery, british police, mystery, crime investigation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, bleak, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, missing child, crime, disappearance, female detective, life is a bitch, self discovery, sexual abuse, buried truth, mystery, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: missing person, police investigation, police detective, cold case, uncover truth, partners against crime, partners, disappearance, crime, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.8
 7K
The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, bilingual
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, partners, forensics, marital problem, crimes, social worker, serial killer, hunt down, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Those Who Kill (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: forensics, police detective, police investigation, serial killer, crime, law enforcement, deadly, female protagonist, short lived, crimes, bodies, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.9
 11K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
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: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crime, murder investigation, small town, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, drinking problem, depression, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, police detective, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, social problems, partners, corruption, mystery, riddles and clues, secret, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, danger, expert, mystery, police detective, teamwork, scientist, investigator, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crime, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, small town, crimes, police protagonist, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 5K
DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crime, female partner, murder, deadly, coma, law enforcement, bodies, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 9.0
 453K
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: realistic, bleak, clever, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
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 ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, policewoman, sexism, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, mystery, obsession, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
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: realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, police detective, crime, murder, vigilantism, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, husband wife relationship, conspiracy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 108K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, rough, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, talented, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, cruelty, unlikely relationship, partners, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.5
 23K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, police investigation, victim, uncover truth, crime, murder investigation, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s, 1990s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, protagonist as suspect, suspicion, deadly, police detective, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, crime, investigator, sexism, police station, law enforcement, murder, boss, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 3K
Zen (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Zen is a British television mini series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen ...
Style: sexy, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, crime, mystery, suspicion, murder, corruption, deadly, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.5
 4K
Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, uncover truth, double life, deadly, police detective, lawyer, murder, legal, mystery, crimes, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: realistic, gloomy, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, hunt down, crime, crimes, murder, murder investigation, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 1K
Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
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, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police investigation, smuggling, crimes, life is a bitch, police detective, stranger, mystery, uncover truth, road accident, traffic accident, whistleblower, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, deadly, partners, law enforcement, crime, missing person, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 1K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, multiple suspects, murder, who done it, crime, deadly, failed attempt, crimes, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: sergeant, police investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, multiple suspects, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, crime investigation, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, law enforcement, deadly, partners, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, decapitated body, flashback, release from prison, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.3
 32K
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, uncover truth, frame up, investigation, police detective, murder, ex convict, hotshot, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%