Movies and TV shows like Motive

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Motive (2013)
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Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an unconventional way to watch a crime unfold. Each episode begins by revealing to the audience, not only the victim, but the killer as well. The homicide detective then begins to piece together clues. How did they do it? How are the victim and killer connected? What's the motive? As the mystery unfolds, the audience navigates the twisted and complicated maze of each murder and solves the puzzle alongside Det. Flynn and her team.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, unconventional method, forensics, deadly, honest law enforcer, female detective, sergeant, crimes, crime, murder, danger, fighting crime, crime and punishment, law enforcement, rookie, police investigation, cat and mouse, workplace, police chief, strong female presence, chief of police, police, female protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver

Most similar movies to Motive

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, police detective, police investigation, murder investigation and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Motive: Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Women's Murder Club (2007), Cold Squad (1998), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Fall (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
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Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural television series first broadcast in 1998 that followed the investigations of a part of the Vancouver Police Department Homicide Division tasked with solving cold cases, the titular Cold Squad, as led by ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, crime, partners, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, mystery, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
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The Fall (2013)
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Duration: 60 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, contemplative
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 43 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Flikken Maastricht (2007)
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New Tricks (2003)
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, clever
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
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Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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Shattered (2010)
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Duration: 44 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Zen (2011)
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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