Movies like The Young Lieutenant

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The Young Lieutenant (2005)
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The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Original name: Le petit Lieutenant
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: serious, realistic, light, captivating, rough, bleak, suspenseful, no music
Plot: crimes, alcohol abuse, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, police academy, recovering alcoholic, job, police, workplace situations, investigation, neo noir, crime, life is a bitch, cliche, addiction, police corruption, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, swat team, serial killer, marijuana, subway ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france

Most similar movies to The Young Lieutenant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, police, murder, police investigation and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Young Lieutenant: SK1 (2014), Paris by Night (2012), Armed Hands (2012), The Last Deadly Mission (2008), Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues, obsession, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crime, crimes, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
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95%
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, nightlife, police corruption, lifestyle, betrayal, nightclub, friendship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.4
 487
Armed Hands (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, crime, partners, law enforcement, snitch, family relations, crimes, parents and children, restaurant, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, crime, murder, investigation, police investigation, heist, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, rivalry, working undercover, drug dealing, law enforcement, gang, car chase, loss of partner, crime, crimes, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 606
Trivial (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, danger, murder, death of wife, pursuit, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
64%
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 6.0
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Turk's Head (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, disorder, law enforcement, youth, police investigation, police detective, vengeance, urban, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, crime, working undercover, deadly, duty, chase, politician, police, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 150
Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, working class, violence against women, crime, track down, law enforcement, missing child, female police officer, police station, murder, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Place Vendome (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of a woman that remained distracted for a long time from her life, from the passions that made her feel alive. The importance of true love is compared with the material value of diamonds. Only one truly lasts forever. She's got to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, crime, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, neo noir, dishonesty, alcoholic, diamond, widow, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 370
The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, physical appearance, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, love and romance, crime, crimes, fall in love, cooking and food, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, friendship, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, legal, police corruption, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
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Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, armored car, deadly, urban, cons and scams, investigation, police detective, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, psychopath, self mutilation, insanity, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The French Detective (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legal action, tough law enforcer, political corruption, partners, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, rivalry, crime, price of justice, police corruption, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, workplace, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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So Long, Stooge (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: drug dealing, motorcycle, punk, gas station attendant, revenge, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
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 542
Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, feel good, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, policewoman, female detective, workplace situations, family relations, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, workplace, single parent, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 906
Exiled (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Law & Order TV movie centered on the character Mike Logan.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, legal investigation, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crime, partners against crime, police station, partners, obsession, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
57%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crime, crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, journalism, race against time, missing child, police, kidnapping, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crime, crimes, quitting job, small town, funeral, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 13K
Poliss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department's Juvenile Protection Unit - taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets, interrogating abusive parents, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, gloomy, serious, talky ...
Plot: photojournalist, sexual abuse, photographer, eating disorder, domestic violence, police station, abused child, realism, fighting crime, social decay, law enforcement, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 613
Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, haunted by the past, urban, police investigation, gain trust, deadly, crime, parents and children, crimes, murder, gun, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ghent, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 756
Oh Mercy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: police, crime scene, murder, corpse, police officer, police detective, brutality, violence, danger, investigation, society, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 510
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gangsters, police investigation, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, chase, crime, chases and races, gang, crimes, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%