Movies and TV shows like Booker

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Booker (1989)
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Booker (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Booker is an American crime drama series starring Richard Grieco that aired on the Fox Network from September 24, 1989 to May 6, 1990. The series is a spin-off of 21 Jump Street and the second installment of the 21 Jump Street series. The character of Dennis Booker was originally a recurring character on that police drama during its third season. The theme song for the series, "Hot in the City", was performed by Billy Idol.
Plot: insurance, ex-cop, private detective, ex cop, insurance scam

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Most similar movies to Booker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and captivating films and TV series with plots about private detective, investigation, crimes, crime, private investigator, mystery and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Booker: Cassie & Co. (1982), Banacek (1972), The New Mike Hammer (1984), Vincent (2005), Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cassie & Co. (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cassie & Co. is an American drama series starring Angie Dickinson that aired on NBC in 1982.
Plot: private detective, ex-cop, detective agency, ex cop
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95%
 7.7
 2K
Banacek (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, theft, urban, insurance, crimes, crime, polish, insurance investigator, insurance company, polish american, insurance fraud ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The New Mike Hammer (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, with Stacy Keach in the title role, is a television series that originally aired on CBS from January 28, 1984 to January 12, 1985. The series was 24 sixty minute episodes. The show follows the adventures of Mike ...
Plot: private detective, private investigator, hard boiled
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Vincent (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Vincent is an ITV drama series. An initial series was made and aired in 2005 and starred Ray Winstone, in the title role, and Suranne Jones as two members of a team of private eyes hired by people to spy on their partners or indeed anyone else they ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, workaholic, crimes, partners, ex cop, against the rules, rebellion, crime, private investigation, british, private investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: suspenseful, rough, neo noir, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, crime, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, private investigator, pulp fiction, hard boiled
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 2K
Vega$ (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, crimes, sleazy, urban, private investigator, classic car, convertible
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Barnaby Jones (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as father- and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles. The show ran on CBS from January 28, 1973 to April 3, 1980, beginning as a ...
Plot: private detective, daughter in law, widow, elderly
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Rockford Files (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974 and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based ...
Style: witty, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, ex convict, dishonesty, crime, mystery, crimes, investigation, private investigator, customer, answering machine, trailer home, socialite ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 3K
Cannon (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cannon is a CBS detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from March 26, 1971 to March 3, 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad. He also appeared on two ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: ex-cop, private investigator, ski lift, evil, woman, young woman, disorder, daughter, fat man, car, sister, split personality ...
Time: 70s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, los angeles, phoenix arizona, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 1K
Matt Houston (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1982 to 1985. Created by Lawrence Gordon, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling.
Plot: private investigator, cowboy boots, private detective, cowboy, millionaire
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 473
Longstreet (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Longstreet is an American crime drama series that was broadcast on the ABC in the 1971-1972 season. A 90-minute pilot movie of the same name aired prior to the debut of the series as an ABC Movie of the Week.
Plot: seeing eye dog, obstacle, blindness, private detective, insurance, handicap, martial arts, murder, attempted murder, dog
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, who done it, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, prodigy, crimes, partners ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Masterpiece Mystery (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A weekly public television program presenting British produced mystery dramas to American audiences. Each program was a dramatization of a well-known mystery novel, with many programs continuing over several weeks. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, anthology
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, artists and showbiz, deadly, mind game, mystery, crimes, investigation, supernatural, filmmaking, riddles and clues, who done it ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 10K
Big Sky (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: unfaithful husband, private detective, husband wife relationship, mentally unstable, bad reputation, kidnapping, truck driver, domineering mother, ex cop, mystery, mysterious disappearance, investigation ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Switch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Switch is an American action-adventure, tongue-in-cheek detective series starring Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner, who work as private eyes, for a deceptive sting operation. It was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between September 9, ...
Plot: con artists, ex-cop, detective agency, private investigator, private detective, sting operation, father son relationship, partner
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Case Histories (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Case Histories is a British drama television series based on the Jackson Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson. It stars Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie.
Style: tense, touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, investigator, haunted by the past, missing person, search, disappearance, crimes, suspicion, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Past Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Past Life is an American crime drama television series which aired on Fox from February 9 to June 4, 2010. The series premiered on Tuesday, February 9 at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. After the premiere, subsequent airings were broadcast on ...
Style: emotional, surreal, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, past life, power relations, workplace, partners, supernatural, crimes, mystery, unsolved mystery, reincarnation, confronting the past, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client, and a creeping man.
Style: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, conspiracy, riddles and clues, missing person, who done it, disappearance, multiple suspects, investigation, crimes, mystery, danger ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.8
 2K
Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, working undercover, gangsters, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, special agents, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, riddles and clues, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, victorian england, murder, ego clash, adventure, talented ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, odd, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, crimes, partners, talented, prodigy, law enforcement, mastermind, unconventional method, intelligence, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 3K
Ironside (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police detective, handicapped, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, mystery, private detective, crime, fighting crime, hippie ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 149
Private Eye (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Private Eye is an American crime drama that aired from September 13, 1987 until January 8, 1988.
Plot: private investigator, ex-cop, murder, informant, fired, investigation, dead brother, police lieutenant, partner, police corruption, frame up, fired from the job ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.3
 12K
21 Jump Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, high school, teenage life, hidden identity, youth, police detective, undercover agent, working undercover, fighting crime, crimes, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beverly Hills Buntz (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beverly Hills Buntz is a spinoff from Hill Street Blues. It aired on NBC during the 1987–88 season.
Style: sitcom
Plot: private investigator, private detective, investigation, tough cop, television flop, ex cop
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 642
Serangoon Road (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Singapore, Australia
TV show
Story: 1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as the British pull out, and a new nation is about to be born. The lights of Bugis Street have never burned so bright: bootleg copies of Motown songs boom ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, noir, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: private detective, murder, crimes, workplace, partners, political unrest, track down, investigation, mystery, partners against crime, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 11K
Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, investigation, private detective, private investigator, crimes, suspicion, team, teamwork, investigator, buddies, murder, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 306 min.
TV show
Story: Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective, a golden pince-nez, the red circle, a mazarin stone, and a cardboard box.
Style: exciting, mind bending, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, adventurer, rivalry, danger, deadly, crimes, ego clash, crime, mystery, riddles and clues, doctor ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Toronto’s only female private detective in the 1920s takes on the cases the police don’t want or can’t handle. From airplanes and booze running to American G-men, Communists and union busters, Frankie’s fearless sense of adventure gets her ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, tense, light
Plot: female detective, private detective, crime solving, investigation, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, adventure, uncover truth, chase, pursuit, female partner
Time: 1920s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes is a British television series that was produced by Thames Television and originally broadcast on the ITV Network. There were two series of 13 fifty-minute episodes; the first aired in 1971, the second in 1973. The ...
Style: anthology
Plot: murder, sidekick, murder investigation, gentleman, investigation, private detective
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%