Movies and TV shows like The Dresden Files

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The Dresden Files (2007)
 7.7
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The Dresden Files (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: magic, magical, supernatural, investigation, private detective, wizards and magicians, mystery, imaginary, crimes, crime, paranormal activity, investigator, danger, victim, wizards, 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, crimes, investigation, danger, supernatural power, mystery and imaginary mostly in Drama, Mystery and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Dresden Files: Warehouse 13 (2009), Haven (2010), Blood Ties (2007), Sanctuary (2008), The Listener (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 46K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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, secret agents, riddles and clues, partners, ancient mystery, danger, undercover, secret service, curses spells and rituals, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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80%
 7.6
 35K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, small town, female protagonist, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, paranormal activity, small town life, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 6K
Blood Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, love and romance, love triangle, private detective, danger, romancing partners, investigation, immortality, supernatural, imaginary, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 19K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, transformation, mutant, scientist, laboratory, team, experiment, rescue, protector, crimes, crime, research ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 8K
The Listener (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: telepathy, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, investigation, save the day, haunted by the past, crimes, paramedic, uncover truth, supernatural power, up and down relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 107K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, good versus evil, hunt down, werewolf, evil force, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 27K
Alphas (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, government agency, investigation, crimes, danger, psychic, enemy, mind control, anger, fellow agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 48K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: scary, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, angel, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, save the world, supernatural power, good versus evil, demonic possession, exorcism, anti heroes, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 28K
Lost Girl (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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, lgbt, seduction, succubus, private detective, victim, supernatural ability, love triangle, crime, imaginary, femme fatale ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, chase, high school, teenage life, superhuman powers, youth, supernatural power, disorder, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 2K
Tower Prep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, stylized, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, supernatural ability, high school hunk, supernatural, mystery, high school, isolation, youth, investigation, social relations, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 57K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: supernatural, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, ghost, curses spells and rituals, investigation, investigator, shooting, escapades, characters in danger, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: heroes, superhero, supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, superhuman powers, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, life is a bitch, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 29K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, imaginary, obsessive quest, lost, alternate dimension, characters in danger, escapades, supernatural, peril, teleportation, investigator, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 2K
Witchblade (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Witchblade is an American television series that aired on TNT from 2001 to 2002. The series is based on the Witchblade comic book series, and followed a pilot film which debuted in August 2000. Some of the episodes were written by Ralph Hemecker, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superheroine, chosen one, superhero, magical object, fighting crime, heroic mission, supernatural ability, vengeance, super weapon, superhuman powers, imaginary, escapades ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Special Unit 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: supernatural, police investigation, top secret, secret government organization, werewolf, track down, misfit, supernatural ability, creature, legends and myths, secret place, mythical creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, crimes, partners against crime, investigation, intrigue, investigator, lawyer, suspicion, resourceful, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 564
Haunted (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Haunted is an American television program first aired in September 2002 on UPN. The program, which was filmed in Vancouver, was canceled in November 2002 due to low ratings. As a result, only seven of the completed episodes were aired. However, all ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: private detective, ghost, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, mystery, investigation, afterlife, psychic power, ex law enforcer, seeing dead people, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.5
 394
Past Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Past Life is an American crime drama television series which aired on Fox from February 9 to June 4, 2010. The series premiered on Tuesday, February 9 at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. After the premiere, subsequent airings were broadcast on ...
Style: emotional, surreal, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, past life, workplace, power relations, partners, crimes, unsolved mystery, reincarnation, unlikely partners, law enforcement, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 22K
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, crimes, private detective, crime, escapades, investigation, partners, buddies, lifestyle, mystery, rivalry, mysterious man ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: private detective, investigation, who done it, mysterious character, partners against crime, police detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, whodunit, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
Genre: Documentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program, hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 until 2002 and later by Dennis Farina starting in 2008. In addition, TV presenter Keely Shaye Smith and actress Virginia Madsen contributed greatly to its ...
Style: mind bending, tense, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: unsolved mystery, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, ufo, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, crimes, who done it, crime, unsolved crime, forensics ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, trapped, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, totalitarianism, superior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 38K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, disappearance, police investigation, island, warden, prison life, manhunt, existence paradox ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, profiler, danger, crimes, special agents, fbi, intelligence, forensics, team, human nature, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: private detective, family relations, mystery, rivalry, partners, partners against crime, workplace, sibling relationship, riddles and clues, ex military, crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, mastermind, who done it, ego clash, adventure, partners against crime, murder, rivalry, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 42K
The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, fairy tale, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural ability, magic, supernatural power, fantasy world, school, magician, betrayal, college, society, student, danger, crush ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, feel good, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, witch, immortality, supernatural ability, magic, siblings relations, family relations, family secret, spell, evil force, foreknowledge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 16K
Bitten (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Elena Micheals thought she left the world of supernatural behind when she left Stonehaven behind 'for good this time' she thought. Until the night she got the mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, wolf, secret identity, double life, danger, imaginary, strong female character, self defense, mystery, blood, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new york, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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