Movies and TV shows like The Professionals

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The Professionals (1977)
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The Professionals (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative, hand-picked each of his men. Bodie is a cynical ex-SAS paratrooper and mercenary whose nature ran to controlled violence, while his partner, Doyle, comes to CI5 from the regular police force, and is more of an open minded liberal. Their relationship is often contentious, but they are the top men in their field, and the ones to whom Cowley always assigned to the toughest cases.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, controversial, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, crimes, friendship, friends, partners, crime, graphic violence, working undercover, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, buddies, undercover, government agency, state affairs, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, partnership, espionage, spy, violence, tough guy, criminal, warrior, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain

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Most similar movies to The Professionals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime, partners against crime and tough law enforcer mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Professionals: The Sweeney (1974), Starsky and Hutch (1975), The Persuaders! (1971), I Spy (1965), The Interceptor (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sweeney (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: realism, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry, crimes, crime, partners, law enforcement, graphic violence, detective sergeant, detective inspector, cockney accent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, police detective, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, law enforcement, buddies, crimes, working undercover, unlikely partners, society, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, southern california, california
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100%
The Persuaders! (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Persuaders! is a 1971 action/adventure series, produced by ITC Entertainment for initial broadcast on ITV and ABC. It has been called "the last major entry in the cycle of adventure series that had begun eleven years earlier with Danger Man ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, tough law enforcer, rivalry, private detective, chases and races, undercover, crime, dishonesty, adventure, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, riviera, london
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37%
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I Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: I Spy is an American television secret-agent adventure series. It ran for three seasons on NBC from 1965 to 1968 and teamed Robert Culp as international tennis player Kelly Robinson with Bill Cosby as his trainer, Alexander Scott. The ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, tennis, secret agent, escapades, working undercover, heroic mission, sniper, mole, iron curtain, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong
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33%
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The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: fighting crime, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, master criminal, crimes, criminal, surveillance, law enforcement, crime, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
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33%
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Hawaii (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii is a United States television series produced and distributed by NBC Universal Television for the NBC television network. Originally titled Pearl City, this police drama was produced with the series Hawaii Five-O in mind, and debuted on ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, crimes, crime, island, policewoman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii, usa
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29%
This Is England '88 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Set during Christmas 1988, Lol is haunted by the devastating events that took place two and a half years before. She and Woody both find themselves struggling to cope with their lives without each other after he leaves the gang. Lol is carrying the ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: christmas, gang, love and romance, life is a bitch, coping, friendship, holiday, christianity, society, misfit, realism, responsibility ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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29%
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky ...
Style: rough, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, chases and races, chase, partners, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Saint (1962)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Saint was an ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the UK on ITV between 1962 and 1969. It centred on the Leslie Charteris literary character Simon Templar, played by Roger Moore as a suave and sophisticated Robin Hood-like ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, thief, criminal, police investigation, espionage, crimes, gang, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, adventure, working undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, secret agent, race against time, crimes, top secret, fighting crime, danger, government agency, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, paris france, france, eastern europe, east germany
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27%
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Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, police investigation, partners, cop witness relations, tough heroes, honest law enforcer, who to trust, corrupt law enforcer, police detective, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sledge Hammer! (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom produced by New World Television that ran for two seasons on ABC from 1986 to 1988. The series was created by Alan Spencer and stars David Rasche as Inspector Sledge Hammer, a preposterous ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, police, fighting crime, crimes, goofy hero, satire, law enforcement, partners, reluctant partners, disorder, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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Boon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boon is a British television drama and modern-day western series starring Michael Elphick, David Daker, and later Neil Morrissey. It was created by Jim Hill and Bill Stair and filmed by Central Television for ITV. It revolved around the life of a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: workplace situations, unemployment, friendship, firefighter, manhood, friends, workplace, aging, society, private investigator, british, career change
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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26%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
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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26%
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By Any Means (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: By Any Means follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, right and wrong, partners, vigilante, criminal, clandestine, graphic violence, society, secret movement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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26%
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Martial Law (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles ...
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police detective, partners, interracial friendship, police, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, fish out of water, partners against crime, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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26%
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Police Woman (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sergeant “Pepper"” Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, poses undercover from mob girl to prostitute.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police, reluctant partners, odd couple, tough law enforcer, partners, law enforcement, gender, crime, fighting crime, undercover, partners against crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car "General Lee", assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne'er-do-wells often ...
Style: not serious, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, countryside, car chase, farm, cousin cousin relationship, car, partners against crime, rivalry, adventure, misfit, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado, southern usa, georgia, kentucky
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25%
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Harrigan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Amongst the desperation and fear growing in a crime ridden estate in northern England, one man becomes embroiled into saving what community life exists.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: fighting crime, crimes, estate, law enforcement, gang, detective sergeant, danger, murder, motorcycle chase, car chase, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: year 1974, 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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25%
The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, private detective, anti heroes, anti hero, spy, vengeance, crimes, crime, injustice, rivalry, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, police detective, who done it, deadly, partners, police chief, law enforcement, chief of police, partners against crime, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, corruption, tough law enforcer, female police officer, politician, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, crime, gang, undercover, crimes, heist, police investigation, dishonesty, partners, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Police Squad! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, police detective, satire, police, partners against crime, private detective, goofy hero, fighting crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, race against time, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, crime, police detective, working undercover, lone wolves, fighting crime, crimes, irish, haunted by the past, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
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Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, boss, power struggle, criminal, outlaw, police detective, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Thin Blue Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Thin Blue Line is a British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson set in a police station that ran for two series on the BBC from 1995 to 1996. It was written by Ben Elton.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police, sergeant, goofy hero, partners against crime, working undercover, incompetent police, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, workplace, british humour ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
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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, stylized, rough, 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%
 7.3
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Crossing Lines (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime, investigator, forensics, law enforcement, police chief, organized crime, crime, crimes, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%