Criminal psychologist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant criminal psychologist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological and rough films and TV shows about / with criminal psychologist, crimes, murder, crime, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, danger, police and psychopath plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal psychologist: Mindhunter (2017), Profiling Paris (2009), Cracker (1993), Those Who Kill (2014), The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007), Never Talk to Strangers (1995), Cracker (2006), Buried (2003), State of Mind (2003), On the Inside (2011).

List of criminal psychologist movies

 8.6
 203K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: psycho film, bleak, idiotic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, psychology, police investigation, criminal psychologist, fbi agent, fbi, killings, murderer, rapist, serial murder, prison ...
Time: 70s
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Profiling Paris (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: ChloƩ Saint-Laurent is a profiler and works with a police team to solve murders in Paris. She's very sweet, she wears very colored clothes and a huge yellow bag. She looks like a little girl who need a doll, but she's very smart and a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: criminal psychologist, profiler, police investigation, unlikely partners, workplace situations, fighting crime, workplace, crimes, partners, crime, law enforcement, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 8.4
 5K
Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, witty, rough, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: criminal psychologist, crime, police detective, psychologist, policewoman, police investigation, profiler, law enforcement, police chief, crimes, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manchester, england, europe, northern england, manchester england
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Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, criminal psychologist, police investigation, policewoman, police detective, law enforcement, forensics, crime, deadly, crimes, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever ...
Style: macabre, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, sadism, maniac, murder, psychopath, pedophilia, investigation, criminal psychologist, riddles and clues, masked man, mysterious man ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
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Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a cause of this relationship, she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telephone calls.
Style: erotic, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, criminal psychologist, obsession, split personality, woman in danger, stalking, love, dangerous attraction, deadly, erotic thriller, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, san francisco
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 7.8
 2K
Cracker (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After living in Australia for the past decade, Fitz and Judith return to Manchester in 2004 for their daughter Katie's wedding. Drinking too much at the reception, Fitz stumbles through a rambling toast, which only embarrasses the bride. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, criminal psychologist, murder, who done it, police investigation, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, tough law enforcer, mentally unstable, unlikely criminals, crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 8.6
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buried is a British television drama series, produced by World Productions for Channel 4 and originally screened in 2003. The programme starred Lennie James as Lee Kingley, who is serving a long prison sentence in order to protect a member of his ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, confined, survival, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, criminal psychologist, warden, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 5.9
 113
State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, mind game, legal, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal psychologist, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, mental institution, woman in danger, haunted by the past, redemption, confined, mentally unstable, criminal psychologist, crime and punishment, female prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 2K
Cracked (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Psych Crimes Unit, a unique team of police detectives and mental health professionals, is tasked with solving bizarre and chilling crimes that cross the boundary between law enforcement and psychological disturbance.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, police investigation, mental disorder, forensics, crimes, fighting crime, haunted by the past, partners against crime, criminal psychologist, psychologist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 5.0
 4K
Thr3e (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Innocent lives hang on the whim of an elusive psychopathic murderer whose strange riddles and impossible timelines force three people into a mission to end the game before one or all of them die.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: split personality, profiler, serial killer, mental illness, murder, psychopath, stalking, gory, investigation, danger, deadly, criminal psychologist ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.8
 4K
Modus (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths, through which she meets detective Ingvar ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: religious fanaticism, murder, criminal psychologist, serial killer, winter, uncover truth, crimes, family relations, investigation, danger, couples, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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 5.3
 3K
Grimm Love (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful, controversial ...
Plot: murder, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, self discovery, mental illness, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 5.6
 4K
Body Parts (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminal psychologist loses his arm in a car crash, and becomes one of three patients to have their missing limbs replaced by those belonging to an executed serial killer. One of them dies violently, and disturbing occurrences start happening to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, experimental ...
Plot: police investigation, death row, murder, mind game, vengeance, transplant, danger, supernatural, serial killer, car accident, slasher, body horror ...
Time: 90s
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Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Capturing the sadistic serial killer "The Wolf" was just the beginning for rookie cop Johnny Morgan. As he escorts the monster to his new home in the dark underground halls of Parker's Asylum, bedlam ensues and Johnny along with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, survival, psychopath, police detective, danger, serial killer, mental institution, rivalry, confined, captivity, track down, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.4
 348
Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, texas ranger, psychologist, danger, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, crimes, graphic violence, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Death at the Villa (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, tense, sexual ...
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, mental illness, danger, serial killer, repression, manipulation, doctor, violence, rape, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Place: italy, europe
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Where the Day Takes You (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer this harsh life to going back to their families. King, ...
Style: gloomy, touching, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, runaway, chases and races, juvenile delinquency, society, prostitute, crimes, youth, fugitives, life is a bitch, gang, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 5.9
 17K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, murder, crime, crimes, political corruption, master criminal, partners against crime, law enforcement, against the odds, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: psychologist, media circus, abortion, police brutality, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, police detective, criminal psychologist, promotion, child killer, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 5.8
 105K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
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Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: policewoman, forensics, social worker, drug dealing, murder, infidelity, strong female presence, criminal psychologist, psychologist, police chief, police detective, superior ...
Place: europe, england, manchester england, manchester
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 6.6
 53K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, psychology, murder mystery, police investigation, mind game, profiler, crimes, police detective, twists & turns, crime, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
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 6.6
 144K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: perfect crime, mind game, heist, deception, policewoman, rooftop, criminal heroes, dishonesty, robbery, crimes, cons and scams, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, touching, sincere, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, prison escape, friendship, fugitives, runaway, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, birmingham alabama, austin texas ...
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The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Helen, a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental institution, clergy, society, danger, race against time, deadly, strong female presence, characters in danger, peril, psychopath, haunted by the past, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, denmark
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 7.6
 495K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, anti heroes, superhero, conspiracy, parallel world, human nature, save the world, anti hero, superhuman powers, neo noir, good versus evil, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, soviet union, afghanistan, antarctica, russia ...
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Hero and the Terror (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, pregnancy, haunted by the past, psychopath, police investigation, prison, moon, track down, wannabe, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
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