Murder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant murder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with murder, crimes, investigation, deadly, blood, violence, death, police investigation, revenge and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
murder movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as murder: Zodiac (2007), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Body (2012), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Criminal Minds (2005), Basic Instinct (1992), Minority Report (2002), Sinister (2012), The Mentalist (2008), I Spit on Your Grave (2010).

List of murder movies

Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, code, who done it ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, crimes, legal, manipulations, teachers and students, court case, college, power relations, law student, murder mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, infidelity, missing person, crimes, morgue, haunted by the past, uncover truth, adultery, love, mystery, mistress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, master criminal, crime, justice, death, prison, mind game, perfect crime, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, murder, crime, intelligence, special agents, law enforcement, profiler, team, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, sex addict, hot and sexy, dangerous attraction, passionate interest, sexual tension, sexual relations, seduction, sex, obsession, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, tech noir, tense ...
Plot: murder, foreknowledge, psychic, frame up, future dystopia, cyberpunk, precognition, evidence, police investigation, crime, perfect crime, law enforcer ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, family in danger, attic, danger, fear, filmed killing, investigation, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, danger, partners, serial killer, murder, psychic, crime, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal, rough ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape and revenge, vengeance, rape, murder, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, gang rape, rapist, in the woods, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, gothic, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, mystery, insanity, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, psychopath, extreme violence, revenge, torture, loss of spouse, crime and punishment, sadism, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea
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Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: bleak, psychological, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual perversion, kidnapping, murder, sexual abuse, hostages, crimes, sadism, rape, woman in danger, isolation, psycho killer, kidnapped girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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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, who done it, investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, murder, writer's life, murder investigation, partners, female detective, resourceful, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Riverdale (2017)
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, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, teenage life, friendship, friends, love triangle, murder, youth, investigation, parents and children, crimes, danger ...
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Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental
Plot: violence, investigation, murder, native american reservation, snow, forest, rape, fbi, forensics, mountain, friendship, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime, crimes, multiple suspects, murder mystery, whodunit, danger, private investigator ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, death, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, rape, special agents, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: brutal, macabre, banned film, rough, scary ...
Plot: rape, sadism, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, necrophilia, pornography, murder, insanity, incest, mentally unstable, pedophilia, gory ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, friendship, blackmail, high school, best friends, threat, youth, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, psychology, profiler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, drug dealer, murder of wife, loner, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, uncover truth, female detective, law enforcement, murder mystery, murder investigation, crimes, mystery, whodunit ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, traffic jam, slasher, deadly, ghost town, wax museum, group of friends, violence, small town, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, florida
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Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, murder, investigation, ex military, sniper, drifter, lone wolves, crimes, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, tense ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, revenge, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, conspiracy, betrayal, father daughter relationship, military life, fighting the system, politics, u.s. army, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
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Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, halloween, ghost, small town, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, serial killer, danger, bullying ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
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Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, blood, investigation, danger, crimes, college, woman in danger, rich girl, sorority, maniac, text message ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
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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, suspenseful, exciting, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, blackmail, deception, murder investigation, murder, female friendship, small town, mother, ruse, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: michigan, connecticut
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