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The Rookie (2018)
 8.0
 37K
The Rookie (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, serious
Plot: lapd, police officer, special agents, crime investigation, police station, criminality, police, heroes, one man army, workplace, save the day, policewoman, male protagonist, investigation, undercover, demotion, daring rescue, characters in danger, life risking, terrorism, capture, one day, race against time, forced into action, workplace intrigue ...
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Rookie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, realistic and serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, police, police officer, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Rookie: S.W.A.T. (2017), Lethal Weapon (2016), Castle (2009), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), Southland (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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S.W.A.T. (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: swat team, fight scenes, crimes, friendship, gunfight, adventure, heroes, chase, police investigation, martial arts, police officer, police ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 38K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police partner, police, police investigation, lapd, friendship, chase, adventure, crimes, family relations, murder ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 160K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: writers, investigation, partners, romancing partners, female detective, police detective, police investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, military, special agents, army investigation, forensics, crimes, partners, navy, fighting crime, partners against crime, graphic violence, interrogation ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 26K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police detective, police protagonist, policewoman, partners against crime, police officer, fighting crime, crimes, peril, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, southern california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
 26K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crime investigation, homicide detective, police investigation, female detective, policewoman, investigation, police detective, interrogation, crimes, workplace romance, murder, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 14K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, policewoman, police detective, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes, coworker, murder investigation, police, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 182K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, fighting crime, partners, police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, murder, talented, outsmarting, justice, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.6
 4K
Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, stylized, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, lapd, police protagonist, crimes, police officer, car, workplace intrigue, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, price of justice, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 242K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: tense, captivating, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, master criminal, special agents, unlikely partners, intrigue, mind game, crimes, partners, law enforcement, killings, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 158
The Evidence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Inspectors Cayman Bishop and Sean Cole investigate crimes in San Francisco Police Department. How does all of the pieces to the puzzle all fit together?
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, law enforcement, forensic evidence, police detective, cold case, fighting crime, vengeance, murder of wife, mystery, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 185K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist plot, terrorist, government agency, secret service, special agents, political conspiracy, race against time, double agent, assassination of president, assassination attempt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 572
Roba (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A new captain comes to take over the police station. Old behaviors and installed management will be questioned and put into debate. Police drama that tells the life of the policemen of the station of Roba, in the south of Helsinki. Winner of the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: police, police station, police investigation, forensics, partners against crime, investigation, fighting crime, police detective, crimes, teamwork, workplace, cold case ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 6K
APB (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a billionaire engineer witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes charge of Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a technically innovative police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight ...
Style: futuristic, intense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: police, technology, policewoman, police officer, police investigation, uncover truth, peril, justice, loss of friend, camaraderie, coworker, crimes ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 466
The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, partners, fighting crime, workplace situations, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, coworker relationship, nypd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 3K
Dragnet 1967 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police detective, crimes, police officer, police, lapd, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, police investigation, drug abuse, rebelliousness ...
Time: future, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 853
Karen Sisco (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As a U.S. Deputy Marshal, based on Miami, Florida's Gold Coast, Karen must deal with the underbelly of South Beach nightlife and Palm Beach high life while tracking down fugitives. She also struggles to win the respect of her fellow officers. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female police detective, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, boss and employee, u.s. marshal, parents and children, superior officer, track down, policewoman, forensics, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Homicide Unit Istanbul (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Istanbul police commissioner Mehmet Özakin is in charge of serious crime, mainly murder investigations, mostly in the Turkish metropolis. A very modern Turk, he uses up to date Western methods, without prejudice, assisted by bachelor Mustafa ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, forensics, murder investigation, sleuth, investigation, police, police investigation, police detective, murder mystery, police officer, murderer, crime investigation ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 69K
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, determination, crimes, homicide detective, lapd, murder investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues, suspicion, murder ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 145
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: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: crimes, police station, society, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, investigation, law student, lapd, police
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 3K
19-2 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The day-to-day life of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. These two beat cops patrol the urban sprawl of downtown's 19th district, in cruiser No. 2. 19-2 is about the tensions and ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, partners against crime, police, workplace, partners, mistrust, crimes, misfit partners, workplace situations, realism, rivalry, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Thing About Pam (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’ conviction, though he insisted he did not kill her. His conviction later was overturned, but the brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, murder mystery, investigation, murder, marital problem, murderer, crime investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, corruption, true crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 138
Blue Murder (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a Canadian crime drama television series, featuring stories that reflected the turbulence of urban life and the crimes that make headlines. The Blue Murder squad members were an elite group of big-city investigators out to solve some ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, murder, police, female detective, police officer, partners against crime, investigation, fighting crime, teamwork, crime investigation, crimes ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 72
Most Wanted (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Most Wanted is an American crime drama series shown on ABC from October 16, 1976 until August 20, 1977. It stars Robert Stack, Jo Ann Harris, Shelly Novack, and Hari Rhodes. This program marks the reunion of series star Stack with noted producer ...
Plot: crimes, lapd, police, police officer, mayor, police captain, special unit, trio
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 7K
Suspicion (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Five ordinary Brits are accused of kidnapping the son of a prominent U.S. media mogul. They embark on a desperate race against time to prove their innocence, but will anyone believe them—and are they telling the truth?
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: crimes, kidnapping, falsely accused, false accusation, framed for a crime, accusation, problem, race against time, investigation, teamwork, crime investigation, true crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 917
Huss (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: When Katarina Huss starts as a police officer, she must learn to cope with the hard everyday life on the streets of Gothenburg. At the same time, her colleagues seem to be hiding something and soon she is drawn into a tangle of corruption and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: police officer, policewoman, police, female protagonist, disorder, corruption, fighting crime, police station, coworker, civil unrest
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 296
Line of Fire (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Line of Fire is a crime drama television series that was broadcast on ABC for 11 episodes in the winter of 2003-2004. It starred Leslie Bibb and Jeffrey D. Sams as two rookie FBI agents assigned to the bureau's Richmond, Virginia branch, where ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, undercover, working undercover, special agents, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, gangsters, haunted by the past, nypd, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 123
The Traveller (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Hunting down killers to help bereaved families get justice is more than just a job; it’s a duty for Thomas Bareski, a retired, hotshot police detective eager to reopen unsolved murder cases in a mission to find the culprits.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: sleuth, murder investigation, investigation, social activist, murder mystery, police officer, forensics, unsolved crime, crime solving, homicide detective, uncover truth, fighting crime ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 934
Red Rock (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Starting on the day a long, dormant feud between two local families is brutally reignited, this continuing drama is based around a busy Dublin Garda station. On one side, the Hennessys, a local dynasty, whose name is above half the businesses in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, tense, suspense ...
Plot: police, crimes, rivalry, family relations, feud, law enforcement, parents and children, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, workplace situations, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 1K
White Sands (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 333 min.
TV show
Story: To solve the brutal murder of a young German surfer, two officers are secretly sent to the tourist paradise Hvide Sande on Denmark's west coast. No one in the city trusts the police, so they go undercover as a happily married couple from the ...
Style: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: crime investigation, undercover, small town, murder investigation, who done it, crimes, clue, testimony, society, victim, mysterious man, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%