Movies and TV shows like Happy Valley

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Happy Valley (2014)
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Happy Valley (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: policewoman, crimes, kidnapping, police investigation, investigator, drug lord, law enforcement, ransom, revenge, crime, rape, drug dealer, loss of daughter, police sergeant, confined, accountant, sergeant, rapist, sister sister relationship, crime investigation, death of daughter, police, businessman, female police officer, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire

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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, crime, police detective, police and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Happy Valley: Scott & Bailey (2011), The Fall (2013), Vera (2011), King (2011), Midsomer Murders (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, female police officer, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female partner, crimes, law enforcement, best friends, relationship vs career, female detective, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, europe
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 8.2
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The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, female detective, police 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.
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, murder, police detective, crime investigation, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, who done it, right hand man, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 1K
King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
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, honest law enforcer, crime, leadership, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, law enforcement, whodunit, murder, police chief, crime, village, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, realistic, serious
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, undercover, murder, law enforcement, crimes, 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%
 8.7
 30K
Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns
Plot: police corruption, police detective, police, honest law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcer, policewoman, crimes, cover up, dishonesty, evidence, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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%
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No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police station, policewoman, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, serial killer, police, british humour, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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, murder, serial killer, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger, detective inspector, police procedural, dirty cop, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 3K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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: 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
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The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
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, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, afghanistan, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: partners against crime, undercover, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, partners, master criminal, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal, crime, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, sergeant, crime investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, suspicion, investigator, law enforcement, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, boss, deadly, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
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 situations, police detective, workplace, law enforcement, crime, right hand man, police investigation, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 476
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, lie, brutality, danger, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 12K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: homicide detective, policewoman, crimes, police detective, police investigation, workplace, coworker, police chief, fighting crime, investigator, lapd, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.3
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WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, year 1956, 1950s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crimes, deadly, crime, female partner, murder, coma, policewoman, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
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Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, policewoman, law enforcement, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, shooting, arrest, victim, sergeant, partners, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
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 ⇓
23%
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, track down, law enforcement, police detective, hidden identity, police, danger, murder, strong female presence, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.5
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Code 37 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. A smaller, but important part of the story is about the private quest of Hannah. She investigates a past robbery at her home and the subsequent brutal rape of her ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, robbery, police, fighting crime, sex crime, rivalry, danger, strong female presence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
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Holby Blue (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, emotional ...
Plot: police station, police investigation, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, workplace romance, workplace, drug dealing, who to trust, workplace intrigue, police, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 3K
Kidnapped (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Kidnapped is an American television drama series from Sony Pictures Television which aired on NBC from September 20, 2006, to August 11, 2007. The series returned on Universal HD in 2008.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, crime, crimes, confined, negotiation, search, special agents, law enforcement, fbi, ransom ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 2K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, crimes, crime, failed attempt, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 22K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crimes, policewoman, police detective, fighting crime, murder, investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 655
Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, feel good, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female detective, crime, policewoman, police investigation, police detective, workplace situations, family relations, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, single parent, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 16K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, photographic memory, police investigation, fighting crime, prodigy, partners, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%