Homicide detective movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant homicide detective movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough and captivating films and TV shows about / with homicide detective, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, crime, police investigation, police, murder, deadly and partners plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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homicide detective movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as homicide detective: Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Columbo (1971), Law & Order (1990), Striking Distance (1993), Golden Boy (2013), Forever Knight (1992), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), The Glimmer Man (1996), Angie Tribeca (2016), Major Crimes (2012).

List of homicide detective movies

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, partners against crime, forensics, crimes, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female detective, partners, best friends, crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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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, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, unconventional method, crimes, uncover truth, crime investigation, crime solving, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 29K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, law and order, police, legal, courtroom, homicide detective, murder, police investigation, punishment, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, rescue, tough law enforcer, danger, rivalry, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, touching ...
Plot: police detective, ambition, crime, murder investigation, partners against crime, rise to the top, crimes, talented, law enforcement, homicide detective, workplace situations, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Forever Knight (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Forever Knight is a Canadian television series about Nick Knight, an 800-year-old vampire working as a police detective in modern day Toronto. Wracked with guilt for centuries of killing others, he seeks redemption by working as a homicide detective ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, light, disturbing, captivating
Plot: vampire, police detective, haunted by the past, redemption, mystery, secret identity, rivalry, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, immortality, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded ...
Style: realistic, tense, talky, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police, police station, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, african american, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
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The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners against crime, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, partners, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Angie Tribeca (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Lone-wolf detective Angie Tribeca and a squad of committed LAPD detectives investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: parody, workplace situations, lapd, misfit partners, sitcom, police investigation, crimes, german shepherd, colleague colleague relationship, police partner, homicide detective, police dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 11K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, police detective, policewoman, lapd, fighting crime, police station, workplace, coworker, investigator, murder investigation, homicide detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 118
Murder Call (1997)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Murder Call was an Australian television series, created by Hal McElroy for the Southern Star Entertainment and seen on the Nine Network between 1997 and 2000. The idea to the series was born by the books of Tessa Vance by Jennifer Rowe: ...
Plot: homicide detective, murder investigation, policewoman, police detective, police partner, forensic, photographer, investigation, killer, partners, police protagonist, coroner ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 4.1
 210
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: mind bending, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, race against time, homicide detective, police investigation, murder, amateur detective, tough heroes, deadly, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband — also a cop — who just can't seem to sign the divorce papers. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: police investigation, police station, female detective, crimes, single parent, ex husband, family relations, partners, parents and children, disorder, mischievous children, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 8.4
 31K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, loner, law enforcement, police investigation, coworker, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, superior officer, suspicion, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, dishonesty, fighting the system, corruption, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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 6.3
 336
Shattered (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Shattered is a Canadian police procedural series created by Rick Drew. The main character is a tough, smart homicide detective in Vancouver who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. His wife Ella ...
Style: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, dissociative identity disorder, homicide detective, mental illness, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, crime, police investigation, split personality, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vancouver, canada
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 6.9
 530
The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, homicide detective, family relations, relationship vs career, crimes, single parent, law enforcement, motherhood, investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, based on british tv series
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female detective, homicide detective, crime, investigator, boyfriend, search, sexism, crimes, coworker, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, profiler, policewoman, criminal psychologist, law enforcement, teacher, psychiatrist, professor, forensics, police investigation, police detective, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Code of a Killer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Set in 1984, Code of a Killer is a true story which tells of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting. Detective David Baker leads an investigation of the vicious murders of the two Leicestershire schoolgirls, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth. Alec Jeffreys ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: dna, crime, inventions and discoveries, chases and races, murder, small town, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, manhunt, dna testing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: england
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 6.8
 15K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: policewoman, police detective, police investigation, partners, prodigy, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, haunted by the past, photographic memory, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, fighting crime, law enforcement, supernatural, superhuman powers, heroes, police detective, youth, danger, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 101K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: creature, supernatural, police detective, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, supernatural ability, evil force, monster, werewolf, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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 6.8
 3K
Hunter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: police detective, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crime, serial killer, police investigation, deadly, partners, track down, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 22K
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: police detective, police investigation, female detective, victim, uncover truth, crime, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.0
 6K
Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, therapist, couples therapy, misfit partners, crimes, verbal byplay, coworker, partners against crime, ex spouse, ex couple relations, friends, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Durham County (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Mike Sweeney has just moved with his wife and daughters from Toronto to his hometown of Durham County after the death of his partner. Hoping to escape the violent world of big city police work, Mike falls into a suburban world besieged by ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, dysfunctional family, hunt down, family problems, loss of partner, deadly, suburbs, couples, crimes, crumbling marriage, law enforcement, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, mystery, doctors and patients, who done it, partners against crime, law enforcement, power relations, police investigation, police detective, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. It starred Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: older man younger man relationship, police, police detective, crimes, crime, partners, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, urban, undercover, verbal byplay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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