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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: humorous, realistic, witty, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: crimes, riddles and clues, partners, murder, small town life, unlikely partners, law enforcement, small town, police investigation, deadly, partners against crime, uncover truth, under the surface, social relations, mystery, whodunit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, crime, law enforcement, deadly, mystery and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Brokenwood Mysteries: Castle (2009), Murder City (2004), Glue (2014), Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), 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, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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50%
 7.3
 248
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, partners, investigation, police detective, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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77%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: teen drama
Plot: murder, crimes, mystery, village life, who done it, under the surface, uncover truth, village, deadly, teenage life, police investigation, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: 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 ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, deadly, partners, law enforcement, decapitated body, release from prison, police procedural, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: clever, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, couples, deadly, fighting crime, working undercover, crime, partners, amateur detective, private detective, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, investigation, mystery, partners against crime, who done it, riddles and clues, odd couple, partners, womanizer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: law enforcement, crime, reluctant partners, crimes, under the surface, riddles and clues, partners against crime, danger, murder, social relations, police investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.3
 72K
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: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, uncover truth, parents and children, social relations, partners, small town, loss of son, murder, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, crime, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, private detective, partners, danger, multiple suspects, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: police investigation, murder investigation, policewoman, riddles and clues, murder, superior, legal investigation, mystery, partners against crime, crimes, legal, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, serious, witty
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, investigation, frame up, murder, ex convict, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, partners, generation gap, multiple suspects, deadly, sergeant, police chief, countryside, hippie, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 265
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, partners against crime, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, partners, deadly, fighting crime, crime, police detective, police investigation, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, crimes, bodies, who done it, crime, murder, police investigation, deadly, multiple suspects, law enforcement, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, urban, uncover truth, crime, partners against crime, crimes, deadly, partners, police detective, police investigation, murder, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, clever, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, forensics, murder, police detective, who done it, uncover truth, fighting crime, mind game, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 7K
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: realistic, tense, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, life turned upside down, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, police investigation, cold case, murder mystery, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.6
 4K
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 ⇓
36%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, investigation, wizards and magicians, crime, partners against crime, unlikely partners, deadly, shyness ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vengeance, deadly, rivalry, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, crime, diary, revenge, police procedural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, who done it, crimes, mystery, crime, partners against crime, workplace, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, bloody ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, partners, murder, law enforcement, danger, medical profession, rules and policies, workplace, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: murder, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, murder, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, loss of mother, grandmother, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, murder, small town life, crime, murder mystery, murder investigation, missing child, social relations, law enforcement, mystery, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: police investigation, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, crime, mystery, single parent, police detective, child, single mother, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 3K
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: offbeat, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, murder, social relations, investigation, deadly, small town life, small town, crimes, crime, criminal, surrealism, bench ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, danger, murder, amateur detective, investigation, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 203
Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, police investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%