Movies and TV shows like The Mentalist

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The Mentalist (2008)
 8.1
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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: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
Plot: crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, investigation, police investigation, danger, murder, serial killer, crime, psychic, law enforcement, talented, private detective, coworker, vengeance, special agents, deception, investigator, policewoman, who done it, police chief, death, law enforcer, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa

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, crime, investigation, partners, police investigation and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Mentalist: Elementary (2012), The Blacklist (2013), Lie to Me (2009), Castle (2009), Bones (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.9
 89K
Elementary (2012)
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: witty, suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, crime, private detective, prodigy, intelligence, partners, crimes, law enforcement, unconventional method, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.1
 145K
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, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, crimes, intrigue, secret, crime, investigation, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
 8.0
 100K
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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, riddles and clues, human nature, talented, team, research, crimes, deception, dishonesty, workplace situations, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 130K
Castle (2009)
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: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 126K
Bones (2005)
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: witty, suspenseful, intellectual, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, fbi, partners against crime, partners, riddles and clues, forensics, crimes, teamwork, killings, crime, victim, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 130K
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: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, special agents, murder, law enforcement, intelligence, team, investigator, profiler, policewoman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 75K
Psych (2006)
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, intellectual, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, buddies, intelligence, amateur detective, partners, best friends, resourceful, investigation, police, unconventional method, crime, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 17K
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: offbeat, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: fbi, prodigy, crime, investigation, intelligence, riddles and clues, law enforcement, investigator, talented, crimes, professor, odd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 6.8
 14K
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 investigation, prodigy, police detective, fighting crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement, female detective, squad, partners against crime, photographic memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, best friends, workplace, forensics, suspicion, crime, partners, policewoman, family relations, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.3
 106K
White Collar (2009)
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, fbi, partners, crime, intelligence, cons and scams, dishonesty, chases and races, mastermind, expert, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: serious, rough, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, scientist, crime, expert, teamwork, crimes, partners, workplace, mystery, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 36K
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 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: prodigy, crime, fbi, profiler, genius, workplace, mathematics, partners against crime, search, police detective, mathematician, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 101K
NCIS (2003)
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: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, crime, computer genius, navy, government agency, victim, special agents, interrogation, forensics, murder, crime investigation, army investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.0
 40K
CSI: NY (2004)
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: danger, riddles and clues, workplace, partners against crime, investigation, forensics, crimes, murder, crime investigation, deadly, mystery, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 58K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: realistic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, task force, police protagonist, relatives, corruption, chases and races, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, special agents, investigation, fbi, crimes, law enforcement, government agency, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, psychological
Plot: police investigation, special agents, african american, serial killer, mystery, crimes, ex military, policewoman, law enforcement, murder, urban, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 9K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, computers and web, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, riddles and clues, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
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: undercover, partners against crime, crime, crimes, crime investigation, navy, special agents, government agency, partners, fighting crime, forensics, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, investigation, hotshot, frame up, murder, ex convict, crime, mystery, lapd, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.3
 48K
Forever (2014)
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, captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, friendship, buddies, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, laboratory, curses spells and rituals, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.7
 576K
Dexter (2006)
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, clever, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, double life, crimes, crime, vigilantism, gory, police station, corpse, right and wrong, loner, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.0
 23K
Medium (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, investigation, track down, changing the past or future, who done it, fighting crime, crimes, parents and children, family relations, crime, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Person of Interest (2011)
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: captivating, clever, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, hi-tech, computer system, inventions and discoveries, fighting crime, partners against crime, secret, computers and web, vigilantism, artificial intelligence, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 361
Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, partners against crime, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 48K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, danger, policewoman, investigation, murder, forensics, deadly, mystery, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 359K
House (2004)
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: cynical, clever, psychological, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, mastermind, talented, doctors and patients, antisocial behavior, riddles and clues, loner, unconventional method, patient, teamwork, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 408K
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, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 10K
Terriers (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, private detective, investigation, private investigator, lawyer, crime, recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, buddies, crimes, friends, small time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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