Movies and TV shows like In the Heat of the Night

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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, society, law enforcement, fighting crime, white trash, social relations, police investigation, partners, odd couple, small town life, partners against crime, reluctant partners, initially antagonists, racism, chief of police, murder, crime investigation, sergeant, black cop, black history, crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa

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Most similar movies to In the Heat of the Night

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, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police, fighting crime and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like In the Heat of the Night: Burke's Law (1994), Cold Squad (1998), Robbery Homicide Division (2002), Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010), Nash Bridges (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, multiple suspects, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, police investigation, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, strong female presence, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, crimes, mystery, coroner, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, vancouver
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Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, police investigation, fighting crime, murder, law enforcement, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, society, police station, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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63%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 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, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, law enforcement, murder investigation, british, male protagonist, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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60%
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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, partners, crimes, police investigation, parents and children, rivalry, workplace, single parent, family problems, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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60%
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, tense, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, suspect ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
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57%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, police detective, police investigation, partners against crime, who done it, homicide detective, friendship, father son relationship, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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56%
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, tense, realistic, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, partners, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, buddy cop, shrewd, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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56%
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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, tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, superior, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, crimes, partners, serial killer, law enforcement, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, undercover, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: police detective, police, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, who done it, honest law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation, greek, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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55%
Law & Order  Los Angeles (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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: legal, legal action, murder, police investigation, legal investigation, fighting crime, courtroom drama, power relations, law enforcement, partners against crime, workplace, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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54%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police, partners, criminal heroes, partners against crime, life is a bitch, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, tough heroes, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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54%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police detective, lapd, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, police investigation, drug abuse, rebelliousness, police corruption, propaganda ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, lawyer, legal, evidence, police, murder investigation, courtroom, police investigation, murder, homicide detective, coworker ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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53%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, forensics, loneliness, crimes, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery, small town, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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53%
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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, city life, criminal heroes, working undercover, gang, police detective, police, violence, black cop, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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53%
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21 Jump Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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, enigmatic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: undercover, high school, hidden identity, youth, teenage life, police detective, undercover agent, working undercover, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, dog, partners, partners against crime, odd couple, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, boxer, rapist, police captain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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52%
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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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, racism, police investigation, haunted by the past, law enforcement, society, ego clash, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, loss of son, hate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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52%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: older man younger man relationship, police detective, police, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, undercover, police investigation, crimes, verbal byplay, police lieutenant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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52%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, female partner, crimes, murder, murder investigation, coma, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
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52%
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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52%
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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: murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, who done it, police detective, chief of police, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, murder, whodunit, riddles and clues ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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52%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, fighting crime, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, who done it, partners against crime, whodunit, crimes, crime investigation, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, bruges
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51%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, fighting crime, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, interracial relations, chase, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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51%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 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: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, crimes, inspector, police, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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51%
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Beck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Beck follows the Swedish police officer Martin Beck and his partner Gunvald Larson investigating various crimes.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, police investigation, swedish, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, mystery, police protagonist, police, murder, hidden truth ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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50%
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, rough, suspenseful, heroic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, police detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, coworker, workplace, crimes, chief of police, streetwise, graphic violence, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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50%
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Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, murder, graphic violence, murder investigation, danger, deadly, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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