Movies and TV shows like The Following

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The Following (2013)
 7.5
 80K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, fbi, mind game, killings, police investigation, crimes, special agents, cult, violence, good versus evil, crime, victim, religions or cults, deadly, rivalry, investigation, track down, cruelty, worn out, evidence, mastermind, gay, law enforcement, vicious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Following

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, serial killer, deadly and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Following: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001), Dexter (2006), Mindhunter (2017), Hannibal (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 235K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, cat and mouse, special agents, one on one, fbi, cannibalism, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, europe, italy, washington d.c., florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 590K
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: captivating, clever, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, crime, crimes, vigilantism, forensics, corpse, right and wrong, police station, police detective, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.5
 119K
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: bleak, idiotic, psycho film
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, psychology, killings, fbi, fbi agent, criminal psychologist, rapist, island, exam, acid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 199K
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: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, psychiatrist, cannibal, crime, special agents, murder, death, cannibalism, doctor, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 230K
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, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, cannibalism, split personality, murder, deadly, reporter, crime, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, st. louis missouri, washington d.c., atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 136K
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, special agents, intelligence, profiler, law enforcement, team, serial killer, danger, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 154K
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, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, investigation, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, drug cartel, corruption, police investigation, social problems, secret, partners, deadly, marital problem, mind game ...
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, african american, serial killer, policewoman, ex military, law enforcement, computer genius, multiple suspects, mystery, crimes, special agents, profiler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 151K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, danger, partners, murder, psychic, crime, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 161
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes, psychopath, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 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, serious, stylized, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, good versus evil, mind game, crimes, murder, serial killer, danger, fbi, deadly, partners against crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 9.0
 431K
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: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 24K
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, suspense, scary ...
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, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 92K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, crimes, prodigy, partners, law enforcement, mind game, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: fbi, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, haunted by the past, special agents, mystery, rookie, deadly, dark past, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, serious, psychological, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 954
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: partners against crime, lifesaver, track down, police investigation, murder investigation, special agents, crime, crimes, law enforcement, chases and races, hunt down, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down, police detective, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, crimes, danger, special agents, intelligence, profiler, forensics, team, human nature, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, hunt down, deadly, law enforcement, murder, murder investigation, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 45K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, internet, fbi, torture, danger, deadly, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, who done it, protagonist as suspect, crimes, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, chases and races, special agents, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 627
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, reluctant partners, mystery, crimes, chases and races, fall in love, who done it, life is a bitch, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, partners, deadly, law enforcement, missing person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 63K
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, female detective, police detective, police investigation, forensics, law enforcement, victim, crimes, policewoman, coworker, evidence, psychological thriller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 8K
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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, brutality, violence, mystery, race against time, husband wife relationship, amputee, death of son, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, police detective, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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