Movies and TV shows like Most Wanted 1976

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Most Wanted (1976)
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Most Wanted (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Most Wanted is an American crime drama series shown on ABC from October 16, 1976 until August 20, 1977. It stars Robert Stack, Jo Ann Harris, Shelly Novack, and Hari Rhodes. This program marks the reunion of series star Stack with noted producer Quinn Martin, as the two had worked together previously on the legendary hit crime series The Untouchables. This is one of only three series from QM Productions not to have an announcer reading out or accompanying the opening credits.
Plot: police, lapd, mayor, police officer, trio, police captain, special unit
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about police, police officer, crimes, crime, police detective, law enforcement and lapd mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Most Wanted: Bronk (1975), Lou Grant (1977), Delvecchio (1976), CHiPs (1977), The Protector (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bronk (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bronk is an American television series starring Jack Palance as Detective Lieutenant Alex Bronkov. The series is set in the fictional Ocean City, California. 24 episodes were aired from September 21, 1975 to March 28, 1976 on CBS. The series lasted ...
Plot: police, police detective, single father, bureaucracy, father daughter relationship, drugs, dead wife, police department, police lieutenant, car accident, mayor, police corruption ...
Place: california
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95%
 7.2
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Lou Grant (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Lou Grant is an American television drama series starring Ed Asner in the titular role as a newspaper editor. Unusual in American television, this drama series was a spinoff from a sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Aired from 1977 to 1982, Lou ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever
Plot: journalism, media, workplace, workplace situations, newspaper office, newspaper editor, publisher, childhood friend, newspaper, reporter, dog
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 121
Delvecchio (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dominick Delvecchio is an integrity-minded, honest police detective who works out of the Washington Heights division of the Los Angeles Police Department. When not screeching tires, rousting bad guys and trading quips with his burly partner Paul ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: law enforcement, crime, fighting crime, society, crimes, police station, partners, police, law student, lapd, investigation
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.4
 8K
CHiPs (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, society, heroes, law enforcement, workplace, partners, chase, chases and races, crimes, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, relationship vs career, family relations, crimes, law enforcement, police, investigation, motherhood, homicide detective, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 2K
Police Woman (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Sergeant “Pepper"” Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, poses undercover from mob girl to prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: police, partners, law enforcement, gender, crime, fighting crime, undercover, partners against crime, superior officer, stewardess, rally, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, realistic, tense, erotic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, murder, police detective, crimes, danger, couples, uncover truth, friendship, violence, hollywood ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, lapd, murder, suspicion, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6K
APB (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a billionaire engineer witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes charge of Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a technically innovative police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight ...
Style: futuristic, serious, intense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: technology, police, police officer, peril, uncover truth, police investigation, billionaire, coworker, twists & turns, police shootout, crimes, loss of friend ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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T.J. Hooker (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: police, rookie, law enforcement, partners, crimes, police investigation, crime, fighting crime, partners against crime, workaholic, honest law enforcer, camp ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.0
 24K
The Rookie (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, serious
Plot: lapd, special agents, workplace, save the day, one man army, heroes, rookie, daring rescue, life risking, undercover, characters in danger, danger ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
MacGruder and Loud (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: MacGruder and Loud is an American crime drama from Aaron Spelling Productions that aired on ABC in 1985. The series stars John Getz and Kathryn Harrold as married police officers Malcolm MacGruder and Jenny Loud in a Los Angeles Police ...
Style: detective series
Plot: police officer, tv show, apartment, husband wife relationship, police, secret marriage, wedding, police station, police partner, female police officer, secret door, secret passageway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police detective, policewoman, rookie, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, peril, partners against crime, swat, workplace situations, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, southern california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 3K
Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack ...
Style: realistic, sincere, stylized, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police, arms dealing, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, price of justice, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
 594
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Norskov (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Norskov is a police drama that takes place in an industrial city in northern Denmark. The city is raw and unsentimental, and the financial crisis has left its mark, but there is still a lot of community spirit and empowerment. In the series we ...
Plot: hockey player, homecoming, police detective, mayor, drugs, police, teenage boy, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 2K
S.W.A.T. (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Like The ...
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat, law enforcement, fighting crime, danger, police investigation, workplace situations, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, workplace, swat team, tough cop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Cops (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in and around Stanton, a faceless and grim Northern enclave, The Cops depicts the daily grind for a group of policemen and women out on the beat as they interact, and sometimes clash, with the local community.
Plot: interracial relations, police station, violence, community, police, death, police officer, policewoman, asian, homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 607
Brooklyn South (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooklyn South is an American ensemble police drama series that aired on CBS for only one season during the 1997–98 television season. The series was co-created by Steven Bochco, Bill Clark, David Milch and William M. Finkelstein. Bochco is the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police, crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners, crimes, tough heroes, police detective, criminal heroes, fighting crime, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 440
The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, partners, workplace, fighting crime, police officer, dirty cop, investigation, police chief, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Blue Knight (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.
Plot: lapd, police officer, street, mistaken identity, drug dealer, social problem, police station, retirement, ex cop, patrol, runaway child, adoption ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 402
Police Rescue (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Police Rescue was an Australian television series which originally aired on ABC TV between 1989 and 1996. It was produced by ABC and Southern Star Xanadu in association with the BBC. Apart from the 61 episodes, there was a 90-minute pilot episode ...
Plot: police, rescue team, greek, flashlight, blonde, police sergeant, rescue, telephone call, name calling, nickname, ambulance, telephone ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 123
Blue Murder (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a Canadian crime drama television series, featuring stories that reflected the turbulence of urban life and the crimes that make headlines. The Blue Murder squad members were an elite group of big-city investigators out to solve some ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, police, murder, female detective, policewoman, female police officer, police officer
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 930
The F.B.I. (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The F.B.I. is an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from 1965 to 1974. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa was co-sponsor of Season One only.
Style: factual
Plot: fbi, police detective, police, fbi agent, burial ground, inspector, tv show, widower, indian burial ground, police officer, criminal, crime solving ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, streetwise, ex athlete, supportive coworker, partners against crime, honest law enforcer, police officer, nypd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry.
Style: realistic, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police, serial killer, murder investigation, true crime, mass murder, murder, rape
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%