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The Last Detective (2003)
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The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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 of four normal episodes and the fourth series increased the run to five episodes and the duration of each individual episode to 90 minutes as opposed to the previous 70-minute format. As of 2007 this series had 17 episodes in total.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, amateur detective, mystery, partners against crime, private detective, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, working undercover, danger, deadly, partners, couples, missing person, divorce, jealousy, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to The Last Detective

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, mystery, deadly and who done it mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Last Detective: Rosemary & Thyme (2003), Mystery!: Campion (1989), Partners in Crime (1983), The Murder Room (2004), Vexed (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, murder, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, fighting crime, investigation, partners against crime, police detective, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, humorous
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, private detective, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
66%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: museum, crime, amateur detective, private detective, mystery, protagonist as suspect, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
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Vexed (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Comedy drama following a mismatched pair of police officers who disagree on everything with their partner, from policing to their personal life.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, partners against crime, buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, who done it, deadly, ransom, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, mystery, maverick, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, crime, journalist, journalism, wizards and magicians, crimes, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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, realistic, clever
Plot: crime, police investigation, murder, countryside, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty, tense
Plot: murder, mystery, police detective, partners against crime, crime, unlikely partners, buddy cop, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, mystery, police investigation, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, partners, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, monastery, crime, police investigation, village, mystery, who done it, police detective, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, tense, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, crime, crime solving, crime investigation, female detective, kidnapping, criminal, crimes, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, murder investigation, murder, who done it, crimes, village, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a genteel British crime/comedy drama television programme that aired from 1996 to 1998 on BBC One. Patricia Routledge starred as the titular character, Derek Benfield as her patient husband Robert, Dominic Monaghan ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, village, private detective, investigation, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, village life, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, police investigation, crime, crime investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, murder mystery, crimes, mystery, who done it, murder investigation, village, female detective ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, sergeant, murder, police investigation, crime, mystery, crime solving, crime investigation, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 245
Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, crime, partners against crime, mystery, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, train, private detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, partners against crime, crime, murder investigation, who done it, deadly, investigation ...
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, workplace, forensics, unconventional method, partners, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, edwardian era, victorian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, multiple suspects, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, mind bending, 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 ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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 2K
Keen Eddie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Keen Eddie is an American action, comedy-drama television series that aired in 2003 on the Fox Network. The series follows a brash NYPD detective who goes to London when one of his cases goes sour and remains to work with New Scotland Yard. The ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, fish out of water, roommate, crime, partners against crime, crime investigation, crimes, disorder, fighting crime, track down, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, britain, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, captivating, tense ...
Plot: riddles and clues, crime, fighting crime, investigation, crime investigation, murder investigation, medical examination, who done it, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 1K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, clever, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, police inspector, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder, who done it, deadly, failed attempt, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 193
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, mutilated body, river thames, police, crimes, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, uncover truth, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, partners, danger, law enforcement, medical profession, partners against crime, crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 5K
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, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, priest, crimes, police investigation, danger, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 1K
Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, femme fatale, parody, partners against crime, crime, private detective, investigation, cons and scams, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%