Movies and TV shows like The Sinner

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The Sinner (2017)
 7.9
 117K
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: melancholic, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, anthology, psychological thriller
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, memory loss, manslaughter, murder, psychiatrist, crime investigation, sister sister relationship, sex scene, drugs, past coming back to haunt, investigation, sisterhood, revenge, family problems, violence, criminal, crimes, domestic violence, mystery, child abuse, forensics, social problems, amnesia, religious faith ...
Time: 21st century

Most similar movies to The Sinner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and disturbing films and TV series with plots about murder investigation, investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, police investigation and crime investigation mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sinner: Sharp Objects (2018), Prodigal Son (2019), Dublin Murders (2019), Absentia (2017), The Stranger (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, mystery, mother daughter relationship, self harm, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A writer gets caught up in a murder investigation involving his mentor, an esteemed American author. Based on the book of the same name, by Joël Dicker.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, young girl, mentor, seaside town, writers, uncover truth, evidence, crime solving, murder mystery, framed for murder, investigation ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 20K
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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, profiler, haunted by the past, serial killer, expert, repressed memory, criminal psychologist, police, serial murder, crimes, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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33%
 7.1
 10K
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, forest, psychological trauma, police, secret past, corpse, mass child killing, crime investigation ...
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 15K
Absentia (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing FBI agent reappears six years after being declared dead.
Style: slasher, disturbing, melancholic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, fbi, exploitation, amnesia, fbi agent, crimes, memory loss, new life, survival, brutality, memory, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 47K
The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 363 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, clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious stranger, drug use, memory loss, infidelity, husband wife relationship, intoxication, betrayal, family, investigation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, child abuse, police investigation, murder investigation, investigation, police corruption, police, law enforcement, partners against crime, police detective, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iceland, reykjavik iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 87K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: life turned upside down, adultery, lie, murder investigation, secret, murder, mother son relationship, mysterious disappearance, riddles and clues, therapist, father son relationship, betrayal ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 46K
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, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, partners against crime, workplace, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, medical examiner, crimes, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I know who you are (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After wrecking his car in a deserted road in the middle of the forest and being found with the blood and mobile phone of his niece, successful criminal lawyer Daniel Elias can no longer remember who he is but must find a way to prove his innocence, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: amnesia, family relations, lawyer, missing person, murder investigation, murder, evidence, violence, uncle niece relationship, police detective, victim, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Chestnut Man (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is found brutally murdered in a Copenhagen playground. Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Adapted from the acclaimed novel.
Style: psychological, captivating, enigmatic, tense, brutal ...
Plot: murder, missing person, forest, police, murderer, secret, serial killer, young woman, murder investigation, investigation, forensics, crime solving ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 3K
Underneath (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
TV show
Story: Facing his own past, an investigator unravels the mystery behind three cruel, ritualistic murders.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: investigator, murder, mysterious man, interrogation, violence, murder investigation, clue, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, evidence, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 396
Possessions (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young French woman living in Israel is accused of the murder of her husband on the day of their wedding. As the bride struggles to prove her innocence, mysterious happenings surround her. Is she guilty or could she be the victim?
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: murder investigation, mystery, murder, who done it, track down, death, youth, crimes, uncover truth, police detective, chase, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, police, crime investigation, court, murder trial, master criminal, police officer, legal, african american, guilt, murder, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 262
The Grave (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An earthquake in the north uncovers a large hole in a nature reserve. Inside the hole, three human skeletons are found. The plot thickens when DNA tests reveal that the DNA belongs to three living people...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police, police officer, father son relationship, dna, investigation, crime investigation, murder mystery, murder investigation, evidence, chase, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 5K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, female detective, unconventional method, riddles and clues, forensics, honest law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, forensics, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, murder, scientist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Medical Examiner Dr. Qin: The Survivor (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
TV show
Story: ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: forensics, investigation, crime investigation, murder investigation, teamwork, unsolved crime, secret revealed, uncover truth, fighting crime, partners against crime, cold case, partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler journeys to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, organized crime, suspect, police, police investigation, police procedural, police detective, partners against crime, forensics, workplace situations, fighting crime ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 21K
Mr. Mercedes (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mother son incest, psychopath, violence, murderer, killer, cruelty, sociopath, murder, killings, psycho killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 862
All the Sins (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Lauri Räihä, a criminal investigator from Helsinki, is sent to investigate two murders that have occurred in the northern Finnish town where he grew up. The assignment offers Lauri a way out of confronting his own problems.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: murder investigation, revenge, police detective, crime investigation, past, police officer, police, murder, murder mystery, who done it, murderer, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 9K
Clarice (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
Style: captivating, mystical, suspense, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: crime investigation, murder mystery, fbi, paranormal investigation, agent, investigation, fbi agent, murder investigation, mysticism, dark secret, confronting the past, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 358
Gap Dong (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: 20 years ago Moo-Yeom’s father was a suspect in the "Gap Dong” serial murder case. Because of the detectives’ oppressive investigation, Moo-Yeom’s father killed himself. Now, Moo-Yeom is a detective and works to capture the killer Gap ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: investigation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, evidence, life, serial murder, who done it, murder investigation, uncover truth, murder mystery, police detective ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, police detective, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, kidnapping, female detective, fbi, fbi investigation, partners, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: profiler, policewoman, criminal psychologist, serial killer, forensics, female detective, police investigation, police detective, psychiatrist, crimes, law enforcement, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, female detective, investigation, police detective, murder, who done it, uncover truth, fighting crime, riddles and clues, mystery, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.4
 27K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, cold case, policewoman, police detective, who done it, politician, murder, rape, murderer, election, uncover truth, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe, sweden, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 57K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, policewoman, murder, investigation, workplace situations, workplace, riddles and clues, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, medical examiner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 508
Marnow Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The city of Schwerin is melting – it is the hottest summer in years. Detectives Lona Mendt and Frank Elling are on the trail of a serial murderer, who seems to choose his victims randomly. But nothing is as it seems. The detectives have apparently ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: killing spree, murder investigation, serial killer, investigation, partners against crime, forensics, murder mystery, crime solving, sleuth, police investigation, fighting crime, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
One Ordinary Day (2021)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama that explores the criminal justice system from an extremely popular perspective through the fierce story of two men surrounding the murder of a woman. Hyun Soo, an ordinary college student, suddenly becomes the primary suspect in a murder ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: murder mystery, mystery, murder, investigation, felony, murderer, crime investigation, forensics, criminal, crimes, murder investigation, justice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%