Movies and TV shows like The Bill

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The Bill (1984)
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The Bill (1984)
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, crime, police detective, police station, society, workplace situations, crimes, partners, law enforcement, inspector, police, heroes, workplace, investigation, murder, british, estate, sergeant, british police, uniform, constable, firebomb, woman in uniform
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london

Most similar movies to The Bill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, police detective, police and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bill: The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001), Vera (2011), The Closer (2005), Endeavour (2012), Midsomer Murders (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, mystery, social differences, murder, deadly, crimes, crime, law enforcement, partners, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, british police, crime investigation, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, deadly, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Closer (2005)
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: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: female detective, police investigation, police detective, crimes, policewoman, fighting crime, murder, investigation, couples, workplace romance, interrogation, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
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Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, talented, crimes, crime, british, investigator, intelligence, police, uncover truth, police protagonist, police chief ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, village, murder, human nature, whodunit, police chief, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: police investigation, female police officer, police station, police detective, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, gender, law enforcement, murder, police sergeant, female friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england
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76%
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Babylon (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London's police force is in need of a public image revamp. And Chief Constable Richard Miller has found just the woman to do it...American visionary from the world of new media Liz Garvey, sets out to revolutionise the force's PR ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace, law enforcement, police, workplace situations, fighting crime, police station, honest law enforcer, public relations, society, crimes, sniper, incompetent police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, crime, law enforcement, lie, friendship, society, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Between the Lines (1992)
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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police corruption, police, dishonesty, workplace situations, corrupt law enforcer, honest law enforcer, law enforcement, crime, crimes, police investigation, workplace, police station ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
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: captivating, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, law enforcement, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Vienna Crime Squad (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: SOKO Donau is an Austrian television series.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace situations, police station, police investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, partners, crimes, deadly, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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72%
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Happy Valley (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: policewoman, crimes, kidnapping, police investigation, investigator, drug lord, ransom, law enforcement, revenge, crime, rape, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, society, tough law enforcer, urban, crime, caucasian, latex gloves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 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: feel good, clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, investigation, who done it, private detective, riddles and clues, female detective, murder, amateur detective, murder investigation, gardener, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Eagle (2004)
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, forensics, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, haunted by the past, chase, international crisis, law enforcer killer, war crime, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, lone wolves, fighting crime, crimes, crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, undercover, haunted by the past, police investigation, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Aspe (2004)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, fighting crime, police investigation, police detective, who done it, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, deadly, whodunit, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: policewoman, police station, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, workplace situations, crimes, serial killer, police, british humour, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Hill Street Blues (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police station, police, fighting crime, workplace, police detective, workplace situations, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, crimes, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Story: Dr Eve Lockhart is one of Britain's leading forensic pathologists and runs a state-of-the-art forensic research facility called The Body Farm with her business partner Mike Phillips. Theirs is the only facility in the country using real human ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, forensics, workplace, crimes, crime, strong female presence, law enforcement, right hand man, workplace situations, murder investigation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
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, realistic, witty, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, shrewd, unlikely partners, forensics, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: police detective, strangulation, murder, police, police station, deadly, crime, crimes, child killer, law enforcement, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, police station, deadly, crimes, crime, partners against crime, workplace, partners, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Inspector Lewis (2006)
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: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, crime investigation, sergeant, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigator, suspicion, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
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River (2015)
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, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, able to see the dead, hallucination, police, murder investigation, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
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Holby Blue (2007)
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: captivating, emotional, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police station, workplace intrigue, cop as target, mole, crime, crimes, workplace romance, gangsters, workplace situations, who to trust, workplace, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Scott & Bailey (2011)
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: policewoman, police detective, partners against crime, female police officer, female detective, police investigation, female partner, law enforcement, best friends, crimes, relationship vs career, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, who done it, crimes, police detective, police chief, murder, deadly, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, murder investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 9K
Backstrom (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's ...
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, workplace situations, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, workplace, crime, gay friend, police procedural, french accent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 597
Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, feel good, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, policewoman, female detective, workplace situations, family relations, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, workplace, single parent, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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