Movies and TV shows like Sharp Objects

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Sharp Objects (2018)
 8.2
 64K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 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: bleak, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, realistic, rough, psychological thriller
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, journalist, hometown, small town, self harm, family relations, haunted by the past, reporter, serial killer, filicide, investigative reporter, death in the family, mystery, alcoholic, murder, child murder, missing girl, dysfunctional family, self destruction, injury, secret, serial murder, half sister, self mutilation ...
Place: missouri, usa

Most similar movies to Sharp Objects

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, tense and serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, murder investigation, police investigation, crime, mystery and serial killer mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sharp Objects: The Sinner (2017), True Detective (2014), Broadchurch (2013), American Gothic (2016), Prodigal Son (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 81K
The Sinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A young mother kills in a fit of unexplainable rage a seemingly stranger. An inquisitive detective obsesses over the case, attempting to get to the bottom of the true motive behind the act.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, memory loss, murder investigation, manslaughter, murder, psychiatrist, sister sister relationship, sisterhood, sex scene, investigation, revenge, belief ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 9.0
 484K
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: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, neo noir, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, strong female character, crime, crimes, search, uncover truth, partners, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, london, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 88K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, small town, uncover truth, multiple suspects, courtroom drama, loss of son, murder, partners, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, family secrets, family secret, secret, cover up, betrayal, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 10K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, brutal, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, serial killer, expert, profiler, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, police, nypd, childhood trauma, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
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: tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, serial killer, police detective, social problems, policewoman, police investigation, partners, corruption, victim, riddles and clues, mind game, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.7
 7K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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: enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: murder investigation, murder mystery, police detective, child murder, homicide detective, partners in crime, serial killer, father daughter relationship, uncover truth, frozen body, female victim, police investigation ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 36K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranormal phenomena, danger, investigation, small town, death, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, mind reading, interracial adoption, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 170K
Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, crimes, family relations, danger, rivalry, murder, netflix, violence, law enforcement, crime, survival ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.4
 24K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, investigator, family problems, suspicion, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, afghanistan, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 145K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, female friendship, murder mystery, family life, housewife, marriage, intrigue, parent child relationship, crumbling marriage, gossip and rumors, mother, adultery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 114K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, murder trial, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 37K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, 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, suspenseful, tense, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, ritual, crime, police, reporter, violence, crimes, blood, crime investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, serial killer, policewoman, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, race against time, deadly, therapy, crimes, crime, chases and races, police investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 4K
Midnight Sun (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 55 min.
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, murder, conspiracy, homicide detective, symbol, small town, frenchwoman, danger, crimes, assassination plot, female protagonist ...
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 2K
Briarpatch (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, bleak, disturbing, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, corrupt police, murder, corruption, police corruption, gun, car bomb, danger, disorder, violence, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 12K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crimes, crime, murder investigation, forensics, mystery, life is a bitch, drinking problem, depression, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 757
La Zona (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, quarantine, murder, serial killer, police, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, nuclear war, society, police officer, family relations, city ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, crime, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, law enforcement, crimes, child murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 5K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, crimes, forensics, small town, medical examiner, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.2
 1K
Chiefs (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, small town, chief of police, police chief, murder investigation, society, life is a bitch, police investigation, deadly, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Valhalla Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 50 min.
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: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police corruption, child abuse, law enforcement, danger, murder investigation, partners against crime, police investigation, crime scene, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 6K
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: suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, surprise ending, intellectual
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, serial killer, twists & turns, puzzle, writers, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, doubts and hesitations, playing card, cia agent, police investigation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 4K
Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, murder, crimes, danger, family problems, missing person, serial killer, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, uncover truth, deadly, single parent, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, crimes, race against time, partners against crime, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%