Police investigation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant police investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with crimes, police investigation, police, murder, police detective, investigation, law enforcement, murder mystery, police officer and mystery plots mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police investigation: True Detective (2014), Se7en (1995), Broadchurch (2013), The Frozen Ground (2013), Marshland (2014), Gone Girl (2014), Prisoners (2013), The Killing (2011), Luther (2010), The Closer (2005).

List of police investigation movies

 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
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 8.6
 1.6M
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.4
 111K
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, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspense, factual, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, winter, crimes, kidnapping, psychopath, manhunt, sexual predator, rapist, drug overdose, rape and murder, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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 7.2
 34K
Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, investigation, torture, crimes, partners, kidnapping, partners against crime, murder, murder investigation, sexual abuse, sadism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
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 8.1
 964K
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, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mystery, murder mystery, infidelity, missing person, investigation, police investigation, manipulation, adultery, femme fatale, disappearance, missing wife, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
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 8.1
 693K
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: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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 8.3
 110K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder mystery, murder investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, crime investigation, crimes, strong female character, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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 8.4
 135K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, crimes, talented, partners, murder, law enforcement, cruelty, tough law enforcer, forensics, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, united kingdom, europe
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 7.7
 26K
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: captivating, twists and turns, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crime investigation, homicide detective, police investigation, female detective, policewoman, investigation, police detective, interrogation, crimes, workplace romance, murder, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, master criminal, forensics, mind game, race against time, investigation, policewoman, paraplegic, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 182K
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: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, fighting crime, partners, police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, murder, talented, outsmarting, justice, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: california, usa
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, train, police investigation, murder, adultery, obsession, ex husband ex wife relationship, alcoholic, mental illness, psychology, memory loss, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, london, usa
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 7.2
 293K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, investigator, insomnia, investigation, murderer, guilt, police corruption, character study, serial killer, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 5.3
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, survival, found footage, police detective, crimes, track down, partners against crime, murder, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
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 6.6
 60K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, maniac, agoraphobia, crimes, mind game, profiler, police detective, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, boston, usa
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 7.8
 155K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, investigation, fbi, partners, partners against crime, scientist, expert, crime investigation, teamwork, police investigation, killings, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, forensics, murder investigation, homicide detective, friends, investigation, policewoman, female protagonist, best friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 8.1
 160K
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, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: writers, investigation, partners, romancing partners, female detective, police detective, police investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: realistic, neo noir, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police, rape, unsolved crime, murder, murder investigation, crimes, brutality, police detective, murder mystery, killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 2003, 20th century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 8.1
 14K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, murder, murder mystery, british police, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, missing person, cold case, uncover truth, unsolved crime, false identity, partners against crime, under the surface, disappearance, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen
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 7.8
 118K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, fairy tale, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, legends and myths, monster, creature, supernatural ability, police detective, good versus evil, partners against crime, peril, police investigation, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
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 8.1
 104K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, crimes, policewoman, coworker, forensics, violence against women, law enforcement, victim, misogyny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, united kingdom, belfast
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The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, stylized, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, police investigation, dangerous attraction, love triangle, obsession, police corruption, murder, mystery, crimes, lesbian, greed, lesbian sex ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, post world war two, year 1946
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.1
 310K
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, tricky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, crimes, special agents, parallel universe, alternate timeline, destiny ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 7.3
 151K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, macabre, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, murder, maniac, double life, secret, imaginary friend, secrets, killed during sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
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Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, uncover truth, forensics, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, murder investigation, mind game, morgue, police station ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, future, 1890s
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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 8.6
 275K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspense, spiritual, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, psychology, fbi, murderer, police investigation, police, criminal psychologist, killings, fbi agent, serial murder, murder ...
Time: 70s
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 8.6
 68K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, mind game, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, forensics, killings, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen, europe ...
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