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Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
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Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
Original name: Prime Suspect 3: The Keeper of Souls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, detective series
Plot: pimp, policewoman, murder, street kid, child abuse, abortion, blackmail, social worker, cover up, police detective, suicide attempt, child rape, cross dressing, psychologist, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, manager, who done it, law enforcement, strong female presence, squad, police investigation, staff, chief of police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, wales, manchester

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Most similar movies to Prime Suspect 3

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, murder, deadly and mystery mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Prime Suspect 3: Trial & Retribution (1997), Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995), Inspector George Gently (2007), Murderland (2009), Vera (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, crime investigation, courtroom, child killer, society, honest law enforcer, riddles and clues, law enforcer killer, who done it, multiple suspects, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, serial killer, murder, police investigation, police detective, policewoman, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: media circus, psychologist, police brutality, murder, abortion, strong female presence, police detective, child killer, promotion, criminal psychologist, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, suspicion, career, murder, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, chief of police, hunting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, protagonist as suspect, suspicion, police detective, murder, police investigation, massacre ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: interracial sex, murder, policewoman, interracial relations, investigation, police detective, army investigation, amateur detective, legal investigation, uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
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, clever, realistic
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, who done it, police detective, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, chief of police, murder, whodunit, riddles and clues ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, death of mother, murder suspect, mother daughter relationship, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: forensics, policewoman, social worker, drug dealing, chief of police, strong female presence, juvenile delinquency, police detective, criminal psychologist, superior, psychologist, life is a bitch ...
Place: europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, murder mystery, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
TV show
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, sincere, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police, widower, partner, urban setting, whodunit, riddles and clues, rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female partner, law enforcement, best friends, crimes, friends, relationship vs career, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: united kingdom, england, manchester, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: police detective, forensics, mystery, psychologist, cold case, murder investigation, murder, riddles and clues, workplace, forensic evidence, sergeant, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, female partner, crimes, murder, murder investigation, coma, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, witty, rough, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: police detective, criminal psychologist, profiler, psychologist, policewoman, police investigation, british police, law enforcement, self destructing, sergeant, forensics, drinking problem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, manchester, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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, tense, realistic, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, partners, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, buddy cop, forensics, shrewd, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police detective, strangulation, police, society, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, child killer, honest law enforcer, who done it, police station ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, realistic, controversial
Plot: serial killer, murder, confession, police interrogation, crime scene, social worker, prostitute, police investigation, crimes, psychopath, law enforcement, bodies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: conspiracy, murder, suburbs, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, politics, crimes, dishonesty, uncover truth, police detective, abused woman ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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Place: europe, england, manchester
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Murder in Suburbia was a British detective drama that ran for two series in 2004 and 2005.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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50%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
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Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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50%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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50%
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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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 ...
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49%
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Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
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: intellectual, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
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49%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, rough
Plot: murder, false accusation, kidnapping, serial killer, retirement home, wannabe, missing person, dangerous attraction, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric
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48%
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Steve Arnott is a young officer who’s fallen foul of his superiors for refusing to help in the cover-up of an operation that ended in the shooting of an innocent father. He seems ideal to join AC-12, an anti-corruption police unit, just as it ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
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