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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 393,894 | Gross: $102.52M

2. Bron/Broen (2011–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Stars: Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Sarah Boberg, Dag Malmberg

Votes: 51,116

3. Fred til lands (2019– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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In a small town five people join forces and plan the perfect murder of the local town psycho only to realize that once you start playing God, it's easy to end up as the Devil.

Stars: Claus Riis Østergaard, Anders Juul, Lene Maria Christensen, Morten Hee Andersen

Votes: 79

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 200,117 | Gross: $10.10M

5. Der Pass (2018– )

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, ... See full summary »

Stars: Julia Jentsch, Nicholas Ofczarek, Franz Hartwig, Hanno Koffler

Votes: 1,586

6. Bordertown (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Quirky police detective, in Finland, delves into his mind palace to solve despicable crimes all the while trying to keep his family together. If Sherlock was based in Finland this would be it.

Stars: Ville Virtanen, Matleena Kuusniemi, Anu Sinisalo, Kristiina Halttu

Votes: 4,263

7. Before We Die (2017– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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A police inspector in the organised crime unit disappears after meeting with a mysterious informer.

Stars: Marie Richardson, Adam Pålsson, Magnus Krepper, Richard Forsgren

Votes: 2,028

8. DNA (I) (2019– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Five years after his daughters disappearance Danish police officer Rolf discovers a fatal flaw in the DNA database and might finally be able to find his daughter.

Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Nicolas Bro, Clara Ellegaard, Anders Heinrichsen

Votes: 168

9. Deadwind (2018–2020)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that ... See full summary »

Stars: Pihla Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen, Jani Volanen, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 2,962

10. The Killing (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 22,386

11. Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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62 Metascore

Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Per Scheel Krüger, Troels Lyby, Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm

Votes: 22,003

12. Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Two intertwined cases linking the past with the present will require the aid of Department Q to catch an elusive serial killer, while time is running out.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jacob Lohmann

Votes: 13,380

13. Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pilou Asbæk, David Dencik

Votes: 16,443

14. Bullets (2018– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Kosonen plays the exceptionally gifted undercover cop Mari Saari.

Stars: Krista Kosonen, Sibel Kekilli, Tommi Korpela, Jani Volanen

Votes: 188

15. Hooked (2015– )

Not Rated | 487 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Drug Crime Detective Oskari is the envy of his colleagues. His connections to underworld and informants is unrivaled. What they don't know is the mother of his child, Krista, is a drug ... See full summary »

Stars: Matleena Kuusniemi, Tommi Eronen, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä, Antti Virmavirta

Votes: 266

16. Monster (2017– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A young girl is missing, and her boyfriend dead. Police inspector Hedda Hersoug is back in her birthplace to live a quiet life, but is forced to work with the solitaire superintendent Joel Dreyer hunting down a serial killer.

Stars: Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Jakob Oftebro, Bjørn Sundquist, Gørild Mauseth

Votes: 692

17. Jar City (2006)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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75 Metascore

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir

Votes: 4,858

18. Aallonmurtaja (2017– )

42 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A married couple leading a criminal organization specialized in smuggling ends up in the middle of the international crime business while trying to protect their family.

Stars: Maria Ylipää, Turkka Mastomäki, Joonas Saartamo, Saara Kotkaniemi

Votes: 152

19. Tellus (2014– )

300 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Tellus, a Finnish environmental group led by Eevi Forsman, use increasingly radical means to "save the earth". They are pursued by Taneli Lokka, an experienced police detective, who tries to save the earth in his own personal way.

Stars: Minka Kuustonen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Henrik Hammarberg

Votes: 177

20. Varg Veum - Svarte får (2011)

90 min | Crime

6.1
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The plot spins around Veum's girlfriends sister. Her sister is a prostitute, and through her discovered shady actions, drug dealing, pimping and other criminal activity. But even the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Apelgren | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Lene Nystrøm, Bjørn Floberg, Alexander Karim

Votes: 1,036

21. The Deserter (II)

78 min | Horror | Filming

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Director: John Thornblad | Stars: Emanuel Blom, Jenny Jernberg

22. Bakerman (2016)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Jens has a midlife crisis and chooses to settle some old debts.

Director: David Noel Bourke | Stars: Mikkel Vadsholt, Brian Hjulmann, Siir Tilif, Mia Lerdam

Votes: 54

23. Rikoksen musta pohjoinen (2018 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Juha Suomalainen | Stars: Miikko Oikkonen, Anu Sinisalo, Ville Virtanen, Minna Virtanen

Votes: 5

24. Wallander (2005–2013)
Episode: Innan frosten (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Tracking a sadistic killer, detective Kurt Wallander follows a string of incidents -- attacks on domestic animals, ritualistic murders of humans -- with help from his daughter, Linda, a new member of the Ystad police force.

Director: Kjell-Åke Andersson | Stars: Krister Henriksson, Johanna Sällström, Ola Rapace, Ellen Jelinek

Votes: 1,632

25. Wallander (2005–2013)
Episode: Mastermind (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Kurt and his men tries to find the connection between a horrible murder taken place in Ystad and the kidnapping of one in the police force daughter. It also seems someone has infiltrated the police and control every move the police make.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Krister Henriksson, Johanna Sällström, Ola Rapace, Douglas Johansson

Votes: 1,426

26. Wallander (2005–2013)
Episode: Täckmanteln (2006)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Linda discovers nine corpses and a live baby girl locked in an abandoned container lorry. Her father assumes the driver fled when he realized his cargo of illegal immigrants had died. A ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Engström | Stars: Krister Henriksson, Johanna Sällström, Ola Rapace, Chatarina Larsson

Votes: 683



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