Movies and TV shows like Without a Trace

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Without a Trace (2002)
 6.9
 17K
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: missing person, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, crimes, track down, race against time, partners against crime, murder investigation, female agent, mystery, riddles and clues, confined, partners, danger, urban, chases and races, law enforcement, workplace, graphic violence, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Without a Trace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, crime, murder, police investigation, police detective and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Without a Trace: Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Criminal Minds (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), City Homicide (2007), Murdoch Mysteries (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, best friends, policewoman, homicide detective, murder investigation, police detective, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 148K
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, murder, crime, crimes, team, investigation, law enforcement, profiler, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, danger, murder, mystery, police detective, teamwork, scientist, investigator, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 901
City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, uncover truth, who done it, fighting crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, partners against crime, police corruption, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
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: clever, stylized, atmospheric, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, partners against crime, forensics, mind game, workplace, unconventional method, crimes, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 136K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder, investigation, partners, female detective, law enforcement, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, homicide detective, romancing partners, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 158K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: intellectual, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, fighting crime, serial killer, murder, investigation, partners, danger, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: clever, tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: sex crime, law and order, police detective, lawyer, police, danger, sexual abuse, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 113K
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, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, talented, law enforcement, crimes, partners, psychopath, multiple suspects, unlikely relationship, cruelty, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 43K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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, realistic, rough, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, danger, workplace, riddles and clues, crime investigation, murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, interrogation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 51K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, policewoman, crime, danger, murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, mystery, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 471K
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, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 23K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, police investigation, crime, victim, uncover truth, murder investigation, evidence, rage, police, cold case, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s, 2000s, 1940s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 2K
Boomtown (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, suspenseful, clever, serious, stylized
Plot: murder, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, district attorney, media, dishonesty, deadly, infidelity, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 114K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, crime investigation, computer genius, special agents, evidence, forensics, navy, crime, crimes, partners against crime, victim, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 981
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, law enforcement, danger, hunt down, special agents, chases and races, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, police detective, social problems, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, partners, corruption, characters in danger, riddles and clues, mind game, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, mystery, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, murder, police investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, danger, police ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, police investigation, false accusation, danger, race against time, law enforcement, riddles and clues, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Valhalla Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An Oslo detective with a painful past returns to his native Iceland to help a dedicated cop hunt a serial killer with a link to a mysterious photo.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police corruption, police, child abuse, partners against crime, murder investigation, police investigation, danger, law enforcement, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 11K
NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, partners against crime, partners, friends, tough law enforcer, human nature, workplace, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 2K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, disability, power relations, tough law enforcer, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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 ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, female detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, female protagonist, loss of child, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, fighting crime, murder, police detective, law enforcement, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, child killer, missing person, missing child, police investigation, danger, serial killer, rapist, kidnapping, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
 1K
Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, obsessive quest, crimes, missing person, murder, drugs, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, mystery, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, british police, crime investigation, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, deadly, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, special agents, track down, crimes, missing person, murder, danger, race against time, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 177K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: captivating, tense, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, manipulations, unlikely partners, danger, investigation, mind game, partners, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%