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Lovejoy (1986)
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Lovejoy (1986)
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: humorous, exciting, clever, captivating, realistic, witty, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: antique dealer, crimes, heist, crime, dealer, dishonesty, escapades, criminal heroes, cons and scams, con men, treasure, investigation, apprentice, amateur detective, whodunit, lady, british, assistant, english, breaking the fourth wall, antique, british humour
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, clever and semi serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, mystery, murder, who done it, crime and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Lovejoy: Partners in Crime (1983), Hamish Macbeth (1995), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996), Jonathan Creek (1997), Boon (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Partners in Crime (1983)
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 ...
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Plot: investigation, private detective, newlyweds, crimes, partners against crime, partners, crime, amateur detective, mystery, odd couple, couples, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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Hamish Macbeth (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hamish Macbeth is a comedy-drama series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995. It is loosely based on a series of mystery novels by M. C. Beaton. The series concerns a local police officer, Constable Hamish Macbeth in the fictitious town of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, tense ...
Plot: small town, police, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, against the rules, police detective, couple relations, small town sheriff, love triangle, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996)
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: realistic, semi serious
Plot: amateur detective, village, female detective, private detective, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, society, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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Jonathan Creek (1997)
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: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, prodigy, crimes, crime, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, partners against crime, wizards and magicians, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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Boon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Boon is a British television drama and modern-day western series starring Michael Elphick, David Daker, and later Neil Morrissey. It was created by Jim Hill and Bill Stair and filmed by Central Television for ITV. It revolved around the life of a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: aging, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, unemployment, society, friends, manhood, firefighter, private investigator, british, career change
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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The Last Detective (2003)
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: realistic, suspenseful, clever, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, danger, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, danger, priest, riddles and clues, law enforcement, murder, church, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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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 ...
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Plot: countryside, investigation, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, murder, private detective, murder investigation, partners against crime, amateur detective, gardener, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
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The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: whodunit, investigation, murder, crimes, murder mystery, who done it, mystery, partners against crime, murder investigation, partners, law enforcement, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france
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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the more he investigates, the more complicated things seem.
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, society, estate, golden years, investigation, crime, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, betrayal, manipulation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
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Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, partners, crime, private detective, couple relations, post war, investigation, crimes, odd couple, mystery, conspiracy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, london
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A Touch of Frost (1992)
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, realistic, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police, partner, widower, urban setting, riddles and clues, workplace, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, northern england
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In the Nick of Time (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Greece
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Sto Para Pente, is a popular Greek comedy-drama television series, which was broadcast on Mega Channel for two seasons, from September 27, 2005 until June 18, 2007. The script was written by Giorgos Kapoutzidis, who had also written the successful ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, crime and punishment, murder, mystery, trapped, stranger, adventure, crimes, escapades, government official, scapegoat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 1975 ...
Place: greece, athens greece, athens
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Vexed (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Comedy drama following a mismatched pair of police officers who disagree on everything with their partner, from policing to their personal life.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
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Place: england, europe
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, who done it, amateur detective, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, crimes, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
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Place: england, europe
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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, female detective, murder, riddles and clues, crime, elderly, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, mystery writer, trap ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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Arthur & George (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Arthur & George is a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel about Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle as played by actor Martin Clunes. Set in 1906 in Staffordshire, Hampshire and London the drama follows Sir Arthur and his ...
Style: clever, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, false accusation, who done it, private detective, uncover truth, injustice, writer's life, mystery, crimes, writers, prejudice, loss of wife ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
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One Foot in the Grave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: retired, oldtimer, couples, family relations, antisocial behavior, disorder, couple relations, elderly, golden years, suffering, misery, retirement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: europe, england
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, riddles and clues, whodunit, murder mystery, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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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: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, society, police station, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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Mapp & Lucia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Story: 1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels, about the rivalry between two women in a quaint village.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: village, small town, small town life, village life, society, under the surface, social relations, priest, widow, homosexual, summer, gossip ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
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: witty, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: jury, courtroom, drowning, legal, dentist, workplace situations, uncover truth, couple relations, courtroom drama, shrewd, legal action, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: london, england, europe
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, police detective, who done it, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The adventures of Mma Ramotswe, a Motswana woman who starts Botswana's first female-owned detective agency.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, friendship, mystery, crimes, who done it, african american, feminism, undercover, female boss, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, tense, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, partners, crimes, partners against crime, forensics, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in the 1960s, Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the work-shy Reg, with whom she has a teenage son, Derek ("Del Boy"). However, the reappearance in Peckham of bank robber, "art ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, society, theft, lifestyle, pregnancy, dishonesty, bittersweet, childbirth, promotion, petty criminal, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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Dirk Gently (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Dirk Gently is a British comedy detective drama TV series based on characters from the Dirk Gently novels by Douglas Adams. The series was created by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as holistic detective Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, exciting, talky ...
Plot: private detective, time travel, investigation, mystery, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, unconventional method, odd, disorder, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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