Movies and TV shows like Perception

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Perception (2012)
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Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, but his eccentric view of the world and less-than-stellar social skills can often interfere with his work.
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, serious, realistic, captivating, clever
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fbi, riddles and clues, genius, intelligence, investigation, prodigy, law enforcement, talented, hallucination, professor, crime, college professor, crimes, schizophrenia, special agents, investigator, policewoman, odd, hallucinations, outside help, murderer, crime investigation, mystery, mental disorders, recruit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Perception

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, investigation, crime, murder, mystery and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Perception: Sherlock (2010), Lie to Me (2009), Elementary (2012), The Mentalist (2008), White Collar (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 9.1
 799K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, crime, riddles and clues, prodigy, mastermind, british, genius, partners, sherlock holmes, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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100%
 8.0
 110K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, deception, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, human nature, crimes, outsmarting, talented, expert, interrogation, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.9
 101K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, law enforcement, prodigy, intelligence, talented, mastermind, unconventional method, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
 164K
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: intellectual, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, investigation, partners, outsmarting, serial killer, murder, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 8.2
 118K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, intelligence, fbi, art thief, unlikely partners, genius, partners, law enforcement, talented, special agents, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 65K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: odd, private detective, investigation, unconventional method, intelligence, police investigation, crimes, talented, murder, riddles and clues, mastermind, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
 159K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, crimes, crime, law enforcement, investigation, murder, team, profiler, serial killer, forensics, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 139K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, police investigation, fbi, special agents, search, crime investigation, expert, partners, teamwork, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 39K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: genius, crime, fbi, prodigy, murder investigation, police detective, mathematics, crimes, workplace, profiler, brother brother relationship, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 16K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, photographic memory, fighting crime, police investigation, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 15K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, bodies, law enforcement, murder investigation, unconventional method, crimes, female protagonist, medical, medical examiner, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 3K
Endgame (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Endgame is a Canadian drama television series that premiered on the Showcase Television network on Monday, March 14, 2011. The series is developed and produced by Thunderbird Films. The series follows former World Chess Champion Arkady Balagan, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: talented, prodigy, chess, investigation, law enforcement, mystery, russian, fear, crimes, eccentricity, hotshot, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 85K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, crimes, private detective, best friends, intelligence, friends, who done it, investigation, friendship, talented, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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
Plot: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, policewoman, friends, homicide detective, best friends, crimes, police detective, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 140K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, female detective, romancing partners, riddles and clues, investigation, writers, homicide detective, partners, murder, resourceful, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: profiler, forensics, policewoman, african american, ex military, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement, computer genius, special agents, mystery, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 47K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, problem solving, science, prodigy, computers and web, computer hacker, computer genius, boy genius, save the world, society, hacker, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 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, rough ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, mind game, crimes, good versus evil, serial killer, murder, danger, fbi, partners against crime, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 198K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, special agents, fbi, paranormal activity, conspiracy, top secret, alien contact, mysterious place, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 53K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: immortality, law enforcement, investigation, supernatural, supernatural ability, female detective, laboratory, crimes, crime, murder investigation, friendship, immortal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 2K
Raines (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Raines is a crime drama television series that ran from March 15, 2007 to April 27, 2007 on NBC in the United States. The show premiered as a mid-season replacement, as well as airing on CH in Canada, TV3 in Ireland, ITV3 in the UK, and on Network ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, offbeat, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, supernatural ability, hallucination, supernatural, law enforcement, mentally unstable, crimes, murder, therapy, therapist, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, crimes, partners against crime, race against time, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: special agents, investigation, profiler, crimes, danger, fbi, forensics, intelligence, team, human nature, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, government agency, danger, crimes, state affairs, partners, military, undercover, navy, investigation, army investigation, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 2K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: exciting, captivating, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, supernatural ability, crime, murder, police, partner, friendship, investigator, genius, police detective, police investigation, heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 10K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, profiler, fbi, danger, deadly, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, forensics, computers and web, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, female detective, police detective, fighting crime, murder, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, mind game, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 219K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, experiment, fbi, investigation, creature, top secret, alternate dimension, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 2K
Bancroft (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark and compelling thriller centering on Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, a female detective with an explosive secret.
Style: captivating, psychological, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: police detective, female protagonist, murder, investigation, mind game, prodigy, scheme, danger, unconventional method, riddles and clues, teamwork, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 57K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, terrorism, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, on the run, secret, fbi agent, terrorist bombing, terrorist, frame up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%