Movies and TV shows like Big Little Lies

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Big Little Lies (2017)
 8.6
 123K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, female friendship, secret, family life, marriage, murder mystery, housewife, parent child relationship, intrigue, adultery, murder, mother, crumbling marriage, gossip and rumors, rape, infidelity, female protagonist, parents, ex husband, abuse, single mother, new life, mystery, unhappy marriage, crime ...

Most similar movies to Big Little Lies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, secret and police mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Big Little Lies: Desperate Housewives (2004), Devious Maids (2013), Sharp Objects (2018), Good Girls (2018), Riverdale (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexy, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, neighbor, family relations, couple relations, social relations, friendship, investigation, lifestyle, infidelity, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.8
 21K
Devious Maids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, enigmatic, entertaining
Plot: secret, maid, female friendship, female protagonist, couple relations, murder, love, deception, latinx lead, secrets, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 50K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: bleak, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, mother daughter relationship, self harm, small town, secret, hometown, death in the family, mystery, family relations, serial killer, child murder ...
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.9
 12K
Good Girls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
Style: feel good, captivating, funny, ironic
Plot: female friendship, housewife, money laundering, family relations, convenience store robbery, female protagonist, criminal, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 94K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, biting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, teenage life, friendship, youth, love triangle, murder, investigation, parents and children, crimes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 95K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, blackmail, deception, murder investigation, murder, female friendship, small town, ruse, mother, single mother, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: michigan, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 77K
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 ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, multiple suspects, loss of son, murder, partners, small town, parents and children, loss of child, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 61K
The Sinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young mother kills in a fit of unexplainable rage a seemingly stranger. An inquisitive detective obsesses over the case, attempting to get to the bottom of the true motive behind the act.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, psychiatrist, manslaughter, psychological trauma, murder, sister sister relationship, sisterhood, sex scene, investigation, revenge, belief, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Bigger Splash (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American couple, Paul and Marianne, spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.
Style: emotional, melancholic, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: vacation, rock star, rock concert, older woman younger man relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, infidelity, coitus, extramarital affair, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, sex in a swimming pool ...
Place: italy, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 64K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, workplace situations, legal investigation, lawyer, trial, crumbling marriage, courtroom, corruption, district attorney, law firm, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 2K
Grand Hotel (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A bold, provocative upstairs/downstairs drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.
Style: emotional, captivating, romantic, light, entertaining
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: family business, hotel, family relations, secret, intrigue, unlikely couple, secrets, love and romance, parents and children
Time: 21st century
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.6
 9K
Masum (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cevdet, a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly the life of the family is destroyed by the sudden arrival of a terrible news from the little son.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder trial, hospital, infidelity, domestic violence, murder, love, betrayal, police, psychological thriller, drinking ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.8
 158K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, supernatural, who done it, rape, double life, mysterious place, death, special agents, crime ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 21K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: female detective, policewoman, police investigation, murder, police detective, crimes, fighting crime, workplace romance, couples, interrogation, investigation, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, murder investigation, female detective, homicide detective, crime, workplace situations, mystery, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, best friends, youth, high school, friendship, blackmail, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors, murder, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 16K
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 ...
Plot: female protagonist, murder, murder investigation, female detective, police, police investigation, serial killer, ex husband ex wife relationship, british police, investigation, policewoman, homicide detective ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, twists and turns, mysterious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing child, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, life is a bitch, dishonesty, obsession, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 318
Dress Gray (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: When a cadet at a military academy is found dead, the assumption is it was an accident. But the autopsy reveals that's not the case and that he's a homosexual and the last person he was with someone before he died and that someone is an ...
Style: rough, disturbing, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, gay, murder investigation, gays and lesbians, military academy, military, legal, legal investigation, army investigation, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, bonding, terrorism, flashback, fbi agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hospital, murder, doctor, police detective, crime, doctors and patients, who done it, partners against crime, workplace situations, mystery, crimes, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, murder, police detective, uncover truth, who done it, forensics, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 163K
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, tense, exciting, 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, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, witty
Plot: female detective, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, elderly, crime, mystery writer, mystery, writer's life, investigation, writing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 286
Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, multiple suspects, parent child relationship, lapd, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Malice Aforethought (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is married to a particularly overbearing woman who reminds him at every turn that he is living in her house. But the good doctor has outside interests to help him cope.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: poison, crimes, manipulations, doctors and patients, mind game, rivalry, investigation, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, mystery, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 393
Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco's highly successful NYPD Blue, which had ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, murder investigation, fighting crime, police station, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, injury, blindness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: confession, serial killer, murder, prostitute, basement, police interrogation, crime scene, social worker, garden, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
And Then There Were None (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts – the improbably named Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen – the weather sours and they find themselves ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, island, mysterious death, isolation, suspicion, retribution, plot twist, death, survival, investigation, justice ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%