Movies and TV shows like Probe

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Probe (1988)
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Probe (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Probe is a 1988 American television pilot and subsequent TV series, created by television mystery writer William Link and noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov. It aired on ABC. Michael B. Wagner, a veteran television writer, wrote the two-hour pilot, and became Executive Producer for the series. The pilot and series starred Parker Stevenson as Austin James, a misanthropic genius who solved high tech crimes, and Ashley Crow as James' new secretary Mickey Castle. The show began as a mid-season replacement and was canceled after a two-month run of the pilot and six episodes. Entire episodes have made their way on the internet through video-sharing sites such as YouTube. Some episodes of the show revolved around Serendip, a company founded by Austin that he has no interest in running. Mickey, his Serendip-appointed secretary, plays Watson to Austin's Holmes.
Plot: genius, scientist, computer, inventor, investigator, deduction, private investigator, secretary, weirdo, assistant, platonic relationship, warehouse, short lived, photographic memory, crime solving, naivete, naive woman, male female partnership

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Most similar movies to Probe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, captivating and witty films and TV series with plots about investigation, crimes, partners, murder, friendship, investigator and crime mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Probe: Get Smart (1995), Psych (2006), Trial & Error (2017), The Michael Richards Show (2000), Monk (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Get Smart (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Get Smart is a short-lived American comedy television series that aired in 1995 on FOX. The series was a sequel to the original Get Smart television series that ran from 1965 to 1970. The series premiered on January 8, 1995 and ended its original ...
Style: sitcom, parody
Plot: secret agents, spy, secret agent, short lived, television flop, spy spoof, james bond spoof
Time: 1990s, 90s
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95%
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Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, private detective, best friends, intelligence, friends, who done it, investigation, friendship, talented, crime, photographic memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Trial & Error (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A bright-eyed New York lawyer takes his first big case defending an eccentric poetry professor accused of murdering his wife.
Style: surprise ending, absurd, humorous, witty, parody
Plot: murder trial, murder, trial, court, murder mystery, lawyer, small town, weirdo, satire, absurd humor, hotshot lawyer, rise to the top ...
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, crimes, goofy hero, workplace, nothing goes right, workplace situations, disorder, partners, private investigator, television flop, short lived ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: odd, witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, police investigation, mastermind, mental illness, unconventional method, murder, intelligence, talented, prodigy, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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63%
The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband — also a cop — who just can't seem to sign the divorce papers. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, police investigation, mischievous children, police station, ex husband, partners, family relations, crimes, single parent, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Swedish Dicks (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Two unlicensed Swedish private investigators try to make a living in Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, suspense, entertaining, tense, captivating ...
Plot: private investigator, crime investigation, investigator, murder, chase, friendship, friends, who done it, uncover truth, partners against crime, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, intellectual, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, friendship, writers, amateur detective, lifestyle, young man, lifestyle change, career change, drinking problem, secret, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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53%
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Beyond Westworld (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond Westworld was a short-lived 1980 television series that carried on the stories of the two feature films, Westworld and Futureworld. It featured Jim McMullan as Security Chief John Moore of the Delos Corporation. The story revolved around John ...
Plot: androids, mad scientist, robot, male female partnership, infiltration, theme park, evil scientist, conspiracy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ghosted (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining, parody
Plot: security guard, paranormal phenomena, investigation, monster, partners, secret agents, fantasy world, secret agent, buddy cop, contests and competitions, life turned upside down, chance meeting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
World on a Wire (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany
Duration: 212 min.
TV show
Story: Cybernetics engineer Fred Stiller uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy involving a virtual reality computer project.
Style: clever, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, crime, life is a bitch, cyberspace, fictional reality, society, imaginary, crimes, dishonesty, androids and robots, computers and web, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, investigation, private detective, private investigator, crimes, suspicion, team, teamwork, investigator, buddies, murder, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dirk Gently (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Dirk Gently is a British comedy detective drama TV series based on characters from the Dirk Gently novels by Douglas Adams. The series was created by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as holistic detective Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, time travel, investigation, mystery, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, unconventional method, disorder, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
TV show
Story: A stranded spaceship pilot captured by mad scientists survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals.
Style: parody, futuristic, surreal, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, space and aliens, mad scientist, robot, experiment, satellite, assistant, victim, evil, androids and robots, imaginary, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future, 1990s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 143K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, riddles and clues, police investigation, fbi, partners, murder investigation, special agents, search, teamwork, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Father Dowling Mysteries (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Father Dowling Mysteries is an American television mystery series that aired from January 20, 1989 to May 2, 1991. Prior to the series, a TV movie aired on November 30, 1987. For its first season, the show was on NBC; it moved to ABC for its last ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nun, priest, crime, clergy, mystery, crimes, society, religions or cults, murder, amateur detective, religion
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
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Upload (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
Story: In the future where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife, Nathan meets his early death and is greeted by Nora in his version of heaven. Follow the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his ...
Style: futuristic, romantic, humorous, light
Plot: virtual reality, hi-tech, life after death, uncover truth, afterlife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, technology, virtual world, murder, love interest, mysterious death, friendship ...
Time: 2030s, near future, 2020s, future
Place: brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
People of Earth (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham investigates a support group for alien abductees to write about the members' supposed encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, the more he realizes there is truth in their stories and possibly ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, ironic, satirical
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien abduction, support group, skeptic, alien contact, journalist, screwball, society, small town, investigative journalist
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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My Life Is Murder (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Investigator Alexa Crowe, cannot help fighting the good fight – whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human ...
Style: non-linear, confusing, colourful, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: investigator, crimes, crime solving, female detective, police detective, investigation, murder, uncover truth, escapades, secrets, fighting crime, unsolved crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beverly Hills Buntz (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beverly Hills Buntz is a spinoff from Hill Street Blues. It aired on NBC during the 1987–88 season.
Style: sitcom
Plot: private investigator, private detective, investigation, television flop, tough cop, ex cop
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Jacob Hood is a brilliant biophysicist and special science advisor to the government who investigates scientific crises and oddities. His crusade is to protect the substance of science against those who would abuse and misuse scientific ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious
Plot: scientist, fbi, mad scientist, misfit partners, save the day, bio weapon, characters in danger, investigation, supernatural, partners against crime, law enforcement, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, genius, art thief, law enforcement, unlikely partners, partners, intelligence, talented, expert, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) is a British Comedy Drama series, produced by Working Title Films for BBC One. It is a remake of the 1960s television series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and stars Vic Reeves as Hopkirk and Bob Mortimer as Randall, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: ghost, supernatural power, private investigator, partner, heaven, private detective, british humour, white suit, homosexual subtext
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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E.A.R.T.H. Force (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: E.A.R.T.H. Force is an American action adventure television series starring Gil Gerard. The series aired 3 episodes on CBS from September 16, 1990, to September 29, 1990, before being canceled due to low ratings. The show is about an elite group, ...
Plot: environment, scientist, ecological disaster, environmentalism, team, nuclear power plant, millionaire, environmental, rescue team, short lived
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7K
Breaking In (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Contra Security is a high tech security firm that specializes in breaking in as a way to test security measures. The team members comprise various skills, and even more various personalities.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: outsmarting, security, hi-tech, lifestyle, manipulation, prodigy, manipulations, workplace situations, workplace, partners, hacker, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 25K
Better Off Ted (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 to January 26, 2010. Better Off Ted focuses on ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, research, boss, office, workplace situations, corporate world, success, team, coworker, experiment, satire, ethics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sexy Voice and Robo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Niko, a middle schooler in Japan, witnesses a fight between two strangers on her way home from school. Desperate to talk to someone about the event but too afraid to tell her family, she responds to an ad for the "Tele-Club" and gets in ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, unusual plot structure, captivating, light
Plot: female protagonist, heroine, crime solving, investigation, collector, female boss, crime investigation, family relations, code name
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 6K
Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Harriet, Matthew and Malcolm couldn't be any more different, but when they cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. The most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, courtroom drama, workplace, lawyers and clients, legal action, legal, partners, dedicated lawyer, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 38K
Young Sheldon (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, philosophical
Plot: genius, child prodigy, childhood, parents and children, family, prodigy, boy, mathematician, school, adolescence, scientist, kids and family ...
Time: year 1990, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, teamwork, verbal byplay, investigation, crimes, policewoman, coworker, boss and employee, police detective, arrest, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%