Movies and TV shows like Banacek

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Banacek (1972)
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Banacek (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows but was the only one to last beyond its first season.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, theft, crimes, crime, polish, urban, insurance, police, chauffeur, murder, insurance company, insurance fraud, polish american, insurance investigator
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, murder and riddles and clues mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Banacek: The Rockford Files (1974), Wiseguy (1987), The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Diagnosis Murder (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rockford Files (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974 and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, witty
Plot: private detective, ex convict, investigation, crimes, mystery, crime, dishonesty, private investigator, customer, answering machine, trailer home, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
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Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, working undercover, gangsters, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, special agents, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: clever, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: investigation, doctors and patients, crimes, social relations, riddles and clues, murder, homecoming, forensics, mystery, doctor, danger, crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, riddles and clues, murder mystery, investigation, murder, whodunit, murder investigation, who done it, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, who done it, police detective, police investigation, partners against crime, crime, homicide detective, friendship, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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McMillan & Wife (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: McMillan & Wife is a lighthearted American police procedural that aired on NBC from September 17, 1971 to April 24, 1977. Starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James in the title roles, the series premiered in 90-minute episodes as part of the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, legal investigation, crime, mystery, crimes, legal, couples, law enforcement, criminal heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Harry O (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Harry O, sometimes spelled Harry-O, is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen and was executive produced by Jerry Thorpe. Harry O followed the broadcast of two pilot ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, misfit, crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, disability, urban, police department, police, beach
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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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 detective, handicapped, police, mystery, private detective, disability, hippie, civil rights, sniper, danger, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mastermind, mind game, uncover truth, murder, who done it, riddles and clues, mystery, prodigy, crimes, partners ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, murder, crimes, heroine, private investigator, aristocracy, murderer, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mike Hammer, Private Eye is an American syndicated television program based on the adventures of the fictitious private detective Mike Hammer, created by novelist Mickey Spillane. The show starred Stacy Keach and was seen as an attempt to revive the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, neo noir, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, crime, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, pulp fiction, hard boiled, private investigator
Time: 80s
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Ellery Queen (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: murder, murder investigation, private detective, investigation, crimes, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, multiple suspects, partners against crime, deadly, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: usa, new york
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Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, multiple suspects, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, crimes, parent child relationship, lapd, murder, father son relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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, riddles and clues, crime, partners, crimes, mystery, odd couple, amateur detective, partners against crime, couple relations, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
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Time: 20th century, 50s
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Masterpiece Mystery (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A weekly public television program presenting British produced mystery dramas to American audiences. Each program was a dramatization of a well-known mystery novel, with many programs continuing over several weeks. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple ...
Style: serious, mind bending, suspenseful, anthology
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, artists and showbiz, deadly, mind game, mystery, crimes, investigation, supernatural, archive footage, filmmaking, riddles and clues ...
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, victorian england, adventure, ego clash, murder, expert ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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100%
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, female detective, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, crime, investigation, amateur detective, elderly, mystery writer, writers, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, maine
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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, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, who done it, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. It starred Karl ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, older man younger man relationship, police, police investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, verbal byplay, fighting crime, crime, partners, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, police detective, workplace situations, law enforcement, crimes, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting 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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Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, scotch whiskey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, multiple suspects, who done it, riddles and clues, mystery, deadly, danger, law enforcement, police investigation, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
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Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: private detective, family relations, rivalry, mystery, partners against crime, workplace, partners, sibling relationship, reluctant partners, riddles and clues, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, investigation, crimes, crime, murder, kidnapping, missing child, missing person, small town, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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Vega$ (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, crime, sleazy, urban, classic car, convertible, private investigator
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: legal, crimes, crime, murder, coroner, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, partners against crime, mystery, anti heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Charlie's Angels (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 1976 to June 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron ...
Style: realistic, sexy, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Plot: undercover, investigation, private detective, private investigator, working undercover, partners, adventure, career change, fighting crime, crimes, female protagonist, friendship between women ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Crime Story (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime Story is an American TV drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson, that premiered in 1986 and ran for two seasons on NBC. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left his other series Miami Vice to oversee Crime Story and ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, police detective, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, tough heroes, police, police protagonist, organized crime, danger, friends, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, las vegas
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