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.
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, small town, police, crimes, partners, crime, interracial relations, society, small town life, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, initially antagonists, social relations, racism, police chief, murder, sergeant, black cop
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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 crime, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, police and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like In the Heat of the Night: Cold Squad (1998), Major Crimes (2012), Chiefs (1983), Cagney & Lacey (1981), 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: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, partners, police investigation, mystery, crime, cold case ...
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: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: homicide detective, policewoman, crimes, police detective, police investigation, workplace, coworker, police station, lapd, murder investigation, fighting crime, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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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: small town, murder, racism, murder investigation, police chief, teenage life, dishonesty, deadly, small town life, chief, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, crimes, crime, mystery, life is a bitch, gender, society, reluctant partners, legal action, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, mystery, law enforcement, partners, deadly, crimes, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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65%
 6.7
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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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, pets, partners, drug dealing, police station, tough law enforcer, working undercover, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 843
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, society, urban, tough law enforcer, crime, police, caucasian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
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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 detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, partners, partners against crime, human nature, deadly, workplace, tough law enforcer, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, deadly, fighting crime, partners, crimes of passion, law enforcement, beach ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police, police investigation, law enforcement, multiple suspects, crime, crimes, mystery, parent child relationship, lapd, murder, father son relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, police investigation, honest law enforcer, who done it, police station, society, child killer, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, talky, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police, police station, police protagonist, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, fbi, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, police investigation, police detective, who done it, partners against crime, amateur detective, crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, parents and children, partners, rivalry, single parent, workplace, family problems, photographic memory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
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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, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, forensics, mystery, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, small town, police, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, crimes, who done it, law enforcement, rivalry, honest law enforcer, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Dragnet 1967 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, crime, partners against crime, drug abuse, rebelliousness, police investigation, crimes, criminal heroes, fighting crime, police corruption, law enforcement, detective sergeant ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 630
Brooklyn South (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: police, partners against crime, crimes, urban ghetto life, crime, police investigation, police detective, police station, tough heroes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 1K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, power relations, tough law enforcer, disability, fighting crime, law enforcement, urban, wheelchair bound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, multiple suspects, fighting crime, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, suspect ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, older man younger man relationship, police detective, urban, partners, law enforcement, fighting crime, crime, partners against crime, crimes, undercover, verbal byplay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, mystery, crimes, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ 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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: law and order, legal action, murder, police investigation, legal, courtroom drama, fighting crime, law enforcement, courtroom, workplace, legal investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
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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: captivating, stylized, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: police detective, hotshot hero, crime, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, cop witness relations, police investigation, police lieutenant, lollipop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, partners against crime, bounty hunter, racism, interracial relations, crime, against the rules, crimes, fighting crime, society, gays and lesbians, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, society, criminal heroes, city life, gang, police detective, police, violence, black cop, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 3K
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: police detective, chases and races, murder, partners against crime, track down, tough law enforcer, police investigation, serial killer, undercover, working undercover, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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, witty, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, law enforcement, partners, forensics, crimes, unlikely partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.4
 2K
Crime Story (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: police detective, tough heroes, law enforcement, crimes, gangsters, tough law enforcer, police, organized crime, police protagonist, danger, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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