Movies and TV shows like The Dresden Files

If you like "The Dresden Files" you are looking for exciting, serious and suspenseful movies or TV shows about / with magic, supernatural, magical, wizards and magicians, paranormal activity, investigation and private detective themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in Canada or USA.
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The Dresden Files (2007)
 7.7
 10K
The Dresden Files (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: magic, supernatural, magical, wizards and magicians, paranormal activity, investigation, private detective, wizards, mystery, imaginary, crimes, crime, investigator, danger, victim, supernatural ability, reluctant, bodies, police officer, suspicion, police, ghost, magician, tough cop, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois

Most similar movies to The Dresden Files

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and captivating films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, supernatural power, imaginary, investigation, supernatural ability and crimes mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Dresden Files: Constantine (2014), Warehouse 13 (2009), Haven (2010), The Listener (2009), Sanctuary (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Constantine (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, supernatural power, angel, curses spells and rituals, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, rescue, demonic possession, danger, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 7.6
 49K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret service, secret agents, secret place, partners, top secret, ancient mystery, undercover, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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82%
 7.5
 36K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, female protagonist, small town, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, danger, paranormal activity, small town life, special agents, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 8K
The Listener (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Toby Logan is a highly skilled paramedic with a secret – he can read minds. Toby never really knew his parents and grew up in foster care, this coupled with his secret, which he shares with no one, has made him a bit of a loner. Until now, Toby ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: telepathy, supernatural power, supernatural ability, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, paramedic, crimes, psychic, psychic power, danger, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.3
 20K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, transformation, rescue, team, laboratory, research, werewolf, experiment, mystery, crimes ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 112K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, police investigation, life turned upside down, good versus evil, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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78%
 7.7
 29K
Lost Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who ...
Style: sexy, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, succubus, lgbt, seduction, private detective, love triangle, crime, supernatural ability, victim, imaginary, femme fatale ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 58K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legends and myths, good versus evil, ghost, adventure, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, escapades, ancient mystery, victim, determination, characters in danger, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 6K
Blood Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Blood Ties is a Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff; the show was created by Peter Mohan. It is set in Toronto, Canada and has a similar premise to an earlier series also set in Toronto, Forever Knight, in which a ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, private detective, love and romance, danger, investigation, love triangle, romancing partners, immortality, crimes, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 24K
Moonlight (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mick St. John is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living.
Style: witty, suspenseful, light, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, investigation, immortality, supernatural ability, reporter, fall in love, supernatural romance, impossible love, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 30K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: lost, riddles and clues, escapades, alternate dimension, imaginary, characters in danger, obsessive quest, teleportation, peril, supernatural, investigator, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Fate: The Winx Saga (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, UK
TV show
Story: The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, light
Audience: teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, good versus evil, magic, magical, adventure, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, teenage life, school, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 441 min.
TV show
Story: Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year... that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural power, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, high school, teenage life, life turned upside down, youth, chase, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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100%
 6.7
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, superhuman powers, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, youth, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 28K
Alphas (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Five ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, experiment, superhuman powers, psychic, crimes, investigation, government agency, danger, mind control, enemy, fellow agent, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Special Unit 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Special Unit 2 is a short-lived, American sci-fi/comedy television series, filmed in Vancouver, BC and aired on UPN for two seasons from April 2001 through February 2002. The show focused upon the exploits of a top-secret Chicago police division ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Plot: supernatural, police investigation, top secret, secret government organization, track down, werewolf, misfit, supernatural ability, creature, legends and myths, secret place, mythical creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 2K
Tower Prep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ian Archer wakes up one morning to find himself at a mysterious academy for teens with special abilities. Unable to find answers to his questions from the school’s faculty and cut off from any kind of outside contact or means of escape, Ian forms ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, heroic
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, supernatural ability, high school hunk, mystery, youth, supernatural, investigation, social relations, isolation, suspicion, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 2K
BeastMaster (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: BeastMaster is a Canadian television series that aired from 1999 to 2002. It was loosely based on a 1982 MGM film The Beastmaster. The series aired for three complete seasons. It is produced by Coote/Hayes Productions. The series was nominated for ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, homoerotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, sword and fantasy, adventure hero, adventure, magic, good versus evil, danger, animal life, heroes, sword and sorcery, male female relationship, animal human communication ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.7
 6K
Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, dragon, island, magic, prophecy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural ability, heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, supernatural, immortality, magic, supernatural ability, family secret, siblings relations, foreknowledge, family relations, creature, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: long island, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: trapped, adventure, supernatural, investigation, surrealism, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural power, mystery, paranormal phenomena, superior, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mysterious Ways (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Declan Dunn has a fascination with mystical phenomena that began when he was buried under an avalanche and given up for dead. After he miraculously survived, he committed his life to investigating miracles and the absolute proof of their existence. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: miraculous event, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, psychiatrist, mystery, back from the dead, research, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Shadow and Bone (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A teenage orphan who grows up in the land of Ravka. Her entire life changes after unexpectedly harnessing a power she never knew she had to save her best friend.
Style: mysterious, disturbing, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: magical, black magic, magic, adventure, showdown, wizards and magicians, hopes, fantasy world, rivalry, supernatural, good versus evil, conspiracy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, fairy tale ...
Plot: supernatural power, fantasy world, supernatural ability, magic, magician, school, betrayal, college, society, student, danger, crush ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, stalking, murder investigation, journalism, media, danger, law enforcement, heroes, legends and myths, investigation, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Masterpiece Mystery (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A weekly public television program presenting British produced mystery dramas to American audiences. Each program was a dramatization of a well-known mystery novel, with many programs continuing over several weeks. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple ...
Style: serious, mind bending, suspenseful, anthology
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, artists and showbiz, deadly, mind game, mystery, crimes, investigation, supernatural, filmmaking, archive footage, riddles and clues ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Case Histories (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Case Histories is a British drama television series based on the Jackson Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson. It stars Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: riddles and clues, uncover truth, investigation, private detective, investigator, missing person, haunted by the past, search, disappearance, crimes, suspicion, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, crimes, mystery, paranormal activity, uncover truth, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 39K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, time travel, crimes, murderer, disappearance, warden, law enforcement, manhunt, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 2K
Vega$ (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, crime, sleazy, urban, convertible, classic car, private investigator
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%