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Profit (1996)
 8.7
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Profit (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Profit is an American television series that originally aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1996 on Monday Night at 9:00 PM EST. The series was created by David Greenwalt and John McNamara, and stars Adrian Pasdar as the eponymous character Jim Profit. In February 2008, episodes began airing on Chiller in the USA. In October 2010, episodes began airing on CBS Action in Europe. Considered by many to be ahead of its time, the show is a precursor to more recent edgy television shows that include The Sopranos, Nip/Tuck, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and The Shield. Subversive themes stemming from the amoral actions of the central character made the show uncomfortable and unfamiliar viewing for mainstream audiences and Fox network affiliates, which ultimately led to the demise of the series. TV Guide ranked it #4 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Canceled Too Soon", calling Profit "shockingly memorable".
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious, psychological
Plot: child abuse, blackmail, yuppie, crimes, hacker, crime, legal investigation, corporate world, powerful corporation, workplace intrigue, blind ambition, boss, dishonesty, secretary, chief, boss and employee, bribery, deadly, social climbing, rivalry, workplace, notoriety, workplace situations, maniac, computer cracker ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, dishonesty, crime and ambition mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Profit: Fargo (2014), Better Call Saul (2015), Halt and Catch Fire (2014), Models Inc. (1994), The Deep End (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, neo noir, small town, police investigation, psychopath, snow, crime, killings, small town life, americana, female police officer, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, captivating, stylized, realistic, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, workplace situations, family relations, private investigator, crimes, legal, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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54%
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, workplace situations, supportive spouse, computers and web, relationship vs career, inventions and discoveries, computer system, partners, rivalry, dishonesty, ego clash, laptop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 969
Models Inc. (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994-1995 television season. It is the third series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The series was created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Frank ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, emotional, sitcom
Plot: model, modeling, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, workplace, blind ambition, workplace situations, crimes, rivalry, fashion, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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48%
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The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: law firm, lawsuit, lawyer, corporate world, rivalry, lifestyle, workplace, lawyers and clients, ambition, legal, boss and employee, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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37%
 6.5
 2K
Shots Fired (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A media storm sets off when an African-American cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, justice, racism, small town, police investigation, riddles and clues, danger, partners against crime, murder, workplace situations, investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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32%
 7.2
 766
Karen Sisco (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As a U.S. Deputy Marshal, based on Miami, Florida's Gold Coast, Karen must deal with the underbelly of South Beach nightlife and Palm Beach high life while tracking down fugitives. She also struggles to win the respect of her fellow officers. ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, workplace, boss and employee, crimes, track down, parents and children, crime, love and romance, family relations, confrontation with superior, superior officer, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
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32%
 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, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crimes, workplace situations, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, workplace, crime, gay friend, self destruction, police procedural, french accent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
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31%
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 7.2
 1K
Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series revolves around Rothman, Greene, and Moore, a fictional advertising firm. The storylines center on the difficulties of securing accounts and the characters' personal lives.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: workplace, advertising, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, friendship, partners, advertising agency, boss and employee, ambition, promotion, workaholic, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, workplace, hopes, lawyers and clients, partners, law firm, power relations, jury, boss, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 24K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, clever, realistic, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, casual sex, power relations, workplace situations, powerful corporation, ambitious, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty, workplace, hotshot hero, deal, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: satire, media, arson, rivalry, graphic violence, sport team, urban, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, workplace situations, dishonesty, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 917
The Magician (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Following the dealings of a Melbourne-based hitman Ray as seen through the eyes of his ex-neighbour and friend Max, an Italian film student. Max and his camera witness Ray's work life as it unfolds from day to day, giving an insight into a ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, witnessing a crime, artists and showbiz, crimes, filmmaking, deadly, profanity, graphic violence, film within a film, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 801
The Last Cop (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Der letzte Bulle is a German television series that was first aired in 2010. The series is about a cop from the 1980s put into a modern police department in Essen.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace situations, police investigation, life turned upside down, machismo, law enforcement, traditional versus modern, society, workplace, crimes, psychologist, german, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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28%
 9.2
 287K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: dark humor, serious, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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 7.9
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The Unusuals (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Unusuals is a comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from April 8 to June 17, 2009 in the U.S. and Global in Canada. The pilot and first episode were written by Noah Hawley, a former writer and producer for Fox's Bones. An ABC ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, dark humor ...
Plot: police detective, police station, partners, fighting crime, workplace, policewoman, uncover truth, rookie, workplace situations, crimes, friendship, streetwise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, vengeance, rivalry, police corruption, perfect crime, right and wrong, deadly, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, the underworld, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 1K
Big Shots (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four friends are at the top of their game...until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding ...
Style: realistic, light, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, ceo, boss, corporate world, workplace intrigue, buddies, mistress, success, power relations, workplace, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.1
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Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: rough, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, trial, female lawyer, legal, corporate crimes, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations, legal action, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Prime Gig (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pendelton "Penny" Wise is a smooth-talking con-artist who makes a living by scamming people with phoney travel comp vacations over the phone when, desperate for more fast cash, he's called to work for a shady, veteran con businessman, ...
Style: tense, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, workplace situations, boss and employee, greed, fall in love, performer's life, destiny, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
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Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Golden Boy is an American crime drama series created by Nicholas Wootton, which is produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television. CBS placed a series order on May 13, 2012. The series ran on CBS from February 26 to May 14, 2013 and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, touching ...
Plot: police detective, crime, murder investigation, law enforcement, rise to the top, partners against crime, talented, homicide detective, ambition, crimes, workplace situations, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 281
Gravesend (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 4 KIDS. 3 BODIES. 2 FIGHTS. 1 NIGHT. NO $#!*.
Style: suspense, biting, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, crimes, city life, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 17K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, mayor, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, dementia, life is a bitch, dishonesty, election, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.6
 681
Crownies (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Delving into the extraordinary world of the Department of Public Prosecutions and its young, eager lawyers, Crownies follows five young solicitors as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life - in a fast paced workplace ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, moral dilemma, ambition, workplace situations, workplace, lawsuit, power relations, boss and employee, legal, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, law enforcement, legal, dedicated lawyer, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, lawsuit, jury, cop witness relations, high priced lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 290
C.P.W. (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Central Park West is an American prime time television soap opera that ran from September 1995 to June 1996 on CBS. The series was created and executive produced by Melrose Place's Darren Star. As the title suggests, CPW was set in New York, in ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: rivalry, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, couples, intern, boss and employee, urban, workplace situations, couple relations, workplace intrigue, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, who done it, parents and children, small town life, mystery, media, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 438
The Bridge (2010)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, fighting crime, workplace, partners, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, police chief, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 75K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, clever, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, hollywood, blackmail, family problems, family relations, family secret, teamwork, businessman, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 3K
Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous
Plot: courtroom, legal, family relations, crimes, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, intrigue, lawyer, dishonesty, district attorney, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%