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, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, investigation and mystery plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder investigation: Lucifer (2015), Bones (2005), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Forever (2014), Sharp Objects (2018), Castle (2009), A Simple Favor (2018), The Alienist (2018), The Sniffer (2013), 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, entertaining, biblical
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, fallen angel, female detective, murder investigation, devil, supernatural, hell, demon, psychologist, police detective, immortal, homicide detective ...
Place: los angeles
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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, riddles and clues, partners against crime, police investigation, search, teamwork, special agents, expert, killings, victim, policewoman ...
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, female detective, partners against crime, forensics, female protagonist, crimes, murder investigation, police detective, best friends, partners, policewoman, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, murder investigation, friendship, secret, laboratory, buddies, crime, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 49K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, secret, self harm, hometown, mystery, death in the family, family relations, serial killer, reporter ...
Place: missouri, usa
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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, who done it, investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, murder, writer's life, murder investigation, partners, female detective, resourceful, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 91K
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: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, blackmail, deception, murder investigation, murder, female friendship, small town, mother, ruse, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: michigan, connecticut
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 7.7
 29K
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, murder investigation, psychologist, crime, ritual, prostitution, reporter, violence, blood, teenagers, police ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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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, murder, genius, police, supernatural ability, partner, friendship, investigator, heroes, sense of smell, police investigation, police detective ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, murder investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, police chief, murder, crimes, who done it, village ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, captivating, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forensics, bodies, relationship vs career, investigation, ambitious, law enforcement, coworker, murder investigation, crimes, surgery, workplace, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.2
 93K
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: high school, small town, teenage life, friendship, friends, love triangle, murder, youth, investigation, parents and children, crimes, danger ...
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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, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, unconventional method, crimes, uncover truth, crime investigation, crime solving, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: police investigation, multiple suspects, crime, courtroom drama, uncover truth, loss of son, murder, partners, small town, parents and children, loss of child, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, unconventional method, honest law enforcer, deadly, female detective, sergeant, danger, workplace, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
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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, who done it, uncover truth, female detective, law enforcement, murder mystery, murder investigation, crimes, mystery, whodunit ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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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, murder investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, dishonesty, coworker, suspicion, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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 7.5
 16K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Plot: female protagonist, murder, female detective, murder investigation, police, serial killer, police investigation, homicide detective, british police, policewoman, british, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s
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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, female detective, police investigation, victim, uncover truth, crime, murder investigation, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s ...
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense
Plot: cult, serial killer, investigation, good versus evil, murder investigation, prophecy, fbi, crimes, supernatural, secret movement, who done it, government agency ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
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, witty, suspenseful, serious
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, murder investigation, homicide detective, mystery, workplace situations, crime, fighting crime, murder, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 5.1
 14K
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, writers, violence, police detective, locked in a cage, rivalry, death, sexual abuse, bondage, violent sex, man crying ...
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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, suspenseful, intellectual
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, twists & turns, puzzle, doubts and hesitations, serial killer, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, writers, cia agent, playing card, police investigation ...
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: clever, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, power relations, deadly, partners, mind game, crime, workplace situations, murder, judiciary, judge, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, kidnapping, murder, fbi, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, track down, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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, disappearance, patriotism, military, guilt, torture, cover up, war crime, army, innocence lost, murder investigation, 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, organized crime, police brutality, crime, murder investigation, redemption, drugs/alcohol, corruption, heroin, promotion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 6.7
 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder investigation, intelligence agency, scientific experiment, female detective, danger, crimes, murder, law enforcement, border, pandemic, 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, writers, illusionist, dispute
Time: 20th century
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