Movies and TV shows like Kojak 2005

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Kojak
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, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: hotshot hero, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, heroes, police detective, cop witness relations, african american protagonist, police protagonist, police captain, serial killer, murder investigation, tough cop, police procedural, gang, police lieutenant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female police officer, fedora, black cop, bald, lollipop
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Wire
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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59 min.
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Southland
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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42 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Kojak: Law & Order (1990), Without a Trace (2002), Ironside (2013), NYPD Blue (1993), Killer Instinct (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Law & Order
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Without a Trace
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crime, police investigation, urban, partners against crime, mystery, track down, riddles and clues, fbi, crimes, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Ironside
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, police detective, mystery, fighting crime, police investigation, urban, crimes, law enforcement, disability, power relations, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   89%
    User:   94%
 
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NYPD Blue
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: realism, crime, partners against crime, police station, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, fighting crime, murder, police investigation, police, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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Killer Instinct
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, buddy cop, crime investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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System:   80%
    User:   73%
 
Law & Order: LA
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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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True Justice
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crime, working undercover, urban, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   76%
 
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Kojak
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: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting crime, crime, police detective, urban, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police, riddles and clues, who done it, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
 8.4
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Southland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, rookie, policewoman, fighting crime, urban, crimes, urban ghetto, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
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System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
 6.5
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Blind Justice
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: crimes, crime, police detective, law enforcement, police station, criminal heroes, golden years, fighting crime, starting over, murder, curses spells and rituals, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   63%
 
Detroit 1-8-7
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: realism, fighting crime, crime, urban, law enforcement, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners, workplace, swat, negotiation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
Prime Suspect
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on british tv series
Plot: crime, police detective, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, homicide detective, female detective, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, jury, partners against crime, police station, fighting crime, legal action, legal investigation, workplace situations, law and order, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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Dragnet
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, police detective, caucasian, latex gloves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Numb3rs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: prodigy, crime, siblings relations, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, genius, mathematician, fbi, parents and children, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
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System:   51%
    User:   41%
 
The River Murders
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, murder, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, sexual abuse, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
Kojak: The Belarus File
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lt. Theo Kojak uncovers a Nazi conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, urban, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, riddles and clues, who done it, police, hiding, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
 7.7
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Major Crimes
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, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: crime, police investigation, fighting crime, police station, lapd, police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, police detective, challenge, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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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: crime, partners against 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:   48%
    User:   52%
 
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, partners against 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:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, 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:   43%
    User:   47%
 
Texas Killing Fields
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
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The Closer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, investigation, police station, workplace intrigue, mind game, police investigation, police, lapd, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   31%
 
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Columbus Circle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: police investigation, crimes, domestic disturbance, murder, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, crime, concierge, privacy invasion, nosy, heir heiress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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The Shield
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, police corruption, against the rules, police station, fighting crime, urban ghetto, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
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: mute or deaf, crime, special agents, fighting crime, disability, police investigation, crimes, deaf, law enforcement, misfit, fbi, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
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The Wire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime, realism, police detective, fighting crime, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, police station, urban ghetto, police, law enforcement, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, seaport
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System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, judiciary, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, lawyer, prosecutor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   32%
 

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Homicide: Life on the Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, talky, rough ...
Plot: murder, partners against crime, realism, crime, police detective, tough law enforcer, police station, fighting crime, police investigation, police protagonist, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
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Three Blind Mice
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: crime, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, mystery, false accusation, murder, vietnam veteran, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
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