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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: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, bleak, talky, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: drug lord, who to trust, heroin, neo noir, crime, mysterious character, investigation, murder investigation, organized crime, police, police corruption, mystery, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, uncover truth, obsession, memory loss, hitman, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, police detective, police investigation, murder and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Shadow Line: Cracker (1993), True Detective (2014), Midsomer Murders (1997), The Wire (2002), Inspector Lewis (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, rough, witty, realistic ...
Plot: profiler, police detective, criminal psychologist, crime, psychologist, police investigation, law enforcement, police chief, policewoman, anti heroes, fighting crime, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
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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, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, crimes, murder investigation, murder, village, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 9.3
 231K
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: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, crime, drug lord, urban ghetto life, working undercover, life is a bitch, wiretap, lesbian, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
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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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, sergeant, crime, police investigation, mystery, crime solving, crime investigation, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, crime, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, who done it, multiple perspectives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: tense, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, crime, crime solving, crime investigation, female detective, kidnapping, criminal, crimes, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: gloomy, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, police, hallucination, police detective, murder investigation, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, deadly, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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66%
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Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
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: bleak, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, crime, police investigation, crime investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, courtroom drama, uncover truth, multiple suspects, parents and children, small town, murder, loss of son, mystery, police detective, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime, investigation, crime investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty, tense
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, intellectual, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
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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, tense, atmospheric ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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57%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, price of justice, police detective, crime, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, mystery, legal, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Taggart (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: police detective, police, murder, strangulation, crime, police investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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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: serious, clever, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, female protagonist, murder investigation, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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56%
Inspector Morse (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police detective, crime, police investigation, rapist, mystery, crime investigation, crime solving, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, australia, italy
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, single parent, family relations, police detective, police, murder, single mother, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, manchester england
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, river thames, mutilated body, police, crimes, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, uncover truth, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, police inspector, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder, who done it, deadly, failed attempt, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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53%
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Holby Blue (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The police force at Holby South is tasked with the toughest job yet. Not only are they fighting the usual crime with drug offenders and gang members, but today they are faced with the threat of terrorism on their own soil. A Spin off from Holby ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: police station, police investigation, crime, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, gangsters, drug dealing, workplace romance, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, witnessing a crime, mystery, deaf, police investigation, police corruption, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Fixer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: The Fixer is a British drama television series, produced by Kudos for ITV. Set in modern Britain, it follows the life of John Mercer, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, arrested by police for killing his aunt and uncle following his discovery of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: undercover, surveillance, assassination, crime, working undercover, realism, hitman, crimes, deadly, chases and races, danger, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4K
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, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, crime, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, murder, urban, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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