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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with investigator, crimes, police investigation, murder, investigation, law enforcement, mystery, police, police detective and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as investigator: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Criminal Minds (2005), Ripper Street (2012), The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), Sleepy Hollow (2013), The Lost Room (2006), Monk (2002), Bones (2005), The Sniffer (2013), Insomnia (2002).

List of investigator movies

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, forensics, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, murder, scientist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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 8.1
 188K
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, murder, crimes, profiler, team, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, forensics, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 21K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, who done it, police detective, killings, victorian england, crimes, investigator, multiple suspects, victim, responsibility, notoriety, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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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: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, rape, investigator, murder, haunted by the past, police, evidence, lawyer, justice, suspect, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina, south america
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 7.4
 60K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, ghost, adventure, good versus evil, investigation, escapades, monster, investigator, victim, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.1
 31K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: lost, alternate dimension, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, escapades, characters in danger, peril, supernatural, teleportation, investigator, alternate reality, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.0
 73K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, odd ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, mastermind, police investigation, prodigy, unconventional method, mental illness, talented, murder, intelligence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 7.9
 154K
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, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, riddles and clues, special agents, murder investigation, law enforcement, teamwork, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 2K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police, partner, supernatural ability, police detective, police investigation, investigator, murder, friendship, genius, mystery, heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.2
 291K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, twist ending, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, snow, murderer, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles
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 8.2
 179K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, outsmarting, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, serial killer, murder, justice, special agents, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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 7.7
 523K
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, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, mind game, journalist, code, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
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 7.5
 21K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: exciting, mind bending, intellectual, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, schizophrenia, fbi, intelligence, genius, investigation, law enforcement, hallucination, talented, prodigy, college professor, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.6
 24K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, talented, british, investigator, crimes, intelligence, murderer, police, coworker, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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 8.5
 38K
Happy Valley (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: policewoman, kidnapping, crimes, police investigation, investigator, police, law enforcement, ransom, drug lord, crime investigation, revenge, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
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 8.0
 50K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, team, outsmarting, thief, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, surveillance, mastermind, society, actress, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, semi serious, light ...
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, lifestyle change, law enforcement, coworker, whodunit, multiple suspects, murder investigation, new job, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 13K
Crossing Lines (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime, investigator, forensics, law enforcement, organized crime, crimes, chief of police, hunt down, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, crime investigation, military, navy, army investigation, crimes, partners, forensics, undercover, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.6
 30K
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, supernatural, mind game, vigilantism, battle of wits, supernatural ability, serial killer, crimes, youth, artifact, rivalry, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.7
 25K
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: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crime investigation, investigation, homicide detective, police detective, policewoman, interrogation, crimes, murder, fighting crime, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 319K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, twist ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, rape, private detective, investigation, surveillance, corruption, deception, investigator, domestic violence, secret, suspicion, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, rape, strong female character, sexual abuse, missing person, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, serial killer, partners, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2010s, year 1966 ...
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, clever, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, conspiracy, riddles and clues, holy grail, investigation, adventure, uncover truth, christianity, secret society, mystery, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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The Pretender 2001 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jarod reunites with two old friends and unleashes some powerful Centre revelations. Also Jarod and Miss Parker learn more about their pasts.
Style: exciting, psychological, tense, serious, captivating
Plot: investigator, amnesia, impostor, secret society, conspiracy, protective male, partners against crime, uncover truth, memory loss, memory lapse, fighting crime, mystery ...
Time: 2000s
Is relevant ?
 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: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, sergeant, murder investigation, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 14K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, homicide detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, police investigation, investigator, sexism, police station, law enforcement, boss, murder, tough law enforcer, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Dresden Files (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: magic, supernatural, magical, wizards, private detective, investigation, wizards and magicians, mystery, paranormal activity, crimes, investigator, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 8.0
 69K
Angel (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, serious, sentimental, witty, neo noir ...
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, supernatural ability, vampire slayer, monster, redemption, vampire vs vampire, heroes, investigator, good versus evil, vampire hunter, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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