Movies and TV shows like The Following

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The Following
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, special agents, crime, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, cult, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, track down, religions or cults, good versus evil, murder investigation, mastermind, vicious, worn out, cruelty, law enforcer, evidence, victim, killings, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Following

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder, police investigation and serial killer mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Following: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001), Hannibal (2013), The Blacklist (2013), Chasing Ghosts (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Silence of the Lambs
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, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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System:   95%
    User:   86%
 
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal
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, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, vengeance, crime, cannibalism, fbi, violence, revenge, torture, blood, special agents, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, florence, venice, italy, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
 8.6
 193K
Hannibal
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, serious, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, cannibal, mind game, mental patient, special agents, psychopath, doctor, psychiatrist, deadly, death, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   100%
 
 8.1
 145K
The Blacklist
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, crime, special agents, unlikely partners, mystery, manipulations, mind game, crimes, investigation, profiler, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   52%
 
Chasing Ghosts
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, crime, police investigation, ghost, mystery, protagonist as suspect, special agents, investigation, supernatural ability, identity, manhunt, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
Try to Remember
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, partners against crime, vengeance, crime, murder, small town, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
 7.6
 16K
The Bridge
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: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, corruption, mystery, mind game, murder, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, drug cartel, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
 5.6
 622
1st to Die
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, reluctant partners, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
Without a Trace
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crime, police investigation, urban, partners against crime, mystery, track down, riddles and clues, fbi, crimes, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
The Rosary Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, crime, protagonist as suspect, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 7.7
 28K
Law & Order
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, police, law and order, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, murder, crime, police investigation, urban, police station, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, murder investigation, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 5.4
 9K
CSI: Cyber
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: crime, special agents, computers and web, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, fbi, partners, partners against crime, riddles and clues, workplace situations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
Brother's Keeper
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, special agents, legal investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, family in danger, psychopath, murder, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
Good Morning, Killer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Follows FBI Special Agent Ana Gray as she hunts for a kidnapper. As Ana develops a rapport with the kidnapper's latest victim, the suspect suddenly changes his pattern. Now Ana must race to find him before he strikes again.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: special agents, crime, track down, crimes, law enforcement, race against time, chases and races, undercover, love interest, sex scene, serial killer, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
Skeletons in the Closet
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
The Hunt for the BTK Killer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, manhunt, church, small town, mind game, track down, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
 7.9
 89K
Elementary
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: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty
Plot: investigation, private detective, verbal byplay, crime, prodigy, mystery, mind game, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, crimes, partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   100%
 
 5.8
 4K
The Lodger
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in Los Angeles with two converging plot lines – The first involves an uneasy relationship between a psychologically unstable landlady and her enigmatic lodger – The second is about a troubled detective engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, hollywood, murder, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, mysterious character, slasher, mind game, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, mind game, track down, criminal heroes, murder, crimes, law enforcement, psychopath, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 7.6
 21K
Cold Case
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crime, police detective, uncover truth, victim, murder, mystery, who done it, police investigation, female detective, crimes, murder investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 8.7
 576K
Dexter
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, bloody, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, crime, gory, crimes, double life, vigilante, blood, dark secret, secret life, crime investigation, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 225K
Red Dragon
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, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, murder, fbi, mentor, cannibalism, psychopath, torture, blindness, police investigation, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., chicago illinois, florida, atlanta georgia, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   67%
 
 7.3
 3K
Profiler
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: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
Plot: special agents, crime, supernatural ability, fighting crime, investigation, mystery, manhunt, murder, haunted by the past, fbi, chases and races, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 4.2
 236
Countdown
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of revenge for the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. However the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, mind game, race against time, crime, terrorism, vengeance, obsession, chases and races, danger, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye is an American television series that premiered in 2002 on the PAX Network. The show ended in May 2005 due to PAX's decision to halt the production of original programming. It was one of the two highest rated shows on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, crime, special agents, fighting crime, disability, police investigation, crimes, deaf, law enforcement, misfit, fbi, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 6.9
 36K
Numb3rs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: prodigy, crime, siblings relations, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, genius, mathematician, fbi, parents and children, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Emmett's Mark
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, terminal illness, crime, crimes, deadly, private detective, serial killer, chase, special agents, hitman, police investigation, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 5.5
 158
Ladies Night
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: gory, bank, serial killer, crime, mind game, dangerous attraction, psychopath, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   100%
 
 4.0
 4K
Kill Switch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, special agents, investigation, tough law enforcer, murder, mind game, race against time, psychopath, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
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