Movies and TV shows like Sharp Objects

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Sharp Objects (2018)
 8.1
 96K
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, suspense, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough, slasher, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder investigation, hometown, mystery, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past, self harm, journalist, murder, small town, self mutilation, alcoholic, serial killer, family relations, investigative reporter, reporter, filicide, female alcoholic, missing girl, death in the family, self destructing, half sister, half sister half sister relationship, sex, death, murder mystery ...
Place: usa, missouri

Most similar movies to Sharp Objects

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, tense, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about murder, murder investigation, crimes, murder mystery, mystery, investigation and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sharp Objects: True Detective (2014), The Sinner (2017), The Night Of (2016), Broadchurch (2013), Mare of Easttown (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.9
 119K
The Sinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: melancholic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, memory loss, murder, manslaughter, sister sister relationship, past coming back to haunt, criminal, amnesia, psychiatrist, sex scene, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.5
 147K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
TV show
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: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, lawyer, courtroom, investigation, murder mystery, justice, crimes, vengeance, violent, secrets, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 111K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mare of Easttown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
Style: suspense, captivating, atmospheric, anthology
Plot: murder investigation, murder mystery, homicide detective, female detective, drug abuse, small town life, murder, small town, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, lesbian daughter, crime investigation ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 45K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: death, small town, investigation, murder, paranormal phenomena, violence, crimes, lawyer, interracial adoption, mysticism, supernatural power, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 21K
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, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, expert, murder investigation, haunted by the past, psychological trauma, profiler, criminal psychologist, childhood trauma, police, crimes, forensics, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ 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, neo noir, serious, clever ...
Plot: rape, investigation, serial killer, hacker, sexual abuse, strong female character, missing person, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, journalist, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 60s, 2010s ...
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, death, false accusation of murder, parents and children, murder, investigation, father son relationship, family relations, assistant district attorney, uncover truth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, murder investigation, dysfunctional family, suspicion, family secret, cover up, betrayal, family relations, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, police ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 89K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: adultery, life turned upside down, murder investigation, murder, lie, husband wife relationship, therapist, secret, family relations, mother son relationship, mysterious disappearance, riddles and clues ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: enigmatic, brutal, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, murderer, serial killer, missing person, forest, police, murder investigation, sleuth, crime solving, secret, female detective, murder mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 53K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder investigation, crime investigation, police, psychologist, ritual, crimes, murder mystery, violence, prostitution, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 19K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, drug cartel, policewoman, partners, police investigation, social problems, interrogation, u.s. mexico border, corruption, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.5
 192K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: disturbing, surprise ending, twists and turns, enigmatic, slasher ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, murder mystery, female friendship, housewife, family life, murder, marriage, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, infidelity, intrigue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 28K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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, gloomy, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, whodunit, cold case, murder, policewoman, police investigation, who done it, murderer, intelligence agency, rape, serial killer, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, eastern europe, sweden ...
⇓ 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, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, child abuse, domestic violence, investigation, dysfunctional family, murder, maid, sexual abuse, incest, small town, abusive husband, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 10K
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: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, tense
Plot: homicide detective, serial killer, murder investigation, psychopath, murder mystery, police investigation, partners in crime, police corruption, police detective, psycho killer, sadist, depression ...
Time: future
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder mystery, sexism, police detective, murder, mystery, crimes, obsession, female detective, police station, policewoman ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 6K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, crime investigation, murder, sleuth, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, small town, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, race against time, therapy, police investigation, crimes, therapist, husband wife relationship, murder mystery, god, deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 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, frenchwoman, murder, conspiracy, homicide detective, crimes, female protagonist, small town, symbol, police investigation, shaman ...
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 15K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, forensics, loneliness, crimes, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery, small town, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 6K
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, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, small town, murder, missing child, police investigation, mystery, murder mystery, small town life, social relations, homicide detective, crime investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: suspense, disturbing, captivating, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder investigation, u.s. mexico border, police corruption, corruption, murder, police, crimes, disorder, violence, youth, adaptation, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 1K
Trom (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Faroe Islands, Iceland
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, a young Faroese woman who claims she is Hannis' daughter and that her life is in danger. Reluctantly returning home to ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: murder, murder mystery, journalist, investigative journalism, mystery, island, sleuth, investigative reporter, murder investigation, forensics, investigation, environmental activism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 911
The Zone (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, tense, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, quarantine, murder, police, post apocalypse, nuclear war, society, city, family relations, revenge, small town ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 3K
Blood (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cat Hogan returns to West Meath upon her mother's sudden death - she has an accident at home and died (or was it an accident?). Blood is about old secrets, older betrayals, mind games and the lies family tell each other.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: murder mystery, murder, murder investigation, investigation, murderer, dysfunctional family, family secret, confronting the past, crime solving, uncover truth, mystery, private investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.5
 66K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: small town life, small town, surrealism, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, interdimensional travel, good versus evil, evil spirit, special agents, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%