Investigator movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant investigator movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, suspense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with investigator, crimes, murder, police investigation, crime, mystery, investigation, law enforcement, police detective and police plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as investigator: Ripper Street (2012), Criminal Minds (2005), Perception (2012), The Lost Room (2006), The Mentalist (2008), Sleepy Hollow (2013), Zodiac (2007), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Bones (2005), Insomnia (2002).

List of investigator movies

 8.1
 18K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, investigator, urban, danger, crimes, fist fighting, victim, corpse, responsibility, notoriety ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 8.1
 141K
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, special agents, investigation, crime, murder, profiler, team, intelligence, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, riddles and clues, professor, talented, genius, crime, investigator, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 27K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: riddles and clues, supernatural, obsessive quest, characters in danger, investigator, teleportation, mysterious place, lost, peril, imaginary, alternate dimension, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.1
 154K
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, crimes, fighting crime, murder, investigation, partners, serial killer, danger, psychic, talented, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 7.4
 56K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, investigation, witchcraft, time travel, legends and myths, investigator, danger, victim, determination, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, uncover truth, crime, search, journalist, strong sexual content, hacker, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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 7.7
 401K
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, mystery, victim, paranoia, mind game, code, killings ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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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, mystery, police detective, teamwork, expert, scientist, investigator, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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 7.8
 131K
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, partners against crime, riddles and clues, fbi, special agents, police investigation, search, teamwork, expert, killings, victim, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.2
 256K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, insomnia, fbi, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, snow, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, 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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: sergeant, police investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, suspicion, investigator, multiple suspects, law enforcement, crime investigation, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: homicide detective, police detective, crime, investigator, policewoman, police station, law enforcement, sexism, police investigation, murder, boss, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 60K
Angel (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel, a 240-year old vampire cursed with a conscience, haunts the dark streets of Los Angeles alone. But after he meets a half-demon with ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, supernatural ability, redemption, monster, investigator, imaginary, good versus evil, magical, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.9
 40K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, thief, team, outsmarting, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, mastermind, crime, surveillance, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, lawyer, justice, crime, stadium, soccer, search, interrogation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, south america, buenos aires argentina
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 6.4
 61K
The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: clever, realistic, twists and turns, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, undercover, whistleblower, greed, uncover truth, workplace, investigator, dishonesty, surveillance, crimes, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, hawaii
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 7.7
 27K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, mind game, vigilantism, supernatural, crimes, serial killer, interpol, investigator, rivalry, goth, artifact, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.2
 270K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, femme fatale, tragic event, cover up, threat, secret, domestic violence ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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 7.6
 438K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, wall street, insanity, hidden identity, yuppie, millionaire, fear, victim, confession, unlikely criminals, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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 7.6
 356K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, psychopath, captivity, mind game, race against time, survival, insanity, gory, master criminal, trapped, game of death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.6
 11K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, realistic, serious, twists and turns, tense
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, crimes, police investigation, police detective, coworker, workplace, police station, lapd, murder investigation, fighting crime, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Dresden Files (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, magic, paranormal activity, imaginary, wizards and magicians, crime, crimes, investigation, private detective, investigator, mystery, magical ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 30K
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, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, police, legal, courtroom, police investigation, murder, homicide detective, rivalry, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 288K
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, ex military, murder, sniper, investigation, lone wolves, drifter, crimes, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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 8.1
 8K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: changing the past or future, frame up, protagonist as suspect, family in danger, african american, interrogation, trapped, mystery, witnessing a crime, police investigation, time loop, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.7
 167K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: split personality, legal investigation, mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.3
 1K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, supernatural ability, murder, partner, genius, crime, police, police investigation, friendship, investigator, heroes, sense of smell ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.6
 9K
The Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: politics, war, investigator, president, spy, mysterious character, historical event, danger, undercover agent, army
Place: israel, egypt
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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace.
Style: meditative, captivating, lyrical, melancholic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: novel, investigator, girlfriend, search, writers, best friends, disappearance, book burning, hallucinations, arson, classmate, flash forward ...
Time: contemporary
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