Movies and TV shows like Murderland

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Murderland (2009)
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the mystery surrounding a traumatic murder, as seen from the perspective of the three primary characters. Carrie, the daughter of the murdered woman, Douglas Hain, the detective in charge of the investigation, and Sally the murder victim all have their story to tell. Haunted by her mother’s murder when she was a child, Carrie seeks to uncover the truth so that she can move on with her life. As the investigation unfolds, Carrie’s yearning to discover who murdered her mother grows more intense, bringing her closer to the detective working the case.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, gloomy, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, who done it, life is a bitch, death of mother, murder suspect, mother daughter relationship, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, teenager, prostitute, police, pedophile, investigation, death, prostitution, african american, brothel, interracial relations, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to Murderland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, murder, police investigation, police detective, crime and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Murderland: Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Midsomer Murders (1997), Wallander (2005), Inspector Lewis (2006), Unforgotten (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
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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.
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Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
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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: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Unforgotten (2015)
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Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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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
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Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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