Movies and TV shows like River

If you like "River" you are looking for twists and turns, serious and suspenseful movies or TV shows about / with police investigation, police detective, murder investigation, hallucination, haunted by the past, police and able to see the dead themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
River (2015)
 8.0
 21K
River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, surprise ending, melancholic, tense, gloomy, captivating, realistic
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder investigation, hallucination, haunted by the past, police, able to see the dead, partners, murder mystery, loneliness, crimes, crime, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crime investigation, imagination, empathy, police officer, instinct, british police, police procedural, missing child
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england

Most similar movies to River

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 and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like River: Unforgotten (2015), DCI Banks (2010), Hinterland (2013), Shetland (2013), Wallander (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 16K
Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, who done it, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, murder mystery, father daughter relationship, missing person, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 6K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, female partner, murder, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 12K
Hinterland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Mathias comes to Aberystwyth having abandoned his life in London. He's a brilliant but troubled man. Despite his faults he is an excellent detective, who knows that the key to solving the crime lies not in where you look for truth, but how ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: buried truth, police investigation, hidden truth, forensics, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, crimes, police, small town, bodies, female partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wales, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 12K
Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, murder investigation, island, mystery, murder, crimes, social relations, law enforcement, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 13K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, forensics, loneliness, crime, crimes, small town, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 10K
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, murder, female detective, criminal, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 4K
Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, danger, crimes, family problems, murder, riddles and clues, law enforcement, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, murder investigation, police investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, whodunit, village, crime, police chief, law enforcement, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, missing person, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, crime investigation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 2K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, crime, failed attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 99K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, small town, murder, courtroom drama, partners, police detective, parents and children, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 10K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, investigation, murder, murder mystery, partners, police detective, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, who done it, village life, village ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 1K
Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, strangulation, police, society, police investigation, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, child killer ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 11K
Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, sergeant, murder investigation, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 3K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, danger, one last case, crime, loner, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inspector Morse (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder, police investigation, crime, rapist, shrewd, crimes, law enforcement, partners, who done it, multiple suspects ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, australia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 3K
Vexed (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy drama following a mismatched pair of police officers who disagree on everything with their partner, from policing to their personal life.
Style: captivating, humorous, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, murder, partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, who done it, dark humor, law enforcement, coworker relationship, ransom, partners, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
crimes movies
13757
tense movies
10136
gloomy movies
4111
captivating movies
14584
 8.1
 20K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, victorian england, danger, who done it, crimes, investigator, multiple suspects, victim, fist fighting, responsibility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 479
Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural television series first broadcast in 1998 that followed the investigations of a part of the Vancouver Police Department Homicide Division tasked with solving cold cases, the titular Cold Squad, as led by ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, partners, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, sincere ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, mystery, murder, social differences, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ 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, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, uncover truth, forensics, mind game, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, murder investigation, crimes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, edwardian era
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, danger, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, police procedural, detective inspector, dirty cop, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
crime movies
5948
murder movies
17880
realistic movies
28162
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, witty, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, partners against crime, mystery, partners, buddy cop, forensics, shrewd ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 653
Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, law enforcement, track down, police detective, hidden identity, police, murder, danger, hunt down, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 203
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 2K
Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, traffic accident, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
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: serious, rough, bleak, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, crime investigation, crimes, police investigation, child killer, missing child, missing person, serial killer, law enforcement, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, police detective, who done it, deadly, partners, police chief, law enforcement, chief of police, partners against crime, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 1K
Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, clever ...
Plot: undercover, working undercover, lone wolves, crimes, police detective, crime, fighting crime, irish, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, haunted by the past, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%