Movies and TV shows like Cold Case

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Cold Case (2003)
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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 justice for all the victims she can.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense, bleak, contemplative
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, who done it, murder investigation, homicide detective, victim, police investigation, uncover truth, police officer, riddles and clues, strong female lead, murderer, mentor, law enforcement, squad, investigation, loneliness, rage, evidence, police, crime investigation, investigator, interrogation, hate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa

Most similar movies to Cold Case

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, police investigation, murder, police detective, murder investigation and crime investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cold Case: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Closer (2005), Prime Suspect (1991), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Law & Order (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: police investigation, forensics, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, murder, scientist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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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, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crime investigation, investigation, homicide detective, police detective, policewoman, interrogation, crimes, murder, fighting crime, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, serial killer, murder, police investigation, police detective, policewoman, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, homicide detective, female protagonist, policewoman, forensics, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, lawyer, legal, evidence, police, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, homicide detective, courtroom, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, homicide detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, who done it, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, multiple suspects, whodunit, village, detective inspector, law enforcement, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 188K
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, murder, crimes, profiler, team, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, forensics, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, kidnapping, female detective, fbi, fbi investigation, partners, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.3
 109K
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 mystery, policewoman, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, street kid, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 27K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, cold case, policewoman, police detective, who done it, politician, murder, rape, murderer, election, uncover truth, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe, sweden, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, police investigation, investigator, sexism, police station, law enforcement, boss, murder, tough law enforcer, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 134K
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 18K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, unconventional method, law enforcement, bodies, medical examiner, murder investigation, relationship vs career, talented, medical, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 179K
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: crimes, police investigation, investigation, outsmarting, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, serial killer, murder, justice, special agents, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 19K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, police detective, photographic memory, policewoman, police investigation, police, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 154K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, riddles and clues, special agents, murder investigation, law enforcement, teamwork, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
Plot: female detective, policewoman, forensics, homicide detective, police investigation, murder investigation, workplace situations, mystery, fighting crime, crimes, murder, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, investigation, uncover truth, homicide detective, murder, suspicion, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 158K
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, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, female detective, investigation, police detective, murder, who done it, uncover truth, fighting crime, riddles and clues, mystery, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, uncover truth, crime investigation, investigation, outsmarting, crimes, human nature, fbi, talented, psychology, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, female detective, unconventional method, riddles and clues, forensics, honest law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 14K
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, murder mystery, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 64K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, coworker, police investigation, determination, crimes, riddles and clues, lapd, murder investigation, suspicion, murder, homicide detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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.
TV show
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: captivating, clever, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, missing child, female detective, disappearance, policewoman, life is a bitch, self discovery, sexual abuse, crimes, mystery, hidden truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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: clever, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
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
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50%