Movies and TV shows like The Bletchley Circle

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The Bletchley Circle (2012)
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The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in producing crucial intelligence, which helped the Allies to victory and shortened the war. When Susan discovers a hidden code behind an unsolved murder she is met by skepticism from the police. She quickly realises she can only begin to crack the murders and bring the culprit to justice with her former friends. The Bletchley Circle paints a vivid portrait of post-war Britain in this fictional tale of unsung heroes.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, code breaking, crimes, danger, trial, intelligence, post war, housewife, code, innocence, deadly, cover up, suspicion, incompetent police, mystery, crime investigation, serial killer, strong female character, train, missing person, female protagonist, british ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england

Most similar movies to The Bletchley Circle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, crime, investigation, deadly and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bletchley Circle: Foyle's War (2002), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013), Father Brown (2013), Grantchester (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: police detective, espionage, undercover, spy, investigation, crime, mystery, crimes, crimes of passion, war crime, police investigation, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new mexico
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100%
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, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: investigation, doctors and patients, crimes, riddles and clues, social relations, murder, surgery, mystery, crime, forensics, danger, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intellectual, captivating, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, who done it, riddles and clues, village life, murder, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, priest, village life, investigation, murder, village, partners against crime, partners, haunted by the past, police detective, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, murder mystery, who done it, crimes, female detective, mystery, whodunit, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, police detective, intelligence, talented, crime, uncover truth, crimes, police, boss, investigator, police chief, superior ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, investigation, wizards and magicians, crime, partners against crime, unlikely partners, deadly, shyness ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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37%
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Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: murder, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, serial killer, chases and races, crimes, riddles and clues, killing off one by one, mystery, false accusation, track down, criminal's revenge, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, bloody ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, partners, murder, law enforcement, danger, medical profession, rules and policies, workplace, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: murder, media sensation, society, law enforcement, private detective, amateur detective, crimes, writer's life, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Plot: murder, monastery, police detective, police investigation, danger, riddles and clues, who done it, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, deadly, partners, murder, law enforcement, crime, crimes, missing person
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, forensics, crime, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, police investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, crime, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, private detective, partners, danger, multiple suspects, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Father Brown (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Father Brown was a Catholic priest who doubled as an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: amateur detective, priest, criminal heroes, mystery, rivalry, danger, society, deadly, religions or cults, clergy, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: monk, priest, investigation, monastery, mystery, clergy, murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, crime, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, serious, clever, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability, deadly, law enforcement, journalism, amateur detective, amateur sleuth, pub ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: countryside, private detective, amateur detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, police detective, murder, fighting crime, crime, who done it, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, murder, female detective, criminal, crime investigation, mystery, police detective, murder mystery, british police, right hand man, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty
Plot: amateur detective, female detective, elderly, riddles and clues, murder, mystery writer, who done it, mystery, crime, writer's life, investigation, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, cia, nuclear, conspiracy, legal investigation, state affairs, crime, uncover truth, contamination, deadly, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, law enforcement, law enforcer killer, missing person, missing child, police investigation, serial killer, child killer, police station, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, crimes, riddles and clues, partners against crime, couples, partners, odd couple, newlyweds, amateur detective, who done it, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: stylized, atmospheric, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: partners, cold war, mystery, who done it, crime, couple relations, partners against crime, crimes, couples, amateur detective, odd couple, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 861
Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: pathologist, crime, uncover truth, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, fighting crime, dishonesty, deadly, riddles and clues, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 2K
Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: missing person, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, sergeant, family problems, deadly, police detective, law enforcement, amateur detective, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Taste for Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The minister's wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, multiple suspects, deadly, who done it, crime, mystery, crimes, fight back, foe turned friend, assassination attempt, law enforcement ...
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%