Movies and TV shows like Kojak 2005

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Kojak (2005)
 5.4
 337
Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: police detective, crimes, heroes, crime, hotshot hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, murder investigation, female police officer, lollipop, bald, black cop, fedora, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police protagonist, police lieutenant, police procedural, tough cop, police captain, african american protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Kojak

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, police investigation, police and fighting crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kojak: Ironside (2013), Killer Instinct (2005), Baretta (1975), Dragnet (2003), Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 1K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, mystery, crime, crimes, power relations, urban, disability, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, partners, crimes, mystery, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop, loss of lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 2K
Baretta (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: police detective, undercover, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, police station, police investigation, drug dealing, pets, tough law enforcer, working undercover, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 6K
Kojak (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. It aired from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978, on CBS. It took the time slot of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, who done it, crimes, police investigation, danger, rivalry, honest law enforcer, law enforcement, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.1
 843
Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, society, urban, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, caucasian, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, hunt down, crime, crimes, murder, murder investigation, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, partners against crime, legal action, crimes, mystery, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, legal, crime, reluctant partners, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 393
Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco's highly successful NYPD Blue, which had ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, blindness, murder investigation, fighting crime, danger, police station, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 989
Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crime, lone wolves, working undercover, police detective, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, haunted by the past, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, the underworld, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: rough, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, small town, police, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, odd couple, police investigation, social relations, initially antagonists, partners, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 11K
NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, partners against crime, partners, workplace, human nature, against the rules, deadly, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 9.0
 453K
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: realistic, bleak, clever, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: forensics, profiler, african american, serial killer, policewoman, ex military, police investigation, crimes, computer genius, multiple suspects, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 2K
Dragnet 1967 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police detective, crime, rebelliousness, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, criminal heroes, drug abuse, police corruption, police station ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, murder, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, race against time, track down, crimes, partners against crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Flikken Maastricht (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police detective, forensics, fighting crime, female detective, police investigation, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 15K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female detective, partners, prodigy, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, haunted by the past, photographic memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, coworker, workplace, female police officer, urban, female partner, heroic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, crime, investigator, sexism, police station, law enforcement, murder, boss, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 29K
Blue Bloods (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police chief, family life, family relations, family tradition, law enforcement, police brutality, police detective, crimes, price of justice, police commissioner, police protagonist, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 4K
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, crime, serial killer, crime investigation, police protagonist, police, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, touching
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, multiple suspects, coworker, law enforcement, lifestyle change, new job, british humour, deadly, unhappy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: captivating, tense, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, multiple suspects, fighting crime, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.6
 11K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, crimes, police detective, police investigation, workplace, coworker, police station, lapd, murder investigation, fighting crime, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: law and order, murder, legal action, police investigation, legal, law enforcement, courtroom, power relations, courtroom drama, district attorney, fighting crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 981
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: lifesaver, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, murder investigation, special agents, crimes, danger, law enforcement, chases and races, crime, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 630
Brooklyn South (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brooklyn South is an American ensemble police drama series that aired on CBS for only one season during the 1997–98 television season. The series was co-created by Steven Bochco, Bill Clark, David Milch and William M. Finkelstein. Bochco is the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: police, tough law enforcer, urban ghetto life, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, life is a bitch, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 2K
True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Elijah Kane leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, martial arts, renegades, working undercover, crimes, chases and races, heroes, crime, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 4K
Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Golden Boy is an American crime drama series created by Nicholas Wootton, which is produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television. CBS placed a series order on May 13, 2012. The series ran on CBS from February 26 to May 14, 2013 and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, crime, ambition, murder investigation, partners against crime, law enforcement, rise to the top, crimes, talented, homicide detective, partners, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, criminal heroes, working undercover, city life, police detective, gang, police, violence, black cop, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%