Movies and TV shows like Jake and the Fatman

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Jake and the Fatman (1987)
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Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, criminal, crimes, private detective, legal, jury, law enforcement, legal investigation, fighting crime, police investigation, partners, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, partners against crime, crime investigation, private investigator, buddy cop, lawyer, attorney, murder, district attorney, sergeant, obese, deadly, crime
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Jake and the Fatman

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 investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Jake and the Fatman: Matlock (1986), T.J. Hooker (1982), Hawaii Five-O (1968), Law & Order (1990), Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, legal action, mystery, elderly, power relations, jury, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
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T.J. Hooker (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, witty
Plot: rookie, police, honest law enforcer, workaholic, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, police officer, camp ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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100%
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, suspect ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, lawyer, legal, evidence, police, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, homicide detective, courtroom, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mike Hammer, Private Eye is an American syndicated television program based on the adventures of the fictitious private detective Mike Hammer, created by novelist Mickey Spillane. The show starred Stacy Keach and was seen as an attempt to revive the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: private detective, law enforcement, crimes, partners, mystery, partners against crime, riddles and clues, private investigator, pulp fiction, hard boiled
Time: 80s
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100%
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Perry Mason (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, lawyer, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, legal action, courtroom, murder, dishonesty, police corruption, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
Law & Order  Los Angeles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: legal action, murder, legal, police investigation, legal investigation, fighting crime, courtroom drama, power relations, law enforcement, partners against crime, workplace, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: fighting crime, undercover, partners against crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners, crimes, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
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40%
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, courtroom drama, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, rivalry, sexual abuse, police station, lawsuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal investigation, law enforcement, confined, military, hotshot lawyer, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, police, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, propaganda, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, fighting crime, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, who done it, partners against crime, whodunit, crimes, crime investigation, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, bruges
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, tattoo, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, workplace, society, crimes, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Brooklyn South (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooklyn South is an American ensemble police drama series that aired on CBS for only one season during the 1997–98 television season. The series was co-created by Steven Bochco, Bill Clark, David Milch and William M. Finkelstein. Bochco is the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police, tough heroes, police detective, partners, criminal heroes, partners against crime, life is a bitch, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, lie, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Shattered (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Shattered is a Canadian police procedural series created by Rick Drew. The main character is a tough, smart homicide detective in Vancouver who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. His wife Ella ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, partners, law enforcement, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An actor rigs a fake shooting on TV with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes wrong when the gun turns out to contain a live round.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, righting the wronged, investigation, dedicated lawyer, society, actor's life, hotshot lawyer, mystery, media, legal, amateur detective, prank ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, investigation, mystery, private detective, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, police station, police detective, investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Derrick (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, murder investigation, manners, superior officer, partners, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, crime investigation, sidekick ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: germany, munich germany, europe
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31%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, rough, serious, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, law enforcement, fighting the system, courtroom drama, police detective, hotshot lawyer, workplace, society, fighting crime, legal, rivalry, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, writer's life, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, investigation, private detective, rivalry, dishonesty, ghost, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, strong female presence, price of justice, partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, drug dealing, legal action, society, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, swat team, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, workplace situations, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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29%
The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As District Attorney Kathryn Peale and defense attorney Jimmy Nolan rally their teams around their arguments and prepare to go head-to-head in the the courtroom, they make frantic moves and countermoves of complex legal wrangling to tilt justice in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: legal action, district attorney, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, hidden truth, legal, jury, ego clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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29%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, lawsuit, dedicated lawyer, crimes, workplace, legal, law enforcement, workplace situations, jury, cop witness relations, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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28%
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K-Ville (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: K-Ville is an American television drama created and executive produced by Jonathan Lisco, centering on policing New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Deran Sarafian directed the pilot. On May 15, 2008, the series was officially canceled.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, demolished city, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, police detective, chief of police, political corruption, partners against crime, against the rules, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Public Morals (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, moral dilemma, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, temptation, gangsters, human
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%