Movies and TV shows like Law & Order

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Law & Order (1990)
 7.7
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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: tense, realistic, clever, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, sincere, surprise ending
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, law and order, police, legal, courtroom, murder, police investigation, homicide detective, partners, coworker, punishment, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, jury, law enforcement, investigator, cop witness relations, murder investigation, tough law enforcer, trial, corpse, interrogation, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s, 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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, police detective, police investigation and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Law & Order: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), NCIS (2003), City Homicide (2007), The Wire (2002). 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: captivating, tense, clever, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, lawyer, police, police investigation, sexual abuse, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, fighting crime, district attorney, danger, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, danger, teamwork, expert, scientist, investigator, mystery, police detective, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, power relations, murder, mind game, crime, workplace situations, deadly, partners, judiciary, judge, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, tense, talky, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police, police station, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, african american, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 106K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, forensics, crime investigation, computer genius, crime, navy, victim, interrogation, government agency, special agents, teamwork, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: law and order, murder, legal, police investigation, legal action, power relations, partners against crime, legal investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, district attorney, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 678
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, dishonesty, fighting crime, partners, rivalry, deadly, mouse, police corruption, serial killer, police investigation, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, bleak, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, police detective, police investigation, lawyer, deadly, power relations, dedicated lawyer, crime, mystery, partners, fighting crime, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 9.3
 240K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: police detective, drug dealing, police investigation, drug lord, wiretap, lesbian, crime, working undercover, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, ex law enforcer, power relations, legal action, crime, crimes, partners against crime, police station, sexual abuse, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 10K
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, captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, deadly, workplace, human nature, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 2K
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, couple relations, crime, workplace situations, boss and employee, investigation, couples, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 431K
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 22K
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, female detective, victim, uncover truth, crime, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 41K
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, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, workplace, riddles and clues, partners against crime, forensics, murder, investigation, crimes, crime investigation, interrogation, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, track down, race against time, police detective, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, forensics, crimes, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female detective, partners, best friends, crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 136K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, special agents, intelligence, profiler, team, law enforcement, danger, serial killer, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 11K
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, police detective, policewoman, lapd, fighting crime, police station, workplace, coworker, investigator, murder investigation, homicide detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 6K
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, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police, who done it, crimes, danger, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, rivalry, honest law enforcer, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.5
 103K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, multiple suspects, talented, crimes, law enforcement, unlikely relationship, cruelty, partners, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 31K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, witty
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, investigation, frame up, murder, ex convict, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 26K
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: rough, clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, trial, dishonesty, power relations, corporate crimes, legal action, manipulations, workplace, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 31K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, loner, law enforcement, police investigation, coworker, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, superior officer, suspicion, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 49K
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, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, policewoman, crime, danger, investigation, forensics, mystery, riddles and clues, deadly, forensic evidence, medical examiner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 7K
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: tense, clever, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, social problems, workplace, injustice, crimes, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 2K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, jury, media circus, trial, legal investigation, rivalry, innocence, legal, celebrity culture, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 88K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, parents and children, coworker, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ 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: witty, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal, hotshot lawyer, mystery, legal action, elderly, who done it, power relations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 842
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: serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, courtroom drama, society, legal, sexual abuse, rivalry, workplace, creator, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%