Movies and TV shows like Lovejoy

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Lovejoy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The series concerns the adventures of the eponymous Lovejoy, played by Ian McShane, a likeable but roguish antiques dealer based in East Anglia. Within the trade, he has a reputation as a "divvie", a person with an almost supernatural powers for recognising exceptional items as well as distinguishing genuine antique from clever fakes or forgeries.
Style: clever, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, humorous, witty
Plot: cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective, investigation, antique dealer, heist, escapades, british humour, dealer, apprentice, treasure, whodunit, antique, lady, assistant, english, british
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe
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The Beiderbecke Tapes
Drama, Music, Mystery
UK
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams, murder, partners and mystery mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lovejoy: Gumshoe (1971), Partners in Crime (1983), Passion for Danger (1973), Minder (1979), Dollars (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gumshoe
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, femme fatale, partners against crime, crime, private detective, investigation, murder, cons and scams, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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Partners in Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
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Passion for Danger
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, partners against crime, crime, private detective, mystery, investigation, cons and scams, murder, police corruption, working undercover, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
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System:   80%
    User:   76%
 
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Minder
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV. The show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: unlikely partners, crimes, partners, power relations, urban, odd couple, cons and scams, boxer, bodyguard, british humour, criminal heroes, elderly ...
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Dollars
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany
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The Last Detective
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary
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The Object of Beauty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
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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: serious, clever, 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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System:   58%
    User:   62%
 
Jonathan Creek
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, murder, crime, investigation, journalism, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
The Beiderbecke Tapes
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Then they meet John the barman who died but is much better now. John gave ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: jazz, verbal byplay, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, mystery, who done it, society, state affairs, anti heroes, government agency, intrigue, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, amsterdam, edinburgh scotland
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System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
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Painted Lady
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 204 min.
Story: From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and charisma, she finds more than an auction, a rekindled interracial love affair, helpful relatives and ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, amateur detective, hidden identity, mystery, unlikely criminals, vengeance, murder, heist, crimes, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, usa, london ...
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System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
The Thief of Paris
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbour. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: crime, couple relations, crimes, dishonesty, clergy, criminal's revenge, orphan, rise to the top, vengeance, social differences, custody, family in crisis ...
Place: england, europe, france, paris france
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a genteel British crime/comedy drama television programme that aired from 1996 to 1998 on BBC One. Patricia Routledge starred as the titular character, Derek Benfield as her patient husband Robert, Dominic Monaghan ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, village, private detective, investigation, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, village life, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
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9 Dead Gay Guys
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, crime, gays and lesbians, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, ship, friendship, cons and scams, down on your luck, gender bending, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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System:   51%
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A Fish Called Wanda
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: heist, crime, farce, screwball, lawyer, robbery, betrayal, hitman, cons and scams, british, twists & turns, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, california, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
My New Partner
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, police, crime, law enforcement, partners, buddies, corruption, misfit partners, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
Mystery!: Campion
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Campion is a television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous
Plot: crime, private detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, crime, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, conspiracy, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
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Jailbirds
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Kanckis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind sich in die Gesellschaft zu integrieren. Nun bringt Gerd dummerweise einen Barbesitzer um. Damit hat der ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, fugitives, odd couple, romance, crime gone awry, cons and scams, heist, prison, crimes, misfit, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
Where the Money Is
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: clever, semi serious, entertaining, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, chase, golden years, mentor, prison escape, money, unlikely criminals, con artists, cons and scams, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
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, realistic, witty
Plot: crime, dedicated lawyer, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
Rosemary & Thyme
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, partners against crime, countryside, murder, crime, private detective, fighting crime, investigation, police investigation, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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System:   44%
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Mad Dog Time
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, mental illness, hitman, gangster, buddies, mafia, brutality, organized crime, violence, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
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The Curse of Inferno
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. However, he then learns that getting the money back into the bank is much more difficult than taking it out.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, bank, crime gone awry, crime, cons and scams, beach, heist, crimes, love and romance, disorder, babies and infants, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
The Jönsson Gang Gets Gold Fever
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sickan has a new plan. This time, the gang are going to steal a small computer micro chip which contains...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: gang, farce, cons and scams, crime, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, dishonesty, partners, disorder, city hall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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Tuesday
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Four career criminals, two glamorous bank workers and one over-the-hill has-been all happen to be planning a robbery on a London bank on the same day, by sheer coincidence. The two investigating detectives must try and deduce how these seemingly ...
Style: semi serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, master criminal, crime gone awry, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, manipulations, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
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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, mystery, who done it, 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:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Only Fools and Horses....
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: sitcom, working class, siblings relations, cons and scams, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, uncle, british humour, eccentric family, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   40%
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Compromising Positions
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.
Style: semi serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: amateur detective, suburbs, mystery, protagonist as suspect, unsupportive spouse, investigation, infidelity, crime, murder, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
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Funland
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a mob family takes over an amusement park after the owner dies under mysterious circumstances, the recently-fired clown mascot seeks vengeance for the loss of his job.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: theme park, vengeance, gory, cons and scams, palaces castles and temples, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, amusement park, clown ...
Time: 80s
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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