These are my recommendations for films and movies similar to Girl, Interrupted. Keep in mind that this list is in no particular order.
When New York homicide detective John Amsterdam says he brings a lifetime of experience to his work, he’s not kidding. Amsterdam is immortal — a former Dutch soldier in the 17th century colony of New Amsterdam who was granted eternal life after saving an Indian girl from a massacre. The spell she wove in gratitude will be broken only when he finds his true love. Dr. Sara Dillane is the physician who treats Amsterdam when he suffers what appears to be a massive heart attack.
Looking for a change of pace, homicide detective Jim Longworth relocates from Chicago to the small, sleepy town of Palm Glade, Fla., where playing golf in beautiful weather is the norm, and crime is not. Or so Longworth thought. After joining the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he learns the residents of Palm Glade aren’t so law abiding, to the point where people keep turning up dead. How is a guy supposed to relax when he’s continually called off the golf course and back to work? Maybe if he wasn’t so good at solving these cases, Longworth would be left more time for leisure.
Arkady Balagan, a former world chess champion, witnesses the murder of his fiancee and subsequently develops a debilitating case of agoraphobia. Running out of money and unable to leave his hotel, Balagan uses his analytical skills to become a detective. But, because of his agoraphobia, Balagan needs help in his detective work. Enter his “pawns,” friends who venture into the outside world on Balagan’s behalf. The pawns include chess fanatic Sam, hotel bartender Danni, perceptive housekeeper Alcina and Balagan’s late fiancee’s sister, Pippa. The hotel’s defiant security manager, Hugo, tries to stop the chess master every chance he gets.
Capt. Louis Daniel assembles a squad of European law enforcement officers to help battle the explosion of international crime that accompanied the opening of borders by the European Union. Daniel calls on an old colleague, Carl Hickman — a former NYPD detective who resigned when an injury on the job left him feeling betrayed — to lead the team of five young cops who will travel to exotic locations in pursuit of vicious and elusive criminals. To survive in their dangerous field, the team members must get past their varied backgrounds and work as one.
Commuting takes on a whole new meaning for San Francisco newspaper reporter Dan Vasser, who unexpectedly finds himself traveling through time to change people’s lives. That’s the good news. The bad news is he has to explain these sudden and unpredictable disappearances to his family (including his young son, who thinks his father’s disappearances are related to magic) and colleagues — and finding himself reunited on his journeys with a long-lost fiancee who was presumed dead cannot be good for his marriage. Or can it?
A mysterious man rises from the primordial waters of an isolated island, possessing knowledge of literally everything in the world except for who he is. While he searches for clues to his missing identity, he uses his unique talent to help the Seattle police department solve “impossible” crimes. Not everyone is convinced that John Doe is a hero, however, especially Lt. Jamie Avery, who investigates him in her own way.
Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) earned a reputation as someone who was very good at tracking people down while serving in the Army Military Police. After getting caught in an IED explosion, the resulting brain damage enhanced that skill and he became a Finder. Walter teams up with his legal adviser, Leo (Michael Clarke Duncan), to find people and things law enforcement either cannot or will not find, occasionally helping out his Walter’s girlfriend, a Deputy U.S. Marshal along the way. The two men also watch over Willa, a teen who was raised by gypsies to be a criminal and whose crafty skill set comes in handy on their jobs from time to time.
Materialistic surgeon Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) always believed in working hard for the luxuries in life until he started seeing the dead. Specifically his ex-wife, Anna, who in life was an idealistic doctor who worked with the underprivileged. When Holt decides to heed her request to help keep her old clinic running, he is touched by those who need his help, and his attitude about serving the poor turns upside down in the process. Michael’s off-beat sister, single mother Christina, is happy about Anna’s “return” to Michael’s life because she feels he was a better person with Anna around.
Enigmatic former detective Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) has a rare condition that won’t let her forget anything, which complicates things when she is brought in to consult on a case for a team led by her ex-boyfriend, Detective Al Burns (Dylan Walsh). Despite her feelings about Al, it seems right to be investigating homicides, and she decides to take up the shield again and join his unit permanently. Wells hopes that along the way, the unit will be able to help her solve her sister’s unsolved murder.
Inspired by real experiences of police officers and mental-health professionals, CBC’s “Cracked” mixes police and medical drama. Each episode features the psychological side of policing as well as the emotional impact of front-line workers. Detective Aidan Black, who has post-traumatic stress disorder, is joined by Dr. Daniella Ridley to lead the new Psych Crimes Unit. Combining police skills with psychiatric insight, the team attempts to solve crimes and resolve crises. Black and Ridley are tasked with protecting the public from harm while protecting the dignity of its citizens.