Movies and TV shows like The Alienist

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The Alienist (2018)
 7.8
 26K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: 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, tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, crime, psychologist, murder investigation, reporter, ritual, tragic love, blood, police, teenagers, prostitution, violence
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to The Alienist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and realistic films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, serial killer and deadly mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Alienist: Ripper Street (2012), Hannibal (2013), True Detective (2014), Sharp Objects (2018), Copycat (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 17K
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, urban, fist fighting, victim, multiple suspects, notoriety, responsibility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 199K
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, atmospheric, tense, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, special agents, crime, cannibal, psychiatrist, danger, death, mental patient, doctor, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 431K
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: clever, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, police detective, serial killer, crimes, murder, partners, investigation, partners against crime, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 40K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 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: suspense, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, hometown, self harm, serial killer, mystery, death in the family, family relations, reporter, secret ...
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 49K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, crime, profiler, psychology, twists & turns, police detective, violence, maniac, agoraphobia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 80K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, serious
Plot: serial killer, fbi, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, killings, special agents, cult, crime, investigation, crimes, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Dark Side of the Moon (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Inspired by "Life on Mars", this Russian adaptation (which translates as "The Dark Side of the Moon) follows the story of police officer Mikhail Soloviev Jr. After being hit by a car- Soloviev embodies the firm of his father in 1979 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: time travel, police detective, serial killer, murder investigation, murder, police, maniac, deadly, adaptation, danger, death, encounter ...
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 8K
Slasher (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, betrayal, survival, investigation, crimes, husband wife relationship, forest, flashback, blood, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Am the Night (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: young girl, journalist, investigation, secret past, riddles and clues, court case, society, dishonesty, conspiracy
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, therapist, crime, police investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 151K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, danger, partners, murder, crime, psychic, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 11K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, loneliness, mystery, small town, life is a bitch, forensics, drinking problem, depression, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 9K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, entertaining, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, police investigation, computers and web, partners against crime, riddles and clues, profiler, evidence, police, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: profiler, fighting crime, investigation, fbi, supernatural ability, murder, good versus evil, crimes, serial killer, mind game, forensics, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 34K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, sexy, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, suspect, police, femme fatale, crime, newspaper, police detective, strong sexual content, sexual relations, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, police investigation, nervous breakdown, partners against crime, crime, police detective, psychiatrist, mental disorders, crimes, law enforcement, partners, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.7
 590K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, double life, crimes, crime, vigilantism, right and wrong, police station, corpse, forensics, killings, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 4K
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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, coma, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, crime, missing person, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, partners
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 937
Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, redemption, police, betrayal, friendship, colleague colleague relationship, fight scenes, revenge, adaptation, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, fbi, police investigation, crime, kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, track down, crimes, race against time, police detective, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, mystery, fighting crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, disability, power relations, wheelchair bound ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 629
Pagan Peak (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 43 min.
Story: When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, this is the first real challenge of her career; her Austrian ...
Style: rough, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, danger, death, violence, runaway, chase, revenge, brutality, abduction, life philosophy, vengeance, crimes ...
Place: germany, austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, mortician, megalomaniac, police investigation, crime, mystery, killer, track down, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: scotland yard, england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 9K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epidemic breaks out in Atlanta leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. This is the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the quarantine reveals both the devolution ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, tragic event, epidemic, virus, doctor, death, society, secret, vaccine, blood, conspiracy theory, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, vigilantism, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police detective, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 4K
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: captivating, intellectual, surprise ending, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, twists & turns, puzzle, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, serial killer, doubts and hesitations, writers, cia agent, playing card, gay protagonist ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, hunt down, police detective, british
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%