Murder investigation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant murder investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with murder investigation, murder, crimes, police, investigation, crime, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation and mystery plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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murder investigation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as murder investigation: Sharp Objects (2018), Broadchurch (2013), Lucifer (2016), Body of Proof (2011), Prodigal Son (2019), Midsomer Murders (1997), Riverdale (2017), Knives Out (2019), Columbo (1971), The Sniffer (2013).

List of murder investigation movies

 8.2
 64K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: bleak, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, journalist, hometown, small town, self harm, family relations, haunted by the past, reporter, serial killer, filicide, investigative reporter ...
Place: missouri, usa
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 8.4
 88K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, small town, uncover truth, multiple suspects, courtroom drama, loss of son, murder, partners, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 8.2
 209K
Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, colourful, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: devil, supernatural, immortality, lucifer, fallen angel, hell, demon, female detective, murder investigation, lapd, supernatural power, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 15K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, murder investigation, female protagonist, who done it, investigation, ambitious, relationship vs career, medical, murder, law enforcement, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.7
 10K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, brutal, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, serial killer, expert, profiler, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, police, nypd, childhood trauma, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, law enforcement, whodunit, murder, police chief, crime, village, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.0
 110K
Riverdale (2017)
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: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, small town, friendship, love triangle, friends, school, murder, gang, murder investigation, family secret, teenage life ...
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 7.9
 381K
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, eccentric family, mansion, investigation, murder investigation, private detective, murder, inheritance, house, crime, suspect, mystery killer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england
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 8.2
 26K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, witty, suspenseful, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, mind game, crime investigation, murder, homicide detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.2
 2K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: captivating, exciting, clever, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder investigation, supernatural ability, crime, murder, police, partner, investigator, police detective, friendship, police investigation, heroes, genius ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.3
 52K
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, law enforcement, supernatural, female detective, supernatural ability, crimes, laboratory, crime, murder investigation, friendship, morgue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.8
 136K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, fbi, police investigation, special agents, search, crime investigation, teamwork, expert, killings, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, who done it, amateur detective, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, crimes, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 2K
Coroner (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jenny Cooper investigates unexplained or sudden deaths in the city of Toronto. Fierce and quick-witted, Jenny is a newly-widowed single mother with secrets of her own to unearth.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, neurotic, psychological
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, coroner, crimes, fear, psychological trauma, death, female protagonist, new job, partners, medical examiner, autopsy, crime investigation
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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 8.1
 138K
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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, police detective, romancing partners, investigation, partners, female detective, writers, murder, law enforcement, unlikely partners, who done it, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd. An adaptation of Douglas Adams’ wildly successful comic novels.
Style: intellectual, captivating, psychological, ironic, surreal
Plot: murder investigation, clue, time travel, unstoppable, partners, private detective, government agent, strange person, hallucination, super strength, gun violence, body count ...
Time: contemporary
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, clever, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: countryside, investigation, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, murder, private detective, murder investigation, partners against crime, amateur detective, gardener, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, crime, investigation, riddles and clues, whodunit, murder mystery, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 6.8
 120K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, female friendship, murder investigation, ruse, blackmail, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, new york, michigan, connecticut
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 7.7
 37K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, ritual, crime, police, reporter, violence, crimes, blood, crime investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, policewoman, best friends, homicide detective, crimes, coworker, crime, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 7.5
 10K
The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, haunted by the past, killings, police, mind game, sociopath, strong female character, investigation, psychopath, track down, prison ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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 6.9
 39K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: genius, crime, fbi, prodigy, mathematics, murder investigation, police detective, crimes, workplace, profiler, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.3
 79K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, murder investigation, police investigation, profiler, psychopath, fatal attraction, fake identity, dangerous attraction, strong female character, witness, mistaken identity ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania, montreal quebec
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 7.4
 5K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, unconventional method, forensics, deadly, honest law enforcer, female detective, sergeant, crime, crimes, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
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 7.1
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: small town, murder investigation, murder, crime, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, law enforcement, crimes, child murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his ...
Style: tense, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, family secrets, family secret, secret, cover up, betrayal, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, murder investigation, brooklyn new york city, conspiracy, murder, tourette's syndrome, corruption, social injustice, politics, organized crime, abuse of power, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, new york
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 8.1
 15K
Trapped (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As a ferry carrying 300 passengers from Denmark pulls into an Icelandic town’s small port, heavy snow begins to fall. The ferry can’t leave until the storm passes and the main road into town is impassable. A mutilated and dismembered body washes ...
Style: scenic, atmospheric, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: murder investigation, winter, small town, murder, ex wife, police, neo noir, coastal town, danger, storm, crimes, blizzard ...
Place: iceland
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 6.1
 36K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears ...
Style: tech noir, twists and turns, tense, exciting
Plot: surveillance, murder investigation, technology, hacker, mind control, investigation, privacy, female assassin, distopia, female killer, erased memory, police ...
Time: future
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