Investigation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, crime, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, death and danger plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as investigation: Elementary (2012), Sherlock (2010), Shutter Island (2010), Wind River (2017), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Gone Girl (2014), Changeling (2008), Deja Vu (2006), Fracture (2007), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989).

List of investigation movies

 7.9
 99K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, partners, crimes, intelligence, prodigy, police investigation, law enforcement, friendship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, clever ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, missing person, danger, crime, strong female character, crimes, search, uncover truth, partners, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 1960s, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, london
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 9.1
 763K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, captivating, witty, psychological, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, sherlock holmes, mind game, mastermind, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, british, friendship, genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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 8.1
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
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: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, delusion, confined, deception ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 7.7
 190K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, snow, rape, forest, mountain, fbi, death, murder investigation, violence against women ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa, united states
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 7.6
 569K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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: captivating, exciting, humorous, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, private detective, investigation, adventure, prodigy, partners, steampunk, intelligence, hotshot hero, murder, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london ...
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 8.1
 818K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: 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: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.7
 230K
Changeling (2008)
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: psychological, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, serial killer, life is a bitch, corruption, loss of son, desperation, twists & turns ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
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 7.0
 286K
Deja Vu (2006)
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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, investigation, terrorism, deja vu, police investigation, danger, special agents, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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 7.2
 180K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, murder mystery, whodunit, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 8.0
 108K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, uncover truth, deception, human nature, talented, investigation, crime investigation, team, crimes, dishonesty, workplace situations, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.6
 1.4M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, torture, killings, crimes, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, united states
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 8.1
 137K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, investigation, partners, romancing partners, writers, female detective, murder, law enforcement, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, justice, haunted by the past, search, suspect, police, evidence, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, cannibalism, investigation, maniac, fbi, murder, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., memphis ...
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 8.3
 51K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, law enforcement, supernatural, female detective, laboratory, crimes, crime, murder investigation, friendship, buddies, morgue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, steampunk, serial killer, who done it, virgin, crimes, uncover truth, vengeance, danger, alchemy, immortality, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, multiple suspects, whodunit, train, murder, murder mystery, train ride, stabbing, crime, crimes, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey, london, new york
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 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, talented, genius, professor, hallucination, crime, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 7K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, danger, priest, riddles and clues, law enforcement, murder, church, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, private detective, female detective, murder, amateur detective, gardener, murder investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, cult film ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: washington state, philadelphia, canada
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 8.4
 214K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, scientist, mad scientist, special agents, investigation, fbi, paranormal activity, experiment, creature, danger, top secret, alternate reality ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, terrorism, crime, crimes, murder, train, russian empire, romancing a criminal, danger, political intrigue, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, st. petersburg russia
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 8.6
 192K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, 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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, conspiracy, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, special agents, top secret, alien contact, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
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 8.1
 159K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, serial killer, partners, investigation, murder, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 8.1
 150K
Criminal Minds (2005)
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: psychological, serious, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, team, investigation, profiler, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 8.1
 570K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, child abduction, crime, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, brutality, neo noir, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 7.3
 98K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, sent to the past, rescue, murder, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa
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