Movies and TV shows like The Mentalist

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The Mentalist (2008)
 8.1
 185K
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: exciting, intellectual, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, philosophical
Plot: partners against crime, serial killer, fighting crime, partners, murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, justice, talented, outsmarting, vengeance, police, who done it, psychic, law enforcement, coworker, twists and turns, policewoman, crime solving, special agents, deception, investigator, female detective, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 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, investigation, police, law enforcement, murder mystery, police officer and crime investigation mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Mentalist: Lie to Me (2009), Sherlock (2010), Castle (2009), Elementary (2012), Perception (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 120K
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: investigation, talented, expert, deception, psychology, crime investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, outsmarting, human nature, lie, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 9.1
 923K
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, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, murder mystery, private detective, friendship, partners, british, riddles and clues, mind game, intelligence, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, scotland yard, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.1
 163K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: writers, investigation, female detective, crime investigation, romancing partners, partners, homicide detective, police investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, resourceful, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.9
 111K
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, talky, suspenseful, serious, sad ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, talented, female partner, unconventional method, prodigy, riddles and clues, mastermind, partners, private detective, intelligence, resourceful ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.5
 21K
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: exciting, mind bending, intellectual, serious, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, fbi, prodigy, college professor, riddles and clues, talented, genius, intelligence, schizophrenia, hallucination, law enforcement, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.8
 160K
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, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, forensics, fbi, partners, expert, teamwork, crime investigation, scientist, killings, police investigation, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.0
 249K
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: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, unlikely partners, master criminal, special agents, intrigue, partners, law enforcement, secret, mind game, crimes, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 197K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, special agents, serial killer, team, law enforcement, murder, crimes, forensics, profiler, investigator, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 8.4
 98K
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, talky, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: best friends, partners, friends, investigation, private detective, intelligence, buddies, who done it, talented, prodigy, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 9K
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, who done it, outsmarting, fbi, team, deception, magic, research, investigation, secret, riddles and clues, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.3
 34K
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, serious, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, ex convict, police detective, uncover truth, homicide detective, frame up, police investigation, murder, partners against crime, suspicion, police, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
 43K
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, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, genius, murder investigation, fbi, police detective, mathematics, law enforcement, workplace, partners against crime, brother brother relationship, profiler, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 20K
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, exciting, tense, realistic
Plot: photographic memory, police detective, female detective, police, policewoman, prodigy, partners against crime, partners, murder investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 76K
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, odd ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, private detective, talented, mastermind, murder, prodigy, police investigation, unconventional method, riddles and clues, intelligence, obsessive compulsive disorder ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.3
 132K
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: captivating, exciting, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fbi, investigation, art thief, mastermind, partners, unlikely partners, con artists, friendship, talented, cons and scams, law enforcement, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.0
 18K
FBI (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: fbi, federal bureau of investigation, investigation, female detective, police detective, fbi agent, crime investigation, crime solving, partners against crime, fighting crime, homicide detective, special agents ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 58K
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, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, supernatural, investigation, friendship, law enforcement, supernatural ability, immortal, crimes, murder investigation, female detective, morgue, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, murder investigation, forensics, friends, homicide detective, coworker, female protagonist, investigation, best friends, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, murder, kidnapping, police, missing person, female detective, criminal, police detective, crime investigation, fbi, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.7
 724K
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: captivating, clever, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, right and wrong, hidden identity, double life, crime investigation, loner, killings, police station, dark secret, dark humor, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.8
 26K
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: captivating, sincere, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: crime investigation, homicide detective, investigation, police investigation, female detective, interrogation, crimes, twists and turns, workplace romance, police detective, policewoman, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.4
 74K
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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, police protagonist, crime investigation, police, crimes, teamwork, fighting crime, policewoman, police detective, suspicion, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, police, teamwork, forensics, investigator, scientist, workplace, police procedural, expert, partners, murder, police detective ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.8
 147K
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, serious, exciting, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, special agents, teamwork, partners against crime, crime investigation, victim, evidence, military, forensics, computer genius, government agency, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.7
 21K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, murder investigation, expert, psychological trauma, police, crimes, criminal psychologist, forensics, profiler, maniac, repressed memory ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, clever, heroic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, surveillance, computer system, hi-tech, partners against crime, crimes, mysterious character, privacy invasion, hacker, fighting crime, computer genius, secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.7
 463K
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: cynical, clever, witty, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, hospital, talented, mastermind, prodigy, patient, loner, expert, surgery, human nature, intelligence, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.7
 14K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, female protagonist, police detective, law enforcement, policewoman, crimes, coworker, murder investigation, murder, fighting crime, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 58K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, rough, contemplative
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, policewoman, forensics, murder, workplace situations, workplace, medical examiner, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, police, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
 51K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Plot: team, thief, hacker, outsmarting, unconventional method, escapades, society, crimes, mastermind, surveillance, teamwork, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%