Movies and TV shows like Without a Trace

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Without a Trace (2002)
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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: missing person, police detective, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, kidnapping, female detective, fbi, fbi investigation, partners, law enforcement, confined, police investigation, workplace, crimes, graphic violence, race against time, partners against crime, police, investigation, federal bureau of investigation, friendship, criminal, fbi agent, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa

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, police investigation, murder, police detective, crime investigation and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Without a Trace: CSI: NY (2004), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), NCIS (2003), The Mentalist (2008), Criminal Minds (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, partners against crime, workplace, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, crimes, interrogation, mystery, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
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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: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female protagonist, homicide detective, policewoman, forensics, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, law enforcement, crime investigation, evidence, partners against crime, forensics, teamwork, navy, victim, computer genius, army investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 174K
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: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, outsmarting, partners, serial killer, murder, justice, psychic, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, murder, crimes, profiler, law enforcement, team, investigation, serial killer, forensics, intelligence, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, police investigation, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, scientist, workplace, murder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, murder investigation, who done it, victim, police investigation, homicide detective, uncover truth, policewoman, riddles and clues, strong female lead, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 1910s, 60s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: tense, captivating, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, police detective, sex crime, law and order, lawyer, police, suspicion, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 56K
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: boys' night
Plot: forensics, policewoman, murder, workplace situations, workplace, riddles and clues, police investigation, police detective, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, murder investigation, 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%
 7.7
 25K
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: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, investigation, interrogation, crimes, murder, fighting crime, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 131K
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: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, forensics, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, forensics, mind game, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, murder investigation, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 152K
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, police detective, romancing partners, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 34K
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
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, victim, sergeant, arrest, partners, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 531K
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: bleak, captivating, neo noir, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, investigation, partners, murderer, partners against crime, crimes, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 116K
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: deception, riddles and clues, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, outsmarting, human nature, crimes, talented, fbi, expert, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 13K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, murder, robbery, partners against crime, partners, against the rules, workplace, tough law enforcer, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Forgotten is a television series which premiered on September 22, 2009 on ABC. On November 9, 2009, ABC ordered five additional episodes of the series, bringing the first season's total to eighteen episodes. The final two episodes of The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, emotional
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, missing person, murder, race against time, who done it, murder investigation, crimes, unsolved crime, ex law enforcer, dedication, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, drug cartel, serial killer, policewoman, partners, police investigation, social problems, interrogation, corruption, mystery, mind game, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa
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100%
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, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, female detective, investigation, uncover truth, fighting crime, murder, who done it, police detective, riddles and clues, mystery, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 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, suspenseful, clever, non-linear ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, partners against crime, district attorney, dishonesty, media, infidelity, corrupt cop, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, murder, serial killer, crimes, riddles and clues, police investigation, police, law enforcement, investigation, evidence, partners against crime, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
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33%
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 8.0
 12K
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 investigation, police detective, crime investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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33%
 7.6
 7K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, female partner, crimes, murder, murder investigation, coma, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 106K
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: gloomy, serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, female detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, street kid, murder mystery, murder investigation, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Scene of the Crime (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on ...
Style: exciting, serious, witty, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, police station, riddles and clues, murder, police protagonist, criminal, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 34K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, homicide detective, murder, suspicion, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, policewoman, crime investigation, buddy cop, loss of lover, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: partners against crime, lifesaver, track down, police investigation, murder investigation, law enforcement, hunt down, crimes, special agents, serial killer, police detective, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%