Movies and TV shows like The Following

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The Following (2013)
 7.4
 82K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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 the one responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003. Ryan, working closely with an FBI team, including Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, piece together the ever-growing web of murders orchestrated by the devious Carroll.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, fbi, killings, special agents, crimes, crime, cult, police investigation, violence, good versus evil, victim, religions or cults, deadly, rivalry, murderer, investigation, track down, cruelty, worn out, gay, evidence, mastermind, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Following

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, crime, murder, deadly and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Following: Hannibal (2013), Mindhunter (2017), Dexter (2006), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 213K
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: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, psychiatrist, cannibalism, death, special agents, crime, mental patient, doctor, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 178K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: psycho film, idiotic, bleak
Plot: psychology, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, criminal psychologist, fbi agent, fbi, killings, murderer, prison, rapist, interview ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 619K
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: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, vigilantism, hidden identity, corpse, crimes, crime, right and wrong, loner, gory, police station, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, cannibalism, investigation, murder, psychology, fbi, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 244K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, fbi, cat and mouse, crime, cannibalism, special agents, one on one, crimes, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, europe, italy, washington d.c., florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 8K
The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, haunted by the past, killings, police, mind game, sociopath, strong female character, investigation, psychopath, prison, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 148K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, murder, crime, crimes, team, investigation, law enforcement, profiler, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 239K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, split personality, fbi, murder, cruelty, deadly, reporter, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri, florida, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 8.1
 158K
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: intellectual, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, fighting crime, serial killer, murder, investigation, partners, danger, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, police detective, social problems, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, partners, corruption, characters in danger, riddles and clues, mind game, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: profiler, forensics, policewoman, african american, ex military, serial killer, police investigation, multiple suspects, mystery, crimes, special agents, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 165
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 71K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, female detective, psychological thriller, forensics, policewoman, crimes, coworker, law enforcement, victim, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 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, rough ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, good versus evil, mind game, crimes, serial killer, murder, danger, fbi, partners against crime, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.6
 54K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, police investigation, mind game, police detective, multiple suspects, partners against crime, murder, riddles and clues, buried truth, forensics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 25K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 9.0
 471K
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, clever, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 177K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, manipulations, unlikely partners, danger, investigation, mind game, partners, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, special agents, life is a bitch, deadly, chase, rivalry, who done it, master criminal, animal life, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, danger, track down, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 1K
The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, haunted by the past, special agents, mystery, deadly, rookie, female agent, dark past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 9K
Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, violence, brutality, mystery, husband wife relationship, race against time, amputee, death of son, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, stalking, police investigation, danger, master criminal, crimes, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement, special agents, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, violence spree, psychopath, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, danger, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 981
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, law enforcement, danger, hunt down, special agents, chases and races, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, murder, police investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, danger, police ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, police detective, private detective, danger, police investigation, investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, murder, deadly, crimes, crime, missing person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 62K
Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, fbi, mind game, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality, neo noir, profiler ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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