Movies and TV shows like Broadchurch

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Broadchurch (2013)
 8.4
 88K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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, serious, gloomy, clever, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, small town, uncover truth, multiple suspects, courtroom drama, loss of son, murder, partners, loss of child, parents and children, crimes, social relations, grief, police detective, under the surface, murderer, family relations, mystery, law enforcement, legal, media coverage, partners against crime, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england

Most similar movies to Broadchurch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, crime, police detective and mystery mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Broadchurch: Unforgotten (2015), The Killing (2011), True Detective (2014), The Killing (2007), Endeavour (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever
Plot: cold case, murder, police investigation, who done it, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, murder mystery, father daughter relationship, missing person, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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100%
 8.2
 96K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, female detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, female protagonist, loss of child, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 9.0
 484K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, neo noir, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 24K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
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, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, investigator, family problems, suspicion, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, afghanistan, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 17K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, talented, crime, british, crimes, investigator, intelligence, police, who done it, murderer, coworker ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.5
 117K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: atmospheric, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, psychopath, crimes, talented, unlikely relationship, multiple suspects, law enforcement, graphic violence, police detective, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 3K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, danger, life is a bitch, multiple suspects, one last case, crime, loner, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, crime, missing child, disappearance, female detective, life is a bitch, self discovery, policewoman, sexual abuse, buried truth, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 10K
Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, island, crimes, mystery, murder investigation, police investigation, archaeologist, multiple suspects, who done it, adaptation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: small town, murder investigation, murder, crime, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, law enforcement, crimes, child murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 10K
Hinterland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: police investigation, partners against crime, buried truth, forensics, law enforcement, crimes, partners, police, small town, bodies, crime, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wales, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 21K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, police detective, abduction, crimes, missing person, family relations, investigation, life turned upside down, parents and children, life is a bitch, twists & turns, grief ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2009 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 9K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, crime investigation, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, who done it, right hand man, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 2K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, crimes, crime, failed attempt, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, police investigation, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, law enforcement, whodunit, murder, police chief, crime, village, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
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: tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, serial killer, police detective, social problems, policewoman, police investigation, partners, corruption, victim, riddles and clues, mind game, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, partners, crimes, partners against crime, forensics, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 22K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: female detective, murder, female protagonist, serial killer, murder investigation, police, british police, ex husband ex wife relationship, police investigation, husband wife conflict, neo noir, homicide detective ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 1K
Glue (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community and his friends are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: teen drama
Plot: murder, village, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, youth, teenage life, under the surface, murder mystery, deadly, crimes, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 19K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, killings, police detective, danger, who done it, crimes, investigator, victim, fist fighting, responsibility, multiple suspects, notoriety ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, sergeant, crime investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, suspicion, investigator, law enforcement, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crimes, who done it, police detective, chief of police, law enforcement, deadly, partners against crime, murder, police chief, partners, murder investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 19K
River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, able to see the dead, police, murder investigation, hallucination, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
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, policewoman, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, who done it, amateur detective, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, crimes, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, riddles and clues, police investigation, uncover truth, mind game, forensics, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, crimes, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, edwardian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crime, deadly, partners, crimes, law enforcement, missing person, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, police detective, fighting crime, crimes, crime, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 12K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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, loneliness, crimes, crime, murder investigation, forensics, mystery, life is a bitch, drinking problem, depression, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 5K
Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, lawyer, uncover truth, double life, mystery, deadly, police detective, murder, crimes, legal, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%