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Oliver's Travels (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 250 min.
Story: After his job is terminated, a humanities professor and puzzle addict joins forces with a woman PC to travel the country while solving a cold case murder.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing person, investigation, murder, amateur detective, partners against crime, unlikely partners, mystery, romance, manipulations, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, mysterious character, obsessive quest, uncover truth, deadly, cold case, word game, dirty cop, baron, dialogue driven, bed and breakfast, constable, jazz music ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, wales, scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, mystery, investigation, murder, crime, deadly and law enforcement mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Oliver's Travels: The Bletchley Circle (2012), Jonathan Creek (1997), The Ice House (1997), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Prime Suspect 2 (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, murder, code breaking, mystery, crime investigation, deadly, post war, incompetent police ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
89%
 7.4
 672
The Ice House (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, missing person, murder, crime investigation, haunted by the past, police, corpse, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, mysterious character, crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: serious, clever, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, female protagonist, murder investigation, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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 ⇓
81%
 6.8
 2K
Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: investigation, missing person, missing child, mystery, crime, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, mysterious character, mind game, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
66%
Clouds of Witness (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the contradicting testimony of a cloud of witnesses to save ...
Style: talky, serious, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, crime, estate, who done it, crimes, deadly, society, detective inspector, murder investigation ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, danger, suicide, private investigator, murder mystery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 5K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, crime, missing person, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, partners
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When two mysterious deaths mar an otherwise pleasant weekend in the English countryside, unflappable flapper Lady Eileen Brent (Cheryl Campbell) teams up with the dashing Jimmy Thesinger (James Warwick) to solve the dastardly deeds. Their sleuthing ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, crime, mystery, private detective, murder mystery, estate, investigation, countryside, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
 7.5
 434
Fourth Story (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be found. But since Shepard is strongly ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, amateur detective, mystery, femme fatale, hidden identity, romance, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, switching roles, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client, and a creeping man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, mystery, investigation, missing person, crimes, crime, deadly, partners against crime, riddles and clues, who done it, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 7K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, priest, investigation, village life, partners against crime, police detective, partners, haunted by the past, murder, village, murder investigation, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, conspiracy, nuclear, cia, amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, daughter, father, death, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: museum, crime, amateur detective, private detective, mystery, protagonist as suspect, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur sleuth, murder, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, detective agency, crime, uncover truth, crimes, partners against crime, private detective, mind game ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, private detective, school, college, mystery, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whilst on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, mystery, amateur detective, train, mysterious character, investigation, romance, dishonesty, mind game, woman in danger, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, journalist, politics, journalism, corruption, political intrigue, cover up, reporter, politician, deception, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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