Movies and TV shows like Thirteen 2016

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Thirteen (2016)
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Thirteen (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This Five-part BBC psychological drama follows Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who was abducted when she was 13 and held captive for the next 13 years. The story begins as she escapes the cellar she was being held in and goes to the police station to report her ordeal to D.S. Lisa Merchant and D.I. Elliott Carne. But as she narrates and relives her experiences with the police, cracks begin to appear in Ivy's version of events leading the officers and her family to question her story. Will she ever reveal the truth about what she experienced in her captor's house?
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, police investigation, woman, crimes, child, police, law enforcement, police detective, mystery, female director
Time: 21st century

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Most similar movies to Thirteen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, crime, police investigation, police detective, murder and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Thirteen: Blue Murder (2003), Killer Instinct (2005), Moses Jones (2009), New Tricks (2003), Wallander (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, whodunit, single mother, strong female presence, crime, single parent, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
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Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, partners, crimes, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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68%
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6K
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, crimes, superior, law enforcement, unsolved crime, elderly, crime investigation, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, mystery, law enforcement, crime, life is a bitch, investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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57%
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Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, obsessive quest, crimes, drugs, murder, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: police detective, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, female partner, murder, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, fighting crime, deadly, murder, danger, crimes, crime, law enforcement, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, traffic accident, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, wheelchair bound, disability, power relations, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, crime, police procedural, decapitated body, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Arne Dahl: Requiem (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Early one morning, a bank office in the middle of Stockholm is hit with a violent robbery. When the police storm the premises, the robbers have vanished without a trace. The event mystifies the A Unit who, under the supervision of US Intelligence, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, heist, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, bank robbery, police, crime, swedish police, special unit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, crime, failed attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, unlikely partners, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, deadly, crimes, female police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: mystery, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, rivalry, murder, female assassin, serial killer, crime, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, murderous pair, serial killer, law enforcement, police detective, crime, strangulation, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, sincere ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, mystery, murder, social differences, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
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: serious, rough, bleak, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, crime investigation, crimes, police investigation, child killer, missing child, missing person, serial killer, law enforcement, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, police, strong female presence, crime, murder investigation, murder of family, child murder investigation, marital crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, forensics, crimes, talented, murder, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Salamander (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A police inspector investigates the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: police, law enforcement, crime, crimes, police investigation, police detective, secret movement, secret agenda, dishonesty, honest law enforcer, robbery, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female police officer, partners against crime, female detective, police investigation, female partner, best friends, crimes, friends, law enforcement, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom, manchester, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, law enforcement, track down, police detective, hidden identity, police, murder, danger, hunt down, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 317
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 ⇓
45%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, private detective, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, sergeant, murder investigation, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%