Police procedural movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant police procedural movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with police procedural, crimes, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, police, police officer, police detective, investigation and murder investigation plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Sweden, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police procedural: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Women (2021), Cold Case (2003), The Closer (2005), Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021), KDD - Kriminaldauerdienst (2007), Case G (2006), Harry (2013), Detective Inspector Irene Huss (2007), Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021).

List of police procedural movies

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, forensics, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, murder, scientist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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 4.3
 490
Women (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who is hiding a secret life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, abduction, police procedural, murder investigation, police investigation, hostage, murder, suspicion, crimes, instructor, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 27K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, who done it, murder investigation, homicide detective, victim, police investigation, uncover truth, police officer, riddles and clues, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Cold Case ~Shinjitsu no Tobira~ (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Yuri Ishikawa and her team try to crack unresolved cold cases in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, contemplative
Plot: murder investigation, police, police procedural, investigation, cold case, chase, friends, partners, youth, escapades, murder, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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 7.7
 25K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crime investigation, investigation, homicide detective, police detective, policewoman, interrogation, crimes, murder, fighting crime, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, surprise ending, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: characters killed one by one, torture, murder, trap, mind game, master criminal, police officer, investigation, violence, police procedural, serial killer, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s
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KDD - Kriminaldauerdienst (2007)
Genre: Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: KDD - Crime duration service is a German crime series, which was broadcast from 2007 to 2010.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: police station, police procedural, police, big city life, crime investigation, tough cop, police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, workplace situations, forensics, police detective ...
Place: berlin germany
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 6.1
 355
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: manhunt, mystery, private detective, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police procedural, fictional country, snow, chases and races, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
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 6.7
 236
Harry (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Harry is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, drug dealing, crimes, law enforcement, murder, father daughter relationship, police procedural, widower, teenage daughter, criminal gang, father daughter conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
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Detective Inspector Irene Huss (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigator Irene Huss lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, and tries to balance between murder investigations and family life.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: police, police investigator, crime investigation, police procedural, policewoman, female protagonist, murder investigation, relationship vs career, investigation, murderer, family relations, unsolved crime ...
Place: sweden
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Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler journeys to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, organized crime, suspect, police, police investigation, police procedural, police detective, partners against crime, forensics, workplace situations, fighting crime ...
Place: new york
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The Hunt for a Killer (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on true stories about real homicide investigations in the south of Sweden between 1989-2004. The six-part series explores the murder of 10-year-old Helen Nilsson in Hörby, southern Sweden, a seemingly impossible case that remained unsolved ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: child murder, child rape, sex crime, true crime, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation, homicide detective, rape, police procedural, rapist, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden
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Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johan Falk's stepdaughter Nina has gotten in contact with her biological father, Orjan, discovering that he is in debt to an Estonian construction company in Gothenburg, leading to Nina's kidnapping.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: police investigation, tough law enforcer, chase, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, organized crime, police procedural, graphic violence, danger, chases and races, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Johan Falk: Alla råns moder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: GSI second in command, Sophie Nordh, flips gangster leader Seth Rydell and convinces him to infiltrate a rogue military group. For the first time GSI Chief Patrick Agrell realizes that he is using a ruthless psychopath as an infiltrator. Can Seth be ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: heist, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, robbery, murder, police procedural, ex soldier, bank, soldier, suicide by cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Johan Falk 14 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Johan and his colleagues are watching Seth and his gang member Jack, they stumble on a larger case than they expected. Seth is selling arms to terrorists, but without Jack's knowledge, in a car where Johan's old colleague Pernilla ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: organized crime, police procedural, criminal gang, informant, arms dealer, bandit, crimes, gang, arms dealing, breaking the law, murder, embassy ...
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Johan Falk: Slutet (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The unknown, large mafia organization is now showing its true face. The pressure that GSI and John Falk and his family have put on the organization, makes them fight back on all fronts. The rule book is thrown out. But to go after Johan Falk's ...
Style: exciting, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, mafia, criminal underworld, police procedural, organized crime, police officer killed, murder, torture, gunfight, crimes, death, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, police procedural, dirty cop, detective inspector, strong female presence, rookie, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, spain
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Johan Falk: Spelets regler (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been two years since John Falk and Frank Wagner broke their cooperation and Frank started working undercover with the police. Frank's search for Kevin crosses Johan's investigation and opens up a new collaboration between them - ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, graphic violence, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, drug smuggling, police procedural, murder, danger, urban, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, sweden
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 5.5
 422
Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Kommissar Rex is a police procedural drama originally made in Austria and aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2008 the series was revived under Austrian-Italian production, and has since 2009 been made fully in Italy, with occasional episodes set in ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: police dog, partners, german shepherd, police, police investigation, crimes, dog, workplace, murder, tough law enforcer, investigation, human animal relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna, europe
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 8.1
 188K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, murder, crimes, profiler, team, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, forensics, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 7.1
 2K
Hudson & Rex (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with what he calls his "highly trained law enforcement animal" German Shepherd dog named Rex who he prefers to team up with because he doesn't talk his ear off.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: police dog, german shepherd, bloodhound, human animal relationship, police detective, homicide detective, owner dog relationship, canadian, dog, partners, crimes, fighting crime ...
Place: canada
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 7.3
 2K
Cuffs (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cuffs is a fresh, authentic and visceral drama that will take the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing. Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative
Plot: police, rookie, police officer, police investigation, violence, friends, chase, friendship, gangsters, society, police procedural, gay ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, britain, brighton
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 8.4
 109K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, uncover truth, small town, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 7.6
 8K
Harrow (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.
Style: captivating, witty, tense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: medical examiner, doctor, forensics, murder, expert, complex characters, bodies, murderer, corpse, crimes, family relations, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.0
 118K
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: deception, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime investigation, investigation, outsmarting, crimes, human nature, fbi, talented, psychology, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.2
 179K
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, outsmarting, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, serial killer, murder, justice, special agents, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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 8.4
 95K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, best friends, private detective, friends, intelligence, investigation, who done it, prodigy, friendship, talented, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 8.2
 158K
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: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom drama, prosecutor, lawyers and clients, district attorney, boss and employee, dedicated lawyer, workplace, power relations, family relations, jury, legal, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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