Movies like Polisse

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Polisse (2011)
 7.3
 14K
Polisse (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 colleagues and laughing uncontrollably at the most unthinkable moments. Knowing the worst exists and living with it. How do these cops balance their private lives and the reality they confront every working day? Fred, the group's hypersensitive wild card, is going to have a hard time facing the scrutiny of Melissa, a photographer on a Ministry of the Interior assignment to document the unit.
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, bleak, captivating, talky, gloomy
Plot: sexual abuse, journalism, domestic violence, police station, abused child, police investigation, social decay, life is a bitch, society, social problems, fighting crime, confession, realism, workplace, photojournalist, relationship vs career, kids in trouble, violence against women, photographer, abusive parent, homelessness, pedophile, teenage prostitution, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe

Most similar movies to Polisse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and tense films with plots about crimes, society, life is a bitch, murder, police investigation, law enforcement and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Polisse: The Young Lieutenant (2005), Fabienne (2011), Homicide: The Movie (2000), Hornet's Nest (2012), Armed Hands (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Young Lieutenant (2005)
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: realistic, serious, bleak, light, captivating ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, police, job, workplace situations, cliche ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 168
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: police investigation, working class, violence against women, track down, law enforcement, crimes, missing child, immigrants, police station, policewoman, murder, forced prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, police station, police detective, investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.8
 174
Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, uncover truth, reporter, serial killer, mystery, geek, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 600
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, snitch, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, informant, police, drug bust, chase, investigation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
 168K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, poverty, youth, drugs, racism, police brutality, urban ghetto life, protest, friendship, skinhead, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 4K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, crimes, inspector, police, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 5K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, society, dishonesty, swindle, thief, husband wife relationship, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 740K
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, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, gang war, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, street gang, society, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 233
Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: rape, injustice, crimes, society, law enforcement, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, strong female presence, violence against women, justice, legal system, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, society, prostitute, sexual abuse, pedophilia, social worker, police, child prostitution, child prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, intrigue, rivalry, police corruption, nightlife, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 293
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, down on your luck, society, family in crisis, parents and children, unemployment, plan, bankruptcy, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Free Will (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 163 min.
Story: After nine years in psychiatric detention Theo, who has brutally assaulted and raped three women, is released. Living in a supervised community, he connects well with his social worker Sascha, finds a job at a print shop and even a girlfriend, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, fall in love, rape, crimes, mental illness, sexual relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, sex maniac ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, investigation, youth, teenage life, society, sexual predator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1976, year 1962
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: tense, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, divorce, family problems, parents and children, family relations, couples, human nature, siblings relations, countryside, love and romance, florist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, rome italy, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 394
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, secret, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 2K
L.627 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, prostitute, bureaucracy, tough heroes, crimes, police investigation, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, workplace, society, crimes, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
King of Thieves (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West.
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: child prostitution, circus, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, kidnapping, youth, crimes, dishonesty, hopes, siblings relations, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, berlin germany, europe, germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Police, Adjective (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A cop named Cristi must go undercover to trail teen Victor who is suspected of selling pot in the north-eastern city of Vasliu.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, tense, touching ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, police investigation, juvenile delinquency, police detective, power relations, workplace situations, fighting the system, law enforcement, workplace, against the rules, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 454
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: tense, serious, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, crimes, police detective, immigrants, society, law enforcement, juvenile delinquency, life turned upside down, doctor, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, society, fighting the system, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy based on the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, college, murder, legal investigation, unlikely criminals, crimes, prison, legal action, law enforcement, murderous pair, police investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Saigon in the late nineties. Photography student Vu rents a room in a shared flat. With his brand-new camera, a gift from his father, he explores the people, places and things around him. He is particularly fascinated by his flatmate Thang, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, poverty, birth control, father son relationship, love triangle, friendship between men, overpopulation, hopelessness, lack of money ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 17K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, fish out of water, social decay, reward, contests and competitions, suicidal, gambling, visceral, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 2K
Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: bait, friendship, murder, graphic violence, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyons, France. Michel Descombes is a watchmaker who lives alone with his teenage son Bernard. When the police visits and informs him that Bernard killed a man and is on the run with a girl, Michel realizes that he knew far less about his son than he ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, touching
Plot: anti capitalism, murder, legal action, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, society, small town life, parents and children, introspection, small town, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Girl on the Train (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: anti semitism, destructive relationship, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, human nature, journalism, seduction, media, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%