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Shetland (2013)
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Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized, dark, realistic, suspense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, island, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, mystery, crime scene, investigation, police, british police, law enforcement, social relations, adaptation, father daughter relationship, team, life philosophy, remote island, archaeologist, detective inspector, police officer, criminal, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: scotland

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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, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, police detective, murder mystery and mystery mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Shetland: Vera (2011), Hinterland (2013), Endeavour (2012), Midsomer Murders (1997), Lewis (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Hinterland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Mathias comes to Aberystwyth having abandoned his life in London. He's a brilliant but troubled man. Despite his faults he is an excellent detective, who knows that the key to solving the crime lies not in where you look for truth, but how ...
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Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
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Time: 60s, future, 20th century
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Lewis (2006)
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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, atmospheric
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, police investigation, sergeant, murder, multiple suspects, investigator, crimes, suspicion, law enforcement, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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Style: twists and turns, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
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Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Rebus (2000)
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Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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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; ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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What Remains (2013)
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Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 45 min.
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Story: When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community and his friends are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
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Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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100%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police detective, murder mystery, police, strangulation, society, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, child killer, honest law enforcer, who done it ...
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100%
Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, slasher ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, investigation, female detective, police, female protagonist, police detective, uncover truth, fighting crime, murder, who done it, riddles and clues, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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100%
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Whitechapel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Whitechapel is a British television drama series produced by Carnival Films, in which detectives in London's Whitechapel district deal with murders which replicate historical crimes. The first series was first broadcast in the UK on 2 February ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
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Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural television series first broadcast in 1998 that followed the investigations of a part of the Vancouver Police Department Homicide Division tasked with solving cold cases, the titular Cold Squad, as led by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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