Movies and TV shows like Terriers

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Terriers (2010)
 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 distinct town, with Dolworth having once been a member of the fictional Ocean Beach Police Department.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, lawyer, investigation, private detective, private investigator, dog, crimes, friends, girlfriend, crime, investigator, team, teamwork, coworker, buddies, engaged, divorced divorcee, scheme, suspicion, peril, bonding, law enforcer, ex spouse, irresponsible, outside help ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california

Most similar movies to Terriers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, partners, law enforcement, investigation, murder and partners against crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Terriers: Life (2007), Elementary (2012), The Mentalist (2008), Case Histories (2011), King & Maxwell (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 31K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: serious, witty, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, frame up, ex convict, hotshot, investigation, suspicion, lawsuit, workplace, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 92K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, prodigy, crimes, partners, law enforcement, mind game, friendship, police investigation, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 151K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, investigation, serial killer, partners, danger, murder, psychic, talented, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Case Histories (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Case Histories is a British drama television series based on the Jackson Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson. It stars Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigator, investigation, haunted by the past, crime, fist fighting, crimes, ex spouse, uncover truth, ex military, suspicion, ex law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, crimes, outsmarting, crime, investigator, intrigue, honest law enforcer, partners against crime, resourceful, outside help ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 23K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, rookie, swat, arrest, police detective, police protagonist, lapd, realism, workplace situations, tough law enforcer, troubled, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 77K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, intelligence, buddies, partners, who done it, resourceful, investigation, crime, unconventional method, best friends, friendship, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: intellectual, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: private detective, friendship, outside help, odd, friends, outsmarting, unfulfillment, investigation, drinking problem, uptight character, responsibility, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: captivating, witty, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, crime, sherlock holmes, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, legal action, workplace situations, legal investigation, fighting crime, power relations, crime, partners against crime, workplace, district attorney, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 9.0
 431K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, partners, investigation, murder, partners against crime, who done it, uncover truth, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, investigation, odd, intelligence, ex law enforcer, prodigy, mastermind, crimes, crime, unconventional method, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: captivating, witty, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, private investigator, police detective, father son relationship, socialite, beach, trailer home ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, fighting crime, partners, crimes, crime, mystery, buddy cop, crime investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 29K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: realistic, tense, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, law and order, police, legal, courtroom, police investigation, murder, homicide detective, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: private detective, neo noir, law enforcement, crime, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, partners against crime, partners, hard boiled, private investigator, pulp fiction
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, fighting crime, police detective, workplace, crimes, coworker, female police officer, urban, law enforcement, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 14K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, escapades, crime, hotshot, talented, crimes, search, expert, teamwork, peril, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 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: investigation, escapades, adventure, crime, private detective, partners, buddies, navy, mystery, rivalry, lifestyle, mysterious man ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, crimes, intrigue, master criminal, danger, investigation, mind game, manipulations, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.7
 65K
The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: bleak, tense, exciting, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, mayor, police brutality, gang, law enforcement, profiler, coworker, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, tense, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, murder, mind game, crime, workplace situations, power relations, deadly, partners, judiciary, prosecutor, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 64K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret service, starting over, adventure, uncover truth, dishonesty, chases and races, crimes, lifestyle change, secret agents, peril, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 553
Vincent (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vincent is an ITV drama series. An initial series was made and aired in 2005 and starred Ray Winstone, in the title role, and Suranne Jones as two members of a team of private eyes hired by people to spy on their partners or indeed anyone else they ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, rebellion, workaholic, private detective, crimes, crime, against the rules, partners, private investigation, private investigator, british, ex cop
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 88K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, haunted by the past, loss of child, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, lawyer, police, police investigation, sexual abuse, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, fighting crime, trial, judge, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 3K
The Beast (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Charles Barker applies controversial techniques in his attempts to bring criminals to justice, which often border on illegal and unsettle his uninitiated partner, Ellis Dove. Over the course of the first season, Barker is investigated by ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, undercover, rookie, fbi, double agent, working undercover, undercover cop, crime, partners, fbi agent, internal affairs, recruit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 6K
Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, therapist, couples therapy, misfit partners, coworker, crimes, ex couple relations, partners against crime, ex spouse, verbal byplay, friends, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, police detective, race against time, track down, crimes, partners against crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, police investigation, crime, legal investigation, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, jury, courtroom, legal, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%