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: 60 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, crimes, courtroom, partners, crime, legal investigation, private detective, legal, jury, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, hotshot lawyer, partners against crime, crime investigation, private investigator, buddy cop, lawyer, criminal, murder, sergeant, attorney, obese, district attorney
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, crime, partners against crime, police detective, partners and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Jake and the Fatman: Matlock (1986), T.J. Hooker (1982), Law & Order (1990), Hawaii Five-O (1968), 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, mystery, legal action, elderly, jury, lawyers and clients, power relations ...
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: suspenseful, witty, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: rookie, police, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, workaholic, partners, partners against crime, crimes, police partner ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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, clever, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, legal, lawyer, evidence, police, homicide detective, courtroom, police investigation, murder, coworker, punishment ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, partners against crime, multiple suspects, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
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100%
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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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: private detective, crime, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, neo noir, riddles and clues, pulp fiction, hard boiled, private investigator
Time: 80s
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100%
Law & Order: LA (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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal action, police investigation, legal, murder, legal investigation, district attorney, police detective, courtroom drama, power relations, partners against crime, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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53%
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, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, courtroom drama, fighting crime, workplace, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, hotshot lawyer, partners, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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44%
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, legal, confined, who done it, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, crimes, partners against crime, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, who done it, deadly, whodunit, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
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41%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, partners, crimes, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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40%
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, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, partners, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal, wiretap, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
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39%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, deadly, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, partners, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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38%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, partners, crime, deadly, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police station, police, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners, crimes, fighting crime, life is a bitch, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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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, police investigation, murder, murder investigation, crime, partners against crime, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, partners, superior officer, manners ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: germany, munich germany, europe
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36%
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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, courtroom drama, investigation, origin story, courtroom, murder, perry mason, false accusation, dishonesty, police corruption, legal action ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa
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35%
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, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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34%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, law enforcement, fighting the system, police detective, courtroom drama, society, workplace, legal, rivalry, fighting crime, sexual abuse, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Plot: police station, police, fighting crime, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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32%
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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, rough, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, partners, demolished city, unlikely partners, political corruption, police detective, fighting crime, police chief, partners against crime, against the rules, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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32%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, unlikely partners, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, crimes, deadly, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, female detective, life is a bitch, crime, drug dealing, police investigation, legal, legal action, mystery, tough law enforcer, gender, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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31%
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, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, legal, workplace situations, lawsuit, cop witness relations, jury, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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30%
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Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: legal, murder, lawyer, law firm, courtroom, boss and employee, workplace situations, couple relations, hotshot lawyer, investigation, crime, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, moral dilemma, law enforcement, partners, crimes, partners against crime, temptation, gangsters, crime, united states of america, human, gangster
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
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30%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: district attorney, legal action, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, legal, jury, ego clash, buried truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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30%
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NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, partners, law enforcement, crimes, police, state trooper, society, danger, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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29%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, crime, fighting crime, chase, law enforcement, manipulations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Reasonable Doubts (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Reasonable Doubts is a police drama broadcast in the United States by NBC that ran from 1991 to 1993.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: district attorney, deaf, police, partners against crime, legal, mute or deaf, law enforcement, police detective, handicapped, sign language, deafness, courtroom ...
Time: 90s
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28%