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Life on Mars (2008)
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Life on Mars (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was co-produced by Kudos Film & Television, 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. The series tells the story of New York City police detective Sam Tyler, who, after being struck by a car in 2008, regains consciousness in 1973. Fringing between multiple genres, including thriller, science fiction and police procedural, the series remained ambiguous regarding its central plot, with the character himself unsure about his situation. The series also starred Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy, Michael Imperioli, and Gretchen Mol. Life on Mars garnered critical praise for its premise, acting, and depiction of the 1970s but suffered from a declining viewership after its premiere and a two-month hiatus. ABC announced on March 2, 2009 that it would not be ordering a second season. A DVD set of the complete series was released on September 29, 2009.
Style: tense, rough, serious, captivating, surreal, clever, offbeat, mind bending, witty, tv series pilot
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, time travel, police, fighting crime, law enforcement, disorder, fish out of water, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, power relations, crimes, partners, crime, mystery, danger, police brutality, police station, investigation, sexism, police officer, rock, confined, misfit, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police, police detective, crime, fighting crime and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Life on Mars: Ashes to Ashes (2008), Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Hill Street Blues (1981), Ironside (2013), Hawaii Five-O (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, surreal, tense, mind bending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, police, female detective, uncover truth, power relations, fighting crime, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
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Life on Mars (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring an officer from the Greater Manchester Police who travels back in ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, stylized, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, police, time travel, culture clash, disorder, rivalry, mystery, fighting crime, crimes, hallucination, police brutality ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: northern england, england, europe, manchester, manchester england
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Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, forensics, mind game, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, crimes, who done it ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian england, victorian, edwardian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Hill Street Blues (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Plot: police station, police, fighting crime, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, power relations, disability, tough law enforcer, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, partners against crime, multiple suspects, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
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Kojak (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. It aired from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978, on CBS. It took the time slot of the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, danger, crimes, police investigation, who done it, honest law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, police detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, crime, tough law enforcer, coworker, workplace, crimes, female police officer, urban, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, crimes, partners against crime, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, police detective, crimes, policewoman, fighting crime, murder, investigation, crime investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, semi serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, police detective, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, society, unlikely partners, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, female detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, police, state trooper, society, danger, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ironside (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When ...
Style: tense, talky, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police detective, handicapped, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, mystery, private detective, crime, fighting crime, disability ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: captivating, tense, clever, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: sex crime, police detective, law and order, lawyer, police, danger, sexual abuse, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
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22%
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Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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In the Heat of the Night (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder mystery, who done it, family in crisis, law enforcement, family problems, uncover truth, investigation, family relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, homicide detective, forensics, policewoman, friends, best friends, crimes, police detective, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
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
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crime Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Jeff Slade and his beautiful colleague Holly are armed with something very special in the ongoing fight against crime their very own time machine. Invented by Holly's father, Professor Frederick Turner, the time machine may be a ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: time travel, race against time, time machine, danger, misfit partners, mystery, life is a bitch, imaginary, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, forensics, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crimes, crime, workplace, fighting crime, legal, rivalry, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police, arms dealing, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, price of justice, working undercover, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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