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, police detective, innocence lost, drug cartel, sex, survival, prostitute, vengeance, money, car, police, violence, desert, truck, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to Highway Patrolman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, police corruption, law enforcement, police and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Highway Patrolman: New Jersey Drive (1995), The Glass Shield (1994), The Bull (2019), Cement (2000), 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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
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, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, harsh, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, life philosophy, street life, crime, tough heroes, brutality, friendship, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 412
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: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, hostage, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, serial killer, fighting crime, police investigation, incompetent police, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, danger, woman in danger, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, police station, police corruption, law enforcement, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, irony of fate, social decay, justice, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.5
 163
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, hip hop, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, false accusation, fall in love, love triangle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 3K
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, crime, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, graphic violence, crime, police, corruption, badge
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, bribery, testimony, police detective, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 690K
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, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, social decay, street gang, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 10K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police, anti heroes, police detective, anti hero, kidnapping, drug dealer, police officer, police investigation, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
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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: contemplative, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, bookies, crime, crimes, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, sexy, serious ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, couples, sexual content, graphic violence, introspection, working undercover, college, fall in love, uncover truth, moral dilemma, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 6K
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, emigration, kidnapping, crimes, crime, rich and poor, opposites attract, family relations, interracial relations, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police officer, police, crimes, deadly, police corruption, nightclub, society, police investigation, politics, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, strait jacket, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, graphic violence, heist, against the odds, city life, urban, criminal's revenge, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, investigation, drug dealing, cash, sheriff, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, hallucination, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, crime, murder investigation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: rough, bleak, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, bigotry, crimes, brutality, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, scandal, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family, one night stand ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, fighting the system, partners, 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 ⇓
51%
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 151
Killers Three (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: America's DJ Dick Clark and Robert Walker Jr. star as two country boys who decide to rob a pile of cash from a bootlegger, assisted by the man's restless wife (Diane Varsi). But the heist doesn't go as planned and takes a tragic turn. ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: heist, bootlegging, wanted, wanted man, deadly, law enforcement, crime, starting over, violence spree, world war two, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: north carolina, california, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 415
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: bleak, rough, gloomy, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: downfall, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, life is a bitch, going straight, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, religions or cults ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 8K
Metro Manila (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling intensity quickly overwhelms them, and they fall prey ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: heist, armored truck, security guard, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gain trust, rookie, against the rules, corrupt law enforcer, mistrust, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: bar, love, destructive relationship, crime, crimes, heist, suburbs, alcohol abuse, addiction, idealism, drug abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 46K
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, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, power, criminal, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, manhattan new york city, miami, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, crimes, crime, deadly, legal, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
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Three (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: drug dealing, police corruption, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, downfall, crimes, deadly, fugitives, on the run, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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