Movies and TV shows like The Bill

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The Bill
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final year on air, The Bill was broadcast once a week, usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in a one-hour format. The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. At the time of the series' conclusion, The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and was among the longest-running of any British television series. The series was produced by Thames Television. The series name originated from "Old Bill", a slang term for the police. This was also Geoff McQueen's original title idea for the series, before he eventually decided on "The Bill". Although highly acclaimed amongst fans and critics alike, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis, and another episode in the same year resulted in litigation, submitted by MP George Galloway for defamation. The series has also faced more general criticism, concerning the levels of violence it portrays, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. During its time on air, The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award and the title of "best drama" at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, the latter being the series' fourth consecutive win. Throughout its twenty-seven-year run, the programme was always broadcast on the main ITV network. In later years, episodes of the show were repeated on ITV3 on their week of broadcast. The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including UKTV Gold, Alibi, Watch and UKTV G2. In March 2010, executives at ITV announced that the network did not intend to recommission The Bill, and that filming on the series would cease on 14 June 2010. The last ever episode of the series was aired on 31 August 2010.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: crime, fighting crime, police station, workplace situations, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, police investigation, police, partners, workplace, society, police detective, firebomb, british police, woman in uniform, inspector, constable, uniform, sergeant, british, investigation, estate, murder
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london

Most similar movies to The Bill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crime, law enforcement, crimes, police, police investigation, police detective and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bill: Heartbeat (1992), Between the Lines (1992), Life of Crime (2013), Taggart (1985), Silent Witness (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heartbeat
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield, this enduringly popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: village, fighting crime, village life, crime, police station, workplace situations, bar, police investigation, crimes, police, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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Between the Lines
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Between the Lines was a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series. The show centred on the eventful life of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
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Life of Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, murder, urban, crimes, law enforcement, track down, obsession, chases and races, deadly, police, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: england
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System:   90%
    User:   92%
 
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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, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: crime, police detective, police investigation, murder, police station, who done it, crimes, deadly, police, law enforcement, riddles and clues, society ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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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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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Old Fox
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, murder, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, police, police department, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
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Poliss
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department's Juvenile Protection Unit - taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets, interrogating abusive parents, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with ...
Style: serious, talky, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: realism, fighting crime, police station, sexual abuse, workplace situations, law enforcement, society, urban, workplace, partners against crime, eating disorder, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   80%
    User:   87%
 
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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    User:   69%
 
10-8: Officers on Duty
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: fighting crime, crime, workplace situations, police station, crimes, urban, law enforcement, society, workplace, partners against crime, chase, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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    User:   78%
 
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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, who done it, mystery, 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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System:   70%
    User:   76%
 
Homicide: The Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, partners against crime, realism, tough law enforcer, murder, police station, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   55%
 
Trial & Retribution
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: serious, bleak, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police detective, murder, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, courtroom, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   59%
 
A Touch of Frost
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, riddles and clues, who done it, deadly, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: crime, partners against crime, police detective, fighting crime, mystery, police investigation, who done it, crimes, murder investigation, law enforcement, partners, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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    User:   100%
 
Dalziel and Pascoe
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty, tense
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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    User:   48%
 
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.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: price of justice, crime, crimes, courtroom, law enforcement, mystery, legal, workplace, power relations, lawyer, police investigation, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
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Law & Order
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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 ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, police, law and order, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   55%
 
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Water Rats
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based around the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime across Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting crime, ocean or sea, heroes, law enforcement, mystery, partners, tough law enforcer, police, police investigation, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
Scene of the Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, riddles and clues, police station, urban, crimes, law enforcement, police, crime investigation, fighting crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, germany
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    User:   44%
 
Scott & Bailey
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, police investigation, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, friends, best friends, police, partners against crime, relationship vs career, female detective, united kingdom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
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The Eagle
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, chase, haunted by the past, chases and races, police detective, kgb, international crisis, law enforcer killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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System:   51%
    User:   55%
 
Paris Criminal Investigations
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Paris enquêtes criminelles is a French television series broadcast since May 3, 2007 on TF1.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, partners, workplace, fighting crime, mind game, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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    User:   52%
 
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NYPD Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: realism, crime, partners against crime, police station, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, fighting crime, murder, police investigation, police, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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Aspe
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, murder, fighting crime, who done it, deadly, partners, police detective, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, bruges
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System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
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The Bridge
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: fighting crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, police, partners, workplace, corruption, lesbian, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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The Closer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: captivating, twists and turns, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, investigation, police station, workplace intrigue, mind game, police investigation, police, crimes, law enforcement, murder, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   100%
 
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Screwed
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence spree, crime, haunted by the past, prison life, prison, estrangement, confined, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, downfall, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
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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, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, hidden identity, crime, high school, fighting crime, 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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    User:   43%
 
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I.D.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to route out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time passes . . .
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gang, soccer, working undercover, crime, police investigation, crimes, violence, police, law enforcement, human nature, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
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Exiled
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Law & Order TV movie centered on the character Mike Logan.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, dedicated lawyer, police station, prostitute, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, legal investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, reluctant partners, starting over, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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