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, serious, 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 Drama, Crime 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), A Simple Favor (2018), Forever (2014), Sharp Objects (2018), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Midsomer Murders (1997), Riverdale (2016), Bones (2005), The Alienist (2018).

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: immortality, female detective, murder investigation, supernatural, hell, devil, psychologist, demon, police detective, good versus evil, lapd, police ...
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, murder, who done it, police detective, murder investigation, writer's life, partners, crimes, female detective, riddles and clues, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 73K
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, enigmatic, tense
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, murder investigation, small town, blackmail, murder, female friendship, mother, single mother, life insurance, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
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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, friendship, buddies, supernatural ability, supernatural, law enforcement, laboratory, murder investigation, secret, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 40K
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, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, hometown, self harm, serial killer, mystery, death in the family, family relations, reporter, secret ...
Place: missouri, 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, forensics, family relations, crime, best friends, partners, police detective, policewoman, workplace, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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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, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, murder investigation, murder, who done it, crimes, village, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.4
 81K
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, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, investigation, friendship, teenage life, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, murder, crimes, family relations ...
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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: police investigation, partners against crime, fbi, forensics, riddles and clues, crimes, teamwork, search, victim, policewoman, killings, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.8
 26K
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, crime, psychologist, murder investigation, reporter, ritual, tragic love, police, blood, teenagers, prostitution ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, ambitious, law enforcement, prodigy, crimes, suspicion, coworker, workplace situations, surgery ...
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, murder investigation, guilt, torture, innocence lost, war crime, uncover truth, cover up, army ...
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: surreal, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug abuse, murder investigation, organized crime, crime, police brutality, drugs/alcohol, drug lord, redemption, character study, brutality, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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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, murder investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, crimes, unconventional method, uncover truth, crime investigation, crime solving, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 4.7
 7K
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: melancholic, captivating, enigmatic, bleak
Plot: murder investigation, book, violence, writers, police detective, rivalry, death, locked in a cage, sexual abuse
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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: captivating, intellectual, surprise ending, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, twists & turns, puzzle, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, serial killer, doubts and hesitations, writers, cia agent, playing card, gay protagonist ...
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, judiciary, trial, prosecutor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: police, murder investigation, supernatural ability, genius, sense of smell, murder, heroes, crime, twists & turns, investigator, friendship, mystery ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.8
 9K
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: tense, captivating, futuristic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder investigation, crimes, scientific experiment, intelligence agency, danger, female detective, another dimension, murder, lookalikes, border, pandemic ...
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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, magic, amateur detective, skepticism, writers, illusionist, partners, dispute
Time: 20th century
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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, clue, unstoppable, government agent, time travel, hallucination, private detective, partners, strange person, body count, murder, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary
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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, police investigation, crimes, multiple suspects, murder investigation, starting over, ex law enforcer, murder, dishonesty, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, fbi, police investigation, crime, kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, track down, crimes, race against time, police detective, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 4K
Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Golden Boy is an American crime drama series created by Nicholas Wootton, which is produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television. CBS placed a series order on May 13, 2012. The series ran on CBS from February 26 to May 14, 2013 and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Plot: police detective, crime, murder investigation, rise to the top, ambition, homicide detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, talented, workplace situations, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 11K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, loneliness, mystery, small town, life is a bitch, forensics, drinking problem, depression, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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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, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder investigation, crimes, police investigation, urban, police partner, fbi agent, 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: semi serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, touching
Plot: police detective, island, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, coworker, british humour, lifestyle change, new job, murder investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
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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, storm, neo noir, snowstorm, police, winter, police officer, coastal town, captain, ex wife ...
Place: iceland
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 8.8
 151K
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, who done it, rape, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, crime, special agents, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, 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: serious, twists and turns, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, courtroom drama, uncover truth, small town, murder, multiple suspects, loss of son, parents and children, mystery, police detective, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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