Movies and TV shows like Broadchurch

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Broadchurch (2013)
 8.4
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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, gloomy, realistic, bleak
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, murder, grief, small town, courtroom drama, partners, police detective, parents and children, loss of child, loss of son, small town life, crimes, social relations, legal, reluctant partners, murderer, whodunit, under the surface, who done it, policewoman, family relations ...
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), Endeavour (2012), Vera (2011), The Killing (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, serious, 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, missing person, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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100%
 8.2
 100K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, multiple suspects, who done it, female detective, riddles and clues, murder, crimes, street kid, dealing with death, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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88%
 8.6
 19K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
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, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, british, talented, crime, crimes, investigator, intelligence, murderer, police, uncover truth, coworker ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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%
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 8.4
 25K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, afghanistan, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, crimes, talented, murder, forensics, law enforcement, cruelty, partners, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.9
 506K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: neo noir, bleak, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, crime, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, murderer, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, gloomy ...
Plot: buried truth, police investigation, forensics, partners against crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement, police, small town, bodies, crime, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wales, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 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%
 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, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crime, deadly, crimes, who done it, failed attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, female detective, disappearance, policewoman, life is a bitch, self discovery, sexual abuse, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder investigation, small town, murder, crime, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, crimes, law enforcement, small town life, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, law enforcement, social relations, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 22K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, abduction, child abduction, police detective, crimes, family relations, journalist, child abuse, police, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2009 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, whodunit, murder, law enforcement, village, crime, police chief, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, danger, victorian england, 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 ⇓
67%
Deadwater Fell (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, clever
Plot: murder investigation, control freak, murder, arson, small town life, police investigation, under the surface, family relations, fire, who done it, suspicion, extramarital affair ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inspector 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 ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 18K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, drug cartel, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, social problems, partners, corruption, murder, mystery, secret, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, witty, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, partners against crime, mystery, partners, buddy cop, shrewd, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 26K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: neo noir, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: female detective, female protagonist, murder, murder investigation, serial killer, british police, police, ex husband ex wife relationship, police investigation, husband wife conflict, homicide detective, danger ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 1K
Glue (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: teen drama
Plot: murder, village, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, youth, under the surface, murder mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder investigation, hallucination, haunted by the past, police, able to see the dead, partners, murder mystery, loneliness, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, who to trust, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, hitman, forensics, death, obsession, evidence, one last job, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 5K
The Bay (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Family Liaison Officer Lisa Armstrong becomes a little too emotionally involved with a case (to the point where she might compromise it) concerning a pair of missing Morecambe twins to whose distraught parents she is assigned.
Style: serious, clever, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, uncover truth, social relations, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, courtroom drama, policewoman, law enforcer, who done it, coastal town ...
⇓ 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 ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
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%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
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, policewoman, serial killer, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, police detective, murder mystery, murder, partners, haunted by the past, partners against crime, amateur detective, who done it, village life, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%