Movies and TV shows like Father Dowling Mysteries

If you like "Father Dowling Mysteries" you are looking for rough, realistic and suspenseful movies or TV shows about / with nun, priest, crimes, clergy, religions or cults, crime and mystery themes of Comedy, Crime and Mystery genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Father Dowling Mysteries (1989)
 6.9
 2K
Father Dowling Mysteries (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Father Dowling Mysteries is an American television mystery series that aired from January 20, 1989 to May 2, 1991. Prior to the series, a TV movie aired on November 30, 1987. For its first season, the show was on NBC; it moved to ABC for its last two seasons. It is based on the adventures of the title character created by Ralph McInerny, in a series of mystery novels. The series was produced by The Fred Siverman Company and Dean Hargrove Productions in association with Viacom Productions.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: nun, priest, crimes, clergy, religions or cults, crime, mystery, murder, society, religion, amateur detective
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

Movie in categories

nun movies
nun
1040
priest movies
2476
crimes movies
14253
rough movies
8233
clergy movies
914
crime movies
5966

Most similar movies to Father Dowling Mysteries

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, deadly, mystery, crime and amateur detective mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Father Dowling Mysteries: Father Brown (1974), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Garage Sale Mystery (2013), Father Brown (2013), Mystery Woman (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, uncover truth, amateur detective, crimes, danger, who done it, mystery, suspicion, strong female presence, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 342
Father Brown (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown was a Catholic priest who doubled as an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: priest, amateur detective, crimes, deadly, good versus evil, clergy, society, mystery, danger, riddles and clues, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, mystery, female detective, murder, riddles and clues, crime, amateur detective, investigation, elderly, mystery writer, writers, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Garage Sale Mystery (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Jennifer Shannon can always find a diamond in the rough, when it comes to garage sales, that is. Whether it's a new antique to sell at her consignment shop, an Atari game for her son or a piece of furniture for her handy husband Jason to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, amateur detective, woman in danger, who done it, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, death of friend, amateur sleuth, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
mystery movies
3917
usa movies
usa
13032
realistic movies
28275
murder movies
18445
 7.7
 9K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, priest, social relations, murder, law enforcement, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 651
Mystery Woman (2003)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A famous writer is found hanged in his office. At first, all police investigations conclude that it was suicide, but when Samantha Kinsey, owner of Seller 'Mystery Woman' starts his own investigation, he discovers that there is chance that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, investigation, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, danger, murder, store, sabotage, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: whodunit, investigation, murder investigation, murder, crimes, murder mystery, who done it, partners against crime, mystery, odd couple, partners, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mr & Mrs Murder (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie and Nicola Buchanan are crime scene cleaners whose unique quirks and talents solve the most baffling murder mysteries.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, who done it, murder, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, couples, danger, multiple suspects, family business, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
80s movies
80s
5335
society movies
10752
suspenseful movies
18390
religion movies
2039
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, crime, homicide detective, friendship, father son relationship, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 11K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, priest, investigation, murder, partners, police detective, who done it, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 3K
Vexed (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy drama following a mismatched pair of police officers who disagree on everything with their partner, from policing to their personal life.
Style: captivating, humorous, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, murder, partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, who done it, dark humor, law enforcement, coworker relationship, ransom, partners, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, crimes, goofy hero, workplace, nothing goes right, workplace situations, partners, disorder, private investigator, television flop, short lived ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, society, deadly, crimes, who done it, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 507
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, film within a film, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 7K
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 action, mystery, legal, elderly, jury, lawyers and clients, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, partners against crime, amateur detective, law enforcement, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
TV show
Story: A sleuthing garage sale maven suspects foul play when her friend dies in an old house with a cursed reputation. Even though police evidence - and even webcam footage of the death – point to natural causes – this mysterious death in a cursed” ...
Style: serious, enigmatic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: who done it, investigation, murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, couples, danger, strong female presence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the more he investigates, the more complicated things seem.
Style: serious, talky, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, manipulations, society, mystery, dishonesty, golden years, investigation, crimes, betrayal, deadly, manipulation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 75
The Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Beat delves into the personal and professional lives of two young police recruits who patrol New York's streets. The city's daily machinations are seen through the often bloodshot eyes of Officers Mike Dorigan and Zane Marinelli, two ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police, deadly, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, buddy cop, arson, nypd, alcohol abuse, engagement, irish american, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ken Malansky, a law student of Perry Mason's, is accused of murdering a fellow student. Perry is reluctant to take on his case as the victim was the son of a close friend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, dishonesty, crime, dedicated lawyer, power relations, friendship, legal investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer, university ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: investigation, monastery, monk, priest, crimes, clergy, murder, mystery, crime, murder investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, hockey, amateur detective, false accusation, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, ice hockey, murder, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective, private detective, couples, legal, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Hap and Leonard (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, racism, partners against crime, bounty hunter, interracial relations, fighting crime, crime, against the rules, crimes, society, gays and lesbians, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, murder investigation, murder, crime, mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, crimes, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 488
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, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, unlikely partners, mystery, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, partners against crime, female police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 356
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, multiple suspects, crimes, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, mystery, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, legal, investigation, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, criminal, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, partners against crime, legal investigation, legal, deadly, fighting crime, courtroom, jury, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%