Movies and TV shows like City on a Hill

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City on a Hill (2019)
 7.6
 10K
City on a Hill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, bleak, exciting
Plot: law enforcement, corruption, investigation, crimes, crime, gang, weapons, danger, district attorney, racism, justice, smuggling, escapades, criminal, african american, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: boston

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Most similar movies to City on a Hill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspenseful, serious and realistic films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, danger, crime, murder, investigation and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like City on a Hill: The Catch (2016), Truth Be Told (2019), Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008), Shots Fired (2017), Rocco Schiavone (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Catch (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Strong and successful Alice Martin is a fraud investigator who's about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
Style: captivating, tense, light, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: cheating, private investigator, con artists, crimes, dysfunctional relationship, love, investigation, relationship problems, friends, twists & turns, family relations, betrayal ...
Place: los angeles
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100%
Truth Be Told (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, exciting, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, mind game, crime, death, crime scene, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, murder, intelligence, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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87%
Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, dishonesty, police detective, violence, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 2K
Shots Fired (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A media storm sets off when an African-American cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, justice, police, small town, evidence, law enforcement, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, workplace situations, murder, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Rocco Schiavone (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Weed smoking, foulmouthed Rocco Schiavone is an offbeat Deputy Commissioner of the State Police. For disciplinary reasons he is transferred to the Alpine town of Aosta, far from his beloved Rome. The sophisticated but cranky Roman despises the ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: exile, mastermind, workplace, workaholic, conflict, fighting crime, danger, law and order, police investigation, law enforcement, justice, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
18 Wheels of Justice (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Department undercover agent Michael Cates’s family was killed after he testified against crime boss Jacob Calder. Now Cates is working out of an 18 Wheeler under another undercover identity, that of Chance Bowman. As Cates wanders America ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: truck, undercover, vigilante, danger, crime, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, gangsters, on the run, special agents, witness protection ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
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Maria Wern (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Crime Inspector Maria Wern returns to duty at the Police Department on the island of Gotland, and is immediately thrown into a murder investigation.
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: island, police investigation, crimes, single parent, family relations, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, danger, strong female presence, crime, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 5K
Jett (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, dark
Plot: murder, gangster, single mother, pretending to be someone else, violence, master thief, female protagonist, gangsters, gay sex, femme fatale, escapades, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.4
 557
Suits (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Kyung Seo is a legendary lawyer at the top law firm in South Korea. He has charisma and an attractive appearance. He hires Go Yeon Woo as a rookie lawyer for the law firm. Go Yeon Woo has excellent memory.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: adaptation, escapades, lawyer, rivalry, corruption, justice, dishonesty, greed, youth, life philosophy, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.7
 2K
Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, missing child, mind game, crimes, police detective, life is a bitch, law enforcement, amateur detective, deadly, ex husband ex wife relationship, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.9
 341K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, captivating, clever, cynical ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, small town, police investigation, crime, policewoman, psychopath, small town life, killings, snow, law enforcement, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
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Unit 42 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The investigations of two police officers from The Brussels Digital Unit, a unit specializing in cybercrime.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: internet, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, testimony, crimes, witness, murder, policewoman, society, homicide detective, cybercrime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, working undercover, society, city life, gang, police detective, police, violence, black cop, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 400
Gang in Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, police, corruption, investigation, gang, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
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The Player (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting
Plot: gambling, security, conspiracy, investigation, bet, mafia, dark past, secret, surveillance, death threat, corruption, friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.2
 28K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, heist, crimes, danger, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, escapades, family conflict, mother son relationship, gay brother, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: profiler, special agents, investigation, crimes, danger, fbi, intelligence, forensics, team, human nature, world spanning, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
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Marshal (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Marshal is an American action-drama television series that aired on ABC for two brief seasons in 1995. The show starred Jeff Fahey as the title character, a United States Marshal charged with pursuing fugitives across the nation. In 1995, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: chase, chases and races, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, crimes, fugitives, criminal, investigation, witness protection, pursuit, u.s. marshal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 8.0
 213K
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: captivating, tense, clever, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, law enforcement, partners, danger, terrorism, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
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Briarpatch (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, corrupt police, corruption, police corruption, police, gun, car bomb, policewoman, danger, violence, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, chases and races, danger, special agents, hunt down, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
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Borderliner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: To protect his family, police detective Nikolai covers up a murder case. But when his co-investigator Anniken suspects foul play, he is trapped in a dangerous game on duty, blurring the line between right and wrong.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, police detective, law enforcement, investigation, law enforcer, mystery, crimes, investigator, track down, interrogation, violence, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.7
 75K
The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, police brutality, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, dishonesty, murder, mayor, gang, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 8.4
 206K
Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, family relations, danger, crimes, rivalry, murder, violence, survival, law enforcement, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
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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, suspense, atmospheric, serious
Plot: crimes, police, family relations, rivalry, parents and children, law enforcement, feud, murder, danger, family life, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, crime investigation, murder, kidnapping, murder investigation, fbi, partners, law enforcement, riddles and clues, workplace, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, sex crime, law and order, lawyer, police, suspicion, sexual abuse, danger, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.1
 170K
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: intellectual, twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, crime, outsmarting, murder, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 1K
Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: pathologist, investigation, murder, intrigue, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, law enforcement, deadly, death, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.0
 1K
The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: special agents, fbi, investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, rookie, deadly, profiler, female agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%