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, tense, exciting and psychological films and TV shows about / with crime investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, police, partners, investigation and police detective plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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crime investigation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as crime investigation: Lie to Me (2009), iZombie (2015), Bones (2005), NCIS (2003), Law & Order (1990), Dexter (2006), Scene of the Crime (1970), When a Snail Falls in Love (2016), White Collar (2009), Chicago P.D. (2014).

List of crime investigation movies

 8.0
 103K
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, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, deception, riddles and clues, talented, research, human nature, dishonesty, crimes, team, interrogation, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.9
 52K
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, cynical, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, zombie, partners against crime, female protagonist, crime investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, supernatural, gory, police investigation, hidden identity, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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 7.9
 129K
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, fbi, forensics, police investigation, riddles and clues, teamwork, search, crimes, killings, expert, victim, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.8
 106K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, forensics, crime investigation, computer genius, crime, navy, victim, interrogation, government agency, special agents, teamwork, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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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 8.7
 590K
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: captivating, clever, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, crimes, vigilantism, crime, forensics, corpse, right and wrong, police station, police detective, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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Scene of the Crime (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: exciting, witty, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, fighting crime, police station, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, police detective, deadly, murder, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, austria
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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, psychological, humorous
Plot: crime investigation, policewoman, murder, romance, teacher student relationship, gang, psychologist, betrayal, friendship, chinese, female police officer, drug traffic ...
Place: china
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 8.3
 109K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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, realistic, suspenseful, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, intelligence, cons and scams, expert, mastermind, dishonesty, chases and races, deal, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.1
 22K
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, policewoman, crimes, crime investigation, arrest, shooting, sergeant, victim, partners, rookie, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, bloody ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, partners, murder, law enforcement, danger, medical profession, rules and policies, workplace, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.0
 41K
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, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, workplace, riddles and clues, partners against crime, forensics, murder, investigation, crimes, crime investigation, interrogation, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, anthology, racism, crimes, criminal, police, crime investigation, society, legal action, legal investigation, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, los angeles, beverly hills, california
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 7.6
 16K
Stalker (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A pair of detectives investigate stalkers in Los Angeles. Strong and focused, Lt. Beth Davis is an expert in the field of repeated harassment, driven by personal experience of being a victim. She heads the LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit, which ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: stalking, crimes, lapd, danger, crime investigation, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, stalker, name calling, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, navy, partners against crime, crimes, crime, forensics, special agents, partners, fighting crime, crime investigation, government agency, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.9
 6K
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, murder, female detective, criminal, crime investigation, mystery, police detective, murder mystery, british police, right hand man, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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 5.9
 71K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 7.9
 30K
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, paramedic, rescue, fire department, characters in danger, life risking, responsibility, danger, teamwork, firemen, workplace problem, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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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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 7.3
 546K
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, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scheme, mind game, manipulations, fbi, teamwork, heist, wizards and magicians, bank robbery, mastermind, cons and scams, perfect crime, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, paris france ...
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 8.1
 7K
Day Break (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then, he will wake up and start the day over again.
Style: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, protagonist as suspect, frame up, african american, interrogation, family in danger, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, trapped, time loop, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.0
 5K
The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, nothing goes right, cons and scams, partners, teenage life, disorder, buddies, disappearance, family conflict, on the road, crime investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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This Hollow Sacrament (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on true events, the story revolves around the murder of four young women in Northern California in the late 1990s and the subsequent criminal investigation. The film follows the story of a tortured ex-soldier, now police detective, as he and ...
Plot: crime investigation, murder, rape, torture, unsolved crime, mass murder, serial killer, darkness, blood, interrogation, hostage, iraq war ...
Place: california
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 6.9
 26
Sperling (1996)
Genre: Crime
Country: Germany
Story: Sperling is a crime film series of the channel ZDF.
Plot: crime investigation, police, fat man, team
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 7.5
 682
The Ice House (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, small town, missing person, investigation, haunted by the past, police, corpse, crime investigation, mysterious character, crime, dangerous attraction, manipulations ...
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, danger, teamwork, expert, scientist, investigator, mystery, police detective, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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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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 4.2
 4K
Reprisal (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jacob, a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James, to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel, the ...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, serious
Plot: bank manager, kidnapping, crime investigation, criminal's revenge, surveillance, hostage, bank robbery, bank robber, abduction, heist, bank
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Holmes & Watson (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.
Style: ironic, not serious, humorous, absurd, feel good
Plot: sherlock holmes, pipe smoking, clue, judge, crime investigation, irony, queen of england, doctor, british humour, villain, laughter, titanic ...
Time: victorian era
Place: england
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Dogs of Berlin (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 542 min.
Story: A politically sensitive murder forces two disparate detectives into a battle with the Berlin underworld and a confrontation with their own corruption.
Style: tense, suspense, brutal, bleak
Plot: partners, murder, cheating, crime investigation, death, football player, dishonesty, biker gang, beating, police protagonist, riot, racism ...
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