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The Protector (2011)
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The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, tense, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, relationship vs career, crimes, family relations, law enforcement, police, investigation, motherhood, homicide detective, friendship, rivalry, single parent, strong female presence, female police officer, female protagonist, murder, brother sister relationship, female police detective, police officer, police procedural, policewoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa

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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, crime, police, police investigation and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Protector: Bosch (2014), The Closer (2005), Dragnet (2003), Crossing Jordan (2001), King (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, murder, suspicion, superior officer, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, police detective, crimes, policewoman, fighting crime, murder, investigation, crime investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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85%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, crimes, partners against crime, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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85%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, female detective, fighting crime, murder, who done it, uncover truth, police detective, crimes, mind game, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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, psychological, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, female detective, police investigation, task force, fighting crime, crime, honest law enforcer, leadership, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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80%
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NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, police, state trooper, society, danger, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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79%
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Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, female detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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77%
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Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Golden Boy is an American crime drama series created by Nicholas Wootton, which is produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television. CBS placed a series order on May 13, 2012. The series ran on CBS from February 26 to May 14, 2013 and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, talented, crime, murder investigation, rise to the top, partners against crime, law enforcement, homicide detective, ambition, crimes, workplace, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Dicte - Crime Reporter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Newly divorced journalist returns to her hometown to restart her life and work through her past.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, journalism, family relations, media, crimes, single parent, police investigation, danger, dishonesty, disorder, strong female presence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, whodunit, single mother, crime, single parent, strong female presence, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester england, manchester
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74%
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Code 37 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
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72%
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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, stalker, psychopath, obsession, deadly, crime investigation, name calling, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, realistic, tense, erotic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, danger, couples, uncover truth, friendship, violence, lapd ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
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71%
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, partners, workplace, fighting crime, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, chief of police, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, crimes, multiple suspects, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
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Red Rock (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Starting on the day a long, dormant feud between two local families is brutally reignited, this continuing drama is based around a busy Dublin Garda station. On one side, the Hennessys, a local dynasty, whose name is above half the businesses in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, serious
Plot: crimes, police, rivalry, family relations, law enforcement, parents and children, feud, murder, danger, uninhibited rivalry, crime, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder, vengeance, perfect crime, rivalry, deadly, police corruption, law enforcement, right and wrong, dishonesty, graphic violence, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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69%
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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: crime, female detective, police detective, policewoman, police investigation, workplace situations, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, police, workplace, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
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69%
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Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, fbi, police corruption, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, dirty cop, single mother, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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69%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, homicide detective, forensics, policewoman, friends, best friends, crimes, police detective, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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68%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: forensics, crimes, murder investigation, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, law enforcement, right hand man, crime, police investigation, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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68%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
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, friendship, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
Plot: police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, murder, partners against crime, workplace, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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66%
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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, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, track down, law enforcement, police detective, hidden identity, police, danger, murder, strong female presence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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66%
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Guns (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A high profile arms dealer comes under increased police scrutiny when his teenage son is implicated in the murder of a senator's father. British expatriate Paul Duguid (Colm Feore) is an international arms dealer accredited by numerous ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: society, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, family relations, who to trust, city life, police detective, arms dealer, gangsters, arms dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, who done it, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, drug dealing, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, police procedural, criminal gang, teenage daughter, widower, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, lapd, policewoman, rookie, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, peril, partners against crime, swat, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, southern california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, deadly, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, partners, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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64%