Movies and TV shows like Home Before Dark

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Home Before Dark (2020)
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Home Before Dark (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Style: inspirational, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, sincere
Plot: crime investigation, child protagonist, small town, sheriff, father daughter relationship, murder, unsolved crime, crime solving, child fighting adult, investigation, secret, mystery, forensics, danger, amateur sleuth, precocious child, private investigation, cold case, secret revealed, uncover truth, child hero, child as adult, child abduction, female protagonist, worried mother ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Home Before Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, captivating, suspense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about investigation, crime investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, crime solving, unsolved crime and cold case mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Home Before Dark: Vanished by the Lake (2015), The Five (2016), Wallander (2005), Professor T (2021), Shimmer Lake (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Vanished by the Lake (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Homicide Detective Lise returns to her hometown for the first time since a local tragedy shattered her teens. Tragedy strikes again when a teenage girl vanishes under circumstances that mirror the disappearance of Lise's two best friends, Ana ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: mysterious disappearance, crime solving, investigation, confronting the past, secret revealed, female police detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, cold case, sleuth, mystery ...
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95%
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The Five (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark’s five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean – told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: childhood friend, childhood friends, murder, missing person, investigation, unsolved crime, crime investigation, crime solving, crimes, police detective, crime, secret ...
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84%
 7.6
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, crime, father daughter relationship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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80%
 6.9
 2K
Professor T (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Germany, Belgium
TV show
Story: Professor Jasper Tempest, a genius Cambridge University criminologist with OCD and an overbearing mother, advises the police. British version of the Belgian crime drama of the same name.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: genius, professor, mystery, police detective, detective inspector, cold case, secret revealed, crime investigation, murder investigation, unsolved crime, investigation, crimes ...
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Shimmer Lake (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.
Style: suspense, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, sheriff, bank robber, murder, lake, police investigation, cold case, crime solving, forensics, mystery, danger, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A writer gets caught up in a murder investigation involving his mentor, an esteemed American author. Based on the book of the same name, by Joël Dicker.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, meditative ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, mentor, young girl, seaside town, writers, uncover truth, evidence, mystery, framed for murder, crime solving, murder mystery ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Murdoch Mysteries (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, private investigation, homicide detective, investigation, crimes, crime solving, private detective, fighting crime, forensics ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
My Life Is Murder (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Investigator Alexa Crowe, cannot help fighting the good fight – whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human ...
Style: non-linear, light, colourful, confusing, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: crime investigation, investigator, investigation, female detective, crime solving, secrets, uncover truth, private investigation, escapades, murder mystery, unsolved crime, murder investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 19K
Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, who done it, haunted by the past, investigation, murder investigation, crimes, life turned upside down, murder mystery, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, murder investigation, murder, crime, mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, crimes, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 2K
The Teacher (2016)
Genre: Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The death of a young girl shakes the local community. At the same time Dobrowicach appears Paul Zawadzki. Who is? Why a teacher from a reputable school in Warsaw and takes a job in the country? Paul begins his own investigation. In the face of crime ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, school, murder investigation, crime solving, secret, school teacher, police corruption, unsolved crime, government corruption, crimes, forensics, murderer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 131K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, youth, love triangle, murder, gang, murder investigation, friendship, teenage life, school, mysterious death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The City and The City (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down-at-heel city of Besźel, it’s just another day’s work for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But he uncovers evidence that the murdered girl came from ...
Style: mind bending, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: police investigation, police inspector, crime investigation, fictional city, murder, legend, murder mystery, unsolved crime, murder investigation, uncover truth, mystery, fighting crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Medical Examiner Dr. Qin: The Surivor (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
TV show
Story: ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: investigation, forensics, murder investigation, homicide detective, crime investigation, fighting crime, cold case, partners against crime, sleuth, unsolved crime, secret revealed, partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, female detective, investigation, murder, who done it, uncover truth, police detective, fighting crime, riddles and clues, deadly, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Comic creator Rohan Kishibe, along with his partner-cum-editor, Kyōka Izumi, challenge various incidents beyond human knowledge.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: investigation, crime solving, secret revealed, murder investigation, private investigation, crime investigation, private detective, uncover truth, cold case, unsolved crime, sleuth, mystery
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: clever, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, forensics, doctors and patients, crimes, social relations, murder, homecoming, mystery, riddles and clues, doctor, danger, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 2K
Grace (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Brighton based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job, but his career is currently at rock bottom. He’s fixated by the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, and running enquiries ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: police investigation, police detective, police, crime investigation, cold case, uncover truth, investigation, forensics, unsolved crime, detective inspector, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, forest, psychological trauma, secret past, police, secret, corpse, mass child killing ...
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Detective Chinatown (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
TV show
Story: Strange crimes occur in Thailand as the ranking for the world's best detective sees a shift. New detectives come into the picture to tackle three difficult cases.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: crime investigation, investigation, murder investigation, private detective, killings, paranormal investigation, murderer, cold case, police investigation, mystery, sleuth, secret revealed ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Mac—Shannon’s new beau—first moved to Lighthouse Cove, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. During renovation demolition, the bones of a teenage girl who went missing fifteen years ago were discovered. ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, murder, false accusation of murder, death of sister, skeleton, investigation, crime investigation, child murder investigation, crime solving, murder mystery, unsolved crime, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 13K
Hinterland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Mathias comes to Aberystwyth having abandoned his life in London. He's a brilliant but troubled man. Despite his faults he is an excellent detective, who knows that the key to solving the crime lies not in where you look for truth, but how ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: buried truth, police investigation, hidden truth, forensics, partners against crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement, police, small town, homicide detective, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wales, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 2K
Law School (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Following the case of the murder of a professor at South Korea's top prestigious law school, professors and students become suspects in the murder.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: law student, law school, murder investigation, legal investigation, murder, lawyer, teachers and students, crime investigation, private investigation, murderer, justice, murder mystery ...
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66%
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Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler journeys to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, tense
Plot: crime investigation, police detective, police, suspect, organized crime, law and order, police investigation, police procedural, fighting crime, workplace situations, forensics, partners against crime ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.8
 2K
Jack Irish (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigation, mystery, murder mystery, crime investigation, crime solving, unsolved crime, uncover truth, murder investigation, homicide detective, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Good Morning, Verônica (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: While hunting for a dating-site predator, an underused cop discovers a husband and wife with a horrific secret — and a web of conspiracy hiding it.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: domestic violence, violence against women, female protagonist, police, suicide, abuse, private investigation, female detective, murder mystery, witness, family problems, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, uncover truth, amateur detective, crimes, danger, who done it, mystery, suspicion, strong female presence, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mystery, partners against crime, whodunit, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, law enforcement, under the surface, uncover truth, police investigation, partners, small town, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 93
In Tandem (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Commander Léa Soler has just taken over as head of the Montpellier investigations division, which means she'll be working with wild card Paul Marchal, who's brilliant but totally uncontrollable. It would be just another day at the office ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: single parent, investigation, divorced parents, partners, relationships, homicide detective, crumbling marriage, workplace situations, coworker, cold case, single mother, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 870
Galileo (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Galileo is a Japanese television drama based on Detective Galileo, a novel by mystery writer Keigo Higashino. It narrates the events and cases encountered by Kaoru Utsumi, a rookie detective, and Manabu Yukawa, a university associate professor, ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: physicist, crime solving, police, police officer, secret revealed, investigation, fighting crime, unsolved crime, police investigation, murder mystery, police detective, teamwork ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%