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Dirk Gently (2010)
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Dirk Gently (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Dirk Gently is a British comedy detective drama TV series based on characters from the Dirk Gently novels by Douglas Adams. The series was created by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as holistic detective Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his sidekick Richard MacDuff. Recurring actors include Helen Baxendale as MacDuff's girlfriend Susan Harmison, Jason Watkins as Dirk's nemesis DI Gilks and Lisa Jackson as Dirk's receptionist Janice Pearce. Unlike most detective series Dirk Gently features broadly comic touches and even some science fiction themes such as time travel and artificial intelligence. Dirk Gently operates his Holistic Detective Agency based on the "fundamental interconnectedness of all things", which relies on random chance methods to uncover connections between seemingly-unrelated cases. He claims that he follows the principles of quantum mechanics, and although the majority of his clients suspect he may be a conman he often produces surprising results. With the help of his assistant, Richard MacDuff, Dirk investigates a number of seemingly unrelated but interconnected cases. An hour-long pilot episode loosely based on plot elements from Adams' 1987 novel Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency was broadcast on BBC Four on 16 December 2010 and was watched by 1.1 million viewers. Critical reception was generally positive. A full series of three one-hour episodes was subsequently commissioned in March 2011 and was broadcast on BBC Four in March 2012. The series was the first continuing drama series produced for the digital channel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, touching, offbeat, odd, witty, suspenseful, talky
Plot: private detective, time travel, investigation, mystery, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, crimes, riddles and clues, partners, talented, disorder, outside help, unconventional method, supernatural, murder mystery, british humour
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, private detective, partners, crime, murder and partners against crime mostly in Crime, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dirk Gently: Psych (2006), Sherlock (2010), Bored to Death (2009), Monk (2002), Republic of Doyle (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, mind game, prodigy, genius, british, mastermind, sherlock holmes, partners, intelligence ...
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Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, intellectual, cynical ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: odd, witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, investigation, police investigation, unconventional method, talented, mastermind, intelligence, mental illness, murder, prodigy, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Republic of Doyle (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Republic of Doyle is a Canadian comedy-drama television series set in St. John's, Newfoundland which debuted 6 January 2010 on CBC Television. The show stars Seán McGinley and Allan Hawco as Malachy and Jake Doyle, a father and son who ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, clever, semi serious ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 42 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Mystery Girls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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Country: UK
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Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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