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, captivating, realistic, suspense, tense and serious films and TV shows about / with murder investigation, murder, investigation, crimes, police, police detective, law enforcement, crime investigation, police investigation and mystery plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder investigation: Prodigal Son (2019), Sharp Objects (2018), Bones (2005), Midsomer Murders (1997), Broadchurch (2013), Castle (2009), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Knives Out (2019), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

List of murder investigation movies

 7.7
 20K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, profiler, haunted by the past, serial killer, expert, repressed memory, criminal psychologist, police, serial murder, crimes, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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 8.1
 93K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
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: psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, mystery, mother daughter relationship, self harm, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
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 7.9
 154K
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, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, riddles and clues, special agents, murder investigation, law enforcement, teamwork, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, who done it, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, multiple suspects, whodunit, village, detective inspector, law enforcement, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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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 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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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
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: who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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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, murder, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, whodunit, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, private investigator ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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 7.9
 588K
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: investigation, murder mystery, whodunit, eccentric family, private detective, mansion, mystery killer, murder, murder investigation, suspect, inheritance, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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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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 7.4
 14K
The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, investigation, haunted by the past, killings, police, sociopath, prison, strong female character, psychopath, maniac, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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 7.1
 18K
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, unconventional method, law enforcement, bodies, medical examiner, murder investigation, relationship vs career, talented, medical, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.7
 53K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder investigation, police, crime investigation, psychologist, ritual, crimes, private detective, violence, homicide detective, reporter ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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 8.2
 307K
Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: entertaining, captivating, romantic, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: devil, supernatural, lucifer, fallen angel, immortality, hell, demon, female detective, immortal, supernatural power, homicide detective, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.8
 4K
Coroner (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: coroner, murder investigation, crimes, medical examiner, female police detective, investigation, death, crime investigation, police detective, murder, female protagonist, killings ...
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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 7.7
 243K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, UK, France
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, forest, violence, rape, murder investigation, fbi, mountain, fbi agent, snow, female fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa
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Mare of Easttown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, homicide detective, murder mystery, small town life, small town, murder, lesbian daughter, drug abuse, crime investigation, female detective, investigation, dysfunctional family ...
Place: pennsylvania
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 8.3
 57K
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, law enforcement, supernatural, investigation, female detective, immortal, supernatural ability, friendship, murder investigation, laboratory, morgue, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.2
 89K
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: twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, fatal attraction, murder mystery, dangerous attraction, murder investigation, profiler, police investigation, tough girl, female agent, fake identity, strong female character, psychopath ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 2K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police, partner, supernatural ability, police detective, police investigation, investigator, murder, friendship, genius, mystery, heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, homicide detective, female protagonist, policewoman, forensics, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, investigation, police, cold case, true crime, double murder, father son relationship, unsolved crime, who done it, chase ...
Time: 2000s
Place: wales, britain, united kingdom
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 6.7
 139K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, love triangle, friends, small town, school, youth, murder, friendship, teenage life, gang, mysterious death, crimes ...
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: countryside, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, investigation, private detective, murder, partners against crime, murder investigation, amateur detective, gardener, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 6.9
 42K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prodigy, genius, police detective, mathematician, fbi, murder investigation, mathematics, brother brother relationship, profiler, law enforcement, workplace, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: ironic, intellectual, psychological, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: clue, murder investigation, time travel, private detective, unstoppable, partners, strange person, government agent, hallucination, crime investigation, detective agency, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.4
 5K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, female detective, unconventional method, riddles and clues, forensics, honest law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
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 7.1
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: murder investigation, small town, murder, police investigation, mystery, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, small town life, crimes, law enforcement, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.3
 34K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, captivating, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation, riddles and clues, crime solving, unconventional method, uncover truth, basset hound, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.8
 145K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, suspenseful, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: deception, secret, missing person, female friendship, blackmail, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, london, michigan, connecticut
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