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Backstrom (2015)
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Backstrom (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's most sensitive and serious cases, he must solve each crime as he tries, and fails, to change his own self-destructive behavior. Based on renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson’s hit series of books of the same name.
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crimes, workplace situations, law enforcement, workplace, gay friend, police procedural, self destructing, drugs/alcohol, french accent, crime, self destruction
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, police, fighting crime and workplace mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Backstrom: Battle Creek (2015), Common Law (2012), King (2011), Castle (2009), The Unusuals (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, police station, crimes, murder investigation, police partner, narcissist, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, misfit partners, partners, law enforcement, workplace, coworker, verbal byplay, crimes, bonding, couples therapy, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
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Story: King is a Canadian police drama which premiered April 17, 2011 on Showcase. The series stars Amy Price-Francis as Jessica King, a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, female detective, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, female police detective, task force, who done it, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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100%
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Unusuals (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Unusuals is a comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from April 8 to June 17, 2009 in the U.S. and Global in Canada. The pilot and first episode were written by Noah Hawley, a former writer and producer for Fox's Bones. An ABC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: police detective, police station, policewoman, partners, workplace, fighting crime, friendship, workplace situations, crimes, rookie, police, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, law enforcement, crimes, superior, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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75%
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The Last Cop (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Der letzte Bulle is a German television series that was first aired in 2010. The series is about a cop from the 1980s put into a modern police department in Essen.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, machismo, workplace situations, life turned upside down, law enforcement, workplace, traditional versus modern, society, crimes, german, track down, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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100%
Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, workplace, society, crimes, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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40%
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Dr Eve Lockhart is one of Britain's leading forensic pathologists and runs a state-of-the-art forensic research facility called The Body Farm with her business partner Mike Phillips. Theirs is the only facility in the country using real human ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: forensics, crimes, murder investigation, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, law enforcement, strong female presence, right hand man, police investigation, corpse
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Memphis Beat (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Memphis Beat is an American drama series that debuted on TNT on June 22, 2010 and ended on August 16, 2011. Memphis Beat was officially canceled on October 14, 2011.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: police detective, police investigation, policewoman, blues, police station, workplace, law enforcement, family relations, parents and children, officer, victim, living with parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, southern usa
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Shots Fired (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A media storm sets off when an African-American cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, police, racism, small town, murder, evidence, partners against crime, riddles and clues, police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, disability, power relations, tough law enforcer, handicapped, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, police, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, propaganda, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, law enforcement, murder investigation, british, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Harry (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Harry is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, drug dealing, crimes, law enforcement, murder, father daughter relationship, police procedural, widower, teenage daughter, criminal gang, father daughter conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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Holby Blue (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The police force at Holby South is tasked with the toughest job yet. Not only are they fighting the usual crime with drug offenders and gang members, but today they are faced with the threat of terrorism on their own soil. A Spin off from Holby ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police station, crimes, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, who to trust, workplace, drug dealing, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, police officer, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, crimes, inspector, police, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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35%
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The District (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, factual
Plot: fighting crime, leadership, crimes, honest law enforcer, mayor, workplace situations, price of justice, boss and employee, police investigation, police, power relations, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, female partner, crimes, murder, murder investigation, coma, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
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33%
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The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, workplace, partners, fighting crime, police officer, dirty cop, investigation, chief of police, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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33%
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The Eagle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, forensics, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, haunted by the past, war crime, law enforcer killer, kgb, international crisis, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
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Shattered (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Shattered is a Canadian police procedural series created by Rick Drew. The main character is a tough, smart homicide detective in Vancouver who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. His wife Ella ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, partners, law enforcement, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, police procedural, dirty cop, detective inspector, strong female presence, rookie, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: witty, captivating, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, workplace situations, moral dilemma, private investigator, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, legal, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
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The Job (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Job is a single-camera television comedy drama about a New York City police officer named Mike McNeil -- who indulges in adultery, alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drug abuse—and his fellow 'bumbling detective' pals. The show, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sitcom ...
Plot: fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, police station, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, crime investigation, mistress, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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Babylon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: London's police force is in need of a public image revamp. And Chief Constable Richard Miller has found just the woman to do it...American visionary from the world of new media Liz Garvey, sets out to revolutionise the force's PR ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: police, workplace, law enforcement, workplace situations, fighting crime, police station, honest law enforcer, public relations, society, incompetent police, crimes, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, policewoman, crime investigation, buddy cop, tattoo, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, feel good, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, policewoman, police, workplace situations, police detective, family relations, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, single parent, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, police detective, track down, law enforcement, hidden identity, police, murder, strong female presence, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%