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.
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, danger, fighting crime, who done it, police investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, honest law enforcer, investigation, greek, murder investigation, nypd, riddles and clues, crime, urban, tough law enforcer, city, bald, partner, bald man, police protagonist, lollipop, police lieutenant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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, crime, law enforcement, police, police detective, police investigation and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kojak: Columbo (1971), The Streets of San Francisco (1972), A Touch of Frost (1992), Ironside (1967), Cold Squad (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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, witty, suspenseful, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, mind game, crime investigation, murder, homicide detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
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.
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, older man younger man relationship, police detective, police investigation, partners, crimes, crime, verbal byplay, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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100%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police, partner, widower, urban setting, riddles and clues, workplace, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ironside (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: handicapped, police, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, investigation, private detective, mystery, crimes, crime, danger, hippie ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, mystery, crime, law enforcement, partners, deadly, riddles and clues, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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100%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, wheelchair bound, power relations, disability, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, coroner, crimes, law enforcement, legal, crime, police detective, legal investigation, partners against crime, deadly, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
Kojak: The Belarus File (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lt. Theo Kojak uncovers a Nazi conspiracy.
Style: clever, witty, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime, crimes, urban, who done it, riddles and clues, police, russian, soviet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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38%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, mystery, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, reluctant partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dark Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police investigation, police detective, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime, right and wrong, coworker, team, workplace ...
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.
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family tradition, family relations, police commissioner, chief of police, police chief, family life, law enforcement, police detective, crimes, police brutality, price of justice, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: witty, rough, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: fighting crime, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, who done it, riddles and clues, urban, crimes, criminal, murder, police ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: police detective, undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, reluctant partners, fighting crime, crime, pets, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, rough, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, serial killer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gang, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, investigation, police, informant, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, rivalry, snitch, deadly ...
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.
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: uncover truth, working undercover, 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 ⇓
29%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, policewoman, crime, buddy cop, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: corruption, police detective, tough law enforcer, female police officer, politician, policewoman, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, partners against crime, chief of police, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Miami Vice (1984)
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, stylized, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, undercover, partners, partners against crime, crimes, drug dealing, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, deadly, two man army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, parents and children, police investigation, partners, crimes, workplace, single parent, rivalry, family problems, photographic memory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Plot: police station, police, workplace, fighting crime, workplace situations, police detective, partners, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, blindness, murder investigation, fighting crime, danger, police station, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, police detective, fighting crime, crimes, crime, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, rough, realistic, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, policewoman, crime, danger, murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, mystery, workplace, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 11K
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, serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police station, police detective, police, murder, robbery, partners, partners against crime, human nature, friends, against the rules, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 43K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, danger, crime investigation, workplace, riddles and clues, murder, society, investigation, crimes, mystery, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, urban, crime investigation, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: car chase, police detective, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, unlikely partners, society, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
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Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, unconventional method, forensics, deadly, honest law enforcer, female detective, sergeant, crime, crimes, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, police, state trooper, danger, society, streetwise, urban, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%