Movies and TV shows like Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
 6.0
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, this saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, disturbing
Plot: supernatural, murder investigation, manipulative woman, corrupt cop, pretending to be someone else, witch, police detective, mysticism, racism, brutality, deadly, unfaithful husband, female singer, corruption, police partner, tough cop, police brutality, evil witch, male prostitute, love interest, prejudice, closeted homosexual, police chief, sexual assault, tomboy ...
Time: year 1938, pre world war two
Place: los angeles

Most similar movies to Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, atmospheric and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about supernatural, murder, crimes, danger, mystery, investigation and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Twin Peaks (2017), Briarpatch (2019), Carnival Row (2019), True Detective (2014), Night Gallery (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 53K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, supernatural, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, mystery, haunted by the past, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 2K
Briarpatch (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.
Style: captivating, bleak, disturbing, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, corrupt police, murder, corruption, police corruption, gun, car bomb, danger, disorder, violence, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.9
 41K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and ...
Style: captivating
Plot: mythical creature, dark fantasy, steampunk, fairy, black magic, family secret, monster, politician, fantasy world, love triangle, racism, manipulative woman ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 9.0
 484K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, neo noir, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Night Gallery (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night ...
Style: anthology, surreal, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, imaginary, danger, back from the dead, museum, human nature, vampire, painting, art gallery, witchcraft ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, crimes, race against time, partners against crime, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Point Pleasant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A series of supernatural events begins in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who apparently has the ability to influence the people and events around her.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, memory loss, dark heroine, human nature, mystery, danger, supernatural ability, betrayal, small town life, curses spells and rituals, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, stalking, murder investigation, danger, journalism, heroes, media, law enforcement, legends and myths, investigation, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.4
 3K
Manhunt (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, murder, serial killer, true crime, who done it, investigation, crimes, victim, brutality, deadly, blood, disorder ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 3K
Springfloden (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A late summer night in 1990 a young pregnant woman is brutally murdered by being buried in the sand, to slowly become submerged by the tide. 25 years later, the sadistic murder remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning receives the task of studying the case ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, suspense
Plot: murder, cold case, crime, homeless, gay friend, murder of a pregnant woman, murder investigation, crimes, mystery, internet, brutality, female protagonist ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.2
 1K
Chiefs (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, small town, chief of police, police chief, murder investigation, society, life is a bitch, police investigation, deadly, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, supernatural power, werewolf, youth, family relations, family in danger, imaginary, lifestyle, suburban life, danger, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
City on a Hill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, exciting
Plot: law enforcement, corruption, investigation, crime, district attorney, danger, crimes, gang, justice, escapades, racism, smuggling ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.0
 2K
Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, race against time, deadly, therapy, crimes, crime, chases and races, police investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.3
 52K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, investigation, law enforcement, supernatural, female detective, supernatural ability, crimes, laboratory, crime, murder investigation, friendship, morgue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, trapped, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, totalitarianism, superior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 10K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, fbi, secret movement, supernatural, investigation, conspiracy, cult, prophecy, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 4K
Jett (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, dark
Plot: neo noir, murder, gangster, single mother, pretending to be someone else, violence, gay sex, female protagonist, gangsters, crimes, escapades, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 1K
Miracles (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Miracles is an American drama television program starring Skeet Ulrich and Angus Macfadyen. Created by Richard Hatem and Michael Petroni, the series has sometimes been dubbed a "spiritual version of The X-Files" by its creators. Following ...
Style: serious, scary, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: miraculous event, supernatural, healing power, investigation, blind ambition, religions or cults, church, deadly, supernatural ability, network, supernatural power, religion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, investigation, murder, dublin ireland, psychological trauma, corpse, police investigation, adaptation, weapons, blood, mass child killing, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 22K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, evil force, society, religions or cults, danger, punishment, supernatural, supernatural ability, devil, love affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 7K
Chambers (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Consumed by the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life, a young patient starts taking on sinister characteristics of the deceased.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: death, violence, heart transplant, murder, youth, family relations, self sacrifice, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, supernatural ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 107K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, good versus evil, hunt down, werewolf, evil force, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 4K
Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, dark ...
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, imaginary, mystery, estate, ghost, gothic horror, seductive behavior, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, georgian era, 1960s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 57K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, ghost, curses spells and rituals, investigation, investigator, shooting, escapades, characters in danger, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Twilight Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone.
Style: anthology, twist ending, suspense, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: secrets, interracial, social problems, survival, psychology, life, modern day adaptation, mysticism, social relations, propaganda, lgbt
Time: 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 9K
Eastwick (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eastwick is a 2009 television series based on John Updike's novel The Witches of Eastwick. The series was developed by Maggie Friedman, and starred Paul Gross as the infamous Darryl Van Horne, alongside Jaime Ray Newman, Lindsay Price, and ...
Style: atmospheric, dark humor, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: witch, small town, magic, mysterious character, good versus evil, supernatural, supernatural ability, introspection, friendship, battle of the sexes, escapades, occult ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 9K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, bleak, anthology
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, television, death of brother, childhood, teeth, loss of son
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Demonologist (2019)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detective Damien Seryph investigates a string of murders that connects to a group trying to bring forth the 4 King Demons of Hell. Damien's past connects him to those involved and will force him to become "The Demonologist".
Style: enigmatic, bleak, scary, captivating
Plot: back from the dead, police detective, demon, cult, evil force, danger, supernatural, supernatural power, brutality, standoff, paranormal, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 564
Haunted (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Haunted is an American television program first aired in September 2002 on UPN. The program, which was filmed in Vancouver, was canceled in November 2002 due to low ratings. As a result, only seven of the completed episodes were aired. However, all ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: private detective, ghost, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, mystery, investigation, afterlife, psychic power, ex law enforcer, seeing dead people, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%