Movies and TV shows like Foyle's War

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Foyle's War (2002)
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Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, detective series
Plot: world war two, police detective, war crime, police investigation, spy, investigation, crimes, undercover, crimes of passion, murder investigation, murder mystery, murder, cold war, whodunit, espionage, investigator, law enforcement, mystery, frustration, village, nazism, bomb, robbery, detective sergeant, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, london, new mexico

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Most similar movies to Foyle's War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, law enforcement, police detective, police investigation and mystery mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Foyle's War: Endeavour (2012), Lewis (2006), Midsomer Murders (1997), Inspector Morse (1987), Inspector George Gently (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, talented, police investigation, intelligence, police, murderer, crimes, investigator, british, coworker, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 60s, future, 20th century
Place: england
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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: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, police investigation, sergeant, murder, multiple suspects, investigator, crimes, suspicion, law enforcement, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, murder investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, whodunit, police investigation, village, law enforcement, human nature, crimes, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Inspector Morse (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, talky ...
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder, detective inspector, murderer, police investigation, criminal, shrewd, crimes, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 80s, future, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, who done it, police detective, whodunit, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, chief of police, murder, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: captivating, realistic, stylized, semi serious, light ...
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, island, crimes, whodunit, law enforcement, lifestyle change, coworker, multiple suspects, murder investigation, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, slasher ...
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, murder, priest, police detective, village, partners against crime, partners, who done it, amateur detective, haunted by the past, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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82%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: world war two, village, strong female presence, female protagonist, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, family relations, village life, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, island, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, mystery, crime scene, investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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: crime investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, world war two, post war, crimes, serial killer, murder, code breaking, mystery, intelligence ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, forensics, doctors and patients, social relations, crimes, murder, homecoming, doctor, crime investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, homicide detective ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
TV show
Story: A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV from 1992 until 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R.D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, whodunit, riddles and clues, mystery, murder mystery, police, intelligence agency, bbc, widower, partner, urban setting, maverick ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: whodunit, private detective, investigation, murder mystery, murder, who done it, murder investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, multiple suspects, private investigator, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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67%
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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 detective, police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, murder, murder mystery, british police, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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67%
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Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, captivating, cynical, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, crime investigation, murder, crime solving, riddles and clues, police protagonist, basset hound, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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75%
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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: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, murder, clergy, amateur detective, investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, priest, law enforcement, friendship, church, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
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River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, hallucination, able to see the dead, murder investigation, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, police procedural, police, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, police detective, female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female partner, friends, relationship vs career, law enforcement, best friends, crimes, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: england, united kingdom, manchester, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder, cold case, murder mystery, murder investigation, missing person, investigation, police investigation, police, female police detective, father daughter relationship, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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100%
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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, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, mystery, uncover truth, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, murder mystery, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, murder investigation, law enforcement, female partner, crimes, murder, coma ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, tense, realistic, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, buddy cop, partners, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, investigation, police, investigator ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, realistic, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: countryside, who done it, female detective, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, private detective, gardener, friendship, murder investigation, partners against crime, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: police detective, detective inspector, murder, murder investigation, police investigation, sleuth, mystery, fighting crime, partners, workplace, social differences, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, uncover truth, murder investigation, whodunit, murder, amateur detective, female protagonist, sleuth, crimes ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, police investigation, police, murder mystery, elderly, unsolved crime, homicide detective, law enforcement, crimes, superior, unconventional method ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, track down, obsession, law enforcement, crimes, lie, investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, workplace situations, police station, partners, crimes, investigation, police, inspector ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder in Suburbia (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murder in Suburbia was a British detective drama that ran for two series in 2004 and 2005.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, murder mystery, investigation, partners against crime, police detective, mystery, partners, murder investigation, fighting crime, crime investigation, forensics, homicide detective ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%