Movies and TV shows like Edge of Darkness 1985

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Edge of Darkness (1985)
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Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 307 min.
TV show
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: tense, mind bending, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, sinister
Plot: murder, nuclear, loss of daughter, conspiracy, legal investigation, crimes, vengeance, fighting the system, crime, mystery, top secret, political conspiracy, double life, legal, amateur detective, society, political corruption, chases and races, who done it, dishonesty, price of justice, contamination, deadly, cover up, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england

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Most similar movies to Edge of Darkness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Edge of Darkness: State of Play (2003), The Bletchley Circle (2012), The Murder Room (2004), Illustrious Corpses (1976), Hidden (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: political thriller, twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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100%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, danger, crimes, murder, code breaking, trial, innocence, intelligence, post war, court ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, uncover truth, mystery, mind game, investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, police detective, who done it, murder, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, police investigation, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, political conspiracy, uncover truth, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, lawyers and clients, legal, who to trust, investigation, political conspiracy, murder, politics, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, criminal's revenge, false accusation, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, society, deadly, crimes, religions or cults, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, traffic accident, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, stranger, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, policewoman, interracial sex, interracial relations, investigation, police detective, uncover truth, private detective, society, deadly, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, strangulation, police, society, crimes, deadly, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, child killer ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: legal, crimes, crime, murder, coroner, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, partners against crime, mystery, anti heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, who done it, murder, police detective, suspicion, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, witty, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, partners against crime, mystery, partners, buddy cop, shrewd, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A four-part conspiracy theory drama inspired by Chris Mullen's novel "A Very British Coup". When a devastating industrial accident results in deaths and raises safety questions about the US petrochemical company involved, PM Tom ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense, clever ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, political intrigue, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, corporate crimes, crimes, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, united kingdom, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, one last case, danger, life is a bitch, crime, loner, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, courtroom, murder, legal, haunted by the past, law enforcement, police brutality, vicious, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, lawyer, double life, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, legal, murder, police detective, deadly, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, clergy, investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, priest, social relations, murder, law enforcement, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, crime, riddles and clues, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, who done it, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, deadly, race against time, therapy, crimes, chases and races, police investigation, crime, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: pathologist, investigation, murder, intrigue, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, law enforcement, deadly, death, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, crime, crimes, who done it, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, multiple suspects, danger, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: monastery, murder, deadly, crime, danger, crimes, police detective, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime investigation, murder, female detective, who done it, criminal, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, law enforcement, investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, gang, fighting the system, unlikely criminals, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, policewoman, serial killer, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%