Movies and TV shows like The Last Detective

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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, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation, partners, crime, private detective, working undercover, danger, amateur detective, couples, fighting crime, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, mystery, missing person, divorce, jealousy, whodunit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe

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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, law enforcement, crime, mystery, deadly and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Last Detective: Rosemary & Thyme (2003), Mystery!: Campion (1989), The Murder Room (2004), Crossing Jordan (2001), Partners in Crime (1983). 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, riddles and clues, amateur detective, police detective, police investigation, investigation, who done it, murder, crime, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
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: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, partners, law enforcement, multiple suspects, danger, private detective, deadly, mystery, crimes, crime, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: realistic, mind bending, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: museum, manipulations, legal investigation, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, mind game, amateur detective, crime, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, forensics, fighting crime, murder, police detective, mystery, crime, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, atmospheric, clever, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, couples, partners against crime, couple relations, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, mystery, partners, newlyweds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, deadly, partners, therapist, partners against crime, crimes, who done it, ransom, sexual tension, police investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: tense, serious, witty, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, partners, partners against crime, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, crimes, crime, law enforcement, forensics, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: amateur detective, murder, riddles and clues, prodigy, investigation, partners, crime, wizards and magicians, crimes, unlikely partners, partners against crime, shyness ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, clever
Plot: countryside, police chief, riddles and clues, who done it, mystery, crimes, bodies, partners against crime, crime, one last case, sergeant, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: monastery, murder, village, deadly, law enforcement, danger, crimes, riddles and clues, crime, mystery, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime, investigation, police detective, mystery, unlikely partners, law enforcement, deadly, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, clever, serious ...
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, respect, rivalry, superior, overbearing, law enforcement, fighting crime, workplace, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic, mind bending
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, law enforcement, partners, deadly, social differences, workplace, murder, police investigation, multiple suspects, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, working undercover, lone wolves, crime, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, haunted by the past, undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: twists and turns, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, missing child, police investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, crime, who done it, honest law enforcer, police station, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, murder, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime, crimes, multiple suspects, murder mystery, whodunit, danger, private investigator ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, police chief, murder, crimes, who done it, village ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, police ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, who done it, uncover truth, female detective, law enforcement, murder mystery, murder investigation, crimes, mystery, whodunit ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, semi serious
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, village, investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, police detective, police investigation, homeless, village life, crimes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, prodigy, law enforcement, partners, murder, crime, uncover truth, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, murder, train, riddles and clues, private detective, mystery, deadly, crime, partners against crime, who done it, murder investigation, police investigation ...
Time: year 1957, 1950s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, uncover truth, partners against crime, crimes, deadly, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, urban, mutilated body ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, clever, tense ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, failed attempt, crime, multiple suspects, law enforcement, deadly, police inspector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 265
Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, deadly, fighting crime, partners, crime, who done it, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, whodunit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, danger, partners, law enforcement, murder, medical profession, workplace situations, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.0
 8K
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: priest, amateur detective, investigation, village life, murder, village, partners, partners against crime, haunted by the past, police detective, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 6K
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, captivating, intellectual, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, priest, uncover truth, clergy, who done it, riddles and clues, church, murder, police investigation, danger, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, investigation, partners against crime, who done it, mystery, odd couple, womanizer, partners, law enforcement, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 6K
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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, 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, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%