Movies and TV shows like Blackpool

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Blackpool (2004)
 8.0
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Blackpool (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.
Style: dark humor, serious, surreal, realistic
Plot: gambling, murder, investigation, casino, arcade, ambition, life turned upside down, relationship vs career, couple relations, love triangle, family life, dishonesty, business venture, bribery, unsupportive spouse, small time, husband wife relationship, accountant, arson, lip synching, british humour, infidelity, couples, who done it, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england

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Most similar movies to Blackpool

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, murder, investigation, mystery, deadly, law enforcement and crime mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Blackpool: Unforgotten (2015), The 7.39 (2014), The Murder Room (2004), Trinity (2009), Dalziel and Pascoe (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, who done it, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, life turned upside down, murder mystery, missing person, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 2K
The 7.39 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: cheating wife, life turned upside down, temptation, love affair, family relations, love and romance, dull life, coincidence, couples, couple relations, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: museum, mystery, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 445
Trinity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Trinity is a British drama series which was broadcast on ITV2 from September to November 2009. The series is set in the fictional "Trinity College" of "Bridgeford University", and stars Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Antonia ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, college, mystery, amateur detective, teenage life, student life, under the surface, secret movement, dishonesty, youth, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, buddy cop, shrewd, forensics ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.2
 22K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, abduction, child abduction, police detective, crimes, family relations, police, child abuse, journalist, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2009 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
 1K
Meadowlands (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A married couple and their teenage twins move to Meadowlands, a friendly and seemingly safe suburban town, to start a new life. Here, they will soon realize that secrets and mysteries are plentiful, and past is a difficult thing to bury.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, secret, murder, mystery, disappearance, witness protection, starting over, family relations, couple relations, family life, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, whodunit, murder, law enforcement, village, crime, police chief, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.6
 406
Without You (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ellie's beloved husband is killed in a car accident. A woman was in the car with him and killed too. Who was she? Was he having an affair? Was it an accident?
Style: emotional, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: death of husband, car accident, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, dealing with death, husband wife relationship, mistress, accountant, crimes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 15K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, bodies, law enforcement, murder investigation, unconventional method, crimes, medical examiner, female protagonist, medical, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 3K
Vexed (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy drama following a mismatched pair of police officers who disagree on everything with their partner, from policing to their personal life.
Style: captivating, dark humor, humorous, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, who done it, law enforcement, coworker relationship, ransom, partners, buddy cop, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeths wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, jane austen, estate, high society, empire fashion, family relations, couples, mystery, investigation, crimes, who done it, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 8K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: intellectual, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, danger, priest, law enforcement, riddles and clues, social relations, church, murder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder mystery, who done it, family in crisis, law enforcement, family problems, uncover truth, investigation, family relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, twists and turns, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, neighbor, female friendship, infidelity, couple relations, family life, social relations, family relations, friendship, lifestyle, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 554
Windfall (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400,000,000 in a lottvery.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: lottery, marital problem, single parent, disorder, family relations, couple relations, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, prodigy, crime, partners against crime, crimes, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, journalism, imaginary ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
TV show
Story: A sleuthing garage sale maven suspects foul play when her friend dies in an old house with a cursed reputation. Even though police evidence - and even webcam footage of the death – point to natural causes – this mysterious death in a cursed” ...
Style: serious, enigmatic, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: who done it, investigation, amateur detective, murder, crimes, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, couples, strong female presence, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 2K
20 Minutes (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: 20 Dakika is a Turkish series broadcast on Star TV.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, mystery, family relations, injustice, investigation, murder, couples, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, deadly, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 642
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 ⇓
51%
 7.0
 400
Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, unlikely partners, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, crimes, deadly, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political thriller, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 10K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, investigation, police detective, murder mystery, murder, haunted by the past, partners, amateur detective, partners against crime, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, couples, blind ambition, state affairs, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 458
Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, murder suspect, death of mother, mother daughter relationship, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 3K
Prey (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part crime thriller. When detective Marcus Farrow looks into a seemingly forgotten case, he has no idea of the chaos and heartache that will soon follow. He is found at the scene of a murder, and with all the evidence pointing towards him, he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, chase, wanted, protagonist as suspect, disorder, crimes, race against time, life turned upside down, investigation, uncover truth, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 9K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, police detective, murder, criminal, murder mystery, british police, mystery, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, policewoman, interracial relations, investigation, police detective, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, crime, legal, reluctant partners, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 2K
The Driver (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Taxi driver, Vince McKee, finds his life taking an unexpected turn after he accepts an offer to drive for a criminal gang.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: gang, crimes, heist, organized crime, life turned upside down, family relations, driver, chase, graphic violence, urban, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, social differences, law enforcement, workplace, partners, crime, crimes, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%