Movies and TV shows like The Alienist

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The Alienist (2018)
 7.7
 37K
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, prostitution, teenager, teenagers, tragic love, psychiatrist, private detective, candle, newspaper reporter, detective agency, horse drawn carriage, candlelight
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york

Most similar movies to The Alienist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, serial killer, murder, murder investigation, crime, police investigation and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Alienist: Ripper Street (2012), Prodigal Son (2019), Se7en (1995), The Following (2013), Murder in the First (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, killings, police detective, danger, who done it, crimes, investigator, victim, fist fighting, responsibility, multiple suspects, notoriety ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 10K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.4M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, police, neo noir, torture, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: united states, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 83K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, fbi, killings, special agents, crimes, crime, cult, police investigation, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murder in the First (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate a multitude of tragedies in San Francisco.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, police, trial, murder trial, guilt, master criminal, crime investigation, police officer, male full rear nudity, african american, legal, lawyer ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack the Ripper (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Jack the Ripper was a 1988 two-part television movie/mini-series portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack The Ripper, the killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, megalomaniac, mystery, multiple suspects, crime, mortician, police detective, crimes, danger, track down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: scotland yard, england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 221K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, cannibal, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, crime, mental patient, special agents, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 9.0
 484K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 10K
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 ⇓
100%
 8.2
 64K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crime, deadly, partners, crimes, law enforcement, missing person, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, neurotic, psychological
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, coroner, crimes, fear, psychological trauma, death, female protagonist, new job, partners, medical examiner, autopsy, crime investigation
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, race against time, deadly, therapy, crimes, crime, chases and races, police investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry.
Style: exciting, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, serial killer, murder investigation, true crime, mass murder, murder, rape
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 4K
Midnight Sun (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 55 min.
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, assassination plot, female protagonist ...
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
Cracked (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Psych Crimes Unit, a unique team of police detectives and mental health professionals, is tasked with solving bizarre and chilling crimes that cross the boundary between law enforcement and psychological disturbance.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, police investigation, forensics, crimes, fighting crime, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, partners against crime, criminal psychologist, psychologist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ...
Style: tense, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, family secrets, family secret, secret, cover up, betrayal, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, danger, government agency, state affairs, partners, crimes, military, undercover, navy, investigation, army investigation, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 3K
Profiler (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, stylized, rough ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, crimes, mind game, good versus evil, serial killer, murder, danger, fbi, haunted by the past, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 1K
Epitafios (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Epitafios is a 2004 13-episode, Argentinian crime fiction TV mini-series with the tagline: El Final Está Escrito ... The End Is Written. The series, which takes place in an unnamed South American city, was shot in Buenos Aires. The series was ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: psychologist, murder, police, mystery, riddles and clues, serial killer, haunted by the past, crimes, vengeance, danger, deadly, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 5K
DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crimes, deadly, crime, female partner, murder, coma, policewoman, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 2K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, wheelchair bound, power relations, disability, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 90
Nobody Knows (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Choi Su Jung, a 16-year-old high school student, is brutally murdered by a serial killer. Her friend Young Jin gets to take a phone call from the killer and says that she’ll find and kill him. Over two decades later, Young Jin has become a police ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, suspenseful, macabre
Plot: serial killer, revenge, investigation, cruelty, surveillance, peril, maniac, obsession, chase, crimes, bullying, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
24%
 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, twists & turns, puzzle, writers, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, doubts and hesitations, playing card, cia agent, police investigation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 7K
Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, woman in danger, missing person, looking for love, computers and web, crimes, murder, deadly, love and romance, hacker, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, death, murder, crimes, danger, police, police investigation, obsession, life is a bitch, reward
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 757
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 55
The Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Beat delves into the personal and professional lives of two young police recruits who patrol New York's streets. The city's daily machinations are seen through the often bloodshot eyes of Officers Mike Dorigan and Zane Marinelli, two ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police, deadly, crimes, buddy cop, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, arson, nypd, friendship, irish american, medical student, engagement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 401
Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco's highly successful NYPD Blue, which had ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, blindness, murder investigation, fighting crime, danger, police station, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%