Movies and TV shows like Kojak 2005

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Kojak (2005)
 5.4
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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, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: police detective, crimes, heroes, crime, hotshot hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, nypd, serial killer, gang, murder investigation, female police officer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, black cop, lollipop, police lieutenant, police procedural, tough cop, bald, police captain, fedora, police protagonist ...
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), Baretta (1975), Cagney & Lacey (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 2K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, disability, power relations, tough law enforcer, crime, urban ...
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, mystery, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, society, tough law enforcer, urban, crime, caucasian, latex gloves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, crimes, who done it, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, rivalry, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 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, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, undercover, crime, fighting crime, crimes, reluctant partners, police station, drug dealing, partners against crime, pets, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, female detective, partners, law enforcement, legal, mystery, crimes, reluctant partners, crime, gender, society, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, partners against crime, partners, friends, tough law enforcer, human nature, workplace, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, police station, sexism, law enforcement, murder, boss, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 398
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, blindness, murder investigation, police station, danger, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 1K
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, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, lone wolves, fighting crime, crimes, crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, undercover, haunted by the past, police investigation, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 4K
New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, unconventional method, fighting crime, strong female presence, superior, unsolved crime, crime investigation, elderly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: profiler, forensics, policewoman, african american, ex military, serial killer, police investigation, multiple suspects, mystery, crimes, special agents, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
51%
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, hunt down, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, crime, murder investigation, british
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female detective, police investigation, prodigy, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, photographic memory, partners against crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police detective, small town, police, fighting crime, crime, society, white trash, social relations, initially antagonists, interracial relations, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, law enforcement, danger, hunt down, special agents, chases and races, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 31K
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police chief, family relations, family life, police commissioner, family tradition, law enforcement, police brutality, crimes, police detective, price of justice, police protagonist, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: tense, twists and turns, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: policewoman, crimes, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, workplace, coworker, police chief, police station, lapd, murder investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 9.0
 471K
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, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crime, partners against crime, crimes, workplace, coworker, female police officer, partners, realism, officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: law and order, legal, murder, police investigation, legal action, law enforcement, police detective, workplace, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom drama, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 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: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners, crimes, police, state trooper, danger, society, streetwise, supportive coworker, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, drug abuse, police corruption, law enforcement, rebelliousness, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, criminal heroes, crimes, police station ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 5K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, crime, deadly, murder, female partner, coma, bodies, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, martial arts, urban, law enforcement, tough heroes, renegades, working undercover, tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: captivating, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, law enforcement, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: sex crime, law and order, police detective, lawyer, police, danger, sexual abuse, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%