Movies and TV shows like Without a Trace

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Without a Trace (2002)
 6.9
 20K
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, bleak, rough, stylized, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, kidnapping, murder, police, missing person, criminal, female detective, police detective, crime investigation, fbi, law enforcement, partners, police investigation, workplace, police officer, crimes, graphic violence, race against time, partners against crime, investigation, fbi investigation, federal bureau of investigation, friendship, fbi agent, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Without a Trace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, murder, police investigation, investigation, police officer and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Without a Trace: Rizzoli & Isles (2010), CSI: NY (2004), Criminal Minds (2005), Cold Case (2003), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
 6.9
 47K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, psychological, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, investigation, workplace, medical examiner, murder investigation, crimes, police detective, murder, mystery, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
86%
 7.6
 28K
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, police officer, who done it, murder investigation, uncover truth, mentor, police, victim, homicide detective, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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 ⇓
70%
 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 ...
Plot: partners against crime, serial killer, fighting crime, partners, murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, justice, talented, outsmarting, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
80%
 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 ⇓
83%
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City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, murder, police investigation, uncover truth, who done it, fighting crime, dishonesty, police corruption, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 137K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, police investigation, partners, police detective, law enforcement, cruelty, forensics, psychopath, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ 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 ⇓
80%
 8.3
 112K
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, serious, gloomy, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: female detective, murder investigation, police detective, murder, multiple suspects, police investigation, crimes, murder mystery, crime investigation, policewoman, strong female character, street kid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
57%
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, police investigation, workplace, forensics, murder investigation, twists and turns, unconventional method, mind game, who done it ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, future, 1890s
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 39K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, victim, crimes, police detective, sergeant, partners, murder, gang, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: captivating, tense, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: law and order, sexual abuse, police detective, sex crime, police officer, partners against crime, crimes, lawyer, police, law enforcement, fighting crime, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Audience: kids
Plot: law and order, lawyer, murder investigation, prosecutor, power relations, murder, workplace situations, partners, mind game, crimes, judiciary, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 14K
NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: police, police detective, murder, partners against crime, police station, robbery, police protagonist, partners, swat team, human nature, friends, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police detective, twists and turns, partners, policewoman, murder, drug cartel, police investigation, interrogation, u.s. mexico border, corruption, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
In Plain Sight (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series on USA Network. The series revolves around Mary Shannon, a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, NM, office of the Federal Witness Security Program, more commonly known as ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: policewoman, u.s. marshal, law enforcement, testimony, witness protection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, partners, crimes, partners against crime, baseball, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.9
 568K
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, investigation, police detective, murder, murder investigation, murderer, crimes, drinking problem, partners, partners against crime, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, clever, captivating ...
Plot: forensics, investigation, police, female detective, female protagonist, police detective, uncover truth, fighting crime, murder, who done it, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 8K
DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, murder mystery, murder investigation, law enforcement, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, female partner, crimes, murder, coma ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 2K
Boomtown (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Each episode of this series, set in contemporary Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, partners against crime, dishonesty, media, district attorney, infidelity, police officer, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, forensics, police, investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, evidence, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 15K
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, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder, murder mystery, female detective, police investigation, crime investigation, police detective, who done it, british police, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, right hand man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 19K
Criminal: UK (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Within the walls of an interrogation room and with time running out, London investigators go after three suspects, each accused of a grievous crime.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, clever ...
Plot: interrogation, police, investigator, who done it, criminal, investigation, law enforcer, mystery, partners against crime, crimes, coworker, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%