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
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, crime, police, police investigation, police detective and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bill: Heartbeat (1992), Taggart (1983), Silent Witness (1996), Between the Lines (1992), Holby Blue (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heartbeat
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Country: UK
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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 ...
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Holby Blue
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
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The Old Fox
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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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."
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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 ...
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Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, police station, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, murder, police investigation, police, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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Luther
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
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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
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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The Wire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, seaport
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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: serious, gloomy, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Inspector Morse
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, police detective, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, who done it, pub, classical music, deadly, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, italy, australia
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Rumpole of the Bailey
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into ...
Style: clever, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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River
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crime, haunted by the past, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, murder investigation, police detective, police, hallucination, deadly, british police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Paris enquêtes criminelles is a French television series broadcast since May 3, 2007 on TF1.
Style: suspenseful, serious, 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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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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   46%
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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, tense, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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