Movies and TV shows like Minder

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Minder (1979)
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Minder (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV. The show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 and 10 March 1994, and starred Dennis Waterman as Terry McCann, an honest and likable bodyguard and George Cole as Arthur Daley, a socially ambitious, but highly unscrupulous importer-exporter, wholesaler, used-car salesman, and anything else from which there was money to be made whether inside the law or not. The show was largely responsible for putting the word minder, meaning personal bodyguard, into the UK and Australian popular lexicon. The characters often drank at the local members-only Winchester Club, where owner and barman Dave acted, often unwillingly, as a message machine for Arthur, and turned a blind eye to his shady deals. The series was notable for using a range of leading British actors, as well as many up-and-coming performers before they hit the big time; at its peak was one of ITV's biggest ratings winners. In 2008, it was announced that Minder would go into production for broadcast in 2009 for a new version, although none of the original cast would appear in the new episodes. The new show focused on Arthur's nephew, Archie, played by Shane Richie. The series began broadcast on 4 February 2009. In 2010, it was announced that no further episodes would be made following lukewarm reception to the first series.
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: urban, fight, money, police, boxer, bodyguard, businessman, con men, car salesman, pub, cigar smoking, crimes, partners, elderly, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, ex athlete, odd couple, cons and scams, misled, power relations, small time, dealer, scheme, flat ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Minder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, police, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective and partners mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Minder: The Sweeney (1974), Boon (1986), Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), Heartbeat (1992), The Last Detective (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sweeney (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry, crimes, crime, partners, law enforcement, graphic violence, realism, detective sergeant, detective inspector, police brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Boon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boon is a British television drama and modern-day western series starring Michael Elphick, David Daker, and later Neil Morrissey. It was created by Jim Hill and Bill Stair and filmed by Central Television for ITV. It revolved around the life of a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
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Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Only Fools and Horses.... (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: working class, family relations, black market, cons and scams, eccentric family, disorder, veteran, partners, hopes, dishonesty, siblings relations, scam ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Heartbeat (1992)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield, this enduringly popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: village, countryside, police, motorcycle chase, bar, crime, society, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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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
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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
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Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, crime, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, law enforcement, crimes, inspector, police ...
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Keen Eddie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Keen Eddie is an American action, comedy-drama television series that aired in 2003 on the Fox Network. The series follows a brash NYPD detective who goes to London when one of his cases goes sour and remains to work with New Scotland Yard. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, fish out of water, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, roommate, fighting crime, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Babylon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: London's police force is in need of a public image revamp. And Chief Constable Richard Miller has found just the woman to do it...American visionary from the world of new media Liz Garvey, sets out to revolutionise the force's PR ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: police, workplace, law enforcement, workplace situations, police station, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, public relations, society, incompetent police, sniper, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Operation Good Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Operation Good Guys is a British mockumentary, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about an elite police unit's bid to snare one of Britain's most powerful crime lords. It was first screened on BBC Two from 1997 - 2000. Blurring the line ...
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Place: england, europe
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Hamish Macbeth (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hamish Macbeth is a comedy-drama series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995. It is loosely based on a series of mystery novels by M. C. Beaton. The series concerns a local police officer, Constable Hamish Macbeth in the fictitious town of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, exciting ...
Plot: small town, police, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, crimes, couple relations, against the rules, police detective, small town sheriff, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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One Foot in the Grave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, oldtimer, couples, retired, suffering, disorder, antisocial behavior, couple relations, elderly, golden years, retirement, misery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: europe, england
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The Thin Blue Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Thin Blue Line is a British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson set in a police station that ran for two series on the BBC from 1995 to 1996. It was written by Ben Elton.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police, sergeant, goofy hero, partners against crime, incompetent police, working undercover, workplace, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, british humour ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, britain
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Grafters (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series. Grafters was based around the Purvis brothers Joe and Trevor, who along with their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, History
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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This Is England '88 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Set during Christmas 1988, Lol is haunted by the devastating events that took place two and a half years before. She and Woody both find themselves struggling to cope with their lives without each other after he leaves the gang. Lol is carrying the ...
Style: touching, emotional, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, coping, holiday, life is a bitch, friendship, gang, realism, society, christianity, misfit, responsibility ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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V.I.P. (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: V.I.P. is an American action/comedy-drama series starring Pamela Anderson. Created by J. F. Lawton, the series aired in syndication for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, bodyguard, working undercover, fighting crime, investigation, workplace, partners against crime, hacker, boss and employee, workplace situations, save the day, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
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Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in the 1960s, Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the work-shy Reg, with whom she has a teenage son, Derek ("Del Boy"). However, the reappearance in Peckham of bank robber, "art ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: working class, society, theft, lifestyle, dishonesty, infidelity, pregnancy, bittersweet, promotion, petty criminal, childbirth, child birth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
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27%
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New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, superior, crimes, crime investigation, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
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Due South (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Due South is a Canadian crime drama series with elements of comedy. The series was created by Paul Haggis, produced by Alliance Communications, and stars Paul Gross, David Marciano, Gordon Pinsent, Beau Starr, Camilla Scott, Ramona Milano, and ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police officer, crime, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, partners, culture clash, police detective, odd couple, fighting crime, crush, crime investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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27%
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: drowning, jury, courtroom, legal, dentist, shrewd, couples, power relations, uncover truth, courtroom drama, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: london, europe, england
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Hustle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: cons and scams, thief, ex convict, fake identity, criminal heroes, leader, group of criminals, greed, heist, crimes, blackmail, exploit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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Derrick (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder, murder investigation, crime, partners against crime, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, partners, superior officer, manners ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: germany, munich germany, europe
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Porridge (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard ...
Style: sitcom, clever, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: prison, warden, convict, judge, manipulation, troublemaker, blackmail, friends, dentist, rules and policies, disorder, thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Old Fox (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, old age, crime investigation, corpse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
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The District (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, factual
Plot: fighting crime, workplace situations, price of justice, mayor, honest law enforcer, crimes, leadership, boss and employee, police investigation, police, urban, office ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Jailbirds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Kanckis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind sich in die Gesellschaft zu integrieren. Nun bringt Gerd dummerweise einen Barbesitzer um. Damit hat der ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: prison, crimes, partners, odd couple, crime, going straight, heist, disorder, criminal heroes, romance, confined, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, prodigy, crime, partners against crime, crimes, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, journalism, imaginary ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, lie, friendship, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
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Outrageous Fortune (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series, which ran from 12 July 2005 to 9 November 2010 on TV3. The series followed the lives of the career criminal West family after the matriarch, Cheryl, decided the family should go ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, criminal, family life, going straight, crimes, criminal heroes, convict, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, manipulation, white trash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new zealand
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