Movies and TV shows like Adam-12

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Adam-12 (1968)
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Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: police, lapd, police protagonist, crimes, police officer, car, law enforcement, workplace intrigue, police investigation, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, working undercover, fighting crime, police detective, partners against crime, price of justice, sergeant, squad, legal action, police corruption, arms dealing, police station, propaganda, uniform, policeman uniform ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, los angeles

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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 police, crimes, law enforcement, police officer, police detective, fighting crime and partners against crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Adam-12: Dragnet 1967 (1967), Hawaii Five-O (1968), Dragnet (2003), Southland (2009), S.W.A.T. (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dragnet 1967 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, crimes, police officer, police, lapd, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, police investigation, police corruption, drug abuse ...
Time: future, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
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, tense, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police, police detective, law enforcement, multiple suspects, partners against crime, fighting crime, irish, workplace, investigation, police officer, police protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, police, nypd, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, caucasian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.5
 27K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police detective, policewoman, police protagonist, police officer, fighting crime, crimes, peril, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, workplace, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, southern california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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S.W.A.T. (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: crimes, police, swat team, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, workplace, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, police officer, vietnam veteran, police protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, society, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, crimes, police, police officer, undercover, police protagonist, police station, working undercover, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, fighting crime, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, law enforcement, deputy sheriff, police station, nypd, rookie, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, workplace situations, police station, police, partners, crimes, investigation, inspector ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: police, crimes, swat team, police station, fighting crime, workplace, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, police detective, workplace situations, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, crimes, vietnam war, fighting crime, police officer, older man younger man relationship, police detective, homicide detective, police inspector, police lieutenant, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: single mother, police detective, police, lapd, relationship vs career, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, motherhood, investigation, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 5K
T.J. Hooker (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty
Plot: police, police officer, crimes, intelligence agency, woman with a gun, rookie, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Brooklyn South (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooklyn South is an American ensemble police drama series that aired on CBS for only one season during the 1997–98 television season. The series was co-created by Steven Bochco, Bill Clark, David Milch and William M. Finkelstein. Bochco is the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: nypd, legal, swat team, police, police officer, partners, criminal heroes, partners against crime, life is a bitch, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Police Woman (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Sergeant “Pepper"” Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, poses undercover from mob girl to prostitute.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: police, crimes, women, woman with a gun, police officer, undercover agent, lapd, law enforcement, odd couple, partners, gender, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police, crimes, legal, police detective, women, police officer, parents, woman with a gun, nypd, partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: police detective, crimes, police, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, law enforcement, unlikely partners, society, working undercover, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Public Morals (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police, moral dilemma, temptation, partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, nypd, post war, mafia, human ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, police officer, state trooper, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker, ex athlete, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 3K
Crime Story (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, police, police detective, tough heroes, law enforcement, mafia, life is a bitch, escapades, family, murder, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, gang, police detective, society, working undercover, criminal heroes, city life, police, violence, police officer, woman with a gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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CHiPs (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: police, police officer, crimes, motorcycle cop, highway patrol, motorcycle, woman with a gun, intelligence agency, stuntman, buddy cop, police protagonist, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 996
Blue Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
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: slasher, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, mysticism, nypd, serial killer, police detective, prostitute, organized crime, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, rise and fall, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.7
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Delvecchio (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dominick Delvecchio is an integrity-minded, honest police detective who works out of the Washington Heights division of the Los Angeles Police Department. When not screeching tires, rousting bad guys and trading quips with his burly partner Paul ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: crimes, police station, society, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, investigation, lapd, law student, police
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 466
The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, partners, fighting crime, workplace situations, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, coworker relationship, nypd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 8K
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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: police, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, who done it, honest law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, police station, police detective, superior officer, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, murder, doctor, hospital, police investigation, partners against crime, who done it, homicide detective, friendship, crimes, law enforcement, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 12K
Aquarius (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, police detective, hippie, crimes, missing person, police investigation, murder, interrogation, police, policewoman, teenage girl, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, 20th century, year 1968, year 1969
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, tense, serious, talky, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police, murder, police station, homicide detective, police officer, police protagonist, justice, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%