Movies and TV shows like The Killing

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The Killing (2011)
 8.2
 91K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, parents and children, coworker, haunted by the past, loss of child, evidence, crimes, street kid, secret, partners, interrogation, law enforcement, strong female character, rainy, dealing with death, victim, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington

Most similar movies to The Killing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, police detective, murder and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Killing: Broadchurch (2013), True Detective (2014), The Bridge (2011), The Fall (2013), Luther (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 77K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, small town, uncover truth, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, loss of son, murder investigation, murder, partners, parents and children, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 453K
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: realistic, bleak, clever, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.4
 22K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
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: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, murder, politician, election, uncover truth, crimes, investigator, suspicion, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, afghanistan, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 8.6
 51K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
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, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, mind game, police detective, murder, multiple suspects, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, police investigation, forensics, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 67K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, female detective, police investigation, police detective, forensics, policewoman, law enforcement, victim, crimes, evidence, coworker, psychological thriller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 108K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, rough, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, talented, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, cruelty, unlikely relationship, partners, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 5K
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, missing child, haunted by the past, loss of child, couple relations, life is a bitch, law enforcement, interrogation, police detective, mystery, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 15K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crimes, talented, crime, british, investigator, intelligence, police, uncover truth, police protagonist, who done it ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
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: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, police detective, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, social problems, partners, corruption, mystery, riddles and clues, secret, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.7
 606K
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: clever, captivating, serious, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, vigilantism, crime, forensics, crimes, right and wrong, corpse, loner, police station, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, crime, investigator, sexism, police station, law enforcement, murder, boss, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 24K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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, cynical, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, crime investigation, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 9K
Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, police detective, island, crimes, mystery, archaeologist, who done it, multiple suspects, world war two, adaptation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, police investigation, policewoman, police detective, psychiatrist, crime, forensics, criminal psychologist, law enforcement, deadly, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.1
 18K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, investigator, urban, danger, crimes, fist fighting, victim, corpse, notoriety, responsibility ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 35K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, police investigation, evidence, murder, suspicion, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 11K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, dishonesty, suspicion, murder, coworker, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, bleak, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, missing child, crime, disappearance, female detective, life is a bitch, self discovery, sexual abuse, buried truth, mystery, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, danger, expert, mystery, police detective, teamwork, scientist, investigator, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
Raines (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Raines is a crime drama television series that ran from March 15, 2007 to April 27, 2007 on NBC in the United States. The show premiered as a mid-season replacement, as well as airing on CH in Canada, TV3 in Ireland, ITV3 in the UK, and on Network ...
Style: offbeat, gloomy, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, supernatural ability, hallucination, therapy, afterlife, hallucinations, a vision, superior, supernatural, haunted by the past, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder investigation, law enforcement, murder, human nature, police chief, village, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 11K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crime, murder investigation, small town, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, drinking problem, depression, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 7K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, criminal, murder mystery, british police, mystery, crime investigation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 3K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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: captivating, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, uncover truth, mystery, one last case, multiple suspects, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, loner, old house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 11K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, crimes, police detective, police investigation, workplace, coworker, police station, lapd, murder investigation, fighting crime, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crime, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, small town, crimes, police protagonist, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 141K
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, murder, investigation, intelligence, team, profiler, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 206K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, death, cannibalism, psychiatrist, special agents, crime, murder, mental patient, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 105K
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, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, deception, uncover truth, human nature, talented, dishonesty, team, crime investigation, crimes, workplace situations, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 1K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, multiple suspects, murder, who done it, crime, deadly, failed attempt, crimes, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%