Cold case movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cold case movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful and psychological films and TV shows about / with cold case, investigation, crimes, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation, police investigation, murder mystery, police and unsolved crime plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in Sweden, Denmark, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cold case: A Conspiracy of Faith (2016), The Dying Detective (2018), Spring Tide (2016), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Absent One (2014), Forensic (2020), The Truth Will Out (2018), Absolute Zero (2010), The Little Things (2021), The Fourth Man (2014).

List of cold case movies

A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: cold case, police investigation, religion, child abduction, missing child, police, serial killer, letter, depression, religious faith, brother brother relationship, secretary ...
Place: denmark
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The Dying Detective (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: After a mild stroke leaving his right side paralyzed, the doctor telling him a total change of lifestyle is required to escape a massive heart attack. Being Sweden's most successful detective, the doctor tells him her father, a priest, now ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: cold case, crime investigation, child murder investigation, child murder, rape, retired cop, rapist, unsolved crime, rape and revenge, pedophile, twists and turns, private investigation ...
Place: eastern europe
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 7.5
 4K
Spring Tide (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A late summer night in 1990 a young pregnant woman is brutally murdered by being buried in the sand, to slowly become submerged by the tide. 25 years later, the sadistic murder remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning receives the task of studying the case ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, bleak
Plot: cold case, murder, murder investigation, homeless, gay friend, female protagonist, crimes, mystery, internet, emigrant, murder witness, brutality ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, missing person, police detective, uncover truth, unsolved crime, cold case, false identity, under the surface, law enforcement, investigation, murder mystery, police partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen
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 7.1
 24K
The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, dark ...
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, murder, cold case, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, boarding school, conspiracy, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2010s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
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 6.8
 5K
Forensic (2020)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A forensic analyst and an investigation officer are on a chase to hunt down a gruesome serial killer and crack one of the most famous cold cases in the history of their departments.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, cold case, serial killer, evidence, medical examiner, forensics, murder, killer child, medical examination, fighting crime, murder investigation, homicidal maniac ...
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The Truth Will Out (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.
Style: tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspense
Plot: cold case, murder, wrongful conviction, childhood trauma, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, mental illness, corruption, father daughter relationship, politician, investigation, crimes ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Absolute Zero (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Zettai Reido is a Japanese police procedural television drama. The first season, subtitled Mikaiketsu Jiken Tokumei Sōsa, was set in a fictional version of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, tense, psychological, realistic
Plot: cold case, investigation, police, organized crime, police officer, female detective, suspect, crime scene, police interrogation, crimes, police detective, crime solving ...
Time: 2010s
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The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, murder of a prostitute, investigation, serial murder, missing person, cold case, murder investigation, crimes, police, african american protagonist ...
Time: year 1990, year 1985, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 6.7
 711
The Fourth Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation. In the aftermath of the violent occupation, the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, political
Plot: cold case, investigation, murder, occupation, politics, embassy, terrorism, evidence, crimes, police officer, crime investigation, swedish police ...
Time: year 1989, year 1975, year 2011
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 8.3
 23K
Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, murder mystery, missing person, investigation, police, female police detective, cold case, police investigation, who done it, uncover truth, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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Cold Case ~Shinjitsu no Tobira~ (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Yuri Ishikawa and her team try to crack unresolved cold cases in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative
Plot: murder investigation, police, cold case, police procedural, investigation, friends, partners, heroes, police officer, police detective, evidence, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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 5.1
 496
911 Nightmare (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officer Chris McCullers was gravely injured in a shootout and now works on 911-dispatch. Resentful that her career has ended up here, Chris receives a call from a scared kid and dismisses it as a prank. The next day, she learns that the call was all ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: 911, cold case, murder, murder investigation, murder mystery, fighting crime, crime solving, uncover truth, guilty conscience, lifetime, saving a life, race against time ...
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: police detective, psychologist, mystery, murder, murder investigation, police investigation, workplace, forensic evidence, sergeant, temperamental, forensics, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A crime action investigation drama about police investigator Jin Kang Ho from the serious crime squad who never gives up on a case until he gets to the end of it. He will solve unsolved cases with a team consisting of a passionate producing director ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: investigation, investigator, teamwork, cold case, partners, friendship, uncover truth, who done it, partners against crime, evidence, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
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 7.2
 158
The Evidence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Inspectors Cayman Bishop and Sean Cole investigate crimes in San Francisco Police Department. How does all of the pieces to the puzzle all fit together?
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, law enforcement, forensic evidence, police detective, fighting crime, cold case, vengeance, mystery, murder of wife, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, police, investigation, law enforcement, true crime, father son relationship, double murder, unsolved crime, who done it, murderer ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: wales, britain, united kingdom
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 6.3
 5K
Yara (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The murder of 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio shocks the little town of Brembate di Sopra, Italy. To bring the culprit to justice, prosecutor Letizia Ruggeri only has one tenuous lead: a bit of DNA that's not much help without a database to compare ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, murder, prosecutor, investigation, true crime, cold case, forensics, puzzle, uncover truth, crime solving, murder mystery, crime investigation ...
Place: italy
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 6.7
 237
Olmos y Robles (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Olmos is a corporal of the Civil Guard's Public Order and Prevention service who works in the station of his birthplace, Ezcaray, a small town in La Rioja. Robles is a lieutenant of the Rapid Reaction Group, one of the most prestigious units of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense
Plot: police, fighting crime, cold case, teamwork, partners against crime, national guard, investigation, police investigation, national security, conspiracy, unsolved crime, police partner ...
Place: spain
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 6.5
 1K
White Night (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town in a derelict building. Three people come under suspicion but all of them have perfect alibis and the investigation comes to a standstill. Almost fifteen years pass and the lead inspector decides to ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, erotic, psychological
Plot: crimes, homicide detective, crime solving, cold case, murder investigation, incest, murder mystery, police investigation, unsolved crime, mystery, mysterious villain, fighting crime ...
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Inspector Coliandro (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: L'ispettore Coliandro is a series of Italian tongue-in-cheek television movies directed by Marco Manetti and Antonio Manetti, and written by the crime writer Carlo Lucarelli and starring Giampaolo Morelli in the title role of the Inspector ...
Style: tense, humorous, captivating
Plot: inspector, fighting crime, crime solving, police investigation, unsolved crime, police detective, cold case, investigation, sleuth, secret revealed, police, murder investigation ...
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 5.4
 502
Parot (2021)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A police inspector tries to find out who has murdered numerous inmates who could have been released from prison thanks to the cancellation of the controversial Parot doctrine.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, unsolved crime, detective inspector, killing spree, criminal's revenge, serial murder, police, ex convict, murder, killings, cold case, investigation ...
Time: year 2013
Place: spain
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 8.1
 313
Nobody Knows (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Su Jung, a 16-year-old high school student, is brutally murdered by a serial killer. Her friend Young Jin gets to take a phone call from the killer and says that she’ll find and kill him. Over two decades later, Young Jin has become a police ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, revenge, investigation, police, murder investigation, murder mystery, cruelty, surveillance, homicide detective, serial murder, murderer ...
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 6.5
 3K
Cold War II (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Picking up some time after the events in the first movie, Sean Lau is now the Commissioner of Police after the successful rescue operation. However, things turn bad when his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Sean has to seek help from former rival ...
Style: tense, captivating, political thriller
Audience: teens
Plot: police corruption, police officer, crime investigation, crimes, abduction, police investigation, cold case, criminal, investigation, kidnapped woman, mystery, explosives expert ...
Place: china
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The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A comic book storekeeper, Dae-man, and the legendary homicide detective, Tae-su, who met on previous case quit their jobs to open a private detective agency.
Style: humorous, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, detective agency, forensics, investigation, sleuth, homicide detective, unsolved crime, cold case, private detective, teamwork, police detective, crimes ...
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Perfect Murders (2017)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Murderers think they have committed the perfect crime. But the investigators will do everything to find the flaw in the Machiavellian plan devised by each killer.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: forensics, crimes, partners against crime, uncover truth, investigation, fighting crime, murder investigation, crime investigation, sleuth, cold case, crime solving, master criminal ...
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 6.0
 105
In the Woods (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A charred body is found in Brocéliande Forest with a shocked and speechless 13-year-old boy next to it. What is he doing there? How is he involved? Two gendarmes and an unconventional child psychiatrist try to clear up the mystery.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder investigation, crime investigation, murder mystery, investigation, psychiatrist, police investigation, puzzle, crime solving, unsolved crime, sleuth, cold case, forensics ...
Place: france, brittany
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 6.6
 403
Dry Water (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Paulo Duarte dies. An apparent suicide that does not convince anyone - neither the police nor his sister Teresa, who decides to leave her life in Lisbon to find out what really happened to her brother. Teresa is not mistaken and Paul's death ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: suicide, partners against crime, murder investigation, investigation, crime investigation, cold case, private investigation, amateur sleuth, brother sister relationship, crime solving, sleuth, interpol ...
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 5.1
 166
Run (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sergey is a Russian athletics champion whose career is destroyed in a moment by a car accident. Then he discovers that while his injuries have diminished his athletic abilities, they have also given him paranormal abilities to see the past, when ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, investigation, runner, uncover truth, flash forward, crime solving, killings, homicidal maniac, supernatural power, serial murder, murderer, murder ...
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 7.8
 26K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: crime investigation, homicide detective, investigation, police investigation, female detective, interrogation, crimes, twists and turns, workplace romance, police detective, policewoman, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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