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The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
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The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: unlikely partners, murder, small town, mystery, whodunit, under the surface, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, small town life, crimes, deadly, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, law enforcement, crime, mystery, deadly and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Brokenwood Mysteries: Castle (2009), Murder City (2004), Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), Glue (2014), False Accusation (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, murder, who done it, police detective, murder investigation, writer's life, partners, crimes, female detective, riddles and clues, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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50%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, crime, partners against crime, mystery, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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72%
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
Plot: murder, mystery, police detective, partners against crime, crime, unlikely partners, buddy cop, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Glue (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, stylized
Audience: teen drama
Plot: murder, village, mystery, who done it, secret, murder mystery, countryside, under the surface, deadly, social relations, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, police procedural, release from prison, fictional country, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: semi serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, amateur detective, crime, mystery, partners against crime, private detective, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
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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: serious, twists and turns, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, courtroom drama, uncover truth, small town, murder, multiple suspects, loss of son, parents and children, mystery, police detective, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.3
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Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, frame up, murder, investigation, ex convict, hotshot, crime, mystery, lapd, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, crime, crimes, murder, mystery, murder investigation, murder mystery, odd couple, partners against crime, womanizer, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Campion is a television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: murder investigation, policewoman, police investigation, riddles and clues, best friends, crime, partners against crime, female detective, female friendship, mystery, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 154
Harry (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Harry is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, drug dealing, police detective, crime, drugs/alcohol, crimes, law enforcement, murder, deadly, teenage girl, suicide, bank robber ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 858
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, single parent, family relations, police detective, child, police, single mother, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, countryside, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, mystery, vengeance, police investigation, rivalry, female murderer, revenge, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, who done it, deadly, partners, police detective, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, bruges
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, coma, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
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Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, murder investigation, small community, parent child relationship, island, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.4
 542
Winter (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Australia
Duration: 42 min.
Story: After the success of 2014’s TV movie The Killing Field, Rebecca Gibney returns to the screen as Detective Sergeant Eve Winter in Seven’s new series Winter. Peter O’Brien will reprise his role as Detective Inspector Lachlan McKenzie. The series ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, crime, murder mystery, murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, reluctant partners, murder, riddles and clues, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, murder investigation, cold case, murder mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, small town, murder, crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, forensics, police detective, police procedural, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, partners, danger, law enforcement, medical profession, crime, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, murder, crimes, crime, small town, deadly, criminal, investigation, small town life, social relations, bench, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, mystery, police investigation, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, partners, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 6K
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: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, crime investigation, mystery, murder mystery, british police, police detective, crime, kidnapping, crime solving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, crime, investigation, wizards and magicians, partners, partners against crime, prodigy, unlikely partners, mystery, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, clever, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: riddles and clues, fighting crime, crime, investigation, murder investigation, crime investigation, medical examination, who done it, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 193
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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police, mutilated body, river thames, crimes, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, uncover truth, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, multiple suspects, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 5K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: small town, murder, crime, small town life, murder investigation, missing child, murder mystery, mystery, child murder, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%