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, cult film
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, sex, survival, prostitute, vengeance, money, car, violence, desert, truck, female nudity, prostitution ...
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 crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, police corruption, murder and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Highway Patrolman: New Jersey Drive (1995), Officer Down (2013), The Bull (2019), The Glass Shield (1994), Fort Apache the Bronx (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: disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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95%
 5.5
 5K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, vigilantism, crime, crimes, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, cover up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 414
The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, harsh, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, danger, violence, dishonesty, life philosophy, society, street life, tough heroes, friendship, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, evil man, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, police investigation, addiction, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, police detective, testimony, friendship, bribery, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.4
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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, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, infidelity, vengeance, crime, criminal's revenge, addiction, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 3K
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, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 2K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, police corruption, vengeance, crimes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, city life, crime, life is a bitch, interracial relations, criminal heroes, starting over ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.7
 487
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: sexual, realistic, sexy, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: drug dealing, murder, gays and lesbians, investigation, police detective, working undercover, deadly, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement, bar, college ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.5
 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: drug dealing, gambling, police, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, false accusation, love triangle, on the run, rivalry, going straight, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, on the run, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, danger, police corruption, survival, crimes, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: police corruption, murder, serial killer, police investigation, incompetent police, injustice, society, danger, woman in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 5K
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: serious, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, corruption, police, kidnapping, emigration, crime, crimes, rich and poor, opposites attract, family relations, interracial relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, gang war, street gang, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: rough, gloomy, serious, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, law enforcement, urban ghetto, tough heroes, low lives, religions or cults, downfall, prison, drug abuse, rivalry, addiction, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: new jersey, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, murder, danger, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, rivalry, fighting crime, against the odds, legal, society, urban, criminal's revenge, crime, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: small town, investigation, drug dealing, cash, sheriff, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, murder, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: informant, fbi, small town life, criminal heroes, gangsters, chases and races, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, bank ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, partners, dishonesty, disorder, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
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52%
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: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, deadly, legal, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police, law enforcement, master criminal, dishonesty, politics, society, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
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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, gangsters, organized crime, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crime, murder investigation, redemption, drugs/alcohol, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 10K
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, factory, investigation, factory worker, corruption, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, youth, friendship, coming of age, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, society, urban, family problems, innocence lost, urban ghetto, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, crime, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, guilt, morality, guilty conscience, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 44K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, serious, harsh ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, criminal, power, debt, crime, criminal heroes, social decay, life is a bitch, deadly, society, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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