Movies and TV shows like Law & Order

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Law & Order (1990)
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Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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 on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. At the time of its cancellation, Law & Order was the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television. After The Simpsons, both Law & Order and Gunsmoke tied for the second longest-running scripted American primetime series with ongoing characters.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, sincere, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: lawyer, crime investigation, law and order, police, evidence, courtroom, homicide detective, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, legal, partners, dedicated lawyer, jury, district attorney, trial, ethics, interrogation, corpse, arrest, rivalry, power relations, workplace, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Law & Order

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 detective, murder, police investigation and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Law & Order: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), City Homicide (2007), Murder One (1995), NYPD Blue (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police, law and order, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, lawyer, sexual abuse, law enforcement, sex crime, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
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95%
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, judiciary, prosecutor, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, mystery, murder, police detective, evidence, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, scientist, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, talky ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police protagonist, police, police station, partners against crime, realism, crime, tough law enforcer, homicide detective, police department, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, partners against crime, crime, school, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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100%
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, crime, dedicated lawyer, partners against crime, trial, police station, fighting crime, legal action, legal investigation, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, murder investigation, law and order, lapd, lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, price of justice, police detective, crime, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, mystery, legal, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Theodore 'Teddy' Hoffman is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: lawyer, legal, crime, hotshot lawyer, law firm, investigation, murder, workplace situations, boss and employee, couple relations, couples, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: police, police station, murder, robbery, police detective, crime, realism, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, fighting crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, riddles and clues, workplace, partners against crime, murder, investigation, forensics, crime investigation, crimes, mystery, interrogation, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: clever, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, police detective, serial killer, crimes, murder, partners, investigation, partners against crime, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, fbi, kidnapping, murder, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, urban, track down, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A fast-paced character-oriented story, focuses on the lives and loves of the young assistant district attorneys in New York, following their career paths as these passionate but naive ADAs are confronted with tough, emotional cases that challenge ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, district attorney, fighting crime, legal investigation, legal action, courtroom drama, workplace situations, crimes, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, female detective, partners against crime, crime, reluctant partners, mystery, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, legal action, police investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, trial, murder, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, forensics, workplace, suspicion, crime, partners, police detective, policewoman, best friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: police detective, crime, female detective, homicide detective, policewoman, investigator, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, mystery, urban, crimes, law enforcement, disability, power relations, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police detective, police investigation, victim, crime, uncover truth, female detective, murder investigation, riddles and clues, policewoman, interrogation, murder, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, danger, policewoman, investigation, mystery, forensics, deadly, medical examiner, forensic evidence, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, society, power relations, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, greek, crime, fighting crime, urban, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police, small town, crime, partners against crime, police chief, racism, reluctant partners, fighting crime, police investigation, interracial relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, legal investigation, jury, courtroom drama, media circus, trial, legal, celebrity culture, rivalry, crimes, innocence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 5K
Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: elderly, lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, loner, riddles and clues, murder trial, danger, murder, determination, coworker, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, crime, fighting crime, crime investigation, buddy cop, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, police station, police, lapd, crimes, police detective, police chief, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder investigation, injury, police station, criminal heroes, golden years, fighting crime, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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