Movies and TV shows like Quirke

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Quirke (2013)
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Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: pathologist, investigation, murder, mystery, intrigue, haunted by the past, uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, deadly, death, crimes, riddles and clues, crime, fighting crime, who done it, dishonesty, police investigation, honest law enforcer, step siblings, morgue
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland

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Most similar movies to Quirke

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, crime, mystery and police investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Quirke: Grantchester (2014), The Wide Net (2000), Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002), Father Brown (2013), Secrets and Lies (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, priest, investigation, murder, partners, police detective, who done it, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by Håkan Nesser.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, prison, courtroom, crime, psychiatric ward, fictional country ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
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60%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, murder, police detective, suspicion, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, criminal's revenge, false accusation, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.7
 9K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, priest, social relations, murder, law enforcement, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, family in crisis, uncover truth, who done it, investigation, law enforcement, family problems, murder mystery, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Single-Handed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: Single-Handed is an Irish television drama series, first broadcast on RTÉ Television in 2007. Set and filmed in the west of Ireland, it focuses on the life of a member of the Garda Síochána, Sergeant Jack Driscoll. Three two-episode, single-story ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police officer, fighting crime, crimes, who done it, countryside, workplace, social relations, murder, uncover truth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: D.C.I. Langton takes charge when the body of would-be model Louise Pennell is found,sliced in half and with her mouth mutilated into a smile. D.C. Anna Travis discovers that newspaper journalist Richard Reynolds had received anonymous typed letters ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, media circus, serial killer, deadly, danger, strong female presence, detective inspector, detective sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Borderliner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: To protect his family, police detective Nikolai covers up a murder case. But when his co-investigator Anniken suspects foul play, he is trapped in a dangerous game on duty, blurring the line between right and wrong.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, law enforcer, track down, police detective, investigation, mystery, investigator, crimes, law enforcement, interrogation, violence, testimony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, homicide detective, lie, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, society, deadly, crimes, who done it, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, crime, serial killer, crimes, riddles and clues, police investigation, law enforcement, investigation, murder, police, deadly, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, uncover truth, mystery, mind game, investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, police detective, who done it, murder, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Prey (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part crime thriller. When detective Marcus Farrow looks into a seemingly forgotten case, he has no idea of the chaos and heartache that will soon follow. He is found at the scene of a murder, and with all the evidence pointing towards him, he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: chase, murder, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, race against time, investigation, disorder, crimes, life turned upside down, uncover truth, wanted, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester england, manchester
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50%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, detective inspector, dirty cop, police procedural, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain, london
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50%
Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, multiple suspects, who done it, riddles and clues, mystery, deadly, danger, law enforcement, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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47%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, danger, crimes, murder, code breaking, crime investigation, mystery, trial, innocence, intelligence ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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47%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, crime, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, investigation, whodunit, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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47%
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Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Black Work' is the story of Jo Gillespie, a woman who's husband is shot dead in the line of action, in his job as a undercover cop. Jo, a police officer herself soon has to confront issues in her marriage and family life in order to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, undercover, law enforcement, crime, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, policewoman, female police officer, husband wife relationship, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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47%
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, investigation, danger, chases and races, crimes, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, fighting crime, who done it, uncover truth, police corruption, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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47%
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Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, family problems, murder, danger, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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46%
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Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, rivalry, female assassin, serial killer, crime, female murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Roseanna (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American girl is found dead in Gota Kanal, Swedens largest channel. Since there are hardly any clues or evidence at all it seems as if the murder cant be solved. Martin Beck and his men are assigned to the case. Soon they find a likely ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, canal, mystery, crimes, police investigation, deadly, riddles and clues, law enforcement, investigation, crime, danger, interpol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, deadly, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, crime, flashback, decapitated body, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%