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 suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic, serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with homicide detective, crimes, murder, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, investigation, crime investigation, police and murder mystery plots mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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homicide detective movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as homicide detective: Castle (2009), Lucifer (2016), Cardinal (2017), The Closer (2005), Columbo (1971), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Major Crimes (2012), Mare of Easttown (2021), The Mysteries of Laura (2014), The Postcard Killings (2020).

List of homicide detective movies

 8.1
 160K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: writers, investigation, partners, romancing partners, female detective, police detective, police investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.1
 313K
Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, entertaining, colourful, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, devil, immortality, lucifer, demon, fallen angel, hell, murder investigation, immortal, homicide detective, female detective, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 10K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, tense
Plot: homicide detective, serial killer, murder investigation, psychopath, murder mystery, police investigation, partners in crime, police corruption, police detective, psycho killer, sadist, depression ...
Time: future
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 7.7
 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, twists and turns, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crime investigation, homicide detective, police investigation, female detective, policewoman, investigation, police detective, interrogation, crimes, workplace romance, murder, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.3
 35K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, captivating, cynical, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, crime investigation, murder, crime solving, riddles and clues, police protagonist, basset hound, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, forensics, murder investigation, homicide detective, friends, investigation, policewoman, female protagonist, best friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 7.7
 14K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, policewoman, police detective, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes, coworker, murder investigation, police, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Mare of Easttown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
Style: suspense, captivating, atmospheric, anthology
Plot: murder investigation, murder mystery, homicide detective, female detective, drug abuse, small town life, murder, small town, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, lesbian daughter, crime investigation ...
Place: pennsylvania
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The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, mischievous children, police station, police investigation, ex husband, family relations, crimes, partners, female protagonist, single parent, policewoman ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Postcard Killings (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A New York detective teams investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London, and recruits the help of Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.
Style: suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, psycho killer, homicide detective, incest, murder investigation, murder of daughter, police investigation, ex husband ex wife relationship, brother sister relationship, honeymoon, police protagonist, homicidal maniac ...
Place: stockholm sweden, munich germany, madrid, london, brussels ...
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 7.8
 118K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, fairy tale, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, legends and myths, monster, creature, supernatural ability, police detective, good versus evil, partners against crime, peril, police investigation, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
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Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
Plot: female detective, policewoman, homicide detective, forensics, police investigation, murder investigation, mystery, fighting crime, crimes, workplace situations, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.3
 34K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, uncover truth, homicide detective, murder, partners against crime, suspicion, hotshot, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.6
 27K
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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, who done it, murder investigation, police officer, homicide detective, uncover truth, mentor, victim, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 5.2
 17K
Hangman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game, Hangman.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, homicide detective, psycho killer, forensics, game of death, clue, violence, revenge, police investigation, police partner, murder, police protagonist ...
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 7.2
 9K
Deadwind (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: homicide detective, police dog, murder, female detective, missing person, revenge, childhood trauma, secret past, widow, police, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: helsinki finland, finland
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 7.1
 4K
Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, partners against crime, talented, murder investigation, law enforcement, rise to the top, ambition, crimes, partners, workplace situations, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 8K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, bleak, tense, non-linear ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, teenager, friendship, mystery, paranormal, murder, supernatural, homicide detective, love and romance, secrets, unsolved crime ...
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 8.5
 69K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, determination, crimes, homicide detective, lapd, murder investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues, suspicion, murder ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspense, factual, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, winter, crimes, kidnapping, psychopath, manhunt, sexual predator, rapist, drug overdose, rape and murder, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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 3.9
 240
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, homicide detective, race against time, prostitute, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, who done it, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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Code of a Killer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, serious, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: crimes, homicide detective, serial killer, manhunt, police, investigation, police investigation, murder, murderer, dna, law enforcement, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future, 20th century
Place: england
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Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: FBI Agent Karl Helter and his partner Rebecca Lombardo are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with a Texas Ranger to put an end to the ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, maniac, human trafficking, homicide detective, slave trade, homicidal maniac, saving a life, fbi, murder, federal agent, investigation, unsolved crime ...
Time: year 2004
Place: florida
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 6.7
 2K
London Kills (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: With a documentary style delivery, this drama tells the story of a team of top murder detectives with each episode featuring a different murder while also following a serialized story involving the lead detective’s missing wife.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: homicide detective, murder, disappearance, murder investigation, police, crimes, suicide, death, partners against crime, investigation, murder mystery, assistant ...
Place: london, england
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 7.1
 2K
Hudson & Rex (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with what he calls his "highly trained law enforcement animal" German Shepherd dog named Rex who he prefers to team up with because he doesn't talk his ear off.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: police dog, german shepherd, bloodhound, human animal relationship, dog, homicide detective, owner dog relationship, police detective, partners, crimes, fighting crime, murder ...
Place: canada
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Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, partners, crime investigation, missing person, murder, homicide detective, murder mystery, police investigation, investigation, serial murder, partners against crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 5.7
 11K
The Factory (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, police detective, missing girl, investigation, graphic violence, homicide detective, crimes, confined, vigilantism, obsession, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, small town, murder, missing child, police investigation, mystery, murder mystery, small town life, social relations, homicide detective, crime investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, police investigation, investigator, law enforcement, sexism, police station, tough law enforcer, ambition, crimes, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas "Locke" Lockhart, hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer whose crimes defy scientific explanation. When the killer mysteriously resurfaces nine years later, Locke's ...
Style: sexy, enigmatic, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: time traveler, time travel, serial killer, female serial killer, father daughter relationship, secret identity, hospital, homicide detective, paranormal investigation, police detective, teenage girl, murder investigation ...
Time: year 1997, year 2006, year 1988
Place: philadelphia
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