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, realistic, serious, captivating, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with crime investigation, investigation, crimes, murder, police, murder mystery, police officer, murder investigation, law enforcement and crime solving 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: Bones (2005), Lie to Me (2009), Castle (2009), The Closer (2005), Chicago P.D. (2014), Vera (2011), CSI: NY (2004), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), The Alienist (2018), Dexter (2006).

List of crime investigation movies

 7.8
 155K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, investigation, fbi, partners, partners against crime, scientist, expert, crime investigation, teamwork, police investigation, killings, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.0
 119K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: investigation, talented, psychology, expert, deception, crime investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, human nature, outsmarting, uncover truth, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 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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 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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 8.1
 37K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, victim, police detective, sergeant, arrest, partners, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.1
 14K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, murder, murder mystery, british police, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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 6.9
 47K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, partners against crime, investigation, medical examiner, workplace, murder investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, murder, police detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
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NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: crime investigation, military, special agents, army investigation, forensics, crimes, partners, navy, fighting crime, partners against crime, graphic violence, interrogation ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.7
 53K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder investigation, crime investigation, police, psychologist, ritual, crimes, murder mystery, violence, prostitution, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: new york
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 8.7
 716K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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: captivating, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, hidden identity, double life, right and wrong, crime investigation, loner, corpse, forensics, police station, dark humor, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 8.1
 192K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, special agents, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, team, forensics, crimes, profiler, intelligence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: virginia, usa, arizona
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 8.1
 13K
Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, police investigation, sergeant, murder, multiple suspects, investigator, crimes, suspicion, law enforcement, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 38K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, lawyer, police, murder investigation, legal, evidence, police officer, homicide detective, coworker, punishment, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 144K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, special agents, teamwork, crime investigation, partners against crime, forensics, evidence, army investigation, computer genius, victim, navy, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.3
 110K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder mystery, murder investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, crime investigation, crimes, strong female character, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 73K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, crime investigation, fighting crime, teamwork, crimes, police protagonist, policewoman, police detective, police, suspicion, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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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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Inspector Morse (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, serious, talky ...
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder, detective inspector, murderer, police investigation, criminal, shrewd, crimes, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 80s, future, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia, italy
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Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: colourful, entertaining, captivating, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night
Plot: female detective, victorian england, private detective, crime investigation, female police detective, detective agency, forensics, investigation, policewoman, crimes, adventure, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future
Place: london
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 8.0
 56K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire department, fire brigade, paramedic, rescue, friendship, teamwork, life risking, responsibility, lifesaver, crime investigation, emergency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.3
 130K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fbi, mastermind, art thief, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, cons and scams, expert, talented, law enforcement, intelligence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 6.8
 5K
Forensic (2020)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A forensic analyst and an investigation officer are on a chase to hunt down a gruesome serial killer and crack one of the most famous cold cases in the history of their departments.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: crime investigation, serial killer, cold case, evidence, murder, killer child, fighting crime, medical examination, forensics, murder investigation, medical examiner, race against time ...
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The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: crime investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, world war two, post war, crimes, serial killer, murder, code breaking, mystery, intelligence ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: neo noir, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, interracial romance, murder investigation, crime investigation, investigation, murder, social injustice, politics, organized crime, racial segregation, tourette's syndrome, detective agency ...
Time: 50s, future
Place: brooklyn new york city, harlem, usa, new york
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 7.4
 11K
Black Spot (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In the small bordertown of Villefranche, lost in the heart of a large forest, crime rate is six times higher than elsewhere in the area. Each new crime Major Laurène Weiss solves with the help of her unusual team makes her sink deeper and deeper ...
Style: atmospheric, scenic, dark, suspense, bleak
Plot: murder, investigation, forest, supernatural, small town, crime investigation, nature, police, police officer, missing child, secret, isolation ...
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 7.5
 41
The Chief (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Russia
TV show
Style: captivating, disturbing, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, law enforcement, fight scenes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, good versus evil, betrayal, murder, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
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Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder investigation, crime investigation, police detective, kidnapping, murder, police, female detective, federal bureau of investigation, fbi, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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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 6.6
 153
The Dog (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Maksimov, an alcoholic ex-cop, teams up with a police dog to solve crimes while coming to terms with his ex-wife's new marriage to his ex-partner. The dog refuses to let him drink his life away and forces him back to work... If only Gnezdilov ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, dog, murder investigation, owner dog relationship, german shepherd, police, crime investigation, criminal, love affair, love triangle, couple relations ...
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Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler journeys to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: organized crime, law and order, police, crime investigation, police procedural, suspect, police investigation, partners against crime, forensics, workplace situations, coworker, crime solving ...
Place: new york
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