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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, mystery, murder, investigation, law enforcement and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Lovejoy: Partners in Crime (1983), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996), Jonathan Creek (1997), The Last Detective (2003), Mystery!: Campion (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, partners, odd couple, couple relations, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
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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: semi serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, village, private detective, investigation, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, village life, law enforcement, society ...
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, murder, mystery, investigation, crime, journalist, journalism, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians, crimes, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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78%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, amateur detective, mystery, partners against crime, private detective, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Mystery!: Campion (1989)
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: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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Minder (1979)
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: boxer, bodyguard, unlikely partners, crimes, dealer, partners, urban, power relations, odd couple, cons and scams, criminal heroes, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Gumshoe (1971)
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: murder, amateur detective, mystery, femme fatale, parody, partners against crime, crime, private detective, investigation, cons and scams, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, liverpool
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69%
The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987)
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: jazz, verbal byplay, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, who done it, mystery, 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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65%
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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.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, partners against crime, buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, who done it, deadly, ransom, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, mystery, maverick, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, family problems, power relations, master and servant, mute or deaf, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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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, clever, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, mystery, investigation, crime, who done it, estate, crimes, deadly, golden years, betrayal, manipulations ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
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Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime, investigation, crime investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: 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, humorous, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, murder investigation, murder mystery, odd couple, partners against crime, womanizer, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france
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Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, multiple suspects, laboratory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever
Plot: crime, police investigation, murder, countryside, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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: semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, workplace situations, private investigator, workplace, friends, aging, unemployment, society, manhood, firefighter, british, career change
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Raffles (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Raffles was a 1977 television adaptation of the A. J. Raffles stories by Ernest William Hornung. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television and written by Philip Mackie. The episodes were largely faithful adaptations of the stories in the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: crime, crimes, school, criminal heroes, dishonesty, theft
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, mystery, track down, false accusation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: clever, serious, realistic, witty
Plot: courtroom, legal, dentist, jury, drowning, crime, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, crimes, murder investigation, murder, village, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Father Brown (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Father Brown was a Catholic priest who doubled as an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, priest, crimes, crime, clergy, united kingdom, mystery, criminal heroes, good versus evil, riddles and clues, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england
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The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, monastery, crime, police investigation, village, mystery, who done it, police detective, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: cold war, partners, amateur detective, mystery, partners against crime, undercover agent, murder mystery, conspiracy, murder, crime, private detective, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, sergeant, crime, police investigation, mystery, crime solving, crime investigation, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
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: feel good, clever, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, countryside, amateur detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, fighting crime, investigation, partners against crime, murder, police detective, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, crime, mind game, partners, mastermind, riddles and clues, friendship, intelligence, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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Inside Men (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, workplace situations, workplace, polish, temptation, perfect crime, partners in crime, group of criminals, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, rivalry, death threat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, scotland yard
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41%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, law enforcement, village life, police investigation, priest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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