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.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: rough, serious, stylized, suspense, captivating, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, police procedural, heroes, crime, police, nypd, police department, female police officer, policewoman, tough cop, bald, black cop, police protagonist, lollipop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, crimes, crime, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kojak: Ironside (2013), Killer Instinct (2005), Dragnet (2003), Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010), Baretta (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, disability, power relations, urban, crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, partners, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, policewoman, crime, buddy cop, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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81%
 7.1
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Kojak (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, who done it, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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76%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: profiler, forensics, policewoman, police investigation, crimes, special agents, law enforcement, multiple suspects, danger, african american, ex military, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, society, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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67%
 6.7
 2K
Baretta (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, undercover, tough law enforcer, pets, partners against crime, fighting crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, drug dealing, police investigation, partners, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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67%
 7.6
 12K
NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, murder, robbery, partners against crime, partners, human nature, friends, against the rules, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 6K
DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, deadly, female partner, murder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 18K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, photographic memory, police detective, policewoman, police investigation, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 2K
True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, crimes, police investigation, working undercover, fighting crime, heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 1K
Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, fighting crime, deadly, murder, danger, crimes, crime, law enforcement, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, blindness, murder investigation, police station, fighting crime, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, investigator, crime, law enforcement, police station, sexism, tough law enforcer, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, crime, police detective, crimes, lone wolves, working undercover, fighting crime, irish, law enforcement, haunted by the past, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cagney & Lacey (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, life is a bitch, crime, drug dealing, police investigation, legal, legal action, mystery, tough law enforcer, gender, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 13K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: police detective, policewoman, homicide detective, female detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, talky ...
Plot: police detective, murder, police, police station, police protagonist, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, african american, fbi, partners against crime, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
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56%
Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: profiler, criminal psychologist, serial killer, forensics, police investigation, policewoman, police detective, deadly, psychiatrist, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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56%
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: neo noir, captivating, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, police detective, investigation, murderer, partners, partners against crime, crimes, murder, uncover truth, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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55%
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, chases and races, danger, special agents, hunt down, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, rough, heroic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, police detective, fighting crime, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, coworker, crimes, workplace, female police officer, chief of police, commander ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Plot: police station, police, fighting crime, workplace, police detective, workplace situations, swat team, law enforcement, crimes, partners, partners against crime, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 670
Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, police detective, track down, law enforcement, hidden identity, police, danger, murder, strong female presence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.4
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, forensics, crimes, talented, murder, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, mystery, law enforcement, crime, life is a bitch, police inspector, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%