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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, tense, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, uncover truth, prostitute, pedophile, investigation, death, prostitution, african american, brothel, teenage girl, whodunit, child abuse, female protagonist, police corruption, caucasian, shoes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, murder, crime, police investigation, police detective and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Murderland: Rebus (2000), DCI Banks (2010), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Trial & Retribution (1997), Unforgotten (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, multiple suspects, murder, who done it, crime, deadly, failed attempt, crimes, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crime, female partner, murder, deadly, coma, law enforcement, bodies, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, murder mystery, amateur detective, who done it, uncover truth, murder investigation, murder, whodunit, female detective, crimes, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
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: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, deadly, missing person, who done it, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, society, kidnapping, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, realistic, clever
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, who done it, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, murder mystery, missing person, father daughter relationship, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, witty
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, police investigation, crime, riddles and clues, forensics, law enforcement, partners, unlikely partners, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Vera (2011)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, criminal, murder mystery, british police, mystery, crime investigation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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66%
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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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crime, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, small town, crimes, police protagonist, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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 ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder investigation, law enforcement, murder, human nature, police chief, village, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police detective, urban, murder, crime, uncover truth, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, deadly, police investigation, river thames ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 17K
River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, able to see the dead, hallucination, police, murder investigation, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, society, child killer, crimes, riddles and clues, police station ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: sergeant, police investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, multiple suspects, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, crime investigation, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, family relations, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, single parent, police investigation, child, female detective, whodunit, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, deadly, partners, law enforcement, crime, missing person, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crime, lone wolves, working undercover, police detective, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, haunted by the past, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, the underworld, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, rough, witty, cynical, tense ...
Plot: criminal psychologist, crime, profiler, psychologist, police detective, police investigation, policewoman, law enforcement, police chief, tough law enforcer, self destructing, drinking problem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, hunt down, crime, crimes, murder, murder investigation, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 8.5
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, talented, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, cruelty, unlikely relationship, partners, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, bloody ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, partners, law enforcement, murder, crime investigation, medical profession, investigation, workplace situations, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, unlikely partners, crimes, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime, law enforcement, partners, police detective, investigation, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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50%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police investigation, smuggling, crimes, life is a bitch, police detective, stranger, mystery, uncover truth, road accident, traffic accident, whistleblower, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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49%
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Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crimes, talented, crime, british, investigator, intelligence, police, uncover truth, police protagonist, who done it ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: museum, protagonist as suspect, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, manipulations, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, danger, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, police procedural, detective inspector, dirty cop, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.4
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Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, small town, uncover truth, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, loss of son, murder investigation, murder, partners, parents and children, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, monastery, police detective, police investigation, village, danger, law enforcement, deadly, who done it, crime, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, track down, cons and scams, police detective, investigation, hidden identity, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
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Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, police detective, island, crimes, mystery, archaeologist, who done it, multiple suspects, world war two, adaptation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 3K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, uncover truth, mystery, one last case, multiple suspects, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, loner, old house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%