Movies and TV shows like Remington Steele

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Remington Steele (1982)
 7.3
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Remington Steele (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Remington Steele is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. The series blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural. Remington Steele is best known for launching the career of Pierce Brosnan and for serving as a forerunner of the similar series Moonlighting. Remington Steele's premise is that Laura Holt, a licensed private detective played by Stephanie Zimbalist, opened a detective agency under her own name but found that potential clients refused to hire a woman, however qualified. To solve the problem, Laura invents a fictitious male superior whom she names Remington Steele. Through a series of events that unfold in the first episode, "License to Steele", Pierce Brosnan's character, a former thief and con man whose real name is never revealed, assumes the identity of Remington Steele. Behind the scenes, Laura remains firmly in charge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, witty
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, verbal byplay, mystery, adventure, sexism, detective agency, dishonesty, partners, workplace, hidden identity, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, cons and scams, workplace situations, crimes, grudge, initially antagonists, sexual tension, secretary, female partner, murder investigation, male female relationship, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Remington Steele

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, semi serious and serious films and TV series with plots about private detective, crimes, investigation, crime, partners, mystery and private investigator mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Remington Steele: Castle (2009), Moonlighting (1985), Magnum, P.I. (1980), A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001), The Rockford Files (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, murder, who done it, police detective, murder investigation, writer's life, partners, crimes, female detective, riddles and clues, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 7.6
 16K
Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, workplace romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, screwball, detective agency, mystery, partners, verbal byplay, romance, unlikely partners, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 19K
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, adventure, investigation, crime, escapades, buddies, partners, mystery, rivalry, mysterious man, navy, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mysterious character, partners against crime, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, partners, police detective, mystery, criminal, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Rockford Files (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974 and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based ...
Style: serious, sincere, witty, realistic, captivating
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, mystery, private investigator, crimes, dishonesty, father son relationship, police detective, beach, ex convict, trailer home ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mike Hammer, Private Eye is an American syndicated television program based on the adventures of the fictitious private detective Mike Hammer, created by novelist Mickey Spillane. The show starred Stacy Keach and was seen as an attempt to revive the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, partners against crime, crime, riddles and clues, neo noir, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, hard boiled, private investigator, pulp fiction
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, reluctant partners, mystery, sibling relationship, private investigator, detective agency, siblings relations, crimes, partners, family relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from September 22 to November 10, 2011. A remake of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, sexy, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, working undercover, investigation, best friends, private detective, heroes, vengeance, undercover, adventure, martial arts, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, female detective, murder, maid, aristocracy, jazz, assistant, mystery ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Charlie's Angels (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 1976 to June 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, sexy, realistic, exciting
Plot: undercover, investigation, adventure, private detective, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, heroes, partners, career change, mysterious character, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 87
Buddy Faro (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Buddy Faro was the best private detective in the business, until he disappeared in 1978 after a case went bad. Twenty years later, he's brought back to Los Angeles by private detective Bob Jones and they reopen Buddy Faro Investigations.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, partners, crime, mystery, private investigator, detective agency, crimes, buddies, fish out of water, misfit, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, sitcom, goofy hero, private investigator, investigation, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, disorder, workplace situations, workplace, short lived ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, partners, odd couple, couple relations, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, crime, partners against crime, private investigator, detective agency, intrigue, investigation, crimes, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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33%
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V.I.P. (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: V.I.P. is an American action/comedy-drama series starring Pamela Anderson. Created by J. F. Lawton, the series aired in syndication for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, bodyguard, cult, private detective, fighting crime, investigation, urban, workplace situations, crimes, undercover, amateur detective, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
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Serangoon Road (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Singapore, Australia
Story: 1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as the British pull out, and a new nation is about to be born. The lights of Bugis Street have never burned so bright: bootleg copies of Motown songs boom ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, investigation, murder, crimes, dishonesty, track down, political unrest, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Vega$ (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, urban, investigation, crimes, sleazy, convertible, private investigator, classic car
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Campion is a television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, murder, police corruption, mystery, crime, uncover truth, cons and scams, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, murder mystery, crimes, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: serious, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 58K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, intelligence, prodigy, crime, mastermind, odd, ex law enforcer, crimes, murder, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 30K
Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, friendship, amateur detective, urban, neo-noir, buddies, investigation, city life, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.6
 469
Harry O (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Harry O, sometimes spelled Harry-O, is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen and was executive produced by Jerry Thorpe. Harry O followed the broadcast of two pilot ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, police department, police, urban, crimes, disability, law enforcement, misfit, beach
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sweating Bullets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tropical Heat is a Canadian action series produced in cooperation with Mexico and Israel that aired between 1991 and 1993. The plot revolves around private investigator, ex-DEA agent Nick Slaughter who after arriving in the fictional resort town of ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, detective agency, private investigator, partners against crime, crime, resort, investigation, crimes, partners, fighting crime, outside help, sexual tension ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Love at Large (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: private detective, nightclub, mistaken identity, amateur detective, femme fatale, jealousy, hidden identity, mystery, romance, investigation, manipulations, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.4
 10K
Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, private detective, investigation, private investigator, lawyer, crime, recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, buddies, crimes, friends, small time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: cold war, partners, mystery, amateur detective, partners against crime, undercover agent, murder mystery, conspiracy, murder, private detective, crime, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Passion for Danger (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, criminal's revenge, crime, partners against crime, mystery, investigation, cons and scams, murder, police corruption, working undercover, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 2K
Mannix (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 through 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: private detective, crime, uncover truth, private investigator, detective agency, who done it, crimes, mystery, kidnapping, deadly, law enforcement, unconsciousness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%