Movies and TV shows like The Following

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The Following (2013)
 7.4
 79K
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, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, fbi, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, killings, special agents, crime, crimes, good versus evil, worn out, victim, cult, investigation, mastermind, murder investigation, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, track down, religions or cults, vicious, cruelty, law enforcer, evidence ...
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, law enforcement, crime, murder, serial killer, deadly and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Following: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001), Hannibal (2013), Red Dragon (2002), Dexter (2006). 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, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crime, cannibalism, fbi, murder, special agents, profiler, killings, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, one on one, torment, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, venice, florence italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 193K
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, atmospheric, tense, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, special agents, crime, psychiatrist, cannibal, danger, death, doctor, fbi, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 225K
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, split personality, cannibalism, murder, deadly, crime, abuse, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., florida, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 576K
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, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, double life, crimes, crime, vigilantism, gory, police station, corpse, right and wrong, loner, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 105K
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: idiotic, psycho film, bleak
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, psychology, killings, fbi, fbi agent, criminal psychologist, trap, island, exam, acid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 130K
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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, special agents, murder, law enforcement, intelligence, team, investigator, profiler, policewoman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.6
 1.2M
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, investigation, crime, police investigation, killings, crimes, police, police detective, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 145K
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, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, crimes, intrigue, secret, crime, investigation, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 9.0
 408K
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, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 89K
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, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, crime, private detective, prodigy, intelligence, partners, crimes, law enforcement, unconventional method, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 48K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, profiler, crime, police detective, psychology, master criminal, violence, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 16K
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, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, mind game, drug cartel, murder, corruption, fbi, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 3K
Profiler (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, profiler, supernatural ability, investigation, crimes, mind game, forensics, fbi, murder, investigator, good versus evil, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, forensics, mind game, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, policewoman, law enforcement, black gloves ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, rough, realistic, psychological
Plot: police investigation, special agents, african american, serial killer, mystery, crimes, ex military, policewoman, law enforcement, murder, urban, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, hospital, double life, crime, investigation, split personality, police investigation, strangulation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 57K
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: suspenseful, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, mind game, fbi, neo noir, crime scene, journalist, crime, profiler, cannibalism, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 24K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychiatrist, fbi, riddles and clues, murder, psychopath, car chase, crime, chase, investigation, psychotherapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 44K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, crime, police investigation, internet, fbi, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 9K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, cult, surrealism, murder investigation, fbi, investigation, murder, good versus evil, profiler, prophecy, crime, special agents ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 147K
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: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, investigation, police investigation, danger, murder, serial killer, crime, psychic, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, kidnapping, hunting, runaway, psychopath, crimes, strip club, pole dancer, escape, gun ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 16K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, gay, investigation, murder, gays and lesbians, police, undercover, psychopath, crime, s&m, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 72K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: suspenseful, gothic, twists and turns, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police investigation, profiler, psychopath, crime, mystery, special agents, underdog, undercover agent, colleague, special unit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 1983, 2000s
Place: canada, usa, montreal quebec, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, crime, partners against crime, fbi, serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, injury, special agents, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 17K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: offbeat, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: fbi, prodigy, crime, investigation, intelligence, riddles and clues, law enforcement, investigator, talented, crimes, professor, odd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, identity, investigation, crime, police investigation, ghost, mystery, one last job, protagonist as suspect, special agents, supernatural ability, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 9K
Whitechapel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Whitechapel is a British television drama series produced by Carnival Films, in which detectives in London's Whitechapel district deal with murders which replicate historical crimes. The first series was first broadcast in the UK on 2 February ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, manhunt, victim, crime, police station, crimes, law enforcement, forensics, hunt down, traditional versus modern, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 9K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, computers and web, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, riddles and clues, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%