Movies and TV shows like Murphy's Law 2003

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Murphy's Law (2003)
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, clever, rough, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: crime, working undercover, fighting crime, lone wolves, police detective, haunted by the past, law enforcement, undercover, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crimes, irish, the underworld, female partner
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe

Most similar movies to Murphy's Law

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, police detective, police and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Murphy's Law: East West 101 (2007), DCI Banks (2010), Rebus (2000), River (2015), Inspector Lewis (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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East West 101 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Zane Malik and the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, racism, overdose, loss of son, haunted by the past, law enforcement, partners, ego clash, fighting crime, heroin, police investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crime, female partner, murder, deadly, coma, law enforcement, bodies, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, multiple suspects, murder, who done it, crime, deadly, failed attempt, crimes, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, able to see the dead, hallucination, police, murder investigation, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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62%
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Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: sergeant, police investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, multiple suspects, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, crime investigation, murder investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, family relations, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, single parent, police investigation, child, female detective, whodunit, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
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Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, crime, cop witness relations, legal, punishment, judge, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, crime, police station, workplace situations, society, police detective, partners, law enforcement, inspector, police, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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50%
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Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: police detective, espionage, undercover, police investigation, war crime, spy, crimes, crime, mystery, investigation, crimes of passion, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Story: Dr Eve Lockhart is one of Britain's leading forensic pathologists and runs a state-of-the-art forensic research facility called The Body Farm with her business partner Mike Phillips. Theirs is the only facility in the country using real human ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: forensics, workplace, police detective, police investigation, workplace situations, crimes, crime, right hand man, law enforcement, murder investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, rough, witty, cynical, tense ...
Plot: criminal psychologist, crime, profiler, psychologist, police detective, police investigation, policewoman, law enforcement, police chief, tough law enforcer, self destructing, drinking problem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, track down, cons and scams, police detective, investigation, hidden identity, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, amateur detective, tough law enforcer, mystery, uncover truth, investigation, partners, couples, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, deadly, missing person, who done it, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, society, kidnapping, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Baretta (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. ...
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The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: master criminal, fighting crime, partners, wiretap, undercover, crimes, crime, police investigation, partners against crime, criminal, law enforcement, surveillance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Holby Blue (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The police force at Holby South is tasked with the toughest job yet. Not only are they fighting the usual crime with drug offenders and gang members, but today they are faced with the threat of terrorism on their own soil. A Spin off from Holby ...
Style: emotional, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Duration: 270 min.
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Style: sexy, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, crime, mystery, suspicion, murder, corruption, deadly, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder investigation, law enforcement, murder, human nature, police chief, village, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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42%
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Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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41%
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 138 min.
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: gloomy, rough, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, british ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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41%
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The Eagle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from ...
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40%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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39%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, crime, murderous pair, strangulation, deadly, law enforcement, fighting crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, witty
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, tense, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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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: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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