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The Defected (2019)
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The Defected (2019)
Original name: 鐵探
Genre: Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
TV show
Story: A thrilling story revolving around a policeman who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy plaguing the high-ranking officials due to an incident that almost cost him his life.
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: police, who done it, police officer, crimes, vengeance, murderer, youth, violence, investigation, heroes, friends, murder investigation, mystery, chase, murder mystery, murder, society, law enforcement, police investigation, escapades, evidence, police detective, uncover truth
Time: 21st century
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and contemplative films and TV series with plots about crimes, evidence, investigation, who done it, police investigation, police detective and murder mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Defected: Forensic Heroes IV (2020), Murders in... (2013), Entanglement (2011), The Killer Inside (2014), Swedish Dicks (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cold Case ~Shinjitsu no Tobira~ (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Yuri Ishikawa and her team try to crack unresolved cold cases in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative, captivating
Plot: police, murder investigation, police procedural, investigation, cold case, crimes, violence, law enforcement, track down, partners against crime, chase, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Forensic Heroes IV (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The forensics team and the crime team on Hong Kong's police force are challenged once again as the squad is staffed with new personnel. This time, the crime-solving police force led by Go Sir, Dr. Man, and King Sir, who all work together with ...
Style: captivating, tense, intellectual, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: forensics, police, crimes, partners, murder investigation, police detective, friendship, partners against crime, police officer, police investigation, who done it, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
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Murders in... (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Murders in... is a collection of French-Belgian police TV movies taking place each time in a different French city and region.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, murder, partners against crime, investigation, escapades, police detective, murderer, uncover truth, society, partners, evidence, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Entanglement (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A member of a therapy group is found dead. A prosecutor and a police officer try to solve the mystery of his death.
Style: suspense, tense, contemplative, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, police officer, sniper, escapades, police investigation, track down, evidence, murder mystery, murderer, crimes, police detective, partners ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Killer Inside (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Psychological crime series following the investigations of interrogation experts Julie Beauchemin and Maxime Moreli.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, mystery, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, crime, crime investigation, police, murder investigation, team, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Swedish Dicks (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Two unlicensed Swedish private investigators try to make a living in Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, suspense, feel good, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: private investigator, crime investigation, investigator, murder, chase, friendship, youth, partners, police investigation, law enforcement, vengeance, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Signal (2018)
Genre: Crime
Country: Japan
TV show
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, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, track down, murder investigation, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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The Search (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: When a girl vanishes from a suburb near Mexico City, the personal goals of some involved in the case muddy the search. Based on a true story.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, partners, kidnapped girl, who done it, police officer, evidence, danger, crimes, police detective, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Bloodlands (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 222 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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, deadly, police, terrorist, policewoman, female terrorist, police investigation, uncover truth, who done it, violence, murderer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Typist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Freya Becker is a typist with the homicide division of the Berlin police. Freya’s daughter, Marie, disappeared 11 years ago without a trace, and Freya is determined to uncover the truth, whatever the cost.
Style: unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder investigation, dark secret, german, love interest, police, burnout, missing friend, female protagonist, partners against crime, police officer, death, policewoman ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Your Turn To Kill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Nana and Shota are a newlywed couple and Nana is 15 years older than Shota. Nana works as a designer and Shota works as a gym trainer. They both enjoy mystery. The newlywed couple then move to an apartment and they attend a resident’s meeting ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, japanese woman, who done it, murder investigation, romance, murder mystery, partners against crime, partners, investigation, vengeance, testimony, private investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deception of the Novelist (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Deception of the Novelist revolves around Justin’s character as a famous novelist who receives a large inheritance after his father’s passing. He rents out one of his inherited properties to a Japanese/Chinese woman named Elaine and they ...
Style: suspense, psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure, tense
Plot: murder investigation, testimony, evidence, youth, revenge, death, victim, suspicion, partners against crime, murder mystery, police officer, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ebar Shabor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A very much experienced police detective Mr. Shabor Dasgupta (Actor-Saswata Chatterjee) is assigned to do the task of solving the mystery of the murder of Mitali Ghosh (Actress-Swastika Mukherjee),who is a woman with a messy past life, who was ...
Style: contemplative, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, psychological ...
Plot: murder, murder victim, murder mystery, blood, investigation, murder investigation, law enforcement, graphic violence, uncover truth, track down, death, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Black Space (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A rogue detective with unorthodox means leads an investigation into a massacre committed by unicorn mask-wearing assassins at an Israeli high school.
Style: tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, psychological
Plot: high school, murder investigation, police investigation, chase, death, violence, vengeance, society, partners against crime, suspicion, interrogation, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Capitani (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Luxembourg
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The body of a teenage girl is found in the forest near the rural village of Manscheid, deep in the North of Luxembourg. Luc Capitani, a gruff detective from the South of the country, is put in charge of the case. Having trouble navigating the ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
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Place: europe
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The Stronghold (2020)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police brigade working in the dangerous northern neighborhoods of Marseille, where the level of crime is higher than anywhere else in France.
Style: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, disturbing
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Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Bodies at Rest (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Working in the morgue, a hardworking forensics expert and his assistant are suddenly accosted by masked intruders who demand access to a body involved in a recent crime.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, exciting, unusual plot structure
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Time: 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rules of the Game (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Discussing the limits between good and bad, the plot is set in Rio de Janeiro and tells the story of Romero Rômulo (Alexandre Nero), an ex-politician that has a life less obvious then it seems.
Style: tense, humorous, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: police, mystery killer, family relations, violence, love, crime boss, death, murder investigation, hostage, mysterious villain, murder, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Invincible Dragon (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The undercover agent with dragon tattoo Kowloon continually helped the police to solve mysterious cases, which made him known as a rising star. However, his impulsive personality dragged him into endless troubles. He got himself into fights with the ...
Style: exciting, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: police officer, police shootout, police officer killed, murder investigation, serial killer, revenge, who done it, suspicion, law enforcer, vengeance, track down, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Mermaid's Song (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The mystery surrounding the murder of a seductive and ambitious axé performer during one of her concerts.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: bisexual woman, murder investigation, singer, nudity (full frontal - brief), mystery killer, lesbian romance, crimes, murder mystery, evidence, murderer, police detective, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sommerdahl Murders (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A love triangle between Dan Sommerdahl, his wife Marianne Sommerdahl and their best friend Flemming Torp occurs as they try to solves killings in Helsingør.
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Plot: love, murder investigation, love triangle, husband wife relationship, coastal town, homicide detective, police protagonist, love and romance, uncover truth, vengeance, who done it, danger ...
Time: 21st century
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Murder in the First (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate a multitude of tragedies in San Francisco.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, police, court, trial, murder trial, master criminal, crime investigation, murder, african american, police officer, legal, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
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The Victim (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
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Story: A grieving mother is accused of identifying online the man she believes killed her son. But is he really a notorious child murderer or a tragic victim of mistaken identity?
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative, tense ...
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Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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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: suspense, disturbing, tense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalist, female journalist, murder investigation, police investigation, police, murder of a woman, brutal murder, true crime, murder, investigation, uncover truth, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cherif (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Police Captain Kader Cherif knows the city like the back of his hand, and, as someone could say, never leaves his duty, because his apartment located on the first floor of the building opposite to the police station. He is assigned to investigate ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic, stylized
Plot: police, crime, police detective, crimes, police investigation, murder investigation, workplace situations, crime investigation, murder, criminal, crime scene, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: child rape, murder investigation, true crime, sex crime, child murder, murder, interrogation, rapist, police procedural, rape, investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden
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The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, four remarkable women who previously served secretly during WWII as code-breakers, turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating ...
Style: tense, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting crime, team, partners, police detective, murder, who done it, murder mystery, strong female presence, investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, female protagonist ...
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Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Life Eternal (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Austria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A thriller crime comedy directed by Wolfgang Murnberger.
Style: tense, captivating, humorous, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, pills, dark past, murder, police, father daughter relationship, group of friends, haunted by the past, saving a life, neighbor neighbor relationship, amnesia, chase ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
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DNA (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 321 min.
TV show
Story: Five years after his daughter disappeared, a mistake in the National Police's DNA register makes it possible for the officer Rolf to finally find out what happened to her.
Style: contemplative, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, missing daughter, ex husband ex wife relationship, police detective, loss of daughter, missing person, child trafficking, law enforcement, police officer, revenge, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 2010s
Place: denmark, poland, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
You've Got Murder (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Istanbul Police Department homicide detectives encounter a murder nothing like they’ve seen before.Commissioners Emin, Salih, Asuman and deputy Alaattin begin investigating.But strange murders keep happening. They don’t have any evidence or any ...
Style: surprise ending, humorous, entertaining, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police, fight, police department, death, chase, murder, swat team, crimes, silly humor, escapades, evidence, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
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