Movies and TV shows like Luther

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Luther (2010)
 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, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, crimes, talented, law enforcement, multiple suspects, partners, forensics, unlikely relationship, cruelty, against the rules, police detective, tough law enforcer, family relations, dishonesty, crime, scientist, troubled, fighting crime, victim, nervous breakdown, sergeant, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Luther

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, murder, police detective and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Luther: Whitechapel (2009), True Detective (2014), The Bridge (2011), The Fall (2013), The Killing (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Whitechapel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Whitechapel is a British television drama series produced by Carnival Films, in which detectives in London's Whitechapel district deal with murders which replicate historical crimes. The first series was first broadcast in the UK on 2 February ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, victim, police station, murder, police detective, hunt down, crimes, crime, traditional versus modern, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 9.0
 431K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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100%
 8.7
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The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, crime, serial killer, mind game, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, multiple suspects, police investigation, videotaping, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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100%
 8.2
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The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, female detective, police detective, police investigation, forensics, law enforcement, victim, crimes, policewoman, coworker, evidence, psychological thriller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 88K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, coworker, parents and children, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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75%
 7.6
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The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, drug cartel, corruption, police investigation, social problems, secret, partners, deadly, marital problem, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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100%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, danger, expert, teamwork, scientist, investigator, mystery, police detective, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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100%
 8.3
 72K
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, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, uncover truth, parents and children, social relations, partners, small town, loss of son, murder, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, law enforcement, human nature, crime, murder investigation, murder, crimes, who done it, village, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
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The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: tense, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, police brutality, gang, peril, cruelty, victim, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 193
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: rough, tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: deadly, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, uncover truth, crime, crimes, murder, police detective, police investigation, partners, river thames ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.5
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Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: judge, legal investigation, double life, suspicion, legal, bodies, corrupt law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, mystery, uncover truth, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: homicide detective, police detective, investigator, crime, policewoman, sexism, police station, law enforcement, police investigation, tough law enforcer, crimes, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, law enforcement, partners, murder, medical profession, rules and policies, workplace, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
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Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, female detective, victim, uncover truth, crime, murder investigation, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, murder, protagonist as suspect, suspicion, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 520
Case Sensitive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Geraldine Bretherick and her 5-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bathroom of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse. Is it a murder-suicide or something even more sinister, and how ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, crime investigation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 6K
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, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, crime investigation, mystery, police detective, murder mystery, british police, who done it, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, partners, deadly, law enforcement, missing person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police, police station, police protagonist, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, african american, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, police detective, intelligence, talented, crime, crimes, uncover truth, police, boss, law enforcement, coworker, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down, police detective, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, missing person, who done it, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, honest law enforcer, child killer, kidnapping, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, african american, serial killer, policewoman, ex military, law enforcement, computer genius, multiple suspects, mystery, crimes, special agents, profiler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 6K
The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, bilingual
Plot: police detective, murder, social worker, casual sex, cat and mouse, law enforcement, deadly, partners, female partner, police investigation, serial killer, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 11K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, loneliness, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, forensics, small town, drinking problem, depression, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 927
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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, clever, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, working undercover, lone wolves, crime, undercover, haunted by the past, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a ...
Style: talky, captivating, tense, realistic, biting ...
Plot: drug lord, heroin, who to trust, neo noir, memory loss, investigation, evidence, forensics, business venture, life is a bitch, mysterious character, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 31K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, witty
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, investigation, frame up, murder, ex convict, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, workplace, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 17K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, victim, fist fighting, urban, corpse, responsibility, notoriety ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%