Movies and TV shows like Crime Story

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Crime Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime Story is an American TV drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson, that premiered in 1986 and ran for two seasons on NBC. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left his other series Miami Vice to oversee Crime Story and direct the film Manhunter. The show premiered with a two-hour pilot — a movie which had been exhibited theatrically — and was watched by over 30 million viewers. It was then scheduled to follow Miami Vice on Friday nights, and continued to attract a record number of viewers. NBC then moved the show to Tuesdays at 10 pm opposite ABC's Moonlighting, hurting its ratings to the point that NBC ordered its cancellation after only two seasons. Set in the early, pre-Beatles 1960s, the series depicted two men — Lt. Mike Torello and mobster Ray Luca — with an obsessive drive to destroy each other. As Luca started with street crime in Chicago, was "made" in the Chicago Outfit and then sent to Las Vegas to monitor their casinos, Torello pursued Luca as head of a special Organized Crime Strike Force. Torello, his friend Ted Kehoe, and Luca had grown up in Chicago's "The Patch" neighborhood, also called "Little Sicily" or "Little Italy" and the haunt of the Forty-Two Gang. The show attracted both acclaim and controversy for its serialized format, in which a continuing storyline was told over an entire season, rather than being episodic, as was normal with shows at the time.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, police protagonist, police detective, organized crime, working undercover, tough heroes, partners, mafia, neo noir, gangster, police
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners against crime and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Crime Story: Hawaii Five-O (1968), Hunter (1984), Adam-12 (1968), Dragnet 1967 (1967), Vegas (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hawaii Five-O
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa
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Hunter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 30 min.
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack ...
Style: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Dragnet 1967
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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Vegas
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb's command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Wiseguy
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Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Brooklyn South
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brooklyn South is an American ensemble police drama series that aired on CBS for only one season during the 1997–98 television season. The series was co-created by Steven Bochco, Bill Clark, David Milch and William M. Finkelstein. Bochco is the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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Strike Force
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Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A New York City detective teams up with a federal agent and a state trooper to bust up a drug ring.
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Duration: 101 min.
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Stiletto Dance
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two undercover police officers must try to prevent a multi-million dollar nuclear arms deal among several mob factions.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
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Mob City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
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21 Jump Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, crime, hidden identity, fighting crime, high school, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, youth, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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CHiPs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, tough heroes, chases and races, workplace, police, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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One Tough Cop
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
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Shaft's Big Score!
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Seven-Ups
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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Mulholland Falls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, political corruption, mystery, police, corruption, neo noir, gangster, tough law enforcer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   44%
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Youth of the Beast
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: To infiltrate a criminal organization responsible for the death of one of his colleagues, the Detective Tajima adopts the behavior of of a brutal thug and plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other.
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, murder, crime gone awry, yakuza, drug dealing, hitman, police investigation ...
Time: 60s
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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gory, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, hitman, rise and fall, true crime, gun violence, gunfight, crime boss ...
Time: 60s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   42%
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The Streets of San Francisco
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. It starred Karl ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: verbal byplay, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, urban, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, older man younger man relationship, police detective, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   41%
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Ironside
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Consignment
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, urban, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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    User:   33%
 
Diagnosis Murder
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, amateur detective, hospital, partners against crime, mystery, doctors and patients, who done it, workplace situations, police investigation, murder, doctor, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Last Don II
Genre: Drama, Crime
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Story: As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as he tries to discover who has launched a plot to overthrow his rule and may be infiltrating other families. In a left over plot line, his aunt ...
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Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
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