Movies and TV shows like Adam-12

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Adam-12
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb, who is known for creating Dragnet, the series captured a typical day in the life of a police officer as realistically as possible. The show ran from September 21, 1968 through May 20, 1975, and helped introduce police procedures and jargon to the general public in the United States of America.
Style: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, arms dealing, lapd, police, drug dealing, fighting crime, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, price of justice, working undercover, workplace intrigue, police detective, police protagonist, police officer, squad, car, sergeant
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Southland
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
42 min.
 8.4
Homicide: Life on the Street
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Adam-12

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, police, partners against crime, police investigation and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Adam-12: Hawaii Five-O (1968), CHiPs (1977), Busting (1974), Cagney & Lacey (1981), Mob City (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hawaii Five-O
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police, tough law enforcer, chases and races, workplace, partners, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   86%
 
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CHiPs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, tough heroes, chases and races, workplace, police, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
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System:   60%
    User:   61%
 
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Busting
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police detective, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, mystery, drug dealing, fighting crime, legal action, female detective, police investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
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Mob City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, lapd, criminal, police ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
 7.7
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Dragnet 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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, rebelliousness, drug abuse, police corruption, police detective, detective sergeant ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
 7.5
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Fastlane
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: criminal heroes, misfit partners, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, chases and races, partners, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, police investigation, forgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
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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, rough, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
Starsky and Hutch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: semi serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, police investigation, buddies, urban, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, cult, unlikely partners, working undercover, police, friends, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
Mulholland Falls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, political corruption, mystery, police, corruption, neo noir, gangster, tough law enforcer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
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S.W.A.T.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Like The ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, workplace, crimes, danger, law enforcement, police investigation, workplace situations, chases and races, swat, weapon system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
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Miami Vice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, partners against crime, crime, police detective, drug dealing, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, undercover, partners, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 6.8
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Hunter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, police detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, murder, working undercover, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
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The Streets of San Francisco
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. It starred Karl ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: verbal byplay, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, urban, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, older man younger man relationship, police detective, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
 6.8
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Baretta
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police detective, reluctant partners, police station, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation, working undercover, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
The Organization
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting the system, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, murder, army investigation, drug dealing, fighting crime, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
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Detroit 9000
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, urban, drug dealing, interracial relations, crime, prostitution, hitman, violence, murder, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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, talky, rough, realistic ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crime investigation, law and order, police ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, investigation, police station, workplace intrigue, mind game, police investigation, lapd, police, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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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: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, police station, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, murder, police investigation, police, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
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Impulse
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, bar, witnessing a crime, vice squad, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealer, policewoman, female police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
Cleopatra Jones
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, disco, special agents, drug dealing, crime, jazz, urban ghetto, fighting crime, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, urban, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
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Crime Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime Story is an American TV drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson, that premiered in 1986 and ran for two seasons on NBC. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left his other series Miami Vice to oversee Crime Story and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, police protagonist, police detective, organized crime, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Extreme Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, police station, reluctant partners, crime, tough law enforcer, against the rules, fighting crime, murder, police corruption, vigilantism, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, venice beach california
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
Diagnosis Murder
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, amateur detective, hospital, partners against crime, mystery, doctors and patients, who done it, workplace situations, police investigation, murder, doctor, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
The Last of the Finest
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, witnessing a crime, against the rules, beretta, police shootout, drug dealer, drug dealing, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   35%
 

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Blue Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, political corruption, criminal heroes, prostitute, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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Quincy M.E.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: legal investigation, crime, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, legal, coroner, murder, anti heroes, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
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