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 suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with cold case, murder, crimes, investigation, police, police investigation, police detective, crime, murder investigation and flashback plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Sweden, Denmark and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cold case: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Absent One (2014), A Conspiracy of Faith (2016), The Truth Will Out (2018), Waking the Dead (2000), I Remember You (2017), Springfloden (2016), The Fourth Man (2014), Unforgotten (2015), Cold Case (2003).

List of cold case movies

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, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing person, police detective, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, partners against crime, partners, crime, disappearance, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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 7.1
 20K
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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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: disturbing, enigmatic, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: child abduction, cold case, police investigation, missing child, police, letter, brother brother relationship, depression, farm, religious faith, secretary, police protagonist ...
Place: denmark
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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, suspense, captivating
Plot: cold case, murder, wrongful conviction, corruption, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, mental illness, politician, police, childhood trauma, investigation, crimes ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 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, forensics, mystery, psychologist, murder investigation, murder, riddles and clues, cold case, workplace, forensic evidence, squad, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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I Remember You (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After an older lady hangs herself in a church, a new psychiatrist discovers she was obsessed with the disappearance of his eight-year-old son, who vanished three years earlier. Meanwhile, three city dwellers are restoring a house when they realize ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: clairvoyant, cold case, ghost, disappearance, psychiatrist, family problems, fear, spirit, supernatural, dead mother, supernatural power, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iceland
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 7.5
 3K
Springfloden (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, bleak, suspense
Plot: cold case, murder, crime, homeless, female protagonist, murder of a pregnant woman, gay friend, murder investigation, mystery, crimes, internet, murder witness ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 6.7
 643
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, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: cold case, investigation, murder, occupation, archive footage, politics, embassy, terrorism, evidence, danger, crimes, crime investigation ...
Time: year 1989, year 1975, year 2011
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 8.2
 12K
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, who done it, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, murder mystery, father daughter relationship, missing person, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
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 7.6
 24K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: police detective, female detective, police investigation, crime, victim, uncover truth, murder investigation, rage, evidence, police, interrogation, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.8
 862
Traces of Sin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tanaka is going through a tough time trying to support his younger sister Mitsuko, recently arrested and hold up in jail. As an investigative reporter, he immerses himself into a story about a shocking murder case gone cold; a family was brutally ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: murder, mystery, family, journalism, family secret, investigative reporter, planting evidence, cold case, child abuse, murder of family, manipulation, incest ...
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The Girls of April (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tough Finnish detective Jussi Vares gets hired by a friend at a newspaper to investigate a 15 year old mystery regarding the disappearance of 3 girls.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, journalism, missing person, cold case, murder, crime, thrown from a boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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 5.7
 2K
The Vanished (2020)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.
Style: psychological, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: missing child, accidental killing, sheriff, police, camping, suspicion, investigation, missing person, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, pedophile ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 4K
Signal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: 
Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, serious, non-linear
Plot: profiler, police, investigation, murder, false accusation, altering history, supernatural, race against time, strong female character, flashback, cold case, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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 8.2
 21K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, abduction, police detective, crimes, family relations, child abduction, journalist, police, child abuse, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2009 ...
Place: france
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 5.3
 48K
Sinister 2 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: found footage, supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, murder, investigation, twins, ghost, brother brother relationship, burned alive, boogeyman, home movie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
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The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: partners, investigation, murder, medical experiment, danger, undercover, mockery, cold case, co worker co worker relationship, abused woman, corpse, shower ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 21st century, 2010s, year 1961
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: family secret, serial killer, murder investigation, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, cover up, betrayal, secret, family secrets, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
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Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the two major police investigations by LAPD Detective Greg Kading into the deaths of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
Style: tense, factual, captivating, suspense
Plot: rapper, murder investigation, murder, police, friendship, conspiracy, corruption, interview, shooting, feud, police investigator, uncover truth ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, heist, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, 90s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed party goers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill the fun when they trick and ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police officer, cannibalism, slasher, small town, halloween, psychopath, danger, chases and races, profanity, isolation, violence spree, off the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: west virginia, usa
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 6.3
 764
Running Wild (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A grissled cop with tendencies towards excessive force teams up with an ambitious and righteous prosecutor to track down a dangerous crime boss whom they both want desperately to catch. But their quarry resorts to devious methods to stall their ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: investigation, murder, gangsters, crime boss, vigilantism, partners against crime, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, against the rules, crimes, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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 5.1
 58K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China, Sweden, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, surprise ending, melancholic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, snowman, police investigation, missing woman, snow, murder, clue, police detective, missing person, winter, blood, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, 2000s, year 2006, year 1945 ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 8.4
 24K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, investigator, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, afghanistan, copenhagen ...
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Dangerous Davies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.
Style: detective series
Plot: police, murder, canal, fortune teller, ambassador, police brutality, rape, cold case, trailer, mobile home, sex shop, police detective
Place: london
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Twenty Plus Two (1961)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Julia Joliet handles fan mail for movie stars. Now someone has a message for her, delivered at point-blank range. David Janssen (TV’s The Fugitive) brings his laconic cool to Twenty Plus Two as Tom Alder, a Los Angeles private eye who ties ...
Plot: private detective, disappearance, killer, secretary, investigation, hollywood, bellhop, murder, heiress, movie star, missing person, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: year 1961, 1960s, 60s
Place: chicago illinois, tokyo, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 282
Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Police Detective Hoshino (Kanji Tsuda) investigates the murder of a maid at a mansion belonging to Miyako Rozmberk (Sugimoto), a seductive vampire mistress and "cougar" all in one. Ukyo Kuronuma (Jun Kaname), an Edo-era swordsman who was ...
Plot: blood drinking, vampire, female nudity, murder, blood, whip, martial arts, telepathy, regret, sex scene, gun, cold case ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 4K
Creepy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. But his desire to get ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, macabre
Plot: investigation, unsolved crime, police detective, murderer, unsolved mystery, husband wife relationship, family relations, professor, dinner, fire, explosion, dog ...
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Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Once a Los Angeles homicide detective, Police Chief Jesse Stone now presides over the quiet, seaside village of Paradise, Massachusetts. When the facts don't add up in a brutal Boston-area murder case, Jesse opens an investigation filled with ...
Plot: nosebleed, cold case, hostage, animal shelter, cigar smoking, phonograph, shot multiple times, female singer, escort service
Place: boston
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The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, deadly, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, drinking alcohol, university, private investigator, murder investigation, drinking, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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