Movies and TV shows like Water Rats

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Water Rats (1996)
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Water Rats (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based around the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime across Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour. Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the show's early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the show's main stars. For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops' personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. The final episode was broadcast in Australia on 7 August 2001.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, crimes, ocean, heroes, ocean or sea, partners, crime, mystery, fighting crime, chases and races, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, workplace, patronizing, tough law enforcer, boat chase, lesbian, blonde, telephone, infidelity, photograph, adultery, brunette, mobile phone ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia

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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, police, police investigation, police detective and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Water Rats: Blue Heelers (1994), Rush (2008), City Homicide (2007), Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), The Bill (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Heelers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series which depicted the lives of police officers stationed at the fictional Mount Thomas police station in a small town in Victoria.
Style: touching, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police, danger, police investigation, tough law enforcer, heroes, workplace, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, save the day, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Rush (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rush was an Australian television police drama that first screened on Network Ten in September 2008. Set in Melbourne, Victoria, it focuses on the members of a Police Tactical Response team. It is produced by John Edwards and Southern Star. On 10 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: partners, fighting crime, workplace situations, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, sergeant, crime, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, fighting crime, who done it, uncover truth, police corruption, partners, protagonist as suspect, danger, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Kommissar Rex is a police procedural drama originally made in Austria and aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2008 the series was revived under Austrian-Italian production, and has since 2009 been made fully in Italy, with occasional episodes set in ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: police dog, german shepherd, partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, workplace, chases and races, murder, dog, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna, europe
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, crime, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, law enforcement, crimes, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, parents and children, crimes, partners, police investigation, family problems, rivalry, single parent, workplace, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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25%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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East West 101 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Zane Malik and the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, police detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, law enforcement, ego clash, rivalry, fighting crime, society, loss of son, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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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: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, social differences, law enforcement, workplace, partners, crime, crimes, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, police detective, older man younger man relationship, partners against crime, crimes, partners, undercover, verbal byplay, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
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Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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22%
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, track down, law enforcement, police detective, hidden identity, police, danger, murder, strong female presence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Cobra 11 (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in countries ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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S.W.A.T. (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Like The ...
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat, law enforcement, fighting crime, danger, police investigation, workplace situations, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, workplace, swat team, teamwork ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, police, strong female presence, crime, marital crisis, dead husband, legal, child murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, whodunit, single mother, crime, single parent, strong female presence, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, outsmarting, coworker, murder, suspicion, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, partners, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, crimes, crime, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Blue Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, prostitute, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime, drug dealing, dishonesty, fighting crime, rise and fall, political corruption, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, partners, workplace, fighting crime, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, chief of police, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Flikken Maastricht (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police detective, law enforcement, forensics, fighting crime, female detective, police investigation, crime, police officer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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 ⇓
21%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, buddy cop, shrewd, forensics ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Holby Blue (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The police force at Holby South is tasked with the toughest job yet. Not only are they fighting the usual crime with drug offenders and gang members, but today they are faced with the threat of terrorism on their own soil. A Spin off from Holby ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: police station, crimes, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, drug dealing, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, who to trust, workplace, police officer, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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20%