Movies and TV shows like In the Heat of the Night

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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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, police, police detective and partners mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like In the Heat of the Night: NYPD Blue (1993), Cagney & Lacey (1981), Law & Order (1990), 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, serious, captivating ...
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: realism, crime, partners against crime, police station, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, fighting crime, murder, police investigation, police, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   90%
    User:   94%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime, partners against crime, police detective, reluctant partners, mystery, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, legal action, female detective, police investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
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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, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, police, law and order, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   83%
    User:   96%
 
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, realistic, talky, rough ...
Plot: murder, partners against crime, realism, crime, police detective, tough law enforcer, police station, fighting crime, police investigation, police protagonist, police, crimes ...
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Place: baltimore, usa
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    User:   91%
 
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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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    User:   86%
 
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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, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, hidden identity, crime, high school, fighting crime, 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:   69%
    User:   58%
 
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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: serious, suspenseful, 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:   65%
    User:   68%
 
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, partners against crime, vengeance, crime, murder, small town, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
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Brass
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, partners against crime, police station, fighting crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, kidnapping, amateur detective, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
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, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, 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:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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Dalziel and Pascoe
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty, tense
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police detective, mystery, unlikely partners, police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, partners, riddles and clues, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire
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System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
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Cracker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: anti heroes, crime, psychologist, fighting crime, mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
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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, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, police detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, murder, working undercover, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, partners against crime, drugs/alcohol, police detective, drug dealing, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, undercover, partners, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Traces of Red
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, mystery, reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, murder, sexual relations, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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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, realistic, rough ...
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:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, fighting crime, police investigation, urban, law enforcement, partners, older man younger man relationship, police detective, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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Cold Squad
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: crime, police investigation, police detective, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder investigation, riddles and clues, partners, cold case ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
Diagnosis Murder
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, crime, hospital, partners against crime, mystery, doctors and patients, who done it, workplace situations, police investigation, murder, doctor, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
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, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crime, police investigation, urban, partners against crime, mystery, track down, riddles and clues, fbi, crimes, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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Killer Instinct
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, buddy cop, crime investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, 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:   38%
    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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
Kojak: The Belarus File
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lt. Theo Kojak uncovers a Nazi conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, urban, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, riddles and clues, who done it, police, hiding, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
The Arrangement
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, urban, woman in danger, crime, danger, criminal's revenge, gangsters, partners against crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 

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Mob City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, lapd, police, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
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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, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, gang, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, police corruption, racism, urban ghetto life, corruption, police, investigation ...
Time: 90s
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
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