Movies like The Detective 1968

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The Detective (1968)
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The Detective (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, neo noir
Plot: police detective, murder, sex addict, electric chair, police corruption, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, couples, gays and lesbians, legal, who done it, sexual content, law enforcement, legal investigation, police investigation, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, tough heroes, ghetto, prostitute, junkie, drug addict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Detective

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, police detective, investigation and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Detective: Madigan (1968), The Son of No One (2011), Reversible Errors (2004), Pride and Glory (2008), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, law enforcer killer, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police station, bookies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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95%
The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police corruption, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement, murder, husband wife relationship, mental institution, graphic violence, dishonesty, police officer killed, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, jury, snitch, justice, police, police investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, psychopath, murder investigation, mysterious villain, investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, mystery, serial child killer, child murder, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, manipulation, psychopath, crimes, yuppie, corrupt cop, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
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Tony Rome (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.
Style: cynical, mind bending, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, prostitute, beach, power relations, tough heroes, riddles and clues, missing person, who done it, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 93K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, neo noir, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, police corruption, nypd, small town, arson, mafia, corruption, murder, organized crime, internal affairs, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 835
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, police corruption, corpse, police investigation, gunfight, prostitute, murder, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: twist ending, talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder, lawyer, mind game, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, police corruption, investigation, rivalry, friendship, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
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Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, factual, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, satanism, murder, legal investigation, life is a bitch, jury, police interrogation, crime scene, crimes, investigation, murder investigation, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 644
Cover (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, church, infidelity, family problems, couples, investigation, addiction, drug abuse, hospital, dishonesty, law enforcement, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 23K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, murder, police investigation, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, s&m, working undercover, crimes, police detective, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
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Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, crime and punishment, testimony, dishonesty, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
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50%
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13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, social decay, police detective, drug overdose, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, swat team, childbirth, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7K
The Offence (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, manhunt, fighting the system, murder, police brutality, interrogation, mental breakdown, child molester, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.1
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Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug overdose, undercover, police corruption, police brutality, child abuse, police investigation, investigation, drug addiction, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 80K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, conspiracy, politics, election, political corruption, crimes, uncover truth, ex law enforcer, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: serious, mind bending, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, crime investigation, police detective, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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Hustle (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitute, loss of daughter, beach, police, hostage, suicide, dangerous attraction, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, hostage, rebellion, prostitute, police protagonist, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, gang, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, gangsters, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, tough heroes, life is a bitch, mafia, father daughter incest, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%