Movies and TV shows like In the Heat of the Night 1988

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In the Heat of the Night
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 Virgil Tibbs. It was broadcast on NBC from 1988 until 1992, and then on CBS until 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and Carroll O'Connor. TGG Direct released the first season of the series to DVD on August 28, 2012.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police detective, small town, reluctant partners, fighting crime, police investigation, interracial relations, police, crimes, law enforcement, partners, society, odd couple, small town life, police chief, racism, social relations, initially antagonists, murder, black cop, sergeant
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, police detective, police and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like In the Heat of the Night: NYPD Blue (1993), Law & Order (1990), Cagney & Lacey (1981), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Chiefs (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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In the Heat of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: small town, crime, racism, culture clash, mystery, police investigation, prejudice, police, investigation, murder, chase, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, california, southern usa, mississippi river
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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
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System:   73%
    User:   60%
 
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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
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System:   72%
    User:   69%
 
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
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System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
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
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System:   64%
    User:   63%
 
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Chiefs
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, investigation, uncover truth, crime, interracial relations, murder, mystery, racism, police corruption, police chief, murder investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
21 Jump Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, crime, hidden identity, fighting crime, high school, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, youth, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
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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:   48%
    User:   49%
 
Silk Stalkings
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, crime, murder, tough law enforcer, beach, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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The Wire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, rough, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime, realism, police detective, fighting crime, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, police station, urban ghetto, police, law enforcement, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, seaport
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System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
Try to Remember
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crime, vengeance, small town, murder, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
Mississippi Burning
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, police investigation, violence, investigation, idealism, sheriff, politics, segregation, uncover truth, corruption ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
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Nash Bridges
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting crime, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, police, single parent, parents and children, police investigation, rivalry ...
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    User:   33%
 
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The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Taggart
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, police detective, police investigation, murder, police station, who done it, crimes, deadly, police, law enforcement, riddles and clues, society ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
Law & Order: LA
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, courtroom, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Prime Suspect 2
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, partners against crime, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation, investigation, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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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
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
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Hill Street Blues
Genre: Drama
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: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, clever ...
Plot: realism, crime, fighting crime, police station, urban ghetto, police investigation, police, crimes, urban, law enforcement, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
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The Bridge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police detective, mystery, mind game, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
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:   34%
    User:   30%
 
Homicide: The Movie
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: serious, gloomy, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, tough law enforcer, murder, police station, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
L.A. Confidential
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: clever, talky, tense, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, murder, corruption, police corruption, mystery, police investigation, organized crime, gunfight, fighting the system, police, violence, neo noir ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
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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
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
 8.7
 63K
The Shield
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, police corruption, against the rules, police station, fighting crime, urban ghetto, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 7.5
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Life on Mars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: clever, serious, surreal, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, fighting crime, rock, police station, mystery, uncover truth, urban, crimes, law enforcement, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
Without a Trace
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crime, police investigation, partners against crime, urban, mystery, track down, riddles and clues, fbi, crimes, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
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Dark Blue
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police investigation, police, violence, murder, investigation, neo noir, interracial relations, police brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   32%
    User:   26%
 

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Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, police corruption, murder, robbery, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
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Gang in Blue
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, gang, urban ghetto, crime, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, police corruption, racism, urban ghetto life, investigation, corruption, police ...
Time: 90s
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System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
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