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, police detective, law enforcement, crime, 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: Lucifer (2015), Sharp Objects (2018), Body of Proof (2011), The Sniffer (2013), Castle (2009), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Coroner (2019), Forever (2014), Bones (2005), The Alienist (2018).

List of murder investigation movies

 8.2
 166K
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, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: devil, immortality, demon, hell, supernatural, fallen angel, murder investigation, female detective, psychologist, lapd, immortal, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.2
 54K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, family relations, serial killer, self harm, filicide, reporter, hometown, secret ...
Place: missouri, usa
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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, murder investigation, relationship vs career, female protagonist, investigation, ambitious, law enforcement, coworker, murder, surgery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.3
 1K
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, murder, supernatural ability, partner, crime, police, genius, police investigation, police detective, friendship, investigator, heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.1
 134K
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, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, police detective, female detective, murder investigation, writer's life, who done it, partners, resourceful, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, 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: partners against crime, police investigation, female detective, female protagonist, best friends, homicide detective, forensics, crime, murder investigation, police detective, partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.7
 1K
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, neurotic
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, crimes, coroner, fear, psychological trauma, death, female protagonist, new job, partners, medical examiner, autopsy
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 8.3
 50K
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, supernatural, crime, law enforcement, crimes, secret, friendship, murder investigation, laboratory, female detective, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.8
 131K
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, partners against crime, fbi, riddles and clues, special agents, police investigation, search, teamwork, expert, killings, policewoman, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.7
 31K
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, ritual, murder investigation, psychologist, crime, reporter, violence, police, blood, teenagers, prostitution ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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 6.8
 104K
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, exciting, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, blackmail, murder investigation, murder, female friendship, ruse, small town, mother, single mother, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: michigan, connecticut
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, murder mystery, amateur detective, who done it, uncover truth, murder investigation, murder, whodunit, female detective, crimes, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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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, murder, human nature, police chief, village, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 77K
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, small town, uncover truth, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, loss of son, murder investigation, murder, partners, parents and children, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 8.1
 12K
Trapped (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, small town, storm, neo noir, winter, murder, police, ex wife, coastal town, danger, crimes, captain ...
Place: iceland
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 8.2
 24K
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, cynical, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, crime investigation, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
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.
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, ironic, surreal
Plot: murder investigation, time travel, partners, private detective, clue, unstoppable, government agent, hallucination, strange person, body count, gun violence, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 37K
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, prodigy, crime, fbi, mathematics, murder investigation, police detective, workplace, profiler, search, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
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 7.1
 100K
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, tense, biting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, youth, small town, friendship, teenage life, murder, love triangle, investigation, danger, parents and children, crimes ...
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 7.1
 5K
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, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, small town, murder mystery, police investigation, crime, missing child, social relations, law enforcement, child murder, small town life, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 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, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: countryside, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, amateur detective, who done it, murder, gardener, female detective, fighting crime, murder investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 8K
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: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, haunted by the past, mind game, strong female character, sociopath, police, psychopath, prison, law enforcement, deadly, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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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: laboratory, female detective, murder investigation, pathologist, police detective, african american protagonist, crimes, analysis, heart condition, partners, family relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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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, investigation, murder, murder mystery, crime, uncover truth, whodunit, riddles and clues, crimes, multiple suspects, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When consumer news reporter, Ruby Herring stumbles onto a murder, the intrepid redhead inadvertently discovers a knack for crime solving. With the reluctant help of a handsome detective, Ruby finds a new career covering crime.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: riddles and clues, female detective, murder investigation, puzzle, partners, female reporter, female protagonist, plot twist, romancing partners, adventure, uncover truth, investigation
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 6.1
 33K
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, tense, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: surveillance, mind control, investigation, murder investigation, hacker, technology, female killer, female assassin, erased memory, privacy, police, strong female character ...
Time: future
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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, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, forensics, murder investigation, unconventional method, riddles and clues, deadly, honest law enforcer, female detective, sergeant, danger, cat and mouse, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
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 7.7
 5K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: murder investigation, murder mystery, police detective, child murder, serial killer, partners in crime, father daughter relationship, homicide detective, uncover truth, police corruption, two killers, sadist ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 7.5
 4K
Midnight Sun (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, murder, conspiracy, homicide detective, small town, frenchwoman, symbol, danger, crimes, shaman, police investigation ...
Place: sweden
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 7.6
 5K
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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, murder investigation, expert, repressed memory, psychological trauma, father son relationship, police, crimes, deliberate cruelty, uncover truth, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century
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