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, clever and captivating films and TV shows about / with investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, crime, danger, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation and police plots mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as investigation: Sherlock (2010), Elementary (2012), Shutter Island (2010), Wind River (2017), Lie to Me (2009), Changeling (2008), Criminal Minds (2005), Deja Vu (2006), Castle (2009), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989).

List of investigation movies

 9.1
 725K
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: captivating, clever, witty, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, sherlock holmes, mastermind, prodigy, crime, mind game, riddles and clues, partners, british, friendship, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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 7.9
 96K
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, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, intelligence, prodigy, sherlock holmes, crimes, partners, mind game, law enforcement, police investigation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.1
 1.0M
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, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, losing-it hero, plot twist, uncover truth, mental illness, island, doctors and patients, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
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: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, uncover truth, search, journalist, strong sexual content, hacker, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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 7.7
 180K
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, bleak, suspenseful, surprise ending, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, snow, rape, mountain, forest, fbi, forensics, death, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
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 8.0
 105K
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, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, deception, uncover truth, talented, dishonesty, human nature, team, crime investigation, crimes, workplace situations, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.7
 225K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, life is a bitch, desperation, loss of son, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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 8.1
 141K
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, investigation, crime, murder, intelligence, team, profiler, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 7.0
 279K
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, foreknowledge, time loop, danger, deja vu, special agents, shooting, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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 8.1
 134K
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, riddles and clues, murder, police detective, female detective, murder investigation, writer's life, who done it, partners, resourceful, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, 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, investigation, murder, murder mystery, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, whodunit, crimes, multiple suspects, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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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, captivating, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, justice, haunted by the past, search, police, suspect, evidence, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, south america, buenos aires argentina
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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, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, steampunk, who done it, serial killer, virgin, crimes, uncover truth, danger, vengeance, alchemy, immortality, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.6
 237K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, pedophile, missing child, peril, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, riddles and clues, professor, talented, genius, crime, schizophrenia, investigator, hallucinations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, deadly, killings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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 8.3
 50K
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, supernatural, law enforcement, crimes, crime, secret, friendship, murder investigation, laboratory, female detective, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, small town, small town life, murder, diary, odd, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
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 7.6
 554K
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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, adventure, prodigy, partners, hotshot hero, murder, intelligence, steampunk, clue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
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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, terrorism, crime, crimes, whodunit, murder, train, romancing a criminal, political intrigue, danger, deadly, female nudity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
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 8.4
 209K
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, mad scientist, fbi, special agents, scientist, investigation, paranormal activity, experiment, danger, top secret, creature, research ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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 8.6
 186K
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, fbi, investigation, paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, special agents, space and aliens, top secret, mysterious place, obsession, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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 8.1
 154K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, danger, investigation, partners, murder, serial killer, psychic, talented, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 7.2
 172K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: suspense, twists and turns, intellectual, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, legal investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, obsession, lawyer, adultery, murder mystery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.0
 163K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, mind game, danger, investigation, unlikely partners, manipulations, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, twists and turns, mind bending, suspense, clever ...
Plot: holy grail, ancient mystery, christianity, riddles and clues, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, obsessive quest, secret, artifact, ancient, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: holy land, france, europe, jerusalem, harvard university ...
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 6.4
 80K
The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, riddles and clues, deadly, who done it, track down, crimes, writer's life, murder mystery, murder, poet, buried alive ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland, paris france
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 7.6
 33K
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, investigation, fbi, paranormal activity, danger, female protagonist, small town life, surprising revelation, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 7.7
 6K
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, investigation, priest, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, riddles and clues, society, murder, crimes, danger, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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 7.7
 27K
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, mind game, vigilantism, supernatural, crimes, serial killer, artifact, investigator, interpol, rivalry, goth, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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