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Wallander (2005)
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and the remainder with new storylines suggested by Mankell. The 2nd series of 13 films was shown between 2009 and 2010. The stories are set in Ystad near the southern tip of Sweden. The three films Before the Frost, Mastermind, and The Secret were premiered in cinemas, with the rest first released as direct-to-DVD movies. The first episode of the second series, Hämnden, was released in Swedish cinemas in January 2009; the rest of the series was made for television. The BBC aired all 26 episodes of the Swedish television versions on BBC Four. A third and final season, containing six 90 minute episodes, will air in 2013 with Charlotta Jonsson as Linda Wallander. The first episode, adapted from the novel The Troubled Man, was released in cinemas in January 2013.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, bleak, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, crime investigation, murder, sleuth, mystery, life is a bitch, law enforcement, small town, investigation, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, police protagonist, fighting crime, crime solving, police commissioner, partners against crime, uncover truth, criminal, family relations, police partner, teamwork, unsolved crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, realistic, suspenseful and serious films and TV series with plots about police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, mystery and murder investigation mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Wallander: DCI Banks (2010), Beck (1997), The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014), Dublin Murders (2019), Vera (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, forensics, loneliness, crimes, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery, small town, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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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 ...
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Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
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Beck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Beck follows the Swedish police officer Martin Beck and his partner Gunvald Larson investigating various crimes.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, swedish, crime investigation, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, police officer, swedish police, police protagonist, police, murder, murder mystery ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mystery, whodunit, partners against crime, sleuth, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, police detective, law enforcement, under the surface, small town life, police investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
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Dublin Murders (2019)
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Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, murder, police detective, hidden identity, forest, psychological trauma, corpse, police, secret past, mass child killing, crime investigation ...
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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Duration: 90 min.
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The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bilingual
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York, USA. Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past twelve months young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been found dead in a meadow where Asphodel flowers grow. New York Detective Tommy Conley gets a special dispensation from the NYPD to go observe and ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
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Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, eastern europe, sweden ...
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Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Duration: 90 min.
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TV show
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
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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
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The Chestnut Man (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 201 min.
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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
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen
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Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
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The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
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TV show
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Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Stockholm Requiem (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series of violent murders paralyze Stockholm. Private investigator Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues seek out to solve these crimes, but soon their existence is put under threat.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
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Case Sensitive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Geraldine Bretherick and her 5-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bathroom of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse. Is it a murder-suicide or something even more sinister, and how ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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
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The Murders at White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
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Time: 80s, year 1985
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Medical Examiner Dr. Qin: The Survivor (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
TV show
Story: ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
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