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Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
Story: Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police. Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison moves to a new district and is put in charge of a vice investigation instead of homicide. But soon a homicide case impinges on her new job when a very young male prostitute is murdered in the apartment of Vera Reynolds, a female impersonator. Soon Jane is on the trail of the boy's brutal young pimp (played by David Thewlis). But her investigation is complicated by the Old Boy's Network, which is spying on her and is more concerned with preventing scandal than bringing the villain to justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, detective series
Plot: murder, pimp, social worker, abortion, cross dressing, suicide attempt, child abuse, blackmail, cover up, police detective, crime, sexual murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, life is a bitch, child killer, street kid, psychologist, squad, confrontation with superior, police chief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, wales

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, police investigation, deadly and mystery mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Prime Suspect 3: Trial & Retribution (1997), Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995), Murderland (2009), Vera (2011), A Touch of Frost (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, crime, police investigation, crime investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: murder, abortion, psychologist, media circus, police brutality, crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sexism, police detective, police procedural, crime, mystery, innocence, police investigation, partners against crime, obsession, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: murder, police detective, investigation, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, lover, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, crime, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, who done it, multiple perspectives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, crime, crime solving, crime investigation, female detective, kidnapping, criminal, crimes, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, detective series
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Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty, tense
Plot: murder, mystery, police detective, partners against crime, crime, unlikely partners, buddy cop, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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Cracker (1993)
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: clever, serious, rough, witty, realistic ...
Plot: profiler, police detective, criminal psychologist, crime, psychologist, police investigation, law enforcement, police chief, policewoman, anti heroes, fighting crime, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, scotland yard
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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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
51%
Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, social worker, forensics, murder, crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, danger ...
Place: england, europe, manchester, manchester england
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Taggart (1985)
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Country: UK
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: police detective, police, murder, strangulation, crime, police investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
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Duration: 89 min.
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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: squad, investigation, massacre, policewoman, dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, police investigation, suburbs, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, politics, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: serious, intellectual, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, police detective, intelligence, crime, crimes, uncover truth, superior, talented, police, mystery, british, oxford ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
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Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking
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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 ⇓
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A Taste for Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The minister's wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, assassination attempt, deadly, foe turned friend, multiple suspects ...
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From IMDB: A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, false accusation, kidnapping, retirement home, amateur detective, mystery, protagonist as suspect, crime, missing person, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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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
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, coma, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, therapist, crime, police investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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43%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, cold case, police detective, crimes, crime, law enforcement, riddles and clues, mystery, police investigation, workplace, psychologist, temperamental ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, single parent, family relations, police detective, police, murder, single mother, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, manchester england
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