Movies like The Glass Shield

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The Glass Shield (1994)
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to work there, who also suffers similar discrimination in the otherwise all-white-male work environment. When J.J. becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods, whom he helped to arrest, he faces difficult decisions and puts himself into grave personal danger in the service of justice.
Style: tense, harsh, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: police corruption, murder, racism, police investigation, crimes, racial issues, gangsters, fbi, justice, brutality, crime gone awry, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, society, law enforcement, dishonesty, police, cancer, corruption, catastrophe, mafia, bank robbery, twists and turns, doctors ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Glass Shield

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and suspenseful films with plots about runaway, dialogue, mentor, corruption, crimes, pornography and brutality mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Glass Shield: Rampart (2011), New Jersey Drive (1995), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996), The Onion Field (1979), Q & A (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, intense, neo noir, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, crimes, brutality, police, police brutality, dysfunctional family, bigotry, family, scandal, dishonesty, drugs, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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95%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, brutal, melancholic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, hip hop, gangsters, murder, lone hero, police, teenage life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: suspense, talky, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: police, courtroom drama, corruption, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, district attorney, courtroom, lawyer, murder, nypd, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, courtroom drama, police investigation, murder, death sentence, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, intense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, murder, investigation, crimes, police brutality, lawyer, gangsters, fighting the system, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, heist, gang, murder, kidnapping, money, violence, destiny, death, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, bad ending, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police station, drug addiction, prostitute, murder, police brutality, cop killer, hospital, violence, drugs, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, dramatic, splatter, factual, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crimes, violence, betrayal, death, corruption, gunfight, violent, adaptation, revenge ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, california, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: thought provoking, intense, talky, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, hostage, politics, media, hostage situation, journalist, society, crimes, investigation, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Sunchaser (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young half-Navajo convict (Jon Seda) dying of cancer forces a yuppie (Woody Harrelson) doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.
Style: road movie, melancholic, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, healing power, road trip, justice, hostage, on the road, juvenile delinquent, doctors and patients, self discovery, crimes, desert ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 7K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, crimes, adaptation, friendship, undercover, twists and turns, betrayal, transformation, brutality, mentor, police detective, chase ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, clever, harsh ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, conspiracy, investigation, prison, idealism, racial discrimination, neo nazi, framed for murder, mentor protege relationship, district attorney ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, crimes, investigation, police, mystery, police investigation, gangsters, conspiracy, revenge, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilante, conspiracy, vigilantism, hitman, secret society, crimes, murder, judge, political corruption, vengeance, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, erotic, clever, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, manipulation, blackmail, black man white woman relationship, judge, uncover truth, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young interracial couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their relationship. A tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, interracial couple, neighbor, home invasion, interracial love, husband wife relationship, corrupt cop, family in danger, family problems, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: road movie, melancholic, bad ending, tricky, political ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, robbery, destiny, crimes, dreams, bank, bank robbery, fbi, police, vengeance, writers, violence ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 9K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, realistic, clever, disturbing, neo noir ...
Plot: union, working class, labor union, gangsters, heist, female nudity, crime gone awry, fighting the system, crimes, factory worker, nudity (full frontal - brief), robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Normal Life (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: sexy, talky, stylized, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: love, relationships, heist, crimes, bdsm, destructive relationship, lovers on the run, cheating, car, life & death, sexualized violence, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
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Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA ...
Style: sexy, intense, neo noir, visually appealing, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, murder, brutality, corruption, lawyer, dirty cop, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, buddy cop, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, intense, harsh, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, police brutality, crimes, corruption, police, investigation, police officer, rookie, robbery, partners, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, talky, clever ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, murder, serial killer, crimes, redemption, police corruption, political corruption, desert, brother brother relationship, death, greed ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 12K
People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: enigmatic, intense, stylized, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, murder mystery, witnessing a crime, intrigue, society, crimes, political corruption, showbiz, hotel, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.4
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: political, disturbing, suspense, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: black panthers, conspiracy, racism, revolution, politics, drugs, african american, violence, civil rights movement, runaway, life & death, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, vietnam, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, politics, crimes, police, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, police, unlikely friendships, brutality, conspiracy theory, jewish, judaism, who done it, mystery, orthodox jew ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, israel, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
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Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, police officer, home invasion, police, murder, suburbs, police investigation, hostage, corruption, violence, stalker ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 9K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: intense, suspense, talky, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, mafia, friendship, betrayal, vengeance, greed, murder, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 4K
Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: neo noir, sexy, bloody, absurd, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, police corruption, betrayal, heist, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, crime gone awry, murder, gunfight, death of protagonist, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, death sentence, justice, political corruption, frame up, courtroom, lawyer, conspiracy theory, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%