Movies and TV shows like Happy Valley

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Happy Valley (2014)
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Happy Valley (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, kidnapping, crimes, police investigation, investigator, drug lord, law enforcement, ransom, revenge, crime, rape, drug dealer, loss of daughter, police, countryside, police sergeant, confined, accountant, sergeant, rapist, sister sister relationship, crime investigation, death of daughter, businessman, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire

Most similar movies to Happy Valley

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, crime, police and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Happy Valley: Scott & Bailey (2011), The Fall (2013), Vera (2011), Line of Duty (2012), Black Work (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female police officer, partners against crime, police investigation, female partner, crimes, law enforcement, best friends, relationship vs career, female friendship, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, europe
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100%
 8.2
 80K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, psychological thriller, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, policewoman, crimes, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, crime, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 9K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, female detective, crime investigation, murder, police detective, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, right hand man, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.7
 31K
Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Arnott is a young officer who’s fallen foul of his superiors for refusing to help in the cover-up of an operation that ended in the shooting of an innocent father. He seems ideal to join AC-12, an anti-corruption police unit, just as it ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: police corruption, police detective, police, honest law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcer, policewoman, evidence, dishonesty, cover up, crimes, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 1K
Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Black Work' is the story of Jo Gillespie, a woman who's husband is shot dead in the line of action, in his job as a undercover cop. Jo, a police officer herself soon has to confront issues in her marriage and family life in order to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, undercover, murder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, life is a bitch, policewoman, female police officer, husband wife relationship, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 1K
King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
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, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, female detective, police investigation, task force, fighting crime, crime, honest law enforcer, leadership, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crime, deadly, partners, crimes, law enforcement, missing person, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger, dirty cop, detective inspector, police procedural, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
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The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, investigator, family problems, suspicion, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, afghanistan, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, investigator, crime, police station, law enforcement, sexism, murder, boss, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 4K
No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police station, policewoman, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace situations, crimes, workplace, serial killer, police, british humour, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 3K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 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: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police station, police detective, fighting crime, crime, workplace situations, society, partners, crimes, law enforcement, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 27K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, policewoman, law enforcement, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, shooting, victim, sergeant, arrest, partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, who done it, murder, suspicion, police detective, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 17K
Stalker (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A pair of detectives investigate stalkers in Los Angeles. Strong and focused, Lt. Beth Davis is an expert in the field of repeated harassment, driven by personal experience of being a victim. She heads the LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit, which ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, lapd, police investigation, crimes, danger, obsession, psychopath, deadly, stalker, crime investigation, police detective, nickname ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 2K
Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious
Plot: road accident, police investigation, police detective, smuggling, traffic accident, car accident, police, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, stranger, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kidnap and Ransom (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnap and Ransom is a British television three-part miniseries, originally shown on ITV in January 2011 with a second series following in February 2012. The series follows the work of a British hostage negotiator Dominic King, played by Trevor Eve, ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, ransom, captivity, crimes, race against time, confined, danger, negotiation, kidnapping, negotiator, police, abduction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, detective series
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, haunted by the past, murder, suspicion, career, alcohol abuse, police officer, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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Case Sensitive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Geraldine Bretherick and her 5-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bathroom of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse. Is it a murder-suicide or something even more sinister, and how ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, partners, assassination plot, danger, crime, strong female presence, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 2K
Salamander (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A police inspector investigates the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: police, secret movement, police detective, crime, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, bank robbery, honest law enforcer, secret agenda, dishonesty, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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 investigation, police detective, sergeant, crime investigation, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, suspicion, investigator, law enforcement, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious
Plot: undercover, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, master criminal, crimes, partners, law enforcement, criminal, surveillance, wiretap, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: On a beach in Gothenburg found parts of a dismembered man's body. The only thing that is going on, a tattoo on the torso. Irene Huss find a similar previous cases that will take her to Copenhagen, where she is forced to look for a friend's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, victim, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, tattoo parlor, body mutilation, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, crimes, forensics, small town, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 2K
Witnesses (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A young female detective is put in charge of a case and must delve into her partner's mysterious past in order to solve it.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crime, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, village, under the surface, grave robbing, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, serial killer, policewoman, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 199
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 5K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, unconventional method, fighting crime, strong female presence, superior, crime investigation, unsolved crime, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 2K
Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, courtroom drama, courtroom, lawsuit, police investigation, murder, deadly, injustice, vicious, police brutality, legal, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 630
WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: police investigation, policewoman, female police officer, police station, police detective, workplace situations, gender, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, police sergeant, female friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1956
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%