Movies and TV shows like American Gothic 2016

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American Gothic (2016)
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.
Style: tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, family secret, family secrets, secret, betrayal, cover up, family relations, husband wife relationship, police, news report, marital crisis, dna, crimes, danger, cold case, police investigation, female politician, lesbian love, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: boston, usa

Most similar movies to American Gothic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, police, murder investigation, serial killer, investigation and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Gothic: Sharp Objects (2018), True Detective (2014), Prodigal Son (2019), Personality (2018), Masum (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, journalist, hometown, small town, self harm, family relations, haunted by the past, reporter, serial killer, filicide, investigative reporter ...
Place: missouri, usa
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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
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Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, brutal, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, serial killer, expert, profiler, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, police, nypd, childhood trauma, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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 9.1
 27K
Personality (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a retired judicial officer decides to commit a murder that he had been planning for years.
Style: enigmatic, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: investigation, secret, rape, death, police, serial killer, anti heroes, anti hero, journalist, mother daughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: turkey
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100%
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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: serious, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, friendship, domestic violence, police, husband wife relationship, betrayal, murder, love, infidelity, psychological drama, family relations ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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100%
 7.4
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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
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, danger, uncover truth, couples, friendship, violence, lapd ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.6
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Bordertown (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Finland, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Peculiar detective Kari Sorjonen escapes the hustle and bustle of big city to a small border town.
Style: tense, captivating, gloomy, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: border, small town, police detective, crime investigation, family relations, police, teenage girl, eccentricity, corruption, crimes, danger, society ...
Place: finland, russia
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The Valhalla Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An Oslo detective with a painful past returns to his native Iceland to help a dedicated cop hunt a serial killer with a link to a mysterious photo.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police corruption, child abuse, law enforcement, danger, murder investigation, partners against crime, police investigation, crime scene, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary
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44%
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Hidden (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: DI Cadi John and DC Owen Vaughan try to solve a case involving Mali Pryce, a young woman whose body was discovered in a stream in the woods.
Style: twists and turns, enigmatic, psychological, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police, father daughter relationship, manipulations, investigation, murder mystery, small town, agent, family secret, mysterious death, crimes ...
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44%
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 2K
Briarpatch (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.
Style: captivating, bleak, disturbing, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, corrupt police, murder, corruption, police corruption, gun, car bomb, danger, disorder, violence, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Deadwind (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: homicide detective, female detective, murder, missing person, family relations, secret past, police, childhood trauma, widow, revenge, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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42%
 6.7
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Slasher (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, betrayal, investigation, crimes, survival, husband wife relationship, artist, jealousy, teenager, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, serial killer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, murder, deadly, police, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Truth Will Out (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.
Style: tense, suspense, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: cold case, wrongful conviction, murder, father daughter relationship, corruption, childhood trauma, politician, police, ex husband ex wife relationship, mental illness, investigation, crimes ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 24K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, police investigation, crime, victim, uncover truth, murder investigation, rage, evidence, police, cold case, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, policewoman, best friends, homicide detective, crimes, coworker, crime, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a beach in Gothenburg found parts of a dismembered man's body. The only thing that is going on, a tattoo on the torso. Irene Huss find a similar previous cases that will take her to Copenhagen, where she is forced to look for a friend's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, victim, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, body mutilation, violence, tattoo parlor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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La Zona (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. Three years later, while the city prepares for the ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, quarantine, murder, serial killer, police, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, nuclear war, society, police officer, family relations, city ...
Place: spain
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41%
 7.4
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Manhunt (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, murder, serial killer, true crime, who done it, investigation, crimes, victim, brutality, deadly, blood, disorder ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: tense, captivating, clever, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: sex crime, law and order, police detective, lawyer, police, sexual abuse, danger, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 2K
Vienna Blood (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Max Liebermann, a student of Sigmund Freud, helps Detective Rheinhardt in the investigation of a series of disturbing murders around the grand cafes and opera houses of 1900s Vienna.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic, tense, disturbing
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, police investigation, doctor, crimes, disorder, twists & turns, buddies, danger, justice, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: vienna, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
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40%
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Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, deadly, false accusation, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, race against time, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.8
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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, captivating ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Little Boy Blue (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on a true story that shocked a nation, this powerful four-part factual drama, from BAFTA winning writer and executive producer Jeff Pope (Appropriate Adult, The Widower), centres on the devastating impact on a city of an innocent child’s ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder, justice, police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, true crime, danger, dishonesty, gang member, 11 year old, murder of a boy, questioned by police ...
Time: year 2007
Place: liverpool
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39%
 7.5
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The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, haunted by the past, killings, police, mind game, sociopath, strong female character, investigation, psychopath, track down, prison ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, crimes, race against time, partners against crime, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
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The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, ritual, crime, police, reporter, violence, crimes, blood, crime investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, danger, crimes, police detective, mystery, scientist, murder, investigator, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%