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Kojak (1973)
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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 popular Cannon series, which was moved one hour earlier. Kojak's Greek American heritage, shared by actor Savalas, was prominently featured in the series. In 1999 TV Guide ranked Theo Kojak number 18 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.
Style: rough, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty
Audience: kids
Plot: police, who done it, investigation, fighting crime, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, police detective, murder investigation, police officer, car chase, villain, legal, greek, tough law enforcer, riddles and clues, city, male protagonist, big city life, propaganda, partner, police lieutenant, police protagonist, nypd ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Kojak

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about police, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, police officer, fighting crime and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kojak: The Streets of San Francisco (1972), CSI: Miami (2002), NYPD Blue (1993), Quincy M.E. (1976), Ironside (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, retro
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, vietnam war, fighting crime, police officer, older man younger man relationship, police detective, investigation, car chase, police lieutenant, police inspector, homicide detective, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, policewoman, forensics, murder, workplace situations, workplace, police, medical examiner, crime scene, police detective, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida
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100%
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NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: police, police detective, swat team, murder, partners against crime, police station, robbery, police protagonist, law enforcement, partners, friends, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, retro ...
Audience: kids
Plot: legal, medical, police, coroner, murder, law enforcement, police detective, intelligence agency, murder mystery, investigation, supernatural, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
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Ironside (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When ...
Style: talky, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, private detective, investigation, handicapped, intelligence agency, police detective, sniper, disability, fighting crime, law enforcement, hippie, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, vengeance, injustice, rivalry, tough heroes, one man army, machismo, superhero, conspiracy, police, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, investigation, murder investigation, nypd, coroner, strong female presence, riddles and clues, police investigation, partners, fighting crime, law enforcement, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blue Heelers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series which depicted the lives of police officers stationed at the fictional Mount Thomas police station in a small town in Victoria.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, touching, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, gay, investigation, nypd, police, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, heroes, save the day, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, captivating, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, police detective, homicide detective, murder investigation, mind game, crime investigation, police protagonist, police, basset hound, crime solving, riddles and clues, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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, fighting crime, law enforcement, wheelchair bound, suspense, police, black cast, investigation, handicapped, power relations, disability, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, parents and children, family problems, single parent, rivalry, workplace, best friend, city ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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100%
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Dark Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Blue was an action/drama television series which premiered on TNT on July 15, 2009, at 10 pm. It ended its run on September 15, 2010. The series is set in Los Angeles, California. It revolves around Carter Shaw, the leader of an undercover ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, undercover agent, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, team, right and wrong, workplace, coworker, police procedural, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, corruption, politician, policewoman, police, fighting crime, law enforcement, political corruption, chief of police, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cagney & Lacey (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police, police detective, legal, women, police officer, parents, villain, woman with a gun, car chase, nypd, society, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Blue Bloods (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: police detective, family tradition, family relations, police commissioner, law enforcement, investigation, family life, price of justice, chief of police, police procedural, police, female detective ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, police, police investigation, law enforcement, snitch, rivalry, informant, swamp, gang, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
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A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
TV show
Story: A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV from 1992 until 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R.D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, whodunit, police, investigation, riddles and clues, murder mystery, bbc, british, partners against crime, intrigue, intelligence agency, urban setting ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Kojak: The Belarus File (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lt. Theo Kojak uncovers a Nazi conspiracy.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, clever, witty ...
Plot: world war two, police, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, who done it, riddles and clues, conspiracy, concentration camp survivor, immigrants, russian immigrant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Kommissar Rex is a police procedural drama originally made in Austria and aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2008 the series was revived under Austrian-Italian production, and has since 2009 been made fully in Italy, with occasional episodes set in ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, retro
Plot: partners, dog, police, police dog, german shepherd, murder investigation, workplace, investigation, murder, human animal relationship, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Kojak: Ariana (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One of Kojak's old enemies uses Ariana, a young Greek girl, as bait to trap the legendary New York detective. Meanwhile, Kojak finds himself a brash young associate.
Style: serious, realistic, witty, rough, clever ...
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, riddles and clues, who done it, police, murder, criminal, city, reunion, urban
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Baretta (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, car chase, investigation, police officer, undercover, police protagonist, police investigation, drug dealing, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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McCloud (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: McCloud is an American television police drama that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1977. The title role is played by Dennis Weaver as Marshal Sam McCloud, a law officer from Taos, New Mexico, on semi-permanent "special assignment" with the New ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: police, u.s. marshal, uncover truth, working undercover, who done it, law enforcement, criminal heroes, investigation, police officer, criminal, car chase, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: police, law enforcement, swat team, police station, workplace, fighting crime, police detective, partners against crime, partners, workplace situations, police officer, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Banacek (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, police, private investigator, theft, investigation, polish, insurance, insurance company, insurance investigator, insurance fraud, chauffeur, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Third Watch (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics, all working the same fictional 55th precinct during the 3pm to 11pm shift - the 'Third Watch'.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, medical drama
Plot: police officer, firefighter, paramedic, police, medical, rescue, nypd, law enforcement, police corruption, gang, fighting crime, medicine ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, private detective, who done it, partners against crime, police detective, mysterious character, murder, whodunit, riddles and clues, private investigator, partners, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, hotshot hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, nypd, gang, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, society, law enforcement, police, crime investigation, car chase, investigation, nypd, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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S.W.A.T. (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Like The ...
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, swat team, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, police officer, vietnam veteran, police protagonist, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
McMillan & Wife (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: McMillan & Wife is a lighthearted American police procedural that aired on NBC from September 17, 1971 to April 24, 1977. Starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James in the title roles, the series premiered in 90-minute episodes as part of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police, age difference, couples, criminal heroes, police investigation, legal, legal investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting crime, couple relations, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%