Movies and TV shows like The Mentalist

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The Mentalist (2008)
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The Mentalist
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: twists and turns, suspense, exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, murder, partners against crime, vengeance, police, serial killer, fighting crime, police investigation, danger, blood, partners, psychic, justice, private detective, crime, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, special agents, who done it, loss of daughter, rookie, policewoman, loss of spouse, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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Psych
Comedy, Crime, Mystery
USA
44 min.
 8.4
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Canada
60 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to The Mentalist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, investigation, partners, police investigation and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Mentalist: The Blacklist (2013), Criminal Minds (2005), Psych (2006), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Rizzoli & Isles (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Blacklist
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, crime, unlikely partners, mystery, manipulations, mind game, crimes, investigation, profiler, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   97%
 
 8.1
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Criminal Minds
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: twists and turns, suspense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, fbi, law enforcement, danger, deadly, intelligence, team, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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System:   89%
    User:   89%
 
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 8.4
 75K
Psych
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: humorous, not serious, intellectual, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, private detective, clairvoyant, buddies, police station, investigation, police, partners, best friends, who done it, unconventional method, intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   87%
    User:   85%
 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, murder, crime, police investigation, urban, police station, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, crime investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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System:   76%
    User:   88%
 
Rizzoli & Isles
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: crime, partners against crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, partners, homicide detective, female detective, police, murder, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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System:   71%
    User:   82%
 
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Dexter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
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: captivating, bloody, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, crime, gory, crimes, double life, vigilante, blood, dark secret, secret life, crime investigation, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
 8.3
 47K
Forever
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, crime, buddies, laboratory, immortality, investigation, doctors and patients, friendship, murder investigation, crimes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   96%
 
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CSI: NY
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, partners against crime, investigation, crime investigation, murder, mystery, danger, riddles and clues, workplace, forensics, interrogation, medical examiner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
 7.9
 82K
Elementary
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: talky, suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: crime, investigation, private detective, verbal byplay, prodigy, mystery, mind game, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, crimes, partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   94%
 
 8.3
 31K
Life
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: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, crime, police detective, frame up, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, murder, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   78%
 
 8.0
 99K
Lie to Me
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: uncover truth, human nature, lie, crime investigation, investigation, psychology, talented, team, hidden truth, riddles and clues, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   91%
 
 8.2
 129K
Castle
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: suspenseful, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: investigation, police investigation, murder, who done it, murder investigation, mother son relationship, reluctant partners, whodunit, writer's life, female detective, verbal byplay, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   91%
 
NCIS: Los Angeles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, crime, undercover, special agents, partners, fighting crime, crime investigation, forensics, government agency, murder investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   83%
 
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 106K
White Collar
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, crime, forger, cons and scams, chases and races, partners, embezzler, art, art thief, deal, expert, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   90%
 
 6.8
 14K
Unforgettable
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: crime, prodigy, police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, haunted by the past, partners, photographic memory, homicide detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   90%
 
 7.9
 125K
Bones
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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: semi serious, suspenseful, witty, realistic, intellectual
Plot: fbi, partners against crime, crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, partners, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   80%
 
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: crimes, law and order, fighting crime, police, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, sexual abuse, crime, lawyer, legal action, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 7.9
 100K
NCIS
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, crime, navy, special agents, rock, army investigation, military, u.s. marine corps, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   88%
 
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True Detective
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: serious, clever, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, murder, crimes, partners, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth, investigation, crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
 6.0
 79K
Righteous Kill
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, drugs/alcohol, chase, police, urban, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
Person of Interest
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, clever, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, chases and races, surveillance, vigilantism, danger, mysterious character, secret, heroes, hi-tech ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   84%
 
 7.7
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Endgame
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Endgame is a Canadian drama television series that premiered on the Showcase Television network on Monday, March 14, 2011. The series is developed and produced by Thunderbird Films. The series follows former World Chess Champion Arkady Balagan, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, hotel, life turned upside down, mystery, crimes, investigation, mental illness, law enforcement, chess, maid, outside help, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   89%
 
 6.8
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Sea of Love
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, erotic, sexy, tense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, police investigation, police, investigation, femme fatale, oldies, paranoia, strong sexual content, murder mystery, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
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 6.9
 36K
Numb3rs
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prodigy, crime, siblings relations, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, fbi, genius, mathematician, parents and children, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   85%
 
 7.6
 16K
The Bridge
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: captivating, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police detective, mystery, mind game, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
 8.8
 356K
House
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, realistic, serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, treatment, doctor, doctors and patients, cure, prodigy, medical profession, health, surgery, misdiagnosed, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   28%
    User:   77%
 
Mulholland Falls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, political corruption, mystery, police, corruption, neo noir, gangster, tough law enforcer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
Law Abiding Citizen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twists and turns, rough, bad ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, crime, murder, prison, lawyer, twists & turns, corruption, brutality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, sexual relations, sex addict, murder, female serial killer, dying during sex, police investigation, dangerous attraction, sexual obsession, sex, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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System:   25%
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Taking Lives
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, investigation, mystery, murder, fbi, surveillance, kidnapping, revenge, twists & turns, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 1983, 2000s
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System:   25%
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