A genre of television or film characterised by the protagonist investigating a mystery, typically a crime.

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Identify this movie: the protagonists are searching for what is beyond by reaching clinical death and coming back

I saw this movie 10-15 years ago and can't really remember the details. What I remember is that the protagonists developed some way to achieve temporary clinical death. They are basically trying to ...
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Please identify this horror movie about a girl who was used to trap actors in a house

I watched it about 11 years ago starts with an audition for actors to go into a house to act a reality horror movie only for them to be trapped in a real horror house. The horror starts with one guy ...
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TV series about a suburban town digging up a space ship?

It was on TV in the US about 10 years ago, it is a mystery with some sci-fi/horror elements. The people in a suburban city start acting weird (possessed/influenced). They would go out at night and ...
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Help find mistaken identity, home invasion, hostage, murder movie

I'm trying to remember the name of an American movie (in English) where a maid working for rich people tries on homeowners' clothes upstairs (maybe used the pool first?), after the owners leave, (...
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Identify a film about a kidnapped child returning to his mother as an adult

Any help with the below would be well appreciated! It is an American live action film. I watched it on TV in the UK in the 80s. I don't think it had a theatre release. There were no famous actors ...
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Movie where a woman tries to find the murderer of her brother? Dark setting, sort of redneck characters

So, protagonist is woman (possibly blonde) whos been out of touch with her brother for a long time. I think she discovers he's dissapeared. When she goes to track him down she finds out he's been ...
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Students find a book with rituals and drawn to another world

The movie is basically about a group of students, I think studying psychology, who finds a book of one of the past professors. Some fragments: Basically research said: do this ritual and they get ...
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Who are the Guys in Tall Black Hats in movie 'The Greatest Game Ever Played'

In movie The Greatest Game Ever Played, whenever Harry Vardon tries to play a shot, he sees mysterious guys in Black Top Hats. Who are those guys and what their role in the movie. What are they ...
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Do you know the name of this ghost town movie?

I've been trying to find out the name of a direct to tv movie I watched on cable some years ago, I didn't catch the name of the movie at the time but the plot is something like this: A family of 4(...
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Mystery thriller movie in which antagonist tries to kill a busload of brain damaged children to get transplant for his/her own kid

The movie is from 2000-2009. English (US). It involves a lot of mystery and guessing. I remember a character showing another character a room full of antique items ALL of which are fake. Then there's ...
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Miniseries where a man and woman investigate supernatural happenings in a small town

I saw it back in Russia around 2007, but it may have been filmed a year or two before that in its home country. I only saw a dub, but the original language was English. It looked like it was made in ...
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90s TV show about paranormal cases with host with a ponytail

I remember a TV show from around 97 or 98 about paranormal stories, though it didn't last long in the USA since in my country it lasted for like 10 episodes but I might be wrong. The show followed a ...
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Black and white film; Journalist receives newspapers from a day into the future. One predicts his death

The film is old, maybe the 60's. The argument is about a frustrated journalist who can not get a good article to the newspaper he works for. After a request for a "miracle", someone comes and gives ...
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Two teenage girls set out to prove that their principal is a murderer

I can't remember the name of this movie but it's based around two teenage girls who live close to each other and communicate through walkie talkies when at their own homes. I think one is called Jane. ...
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1980's ish movie, man kills wife and police send in substitute

A movie set in rural US. This is kind of the plot - the police chief in small town figures out a women has been murdered but husband tells him she is away. To catch him out they send in a "pretend" ...
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Movie about a single father with a daughter who's secretly a serial killer

It was on Netflix. The movie is about a dad being followed around and harrassed by this guy who is a murderer. One day Richard was in a donut shop or coffee shop and this man whacked the cashier with ...
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Does anybody recognise what this tv show is? I thought it was The Outer Limits but maybe no?

So, at least 15 years ago I watched what I thought was an episode of The Outer Limits which was really good. But as I've looked back through the synopsis of them I can't find it so I'm hoping that ...
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Scientists trapped underground with air running out

The movie had scientists trapped underground in some super deep research place. They could communicate with the surface but there was no oxygen or food or water exchange. So they knew they were ...
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Circus setting with a high wire act over a wooden bed of swords

Timeframe I was somewhere around 8-12 years old, which would be in the 1974-1978 span, the movie would possibly be older since it was on television at the time, and shot in black and white. (Of ...
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Boy comes back from the dead to date girl

It's an old movie maybe 80's or so. I can only remember these parts: Scene: In this movie I remember a scene where this dude likes a chick, I think this part is inside a store, and there's a thief ...
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Animal Reincarnation Mystery Movie

A black and white movie (40s, maybe, as I remember the costumes). A dog is poisoned and goes to heaven. He is sent back to Earth as a private detective named Rex. He is given a female companion who ...
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Suspenseful/thriller movie from the 00's about a group of parents that show up at a lake house and their college-aged sons are missing [duplicate]

I watched a film a few years back, I would say sometime between 2009-2014 on Netflix. I thought for sure it starred Alec Baldwin, but searching through his IMDb film list, I can't find anything ...
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B&W Thriller/Mystery with a mute girl in a mansion

Ok, I am going to give as much detail as I can remember. I have seen this black-and-white movie a long time ago, and it popped into my head today. I remember a girl who might have lost her voice in a ...
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Horror movie takes place in enclosed space

I apologize if the details I give are too vague, but they are all I can remember. In the movie a group of people are in some sort of abandoned building (possibly a mall, lab, etc.). As the movie ...
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Early 60's British movie- Boy falls out of train, woman drowned in bathtub

Early 60's B&W British movie Memorable scenes: Boy on train asking over and over for candy or something keeps pulling at door which opens and he falls out. Later a woman in a bathtub takes ...
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About a mysterious T.V. series with Bruce Greenwood

There was a mysterious T.V.show with Bruce Greenwood ( I think this is his name) where he worked for some mysterious huge company that tries to control everything and tries to find and make 'disappear'...
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Film where all the kids in the town vanish in a party [closed]

I want to know the name of a film I saw five years ago were all the families of a town go to the party of a intellectually disabled kid thrown by his old parents, and all the children vanish in the ...