Movies and TV shows like The Last Detective

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The Last Detective
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amateur detective, crime, mystery, police detective, partners against crime, private detective, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, murder, investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, working undercover, danger, deadly, partners, couples, whodunit, mistrust, ex husband ex wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Sherlock
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK, USA
88 min.
 9.2
A Touch of Frost
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK
105 min.
 7.9
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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, crime, murder, deadly, law enforcement, mystery and investigation mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Last Detective: Rosemary & Thyme (2003), Partners in Crime (1983), The Murder Room (2004), Gumshoe (1971), A Touch of Frost (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rosemary & Thyme
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: semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, partners against crime, mystery, countryside, murder, crime, private detective, fighting crime, investigation, police investigation, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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System:   95%
    User:   96%
 
Partners in Crime
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, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, partners against crime, mystery, private detective, crimes, partners, investigation, odd couple, couple relations, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
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System:   61%
    User:   50%
 
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The Murder Room
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, museum, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington
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: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, partners against crime, crime, train, private detective, investigation, murder, missing person, riddles and clues, who done it, police investigation ...
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
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Gumshoe
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, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, femme fatale, partners against crime, crime, private detective, investigation, murder, cons and scams, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
A Touch of Frost
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: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, riddles and clues, who done it, deadly, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
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System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
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City Homicide
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, school, serial killer, witnessing a crime, mystery, murder, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
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Lady in Cement
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, amateur detective, femme fatale, partners against crime, crime, private detective, mystery, investigation, frame up, dangerous attraction, poker, ocean ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, europe, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
Midsomer Murders
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, village, police detective, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, police inspector, murder investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
Silent Witness
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: partners against crime, crime, investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Mystery!: Campion
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, humorous, realistic
Plot: crime, private detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
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Vexed
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, suspenseful, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, partners, who done it, deadly, buddy cop, police detective, ransom, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Prime Suspect 2
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, partners against crime, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation, investigation, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
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A Study in Terror
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, gothic
Plot: mystery, amateur detective, partners against crime, private detective, crime, serial killer, slasher, murder, investigation, sherlock holmes, jack the ripper, track down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Crossing Jordan
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, crime, private detective, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, uncover truth ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Murder at the Gallop
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Miss Marple and Mr Stringer are witness to the death of the very old and rich Mr. Enderby by heart attack. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don’t believe them thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself. ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, dedicated lawyer, mysterious character, crime, murder, miss marple, heart attack, partners against crime, private detective, investigation, serial killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
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Grantchester
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: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: village, amateur detective, mystery, clergy, partners against crime, murder, investigation, crimes, police detective, priest, partners, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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Murdoch Mysteries
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: twists and turns, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, crime, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners, manipulations, mind game, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, edwardian era, victorian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Trial & Retribution
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police detective, murder, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, courtroom, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 8.5
 91K
Luther
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, murder, psychopath, tough law enforcer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, against the rules, uncover truth, deadly, united kingdom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Partners in Crime
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: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: mystery, amateur detective, partners against crime, crime, private detective, investigation, couple relations, partners, crimes, cold war, couples, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
Jonathan Creek
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, murder, crime, investigation, journalism, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
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Prime Suspect
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, intense ...
Plot: murder, crime, serial killer, mystery, police investigation, obsession, investigation, police, guilt, partners against crime, sexism, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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 189
Moses Jones
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, uncover truth, murder, deadly, partners, mutilated body, river thames ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
Law & Order: UK
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: price of justice, crime, crimes, courtroom, mystery, law enforcement, legal, workplace, power relations, lawyer, police investigation, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 8.4
 64K
Broadchurch
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, uncover truth, mystery, courtroom, small town, small town life, who done it, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
The Shadow in the North
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: mystery, amateur detective, investigation, uncover truth, crime, crimes, partners against crime, murder, private detective, amateur sleuth, mind game, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 

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Keen Eddie
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, crime, reluctant partners, police detective, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, fighting crime, track down, police investigation, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
Murder She Said
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing by train yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own. Her inquisitions lead her to a mountain top. The first of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, train, mystery, crime, private detective, serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, who done it, miss marple, employment agency ...
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System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
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