Movies and TV shows like Life on Mars 2018

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Life on Mars (2018)
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Life on Mars (2018)
Original name: 라이프 온 마스
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: While investigating a serial murder case, Han Tae Joo gets into an incident. When he wakes up, he finds himself back in 1987. To get back to his present world, he must solve the murder case.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: time travel, murder, crimes, investigation, murder investigation, sent to the past, crime investigation, time jump, fighting crime, police investigation, police detective, homicide detective, criminal, mystery, time traveler, whodunit, organized crime, paranormal investigation, partners against crime

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Most similar movies to Life on Mars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspenseful and suspense films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation and police detective mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Life on Mars: Blue Murder (2001), The Break (2016), Beyond Evil (2021), The City and The City (2018), The Cliff (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, police, murder, female detective, police officer, partners against crime, investigation, crimes, partners, fighting crime, crime investigation ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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95%
 7.6
 6K
The Break (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story is set in a small village in the Ardennes, where a young African footballer is found dead. If all clues lead first to suicide, a police officer just arrived from Brussels does not take long to discover that this is a murder.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: police, murder investigation, partners against crime, investigation, crime solving, crime investigation, detective inspector, cold case, partners, murder mystery, small town life, unsolved crime ...
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 8.2
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Beyond Evil (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A serial murder case takes place in the small, peaceful city. The case is the same serial murder case that took place 20 years ago and changed Lee Dong-Sik’s life. The two detectives work to catch the killer.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, secret, police, murder, serial murder, investigation, murder case, cold case, murder investigation, murder mystery, crimes, fighting crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The City and The City (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down-at-heel city of Besźel, it’s just another day’s work for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But he uncovers evidence that the murdered girl came from ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: crime investigation, police inspector, police investigation, murder, fictional city, legend, unsolved crime, murder investigation, murder mystery, investigation, crime solving, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 601
The Cliff (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iceland
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Crime Detective who is sent to a small community in Iceland to help a local policewoman investigate a suspicious accident. Together they unravel a mystery that involves bizarre incidents and unexplained deaths.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: investigation, mystery, murder, police, secret, homicide detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, partners ...
Place: iceland
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81%
 8.3
 30K
Life on Mars (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring an officer from the Greater Manchester Police who travels back in ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, surreal, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, police, culture clash, disorder, time travel, fighting crime, rivalry, mystery, crimes, partners, time traveler ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: northern england, england, europe, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Murdoch Mysteries (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, crime solving, private investigation, fighting crime, homicide detective, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, forensics, crimes ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Stockholm Requiem (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series of violent murders paralyze Stockholm. Private investigator Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues seek out to solve these crimes, but soon their existence is put under threat.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, police, partners against crime, forensics, fighting crime, crime investigation, investigation, crimes, criminal, cold case, homicide detective, police investigation ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime investigation, partners, murder, missing person, police investigation, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.8
 2K
Mouse (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: A psychopath’s ruthless serial murders have left the entire nation gripped with fear and chaos. A honest and justice-seeking rookie police officer and a veteran detective with tragic past, face against the killer. After the encounter with the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological thriller
Plot: investigation, psychopath, serial murder, crime scene, psycho killer, murder investigation, murder, serial killer, police officer, homicide detective, dna testing, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Game: Towards Zero (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Tae Pyeong is a prophet. When he looks into someone's eye, he can see the moment right before they die. Tae Pyeong is smart, rich and handsome. Despite his special ability, he is a bright person. A mysterious serial murder case draws Tae ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder investigation, psychic, serial killer, supernatural, homicide detective, supernatural ability, female detective, supernatural power, paranormal investigation, murder, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.3
 30K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, cynical, witty ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, murder, crime solving, crime investigation, riddles and clues, unconventional method, uncover truth, basset hound, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 20
Slad (2018)
Genre: Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: murder mystery, police partner, uncover truth, murder investigation, partners against crime, crime investigation, teamwork, unsolved crime, crime solving, fighting crime, partners, homicide detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 6K
New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, crimes, superior, law enforcement, crime investigation, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 10K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime investigation, murder, female detective, who done it, criminal, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 10K
Life on Mars (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: serious, rough, surreal, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, police, time travel, fish out of water, uncover truth, disorder, power relations, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police station ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 544
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, lie, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A detective thinks about quitting his job. He takes on a female university student murder case that was disguised as a suicide. The detective becomes obsessed with solving the case. He has a young sister and she meets a man. The man does not ...
Style: contemplative, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: true love, murder, murder investigation, brother sister relationship, police detective, mystery, serial murder, chase, police investigation, escapades, investigator, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Paris Police 1900 (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France
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Story: Paris, France, 1899. The corpse of an unknown woman is found in the river Seine. The investigation will push a young ambitious inspector to discover a heavy state secret.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: investigation, french police, political intrigue, police detective, murder investigation, crimes, organized crime, crime solving, fighting crime, espionage, political corruption, crime investigation ...
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 5K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, mystery, law enforcement, crime, life is a bitch, police inspector, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female protagonist, forensics, homicide detective, policewoman, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, four remarkable women who previously served secretly during WWII as code-breakers, turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating ...
Style: tense, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting crime, team, partners, police detective, murder, who done it, murder mystery, strong female presence, investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, female protagonist ...
Time: post world war two, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Valhalla Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An Oslo detective with a painful past returns to his native Iceland to help a dedicated cop hunt a serial killer with a link to a mysterious photo.
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, child abuse, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, investigation, police corruption, police, law enforcement, danger, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.2
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
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Murders in... (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Murders in... is a collection of French-Belgian police TV movies taking place each time in a different French city and region.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, murder, partners against crime, investigation, escapades, police detective, murderer, uncover truth, society, partners, evidence, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.3
 33K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, frame up, ex convict, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, murder, suspicion, homicide detective, partners against crime, workplace, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 788
Alice (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: It’s the year 2050 and time travel exists thanks to Alice, the mechanism through which the intriguing practice is made possible. But a rumor based on a prophecy beings to spread about time travel coming to an end. When You Min Hyuk and Yoon Tae Yi ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: time travel, murder investigation, murder, time machine, kidnapping, dual identity, time traveler, society, partners against crime, youth, police investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 24K
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: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, police detective, crimes, policewoman, murder, crime investigation, fighting crime, workplace romance, interrogation, investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 1K
London Kills (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: With a documentary style delivery, this drama tells the story of a team of top murder detectives with each episode featuring a different murder while also following a serialized story involving the lead detective’s missing wife.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: murder, disappearance, murder investigation, homicide detective, police, crimes, murder mystery, assistant, suicide, death, partners against crime, investigation ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, psychological trauma, secret past, police, forest, corpse, adaptation, mass child killing ...
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%