Movies like Highway Patrolman

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Highway Patrolman (1991)
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Highway Patrolman (1991)
Original name: El patrullero
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
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, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: police corruption, nihilism, patrol, crimes, on the road, crime, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, innocence lost, police detective, drug cartel, survival, prostitute, vengeance, money, car, violence, desert, truck, female nudity, prostitution, gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, murder and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Highway Patrolman: New Jersey Drive (1995), The Glass Shield (1994), Fort Apache the Bronx (1981), Cement (2000), Prince of the City (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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95%
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 ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, fighting the system, law enforcement, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, police protagonist, evil man, police corruption, crime, police investigation, addiction, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.4
 381
Cement (2000)
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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, neo noir, police corruption, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crime, siblings relations, gangsters, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, testimony, police detective, friendship, bribery, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: police station, moral dilemma, crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, life turned upside down, social decay, irony of fate, justice, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Mack (1973)
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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, crime, interracial relations, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, city life, prostitute, dishonesty, partners, gangsters, crimes, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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In the Flesh (1998)
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: sexy, gloomy, sexual, serious, bleak ...
Plot: drug dealing, murder, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, fall in love, police detective, investigation, law enforcement, couples, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, police corruption, vengeance, survival, cons and scams, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, special agents, crime, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 157
Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, drug dealing, gambling, police, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, fall in love, false accusation, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 1K
Backyard (2009)
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting crime, deadly, dishonesty, police investigation, serial killer, society, injustice, law enforcement, incompetent police, murder, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 405
Illtown (1996)
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, tough heroes, low lives, religions or cults, urban ghetto, rivalry, crime, urban ghetto life, social misfits, crimes, gays and lesbians, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.6
 658K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, gang war, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, society, urban, heist, criminal heroes, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Route 9 (1998)
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, investigation, drug dealing, cash, sheriff, law enforcement, deadly, murder, witnessing a crime, crime, crimes, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Border (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, corruption, police, kidnapping, emigration, crime, rich and poor, opposites attract, family relations, interracial relations, husband wife relationship, mexican american border ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 139
Prime Target (1991)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: informant, fbi, crimes, prison, bank, small town, law enforcement, small town life, gangsters, special agents, chases and races, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 3K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, partners, rock, tough law enforcer, bookies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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El Narco (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and ...
Style: humorous, rough, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: drug cartel, politics, drug dealing, mafia, violence, gang war, crimes, anti heroes, organized crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Young Americans (1993)
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police, police investigation, gang, nightclub, politics, crimes, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crime, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, murder, danger, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, murder, investigation, factory, factory worker, corruption, uncover truth, police investigation, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, sexual abuse, rapist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 673
Rodents (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his ...
Style: gloomy, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, kids in trouble, family relations, urban ghetto, coming of age, orphan, dysfunctional family, friendship, innocence lost, family problems, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 2K
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: bar, love, destructive relationship, crime, heist, unlikely criminals, suburban life, love and romance, police corruption, vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police investigation, police, kidnapping, police detective, drug dealer, crime, master criminal, urban, rivalry, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, criminal heroes, legal action, rise to the top, crimes, police investigation, hitman, police detective, rivalry, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 20K
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, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, testimony, rookie, crime and punishment, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, drug lord, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crime, murder investigation, redemption, drugs/alcohol, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: chase, police corruption, betrayal, racism, on the run, prostitute, black panthers, manhunt, vengeance, opposites attract, life is a bitch, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, jury, snitch, police, police investigation, crime, fighting the system, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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