Movies and TV shows like Murderland

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Murderland (2009)
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the mystery surrounding a traumatic murder, as seen from the perspective of the three primary characters. Carrie, the daughter of the murdered woman, Douglas Hain, the detective in charge of the investigation, and Sally the murder victim all have their story to tell. Haunted by her mother’s murder when she was a child, Carrie seeks to uncover the truth so that she can move on with her life. As the investigation unfolds, Carrie’s yearning to discover who murdered her mother grows more intense, bringing her closer to the detective working the case.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, gloomy, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, who done it, life is a bitch, murder suspect, death of mother, mother daughter relationship, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, teenager, prostitute, police, pedophile, investigation, death, prostitution, african american, brothel, teenage girl, whodunit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, murder, police investigation, police detective, crime and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Murderland: Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Wallander (2005), Midsomer Murders (1997), Inspector Lewis (2006), Rebus (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, clever, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, who done it, haunted by the past, crimes, life turned upside down, murder mystery, missing person, father daughter relationship, law enforcement ...
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Duration: 45 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
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Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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45%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
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Style: serious, realistic, witty, suspenseful, tense
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Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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