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.
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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Most similar movies to In the Heat of the Night

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 Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like In the Heat of the Night: Cold Squad (1998), Major Crimes (2012), Chiefs (1983), Baretta (1975), Cagney & Lacey (1981). 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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, riddles and clues, crime, deadly, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, crimes, cold case ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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100%
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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, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, 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
 1K
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: racism, murder, small town, murder investigation, police chief, society, dishonesty, small town life, deadly, chief, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 2K
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: police detective, undercover, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, police station, police investigation, drug dealing, pets, tough law enforcer, working undercover, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, partners against crime, legal action, crimes, mystery, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, legal, crime, reluctant partners, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, partners against crime, partners, workplace, human nature, against the rules, deadly, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crimes of passion, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, partners, crimes, mystery, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop, loss of lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, parent child relationship, lapd, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, society, child killer, crimes, riddles and clues, police station ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
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, rough, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police, police station, police protagonist, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, workplace, fbi, african american, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 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, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, parents and children, partners, single parent, rivalry, workplace, family problems, photographic memory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, who done it, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, workplace situations, crime, partners, law enforcement, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, who done it, crimes, police investigation, danger, rivalry, honest law enforcer, law enforcement, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, crime, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, small town, crimes, police protagonist, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 2K
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, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police detective, crime, rebelliousness, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, criminal heroes, drug abuse, police corruption, police station ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, multiple suspects, fighting crime, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, partners, law enforcement, urban, police investigation, verbal byplay, partners against crime, crime, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, 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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: law and order, murder, legal action, police investigation, legal, law enforcement, courtroom, power relations, courtroom drama, district attorney, fighting crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: stylized, captivating, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, crimes, heroes, tough law enforcer, hotshot hero, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, cop witness relations, police investigation, police protagonist, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, mystery, crime, crimes, power relations, urban, disability, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 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, tough law enforcer, urban ghetto life, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, life is a bitch, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspicion, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, society, urban, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, caucasian, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, deadly, partners, law enforcement, undercover, police investigation, serial killer, partners against crime, chases and races, crime, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, witty
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, police investigation, crime, riddles and clues, forensics, law enforcement, partners, unlikely partners, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, criminal heroes, working undercover, city life, police detective, gang, police, violence, black cop, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, gays and lesbians, bounty hunter, partners against crime, interracial relations, racism, society, fighting crime, crime, against the rules, chase, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, coworker, workplace, female police officer, urban, female partner, heroic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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