Movies and TV shows like Quincy M.E.

If you like "Quincy M.E." you are looking for sincere, serious and realistic movies or TV shows about / with murder, coroner, crimes, crime, legal, law enforcement and police detective themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Quincy M.E. (1976)
 7.2
 5K
Quincy M.E. (1976)
Original name: Quincy, M.E.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 Delights by Marshall Houts, a former FBI agent, the show also resembled the earlier Canadian television series Wojeck, broadcast by CBC Television. John Vernon, who played the Wojeck title role, later guest starred in the third-season episode "Requiem For The Living". Quincy's character is loosely modelled on Los Angeles' "Coroner to the Stars" Thomas Noguchi. The first half of the first season of Quincy was broadcast as 90-minute telefilms as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie rotation in the fall of 1976 alongside Columbo, McCloud, and McMillan. The series proved popular enough that midway through the 1976–1977 season, Quincy was spun off into its own weekly one-hour series. The Mystery Movie format was discontinued in the spring of 1977. In 1978, writers Tony Lawrence and Lou Shaw received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the second-season episode "...The Thighbone's Connected to the Knee Bone...". Many of the episodes used the same actors for different roles in various episodes. For example, an actor who plays a crooked Navy captain also plays a ballistics expert in several of the later episodes. Using a small "pool" of actors was a common production trait of many Glen A. Larson TV programs. Before becoming a regular cast member as Quincy's girlfriend-wife Dr. Emily Hanover in the 1982-1983 season, Anita Gillette had portrayed Quincy's deceased first wife Helen Quincy in a flashback in a 1979 episode "Promises to Keep".
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, coroner, crimes, crime, legal, law enforcement, police detective, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, legal investigation, who done it, deadly, anti heroes, partners against crime, uncover truth, courtroom drama, mystery, murder investigation, doctor, medical examination, medical, courtroom, amateur detective, forensic evidence, forensic
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Quincy M.E.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, mystery, police investigation and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Quincy M.E.: Crossing Jordan (2001), Diagnosis Murder (1993), Columbo (1971), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Law & Order: LA (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, forensics, investigation, fighting crime, who done it, uncover truth, murder, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, danger, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, who done it, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, workplace situations, crime, partners, law enforcement, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 24K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, cynical, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, crime investigation, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, murder mystery, amateur detective, who done it, uncover truth, murder investigation, murder, whodunit, female detective, crimes, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: law and order, murder, legal action, police investigation, legal, law enforcement, courtroom, power relations, courtroom drama, district attorney, fighting crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 1K
Chiefs (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: racism, murder, small town, murder investigation, police chief, society, dishonesty, small town life, deadly, chief, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 6K
Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, courtroom drama, mystery, legal action, elderly, legal investigation, murder, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 802
Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, law enforcement, death row, fighting the system, deadly, dishonesty, gang, amateur detective, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, partners against crime, legal action, crimes, mystery, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, legal, crime, reluctant partners, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.4
 1K
Ellery Queen (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, murder investigation, deadly, multiple suspects, private detective, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, riddles and clues, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, who done it, mystery, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, crimes, parents and children, investigation, crime, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 286
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, parent child relationship, lapd, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, monastery, police detective, police investigation, village, danger, law enforcement, deadly, who done it, crime, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 532
The Old Fox (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, old age, crime investigation, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: murder, mystery, who done it, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, multiple suspects, police ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty
Plot: female detective, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, crime, elderly, writer's life, mystery writer, investigation, mystery, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, talky, cynical ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, wrong place wrong time, righting the wronged, investigation, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, private detective, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 184
The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by Håkan Nesser.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, fictional country, wrongful conviction, custody, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 2K
Boomtown (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each episode of this series, set in contemporary Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: murder, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, media, district attorney, infidelity, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 5K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crime, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, small town, crimes, police protagonist, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 9.0
 453K
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, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, legal investigation, cons and scams, crime, courtroom drama, mind game, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, who done it, partners against crime, sergeant, countryside, police chief, hippie, bodies, one last case, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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: rough, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, small town, police, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, odd couple, police investigation, social relations, initially antagonists, partners, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Silk Stalkings (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silk Stalkings is a crime drama television series. The series premiered on CBS on November 7, 1991 as part of the network's late-night Crimetime After Primetime programming package. It originally aired on CBS for two seasons until June 1993 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crimes of passion, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 50K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, policewoman, crime, danger, murder, police investigation, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, workplace situations, workplace, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 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, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, who done it, crimes, police investigation, danger, rivalry, honest law enforcer, law enforcement, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, journalism, investigation, who done it, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, psychopath, legal, manhunt, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: murder, courtroom, law enforcement, deadly, courtroom drama, investigation, false accusation, legal, power relations, righting the wronged, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 419
Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural television series first broadcast in 1998 that followed the investigations of a part of the Vancouver Police Department Homicide Division tasked with solving cold cases, the titular Cold Squad, as led by ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, riddles and clues, crime, deadly, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, crimes, cold case ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%