Movies and TV shows like Adam-12

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Adam-12 (1968)
 7.5
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Adam-12 (1968)
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: realistic, sincere, serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police, arms dealing, crimes, crime, workplace intrigue, law enforcement, police investigation, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, working undercover, fighting crime, price of justice, police detective, partners against crime, car, police protagonist, legal action, police corruption, propaganda, squad, sergeant, police officer
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa

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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 law enforcement, crimes, crime, police, police detective, police investigation and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Adam-12: Hawaii Five-O (1968), Police Squad! (1982), Dragnet 1967 (1967), Dragnet (2003), Burke's Law (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, partners against crime, fighting crime, multiple suspects, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.4
 15K
Police Squad! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, farce, police detective, police, satire, partners against crime, private detective, law enforcement, heroes, crimes, chases and races, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, police investigation, police corruption, drug abuse, rebelliousness, police protagonist ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.1
 869
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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, urban, crime investigation, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 314
Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, multiple suspects, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, mystery, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, workplace, fighting crime, workplace situations, police detective, partners, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, police detective, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, unlikely partners, society, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 3K
Fastlane (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, partners, drug dealing, police investigation, hidden identity, working undercover, police detective, master criminal, fighting crime, crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 8.4
 2K
Crime Story (1986)
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, disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, police detective, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, tough heroes, police, police protagonist, organized crime, danger, friends, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: chicago illinois, usa, las vegas, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: police detective, undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, reluctant partners, fighting crime, crime, pets, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 1K
S.W.A.T. (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 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: realistic, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, danger, workplace situations, tough law enforcer, crimes, workplace, crime, swat team, teamwork ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
 22K
The Closer (2005)
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: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crimes, policewoman, police detective, fighting crime, murder, investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 12K
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: twists and turns, tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: homicide detective, policewoman, crimes, police detective, police investigation, workplace, coworker, police chief, fighting crime, investigator, lapd, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 8K
CHiPs (1977)
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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, motorcycle chase, heroes, workplace, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crime, crimes, chase, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, who done it, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, mystery, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, reluctant partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, older man younger man relationship, police detective, police investigation, partners, crimes, crime, verbal byplay, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, wheelchair bound, power relations, disability, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, crime, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 6K
Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, parents and children, police investigation, partners, crimes, workplace, single parent, rivalry, family problems, photographic memory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 348
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: stylized, rough, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, serial killer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gang, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police, who done it, danger, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 554
The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, relationship vs career, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, police, investigation, motherhood, homicide detective, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Public Morals (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, moral dilemma, partners against crime, partners, crimes, law enforcement, temptation, gangsters, crime, human, united states of america, gangster
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 8K
Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, murder investigation, police partner, narcissist, police station, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 7K
Mob City (2013)
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, organized crime, mafia, power struggle, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, actress, corruption, chief of police, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, danger, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, talky ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police, police station, police protagonist, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, fbi, african american, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, bleak ...
Plot: law and order, legal action, murder, legal, police investigation, police detective, partners against crime, courtroom drama, fighting crime, courtroom, power relations, district attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 4K
Hunter (1984)
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, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, crimes, chases and races, fighting crime, working undercover, track down, murder, law enforcement, crime, partners against crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%