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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, psychological and clever films and TV shows about / with investigator, murder, crimes, police investigation, investigation, crime, mystery, deadly, law enforcement and police detective plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as investigator: Perception (2012), Criminal Minds (2005), Ripper Street (2012), The Lost Room (2006), Sleepy Hollow (2013), The Mentalist (2008), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Zodiac (2007), Insomnia (2002), Bones (2005).

List of investigator movies

 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, intellectual, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fbi, prodigy, intelligence, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, crime, professor, investigator, hallucinations, genius, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 136K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, special agents, intelligence, profiler, team, law enforcement, danger, serial killer, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 8.1
 17K
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, victim, fist fighting, urban, responsibility, multiple suspects, notoriety ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 8.3
 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, characters in danger, obsessive quest, investigator, teleportation, lost, peril, imaginary, mysterious place, danger, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.4
 55K
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, time travel, witchcraft, legends and myths, victim, danger, determination, investigator, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.1
 151K
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, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, investigation, serial killer, partners, danger, murder, psychic, talented, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, 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: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, crime, uncover truth, journalist, strong sexual content, partners, search, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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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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 7.7
 384K
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, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 7.2
 251K
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: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, insomnia, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, investigation, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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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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 8.0
 59K
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, serious, witty, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, redemption, monster, imaginary, investigator, good versus evil, vampire human love, hopes, heroes, righting the wronged, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.9
 39K
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, escapades, crime, unconventional method, crimes, team, mastermind, surveillance, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 8.0
 58K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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: humorous, offbeat, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, odd, investigation, ex law enforcer, intelligence, mastermind, prodigy, crime, crimes, unconventional method, murder, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, lawyer, justice, crime, evidence, letter, haunted by the past, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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 7.8
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, mind game, crimes, serial killer, vigilantism, supernatural, goth, investigator, interpol, rivalry, supernatural ability, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.6
 424K
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, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, insanity, wall street, millionaire, yuppie, confession, fear, victim, unlikely criminals, investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university
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 7.6
 348K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Crime, 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, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, captivity, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, survival, insanity, sadist, trapped, race against time, game of death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 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, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, police detective, policewoman, lapd, fighting crime, police station, workplace, coworker, investigator, murder investigation, homicide detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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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 7.0
 281K
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: sniper, loner, murder, drifter, investigation, ex military, lone wolves, crimes, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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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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 7.7
 161K
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, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: captivating, lyrical, meditative, melancholic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: novel, girlfriend, investigator, search, writers, best friends, disappearance, hallucinations, book burning, classmate, arson, elevator ...
Time: contemporary
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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: exciting, clever, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, investigation, adventure, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, scotland ...
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 6.8
 240K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, fear, haunted house, ghost, hotel, insanity, survival, paranormal activity, trapped, evil, supernatural, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 258K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, genetic engineering, society, heart disease, distopia, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, french riviera
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The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, murder, terminal illness, life is a bitch, crime, couple relations, police investigation, murder investigation, mysterious villain, psychopath, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.7
 16K
Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, track down, murder, mastermind, moral dilemma, hospital, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, society, crimes, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Blood Relatives (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Montreal police inspector (Donald Sutherland) cracks a murder case with clues from the victim's diary.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, sex, diary, blood, investigator, incest, teenager, dangerous attraction, crimes, mystery, who done it, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
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