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, twists and turns and clever films and TV shows about / with investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, death, deadly and blood plots mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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investigation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as investigation: Shutter Island (2010), Elementary (2012), Sherlock (2010), Wind River (2017), Deja Vu (2006), Lie to Me (2009), Zodiac (2007), The X-Files (1993), Se7en (1995), Castle (2009).

List of investigation movies

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, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, strong female character, danger, crime, missing person, hacker, uncover truth, search, journalist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, london ...
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 8.2
 1.2M
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 7.9
 102K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, odd, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, law enforcement, prodigy, talented, intelligence, mastermind, unconventional method, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 9.1
 824K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, mind game, prodigy, genius, british, mastermind, sherlock holmes, partners, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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 7.7
 214K
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, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, rape, forest, murder investigation, fbi, snow, finding a dead body, mountain, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
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 7.0
 296K
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, exciting, suspenseful, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, terrorism, changing the past or future, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 8.0
 112K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, deception, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, human nature, talented, outsmarting, expert, crimes, interrogation, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.7
 480K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, investigation, paranoia, maniac, uncover truth, crime, code, journalist, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
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 8.6
 203K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, special agents, fbi, alien contact, paranormal activity, conspiracy, top secret, mysterious place, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
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 8.6
 1.5M
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, police detective, insanity, twists & turns, police, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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 8.1
 142K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, female detective, romancing partners, investigation, homicide detective, police investigation, writers, law enforcement, murder, partners, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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 8.1
 882K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.2
 190K
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, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, outsmarting, murder, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.9
 489K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, mansion, eccentric family, investigation, whodunit, private detective, murder, mystery killer, murder investigation, inheritance, suspect, crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
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 8.1
 167K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, outsmarting, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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 8.8
 293K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, missing child, investigation, disappearance, corpse, small town, mysterious past, alternate dimension, deja vu, time portal ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, 1950s ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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 7.6
 590K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Australia
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, clever, odd, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, intelligence, steampunk, private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, prodigy, partners, adventure, master criminal, talented, hotshot hero ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london ...
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 8.3
 54K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, supernatural ability, crime, laboratory, murder investigation, friendship, immortal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, artsy, suspense, non-linear, road movie
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder, train, justice, snow, vengeance, agatha christie, suspect, doctor, steam train ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two, post world war one, year 1934
Place: europe, venice, alps, turkey, former yugoslavia ...
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 7.5
 19K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, odd, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, investigation, genius, schizophrenia, law enforcement, intelligence, prodigy, talented, hallucination, crime, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, riddles and clues, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder, murder investigation, who done it, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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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, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, investigation, murder, maniac, psychology, fbi, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, bahamas, washington d.c. ...
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 7.0
 314K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: investigation, ex military, loner, sniper, murder, lone wolves, crimes, drifter, frame up, dishonesty, female partner, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, baghdad iraq, ohio
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 7.6
 60K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, missing person, uncover truth, morgue, haunted by the past, infidelity, adultery, love, spouse killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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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, train ride, murder mystery, whodunit, train, private detective, multiple suspects, murder, stabbing, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 70s
Place: new york, europe, balkan, former yugoslavia, new york state ...
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 7.7
 242K
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, disorder, life is a bitch, pedophile, twists & turns, serial killer, corruption, insanity ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada ...
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 7.1
 16K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, law enforcement, bodies, unconventional method, murder investigation, medical examiner, female protagonist, medical, talented, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 8.1
 165K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, investigation, team, serial killer, profiler, forensics, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 8.1
 617K
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, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, brutality, crime, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 8.0
 66K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: odd, witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, investigation, police investigation, unconventional method, talented, mastermind, intelligence, mental illness, murder, prodigy, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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