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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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, no music
Plot: police academy, recovering alcoholic, crimes, investigation, neo noir, crime, life is a bitch, cliche, alcohol abuse, addiction, police corruption, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, serial killer, marijuana, subway, murder investigation, morgue, french, crime investigation, coma, policewoman, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to The Young Lieutenant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, deadly, police and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Young Lieutenant: Paris by Night (2012), SK1 (2014), The Last Deadly Mission (2008), Armed Hands (2012), Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, neo noir, crimes, anti heroes, gangsters, intrigue, lifestyle, urban, crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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95%
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, deadly, danger, obsession, crimes, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, explosion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, serial killer, redemption, swat, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, woman in danger, crime, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, investigation, snitch, law enforcement, family relations, partners against crime, crime, crimes, parents and children, partners, shooting gallery, armored truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: crime, uncover truth, murder, police investigation, investigation, heist, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, urban, murder, crime, parents and children, crimes, gain trust, college, handgun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, track down, crime, missing child, law enforcement, female police officer, police station, violence against women, murder, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, seaport, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 404
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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, thought provoking
Plot: teenage life, family relations, life turned upside down, society, urban, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, disorder, youth, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, tough heroes, rivalry, urban, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, police detective, investigation, deadly, loss of partner, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, uncover truth, rivalry, fighting the system, political corruption, dishonesty, partners, law enforcement, price of justice, crimes, police corruption, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: mind bending, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, crime, mysterious character, crimes, uncover truth, figment, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, motorcycle, revenge, punk, gas station attendant, drug abuse, addiction, haunted by the past, law enforcement, deadly, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crime and punishment, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, down on your luck, law enforcement, deadly, factory worker, police, guilty conscience, butcher ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: talky, tense, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, religions or cults, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, media, police investigation, investigation, journalism, psychopath, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 677
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, murder, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, mystery, special agents, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: gloomy, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, cooking and food, police detective, physical appearance, crime, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, rivalry, mental institution, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, crime, mind game, transsexual, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, friendship, who done it, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crime, police corruption, legal, mind game, village life, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, drug dealing, rivalry, car chase, chases and races, crime, gang, loss of partner, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, intrigue, danger, rivalry, righting the wronged, deadly, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, new year's eve, questioning, police inspector, life is a bitch, crime, couples, dishonesty, mind game, injustice, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 822
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, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: drug dealing, police corruption, on the run, haunted by the past, addiction, prison, terrorism, crimes, vengeance, downfall, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: gloomy, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crime, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, haunted by the past, dishonesty, neo noir, train, talking to self in mirror, police, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, deadly, couples, investigation, police detective, murder, family relations, mysterious character, mystery, life is a bitch, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 160
Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hollywood, police detective, investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, prostitute, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, crimes, journalism, media, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, prostitute, uncover truth, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, small town life, single parent, investigation, police investigation, mind game, alcohol abuse, psychopath, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, split personality, mystery, investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, domestic violence, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%