Movies and TV shows like Zen 2011

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Zen (2011)
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Zen (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Zen is a British television mini series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen detective novels by Michael Dibdin. The series was filmed on location in Italy, but the dialogue is in English. The series, which comprises three 90-minute films, was broadcast in the United Kingdom on Sunday evenings from 2 January 2011 on BBC One. The three films were based on the books Vendetta, Cabal and Ratking.
Style: sexy, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, crime, mystery, corruption, murder, law enforcement, deadly, suspicion, workplace, chief of police, mafia, politician, judge, coworker, boss, living with parents, sexual tension, police chief, orchestral, honest law enforcer, outsmarting, superior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crime, crimes, murder, police detective, police investigation and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Zen: Midsomer Murders (1997), Shetland (2013), Inspector Lewis (2006), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001), DCI Banks (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, whodunit, murder, law enforcement, village, crime, police chief, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, murder investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, social relations, archaeologist, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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Inspector 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
Plot: police detective, police investigation, sergeant, crime investigation, multiple suspects, murder, murder investigation, crimes, law enforcement, investigator, suspicion, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, social differences, law enforcement, workplace, partners, crime, crimes, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, murder, deadly, crimes, policewoman, crime, law enforcement, female partner, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
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Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, fighting crime, crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: police investigation, crimes, police detective, who done it, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, chief of police, police chief, murder, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, partners, crimes, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, tense ...
Plot: museum, mystery, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 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
Plot: police detective, forensics, mystery, psychologist, murder investigation, murder, riddles and clues, cold case, workplace, forensic evidence, squad, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, deadly, crime, murder, who done it, failed attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, whodunit, single mother, crime, single parent, strong female presence, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 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, police investigation, fighting crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, who done it, deadly, whodunit, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, police detective, murder, criminal, murder mystery, british police, mystery, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, crime, police procedural, flashback, decapitated body ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, forensics, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crimes, crime, workplace, fighting crime, legal, rivalry, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, unlikely partners, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, crimes, deadly, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police, widower, partner, urban setting, whodunit, riddles and clues, respect, fighting crime, police investigation, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, monastery, danger, crimes, village, who done it, riddles and clues, crime, deadly, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder, life is a bitch, crime, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, forensics, small town, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, buddy cop, shrewd, forensics ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco's highly successful NYPD Blue, which had ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, blindness, murder investigation, police station, fighting crime, danger, curses spells and rituals, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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49%
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Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, unconventional method, forensics, deadly, honest law enforcer, female detective, sergeant, law enforcement, police chief, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: police investigation, mystery, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, murder, female assassin, serial killer, crime, diary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, lawyer, judge, double life, uncover truth, deadly, police detective, legal, murder, mystery, crimes, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, track down, law enforcement, police detective, hidden identity, police, danger, murder, strong female presence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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48%
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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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, crimes, murder, partners, mutilated body, crime, urban, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Scene of the Crime (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, fighting crime, police station, riddles and clues, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, police detective, deadly, police protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, austria
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