Movies and TV shows like The Killing

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The Killing (2011)
 8.3
 110K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, neo noir, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, political ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder mystery, murder investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, crime investigation, crimes, strong female character, policewoman, riddles and clues, strong female lead, street kid, female protagonist, death of child, murderer, dealing with death, parents and children, corruption, rain, victim, suspicion, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington

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 police investigation, police detective, crimes, murder mystery, law enforcement, murder investigation and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Killing: Broadchurch (2013), The Fall (2013), The Bridge (2011), True Detective (2014), Luther (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 111K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.1
 104K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, crimes, policewoman, coworker, forensics, violence against women, law enforcement, victim, misogyny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, united kingdom, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.4
 28K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, whodunit, cold case, murder, policewoman, police investigation, who done it, murderer, intelligence agency, rape, serial killer, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, eastern europe, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.6
 68K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, mind game, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, forensics, killings, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.4
 135K
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: atmospheric, tense, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, crimes, talented, partners, murder, law enforcement, cruelty, tough law enforcer, forensics, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.5
 69K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, determination, crimes, homicide detective, lapd, murder investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues, suspicion, murder ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.3
 22K
Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder, cold case, murder mystery, murder investigation, missing person, investigation, police investigation, police, female police detective, father daughter relationship, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 17K
Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, island, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, mystery, crime scene, investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.6
 26K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, talented, police investigation, intelligence, police, murderer, crimes, investigator, british, coworker, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 60s, future, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 27K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, who done it, murder investigation, police officer, homicide detective, uncover truth, mentor, victim, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 10K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, tense
Plot: homicide detective, serial killer, murder investigation, psychopath, murder mystery, police investigation, partners in crime, police corruption, police detective, psycho killer, sadist, depression ...
Time: future
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.1
 14K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, murder, murder mystery, british police, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 21K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, victorian england, who done it, investigator, multiple suspects, jack the ripper, victim, crimes, responsibility, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, future
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: clever, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, missing child, female detective, disappearance, policewoman, child rape, bodies, crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 57K
Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Arnott is a young officer who’s fallen foul of his superiors for refusing to help in the cover-up of an operation that ended in the shooting of an innocent father. He seems ideal to join AC-12, an anti-corruption police unit, just as it ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, honest law enforcer, female police detective, dirty cop, policewoman, police, corruption, interrogation, police officer, evidence, secret ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 19K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, drug cartel, policewoman, partners, police investigation, social problems, interrogation, u.s. mexico border, corruption, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, police investigation, investigator, law enforcement, sexism, police station, tough law enforcer, ambition, crimes, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 716K
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, hidden identity, double life, right and wrong, crime investigation, loner, corpse, forensics, police station, dark humor, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, small town, murder, missing child, police investigation, mystery, murder mystery, small town life, social relations, homicide detective, crime investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 35K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, captivating, cynical, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, crime investigation, murder, crime solving, riddles and clues, police protagonist, basset hound, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 15K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, forensics, loneliness, crimes, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery, small town, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 4K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, murder mystery, life is a bitch, one last case, loner, social relations, police officer ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, policewoman, criminal psychologist, female detective, forensics, police investigation, criminal, police detective, missing person, homicide detective, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.9
 51K
Bloodline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. The Rayburns are hard-working pillars of their Florida Keys community. But when the black sheep son comes home for the 45th anniversary of ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family life, homecoming, secret, wealthy family, dark secret, police detective, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, murder investigation, teamwork, crimes, investigator, scientist, expert, police investigation, police detective, workplace, murder, police procedural ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, murder mystery, murder investigation, law enforcement, british, male protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 6K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, loss of child, police investigation, dead child, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, interrogation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 24K
River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, hallucination, able to see the dead, murder investigation, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, police procedural, police, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, murder investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, whodunit, police investigation, village, law enforcement, human nature, crimes, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%