Movies and TV shows like Oliver's Travels

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Oliver's Travels (1995)
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Oliver's Travels (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: missing person, investigation, murder, romance, crimes, mystery, manipulation, law enforcement, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, obsessive quest, mysterious character, partners against crime, unlikely partners, uncover truth, castle, university, jazz, cemetery, geologist, deception, security guard, father daughter relationship, professor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, britain, wales

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Most similar movies to Oliver's Travels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, mystery, murder, deadly, investigation, law enforcement and police detective mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Oliver's Travels: Jonathan Creek (1997), The Ice House (1997), Five Days (2007), The Last Detective (2003), The Murder Room (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, riddles and clues, amateur detective, prodigy, investigation, partners against crime, partners, unlikely partners, crimes, mystery, journalist, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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The Ice House (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, small town, murder, investigation, police, haunted by the past, corpse, crime investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth ...
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Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, missing child, police detective, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, law enforcement, ex husband ex wife relationship, sergeant, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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80%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, mind game, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, who done it, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation, investigation, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime investigation, crimes, code breaking, murder, post war, intelligence, innocence, mystery, court ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
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62%
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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
51%
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 45 min.
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Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder, cold case, murder investigation, police investigation, murder mystery, uncover truth, who done it, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, life turned upside down, sleuth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, riddles and clues, mystery, private detective, amateur detective, investigation, who done it, clergy, society, law enforcement, crimes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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50%
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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, female detective, investigation, private detective, village life, homeless, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fourth Story (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
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Place: england, london, united kingdom
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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
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by Håkan Nesser.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, courtroom, prison, wrongful conviction, fictional country, custody, flashback ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: female police detective, murder, police detective, unlikely partners, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
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
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, mystery, uncover truth, whistleblower ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: victorian england, murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, partners, friends, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police detective, partners, partners against crime, police, police protagonist, black cast, undercover cop ...
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, uncover truth, priest, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, law enforcement, church, police investigation, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hart to Hart (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hart to Hart is an American television series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who moonlight as amateur detectives. The series was created by writer Sidney Sheldon and produced by Aaron ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, crimes, mystery, partners, couple relations, cons and scams, romance, partners against crime, love and romance, theft, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, priest, murder, police detective, partners, who done it, village, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 4K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, one last case, loner, social relations, lesbian, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: estate, partners against crime, secret identity, dishonesty, crimes, private detective, mystery, intrigue, espionage, amateur detective, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, who to trust, police corruption, investigation, uncover truth, hitman, forensics, mysterious character, murder, death, secret, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%