Investigative movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant investigative movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic and disturbing films and TV shows about / with investigation, supernatural, death, paranormal, ghost, fear, murder, uncover truth, violence and found footage plots mostly in Thriller, Documentary and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea and other countries.
investigative movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as investigative: Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014), Autopsy: The Last Hours Of (2014), Insane (2016), Another Day of Life (2018), The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018), Inside Lapenko (2019), Pied Piper (2016), Camp Cold Brook (2018), City of Ghosts (2017), Ghost Adventures (2008).

List of investigative movies

Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sequel picks up eight years since the opening night tragedy of HELL HOUSE LLC and still many unanswered questions remain. Thanks to an anonymous tip, an investigative journalist is convinced that key evidence is hidden inside the abandoned ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, brutal, dark
Plot: found footage, death, investigation, evil, fear, murder, dark secret, journalism, supernatural power, group of friends, haunted house, dark past ...
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Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, survival, heroic mission, dishonesty, escapades, uncover truth, aviation, forces of nature, disaster, catastrophe, heroes, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: antarctica, new zealand
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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of (2014)
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Revealing the truth behind the controversial deaths of some of the most famous celebrities. Crucial medical evidence gained from the actual autopsies explains what killed the stars and reveals how they died, finally putting an end to the speculation.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, clever
Plot: addiction, uncover truth, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, investigation, death, medication, british, pop star, pathologist, pop singer, pathology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Insane (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman gets kidnapped in the middle of the day and is tortured in a psychiatric hospital. A Journalist gets on the trace of the case and tries to find out the truth.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: crimes, nurse patient relationship, investigation, mental institution, diary, murder, house fire, escape, violence, female prisoner, brutality, corrupt cop ...
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Another Day of Life (2018)
Genre: Animation, Biography
Country: Spain, Poland, Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1975, Ryszard Kapuściński, a veteran Polish journalist, embarked on a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the Angola's civil war. There, he witnessed once again the dirty reality of war and discovered a sense of helplessness ...
Style: adult animation, psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, semi documentary ...
Plot: civil war, investigation, life risking, war, conflict, road trip, wartime, frontline, military life, travel, liberation, news report ...
Time: 20th century
Place: portugal, angola, africa, poland, cuba ...
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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, Canada, Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber-criminals and corrupt government officials - both in Sweden and in the United States - whom are only known as The Spider Society.
Style: suspense, realistic, intense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: computer hacker, programmer, computer cracker, father daughter relationship, hacker, hitman, terrorist, rogue agent, lesbian, spy, journalist, blackmail ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, washington d.c., eastern europe
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Inside Lapenko (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: A humorous series, the hallmark of which is that all the characters are played by one person — Anton Lapenko. The bulk of the dialogue is improvisation. The plot is based on the life and adventures of characters from Anton's Instagram. The ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, parody, nostalgic
Plot: absurd humor, switching roles, rock band, russian mafia, engineer, tv host, investigation, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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Pied Piper (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Drama series follows a police crisis negotiation team as they try to solve cases without using force. The police crisis negotiation team works on such cases like attempted suicides, hostage situations and terror situations.
Style: semi serious, intense, emotional, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, police investigation, friendship, revenge, policewoman, investigation, guilt
Place: korea
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Camp Cold Brook (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Strange events plague crew members of a reality TV show when they visit an infamous backwoods camp that was the site of a mass murder 20 years earlier.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, witchcraft, ghost, witch, tv show, lake, obsession, fear, mass murder, investigation, curses spells and rituals, found footage ...
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City of Ghosts (2017)
Genre: Documentary, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With unprecedented access, this documentary follows the extraordinary journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a group of anonymous citizen journalists who banded together after their homeland was overtaken by ISIS—as they risk their ...
Style: exciting, semi documentary, disturbing, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: isis, journalist, terrorism, life risking, escape, rivalry, investigation, society, exile, runaway, risk, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: syria, turkey, germany
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On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A recently widowed, impoverished Orlando water park employee schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme which ruined her financially in the first place.
Style: social, absurd, satirical, funny, feel good
Plot: widow, financial ruin, business, rise to the top, investigation, debt, single mother, poverty, neighbor neighbor relationship, deception, motivational speaker, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Ghost Adventures (2008)
Genre: Documentary, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his crew, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, search for haunted locations both domestically and internationally. During their investigations, Zak and crew acquaint themselves with the general area; interview locals ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, paranormal phenomena, reality, supernatural, investigation, paranormal activity, paranormal, ghost story, uncover truth, mysterious place, isolation, experimenting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
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The Unfolding (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 2016 and a fearful world seems to be on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. A researcher in psychical events and his girlfriend travel to deepest Dartmoor to investigate a centuries-old building. What they unlock and discover is way more than ...
Style: scary, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: found footage, haunted house, paranormal, violence, peril, paranormal phenomena, demon, ghost, fear, supernatural power, characters in danger, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, england
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Crime on the Highway (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: L'omicidio di un camionista avvenuto su di un'autostrada nei pressi di Roma mette in allarme la polizia che affida le indagini all'ispettore Giraldi.
Plot: gang, criminal gang, murder, truck driver, investigation, italian police, robbery, drugs, training, boxing, boxing trainer, dog ...
Place: italy
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The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Everyone has a skeleton or two in his or her closet, but what about the director behind some of the most successful thrillers ever to hit the silver screen? Could M. Night Shyamalan be hiding a deep, dark secret that drives his macabre cinematic ...
Style: serious
Plot: uncover truth, filmmaking, showbiz, found footage, water, conspiracy, crow, ouija board, alien, backstage, childhood trauma, shaman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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Ghost Hunters (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Paranormal investigators investigate places that are reported to be haunted. Engaging forensic experts, historical records and the most innovative technology available, the squad helps everyday people who are struggling with unexplained supernatural ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, haunted house, amateur detective, mysterious place, supernatural ability, ordinary people, paranormal activity, paranormal phenomena, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new england, usa, arizona
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