Movies like Highway Patrolman

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Highway Patrolman (1991)
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, patrol, nihilism, on the road, crime, drug cartel, dishonesty, law enforcement, innocence lost, moral dilemma, crimes, society, life is a bitch, 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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Most similar movies to Highway Patrolman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, police corruption, murder and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Highway Patrolman: The Border (1982), Cement (2000), Fort Apache the Bronx (1981), Prince of the City (1981), The Glass Shield (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, on the run, track down, chases and races, crimes, danger, criminal's revenge, gangsters, special agents, survival, vengeance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, corruption, desert, border crossing, border, sunglasses, emigration, kidnapping, police, illegal immigrant, redemption, immigrants ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.5
 373
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, police corruption, vengeance, infidelity, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, police investigation, addiction, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, police, murder, police protagonist, evil man, crime, prostitute, police corruption, rebellion, gang, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, district attorney, crime, friendship, testimony, bribery, police detective, drug dealing, fighting the system, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: rough, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, police station, courtroom drama, false accusation, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, legal action, fighting the system, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, brutality, gang, troubled teen, police, crime, murder, vengeance, police investigation, urban, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.2
 392
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: serious, bleak, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, downfall, urban ghetto, prison, drug dealing, going straight, urban, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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: serious, atmospheric, 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 ⇓
74%
 5.8
 22K
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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, bigotry, homeless man, road rage, district attorney, confession, brutality, crime, police brutality, drugs/alcohol, crimes, lapd ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, police corruption, neo noir, crime, betrayal, crime gone awry, addiction, heist, tough law enforcer, rock, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, police, crime, snitch, jury, gang, police investigation, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 2K
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: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police station, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, crimes, crime, police corruption, dishonesty, life is a bitch, law enforcement, disorder, change of heart, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 481
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: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: drug dealing, murder, crime, gays and lesbians, college, bar, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 881
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, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: small town, cash, sheriff, drug dealing, investigation, crime, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Report to the Commissioner (1975)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, working undercover, workplace situations, deadly, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 304
Bad Guys (1995)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the run from a drug deal gone wrong, a beautiful young woman escapes across the border only to find herself trapped in a dangerous web of intrigue and deceit in old Mexico.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, drug deal, hitman, criminal heroes, fugitives, gang, crime, gangsters, betrayal, chase, crime gone awry, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, crime, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, urban ghetto, starting over, urban, police corruption, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: black panthers, prostitute, betrayal, chase, on the run, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, crimes, anti hero, pimp, unsimulated sex ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 70s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.2
 125
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: testimony, fbi, informant, bank, crime, on the road, crimes, prison, small town, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 143
Jackals (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.
Style: serious, talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crimes, crime, illegal immigrant, desert, dishonesty, small town, law enforcement, immigrants, witnessing a crime, murder, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 1K
The Lost Son (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie, a high-class call girl. He gets a call from an old friend from the Paris police department, now a businessman whose brother-in-law is ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: murder, private detective, sexual abuse, crime, crimes, vengeance, love affair, haunted by the past, good versus evil, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, england, europe, latin america, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, criminal's revenge, crime, urban, fighting crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: bar, revelation, police corruption, vigilantism, crime, drugs/alcohol, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, journalism, murder, who done it, woman in danger, religions or cults, crimes, law enforcement, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 7K
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, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, rough ...
Plot: organized crime, blood splatter, mafia, violence, death, drug dealing, small town, politics, gang war, anti heroes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 150
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: drug dealing, hip hop, police, chase, gambling, crime, going straight, self discovery, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: surreal, dark humor, offbeat, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug abuse, murder investigation, corruption, police brutality, organized crime, addiction, crime, heroin, promotion, debt, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: destructive relationship, love, bar, crime, crimes, suburbs, robbery, murder, bank, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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