Movies and TV shows like NCIS: Los Angeles

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NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
 6.8
 54K
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, military, crimes, partners, special agents, forensics, fighting crime, partners against crime, army investigation, soldier, investigator, marines, secret service, graphic violence, ex military, officer, team, law enforcement, interrogation, military life, hotshot, federal agent, government agency, state affairs, navy ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to NCIS: Los Angeles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films and TV series with plots about crimes, police, law enforcement, police officer, crime investigation, investigation and fighting crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like NCIS: Los Angeles: Hawaii Five-0 (2010), NCIS (2003), NCIS: New Orleans (2014), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016), Criminal Minds (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 74K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, police protagonist, crime investigation, police, crimes, teamwork, fighting crime, policewoman, police detective, suspicion, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.8
 147K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, special agents, teamwork, partners against crime, crime investigation, victim, evidence, military, forensics, computer genius, government agency, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, investigation, special agents, government agency, crimes, partners, state affairs, undercover, swat team, crime investigation, spy, army investigation ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: profiler, special agents, investigation, crimes, fbi, intelligence, forensics, team, human nature, twists and turns, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 197K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, special agents, serial killer, team, law enforcement, murder, crimes, forensics, profiler, investigator, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 47K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, investigation, workplace, medical examiner, murder investigation, crimes, police detective, murder, mystery, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 185K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: partners against crime, serial killer, fighting crime, partners, murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, justice, talented, outsmarting, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 40K
The Rookie (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, serious, inspirational
Plot: police officer, lapd, crime investigation, criminality, life risking, characters in danger, daring rescue, investigation, terrorism, race against time, forced into action, police station ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, murder investigation, forensics, friends, homicide detective, coworker, female protagonist, investigation, best friends, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 17K
Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, fbi, rookie, working undercover, undercover agent, fighting crime, young man, drug dealer, verbal byplay, temperamental, frame up, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 19K
JAG (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct military theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television. The first season was co-produced with NBC ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: military, marines, legal, lawyer, navy, court martial, insubordination, courtroom drama, military life, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, army investigation ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, investigation, crimes, partners against crime, intrigue, lawyer, suspicion, investigator, woman with a gun, private investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 14K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, female protagonist, police detective, law enforcement, policewoman, crimes, coworker, murder investigation, murder, fighting crime, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 294
UC: Undercover (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: UC: Undercover is an action-thriller television series that focuses on the secret lives and private demons of an elite Justice Department crime-fighting unit that confronts the country’s deadliest, most untouchable lawbreakers by going undercover ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: undercover agent, law enforcement, fighting crime, undercover, partners, crimes, rivalry, police detective, spy, murder, undercover cop, nypd ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, corruption, politician, policewoman, police, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, political corruption, chief of police, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, police, teamwork, forensics, investigator, scientist, workplace, police procedural, expert, partners, murder, police detective ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flikken Maastricht (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, female detective, police officer, police, police investigation, forensics
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 5K
T.J. Hooker (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty
Plot: police, police officer, crimes, intelligence agency, woman with a gun, rookie, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 11K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: profiler, forensics, federal agent, cybercrime, crimes, crime investigation, fbi, crime scene, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.4
 4K
Dark Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Blue was an action/drama television series which premiered on TNT on July 15, 2009, at 10 pm. It ended its run on September 15, 2010. The series is set in Los Angeles, California. It revolves around Carter Shaw, the leader of an undercover ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, police detective, undercover agent, workplace, right and wrong, team, coworker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 6K
Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, criminal, police detective, fighting crime, power struggle, boss, gangsters, villain, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 2K
Police Woman (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Sergeant “Pepper"” Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, poses undercover from mob girl to prostitute.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: police, crimes, women, woman with a gun, police officer, undercover agent, lapd, law enforcement, odd couple, partners, gender, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 1K
Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, police, nypd, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, caucasian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.3
 13K
Crossing Lines (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime, investigator, forensics, law enforcement, organized crime, crimes, chief of police, suspicion, hunt down ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 7.4
 2K
Sea Patrol (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. The series focuses on the ship and the lives of its crew members. Despite similarities in ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, colourful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, ship, ocean, friends, military, criminal, superior officer, squad, sailor, adventure, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 20K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic
Plot: photographic memory, police detective, female detective, police, policewoman, prodigy, partners against crime, partners, murder investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.4
 187K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, government agency, terrorist plot, special agents, political conspiracy, double agent, race against time, president, assassination of president, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, heroic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, police detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, coworker, workplace, crimes, woman with a gun, nypd, chief of police, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 26K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: captivating, sincere, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: crime investigation, homicide detective, investigation, police investigation, female detective, interrogation, crimes, twists and turns, workplace romance, police detective, policewoman, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: forensics, profiler, serial killer, multiple suspects, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, african american, ex military, mystery, computer genius, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%