Movies and TV shows like Kojak

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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
Plot: police detective, police, crimes, fighting crime, who done it, police investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, honest law enforcer, investigation, greek, murder investigation, nypd, riddles and clues, tough law enforcer, city, propaganda, partner, police protagonist, police lieutenant, big city life, danger, urban, bald, bald man ...
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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kojak: Columbo (1971), The Streets of San Francisco (1972), CSI: Miami (2002), Cagney & Lacey (1981), Ironside (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder, murder investigation, crime investigation, riddles and clues, crime solving, unconventional method, uncover truth, basset hound, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
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, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, undercover, police investigation, crimes, verbal byplay, police lieutenant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, policewoman, murder, workplace situations, workplace, riddles and clues, police investigation, police detective, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, female detective, price of justice, strong female presence, partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, drug dealing, legal action, society, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, serious, tense, talky, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: handicapped, police detective, police, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, private detective, fighting crime, civil rights, hippie, sniper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, witty, clever ...
Plot: fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, police, murder, russian immigrant, immigrants, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, crime investigation, crime scene ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ 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, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: legal, crimes, murder, coroner, law enforcement, police detective, mystery, partners against crime, uncover truth, life is a bitch, legal investigation, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, tough law enforcer, disability, power relations, handicapped, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, witty ...
Plot: police investigation, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, city, police, murder, criminal, urban
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police, widower, partner, urban setting, whodunit, riddles and clues, streetwise, rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, coworker, right and wrong, team, workplace, undercover agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, family tradition, police commissioner, police detective, chief of police, family life, price of justice, law enforcement, police brutality, crimes, police protagonist, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, police, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, snitch, rivalry, swamp, criminal's revenge, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: working undercover, uncover truth, who done it, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, u.s. marshal, investigation, fish out of water, criminal, police officer, police ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, undercover, working undercover, police station, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, drug dealing, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, pets ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: german shepherd, partners, police dog, police, police investigation, crimes, dog, tough law enforcer, workplace, murder, investigation, human animal relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, corruption, tough law enforcer, politician, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime, society, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ 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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, policewoman, crime investigation, buddy cop, loss of lover, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: police station, police, fighting crime, workplace, police detective, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, swat team, workplace situations, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, scientist, workplace, murder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco's highly successful NYPD Blue, which had ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, blindness, murder investigation, fighting crime, police station, crimes, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, murder, robbery, partners against crime, partners, against the rules, workplace, tough law enforcer, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, partners against crime, workplace, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, crimes, interrogation, mystery, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, crime investigation, police, tough law enforcer, propaganda, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, car chase, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, law enforcement, crimes, unlikely partners, society, working undercover, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, murder, serial killer, crimes, riddles and clues, police investigation, police, law enforcement, investigation, evidence, partners against crime, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%