Movies and TV shows like Remington Steele

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Remington Steele (1982)
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Remington Steele (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, witty, stylized, semi serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, private investigator, investigation, adventure, crimes, mystery, secretary, hidden identity, partners, sexual tension, workplace, grudge, dishonesty, female partner, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, cons and scams, workplace situations, verbal byplay, initially antagonists, con artists, sexism, detective agency, murder, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and semi serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, private detective, investigation, partners, private investigator, mystery and partners against crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Remington Steele: Castle (2009), Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983), Moonlighting (1985), Hart to Hart (1979), Simon & Simon (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, homicide detective, riddles and clues, writers, investigation, crime investigation, police investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Scarecrow and Mrs. King is an American television series that aired from October 3, 1983, to May 28, 1987 on CBS. The show stars Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner as divorced housewife Amanda King and top-level "Agency" operative Lee ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Plot: spy, crimes, adventure, secret agents, odd couple, undercover, fall in love, unlikely partners, government agency, love affair, couples, housewife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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100%
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Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: talky, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private detective, opposites attract, unlikely couple, workplace romance, romance, screwball, partners, crimes, unlikely partners, snobbism, verbal byplay, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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100%
 6.6
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Hart to Hart (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hart to Hart is an American television series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who moonlight as amateur detectives. The series was created by writer Sidney Sheldon and produced by Aaron ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, crimes, mystery, partners, couple relations, cons and scams, romance, partners against crime, love and romance, murder, millionaire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: private detective, partners, mystery, partners against crime, workplace, rivalry, family relations, sibling relationship, reluctant partners, crimes, ex military, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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100%
Charlie's Angels (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, sexy, realistic, semi serious, stylized
Plot: investigation, undercover, private detective, private investigator, working undercover, adventure, partners, career change, fighting crime, crimes, female friendship, female protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
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Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, odd ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, mastermind, police investigation, prodigy, unconventional method, mental illness, talented, murder, intelligence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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100%
The Rockford Files (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, witty, sincere
Plot: private detective, private investigator, ex convict, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, mystery, socialite, customer, beach, police detective, trailer home ...
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Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
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100%
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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.
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Plot: private detective, murder, who done it, murder mystery, riddles and clues, whodunit, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, private investigator, crimes ...
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100%
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Private Eyes (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: Ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade irrevocably changes his life when he teams up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, semi serious, tense, suspense
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Time: 2020s, 2010s
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100%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
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Time: 80s
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
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V.I.P. (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
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Buddy Faro (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: clever, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
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Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, couples, newlyweds, who done it, couple relations, riddles and clues, partners against crime, odd couple, amateur detective, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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23%
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Serangoon Road (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Singapore, Australia
TV show
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: tense, twists and turns, noir, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, murder, partners, workplace, investigation, mystery, track down, political unrest, dishonesty, partners against crime, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client, and a creeping man.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, crimes, partners against crime, investigation, rivalry, mystery, multiple suspects, disappearance, who done it, missing person, riddles and clues ...
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22%
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Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, neo noir, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, investigation, private detective, private investigator, crimes, suspicion, team, buddies, investigator, teamwork, murder, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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22%
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Vega$ (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, sleazy, investigation, crimes, private investigator, urban, classic car, convertible
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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22%
Sweating Bullets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: private detective, resort, private investigator, travel agent, detective agency, ex cop, crimes, partners against crime, partners, investigation, fighting crime, outsmarting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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21%
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Strike (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A war veteran turned private detective operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, ironic, talky ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: england, britain, london, united kingdom, oxford university
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21%
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sexy, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, friends, friendship, partners, private detective, investigation, best friends, working undercover, undercover, crimes, adventure, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: investigation, murder, multiple suspects, mystery, private detective, partners, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, whodunit, murder investigation, sleuth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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21%
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Harry O (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, misfit, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, disability, police, police department, beach, urban
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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20%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, secret service, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, intrigue, lawyer, investigator, suspicion, corruption, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york
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20%
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, mind game, mastermind, law enforcement, prodigy, crimes, partners, mystery, partners against crime, who done it ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Mannix (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, kidnapping, private investigator, detective agency, blindness, compulsive gambler, deafness ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, cynical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, gangsters, amateur detective, chase, law enforcement, investigation, arms dealing, crimes, criminal heroes, partners, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Republic of Doyle (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Republic of Doyle is a Canadian comedy-drama television series set in St. John's, Newfoundland which debuted 6 January 2010 on CBC Television. The show stars Seán McGinley and Allan Hawco as Malachy and Jake Doyle, a father and son who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: private detective, investigation, small town, crimes, couples, policewoman, family relations, ex couple relations, parents and children, family business, social relations, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%