Movies and TV shows like The Alienist

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The Alienist (2018)
 7.7
 48K
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, captivating
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, crime, crime investigation, ritual, police, crimes, violence, reporter, private detective, teenager, teenagers, prostitution, tragic love, murder mystery, investigation, murder, homicide detective, paranormal investigation, mystery, teamwork, blood, newspaper reporter ...
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, suspense and tense films and TV series with plots about murder investigation, murder, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, serial killer and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Alienist: Ripper Street (2012), Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020), Prodigal Son (2019), Sharp Objects (2018), The Mantis (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, victorian england, danger, who done it, crimes, investigator, multiple suspects, victim, fist fighting, responsibility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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100%
Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, captivating, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female detective, victorian england, private detective, forensics, crime investigation, victorian age, detective agency, investigation, female police detective, crimes, adventure, policewoman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 16K
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, psychological thriller, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, serial killer, profiler, expert, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, childhood trauma, crimes, serial murder, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.1
 78K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, hometown, self harm, journalist, small town, murder, mystery, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.4
 12K
The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, killings, police, sociopath, prison, strong female character, psychopath, maniac, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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75%
The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, cold case, convicted felon, true crime, father son relationship, unsolved crime, double murder, police, who done it, society ...
Time: 2000s
Place: britain, wales, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, police, trial, court, murder trial, master criminal, crime investigation, murder, african american, legal, police officer, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 84K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, mind game, fbi, psychopath, killings, cult, crimes, special agents, police investigation, crime, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 8.9
 511K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: neo noir, captivating, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, police detective, investigation, partners, murderer, crimes, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 8.5
 234K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, death, mental patient, crime, psychiatrist, graphic violence, special agents, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jack the Ripper (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
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, mystery, megalomaniac, murder of a prostitute, multiple suspects, crime, mortician, police detective, crimes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: scotland yard, england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 2K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, wheelchair bound, disability, power relations, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.5M
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, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, police investigation, crime, master criminal, police detective, insanity, psychology, police, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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100%
 6.7
 1K
London Kills (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: With a documentary style delivery, this drama tells the story of a team of top murder detectives with each episode featuring a different murder while also following a serialized story involving the lead detective’s missing wife.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder, murder investigation, disappearance, police, crimes, homicide detective, murder mystery, assistant, death, suicide, assault, society ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 9.0
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The Other Me (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series of murders alarm the police authorities, as strange symbolisms are traced to every crime scene. The eccentric professor of criminology Dimitris Lainis is asked to shed some light on the mystery.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, intellectual ...
Plot: serial killer, police, investigation, greek mythology, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, violence, blood, disguise, chase, murder ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Game: Towards Zero (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Tae Pyeong is a prophet. When he looks into someone's eye, he can see the moment right before they die. Tae Pyeong is smart, rich and handsome. Despite his special ability, he is a bright person. A mysterious serial murder case draws Tae ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, murder investigation, serial killer, psychic, supernatural, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, homicide detective, female detective, supernatural power, murder, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 10K
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, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 44K
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, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, danger, workplace, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, crimes, mystery, interrogation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Hunt for a Killer (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on true stories about real homicide investigations in the south of Sweden between 1989-2004. The six-part series explores the murder of 10-year-old Helen Nilsson in Hörby, southern Sweden, a seemingly impossible case that remained unsolved ...
Style: tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: true crime, murder investigation, sex crime, child rape, child murder, murder, rapist, police procedural, interrogation, rape, who done it, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, police detective, teamwork, murder investigation, scientist, crime, investigator, expert, crimes, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 4K
Wisting (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Empathetic, meticulous and relentless - the only thing to escape Larvik detective William Wisting in his hunt for Norway's most notorious criminals is a happy family life. And when two mysterious deaths interrupt Wisting's Christmas, it is ...
Style: stylized, captivating, disturbing, suspense, clever ...
Plot: murder mystery, private detective, police, murder, danger, family, rivalry, investigation, riddles and clues, eccentricity, prodigy, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 144
Murders in... (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Murders in... is a collection of French-Belgian police TV movies taking place each time in a different French city and region.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, murder, who done it, uncover truth, partners against crime, escapades, crimes, mystery, track down, partners, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.6
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, female partner, murder, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.2
 30K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, cynical, witty ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, murder, crime solving, crime investigation, riddles and clues, unconventional method, uncover truth, basset hound, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, child abuse, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, investigation, police corruption, police, law enforcement, danger, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Investigation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 262 min.
TV show
Story: Copenhagen Police's Homicide unit, headed by Jens Møller, tries to solve the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalist, female journalist, police, true crime, brutal murder, murder investigation, murder of a woman, police investigation, murder, investigation, uncover truth, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: realistic, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police, serial killer, murder investigation, true crime, mass murder, murder, rape
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 986
Miss Sherlock (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Sherlock has a peculiar character flaw. She does not open her heart to strangers. She is Japanese, but was born in Britain. She now works as an investigation consultant for the police department. Wato Tachibana is an excellent surgeon and is guided ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, intellectual, captivating, suspense
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, female protagonist, master criminal, police, terrorist, adventure, riddles and clues, peril, mystery, murder, partners ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Da Vinci's Inquest (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Da Vinci's Inquest is a Canadian dramatic television series that aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2005. While never a ratings blockbuster, seven seasons of thirteen episodes each were filmed for a total of ninety-one episodes. The show, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coroner, law enforcement, investigation, forensics, righting the wronged, crimes, fighting crime, mystery, mysterious death, murder, police investigation, crime investigation ...
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%