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Limitless (2015)
 7.8
 57K
Limitless (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Limitless, based on the feature film, picks up where the movie left off and follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: intelligence, fbi, young man, taking a pill, crime, addiction, experimental drug, life & death, chase, murder mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mystery, new job, moral ambiguity, paranoia, politician, female agent, peril, based on movie, drug
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Limitless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and captivating films and TV series with plots about fbi, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, crime, special agents and fbi agent mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Limitless: White Collar (2009), Perception (2012), Forever (2014), Sherlock (2010), Numb3rs (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 487K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, captivating, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, prodigy, success, rise to the top, drug abuse, ambition, overnight success, addiction, rags to riches, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 109K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, realistic, light, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, mastermind, intelligence, cons and scams, expert, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, intellectual, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fbi, intelligence, riddles and clues, prodigy, investigation, talented, genius, professor, crime, investigator, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 49K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, murder investigation, friendship, secret, laboratory, buddies, crime, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: captivating, clever, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mastermind, prodigy, sherlock holmes, mind game, partners, crime, riddles and clues, friendship, british, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 37K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, fbi, crime, mathematics, police detective, profiler, search, mathematician, murder investigation, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 61K
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, investigation, tattoo, killings, crime, strong female character, puzzle, terrorist, secret organization, fbi agent, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 157K
Lucifer (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining, biblical
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, fallen angel, female detective, murder investigation, devil, supernatural, hell, demon, psychologist, police detective, immortal, homicide detective ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 92K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, crimes, prodigy, partners, mind game, sherlock holmes, law enforcement, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 55K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, secret, recruit, investigation, false identity, attack, terrorist, terrorist attack, terrorism, bonding, flashback, fbi agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, crimes, danger, special agents, forensics, profiler, intelligence, team, human nature, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 80K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, fbi, mind game, killings, police investigation, crimes, special agents, crime, cult, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
Stitchers (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young woman is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, light
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, crime, special agents, supernatural, uncover truth, female protagonist, scientist, workplace problem, science, memory, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 2K
Smith (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Though Bobby Stevens appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five job, he's actually an expert thief who is seeking a few last big jobs so he can finally leave the business for a comfortable, lawful lifestyle with his wife, Hope, and ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, thief, robbery, theft, chases and races, crime, crimes, bookies, manhunt, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, kidnapping, murder, fbi, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, track down, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 361
Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: fbi, uncover truth, partners against crime, life is a bitch, special agents, crime, treason, undercover, espionage, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 1K
The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, haunted by the past, mystery, rookie, deadly, dark past, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.6
 33K
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, fbi, investigation, small town, paranormal activity, danger, small town life, surprising revelation, special agents, social relations, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 15K
Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, working undercover, special agents, rookie, undercover, young man, coworker, crime, drug dealer, fighting crime, crimes, coworker relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.7
 181K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, fbi, ufo, investigation, space and aliens, paranormal activity, special agents, paranormal investigation, mysterious place, top secret, obsession, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 145
The Handler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Handler is a crime series created by Canadian writer-producer Chris Haddock, airing in the United States on CBS in the 2003-04 season. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: fbi, crime, special agents, officers and cadets, law enforcement, working undercover, undercover, government agency, basic training, undercover agent, crime solving, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.5
 10K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, police investigation, profiler, partners against crime, crime, computers and web, riddles and clues, special agents, evidence, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Jacob Hood is a brilliant biophysicist and special science advisor to the government who investigates scientific crises and oddities. His crusade is to protect the substance of science against those who would abuse and misuse scientific ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, scary ...
Plot: scientist, fbi, mad scientist, misfit partners, save the day, law enforcement, supernatural, government agency, investigation, danger, reluctant partners, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 19K
Ringer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. On May 13, 2011, it was reported that ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: witnessing a crime, dishonesty, disappearance, plan gone awry, hidden identity, twin sister, blended family, danger, mystery, crimes, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sincere, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, hopes, misfit, strong female lead, cult, nanny, bunker, abduction, song and dance, rich woman, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 12K
Bull (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Jason Bull is the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, humorous
Plot: courtroom, workplace situations, lawyer, psychologist, jury, investigation, manipulation, leader, analysis, workplace, legal, human nature ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: homosexual, intelligence, boss, surveillance, undercover, riddles and clues, paranoia, neighbor, cover up, cia, conspiracy, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 51K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, alien encounter, dishonesty, fbi, danger, uncover truth, heroes, special agents, family relations, world domination, resistance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 2K
Hunters (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The disappearance of a decorated FBI agent's wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists - shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.
Plot: alien, terrorist, fbi, secret government organization, autopsy, husband wife relationship, murder, betrayal, female nudity, kidnapping, hunter, fbi agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%