Movies and TV shows like The Sinner

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The Sinner (2017)
 7.9
 82K
The Sinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, melancholic, anthology, psychological thriller
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, memory loss, murder investigation, manslaughter, murder, psychiatrist, sister sister relationship, sisterhood, sex scene, drugs, investigation, revenge, belief, drug, amnesia, female nudity, psychological drama, crime investigation, group sex, self destructing, guilty conscience, abused woman, psychiatrist patient relationship, motive, past coming back to haunt ...
Time: 21st century

Most similar movies to The Sinner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, realistic and serious films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, murder investigation, police investigation, police, investigation and danger mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Sinner: Sharp Objects (2018), Prodigal Son (2019), Dublin Murders (2019), The Method (2015), Criminal Minds (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 66K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, hometown, journalist, small town, family relations, self harm, mystery, haunted by the past, investigative reporter, serial killer, murder ...
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.7
 10K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, serial killer, expert, profiler, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, sociopath, police, nypd, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: investigation, murder, police detective, psychological trauma, corpse, dublin ireland, police investigation, adaptation, weapons, blood, mass child killing, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 2K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, brutality, human nature, crimes, danger, psychosis, haunted by the past, murder, good versus evil, uncover truth ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 155K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, crimes, crime, murder, investigation, law enforcement, team, profiler, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 171K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, small town life, 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, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 1K
Trauma (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A three-part drama set in the trauma unit of a London hospital, a grieving father blames a high-achieving trauma consultant for the death of his teenage son.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, bereavement, class differences, revenge, stalker, death of son, psychological trauma, doctors, family problems, african american, medical, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: tense, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, family secret, cover up, betrayal, secret, family secrets, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 2K
Briarpatch (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: psychological, captivating, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police corruption, murder, corruption, corrupt police, car bomb, gun, u.s. mexico border, disorder, crimes, danger, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 43K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, danger, workplace, riddles and clues, murder, society, investigation, crimes, mystery, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Valhalla Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: rough, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police corruption, police, child abuse, police investigation, partners against crime, danger, murder investigation, law enforcement, police detective, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 7K
Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tech genius Lindy, convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, woman in danger, missing person, looking for love, love and romance, crimes, deadly, computers and web, murder, hacker, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 31K
The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, infidelity, mysterious stranger, betrayal, family, family relations, investigation, husband wife relationship, violence against women, memory loss, beating ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 17K
Surveillance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, sadism, police station, fbi, surveillance, hidden identity, police corruption, dishonesty, mass murder, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ⇓
23%
 7.5
 4K
Midnight Sun (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, murder, conspiracy, homicide detective, symbol, small town, frenchwoman, danger, crimes, female protagonist, shaman ...
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 2K
Vienna Blood (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, enigmatic, tense
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, police investigation, doctor, crimes, disorder, justice, good versus evil, adventure, twists & turns, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: vienna, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 4K
Baptiste (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Julien Baptiste delves into the criminal underworld of the red light district and uncovers a complex web of deceit and lies.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: criminal underworld, private detective, missing person, uncle, niece, human trafficking, investigation, murder, danger, hitman, stolen money, psychological drama ...
Time: 21st century
Place: amsterdam, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 2K
Shots Fired (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A media storm sets off when an African-American cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, justice, racism, small town, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, evidence, mystery, police detective, murder investigation, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 5K
Deadwind (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense
Plot: homicide detective, female detective, murder, missing person, family relations, secret past, widow, childhood trauma, revenge, police, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Murder in the First (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate a multitude of tragedies in San Francisco.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, police, trial, murder trial, guilt, master criminal, crime investigation, police officer, male full rear nudity, legal, african american, team ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, police detective, crime, danger, crimes, mystery, scientist, murder, investigator, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
Little Boy Blue (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, british police, questioned by police, grieving mother, 11 year old ...
Time: year 2007
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, dishonesty, who done it, uncover truth, police corruption, partners against crime, danger, partners, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 38K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ⇓
22%
Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: law and order, legal action, murder, legal, police investigation, workplace, law enforcement, courtroom, partners against crime, fighting crime, police detective, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 444
The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, a vision, dealing with death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 9K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crime investigation, murder, police detective, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, right hand man, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 39K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: genius, crime, fbi, prodigy, murder investigation, mathematics, police detective, crimes, workplace, profiler, brother brother relationship, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%