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

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In the Heat of the Night (1988)
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In the Heat of the Night (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, interracial relations, small town, police, crimes, partners, crime, society, small town life, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, white trash, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, initially antagonists, social relations, racism, police chief, chief of police, crime investigation, murder, sergeant, black cop
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa

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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 detective, law enforcement, crimes, crime, police investigation, police and partners against crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like In the Heat of the Night: Cold Squad (1998), Nash Bridges (1996), Burke's Law (1994), Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010), Hawaii Five-O (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, partners, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, crimes, crime, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, parents and children, crimes, partners, police investigation, family problems, rivalry, single parent, workplace, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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57%
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Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, crimes, multiple suspects, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, partners against crime, multiple suspects, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
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55%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, who done it, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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55%
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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, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, danger, crimes, police investigation, who done it, honest law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Hunter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, murder, track down, working undercover, serial killer, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, chases and races, undercover, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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54%
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: bleak, tense, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, neo noir, investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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53%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, buddy cop, shrewd, forensics ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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53%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: legal, crime, crimes, murder, coroner, law enforcement, police detective, mystery, deadly, partners against crime, anti heroes, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal action, police investigation, legal, murder, legal investigation, district attorney, police detective, courtroom drama, power relations, partners against crime, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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52%
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Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crime, crimes, murder investigation, drinking problem, depression, forensics, life is a bitch, mystery, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: realistic, tense, clever, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, legal, lawyer, evidence, police, homicide detective, courtroom, police investigation, murder, coworker, punishment ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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51%
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: serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, criminal heroes, working undercover, city life, police detective, gang, police, violence, black cop, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: captivating, tense, clever, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: sex crime, police detective, law and order, lawyer, police, danger, sexual abuse, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
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51%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police station, police, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners, crimes, fighting crime, life is a bitch, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, criminal heroes, partners against crime, crime, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, police corruption, drug abuse, rebelliousness, propaganda ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
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50%
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East West 101 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Zane Malik and the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, police detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, law enforcement, ego clash, rivalry, fighting crime, society, loss of son, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Tequila and Bonetti (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tequila and Bonetti is an American comedy-drama series starring Jack Scalia. The series originally aired on CBS from January 17, 1992 to April 17, 1992. It was later adapted into another series for Italian television.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police, dog, partners against crime, odd couple, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, serial killer, rapist, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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50%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crimes, police detective, who done it, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, chief of police, police chief, murder, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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50%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 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, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, crime, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, law enforcement, crimes, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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50%
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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, partners, law enforcement, crimes, police, state trooper, society, danger, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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49%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police detective, older man younger man relationship, partners against crime, crimes, partners, undercover, verbal byplay, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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49%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, who done it, deadly, whodunit, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
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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: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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48%
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The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bilingual
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, forensics, partners, crimes, deadly, social worker, serial killer, hunt down, cat and mouse, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, france, europe, english channel
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Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, police detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, crime, tough law enforcer, coworker, workplace, crimes, female police officer, urban, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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48%
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21 Jump Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, light, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, high school, teenage life, hidden identity, youth, police detective, undercover agent, working undercover, fighting crime, crimes, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, superior, crimes, crime investigation, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
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