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The Shadow Line (2011)
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The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a profound personal tragedy, risking it all on one last deal; to the brilliantly lethal puppet-master who gradually emerges from the shadows to bring the story to its shocking climax The Shadow Line explores the morality of these characters as they negotiate the repercussions of Wratten's death and attempt to navigate the fine line between right and wrong. As the thread around Wratten's operation begins to unravel, the web of intrigue becomes more complex and the question of which side of the line they stand on becomes increasingly blurred. An intelligent and gripping conspiracy thriller that delves to the heart of human morality, The Shadow Line will have audiences enthralled over six taut and thrilling episodes. Faced with similar dilemmas, on which side of the line would you stand?
Style: tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, clever, rough, mind bending, bleak, serious, captivating, biting ...
Plot: drug lord, heroin, who to trust, gangsters, crimes, investigation, hitman, obsession, death, killings, memory loss, secret, neo noir, crime, life is a bitch, policewoman, corruption, police corruption, forensics, coworker, shooting, murder, the underworld, morality, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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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, police detective, crime, police investigation, murder and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Shadow Line: True Detective (2014), Spiral (2005), Cracker (1993), The Wire (2002), Line of Duty (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, witty, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: criminal psychologist, psychologist, police detective, crime, profiler, police chief, law enforcement, policewoman, police investigation, drinking problem, self destructing, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: police detective, drug dealing, police investigation, drug lord, wiretap, lesbian, crime, working undercover, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
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Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Steve Arnott is a young officer who’s fallen foul of his superiors for refusing to help in the cover-up of an operation that ended in the shooting of an innocent father. He seems ideal to join AC-12, an anti-corruption police unit, just as it ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns
Plot: police corruption, crimes, right and wrong, coworker, honest law enforcer, corrupt law enforcer, shooting, morality, sergeant, corruption, police station, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, human nature, murder investigation, crime, murder, crimes, who done it, village, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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83%
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, multiple suspects, talented, crimes, law enforcement, unlikely relationship, cruelty, partners, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: rough, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: police detective, female partner, law enforcement, police investigation, serial killer, policewoman, deadly, coma, murder, crime, mystery, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, who done it, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, law enforcement, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, victim, fist fighting, urban, responsibility, multiple suspects, notoriety ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, forensics, crime, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, partners ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in ...
Style: gloomy, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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68%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: realistic, mind bending, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
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67%
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Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: intellectual, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
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66%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, clever, tense, suspenseful ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, rough, clever, serious ...
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65%
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Style: rough, bleak, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
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Style: clever, captivating, tense, gloomy, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
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The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, drug cartel, corruption, police investigation, characters in danger, social problems, riddles and clues, mystery, victim, murder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, witty
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%