Movies and TV shows like Oliver's Travels

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Oliver's Travels
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, amateur detective, partners against crime, unlikely partners, mystery, investigation, romance, manipulations, murder, 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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Jonathan Creek
Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Edge of Darkness
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317 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, mystery, investigation, deadly, murder, crime and law enforcement mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Oliver's Travels: Seven Dials Mystery (1981), Prime Suspect 2 (1992), Jonathan Creek (1997), The Last Detective (2003), Grantchester (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Seven Dials Mystery
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, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, mystery, private detective, investigation, estate, countryside, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
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System:   95%
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Prime Suspect 2
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, partners against crime, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation, investigation, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
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Jonathan Creek
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, murder, crime, investigation, journalism, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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Grantchester
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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 ...
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    User:   74%
 
The Shadow in the North
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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 — ...
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The Ice House
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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 ...
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    User:   70%
 
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, partners against crime, crime, train, private detective, investigation, murder, missing person, riddles and clues, who done it, police investigation ...
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
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System:   78%
    User:   89%
 
The Murder Room
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, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, museum, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   66%
 
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Fourth Story
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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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mystery, amateur detective, femme fatale, hidden identity, private detective, romance, investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, missing person, switching roles, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
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System:   75%
    User:   71%
 
Silent Witness
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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, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: partners against crime, crime, investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   76%
 
Prime Suspect
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, bleak, realistic, intense ...
Plot: murder, crime, serial killer, mystery, police investigation, obsession, investigation, police, guilt, partners against crime, sexism, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   68%
    User:   56%
 
The Lady Vanishes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine
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    User:   62%
 
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Sherlock
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: partners against crime, crime, mystery, private detective, drug dealing, investigation, mind game, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, murder, chase ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
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    User:   62%
 
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nine years on, another Morley child has gone missing on her way home from school. Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, serious, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, police corruption, corruption, torture, brutality, violence, investigation, police investigation, organized crime, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   63%
 
Under Suspicion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, femme fatale, crime, protagonist as suspect, hotel, mystery, serial killer, betrayal, investigation, hotel room, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
A Touch of Frost
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: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, riddles and clues, who done it, deadly, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
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System:   62%
    User:   63%
 
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Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, crime, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, conspiracy, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
The Innocent Sleep
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, false accusation, witness, reporter, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london
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System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
The Woman in White
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in white. As the story unfolds, murder, love, marriage, and ...
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, mysterious character, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, rich and poor, social differences, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   50%
 
Inspector Morse
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, police detective, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, who done it, pub, classical music, deadly, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, italy, australia
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
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The Criminal
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jasper Rawlins, a none-too-successful musician, finds himself chatting with a beautiful woman at his neighborhood bar. She goes home with him, direct and frank in answer to his nervousness. During the night, someone breaks into his flat and cuts her ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, murder, frame up, investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, crime, private detective, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, uncover truth ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
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The Riddle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: amateur detective, journalism, murder, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, investigation, supernatural ability, deadly, law enforcement, amateur sleuth, psychological thriller ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the more he investigates, the more complicated things seem.
Style: talky, clever, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, crime, investigation, who done it, estate, crimes, deadly, golden years, murder, betrayal, manipulations ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
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System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
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Five Days
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, mystery, missing child, missing person, crime, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, mysterious character, mind game, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
Dalziel and Pascoe
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, witty, realistic, tense
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police detective, unlikely partners, mystery, police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, partners, riddles and clues, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire
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System:   51%
    User:   56%
 

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Treacherous Beauties
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A female photographer hears that her brother has been shot dead at a horse rearing farm. She decides to go there herself and uncovers a murky conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: farm, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, romance, journalism, manipulations, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   49%
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Extremely Dangerous
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Extremely Dangerous is a 1999 four part series for ITV starring Sean Bean as an ex-National Criminal Intelligence Service undercover agent convicted of the brutal murder of his wife and child who goes on the run to try and clear his name. He sets ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: on the run, murder, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, crime, witnessing a crime, espionage, investigation, manhunt, innocent, mind game, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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