Movies like Highway Patrolman

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Highway Patrolman
Original name: El patrullero
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A naïve rookie in the Mexican highway patrol has to adapt to survive as he contends with dangerous drug-runners and widespread corruption.
Style: dark humor, bleak, serious, surreal, gloomy, realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: police corruption, on the road, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, innocence lost, patrol, moral dilemma, crimes, society, life is a bitch, drug cartel, nihilism, police detective, bullet hole, iguana, defeat, police academy, leg injury, highway patrol, tequila, destruction of property, responsibility, idealism, drug trafficking ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Blue Murder
Crime, Drama
Australia
198 min.
 8.6
Traffik
Drama, Crime
UK
315 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Highway Patrolman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, police corruption and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Highway Patrolman: New Jersey Drive (1995), Illtown (1996), Fort Apache the Bronx (1981), In the Flesh (1998), Cement (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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New Jersey Drive
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, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, brutality, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, gang, cars, juvenile delinquency, redemption, drug dealing, urban, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.2
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Illtown
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: bleak, serious, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, downfall, urban ghetto, prison, drug dealing, urban, going straight, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   98%
 
Fort Apache the Bronx
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, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, crime, police corruption, police investigation, police station, violence, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, gang, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   77%
 
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 5.8
 481
In the Flesh
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: crime, gays and lesbians, college, drug dealing, bar, investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, prostitute ...
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System:   78%
    User:   85%
 
 6.5
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Cement
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, neo noir, drug dealing, police investigation, police corruption, addiction, drug abuse, vengeance, crimes, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
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System:   70%
    User:   70%
 
The Glass Shield
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 ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, racism, murder, police, corruption, tough law enforcer, cancer, police station, legal action, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   60%
 
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Route 9
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: small town, witnessing a crime, crime, crime gone awry, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, investigation, law enforcement, sheriff, cash ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   56%
 
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Blue Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, political corruption, criminal heroes, prostitute, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
 7.6
 182K
Traffic
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: realistic, clever, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, heroin, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, drugs, drug addiction, politics, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   52%
 
 7.0
 1K
Backyard
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society, police corruption, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
 4.2
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Prime Target
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Maverick Cop John Bloodstone is taken off suspension to ferry a Mob Boss into custody. But all is not what it seems.....
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: on the road, crime, bank, crimes, prison, small town, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, special agents, informant, fbi ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   57%
 
 8.6
 1K
Traffik
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, drug dealing, crime, addiction, alcohol abuse, culture clash, drug abuse, down on your luck, price of justice, police corruption, social decay, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, pakistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
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: surreal, bleak, tense, biting, serious ...
Plot: crime, politics, murder, police investigation, police, investigation, protagonist as suspect, political, fascism, brutality, corruption, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
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L.627
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, crime, legal action, addiction, down on your luck, price of justice, drug abuse, police corruption, social decay, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
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The Mack
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, urban ghetto, starting over, urban, police corruption, criminal heroes, dishonesty, pimp, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
Report to the Commissioner
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, working undercover, undercover, workplace situations, deadly, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 6.4
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Phoenix
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, gambling, crime gone awry, heist, addiction, betrayal, neo noir, murder, tough law enforcer, rock, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new jersey, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, crime gone awry, urban, going straight, heist, down on your luck, social decay, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
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Iowa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, gory, social misfits, crime, downfall, drug dealing, small town, going straight, methamphetamine, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
 7.6
 6K
Blue Collar
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: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: working class, crime, fighting the system, crime gone awry, drinking, vengeance, corruption, twists & turns, greed, factory, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
 8.4
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EZ Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: EZ Streets is an American television drama series created by Paul Haggis. It premiered on CBS on October 27, 1996 with a two hour pilot telefilm. The series stars Ken Olin, Joe Pantoliano, and Jason Gedrick.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, social decay, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, police, politics, life is a bitch, redemption, gangsters, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Confessions of a Police Captain
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Confessions of a Police Captain (Italian: Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica, also known as Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney) is an Italian crime-drama film about a cop starring ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, urban, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Carolina Skeletons
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: crime, protagonist as suspect, small town, legal investigation, mystery, death row, false accusation, murder, injustice, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
Movie in collections
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Rampart
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, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, brutality, police, drugs/alcohol, corruption, police investigation, character study, crimes, relationships, adultery, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
One False Move
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, small town, murder, police investigation, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, investigation, violence, drugs, neo noir, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, louisiana, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
The Young Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crime, master criminal, drug dealing, nightclub, tough law enforcer, police corruption, police, criminal heroes, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
 7.3
 34K
Hard Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
The Deathmaker
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, crime, serial killer, investigation, mind game, death row, obsession, murder, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 

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Once in the Life
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: prison, crime, gang, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, drug dealing, friendship, addiction, drug abuse, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Blood Brothers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, crime, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, witnessing a crime, legal action, murder, siblings relations, family life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
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