Crime investigation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant crime investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with crime investigation, crimes, murder, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, police, police detective, investigation and murder investigation plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as crime investigation: Lie to Me (2009), Bones (2005), NCIS (2003), Chicago P.D. (2014), Dexter (2006), Columbo (1971), Inspector Lewis (2006), CSI: NY (2004), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), Law & Order (1990).

List of crime investigation movies

 8.0
 109K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, uncover truth, deception, human nature, investigation, talented, crime investigation, crimes, team, psychology, dishonesty, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.8
 136K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, fbi, police investigation, special agents, search, crime investigation, teamwork, expert, killings, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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 7.8
 116K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, crime investigation, special agents, evidence, computer genius, navy, forensics, partners against crime, crime, crimes, military, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.1
 26K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, policewoman, law enforcement, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, shooting, arrest, victim, sergeant, partners, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.6
 629K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, double life, hidden identity, corpse, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, crime, loner, gory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 8.2
 26K
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, witty, suspenseful, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, mind game, crime investigation, murder, homicide detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, sergeant, crime investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, suspicion, investigator, law enforcement, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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 6.9
 43K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, danger, crime investigation, workplace, riddles and clues, murder, society, investigation, crimes, mystery, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
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NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, crime investigation, undercover, crimes, navy, forensics, partners, military, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.7
 31K
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: realistic, tense, clever, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, legal, lawyer, evidence, police, homicide detective, police investigation, courtroom, murder, partners, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 34K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, paramedic, firemen, life risking, teamwork, friendship, crime investigation, danger, responsibility, fire brigade, chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, flashback, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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 7.9
 9K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, crime investigation, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, who done it, right hand man, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke ...
Style: entertaining, colourful, captivating, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female detective, crime investigation, forensics, crimes, adventure, detective agency, female police detective, private detective, policewoman, investigation, british humour, romance ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century
Place: london
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 7.9
 59K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, semi serious, cynical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, zombie, supernatural ability, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, supernatural, murder, hidden identity, police investigation, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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 8.1
 153K
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: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, team, investigation, profiler, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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R.I.S. Police scientifique (2006)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: R.I.S, police scientifique is a French television series, created by Stéphane Kaminka in 2005, broadcast by TF1 since 2006. The R.I.S. in the title is an acronym for Recherches et Investigations Scientifiques, referring to the fictional police ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, forensic, forensic evidence, crime scene, crimes, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Scene of the Crime (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, fighting crime, police station, riddles and clues, police investigation, law enforcement, danger, police detective, deadly, murder, police protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, austria
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Inspector Morse (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, crime investigation, crime, rapist, partners, crimes, law enforcement, shrewd, who done it, multiple suspects ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, italy, australia
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When a Snail Falls in Love (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Story: Detective Ji Bai and new criminal profiler Xu Xu may seem like an awkward teacher-student pair at first glance, yet they are actually the best partners in the police force, solving one crime after another. Ji Bai slowly falls in love with Xu Xu, yet ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, romantic, humorous, psychological
Plot: policewoman, crime investigation, murder, romance, kidnap, teacher student relationship, gang, friendship, betrayal, psychologist, chinese, kidnapping ...
Place: china
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 7.3
 585K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, mind game, scheme, outsmarting, teamwork, illusionist, fbi, manipulations, deception, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
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 7.0
 850
Arctic Circle (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 50 min.
Story: During a routine search of an old cabin in the remote and wintery back country, Finnish policewoman, Nina Kautsalo, discovers two dead prostitutes, with a third still fighting for her life. The ensuing investigation takes a surprise twist when an ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, captivating, scenic
Plot: crime investigation, virus, murder, lapland, snow, research, police, fear, danger, relationships, prison, forest ...
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 7.2
 63
Rabbies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Although Czech republic is country free of rabbies, some cases of infected animals appear near one of villages in Sumava region. Virologist Pavel Rogl, that is in his thirties, has task to inspect the situation, supervise the vaccination and find ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: crime investigation, police detective, serial killer, murder, scientist, investigation, murder investigation, rabies, infection, czech village, police investigator, investigator ...
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Home Before Dark (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Style: inspirational, captivating, suspense, sincere, psychological
Plot: crime investigation, small town, father daughter relationship, sheriff, child protagonist, murder, child fighting adult, child as adult, child hero, danger, precocious child, past coming back to haunt ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa
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 7.6
 22K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crimes, policewoman, police detective, fighting crime, murder, investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.1
 2K
Killer Women (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Of all the notorious lawmen that ever patrolled the violent frontier, none are more storied than ballsy and badass Molly Parker, one of the first women to join the Texas Rangers.
Style: exciting, sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, fighting crime, heroes, tough law enforcer, crime investigation, crimes, track down, female killer, chases and races, price of justice, honest law enforcer, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, texas
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Arne Dahl - Himmelsöga (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through a christmas decorated Stockholm staggers a half naked and beaten woman. The tracks lead police to a warehouse with illegal medical preparations that can be linked to international smuggling organization Maximus. According to Interpol is the ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police, crime investigation, police detective, drug traffic, police investigation, murder, revenge, illegal drugs, crimes, special unit, swedish police, serial killer ...
Place: sweden
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Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, crimes, race against time, partners against crime, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 66K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, crimes, policewoman, suspicion, teamwork, rookie, police investigation, fighting crime, corruption, relatives, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 7.4
 4K
Beck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beck follows the Swedish police officer Martin Beck and his partner Gunvald Larson investigating various crimes.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, crime, mystery, deadly, police protagonist, murder, swedish ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
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