Movies and TV shows like Wiseguy

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Wiseguy (1987)
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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 throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, sincere, bleak, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, investigation, working undercover, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, tough law enforcer, fbi, mafia, heroes, crime, secret agents, graphic violence, master criminal, task force, femme fatale, music industry, priest
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami

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Most similar movies to Wiseguy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, working undercover, undercover, partners and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Wiseguy: Banacek (1972), Crime Story (1986), The Americans (2013), The Last Don II (1998), Line of Fire (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, theft, crimes, polish, crime, insurance, urban, chauffeur, murder, polish american, insurance fraud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, 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, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, 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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100%
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The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, cold war, secret agents, kgb, espionage, russian, parents and children, double life, fbi, working undercover, mole, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
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100%
The Last Don II (1998)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as he tries to discover who has launched a plot to overthrow his rule and may be infiltrating other families. In a left over plot line, his aunt ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, family relations, catholic, autism, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Line of Fire (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Line of Fire is a crime drama television series that was broadcast on ABC for 11 episodes in the winter of 2003-2004. It starred Leslie Bibb and Jeffrey D. Sams as two rookie FBI agents assigned to the bureau's Richmond, Virginia branch, where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: fbi, working undercover, fighting crime, undercover, special agents, crimes, workplace, gangsters, law enforcement, haunted by the past, gay slur, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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45%
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The Beast (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Charles Barker applies controversial techniques in his attempts to bring criminals to justice, which often border on illegal and unsettle his uninitiated partner, Ellis Dove. Over the course of the first season, Barker is investigated by ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rookie, investigation, undercover, fbi, working undercover, double agent, undercover cop, crimes, partners, crime, internal affairs, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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43%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, danger, government agency, crimes, state affairs, partners, military, undercover, investigation, army investigation, crime investigation, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, united states
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43%
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Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, government agency, undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, betrayal, state affairs, mysterious character, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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41%
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The Handler (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Handler is a crime series created by Canadian writer-producer Chris Haddock, airing in the United States on CBS in the 2003-04 season. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: fbi, crimes, special agents, law enforcement, crime, officers and cadets, working undercover, basic training, government agency, undercover, undercover agent, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Intelligence (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Intelligence is a Vancouver-based television crime drama starring Ian Tracey and Klea Scott that aired on the CBC. With its pilot first airing on November 28, 2005, the series began regular broadcasting on October 10, 2006. CBC reaired the pilot on ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: organized crime, partners, boss, crime, gangsters, investigation, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, undercover, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Players (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three young ex-cons track down criminals as a part of a new FBI program.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, partners, crime, law enforcement, track down, cons and scams, dishonesty, special agents, chases and races, partners against crime, ex convict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, working undercover, special agents, rookie, crime, coworker, crimes, fighting crime, young man, undercover, drug dealer, temperamental ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post war, russian, crimes, law enforcement, gang, crime, soviet, undercover agent, police investigation, working undercover, gangsters, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mob City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, organized crime, mafia, power struggle, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, actress, police chief, chief of police, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 11K
21 Jump Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, high school, teenage life, hidden identity, youth, police detective, undercover agent, working undercover, fighting crime, crimes, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
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The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: special agents, fbi, investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, rookie, dark past, female agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
18 Wheels of Justice (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Department undercover agent Michael Cates’s family was killed after he testified against crime boss Jacob Calder. Now Cates is working out of an 18 Wheeler under another undercover identity, that of Chance Bowman. As Cates wanders America ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: truck, undercover, vigilante, danger, law enforcement, crime, crimes, working undercover, gangsters, special agents, on the run, witness protection ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: undercover, fighting crime, crimes, crime, lone wolves, police detective, working undercover, irish, haunted by the past, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, family relations, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, organized crime, mafia, daughter, grandson, criminal heroes, aging, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas
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36%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: museum, mystery, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, workplace situations, police detective, partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, partners against crime, multiple suspects, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police, arms dealing, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, price of justice, working undercover, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Blue Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, prostitute, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime, drug dealing, dishonesty, fighting crime, rise and fall, political corruption, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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33%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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33%
 6.0
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Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: female agent, fbi, investigation, undercover, partners, partners against crime, mystery, treason, haunted by the past, crimes, espionage, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 829
Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, police corruption, crime gone awry, tough law enforcer, undercover, drug abuse, working undercover, drug dealing, partners against crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Miami Vice (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, undercover, partners against crime, partners, crimes, drug dealing, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, deadly, two man army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Public Morals (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, moral dilemma, law enforcement, partners, crimes, partners against crime, temptation, gangsters, crime, united states of america, human, gangster
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Da Vinci's Inquest (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Da Vinci's Inquest is a Canadian dramatic television series that aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2005. While never a ratings blockbuster, seven seasons of thirteen episodes each were filmed for a total of ninety-one episodes. The show, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coroner, law enforcement, investigation, forensics, righting the wronged, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, mysterious death, murder, police investigation, crime investigation ...
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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31%