Movies and TV shows like The Alienist

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The Alienist (2018)
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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, atmospheric, dark, psychological thriller, anthology ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder investigation, crime investigation, police, psychologist, ritual, crimes, murder mystery, violence, prostitution, private detective, reporter, teenager, homicide detective, tragic love, investigation, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, teamwork, forensics, psychology, psychopath, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: new york

Most similar movies to The Alienist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, captivating and suspense films and TV series with plots about investigation, murder investigation, crimes, murder, murder mystery, serial killer and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Alienist: Ripper Street (2012), Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020), Prodigal Son (2019), Dead Still (2020), Sharp Objects (2018). 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: atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, victorian england, who done it, investigator, multiple suspects, jack the ripper, victim, crimes, responsibility, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, future
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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100%
Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, family outing, girls' night
Plot: female detective, victorian england, private detective, crime investigation, female police detective, detective agency, forensics, investigation, policewoman, crimes, adventure, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future
Place: london
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92%
 7.7
 21K
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: serial killer, expert, murder investigation, haunted by the past, psychological trauma, profiler, criminal psychologist, childhood trauma, police, crimes, forensics, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 1K
Dead Still (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Canada, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset makes a living out of photographing the dead in Victorian Ireland. When a series of murders threatens to sully Blennerhasset's reputation, a tenacious detective drags him into an investigation of ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, murder investigation, personal assistant, love interest, police inspector, investigation, unsolved crime, cold case, mysterious villain, mystery, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, future
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, hometown, mystery, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past, self harm, journalist, murder, small town, self mutilation, alcoholic, serial killer ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, frankenstein, murder mystery, who done it, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder investigation, homicidal maniac, serial killer, maniac, murderer, medieval ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future
Place: london, europe, england
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100%
 7.4
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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, exciting, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, fbi, murderer, killings, cult, crimes, special agents, serial murder, violence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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20%
The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: tense, psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, investigation, police, cold case, law enforcement, true crime, double murder, father son relationship, unsolved crime, who done it ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: wales, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5K
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, intellectual, slasher, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police, investigation, police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, brutality, partners against crime, mystery, psychopath, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: greece
⇓ 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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, sexy
Plot: murder investigation, police, crime investigation, police officer, lawyer, court, murder trial, master criminal, legal, african american, guilt, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
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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, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 8.1
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Nobody Knows (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, revenge, investigation, police, murder mystery, murder investigation, cruelty, surveillance, killing spree, police investigation, cold case ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: enigmatic, brutal, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, murderer, serial killer, missing person, forest, police, murder investigation, sleuth, crime solving, secret, female detective, murder mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jack Irish (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigation, mystery, crime solving, cold case, uncover truth, unsolved crime, crimes, homicide detective, life is a bitch, murder investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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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, exciting ...
Plot: murder mystery, private detective, serial killer, police, murder, riddles and clues, family, eccentricity, investigation, rivalry, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, murder of a prostitute, murder, missing person, police, african american protagonist, serial murder, police station, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serial killer, policewoman, criminal psychologist, female detective, forensics, police investigation, criminal, police detective, missing person, homicide detective, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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Rellik (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A serial killer thriller told in reverse, unravelling the truth behind a series of murders as DCI Gabriel Markham hunts down a brutal killer.
Style: suspense, dark, tense, thought provoking
Plot: serial killer, police, crimes, mental illness, vengeance, investigation, weapons, disfigured face, police officer, criminal, female nudity, danger ...
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100%
Movie in collections
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 2K
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, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: homicide detective, murder, disappearance, murder investigation, police, crimes, suicide, death, partners against crime, investigation, murder mystery, assistant ...
Place: london, england
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28%
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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, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, police investigation, wheelchair bound, black cast, handicapped, tough law enforcer, disability, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, partners, crime investigation, missing person, murder, homicide detective, murder mystery, police investigation, investigation, serial murder, partners against crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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50%
Through the Darkness (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: It deals with the beginning of profilers who had to look into their minds to chase away demons that could not be called human beings in the days when the word profiling was unfamiliar and there was no concept of psychopaths, when a series of vicious ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, forensics, investigation, murder mystery, mystery, secret, murderer, police detective, crime investigation, fighting crime, crimes ...
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27%
Dexter: New Blood (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 529 min.
TV show
Story: Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, he is now living under an assumed name in Upstate New York, far from his original home in Miami.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, secret identity, vigilante, murder, serial murder, murderer, killings, kidnapping, murder investigation, killing spree, hidden identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 1K
Suspects (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, each episode is a self-contained story, starting with a news report, then following the team of three detectives as they investigate the circumstances the crime. The cases themselves are hard-hitting with contemporary themes, such as ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police, murder mystery, investigation, crime investigation, murder investigation, partners, who done it, partners against crime, crimes, uncover truth, police detective, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.6
 1.6M
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maigrets Night at the Crossroads (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A complex tale of murder, deceit and greed set in an isolated country community.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murderer, police officer, police, village, murder, murder investigation, jewish, brother sister relationship, insanity, murder mystery, serial killer, chase ...
Place: france, belgium, antwerp, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 3K
Steppe (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Experienced chief of police Seyfi and newbie officer Nuri Pamir start to investigate the case of a child murder taking place in the city. The case brings them to Mr. Abbas and his daughter Dilara, who are well-known individuals in their circles.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: murder, murderer, police, murder investigation, fighting crime, police partner, crimes, uncover truth, partners, crime investigation, police investigation, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 6K
CSI: Vegas (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Facing an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: 911, investigation, crime investigation, forensics, partners against crime, partners, fighting crime, sleuth, crime solving, teamwork, crimes, social problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 14K
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 detective, police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, murder, murder mystery, british police, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 7K
Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, cybercrime, investigation, missing person, woman in danger, hacker, crimes, computers and web, looking for love, love and romance, murder, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%