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, tense, serious and exciting films and TV shows about / with murder investigation, murder, investigation, crimes, police, police detective, crime, law enforcement, police investigation and female detective plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
murder investigation
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murder investigation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as murder investigation: Lucifer (2015), Sharp Objects (2018), Bones (2005), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Castle (2009), Forever (2014), The Sniffer (2013), Body of Proof (2011), A Simple Favor (2018), Coroner (2019).

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, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: devil, immortality, fallen angel, supernatural, murder investigation, hell, demon, female detective, psychologist, supernatural power, immortal, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.2
 52K
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, reporter, hometown, secret, haunted by the past ...
Place: missouri, 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, riddles and clues, fbi, special agents, police investigation, search, teamwork, expert, killings, victim, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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, female protagonist, best friends, forensics, murder investigation, crime, homicide detective, police detective, partners, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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, who done it, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, police detective, writer's life, female detective, murder investigation, partners, resourceful, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, crimes, law enforcement, supernatural, crime, murder investigation, secret, friendship, laboratory, female detective, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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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: clever, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, supernatural ability, murder, partner, genius, crime, police, police investigation, friendship, investigator, heroes, sense of smell ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, relationship vs career, investigation, murder investigation, ambitious, law enforcement, female protagonist, surgery, coworker, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 6.8
 100K
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, blackmail, deception, female friendship, murder investigation, murder, small town, ruse, mother, single mother, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: connecticut, michigan
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 6.6
 1K
Coroner (2019)
Genre: Drama
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, neurotic, psychological
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, coroner, crimes, death, fear, psychological trauma, new job, female protagonist, partners
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.7
 30K
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, violence, police, blood, teenagers, prostitution ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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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, murder investigation, human nature, crime, police chief, murder, crimes, who done it, village ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.2
 96K
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, small town, friends, teenage life, friendship, youth, love triangle, murder, investigation, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
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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, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, riddles and clues, female detective, female reporter, partners, plot twist, romancing partners, female protagonist, uncover truth, adventure, puzzle, investigation
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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, fighting crime, female detective, murder, gardener, murder investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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: time travel, murder investigation, clue, partners, unstoppable, private detective, government agent, hallucination, strange person, body count, gun violence, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary
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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, suspenseful, cynical, captivating, witty ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, unconventional method, crimes, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.4
 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, murder investigation, female detective, serial killer, police, police investigation, ex husband ex wife relationship, homicide detective, investigation, policewoman, british police ...
Time: 2010s
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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, who done it, murder, uncover truth, female detective, law enforcement, murder investigation, murder mystery, crimes, whodunit, mystery ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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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: tense, captivating, serious, philosophical
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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 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, uncover truth, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, 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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 6.1
 31K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, technology, investigation, murder investigation, hacker, female killer, erased memory, privacy, police, female assassin, 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, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, unconventional method, deadly, honest law enforcer, female detective, sergeant, cat and mouse, danger, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
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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, twists and turns, exciting, intellectual
Plot: murder investigation, illusionist, partners, skepticism, amateur detective, magic, dispute, writers
Time: 20th century
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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 ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, small town, neo noir, storm, ex wife, snowstorm, police officer, coastal town, police, captain, winter ...
Place: iceland
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 7.5
 23K
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: female detective, police detective, police investigation, victim, uncover truth, crime, murder investigation, rage, evidence, police, cold case, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: philadelphia, 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, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder mystery, whodunit, crimes, multiple suspects, danger, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 8.0
 25K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and ...
Plot: mythical creature, fairy, steampunk, black magic, racism, murder investigation, neo noir, dark fantasy, monster, husband wife relationship, interspecies romance, alternate reality ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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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, violence, police detective, writers, locked in a cage, death, rivalry, sexual abuse, man crying, rape, violent sex ...
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 6.6
 5K
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, serial killer, murder victim, doubts and hesitations, writers, circumstantial evidence, cia agent, playing card, gay protagonist ...
Place: new york
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