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, suspense, stylized and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, danger, deadly, crime, law enforcement, police investigation and secret plots mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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investigation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as investigation: Sherlock (2010), Shutter Island (2010), Changeling (2008), Deja Vu (2006), Criminal Minds (2005), Lie to Me (2009), Elementary (2012), Castle (2009), Riverdale (2016), The X-Files (1993).

List of investigation movies

 9.2
 658K
Sherlock (2010)
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, partners, crime, mastermind, friendship, riddles and clues, british, intelligence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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 8.1
 953K
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, sexual abuse, danger, crime, rape, missing person, uncover truth, journalist, partners, search, abuse, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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 7.8
 217K
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, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, conspiracy, mother love, kidnapping, corruption, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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 7.1
 268K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, shooting, destiny, deja vu, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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 8.1
 130K
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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, special agents, murder, intelligence, team, law enforcement, profiler, investigator, policewoman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 8.0
 100K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, human nature, talented, team, deception, crimes, research, dishonesty, workplace situations, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.9
 89K
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, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, prodigy, intelligence, partners, crime, crimes, law enforcement, unconventional method, mind game, mastermind ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 130K
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, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, who done it, writer's life, partners, murder investigation, crimes, resourceful, riddles and clues, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 79K
Riverdale (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, investigation, teenage life, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, murder, danger ...
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 8.7
 177K
The X-Files (1993)
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, fbi, investigation, ufo, special agents, space and aliens, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, mysterious place, alien abduction, top secret, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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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: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, cannibalism, crime, murder, fbi, killings, special agents, psychology, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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 8.4
 201K
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, serious, scary, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, fbi, special agents, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, top secret, research, experiment, creature, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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 7.7
 154K
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, rape, snow, murder, violence, fbi, native american reservation, forest, friendship, forensics, mountain, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
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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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
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 8.3
 48K
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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, buddies, friendship, supernatural, law enforcement, laboratory, secret, crime, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, mastermind, who done it, partners against crime, adventure, ego clash, murder, friendship, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
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 8.8
 145K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, who done it, rape, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, crime, special agents, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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 7.6
 532K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
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: captivating, exciting, humorous, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, hotshot hero, murder, sherlock holmes, intelligence, mystery, adventure, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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 8.1
 147K
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: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, danger, investigation, serial killer, partners, murder, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexual, dark humor, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, infidelity, investigation, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 7.6
 32K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, fbi, small town, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, social relations, special agents, small town life, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 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, disturbing, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, haunted by the past, small town life, sexual abuse, seduction, prostitution, mind game, mystery, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, clever, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, uncover truth, secret, artifact, ancient, mystery, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, paris france, jerusalem ...
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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: suspenseful, surreal, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, who done it, serial killer, steampunk, crimes, uncover truth, danger, virgin, alchemy, mystery, delinquent, vengeance ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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, stylized, thought provoking, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, train, private detective, murder, train ride, whodunit, murder mystery, crime, stabbing, who done it, multiple suspects, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: istanbul turkey, london, new york
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 6.7
 244K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, religions or cults, danger, mystery, ancient, scientist, search, mastermind, christianity, professor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, geneva switzerland, harvard university, italy
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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: tense, twists and turns, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, justice, crime, investigator, writing, passion, partner, kidnapping, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, harvard university
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 7.8
 26K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, mind game, crimes, vigilantism, serial killer, goth, supernatural, interpol, investigator, rivalry, moral ambiguity, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.7
 5K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, priest, crimes, police investigation, danger, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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