Movies and TV shows like The Mentalist

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The Mentalist (2008)
 8.1
 164K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, investigation, partners, outsmarting, serial killer, murder, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic, talented, justice, coworker, who done it, vengeance, deception, investigator, special agents, policewoman, private detective, law enforcement, female detective, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Mentalist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, investigation, crime, crime investigation, police investigation and partners mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Mentalist: Lie to Me (2009), Elementary (2012), Castle (2009), Sherlock (2010), Bones (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 110K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, deception, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, human nature, crimes, outsmarting, talented, expert, interrogation, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.9
 101K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, law enforcement, prodigy, intelligence, talented, mastermind, unconventional method, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.1
 140K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, female detective, romancing partners, riddles and clues, investigation, writers, homicide detective, partners, murder, resourceful, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 9.1
 799K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, crime, riddles and clues, prodigy, mastermind, british, genius, partners, sherlock holmes, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 7.8
 139K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, police investigation, fbi, special agents, search, crime investigation, expert, partners, teamwork, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.0
 194K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, tense, exciting, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, mind game, partners, terrorism, law enforcement, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.3
 85K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, crimes, private detective, best friends, intelligence, friends, who done it, investigation, friendship, talented, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.1
 159K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: special agents, fbi, crimes, crime, law enforcement, investigation, murder, team, profiler, serial killer, forensics, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.5
 19K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, riddles and clues, genius, intelligence, investigation, prodigy, law enforcement, talented, hallucination, professor, crime, college professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.3
 32K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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 detective, police investigation, frame up, ex convict, uncover truth, investigation, murder, partners against crime, hotshot, crimes, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, policewoman, friends, homicide detective, best friends, crimes, police detective, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 65K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: odd, private detective, investigation, unconventional method, intelligence, police investigation, crimes, talented, murder, riddles and clues, mastermind, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
 16K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, photographic memory, fighting crime, police investigation, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.2
 118K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, intelligence, fbi, art thief, unlikely partners, genius, partners, law enforcement, talented, special agents, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.3
 53K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: immortality, law enforcement, investigation, supernatural, supernatural ability, female detective, laboratory, crimes, crime, murder investigation, friendship, immortal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, crimes, partners against crime, race against time, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 119K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, special agents, navy, evidence, computer genius, crime investigation, forensics, partners against crime, army investigation, crime, crimes, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 23K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, police detective, crimes, policewoman, fighting crime, murder, investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, artificial intelligence, hacker, partners against crime, hi-tech, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, fighting crime, crimes, privacy invasion, unconventional method ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 39K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: genius, crime, fbi, prodigy, murder investigation, police detective, mathematics, crimes, workplace, profiler, brother brother relationship, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 66K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime investigation, rookie, crimes, teamwork, police detective, policewoman, police investigation, fighting crime, suspicion, leader, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.6
 643K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, vigilantism, double life, corpse, crimes, loner, forensics, right and wrong, crime, gory, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police detective, police investigation, crime, danger, crimes, murder, mystery, investigator, teamwork, scientist, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.5
 8K
Deception (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. At least, that's what people used to call him—before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: illusionist, fbi, outsmarting, deception, who done it, team, magic, danger, truth, riddles and clues, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 47K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, problem solving, science, prodigy, computers and web, computer hacker, computer genius, boy genius, save the world, society, hacker, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.7
 412K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, cynical, witty, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, patient, human nature, mastermind, hospital, loneliness, antisocial behavior, treatment, loner, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 120K
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, law enforcement, partners, cruelty, psychopath, forensics, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 44K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, danger, workplace, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, crimes, mystery, interrogation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 66K
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspense
Plot: memory loss, strong female character, fbi, investigation, puzzle, crime, terrorist, tattoo, killings, fbi agent, martial arts, secret organization ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
 26K
Medium (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney’s office using her natural intuition about people and her ability to communicate with the dead to help to solve crimes. Her dreams often give her clues to the whereabouts of missing people.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, investigation, family relations, a vision, who done it, crimes, parents and children, fighting crime, supportive spouse, strong female lead, crime ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%