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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in September 2000, and there have been a total of nine series since. Each story is split into two hour-long episodes, shown on consecutive nights on BBC One. A third series episode won an International Emmy Award in 2004. The programme was also shown on BBC America in the United States, though these screenings are edited to allow for advertising breaks, as well as UKTV in Australia and New Zealand and ABC1 in Australia. The show aired its final episode on 11 April 2011. A spin-off from the series, titled The Body Farm, revolving around forensic scientist Eve Lockhart, was announced by the BBC in January 2011 and ran for just one series.
Style: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cold case, murder investigation, police detective, crimes, crime, law enforcement, riddles and clues, mystery, police investigation, workplace, psychologist, temperamental, forensics, sergeant, squad, policewoman, forensic, detective inspector, detective sergeant, police sergeant, forensic evidence, crime scene, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, police detective, deadly and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Waking the Dead: Trial & Retribution (1997), Unforgotten (2015), DCI Banks (2010), The Body Farm (2011), Inspector Lewis (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trial & Retribution (1997)
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, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, crime, police investigation, crime investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, cold case, murder investigation, murder mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, coma, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder investigation, police investigation, workplace situations, workplace, right hand man, forensics, police detective
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, sergeant, crime, police investigation, mystery, crime solving, crime investigation, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Cracked (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Psych Crimes Unit, a unique team of police detectives and mental health professionals, is tasked with solving bizarre and chilling crimes that cross the boundary between law enforcement and psychological disturbance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, police detective, psychiatrist, mental disorders, crimes, law enforcement, partners, mentally unstable, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, single parent, family relations, police detective, police, murder, single mother, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, mystery, police investigation, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, partners, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, crimes, murder investigation, murder, village, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: gloomy, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, police, hallucination, police detective, murder investigation, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, deadly, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Silent Witness (1996)
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, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime, investigation, crime investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty, tense
Plot: murder, mystery, police detective, partners against crime, crime, unlikely partners, buddy cop, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
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: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, mystery, maverick, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural television series first broadcast in 1998 that followed the investigations of a part of the Vancouver Police Department Homicide Division tasked with solving cold cases, the titular Cold Squad, as led by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, crime, police investigation, mystery, cold case, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, fighting crime, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.8
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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: tense, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, crime, crime solving, crime investigation, female detective, kidnapping, criminal, crimes, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Law & Order: UK (2009)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, price of justice, police detective, crime, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, mystery, legal, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, partners against crime, crime, mystery, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever
Plot: crime, police investigation, murder, countryside, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, serious, rough, witty, realistic ...
Plot: profiler, police detective, criminal psychologist, crime, psychologist, police investigation, law enforcement, police chief, policewoman, anti heroes, fighting crime, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 350
Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, crime, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, who done it, multiple perspectives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 1K
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: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, police inspector, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder, who done it, deadly, failed attempt, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: police station, police investigation, crime, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, gangsters, drug dealing, workplace romance, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, island, murder investigation, parent child relationship, small community, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 193
Moses Jones (2009)
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, river thames, mutilated body, police, crimes, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, uncover truth, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Taggart (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: police detective, police, murder, strangulation, crime, police investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: The Ruth Rendell mysteries is a British television series made by TVS and Meridian Television for ITV between 2 August 1987 and 11 October 2000.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: police investigation, gory, crime, mystery, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, chase, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, tense, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, hunt down, police detective, british
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: identity theft, police investigation, crime, hidden identity, fighting crime, police, investigation, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, monastery, crime, police investigation, village, mystery, who done it, police detective, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 3K
Zen (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Zen is a British television mini series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen ...
Style: sexy, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder, deadly, workplace, honest law enforcer, living with parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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