Movies and TV shows like Des

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Des (2020)
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Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: true crime, serial killer, murder, detective inspector, police, murderer, crimes, investigation, death, murder investigation, chase, murder mystery, serial murder, danger, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, police detective, uncover truth, judgment, writers, homosexual, cigarette smoking
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, suspense and disturbing films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, police investigation, deadly, police detective, investigation and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Des: Manhunt (2019), The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021), See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006), The Hunt for a Killer (2020), Bloodlands (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Manhunt (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: police detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, true crime, who done it, police, crimes, brutality, victim, blood, deadly ...
Place: london
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The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, cold case, convicted felon, investigation, true crime, father son relationship, double murder, police, unsolved crime, who done it ...
Time: 2000s
Place: wales, britain, united kingdom
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100%
See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The film is the first known dramatisation of one of the most notorious killing sprees in British history and was made to mark the fortieth anniversary of Hindley and Brady's trial. It was made with the full backing of the victims' ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, rivalry, mystery, investigation, violence spree, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1963 ...
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunt for a Killer (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on true stories about real homicide investigations in the south of Sweden between 1989-2004. The six-part series explores the murder of 10-year-old Helen Nilsson in Hörby, southern Sweden, a seemingly impossible case that remained unsolved ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: child rape, sex crime, murder investigation, true crime, child murder, murder, homicide detective, crime investigation, rape, interrogation, rapist, police procedural ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Murders at White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: true crime, schizophrenic, murder trial, murder, police investigation, murder case, crime scene, adopted son, police detective, countryside, farmhouse, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: united kingdom
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100%
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Bloodlands (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Northern Irish police officer DCI Tom Brannick connects a suicide note with an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, murder investigation, investigation, deadly, police investigation, female terrorist, policewoman, terrorist, who done it, uncover truth, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: northern ireland, europe
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54%
The Investigation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 262 min.
TV show
Story: Copenhagen Police's Homicide unit, headed by Jens Møller, tries to solve the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalist, female journalist, murder investigation, brutal murder, true crime, police investigation, police, murder of a woman, murder, uncover truth, investigation, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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54%
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The Other Me (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series of murders alarm the police authorities, as strange symbolisms are traced to every crime scene. The eccentric professor of criminology Dimitris Lainis is asked to shed some light on the mystery.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, slasher, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police, investigation, greek mythology, police investigation, police detective, murder investigation, murder mystery, danger, psychopath, dishonesty, murderer ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: greece
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52%
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The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, chases and races, false accusation, obsession, uncover truth, courtroom drama, track down, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, colorado, usa, seattle
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The Wall (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
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Story: Fermont: A remote mining colony in the endless frozen hell that is Canada's far North. The body of a young exotic dancer is found and the Quebec City police sends one of their toughest, most experienced detectives to investigate. Céline sure ...
Style: captivating, tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, small town, policewoman, female protagonist, police investigation, police protagonist, police, female detective, crimes, who done it, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: D.C.I. Langton takes charge when the body of would-be model Louise Pennell is found,sliced in half and with her mouth mutilated into a smile. D.C. Anna Travis discovers that newspaper journalist Richard Reynolds had received anonymous typed letters ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, media circus, serial killer, deadly, danger, strong female presence, detective inspector, detective sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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46%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, police investigation, drug abuse, woman in danger, addiction, deadly, crimes, small town, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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45%
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A Confession (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher intends on catching a killer of a missing woman, even if that may cost him his career and reputation.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: true crime, police, murder, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, missing person, hopes, danger, deadly, life philosophy, dialogue ...
Time: year 2014, year 2016, year 2012, year 2011
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44%
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Signal (2018)
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Country: Japan
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Story: Two detectives communicate through a walkie-talkie to solve a cold case. One detective exists in the present day and the other detective exists 15 years in the past.
Style: tense, suspenseful, intellectual, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, police investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, police detective, track down, danger ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Time: 80s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, criminal's revenge, false accusation, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Widower (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
TV show
Story: Over a thirteen year period, a seemingly mild‐mannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, set about poisoning and murdering his first wife, attempting to do the same to his second wife and moving on to a further scheme to deceive his third fiancée.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, honeymoon, woman in danger, danger, unlikely criminals, couple relations, true crime, poisoning, insurance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: england
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42%
One Lane Bridge (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand
TV show
Story: During a murder investigation in Queenstown, an ambitious young detective reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers the case, his career and his life.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, who done it, partners, police officer, murder investigation, mystery, vengeance, death, investigation, crimes, police investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century
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Code of a Killer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1984, Code of a Killer is a true story which tells of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting. Detective David Baker leads an investigation of the vicious murders of the two Leicestershire schoolgirls, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth. Alec Jeffreys ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: manhunt, dna testing, police, dna, murder, police investigation, investigation, inventions and discoveries, law enforcement, murderer, homicide detective, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: england
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41%
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: On a beach in Gothenburg found parts of a dismembered man's body. The only thing that is going on, a tattoo on the torso. Irene Huss find a similar previous cases that will take her to Copenhagen, where she is forced to look for a friend's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, victim, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, tattoo parlor, violence, body mutilation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
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40%
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Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: pathologist, investigation, murder, intrigue, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, law enforcement, deadly, death, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Prey (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part crime thriller. When detective Marcus Farrow looks into a seemingly forgotten case, he has no idea of the chaos and heartache that will soon follow. He is found at the scene of a murder, and with all the evidence pointing towards him, he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: chase, murder, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, race against time, investigation, disorder, crimes, life turned upside down, uncover truth, wanted, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
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The Long Night (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: China
TV show
Story: It was an open shut case with hundred of witnesses seeing the murder suspect trying to dispose of a body and a signed confession from the suspect himself. And yet when the case was ready for court, the prosecutor discovered that the case was not as ...
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: who done it, deadly, murder investigation, youth, police officer, death, chases and races, danger, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, realistic, tense, erotic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, danger, couples, uncover truth, friendship, violence, killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
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The Detail (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three fiercely talented female homicide investigators work tirelessly to solve crimes while navigating the complicated demands of their personal lives.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative
Plot: female detective, murder investigation, canadian, uncover truth, who done it, coworker, dishonesty, heroes, murderer, law enforcement, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, homicide detective, lie, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 363
Women (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Iceland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who is hiding a secret life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, abduction, police procedural, police investigation, murder investigation, hostage, track down, evidence, murderer, who done it, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 10K
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
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39%