Movies and TV shows like Kojak 2005

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Kojak (2005)
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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, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: police detective, crime, hotshot hero, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, heroes, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, murder investigation, female police officer, lollipop, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police lieutenant, police procedural, tough cop, bald, police captain, black cop, fedora, police protagonist, african american protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crime, crimes, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kojak: Ironside (2013), Killer Instinct (2005), Blind Justice (2005), Dragnet (2003), Detroit 1-8-7 (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, mystery, fighting crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, disability, power relations, wheelchair bound ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, crime, fighting crime, buddy cop, crime investigation, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, black cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.1
 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: serious, clever, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, greek, fighting crime, crime, urban, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, psychological
Plot: police investigation, special agents, african american, serial killer, mystery, crimes, ex military, policewoman, law enforcement, murder, urban, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 389
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder investigation, injury, police station, criminal heroes, golden years, fighting crime, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 811
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, police, latex gloves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, police detective, workplace, coworker, female police officer, realism, law enforcement, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police, law and order, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, lawyer, sexual abuse, law enforcement, sex crime, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, fbi, police investigation, crime, kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, track down, crimes, race against time, police detective, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, mystery, drug dealing, fighting crime, legal action, police investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 9.0
 431K
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 ⇓
50%
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: police detective, crime, homicide detective, female detective, policewoman, investigator, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: fighting crime, crime, murder investigation, lapd, law and order, lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 10K
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: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police, police station, murder, robbery, police detective, partners against crime, crime, realism, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: fighting crime, crime, crimes, police officer, urban, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, honest law enforcer, ex athlete, supportive coworker, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 2K
Baretta (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: police detective, undercover, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, police station, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation, working undercover, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police, small town, partners against crime, crime, racism, police chief, reluctant partners, fighting crime, police investigation, interracial relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 4K
DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, coma, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, rebelliousness, drug abuse, police corruption, police protagonist ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye is an American television series that premiered in 2002 on the PAX Network. The show ended in May 2005 due to PAX's decision to halt the production of original programming. It was one of the two highest rated shows on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: deaf, mute or deaf, crime, special agents, fbi, fighting crime, disability, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, misfit, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 842
Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A fast-paced character-oriented story, focuses on the lives and loves of the young assistant district attorneys in New York, following their career paths as these passionate but naive ADAs are confronted with tough, emotional cases that challenge ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, district attorney, fighting crime, legal investigation, legal action, courtroom drama, workplace situations, crimes, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 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: policewoman, police detective, police investigation, prodigy, partners, fighting crime, crimes, haunted by the past, female detective, partners against crime, photographic memory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 620
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police, criminal heroes, crime, fighting crime, police officer, police station, tough heroes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, hunt down, police detective, british
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, female detective, police detective, forensics, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 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, rough ...
Plot: police detective, crime, murder investigation, rise to the top, ambition, homicide detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, talented, workplace situations, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 954
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: crime, police investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, fbi, injury, special agents, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 29K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, police, law and order, homicide detective, evidence, legal, partners, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 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, serious, twists and turns, realistic, tense
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, police station, police, lapd, crimes, police detective, police chief, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: crimes, crime, addiction, urban, police detective, undercover agent, gang, working undercover, criminal heroes, city life, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%