Movies like The Shield and the Sword

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The Shield and the Sword (2010)
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The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Original name: Gardiens de l'ordre
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality by the brass. Abandoned by their superiors, the two leading characters will lead an investigation on the drug that caused the politician's son to be out of his mind.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, working undercover, deadly, police, criminal, drugs, politician, chase, duty, drug, nightclub, patrol, network, covert operation, cocaine, drug ring, woman wearing a gas mask, drug cartel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france

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Most similar movies to The Shield and the Sword

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, murder and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Shield and the Sword: Cortex (2008), Armed Hands (2012), Bloodlines (2005), Confession of Pain (2006), Tucked Away (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, race against time, missing child, kidnapping, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 6.2
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Cortex (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trapped in an old folks home where people keep going missing, an ex-cop must overcome his Alzheimers to find out who is killing people in this jigsaw thriller.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, clinic, deadly, law enforcement, elderly, retirement home, death, alzheimer's disease, golden years, crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, investigation, murder, law enforcement, who done it, crimes, multiple suspects, false accusation, crime, dishonesty, estate, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Armed Hands (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners, snitch, law enforcement, partners against crime, informant, drug bust, police, chase, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Confession of Pain (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, police detective, partners against crime, dishonesty, investigation, partners, corrupt law enforcer, private detective, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
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Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, working undercover, police corruption, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, husband wife relationship, family relations, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, crime gone awry, disorder, law enforcement, confined, dishonesty, crimes, hostage, murder, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, danger, murder, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, deadly, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 8K
56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dirty cop, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, treatment, cons and scams, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Girls of April (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tough Finnish detective Jussi Vares gets hired by a friend at a newspaper to investigate a 15 year old mystery regarding the disappearance of 3 girls.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, journalism, missing person, cold case, murder, crime, thrown from a boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Have Mercy on Us All (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, plague, danger, crimes, chase, law enforcement, deadly, warning, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, media, female nudity, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, manipulations, serial killer, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, manipulation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, police corruption, crime gone awry, tough law enforcer, undercover, drug abuse, working undercover, drug dealing, partners against crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Live Once, Die Twice (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nicole Lauker unexpectedly loses her husband to a boating explosion accident that claims the lives of two people. An FBI investigation sparks speculation that it may not have been an accident after all.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, danger, double life, abduction, faked death, female nudity, ship, harpoon, tape over mouth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, deadly, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, private investigator, murder investigation, university, drinking alcohol, drinking, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, gang, working undercover, crimes, crime, loss of partner, car chase, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, crimes, obsessive quest, drugs, murder, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, crime, escaped convict, betrayal, hold up, righting the wronged, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, deadly, rivalry, crimes, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, fighting crime, murderous pair, police detective, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 14
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 9K
Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, mole, working undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, recruit, whistleblower, dishonesty, undercover, drug traffic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bad Bizness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexploitation film, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, prostitute, danger, crimes, strong sexual content, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, working undercover, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%