Movies and TV shows like Prodigal Son

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Prodigal Son (2019)
 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, psychological thriller
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, uncover truth, maniac, nypd, father son relationship, repressed memory, criminal, homicidal maniac, sociopath, police detective, psychologist, police psychologist, mental patient, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york

Most similar movies to Prodigal Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, tense and suspense films and TV series with plots about serial killer, crimes, murder, police, murder investigation, murder mystery and serial murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Prodigal Son: Hannibal (2013), Dexter (2006), The Mentalist (2008), Criminal Minds (2005), The Mantis (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 251K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 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 ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
94%
 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 ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Coroner (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jenny Cooper investigates unexplained or sudden deaths in the city of Toronto. Fierce and quick-witted, Jenny is a newly-widowed single mother with secrets of her own to unearth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: coroner, murder investigation, crimes, medical examiner, female police detective, death, investigation, crime investigation, murder, female protagonist, police detective, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.7
 53K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder investigation, crime investigation, police, psychologist, ritual, crimes, murder mystery, violence, prostitution, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 8K
Instinct (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ...
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: college professor, murder investigation, police investigation, serial killer, female police detective, ex cia agent, male female partnership, writers, nypd, gay lead character, puzzle, murder victim ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 8.1
 96K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, hometown, mystery, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past, self harm, journalist, murder, small town, self mutilation, alcoholic, serial killer ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, fbi, murderer, killings, cult, crimes, special agents, serial murder, violence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
50%
The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, investigation, police, cold case, law enforcement, true crime, double murder, father son relationship, unsolved crime, who done it ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: wales, britain, united kingdom
⇓ 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 ⇓
82%
 6.9
 42K
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, realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prodigy, genius, murder investigation, fbi, police detective, mathematics, law enforcement, profiler, brother brother relationship, workplace, partners against crime, mathematician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 3K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mental illness, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, psychosis, human nature, uncover truth, brutality, good versus evil, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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%
Darkness: Those Who Kill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Investigator Jan and profiler Louise constantly move around in the thrilling periphery of a murderer's view as they link a series of killings.
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, crime investigation, unsolved crime, homicide detective, police, murder, violence, abduction, murder mystery, serial murder, murder investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 31K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: female detective, serial killer, female protagonist, murder, british police, murder investigation, homicide detective, female police detective, police investigation, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, female nudity ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 119K
The Sinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young mother kills in a fit of unexplainable rage a seemingly stranger. An inquisitive detective obsesses over the case, attempting to get to the bottom of the true motive behind the act.
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, memory loss, murder, manslaughter, sister sister relationship, past coming back to haunt, criminal, amnesia, psychiatrist, sex scene, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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%
 8.5
 8K
Stranger (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hwang Shi-Mok had brain surgery when he was a child, which caused him to lack emotion. Now, Hwang Shi-Mok works as a prosecutor. He is rational, but cold and lonely. He is also one of the only prosecutors not involved in corruption. One day, a dead ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: prosecutor, female detective, corruption, murder investigation, crimes, murder mystery, police, investigation, serial killer, buddy cop, crime investigation, police corruption ...
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, murder of a prostitute, murder, missing person, police, african american protagonist, serial murder, police station, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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 ⇓
60%
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, murder investigation, teamwork, crimes, investigator, scientist, expert, police investigation, police detective, workplace, murder, police procedural ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ 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%
 8.1
 290
Nobody Knows (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Su Jung, a 16-year-old high school student, is brutally murdered by a serial killer. Her friend Young Jin gets to take a phone call from the killer and says that she’ll find and kill him. Over two decades later, Young Jin has become a police ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, revenge, investigation, police, murder mystery, murder investigation, cruelty, surveillance, killing spree, police investigation, cold case ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 60K
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: suspense, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, maniac, agoraphobia, crimes, mind game, profiler, police detective, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 7.0
 7K
Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tech genius Lindy, convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, cybercrime, investigation, missing person, woman in danger, hacker, crimes, computers and web, looking for love, love and romance, murder, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 19K
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: police detective, female detective, photographic memory, policewoman, police, partners, prodigy, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%