Movies and TV shows like The Black Tower

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The Black Tower (1985)
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The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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 uneasy, and Dalgliesh quickly finds himself investigating a series of mysterious deaths.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: monastery, murder, crimes, village, riddles and clues, crime, mystery, danger, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, police detective, police, investigation, monk, tower
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The Black Tower

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, law enforcement, crime, mystery, deadly and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Black Tower: Death of an Expert Witness (1983), Original Sin (1997), A Taste for Death (1988), Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), Midsomer Murders (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: murder, danger, law enforcement, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, police investigation, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, rivalry, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, danger, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Taste for Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The minister's wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, fight back, foe turned friend, multiple suspects, law enforcement, mystery, assassination attempt, crimes, deadly, police investigation, danger, crime ...
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, buddy cop, shrewd, forensics ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, whodunit, murder, law enforcement, village, crime, police chief, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crimes, police detective, who done it, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, chief of police, police chief, murder, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: museum, mystery, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, fighting crime, crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, unlikely partners, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, crimes, deadly, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Campion is a television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: investigation, murder, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, private detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, partners, crime, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, crime investigation, female detective, police detective, murder, criminal, murder mystery, british police, mystery, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
TV show
Story: A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV from 1992 until 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R.D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police, widower, partner, urban setting, whodunit, riddles and clues, respect, fighting crime, police investigation, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, murder, deadly, crimes, policewoman, crime, law enforcement, female partner, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, deadly, crime, murder, who done it, failed attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Last Detective (2003)
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
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, fighting crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, social differences, law enforcement, workplace, partners, crime, crimes, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, mystery, deadly, police investigation, criminal's revenge, danger, race against time, law enforcement, riddles and clues, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, society, police investigation, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, child killer ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Ruth Rendell mysteries is a British television series made by TVS and Meridian Television for ITV between 2 August 1987 and 11 October 2000.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, couples, crime, deadly, gory, danger, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, chase, police detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, murder investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, social relations, archaeologist, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, clergy, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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54%
Unnatural Causes (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is found in the bottom of a dinghy on the Suffolk coast. To add a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crime, danger, deadly, private detective, army investigation, dishonesty, police investigation, legal investigation, obsessive quest, law enforcement, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, investigation, police detective, murder mystery, murder, haunted by the past, partners, amateur detective, partners against crime, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Glue (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community and his friends are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: teen drama
Plot: murder, village, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, youth, under the surface, murder mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, whodunit, single mother, crime, single parent, strong female presence, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester england, manchester
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52%
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Zen (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Zen is a British television mini series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, murder, corruption, suspicion, workplace, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, couples, crime, partners, crimes, mystery, odd couple, amateur detective, partners against crime, newlyweds, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Inspector Morse (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder, police investigation, crime, rapist, who done it, crimes, partners, law enforcement, shrewd, multiple suspects ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, italy, australia
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50%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, crime, police procedural, flashback, decapitated body ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, serial killer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, investigation, police investigation, deadly, police, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%