Movies and TV shows like 21 Jump Street

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21 Jump Street (1987)
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21 Jump Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. It was originally going to be titled Jump Street Chapel, after the deconsecrated church building in which the unit has its headquarters, but was changed at Fox's request so as not to mislead viewers into thinking it was a religious program. Created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell, the series was produced by Patrick Hasburgh Productions and Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Executive Producers included Hasburgh, Cannell, Steve Beers and Bill Nuss. The show was an early hit for the fledgling Fox Network, and was created to attract a younger audience. The final season aired in first-run syndication mainly on local Fox affiliates. It was later rerun on the FX cable network from 1996 to 1998. The series provided a spark to Johnny Depp's nascent acting career, garnering him national recognition as a teen idol. Depp found this status irritating, but he continued on the series under his contract and was paid $45,000 per episode. Eventually he was released from his contract after the fourth season. A spin-off series, Booker, was produced for the character of Dennis Booker; it ran one season, from September 1989 to June 1990. A film adaptation starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was released on March 16, 2012.
Style: captivating, serious, light, sentimental, enigmatic, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, high school, teenage life, youth, hidden identity, police detective, undercover agent, working undercover, crimes, fighting crime, high school life, police investigation, teenager, police, coming of age, society, chase, juvenile delinquency, police procedural, partners, network, law enforcement, school, gang ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to 21 Jump Street

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police, police detective and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like 21 Jump Street: Hill Street Blues (1981), The Bill (1984), Starsky and Hutch (1975), Hawaii Five-O (1968), Wiseguy (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, police detective, fighting crime, crime, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, law enforcement, crimes, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, rough, semi serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, police detective, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, society, unlikely partners, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, partners against crime, multiple suspects, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
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Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, working undercover, gangsters, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, special agents, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: undercover, fighting crime, crimes, crime, lone wolves, police detective, working undercover, irish, haunted by the past, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, criminal heroes, working undercover, city life, police detective, gang, police, violence, black cop, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
In the Heat of the Night (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: police detective, small town, interracial relations, police, partners against crime, reluctant partners, odd couple, crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, white trash, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
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Miami Vice (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, undercover, partners against crime, partners, crimes, drug dealing, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, deadly, two man army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, stylized, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police, arms dealing, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, price of justice, working undercover, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Cagney & Lacey (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are teamed up as NYPD police detectives. Their opposing personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) mesh to make this one of the great crime-fighting duos of all time.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, female detective, life is a bitch, crime, drug dealing, police investigation, legal, legal action, mystery, tough law enforcer, gender, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, parents and children, crimes, partners, police investigation, family problems, rivalry, single parent, workplace, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Baretta (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, undercover, tough law enforcer, pets, partners against crime, fighting crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, drug dealing, police investigation, police station, working undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
64%
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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 ⇓
64%
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. It starred Karl ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police detective, older man younger man relationship, partners against crime, crimes, partners, undercover, verbal byplay, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
62%
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, track down, law enforcement, police detective, hidden identity, police, danger, murder, strong female presence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
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NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, murder, robbery, partners against crime, partners, friends, human nature, workplace, deadly, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, society, police investigation, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, child killer ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
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Dark Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Blue was an action/drama television series which premiered on TNT on July 15, 2009, at 10 pm. It ended its run on September 15, 2010. The series is set in Los Angeles, California. It revolves around Carter Shaw, the leader of an undercover ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime, crimes, coworker, team, right and wrong, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 17K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, police detective, photographic memory, policewoman, fighting crime, police investigation, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 23K
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, fighting crime, murder, investigation, crime investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, power relations, disability, tough law enforcer, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 471
Cold Squad (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural television series first broadcast in 1998 that followed the investigations of a part of the Vancouver Police Department Homicide Division tasked with solving cold cases, the titular Cold Squad, as led by ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, partners, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, crimes, crime, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 347
Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police procedural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, partners, crimes, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
53%
Underclassman (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, investigation, working undercover, undercover cop, lifestyle, police investigation, teachers and students, crimes, track down, rich kid, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 4K
Hunter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, murder, track down, working undercover, serial killer, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, chases and races, undercover, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%