Movies and TV shows like The Following

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The Following (2013)
 7.4
 88K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, exciting, captivating, realistic, tense, disturbing, serious, scary, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, fbi, murderer, killings, cult, crimes, special agents, violence, serial murder, investigation, police investigation, victim, criminal, good versus evil, religions or cults, gay, police, murder, organized crime, cruelty, social network, psycho killer, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly and investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Following: Hannibal (2013), Dexter (2006), The Fall (2013), Mindhunter (2017), The Blacklist (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
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Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, psychopath, death, mind game, psychiatrist, cannibalism, mental patient, murder, deception, special agents, homoeroticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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80%
 8.7
 716K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, hidden identity, double life, right and wrong, crime investigation, loner, corpse, forensics, police station, dark humor, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 104K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, crimes, policewoman, coworker, forensics, violence against women, law enforcement, victim, misogyny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, united kingdom, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 275K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspense, spiritual, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, psychology, fbi, murderer, police investigation, police, criminal psychologist, killings, fbi agent, serial murder, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 8.0
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The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, master criminal, special agents, unlikely partners, intrigue, mind game, crimes, partners, law enforcement, killings, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, mind game, maniac, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 192K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, special agents, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, team, forensics, crimes, profiler, intelligence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: virginia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 273K
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, psychological, atmospheric, rough, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, psychopath, master criminal, fbi, mind game, crimes, cannibal, homicidal maniac, cat and mouse, law enforcement, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, florence, venice, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 272K
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: suspense, neo noir, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, mind game, investigation, split personality, murder, fbi, crimes, reporter, cruelty, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, baltimore, birmingham alabama, washington d.c., florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.6M
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 182K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, fighting crime, partners, police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, murder, talented, outsmarting, justice, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.6
 68K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, mind game, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, forensics, killings, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 14K
The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, investigation, killings, haunted by the past, maniac, police, strong female character, sociopath, prison, psychopath, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: forensics, serial killer, murder, riddles and clues, police, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, partners against crime, evidence, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, murder mystery, murder investigation, law enforcement, british, male protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 27K
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, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, fbi, psychiatrist, obsession, chase, psychopath, mind game, race against time, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 4K
Profiler (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, psychological, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, investigation, good versus evil, crimes, fbi, forensics, murder, fighting crime, mind game, partners against crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.3
 73K
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, puzzle, memory loss, investigation, strong female character, terrorist, killings, tattoo, amnesia, secret organization, fbi agent, martial arts ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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 ⇓
60%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, partners, crime investigation, missing person, murder, homicide detective, murder mystery, police investigation, investigation, serial murder, partners against crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 8K
Harrow (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.
Style: captivating, exciting, witty, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: medical examiner, doctor, forensics, murder, expert, complex characters, bodies, murderer, crimes, family relations, corpse, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 364
Gap Dong (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: 20 years ago Moo-Yeom’s father was a suspect in the "Gap Dong” serial murder case. Because of the detectives’ oppressive investigation, Moo-Yeom’s father killed himself. Now, Moo-Yeom is a detective and works to capture the killer Gap ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: investigation, crimes, murder, psychopath, serial killer, life, serial murder, evidence, who done it, murder investigation, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 8.9
 554K
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 ⇓
28%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, police investigation, chase, mind game, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, serial murder, murderer ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 10K
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: scary, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, brutality, murder, race against time, easter, violence, religion, mystery, psychopath, killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 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: serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, police detective, life is a bitch, track down, woman in danger, investigation, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, one last job, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, mystery, riddles and clues, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: disturbing, serious, slasher, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, violence spree, law enforcement, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, criminal, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%