Movies and TV shows like The Unusuals

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The Unusuals (2009)
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The Unusuals (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Unusuals is a comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from April 8 to June 17, 2009 in the U.S. and Global in Canada. The pilot and first episode were written by Noah Hawley, a former writer and producer for Fox's Bones. An ABC press release described The Unusuals as "like a modern-day M*A*S*H" that "explores both the grounded drama and comic insanity of the world of New York City police detectives, where every cop has a secret". Its premise elaborated: The initial series order was for 10 episodes. Show creator Noah Hawley announced via his Twitter account in mid-May 2009 that ABC would not be bringing the show back for a second season.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic
Plot: police detective, police station, partners, policewoman, workplace, fighting crime, friendship, crimes, workplace situations, rookie, police, uncover truth, dark humor, african american, crime, coworker, dishonesty, law enforcement, frustration, police investigation, ethics, sanity, streetwise, loss of partner, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Unusuals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, police detective, law enforcement, police, crime, police investigation and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Unusuals: Candice Renoir (2013), Major Crimes (2012), The Last Cop (2010), Backstrom (2015), Battle Creek (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, feel good, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: crime, female detective, policewoman, police investigation, workplace situations, police detective, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, police, workplace, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
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Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: police detective, policewoman, homicide detective, female detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
 7.4
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The Last Cop (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Der letzte Bulle is a German television series that was first aired in 2010. The series is about a cop from the 1980s put into a modern police department in Essen.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, life turned upside down, workplace situations, machismo, society, workplace, law enforcement, traditional versus modern, crimes, psychologist, german, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Backstrom (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's ...
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, workplace situations, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, workplace, crime, gay friend, self destruction, police procedural, french accent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
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100%
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Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, police station, crimes, murder investigation, police partner, narcissist, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, misfit partners, partners, police detective, law enforcement, coworker, workplace, verbal byplay, bonding, crimes, couples therapy, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
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Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, photographic memory, police detective, policewoman, police investigation, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
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100%
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Memphis Beat (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Memphis Beat is an American drama series that debuted on TNT on June 22, 2010 and ended on August 16, 2011. Memphis Beat was officially canceled on October 14, 2011.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: police detective, police investigation, policewoman, blues, police station, parents and children, law enforcement, workplace, family relations, officer, living with parents, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, southern usa
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100%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, fish out of water, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, roommate, fighting crime, crimes, crime, partners against crime, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Job (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Job is a single-camera television comedy drama about a New York City police officer named Mike McNeil -- who indulges in adultery, alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drug abuse—and his fellow 'bumbling detective' pals. The show, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, witty ...
Plot: police investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, crime, law enforcement, crimes, police station, crime investigation, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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55%
 8.0
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No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: police station, fighting crime, policewoman, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, workplace, workplace situations, police, murder investigation, serial killer, british police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
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50%
Barney Miller (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore ...
Style: intellectual, sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: police station, police detective, partners, golden years, police investigation, partners against crime, urban, gambling, workplace situations, crime, workplace, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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50%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, police investigation, mischievous children, police station, ex husband, family relations, crimes, partners, single parent, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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60%
 7.1
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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, captivating, serious, 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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47%
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, police detective, workplace situations, swat team, law enforcement, crimes, partners, partners against crime, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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44%
 7.0
 451
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, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, partners, workplace, fighting crime, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, chief of police, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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42%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 50 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
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, police station, society, workplace situations, crimes, partners, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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41%
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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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police detective, policewoman, rookie, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, peril, partners against crime, swat, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, southern california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
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NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, murder, robbery, partners against crime, partners, human nature, friends, against the rules, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, talky ...
Plot: police detective, murder, police, police station, police protagonist, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, african american, fbi, partners against crime, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: King is a Canadian police drama which premiered April 17, 2011 on Showcase. The series stars Amy Price-Francis as Jessica King, a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, female detective, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, task force, who done it, fighting crime, crime, honest law enforcer, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female protagonist, forensics, homicide detective, policewoman, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, factual
Plot: fighting crime, mayor, honest law enforcer, workplace situations, price of justice, crimes, leadership, boss and employee, police investigation, police, urban, office ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, corruption, tough law enforcer, female police officer, politician, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, riddles and clues, romancing partners, police investigation, investigation, homicide detective, writers, murder, partners, law enforcement, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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19-2 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The day-to-day life of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. These two beat cops patrol the urban sprawl of downtown's 19th district, in cruiser No. 2. 19-2 is about the tensions and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, police, workplace, partners, mistrust, workplace situations, misfit partners, partners against crime, crimes, realism, police detective, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Good Cop (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Honest cop Tony Jr. gets advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.
Style: feel good, twists and turns, captivating, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: father son relationship, nypd, odd couple, police officer, crimes, dishonesty, fighting crime, corruption, mentor, life philosophy, crime solving, investigator ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
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Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, frame up, ex convict, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, murder, suspicion, homicide detective, partners against crime, workplace, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%