Movies and TV shows that are like Waking the Dead

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Waking the Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Style: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, crime, law enforcement, riddles and clues, mystery, cold case, murder investigation, police investigation, workplace, police detective, psychologist, temperamental, forensics, forensic, detective inspector, detective sergeant, police sergeant, forensic evidence, crime scene, murder, sergeant, squad, policewoman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Cracker
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK
100 min.
 8.5
Broadchurch
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK
48 min.
 8.4
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Most similar movies to Waking the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots including crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, police and murder themes mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Waking the Dead: Silent Witness (1996), Murderland (2009), Law & Order: UK (2009), Blue Murder (2003), Trial & Retribution (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Silent Witness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: partners against crime, crime, investigation, mystery, murder, crime investigation, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations, danger, law enforcement, workplace, forensics, rules and policies, caucasian, medical profession, latex gloves, police, female partner
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 341
Murderland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: murder, crime, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, who done it, multiple perspectives, police detective, suit and tie, caucasian, runaway bride, murder of a prostitute, latex gloves, murder of mother, crime scene photograph, bouquet of flowers, brothel madam, dead prostitute, murder witness, loss of mother, child molestation, prostitution, pedophile, shoes, fiance fiancee relationship, whodunit, english, murder suspect, crime scene, condom, british, brothel, investigation, red dress, hit by a car, mask, death of mother, teenager, teenage girl, police corruption, paperboy, african american, funeral, bicycle, child abuse, prostitute
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   79%
 
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Law & Order: UK
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, bleak, clever, rough
Plot: price of justice, crime, crimes, courtroom, mystery, law enforcement, lawyer, law and order, legal, workplace, power relations, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, fighting crime, legal investigation, courtroom drama, deadly, partners, rivalry, police detective, cop witness relations, jury, district attorney, trial, prosecutor, police, punishment, forensics, judge
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 752
Blue Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, single parent, family relations, whodunit, female detective, child, police detective, children, single mother, murder, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   95%
 
Trial & Retribution
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, murder, police station, police detective, who done it, courtroom, crime investigation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, kidnapping, missing child, missing person, riddles and clues, society, child killer, rapist, trial, investigation, police, law enforcer killer, multiple suspects, honest law enforcer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   87%
 
Midsomer Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, who done it, village, police inspector, murder investigation, police detective, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, human nature, couple relations, riddles and clues, sergeant, family feud, chief, multiple suspects, police chief, policewoman, caucasian, detective inspector, british police, detective sergeant, latex gloves, whodunit, homicide detective, murder suspect, police sergeant, british, police procedural, investigation, suspect, police, camera, assistant, suspicion
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   78%
 
Inspector Lewis
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, police detective, murder, crime solving, crime investigation, criminal, law enforcement, sergeant, wisdom of life, multiple suspects, honest law enforcer, detective inspector, british police, detective sergeant, police inspector, whodunit, police sergeant, british, murder investigation, police, investigator, suspicion
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   82%
 
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 189
Moses Jones
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, mutilated body, river thames, police, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, uncover truth, murder, deadly, partners, black cast, police protagonist, homicide detective, murder investigation, strip club, police detective, undercover cop, love interest, illegal immigrant
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   93%
 
 7.5
 879
The Fixer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: assassination, crime, working undercover, realism, hitman, crimes, undercover, deadly, chases and races, danger, partners, rivalry, surveillance, ex military, british police, ex cop, assassin, brother sister relationship, orphan, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, organized crime, violence, police, secret service, top secret, loner, squad, roommate
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   90%
 
 7.8
 4K
Vera
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, police detective, crime solving, crime investigation, female detective, kidnapping, criminal, law enforcement, who done it, deadly, right hand man, british police, murder mystery, british
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   71%
 
 8.1
 13K
River
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Style: twists and turns, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: crime, haunted by the past, police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, police, hallucination, crimes, law enforcement, murder, deadly, british police, empathy, crime investigation, police procedural, police officer, imagination
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   75%
 
 8.4
 62K
Broadchurch
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic, bleak, emotional, tense
Plot: crime, uncover truth, murder, mystery, courtroom, small town, small town life, police procedural, who done it, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, grief, reluctant partners, dealing with death, parents and children, courtroom drama, coastal town, media, death of son, death of child, little boy, boy, under the surface, deadly, legal, partners, social relations, loss of son, policewoman, police detective, multiple suspects, media circus, loss of child, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, media coverage, stuffed toy, seaside, blood stain, coast, new job, media frenzy, pedophile, trailer home, whodunit, female journalist, old man, psychic, boat
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   52%
 
Thorne: Sleepyhead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada
Duration: 180 min.
Style: tense, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: crime, serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, british, police detective, hunt down
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
Movie in collections
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 5K
Cracker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Style: clever, serious, rough, realistic, tense, sincere, cynical, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, witty, biting
Plot: anti heroes, crime, fighting crime, who done it, mystery, psychologist, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, deadly, society, criminal psychologist, profiler, self destructing, british police, obese man, love hate relationship, sarcasm, police detective, love interest, parent grown child relationship, gambler, police, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, forensics, sergeant, police chief, policewoman, drinking problem, psychiatrist
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   72%
 
 7.5
 1K
Rebus
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Style: clever, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, police detective, police inspector, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder, who done it, deadly, failed attempt, multiple suspects, detective inspector, british police, scotsman, british, womanizer, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
 5.7
 123
Holby Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: police investigation, workplace intrigue, crime, police station, workplace situations, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, gangsters, drug dealing, workplace romance, cop as target, paramedic, police detective, hospital, police, doctor, mole, who to trust
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   56%
 
Dalziel and Pascoe
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic, tense
Plot: partners against crime, crime, unlikely partners, mystery, police investigation, police detective, buddy cop, crimes, law enforcement, murder, partners, riddles and clues, detective inspector, fox hunt, odd couple, inspector, investigator, sergeant, investigation, police, forensics
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
 6.7
 670
The Guilty
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: missing child, crime, police investigation, dead child, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, missing, suspect
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
Movie in collections
 8.5
 89K
Luther
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: crime, murder, tough law enforcer, psychopath, police detective, police investigation, united kingdom, crimes, law enforcement, against the rules, uncover truth, deadly, partners, multiple suspects, forensics, policewoman, unlikely relationship, unconventional method, outsmarting, nervous breakdown, cat and mouse, sergeant, sadism, police chief, scientist, talented, troubled, suspicion, evidence, victim, cruelty, law enforcer, police department, fighting crime, crime investigation, psycho, anti hero, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
 6.9
 273
The Commander
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, serial killer, law enforcement, manipulations, team, ex convict, investigation, jealousy, sex, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
 7.2
 1K
Taggart
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, murder, police station, police detective, police, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, riddles and clues, society, strangulation, child killer, detective sergeant, scot, sergeant, investigation, evidence, honest law enforcer
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
 8.4
 20K
The Killing
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: mystery, murder, uncover truth, crime, who done it, murder investigation, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, dishonesty, partners, whodunit, female detective, violence, revenge, police, family problems, election, police detective, rape, politician, cold case, dog tag, corporate executive, intelligence agency, exploding boat, broken engagement, video diary, army, prison escape, strong female lead, financial crisis, terrorism, serial killer, city hall, suicide, teenage girl, kidnapping, hostage, extramarital affair, corruption, single mother, politics, prison, personal assistant, prime minister, mother daughter relationship, strong female character
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, afghanistan, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
 6.7
 11K
Adulthood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, violence, drug use, crimes, gang, going straight, starting over, vengeance, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, hoodie, girlfriend, drug addict, knife, gun, drugs, sex, female stockinged legs, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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 7.4
 354
The Silence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: mute or deaf, witnessing a crime, mystery, police investigation, deaf, police corruption, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, murder, law enforcement, misfit, woman in danger, law enforcer killer, overprotective mother, surveillance footage, family conflict, crime investigation, uncle niece relationship, pot smoking, drug dealing, corrupt police, witness protection, homicide detective, irish, cousin cousin relationship, drug dealer, police detective, testimony, pub, nightclub, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, corruption, drug use, mother daughter relationship, drinking, fear, husband wife relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 8.0
 9K
Whitechapel
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, manhunt, police station, uncover truth, murder, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, track down, disguise, promotion, victim, forensics, hunt down, media circus, traditional versus modern, rookie, red hair, jack the ripper, police chief, tour guide, autopsy, midwife, supernatural, police detective, surgeon, morgue, hospital, corpse, suspect, prostitute, death, doctor, media coverage, team
Time: contemporary, 21st century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
A Touch of Frost
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty, sincere
Plot: crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, maverick, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, riddles and clues, who done it, deadly, rivalry, workplace, overbearing, superior, detective inspector, detective sergeant, whodunit, internal affairs, murder investigation, police detective, police officer, investigation, child murder, interrogation, suspect, murder, police, death, goodhearted, respect
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
 7.3
 240
Murder City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, crime, mystery, unlikely partners, murder, law enforcement, partners, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, partner, police, latex gloves, police detective, united kingdom
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 8.4
 26K
Life on Mars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
Style: gloomy, twists and turns, serious, mind bending, surreal, clever, offbeat, rough, stylized, captivating, tense, sentimental
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, rock, mystery, uncover truth, crime, police station, police detective, time travel, urban, law enforcement, misfit, rivalry, disorder, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, culture clash, police investigation, fish out of water, confined, crimes, partners, power relations, workplace, police brutality, criminal\'s rights, sexism, existence paradox, policewoman, sexual tension, popularity, machismo, newcomer, police chief, sanity, reluctant, confrontation with superior, power struggle, hallucinations, frustration, racial slur, accident, conflict, dreams, confrontation, ambiguity, culture shock, buddy cop, british tv, hit and run, racial issues
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 

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44 Inch Chest
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Style: serious, gloomy, dark humor, talky, rough, realistic, tense, surreal, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: gangsters, crime, infidelity, confined, crimes, rivalry, hostages, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, anxiety attack, coin toss, cockney accent, jealous husband, abandoned building, verbal abuse, unfaithful wife, french accent, abusive husband, talking to the camera, gay friend, bag over head, jumping through a window, older woman younger man relationship, urination, group of friends, hole in the wall, adultery, running, gay slur, drunkenness, cigarette smoking, chauffeur, flashback, husband wife relationship, punched in the face
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
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Cracker
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, detective series
Plot: crime, mentally unstable, unlikely criminals, doctors and patients, mystery, haunted by the past, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, murder, soldier, tough law enforcer, police investigation, power relations, social relations, criminal psychologist, sex addict, 9/11, george w. bush, purse snatcher, ugly american, bad cop, pickpocket, grandson, urinal, post september 11 2001, gas explosion, female in shower, iraq war, viagra, broken neck, archival footage, wedding reception, blackmail, stand up comedian, wedding, flashback
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
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