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Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies — moonlighting as a private detective — because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cynical, intellectual
Plot: private detective, friendship, amateur detective, urban, neo-noir, buddies, investigation, riddles and clues, city life, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, disorder, friends, career change, gain trust, wannabe, pretense, outside help, drinking problem, surveillance, suffering, responsibility, lifestyle change, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films and TV series with plots about crimes, friendship, investigation, private detective, friends, mystery and murder mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Bored to Death: Monk (2002), Psych (2006), Veronica Mars (2004), Elementary (2012), Remington Steele (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, prodigy, mastermind, ex law enforcer, intelligence, odd, crime, obsession, riddles and clues, crimes, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.4
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Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: humorous, intellectual, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, buddies, intelligence, amateur detective, partners, best friends, resourceful, investigation, police, unconventional method, crime, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 8.4
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Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: witty, talky, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, student, investigation, high school, youth, teenage life, danger, sheriff, crime, crimes, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, southern california
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77%
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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, friendship, mystery, who done it, crimes, feminism, african american, undercover, female boss, auto repair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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76%
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Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, crime, private detective, prodigy, intelligence, partners, crimes, law enforcement, unconventional method, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Remington Steele (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Remington Steele is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, verbal byplay, mystery, adventure, sexism, detective agency, dishonesty, partners, workplace, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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60%
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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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54%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, partners against crime, crime, private investigator, detective agency, intrigue, investigation, crimes, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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52%
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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: talky, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, supernatural, time travel, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, imaginary, partners, disorder, outside help ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.6
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Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, urban, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, sitcom, singleness, jazz, single father, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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50%
Republic of Doyle (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Republic of Doyle is a Canadian comedy-drama television series set in St. John's, Newfoundland which debuted 6 January 2010 on CBC Television. The show stars Seán McGinley and Allan Hawco as Malachy and Jake Doyle, a father and son who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, small town, investigation, parent child relationship, private investigator, family business, crimes, family relations, parents and children, small town life, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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48%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friends, rivalry, friendship, family life, ambition, urban, thirtysomething life, office, city life, workplace, best friends, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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47%
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Terriers (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, private detective, investigation, private investigator, lawyer, crime, recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, buddies, crimes, friends, small time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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45%
 7.3
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Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, aspiring writer, roommate, dating, strong sexual content, best friends, city life, young woman, new yorker, adolescence, friendship, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Becker (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Becker is a dedicated, outspoken and talented doctor with a gruff exterior. While he tends to offend those who try to get close to him, he is extremely dedicated to his medical practice in the Bronx, N.Y., where he always goes the extra mile to help ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, doctor, battle of the sexes, boss and employee, clinic, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, urban, workplace situations, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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I Just Want My Pants Back (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: I Just Want My Pants Back is an American comedy-drama that premiered with a special sneak peek on August 28, 2011 on MTV, with the series airing the new episodes beginning on February 2, 2012. The series is based on David J. Rosen's 2007 novel ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, sex, young adult, city life, urban, twentysomething life, friends, friendship, love and romance, youth, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, riddles and clues, maid, aristocracy, assistant, jazz, crime, mystery, private investigator, female detective ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: architect, best friends, feminism, female friendship, career woman, urban, friendship, workplace situations, ambition, gender, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Vega$ (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, urban, crimes, sleazy, convertible, private investigator, classic car
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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How to Make It in America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: american dream, entrepreneur, fashion, buddies, follow your dream, urban, young adult, group of friends, twentysomething life, city life, ambition, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, family life, stoners, drug dealer, single mother, single parent, drugs/alcohol, marijuana, unlikely criminals, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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37%
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from September 22 to November 10, 2011. A remake of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: partners, heroes, undercover, working undercover, best friends, investigation, friendship, crimes, friends, career change, private detective, private investigator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
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35%
Looking for Kitty (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school baseball coach and a down-on-his-luck private investigator form a bond as they scour New York City for the coach's wife, who's run away with a second-rate rock star
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, odd couple, private detective, urban, introspection, friendship, city life, fish out of water, partners, friends, crumbling marriage, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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35%
 7.5
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Baskets (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Chip Baskets wants to follow his dream of being a French clown—however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, satirical, ironic ...
Plot: clown, follow your dream, hopes, goofy hero, sitcom, misfit, sibling relationship, sarcasm, rivalry, mother son relationship, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 885
Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, tragicomedy, cynical ...
Plot: support group, suicide, social misfits, city life, mental disorders, urban, hopes, misfit, starting over, human nature, friendship, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 441
Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: eating disorder, support group, sitcom, obsession, friendship, mental disorders, cooking and food, thirtysomething life, hopes, friends, social misfits, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 16K
Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, workplace romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, screwball, detective agency, mystery, partners, verbal byplay, romance, unlikely partners, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexual, dark humor, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, infidelity, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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