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The list contains the best, new and most relevant investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, clever and stylized films and TV shows about / with investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, danger, crime, dialogue, twists & turns, storytelling and secrets plots mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as investigation: Deja Vu (2006), Sherlock (2010), Changeling (2008), The Nice Guys (2016), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Gone Girl (2014), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Criminal Minds (2005), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Blue Velvet (1986).
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The Silence of the Lambs
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 8.6
Agatha Christie's Poirot
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
100 min.
 8.6
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Altered Carbon
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.2
Killing Eve
Drama, Thriller
UK
43 min.
 8.4

List of investigation movies

 7.1
 268K
Deja Vu
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, deja vu, police investigation, time travel, terrorism, time loop, changing the past or future, twists & turns, surveillance, foreknowledge, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 9.2
 658K
Sherlock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, friendship, partners, crime, eccentricity, mastermind, murder mystery, resourceful, verbal byplay, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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 7.8
 217K
Changeling
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, corruption, police, uncover truth, insanity, kidnapping, missing child, storytelling, manipulation, twists & turns, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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 7.4
 222K
The Nice Guys
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: entertaining, buddy comedy, suspense, humorous, clever ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, corruption, single father, murder, private detective, pornography, chase, revenge, justice, alcoholic ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Silence of the Lambs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.4
 296K
Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, surreal, fairy tale ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, small town, gory, supernatural, horseman, witch, murder, ghost, revenge, uncover truth, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s
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 8.1
 130K
Criminal Minds
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, fbi, law enforcement, danger, deadly, intelligence, team, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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Agatha Christie's Poirot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, whodunit, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, murder mystery, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: england, london
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Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Scooby-Doo and the gang are on the case when a mysterious lake monster starts scaring the guests at a summer resort in Erie Point, where Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy have taken on seasonal jobs to pay for a barn they accidentally burned down. But ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, funny
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: lake or river, investigation, dog, scooby doo, youth, mystery, amateur detective, family, resort, adventure, crimes, escapades ...
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
Plot: mystery, postmodernism, small town, investigation, amateur detective, surrealism, sexuality, eccentricity, neo noir, innocence lost, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: suspenseful, talky, stylized, thought provoking, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, murder mystery, crime, whodunit, train, multiple suspects, train ride, who done it, justice, twists & turns, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: london, new york, istanbul turkey
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 7.3
 531K
Now You See Me
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stage magic, wizards and magicians, investigation, perfect crime, heist, bank robbery, mind game, creativity, scheme, teamwork, police investigation, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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The Adventures of Tintin
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, colourful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, amateur detective, comics, chase, fantasy world, danger, escapades, investigation, map, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1949, 1940s
Place: europe, morocco, seaport, north africa
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 7.7
 370K
Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, murder, police, murder mystery, uncover truth, paranoia, obsession, violence, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, uncover truth, mystery, reality vs fantasy, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, doctors and patients, psychology, mental institution, psychiatry, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 7.2
 162K
Fracture
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, mystery, obsession, perfect crime, guilt, revenge, courtroom drama, adultery, murder, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.2
 52K
The Dead Zone
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: coma, investigation, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, twists & turns, dark hero, serial killer, murder, adaptation, destiny, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
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Miss Congeniality
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only ...
Style: funny, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working undercover, undercover agent, beauty pageant, investigation, fish out of water, special agents, friendship between girls, save the day, police investigation, adaptation, femininity, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1982
Place: new jersey, texas, usa, hawaii, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 47K
Wayward Pines
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating
Plot: investigation, adaptation, apocalypse, danger, small town, transformation, society, beast, conspiracy, murder, multiple storylines, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
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 8.7
 177K
The X-Files
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, paranormal investigation, top secret, ufo, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, special agents, mysterious place, female fbi agent, alien abduction, alien contact ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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 7.5
 56K
Blindspot
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, fbi, investigation, tattoo, puzzle, martial arts, strong female character, killings, crime, terrorist, attack, gang ...
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 7.0
 40K
CSI: NY
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, partners against crime, investigation, crime investigation, murder, mystery, danger, riddles and clues, workplace, forensics, interrogation, medical examiner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
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 8.2
 16K
The Missing
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Belgium, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, abduction, crimes, police detective, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, grief, twists & turns, flashback ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2009
Place: france
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 7.5
 18K
Magnum, P.I.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, adventure, investigation, escapades, crime, buddies, partners, mysterious man, mystery, rivalry, navy, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
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Murder, She Wrote
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, female detective, crime, murder, who done it, mystery writer, trap, elderly, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once again set in the oceanfront Florida city of Blue Bay, "Wild Things 3" tells the tale of snobby rich girl Marie Clifton. Although she lives the life of luxury, Marie's distraught over her stepfather not giving her a pair of ...
Style: serious, sexy, surprise ending, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, frame up, dangerous attraction, seduction, rape accusation, teenage life, revenge plot, false accusation, betrayal, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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 7.6
 532K
Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, intellectual, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, mystery, adventure, sherlock holmes, murder, hotshot hero, verbal byplay, investigation, riddles and clues, plot twist, fight scenes, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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 7.0
 93K
The X Files
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mystery, alien, ufo, first contact, government agency, conspiracy theory, investigation, conspiracy, virus, special agents, fbi, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s, 1990s, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, europe, usa, london ...
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