Movies and TV shows like Chiefs

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Chiefs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, investigation, uncover truth, crime, interracial relations, murder, mystery, racism, police corruption, police chief, murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, small town life, teenage life, dishonesty, chief, police detective, spanking, serial killer, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, deadly, investigation and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Chiefs: Murder in Greenwich (2002), The Badge (2002), In the Heat of the Night (1988), The Rosary Murders (1987), In the Heat of the Night (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Murder in Greenwich
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, high school, assassination, mystery, investigation, small town, legal investigation, murder, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   91%
 
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The Badge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, neo noir, investigation, crime, uncover truth, murder, mystery, political corruption, fighting the system, police investigation, election campaign, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
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System:   82%
    User:   79%
 
In the Heat of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police detective, small town, reluctant partners, fighting crime, police investigation, interracial relations, police, crimes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   74%
    User:   73%
 
The Rosary Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, crime, protagonist as suspect, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   77%
 
In the Heat of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: small town, crime, racism, culture clash, mystery, police investigation, prejudice, police, investigation, murder, chase, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, california, southern usa, mississippi river
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System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
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, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   64%
 
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Man on a Swing
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: small town, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, serial killer, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, murder, clairvoyant, molestation, red herring ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
Skeletons in the Closet
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, small town, urban, investigation, crime, murder, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: split personality, crime, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, haunted by the past, small town, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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City Homicide
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, school, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, murder, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
Who Killed Atlanta's Children?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, investigation, mystery, manhunt, uncover truth, murder, who done it, crimes, journalism, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
Inspector Lavardin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: serious, cynical, realistic, clever, surprise ending
Plot: amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, serial killer, village, ocean or sea, investigation, small town, legal investigation, manipulations, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
The Mighty Quinn
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: mystery, murder, island, investigation, police investigation, police, crime, amateur detective, hip hop, murder mystery, dedicated lawyer, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Pendulum
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, lesbian, politician, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
Prescription: Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
Style: serious, talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, police investigation, uncover truth, alibi, investigation, mistress, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
Cagney & Lacey
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are teamed up as NYPD police detectives. Their opposing personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) mesh to make this one of the great crime-fighting duos of all time.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, partners against crime, police detective, reluctant partners, mystery, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, legal action, female detective, police investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
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The Ice House
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, amateur detective, mystery, mysterious character, crime, private detective, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, crime investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
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Quincy M.E.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, legal, coroner, murder, anti heroes, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Mississippi Burning
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, police investigation, violence, investigation, idealism, sheriff, politics, segregation, uncover truth, corruption ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, serial killer, police investigation, conspiracy, uncover truth, neo noir, corruption, investigation, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
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Gang in Blue
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, gang, urban ghetto, crime, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, police corruption, racism, urban ghetto life, police, corruption, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
They Only Kill Their Masters
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, mystery, protagonist as suspect, small town, reluctant partners, crime, witnessing a crime, investigation, fighting crime, murder, legal investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
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The Coverup
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, small town, crime, deadly, law enforcement, legal, legal action, small town life, corruption, inventions and discoveries, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
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Fatal Vision
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, death row, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
Edge of Darkness
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, 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:   34%
    User:   33%
 
To Catch a Killer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, mystery, master criminal, small town, special agents, investigation, mind game, murder, psychopath, courtroom drama, sadist ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
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Just Cause
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crime, revenge, prison, police, rape, investigation, manipulation, neo noir, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
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Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, blindness, surveillance, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
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