Movies and TV shows like Waking the Dead

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Waking the Dead
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: crimes, crime, law enforcement, riddles and clues, mystery, police investigation, cold case, murder investigation, workplace, police detective, 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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Cracker
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK
100 min.
 8.5
Inspector Lewis
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK
90 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to Waking the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, murder and deadly mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Waking the Dead: Law & Order: UK (2009), Silent Witness (1996), Cracker (1993), Inspector Lewis (2006), Blue Murder (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Law & Order: UK
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.
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Silent Witness
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
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Cracker
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: serious, clever, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: anti heroes, crime, psychologist, fighting crime, mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
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Inspector Lewis
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, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, police detective, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, crime investigation, crime solving, criminal, sergeant, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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    User:   75%
 
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Blue Murder
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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
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Place: england, europe, manchester, manchester england
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Duration: 120 min.
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Trial & Retribution
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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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 ...
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Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Taggart
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
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Murderland
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, crime, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, who done it, police detective, multiple perspectives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   66%
    User:   56%
 
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River
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: twists and turns, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted by the past, crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, police detective, murder investigation, police, hallucination, deadly, police procedural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Cold Squad
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: crime, police investigation, police detective, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder investigation, riddles and clues, partners, cold case ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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Vera
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Moses Jones
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Holby Blue
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, workplace intrigue, police station, workplace situations, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, gangsters, drug dealing, workplace romance, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Killing
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, uncover truth, crime, who done it, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, dishonesty, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, afghanistan, copenhagen denmark
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Midsomer Murders
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, who done it, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, law enforcement, family feud, multiple suspects, murder, village, whodunit, human nature ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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    User:   60%
 
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Rebus
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 investigation, crime, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder, who done it, deadly, police inspector, failed attempt, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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Thorne: Sleepyhead
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: crime, serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, hunt down, police detective, british
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
Rosemary & Thyme
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, clever, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary
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Murder City
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, partners against crime, mystery, murder, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   49%
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Broadchurch
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: serious, clever, gloomy, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime, uncover truth, courtroom, mystery, small town, small town life, who done it, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Law & Order: LA
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, courtroom, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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The Fixer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: The Fixer is a British drama television series, produced by Kudos for ITV. Set in modern Britain, it follows the life of John Mercer, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, arrested by police for killing his aunt and uncle following his discovery of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, crime, working undercover, realism, hitman, crimes, undercover, deadly, chases and races, danger, partners, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
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Wallander
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, small town, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, murder, forensics, police detective, police protagonist, medical examiner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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Skinwalkers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, crime, riddles and clues, mystery, beach, who done it, police investigation, americana, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
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System:   44%
    User:   41%
 

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Cold Case
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Messiah
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, police detective, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, law enforcement, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   44%
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