Movies and TV shows like Lou Grant

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Lou Grant (1977)
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Lou Grant (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Lou Grant is an American television drama series starring Ed Asner in the titular role as a newspaper editor. Unusual in American television, this drama series was a spinoff from a sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Aired from 1977 to 1982, Lou Grant won 13 Emmy Awards, including "Outstanding Drama Series". Asner won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" in 1978 and 1980. In doing so, he became the only person to win an Emmy Award for both "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" and "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" for portraying the same character, recognizing his work on this series and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Lou Grant also won two Golden Globe awards, a Peabody award, an Eddie award, three awards from the Directors Guild of America, and two Humanitas prizes.
Style: clever, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, media, workplace, workplace situations, newspaper office, dog, reporter, newspaper, childhood friend, publisher, newspaper editor
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Lou Grant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police, crime, workplace, workplace situations and fighting crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Lou Grant: 10-8: Officers on Duty (2003), CHiPs (1977), S.W.A.T. (1975), The Defenders (1961), Burke's Law (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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CHiPs (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, workplace, crime, society, chase, law enforcement, chases and races, tough law enforcer, partners, fighting crime, heroes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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S.W.A.T. (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Like The ...
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat, law enforcement, fighting crime, danger, police investigation, workplace situations, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, workplace, swat team, teamwork ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, workplace, parents and children, defense attorney, family relations, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, crimes, multiple suspects, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Colbys (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family business, family relations, wealthy family, dishonesty, love and romance, blind ambition, workplace, intrigue, ambition, rivalry, love triangle, memory loss ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boomtown (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Each episode of this series, set in contemporary Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, workplace, partners against crime, law enforcement, district attorney, deadly, media, dishonesty, infidelity, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, realistic, tense, erotic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, danger, couples, uncover truth, friendship, violence, lapd ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Delvecchio (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dominick Delvecchio is an integrity-minded, honest police detective who works out of the Washington Heights division of the Los Angeles Police Department. When not screeching tires, rousting bad guys and trading quips with his burly partner Paul ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: law enforcement, crime, fighting crime, society, police station, crimes, partners, investigation, police, law student, lapd
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Plot: police station, police, fighting crime, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police investigation, sergeant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a ...
Style: realistic, stylized, clever, serious
Plot: legal action, law firm, courtroom drama, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, workplace situations, office, hypocrisy, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Knots Landing (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, love and romance, intrigue, love affair, americana, couple relations, family life, best friend, power, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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LAX (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX". On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot to series. This show was not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: airport, rivalry, workplace romance, partners, workplace, sexism, workaholic, airline, interracial relations, staff, friendship, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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T.J. Hooker (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: rookie, police, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, workaholic, partners, partners against crime, crimes, police partner ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, crimes, partners against crime, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: helicopter, danger, law enforcement, crimes, escapades, chases and races, heroes, super weapon, based on movie, police
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Harry O (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Harry O, sometimes spelled Harry-O, is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen and was executive produced by Jerry Thorpe. Harry O followed the broadcast of two pilot ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, misfit, crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, disability, urban, police department, police, beach
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Police Woman (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sergeant “Pepper"” Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, poses undercover from mob girl to prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: police, odd couple, partners, tough law enforcer, chases and races, undercover, partners against crime, strong female presence, stewardess, superior officer, rally, gender ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Fame L.A. (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, performer's life, music, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, lifestyle, performance art, female student, student, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Emergency! (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Emergency! is an American television series that combines the medical drama and action-adventure genres. It was produced by Mark VII Limited and distributed by Universal Studios. It debuted as a midseason replacement on January 15, 1972, on NBC, ...
Style: realistic, serious, medical drama
Plot: firefighter, rescue, paramedic, heroes, daring rescue, workplace, realism, catastrophe, forces of nature, workplace situations, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Trauma Center (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a person is seriously injured in an accident, they often have only one hour to live. Dr. Michael "Cutter" Royce (James Naughton) leads a hospital's specialized emergency department that is designed to make maximum use of that one ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, medical drama
Plot: rescue, hospital, boss and employee, power relations, race against time, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, medical, emergency room, surgery, paramedic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5K
Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: legal, crime, crimes, murder, coroner, law enforcement, police detective, mystery, deadly, partners against crime, anti heroes, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Sidekicks (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sidekicks is a 1986-1987 Disney Channel martial arts TV series, a spin-off of the original Walt Disney one-time special, The Last Electric Knight. The series starred Ernie Reyes, Jr. as Ernie Lee, the Last Electric Knight, and Gil Gerard as Sergeant ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, martial arts, crimes, family, heroes, young heroes, law enforcement, fighting crime, picked on, social worker, youth, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Trapper John, M.D. (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Trapper John, M.D. is an American television medical drama and spin-off of the film MASH, concerning a lovable doctor who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS from September 23, 1979, to September 4, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, power relations, lifesaver, doctors and patients, workplace situations, medical, physician, medical profession, latex gloves, nurse hat ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The White Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching
Plot: basketball, high school, society, ambition, hardcase students, sport, youth, power relations, latinos, domestic violence, dedicated educator, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, murder, suspicion, superior officer, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, legal, workplace situations, lawsuit, cop witness relations, jury, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Dirt (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dirt is an American television serial broadcast on the FX network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Courteney Cox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow, which was ...
Style: serious, realistic, dark humor, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: journalism, photographer, paparazzi, hollywood, magazine, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, attempted murder, media satire, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, partners, crime, crimes, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, partners against crime, legal investigation, legal, deadly, fighting crime, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, who done it, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%