Movies and TV shows like The Alienist

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The Alienist (2018)
 7.8
 27K
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, psychologist, crime, 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 murder, crimes, crime, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement and deadly mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Alienist: Ripper Street (2012), Sharp Objects (2018), True Detective (2014), Hannibal (2013), 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, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, victim, fist fighting, multiple suspects, notoriety, corpse, urban ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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100%
 8.2
 42K
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, bleak, twists and turns, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, self harm, hometown, secret, mystery, death in the family, family relations, murder ...
Place: missouri, 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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, partners, investigation, murder, partners against crime, who done it, uncover truth, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ 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, tense, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, special agents, crime, psychiatrist, cannibal, danger, fbi, cannibalism, doctor, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, profiler, police investigation, police detective, crime, psychology, twists & turns, violence, maniac, agoraphobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, exciting, captivating
Plot: serial killer, fbi, psychopath, mind game, killings, police investigation, good versus evil, crimes, special agents, cult, rivalry, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, torture, insanity, crimes, police detective ...
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, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: time travel, police detective, murder, serial killer, murder investigation, police, maniac, adaptation, deadly, danger, encounter, society ...
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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, artist, jealousy, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: scary, tense, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, crimes, hunt down, crime, deadly, murder investigation, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, therapist, murder investigation, mystery, crime, law enforcement, mole, murder, crimes, chases and races, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: young girl, journalist, secret past, investigation, riddles and clues, court case, society, dishonesty, conspiracy
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, investigation, mental illness, journalism, doctors and patients, uncover truth, losing-it hero, power relations, insanity, psychiatrist, serial killer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, mount fuji, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, stylized, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, good versus evil, mind game, crimes, murder, serial killer, danger, fbi, deadly, partners against crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, investigation, serial killer, partners, danger, murder, psychic, talented, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, mental illness, nervous breakdown, gain trust, crimes, crime, supportive coworker, partners against crime, forensics, mentally unstable, criminal psychologist, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: realistic, gloomy, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, female partner, deadly, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, crime, bodies, law enforcement, coma, murder, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ 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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, loneliness, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, mystery, life is a bitch, small town, drinking problem, forensics, depression, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, colleague colleague relationship, police, redemption, betrayal, friendship, fight scenes, revenge, adaptation, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: suspenseful, serious, entertaining, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, police investigation, profiler, crime, partners against crime, special agents, riddles and clues, computers and web, evidence, partners, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, partners, deadly, murder, law enforcement, crimes, crime, missing person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, intellectual
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, twists & turns, puzzle, doubts and hesitations, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, serial killer, writers, cia agent, playing card, police investigation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, mystery, police detective, police investigation, vigilantism, law enforcement, murder, deadly, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 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, bleak, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, danger, violence, death, runaway, life philosophy, brutality, revenge, chase, abduction, crimes, vengeance ...
Place: austria, germany, alps
⇓ 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, double life, hidden identity, vigilantism, crimes, crime, forensics, corpse, right and wrong, police station, police detective, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ 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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, megalomaniac, mortician, multiple suspects, track down, law enforcement, crime, mystery, terrorizing, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: scotland yard, england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 49K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, friendship, supernatural, buddies, supernatural ability, law enforcement, murder investigation, secret, laboratory, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, tense, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, suspect, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, police detective, race against time, track down, crimes, partners against crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, female protagonist, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%