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Code of a Killer (2015)
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Code of a Killer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1984, Code of a Killer is a true story which tells of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting. Detective David Baker leads an investigation of the vicious murders of the two Leicestershire schoolgirls, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth. Alec Jeffreys at the time was an ambitious scientist who uncovered a remarkable method to read each individual's unique DNA finger print. Convinced the murderer was local, Baker approached Jeffreys to utilise his newly discovered scientific technique as a way to solve the murders. The first ever DNA manhunt and blood testing of many men followed - all in the aid of catching the killer.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: manhunt, police, dna, murder, police investigation, investigation, inventions and discoveries, law enforcement, murderer, homicide detective, crimes, killer, forensics, murder investigation, crime investigation, crime solving, uncover truth, serial killer, friendship, killings, sleuth, murder mystery, unsolved crime, detective inspector, police detective ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, captivating and realistic films and TV series with plots about crimes, police investigation, murder, investigation, murder investigation, crime investigation and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Code of a Killer: Unforgotten (2015), Vera (2011), Unit 1 (2000), Chasing Shadows (2014), Grace (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, who done it, haunted by the past, murder investigation, investigation, life turned upside down, crimes, murder mystery, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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The Murders at White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: true crime, schizophrenic, murder trial, murder, police investigation, crime scene, adopted son, murder case, police detective, farmhouse, countryside, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: united kingdom
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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, female detective, murder, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, police, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, murder investigation, murderer, investigation, teamwork, crime investigation, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation, investigation, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Grace (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Brighton based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job, but his career is currently at rock bottom. He’s fixated by the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, and running enquiries ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: police detective, police investigation, police partner, police, cold case, detective inspector, fighting crime, crime investigation, investigation, uncover truth, unsolved crime, partners against crime ...
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A Confession (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher intends on catching a killer of a missing woman, even if that may cost him his career and reputation.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: true crime, police, murder, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, missing person, hopes, life philosophy, investigation, confession, british police ...
Time: year 2011, year 2012, year 2014, year 2016
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, track down, obsession, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, lie, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, detective inspector, partners, workplace, social differences, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, forest, psychological trauma, police, secret past, secret, corpse, mass child killing ...
Place: dublin ireland
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36%
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Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, revenge, investigation, police, female detective, murder investigation, murder mystery, cruelty, surveillance, cold case, psycho killer, police investigation ...
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Hinterland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Mathias comes to Aberystwyth having abandoned his life in London. He's a brilliant but troubled man. Despite his faults he is an excellent detective, who knows that the key to solving the crime lies not in where you look for truth, but how ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, bleak, suspense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wales, europe
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Coroner (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Jenny Cooper investigates unexplained or sudden deaths in the city of Toronto. Fierce and quick-witted, Jenny is a newly-widowed single mother with secrets of her own to unearth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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Sea of Plastic (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: Mar de plástico (Spanish: Sea of Plastic) is a Spanish crime drama television series produced by Boomerang TV for Atresmedia. It airs on Atresmedia's main channel Antena 3. The series focuses on the investigation of a murder in the fictional ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, enigmatic, captivating
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New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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30%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, captivating ...
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The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, 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, who done it, law enforcement, riddles and clues, homicidal maniac, serial killer, maniac, murderer, frankenstein, murder, killings, crime solving ...
Time: 19th century
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River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: australia
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Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, sergeant, murder investigation, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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27%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, witty, suspenseful
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The Five (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark’s five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean – told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
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Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, controversial
Plot: serial killer, murder, confession, police interrogation, crime scene, social worker, prostitute, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, psychopath, bodies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, female partner, crimes, murder, murder investigation, coma, murder mystery ...
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26%
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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, tense, exciting
Plot: homicide detective, murder, disappearance, murder investigation, police, crimes, suicide, death, partners against crime, investigation, murder mystery, assistant ...
Place: england, london
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Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, murder investigation, murder, mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, small town life, crimes, law enforcement, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: psychological, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, secret, police, murderer, forest, serial killer, missing person, murder investigation, investigation, unsolved crime, murder mystery, forensics ...
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, police detective, track down, law enforcement, hidden identity, police, murder, strong female presence, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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