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The Commander (2003)
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison but is now out on parole and is a successful author with a best-selling book. Blake's colleagues however, especially DCI Mike Hedges, believe Lampton is responsible for another murder and are out to prove his guilt. Things become complicated when Blake and Lampton become intimate and the question arises whether he is being honest with her or is simply a master manipulator.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, police investigation, crimes, manipulation, law enforcement, dishonesty, nypd, strong female presence, sex, police, investigation, writers, jealousy, team, ex convict, deadly, crime, manipulations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to The Commander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, serial killer and who done it mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Commander: Thorne: Scaredycat (2010), Above Suspicion (2009), Trial & Retribution (1997), Magic Man (2010), Bloodlines (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, murderous pair, murder mystery, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, detective inspector, dirty cop, police procedural, murder mystery, nypd, bbc ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, courtroom, serial killer, crimes, police procedural, murder mystery, crime investigation, murder, child killer, society, honest law enforcer, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: D.C.I. Langton takes charge when the body of would-be model Louise Pennell is found,sliced in half and with her mouth mutilated into a smile. D.C. Anna Travis discovers that newspaper journalist Richard Reynolds had received anonymous typed letters ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, police detective, murder, strong female presence, serial killer, media circus, detective sergeant, detective inspector, crime scene, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, wizards and magicians, magic, mythical creature, mysticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, estate, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, who done it, dishonesty, multiple suspects, mysticism, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: native american, murder, supernatural ability, police investigation, americana, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, navajo indian, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, utah, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Wandering Soul Murders (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widowed Joanne Kilbourn is an ex-police officer turned criminology professor. Her husband Ian was the Ontario provincial Attorney General when he was murdered, the murder never solved. Her current home life is on the most part a happy one, except ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, mind bending
Plot: prostitute, murder, police detective, police investigation, journalism, mystery, amateur detective, riddles and clues, serial killer, dishonesty, crimes, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Borkmann's Point (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, partners against crime, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, private detective, partners, murder, nypd, police procedural, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serial killer, police officer, small town, mystery, hit and run, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, mind game, police detective, who done it, murder, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial murder, policewoman, journalism, crimes, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, law enforcement, amateur detective, investigation, serial killer, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, police detective, crimes, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, nypd, murder mystery, police inspector, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, photographer, murder, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Love Is a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Narcotics agent Dennis goes undercover in the Mediterranean Islands to investigate a smuggling operation, and gains the confidence of a woman who works for the ringleader. But Dennis ends up arrested for murder when the crime boss turns up dead.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, mind bending
Plot: undercover agent, murder, island, smuggling, heroin, strong female presence, manipulation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, special agents, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, law enforcement, crimes, religions or cults, life is a bitch, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: police detective, uncover truth, police investigation, injustice, who done it, frame up, political conspiracy, wartime life, law enforcement, serial killer, society, crimes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, florida, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hunting Season (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, art house ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, crimes, generation gap, who done it, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, temperamental, rookie, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, mind game, law enforcement, legal, family problems, criminal psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Arne Dahl - Misterioso A failed robbery attempt at Sydbanken outside Avesta leaves one robber lying dead with a dart through his eye, but there are no witnesses to the incident and no perpetrator is ever identified. In Stockholm, three high-profile ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, assassination, crimes, uncover truth, police, murder investigation, multiple suspects, computer genius, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, estonia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: conspiracy, murder, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, politics, crimes, dishonesty, uncover truth, suburbs, who done it, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, court, serial murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995, year 2001
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, isolation, privacy invasion, concierge, mysticism, domestic disturbance, nosy, abusive relationship, wealthy family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, mystery, disorder, murder, friends, youth, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, police detective, police investigation, drug abuse, addiction, woman in danger, prostitute, small town, life is a bitch, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From IMDB: A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, rough
Plot: whodunit, murder, false accusation, kidnapping, serial killer, retirement home, wannabe, missing person, dangerous attraction, who done it, mystery, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, uncover truth, cop as target, woman in danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, murder of a nude woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, mystery, false accusation, riddles and clues, police investigation, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, race against time, track down, deaf ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%