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, tense, clever and captivating films and TV shows about / with murder investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, crime, police, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder investigation: Lucifer (2015), Sharp Objects (2018), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Forever (2014), Castle (2009), Riverdale (2016), Columbo (1971), Midsomer Murders (1997), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), The Glades (2010).
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Forever (2014)
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
USA
43 min.
 8.3
Castle (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
USA
43 min.
 8.2
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A Simple Favor (2018)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Canada
117 min.
 7.0
Seven Seconds (2018)
Crime, Drama
USA
60 min.
 7.7

List of murder investigation movies

 8.2
 125K
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: supernatural, immortality, devil, murder investigation, psychologist, good versus evil, police detective, lapd, police, female detective, fallen angel, nightclub owner ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.2
 32K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 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: suspense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, journalist, hometown, serial killer, self harm, small town, mystery, death in the family, family relations, reporter, murder ...
Place: missouri
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, best friends, workplace, forensics, suspicion, crime, partners, policewoman, family relations, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 8.3
 48K
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 ability, friendship, buddies, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, laboratory, curses spells and rituals, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 130K
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, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 73K
Riverdale (2016)
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, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
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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, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, riddles and clues, murder investigation, homicide detective, crimes, unconventional method, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, 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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, crimes, murder investigation, murder, village, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, judiciary, lawyer, prosecutor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, hotshot hero, multiple suspects, murder investigation, starting over, ex law enforcer, murder, dishonesty, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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 7.3
 8K
Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, fighting crime, murder investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, urban, fbi agent, police partner, female boss, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, multiple suspects, law enforcement, coworker, british humour, lifestyle change, new job, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
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 8.8
 145K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, crime, who done it, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, special agents, under the surface, psychic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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 8.4
 66K
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: tense, gloomy, serious, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, courtroom drama, uncover truth, multiple suspects, parents and children, small town, murder, loss of son, mystery, police detective, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 7.0
 37K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Plot: small town, missing person, secret, murder investigation, missing woman, widow, female friendship, life insurance, drowning, lake, heroin, mother ...
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 6.6
 6K
Rosewood (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. is a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.
Style: captivating, tense, philosophical, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pathologist, female detective, police detective, african american protagonist, murder investigation, laboratory, analysis, heart condition, partners, crimes, family relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami
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NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, partners against crime, crime, crimes, crime investigation, navy, special agents, government agency, partners, fighting crime, forensics, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband — also a cop — who just can't seem to sign the divorce papers. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: police investigation, police station, crimes, single parent, ex husband, female detective, family relations, parents and children, partners, disorder, crime, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, danger, suicide, private investigator, murder mystery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 8.0
 7K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, priest, investigation, village life, partners against crime, police detective, partners, haunted by the past, murder, village, murder investigation, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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Seven Seconds (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, melancholic
Plot: murder investigation, court, justice, murder, gangs, society, dirty cop, teenager, police corruption, circumstantial evidence, storytelling, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.8
 23K
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: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, reporter, crime, tragic love, murder investigation, violence, police, blood, teenagers, ritual ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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The Happytime Murders (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Plot: puppet, puppetry, adult humor, private investigator, murder mystery, death, violence, discrimination, female detective, fbi agent, whodunit, murder investigation ...
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, vengeance, revenge, mercilessness, extreme violence, violence, crime and punishment, track down, cat and mouse, law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea
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 6.0
 6K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, family life, forbidden love, love and romance, tragic love, everyday life, life is a bitch, violent husband, emotional blackmail, brutality, psychopath, life ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Charlotte Corday (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France
Story: Set in July 1793 during the outbreak of the French Revolution and the unleashing of the Reign of Terror, a young girl from Caen named Charlotte Corday plots to assassinate Jacobin newspaper editor Jean-Paul Marat.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder investigation, french revolution, female killer, political repression, prison, political thriller, assassin, martyrdom, female assassin, knife, wine, bathtub ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: paris france, normandy, france
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 8.1
 10K
Trapped (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iceland
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 ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, small town, winter, police officer, snowstorm, coastal town, police, ex wife, sex trafficking, neo noir, storm ...
Place: iceland
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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: realistic, gloomy, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: investigation, patriotism, disappearance, army investigation, military, murder investigation, police, guilt, torture, innocence lost, war, war crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, bosnia, new mexico, texas ...
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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: surreal, dark humor, offbeat, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug abuse, murder investigation, corruption, police brutality, organized crime, addiction, crime, heroin, promotion, debt, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 8.6
 93K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent, plot twist, lawyer, corruption, drugs, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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