Movies and TV shows like Instinct

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Instinct (2018)
 6.7
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Instinct (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ideal team.
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: murder investigation, female police detective, college professor, police investigation, male female partnership, serial killer, gay lead character, ex cia agent, secret identity, gay protagonist, nypd, puzzle, twists & turns, writers, murder victim, doubts and hesitations, circumstantial evidence, cia agent, police, female police officer, policewoman, police officer, novelist, card playing, playing card
Place: new york

Most similar movies to Instinct

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder, serial killer, police detective and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Instinct: Prodigal Son (2019), The Mentalist (2008), Cardinal (2017), The Bridge (2013), Columbo (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological thriller ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, profiler, serial killer, expert, repressed memory, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, criminal psychologist, crimes, father son relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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100%
 8.1
 172K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, outsmarting, serial killer, crime, fighting crime, murder, special agents, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 8K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, tense
Plot: homicide detective, serial killer, murder investigation, psychopath, police corruption, police investigation, murder mystery, partners in crime, police detective, depression, psycho killer, sadist ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 18K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, drug cartel, serial killer, policewoman, partners, police investigation, social problems, interrogation, corruption, deadly, mystery, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 31K
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, realistic, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation, riddles and clues, crime solving, unconventional method, uncover truth, basset hound, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Goya Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Madrid, Spain. A mysterious serial killer murders art collectors and uses their bodies to reproduce scenes from “Los caprichos,” a famous series of drawings by Spanish painter Francisco de Goya…
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, rough, noir
Plot: serial killer, policewoman, mystery killer, murder investigation, police detective, love affair, police investigation, murder, prosecution, cheating, murder of daughter, co worker co worker relationship ...
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 5K
Midnight Sun (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 440 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, murder, conspiracy, homicide detective, frenchwoman, symbol, danger, crimes, small town, assassination plot, shaman ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: disturbing, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child abuse, serial killer, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, investigation, police corruption, police, danger, partners against crime, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 8.0
 2K
Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, deadly, race against time, therapy, crimes, chases and races, police investigation, crime, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.9
 522K
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: captivating, bleak, neo noir, tense, clever ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, police detective, investigation, murderer, partners, partners against crime, crimes, murder, uncover truth, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mermaid's Song (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The mystery surrounding the murder of a seductive and ambitious axé performer during one of her concerts.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: singer, bisexual woman, murder investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), mystery killer, lesbian romance, uncover truth, investigation, murder mystery, partners, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 405
Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, cop witness relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gang, serial killer, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 2K
Briarpatch (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder investigation, corrupt police, murder, corruption, police corruption, police, car bomb, gun, danger, violence, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
TV show
Story: Jennifer Shannon is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department solve mysteries. Jennifer is asked to make a home delivery for a customer, but she ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: amateur sleuth, police investigation, serial killer, police detective, murder, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, murder mystery, crime scene, novelist, camping trip, book signing ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 84K
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, bleak, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, self harm, mystery, hometown, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 241
Burning Ice (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
TV show
Story: To protect the woman he loves, a white collar worker unintentionally becomes involved in a murder case and is from then on a suspect. In the blink of an eye, his quiet and boring life gets completely shaken up as he suddenly is both being chased by ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense
Plot: police officer, crimes, maniac, murder investigation, police investigation, male female partnership, initially antagonists, reluctant partners, mysterious character, snowman
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 9.0
 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, suspense, disturbing, slasher, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police, investigation, greek mythology, police investigation, police detective, murder investigation, murder mystery, danger, psychopath, dishonesty, murderer ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: murder, murder investigation, family secret, dysfunctional family, suspicion, serial killer, cover up, betrayal, secret, family secrets, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 3K
Deep Water (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, murder investigation, policewoman, police, murder mystery, police partner, danger, crimes, death, gay subtext
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 859
La Zona (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder investigation, quarantine, serial killer, murder, police, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, nuclear war, society, blood, family relations, city ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Arne Dahl - Misterioso A failed robbery attempt at Sydbanken outside Avesta leaves one robber lying dead with a dart through his eye, but there are no witnesses to the incident and no perpetrator is ever identified. In Stockholm, three high-profile ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, serial killer, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, assassination, law enforcement, murder investigation, police, crime, multiple suspects ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, estonia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 2K
Chiefs (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, small town, chief of police, murder investigation, police chief, society, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, tense, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalist, female journalist, murder investigation, brutal murder, true crime, police investigation, police, murder of a woman, murder, uncover truth, investigation, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler journeys to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, tense
Plot: crime investigation, police detective, police, suspect, organized crime, law and order, police investigation, police procedural, fighting crime, workplace situations, forensics, partners against crime ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
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, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, victim, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, tattoo parlor, violence, body mutilation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Stockholm Requiem (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series of violent murders paralyze Stockholm. Private investigator Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues seek out to solve these crimes, but soon their existence is put under threat.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: homicide detective, police, female protagonist, partners against crime, crime investigation, fighting crime, investigation, forensics, crimes, criminal, uncover truth, unsolved crime ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, criminal psychologist, forensics, police investigation, policewoman, police detective, deadly, psychiatrist, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 28K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: female detective, female protagonist, murder, british police, serial killer, murder investigation, police, ex husband ex wife relationship, police investigation, husband wife conflict, homicide detective, danger ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%