Movies and TV shows like Alias Grace

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Alias Grace (2017)
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Alias Grace (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, based on true events
Plot: female assassin, female prisoner, female murderer, murder investigation, maid, mad woman, women in society, amnesia, irish, chambermaid, immigrants, post punk
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: canada

Most similar movies to Alias Grace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, murder investigation, police investigation, crime, serial killer and police detective mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alias Grace: The Fall (2013), Stranger (2017), The Act (2019), Locked Up (2015), Cardinal (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, female detective, police detective, psychological thriller, crimes, policewoman, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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 8.6
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Stranger (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hwang Shi-Mok had brain surgery when he was a child, which caused him to lack emotion. Now, Hwang Shi-Mok works as a prosecutor. He is rational, but cold and lonely. He is also one of the only prosecutors not involved in corruption. One day, a dead ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: crimes, murder investigation, colleague colleague relationship, police corruption, dishonesty, friendship, serial killer, investigation, prosecutor, tragic past, lawyer, politics ...
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 16K
The Act (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, rough, based on true events, thought provoking ...
Plot: pretense, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, treatment, deception, overprotective parent, murder of mother, manipulation, hate, neighbor neighbor relationship, mockery, fake illness ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 12K
Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough
Plot: female prisoner, prison, corruption, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prisoner, brutality, female homosexuality, struggle for survival, hopes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.7
 6K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, murder mystery, police detective, child murder, serial killer, partners in crime, father daughter relationship, homicide detective, uncover truth, psychopathic killer, sadist, two killers ...
Place: ontario canada, canada
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45%
Cocaine Coast (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It takes place in the Galicia (Spain) of the 80s, when the fishing sector was transformed and many of the shipowners became indebted. This situation will be favorable for the start of activities such as contraband and drug trafficking.
Style: intense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money laundering, drug smuggling, drugs, drug addiction, cocaine, drug use, political corruption, organized crime, drug dealing, drug, gangsters, friendship ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 2K
The Widower (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Over a thirteen year period, a seemingly mild‐mannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, set about poisoning and murdering his first wife, attempting to do the same to his second wife and moving on to a further scheme to deceive his third fiancée.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, danger, honeymoon, couple relations, unlikely criminals, woman in danger, deadly, dishonesty, poisoning, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 2K
Coroner (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jenny Cooper investigates unexplained or sudden deaths in the city of Toronto. Fierce and quick-witted, Jenny is a newly-widowed single mother with secrets of her own to unearth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, neurotic, psychological
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, crimes, coroner, psychological trauma, death, fear, new job, female protagonist, partners, medical examiner, autopsy, crime investigation
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 998
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, hunt down, crime, special agents, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 1K
Dark Angel (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Drama about the real-life Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, british, true crime, femme fatale, manipulation, violent, deadly, murder, crimes, insanity, violence, sadism ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 3K
Springfloden (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A late summer night in 1990 a young pregnant woman is brutally murdered by being buried in the sand, to slowly become submerged by the tide. 25 years later, the sadistic murder remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning receives the task of studying the case ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, bleak
Plot: murder, cold case, crime, homeless, gay friend, murder of a pregnant woman, murder investigation, mystery, crimes, internet, murder witness, female protagonist ...
Place: stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 5K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, unconventional method, riddles and clues, forensics, deadly, honest law enforcer, female detective, sergeant, workplace, danger, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Houdini & Doyle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Stratton are tasked with the cases that nobody else can solve. It challenges their sense of what is real and what is not. Houdini is a skeptic, while Doyle believes in the unseen. Their diverse viewpoints ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, exciting, intellectual
Plot: illusionist, partners, skepticism, murder investigation, magic, amateur detective, dispute, writers
Time: 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncover truth, family, family life, family problems, youth, coming of age, island, starting over, custody, grownups ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 6K
Instinct (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, surprise ending, intellectual
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, serial killer, puzzle, twists & turns, writers, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, doubts and hesitations, playing card, cia agent, police investigation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: police detective, investigation, murder, dublin ireland, psychological trauma, corpse, police investigation, adaptation, blood, weapons, mass child killing, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 1K
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: suspense, bleak, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder investigation, corrupt police, murder, corruption, gun, car bomb, crimes, violence, disorder, danger, society, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.4
 16K
Babylon Berlin (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, social realism
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, social problems, political scandal, political intrigue, communist party, adaptation, communism, espionage, national socialism, conspiracy, german ...
Time: pre world war two, 1920s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 678
Stonemouth (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Iain Banks's best-selling novel, this romantic mystery follows Stewart as he returns to his childhood home and tries to discover the truth behind his best friend's death.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, homecoming, under the surface, organized crime, secret, village life, suicide, hometown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 286 min.
Story: Filmed on location in the North of England, A Dinner of Herbs is a film based on Catherine Cookson's novel about hardship, betrayal and family life in a 19th century working class town. Roddy and Hal have been friends since childhood, but their ...
Plot: orphan, murder, mining
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, victorian england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, psychopath, handcuffs, sadist, special agents, small town, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
City on a Hill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, exciting
Plot: law enforcement, corruption, investigation, crimes, danger, district attorney, crime, gang, smuggling, escapades, racism, justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 9K
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, suspenseful ...
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%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 2K
Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, therapist, murder investigation, deadly, race against time, crime, therapy, police investigation, chases and races, crimes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.7
 27K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: sincere, touching, compassionate, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, children's home, society, parents and children, mischievous children, imaginary, adventure, child's point of view, small town, school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 10K
Tin Star (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Jim Worth, an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains. When his small town is overrun by migrant workers from a massive new oil ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: family relations, justice, revenge motive, danger, crimes, rocky mountains, death, life is a bitch, threat, murder, small town sheriff, abduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Shadows over Balkans (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A historical fiction drama and thriller set in the turbulent period of the late 1930s in the Balkans as a place where high politics, local interests, capital and crime all merge together.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Plot: secret society, police, conspiracy, law enforcement, secret movement, crimes, criminal, politician, undercover, murder investigation, police detective, partner ...
Time: 1920s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 3K
Three Girls (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced. The drama explores how these girls were groomed, how they were ignored by the authorities ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: rape, human trafficking, police investigation, underage sex, court case, sex trafficking, friendship, pakistani, teenage girl, working class, crimes, schoolgirl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 1K
King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Story: King is a Canadian police drama which premiered April 17, 2011 on Showcase. The series stars Amy Price-Francis as Jessica King, a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, female detective, police investigation, task force, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, crime, leadership, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Truth Be Told (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: psychological thriller, investigation, mind game, crime, crimes, murder mystery, danger, intelligence, private detective, crime scene, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%