Movies and TV shows like The Killing

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The Killing (2011)
 8.2
 94K
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, police investigation, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, female detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, female protagonist, parents and children, coworker, haunted by the past, loss of child, evidence, street kid, secret, partners, interrogation, law enforcement, policewoman, strong female character, rain, victim, dealing with death ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, crime, deadly and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Killing: Broadchurch (2013), The Fall (2013), True Detective (2014), Luther (2010), Bosch (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 85K
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: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, small town, uncover truth, multiple suspects, courtroom drama, loss of son, murder, partners, parents and children, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.2
 72K
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, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, female detective, police detective, psychological thriller, crimes, policewoman, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.4
 23K
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, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, crimes, family problems, deadly, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, afghanistan, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 476K
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, captivating, bleak, clever, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, investigation, partners against crime, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 115K
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: atmospheric, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, unlikely relationship, psychopath, law enforcement, multiple suspects, cruelty, partners, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.4
 41K
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, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, crimes, riddles and clues, coworker, police investigation, danger, determination, suspicion, murder, superior officer, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.6
 54K
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, mind game, police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, forensics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 17K
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, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, talented, british, crime, crimes, investigator, intelligence, police, uncover truth, who done it, coworker ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, police detective, social problems, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, partners, corruption, deadly, characters in danger, victim, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, loss of child, couple relations, life is a bitch, law enforcement, police detective, interrogation, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 26K
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, witty, cynical, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation, mind game, riddles and clues, homicide detective, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, clever, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, missing child, disappearance, crime, female detective, life is a bitch, self discovery, policewoman, sexual abuse, child abuse, buried truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, police investigation, policewoman, police detective, crimes, crime, psychiatrist, forensics, deadly, law enforcement, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, danger, murder, crimes, mystery, police detective, scientist, investigator, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 623K
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, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, vigilantism, hidden identity, corpse, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, crime, loner, gory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 10K
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: tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, island, crimes, mystery, murder investigation, police investigation, archaeologist, who done it, multiple suspects, adaptation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, crime, investigator, police station, sexism, law enforcement, boss, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 6K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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: enigmatic, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, murder mystery, police detective, child murder, serial killer, partners in crime, father daughter relationship, homicide detective, uncover truth, psychopathic killer, sadist, two killers ...
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.1
 19K
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, danger, crimes, investigator, victim, fist fighting, responsibility, notoriety, multiple suspects, corpse ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, murder, suspicion, dishonesty, outsmarting, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 215K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, mental patient, crime, special agents, murder, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, multiple suspects, one last case, danger, life is a bitch, crime, deadly, loner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ 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, psychological, gloomy, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hallucination, police investigation, supernatural ability, afterlife, deadly, loss of partner, law enforcement, therapist, mentally unstable, crime, crimes, a vision ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 4K
Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, danger, family problems, crimes, murder, missing person, serial killer, haunted by the past, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 12K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crimes, crime, murder investigation, mystery, forensics, depression, life is a bitch, small town, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: twists and turns, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, crimes, police investigation, coworker, workplace, police chief, fighting crime, investigator, lapd, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, murder investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, who done it, village, murder, human nature, whodunit, police chief, crime ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 41K
Bloodline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: psychological thriller, secret, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family life, homecoming, sibling relationship, dark secret, florida keys, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 150K
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, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, team, investigation, profiler, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 8K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, crime investigation, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, right hand man, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%