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.
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, crimes, romance, mystery, manipulations, obsessive quest, manipulation, amateur detective, unlikely partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, mind game, deadly, mysterious character, partners against crime, uncover truth, castle, cemetery, jazz, university, geologist, security guard, deception ...
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, murder, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, crime and investigation mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Oliver's Travels: Five Days (2007), The Ice House (1997), Jonathan Creek (1997), The Last Detective (2003), The Murder Room (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, police detective, crimes, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, amateur detective, missing child, ex husband ex wife relationship, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 721
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, murder, small town, investigation, crime investigation, police, haunted by the past, corpse, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, private detective, law enforcement ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, prodigy, crimes, crime, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, partners against crime, wizards and magicians, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: realistic, suspenseful, clever, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, danger, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, police detective, who done it, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crime, deadly, partners, crimes, law enforcement, missing person, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, danger, crimes, murder, code breaking, innocence, trial, intelligence, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, realistic, tense, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, partners, crimes, partners against crime, forensics, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, policewoman, interracial relations, investigation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal, mystery, amateur detective, crime, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.2
 11K
Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: cold case, murder, police investigation, who done it, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, murder mystery, father daughter relationship, missing person, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: investigation, murder, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, danger, law enforcement, crimes, private detective, mystery, crime, partners, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 451
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, couples, manipulation, femme fatale, manipulations, law enforcement, amateur detective, love and romance, mystery, police detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, religions or cults, law enforcement, deadly, clergy, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, riddles and clues, whodunit, murder mystery, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crimes, who done it, police detective, chief of police, law enforcement, deadly, partners against crime, murder, police chief, partners, murder investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, who done it, amateur detective, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, crimes, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by Håkan Nesser.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, prison, courtroom, crime, high school, stabbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 359
Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, unlikely partners, investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, partners, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, semi serious
Plot: amateur detective, village, female detective, private detective, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, society, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 8K
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: serious, intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, danger, priest, riddles and clues, law enforcement, murder, church, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, serial killer, policewoman, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 9K
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, amateur detective, investigation, murder, partners, murder mystery, partners against crime, haunted by the past, who done it, police detective, village, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, deadly, false accusation, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, race against time, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 198
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, murder, police detective, crimes, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 924
Sherlock (2002)
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: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, drug dealing, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, mind game, private detective, investigation, mystery, rivalry, obsessive quest, partners against crime, ego clash ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 3K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, danger, life is a bitch, multiple suspects, one last case, crime, loner, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: estate, secret identity, espionage, deadly, private detective, investigation, intrigue, danger, crimes, dishonesty, crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, partners against crime, mind game, private detective, partners, friends, amateur detective, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 2K
Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
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, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, police detective, smuggling, road accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, uncover truth, mystery, traffic accident, whistleblower, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crime, murder, crimes, workplace, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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