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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, bleak, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, police, investigation, murder investigation, crime investigation, father daughter relationship, police station, police inspector, police protagonist, medical examiner, police procedural, seaside
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, crime, murder, police detective and deadly mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Wallander: DCI Banks (2010), 100 Code (2015), The Tunnel (2013), Beck (1997), Lewis (2006). 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, forensics, loneliness, crime, crimes, small town, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, deadly, female partner, murder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
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100 Code (2015)
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 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, partners against crime, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, forensics, father daughter relationship, partners, psychopath, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, partners, forensics, deadly, cat and mouse, crimes, social worker, hunt down, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, police investigation, swedish, law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, police protagonist, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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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: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
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Place: england, europe
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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Place: europe, england, london
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The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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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
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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
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Place: england, europe, northern england
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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
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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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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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
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False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
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Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, murder investigation, murder, crime, mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, crimes, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Arne Dahl: Europa blues (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: A man is found dead, hung from a tree. Another body is found in Skansen's wolverine enclosure. Five girls attempt to flee from Sweden.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
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The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic
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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
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, realistic
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
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Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, police detective, track down, law enforcement, hidden identity, police, danger, murder, strong female presence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Arne Dahl - Misterioso A failed robbery attempt at Sydbanken outside Avesta leaves one robber lying dead with a dart through his eye, but there are no witnesses to the incident and no perpetrator is ever identified. In Stockholm, three high-profile ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Da Vinci's Inquest (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Da Vinci's Inquest is a Canadian dramatic television series that aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2005. While never a ratings blockbuster, seven seasons of thirteen episodes each were filmed for a total of ninety-one episodes. The show, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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Arne Dahl: Requiem (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Early one morning, a bank office in the middle of Stockholm is hit with a violent robbery. When the police storm the premises, the robbers have vanished without a trace. The event mystifies the A Unit who, under the supervision of US Intelligence, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, heist, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, bank robbery, police, crime, special unit, swedish police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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