Movies and TV shows like Chiefs

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Chiefs (1983)
 8.2
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Chiefs (1983)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: small town, murder investigation, police chief, murder, racism, investigation, crime, uncover truth, interracial relations, mystery, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, small town life, teenage life, dishonesty, chief, police detective, serial killer, torture, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s

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Most similar movies to Chiefs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, murder, police investigation, mystery and deadly mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Chiefs: In the Heat of the Night (1988), Wallander (2005), The Badge (2002), Murder in Greenwich (2002), True Detective (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Heat of the Night (1988)
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: police detective, police, small town, crime, partners against crime, police chief, racism, reluctant partners, fighting crime, police investigation, interracial relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 4K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, small town, murder, crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, forensics, police detective, medical examiner, seaside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
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The Badge (2002)
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, neo noir, election campaign, murder, transsexual, investigation, crime, uncover truth, prostitute, sheriff, transsexuality, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
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: suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, assassination, high school, mystery, small town, legal investigation, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 9.0
 408K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, police detective, serial killer, crimes, murder, partners, investigation, partners against crime, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, lover, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 4K
Quincy M.E. (1976)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: crime, coroner, crimes, legal, murder, law enforcement, police detective, legal investigation, mystery, uncover truth, medical examination, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: small town, missing person, murder, crime investigation, haunted by the past, police, corpse, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, mysterious character, crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 10K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, small town, mystery, murder investigation, police, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, murder, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 182
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, custody, wrongful conviction, fictional country, psychiatric ward ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, monastery, crime, police investigation, village, mystery, who done it, police detective, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, detective series
Plot: amateur detective, crime, investigation, addiction, mystery, haunted by the past, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 23K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, crimes, unconventional method, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, multiple suspects, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cagney & Lacey (1981)
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: police detective, female detective, partners against crime, crime, reluctant partners, mystery, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, legal action, police investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mystery, small town, investigation, urban, crime, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
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: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 31K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, frame up, murder, investigation, ex convict, hotshot, crime, mystery, lapd, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 48K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, danger, policewoman, investigation, mystery, forensics, deadly, medical examiner, forensic evidence, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 653
City Homicide (2007)
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: murder, partners against crime, crime, school, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, racist, african american, police chief, crime, racism, culture clash, police station, suspect, racial tension, prejudice, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.4
 980
Ellery Queen (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: murder investigation, murder, crime, private detective, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 2K
Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, therapist, crime, police investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Silk Stalkings (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silk Stalkings is a crime drama television series. The series premiered on CBS on November 7, 1991 as part of the network's late-night Crimetime After Primetime programming package. It originally aired on CBS for two seasons until June 1993 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, murder investigation, police detective, beach, fighting crime, psychologist, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 3K
Beck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beck follows the Swedish police officer Martin Beck and his partner Gunvald Larson investigating various crimes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, crime investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, balcony, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 762
Fatal Vision (1984)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, pregnancy, infidelity, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, investigation, mystery, legal investigation, uncover truth, death row ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
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: investigation, murder, journalism, crime, serial killer, manhunt, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, vigilantism, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police detective, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, small town, crime, small town life, missing person, who done it, kidnapping, murder, multiple suspects, mysterious death, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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