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, serious, captivating, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with murder investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, police, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, 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: Lucifer (2015), Castle (2009), Sharp Objects (2018), Forever (2014), A Simple Favor (2018), Bones (2005), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), The Alienist (2018), Columbo (1971), Midsomer Murders (1997).

List of murder investigation movies

 8.2
 157K
Lucifer (2015)
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, humorous, biblical, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: fallen angel, immortality, murder investigation, female detective, supernatural, devil, demon, hell, psychologist, police detective, lapd, good versus evil ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.2
 132K
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, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, riddles and clues, female detective, partners, writer's life, resourceful, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 46K
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, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, secret, hometown, self harm, death in the family, mystery, family relations, serial killer, child murder ...
Place: missouri, usa
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 8.3
 49K
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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, buddies, friendship, supernatural, supernatural ability, female detective, murder investigation, law enforcement, secret, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 85K
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, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, female friendship, murder investigation, deception, murder, blackmail, small town, mother, single mother, ruse, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: connecticut, michigan
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 7.9
 129K
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: forensics, fbi, partners against crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, teamwork, search, special agents, crimes, killings, expert, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: police investigation, partners against crime, female detective, forensics, crimes, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female protagonist, partners, best friends, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 7.8
 28K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: 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, tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, crime, ritual, reporter, prostitution, violence, teenagers, blood, police ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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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: captivating, intellectual, psychological, surreal, ironic
Plot: murder investigation, time travel, clue, partners, unstoppable, private detective, government agent, hallucination, strange person, body count, gun violence, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.2
 23K
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, suspenseful, cynical, captivating, witty ...
Plot: police detective, murder, murder investigation, mind game, riddles and clues, homicide detective, unconventional method, uncover truth, crimes, crime investigation, crime solving, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, multiple suspects, law enforcement, human nature, crime, murder investigation, murder, crimes, who done it, village, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.4
 952
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, clever, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, genius, police, murder, supernatural ability, heroes, crime, sense of smell, twists & turns, investigator, friendship, partner ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.3
 72K
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: crime, police investigation, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, uncover truth, parents and children, social relations, partners, small town, loss of son, murder, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 7.3
 90K
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: captivating, biting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, friends, murder, investigation, youth, parents and children, family relations, crimes, danger ...
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 7.1
 14K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, law enforcement, ambitious, coworker, surgery, crimes, workplace, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: investigation, patriotism, disappearance, military, guilt, torture, murder investigation, war crime, army, cover up, innocence lost, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, texas, new mexico, bosnia ...
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug lord, drug abuse, murder investigation, organized crime, police brutality, crime, redemption, drugs/alcohol, corruption, heroin, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 7.6
 22K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: police detective, police investigation, female detective, victim, uncover truth, crime, murder investigation, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.1
 9K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense
Plot: cult, serial killer, good versus evil, investigation, murder investigation, prophecy, fbi, supernatural ability, supernatural, secret movement, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, riddles and clues, murder investigation, homicide detective, fighting crime, forensics, crime, mystery, workplace situations, murder, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 5.7
 7K
Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, murder investigation, life is a bitch, crime, rivalry, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, child in peril, hospital, surrogate father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, murder mystery, who done it, crimes, murder investigation, female detective, mystery, whodunit ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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 5.2
 13K
Dark Crimes (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Poland, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Polish detective becomes suspicious of a controversial author when the incidents described in his unpublished novel resemble the inner workings of an unsolved murder.
Style: captivating, melancholic, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: murder investigation, book, police detective, violence, writers, rivalry, locked in a cage, death, sexual abuse, man crying, rape, bondage ...
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 6.5
 4K
Instinct (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ...
Style: surprise ending, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, twists & turns, puzzle, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, doubts and hesitations, serial killer, writers, cia agent, playing card, secret identity ...
Place: new york
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, mind game, murder, partners, deadly, crime, workplace situations, power relations, judiciary, prosecutor, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down, police detective, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 10K
Collateral (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: When a pizza delivery driver is shot dead in south London, a tenacious detective goes after the people traffickers behind his murder and unravels a conspiracy that goes to the top.
Style: futuristic, tense, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder investigation, murder, intelligence agency, scientific experiment, crimes, female detective, danger, rescue, border, law enforcement, lookalikes ...
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Houdini & Doyle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Stratton are tasked with the cases that nobody else can solve. It challenges their sense of what is real and what is not. Houdini is a skeptic, while Doyle believes in the unseen. Their diverse viewpoints ...
Style: captivating, exciting, twists and turns, intellectual
Plot: murder investigation, amateur detective, magic, skepticism, partners, illusionist, writers, dispute
Time: 20th century
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 7.5
 11K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, coworker, outsmarting, suspicion, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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 6.5
 389
Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco's highly successful NYPD Blue, which had ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, murder investigation, police station, danger, fighting crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, injury, blindness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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