Movies like The Offence

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The Offence (1973)
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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: psychological, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, neo noir, cult film, suspense
Plot: fighting the system, manhunt, murder, police investigation, police detective, mental breakdown, police brutality, interrogation, child molester, crimes, sexual abuse, crime, life is a bitch, self discovery, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, introspection, deadly, school, missing child, police officer, neo-noir, police, con artists ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom

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Most similar movies to The Offence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, deadly and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Offence: The Innocent Sleep (1995), Under Suspicion (1981), Hyena (2014), Resurrection Man (1998), Just Cause (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Innocent Sleep (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, chase, police, witness, reporter, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, journalism, crime, best friends, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, tower bridge london
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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, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, serial child killer, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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100%
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Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, police corruption, gang, murder, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement, bad cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, journalism, investigation, master criminal, uncover truth, brutality, protestant, journalist, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: rough, tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, death row, police brutality, electric chair, mystery, crime, crimes, police detective, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, miami, everglades ...
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66%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gangsters, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, frame up, investigation, false accusation, lovers reunited, police investigation, uncover truth, testimony, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Zulu (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, racism, gang war, crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement, police detective, atrocity, society, graphic violence, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
In the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, fighting the system, police detective, law enforcement, political unrest, dishonesty, political intrigue, political conspiracy, crimes, incompetent police, crime ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, injustice, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, police brutality, death of wife ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
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Blood (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: island, investigation, murder, police, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, secret, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 22K
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, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 3K
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, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police detective, law enforcer killer, police station, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Dark House (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse of Dziabas family in the remote area of Bieszczady ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, who done it, crimes of passion, race against time, law enforcement, countryside, martial law, crime scene, multiple storylines, mistrust ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, law enforcement, crimes, crime, fighting the system, courtroom drama, teenage life, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, clever, bleak ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, conspiracy, terrorism, police officer, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crimes, crime, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Murder in Mind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern of spousal abuse emerges. When each trance ends, however, the woman, ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, legal, deadly, femme fatale, crime, couple relations, murder, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, interesting ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, gunfight, murder, organized crime, police corruption, corpse, police investigation, prostitute, police brutality, crimes, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and CiarĂ¡n Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, detective inspector, police procedural, dirty cop, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Small Town Murder Songs (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Walter is the chief of police in a small Ontario town that has its first murder victim, an attractive young woman who is found naked on the shores of the nearby lake. The woman isn't local and while the Ontario Provincial Police have taken the ...
Style: disturbing, tense, gothic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, redemption, murder, small town, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, police detective, social relations, ex lover, suspect, sect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, friend, crime scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, courtroom, murder, legal, haunted by the past, law enforcement, police brutality, vicious, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, unfulfillment, rise and fall, ambition, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, politics, investigation, fighting the system, mystery, small town, introspection, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%