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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.
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 tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police detective, police investigation, police and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like In the Heat of the Night: Cold Squad (1998), Major Crimes (2012), Gracepoint (2014), Chiefs (1983), Killer Instinct (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, crime, partners, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, mystery, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, crimes, police investigation, coworker, workplace, police chief, fighting crime, investigator, lapd, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
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Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: murder investigation, murder, small town, police investigation, crime, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, crimes, law enforcement, child murder, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, small town, chief of police, police chief, murder investigation, dishonesty, small town life, law enforcement, deadly, society, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: southern usa
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76%
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Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, partners, policewoman, crime, buddy cop, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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69%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, urban, lapd, latex gloves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, female detective, tough law enforcer, crime, mystery, price of justice, legal action, partners against crime, life is a bitch, reluctant partners, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
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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, crime, urban, disability, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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63%
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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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: police detective, undercover, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners, pets, police investigation, police station, reluctant partners, partners against crime, drug dealing, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, clever, serious, rough ...
Plot: police station, police, fighting crime, workplace, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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NYPD Blue (1993)
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police station, police detective, police, murder, robbery, partners against crime, partners, against the rules, tough law enforcer, deadly, workplace, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, rough, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police, police station, police protagonist, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, workplace, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes of passion, police investigation, deadly, beach, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police chief, chief of police, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
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53%
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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, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, forensics, crime, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, small town, police, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, rough
Plot: police detective, heroes, crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, hotshot hero, law enforcement, fighting crime, cop witness relations, police investigation, nypd, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, parents and children, crimes, partners, family problems, single parent, workplace, rivalry, photographic memory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, murder, crimes, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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: serious, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, police investigation, child killer, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hap and Leonard (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, bounty hunter, partners against crime, interracial relations, racism, fighting crime, society, crime, against the rules, crimes, gays and lesbians, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police, police investigation, law enforcement, multiple suspects, mystery, crime, crimes, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, police detective, police investigation, who done it, partners against crime, crime, homicide detective, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, tense, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, workplace, irish, investigation, police protagonist, suspect ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, captivating, bleak, clever, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, investigation, partners against crime, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
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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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: police detective, police, crimes, who done it, danger, police investigation, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, law enforcement, rivalry, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, chases and races, crimes, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, police investigation, undercover, serial killer, partners, track down, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: law and order, legal action, legal, police investigation, murder, district attorney, power relations, courtroom drama, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
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 ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, coroner, legal, crimes, crime, law enforcement, police detective, anti heroes, uncover truth, legal investigation, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 12K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crimes, crime, murder investigation, mystery, forensics, depression, life is a bitch, small town, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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