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Poliss (2011)
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Poliss (2011)
Original name: Polisse
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: sincere, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, disturbing, talky
Plot: photojournalist, sexual abuse, photographer, domestic violence, police station, eating disorder, abused child, crimes, partners, crime, life is a bitch, love and romance, journalism, child abuse, ambition, social problems, realism, love affair, society, urban, couples, fighting crime, media, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, murder, society and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Poliss: Fabienne (2011), The Bill (1984), The Young Lieutenant (2005), Time Out (2001), Paris by Night (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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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
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
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Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: recovering alcoholic, police academy, alcohol abuse, investigation, police investigation, murder, addiction, police corruption, deadly, cliche, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, down on your luck, countryside, society, dishonesty, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
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Paris by Night (2012)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
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Police, Adjective (2009)
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: psychological, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
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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: gloomy, tense, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Exiled (1998)
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Armed Hands (2012)
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Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: gloomy, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic
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Fresh Bait (1995)
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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: disturbing, gloomy, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, murder, heist, cons and scams, crimes, crime, sexual relations, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, bait, deadly ...
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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
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Duration: 98 min.
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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
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Style: serious, captivating, sincere, tense, realistic
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, meditative, disturbing ...
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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
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Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
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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: tense, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
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Screwed (2011)
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, captivating, disturbing ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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
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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, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1976, year 1962, year 1966
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family problems, family relations, unemployment, heist, family in crisis, crimes, society, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, tense, talky, emotional, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, florist, family relations, family problems, couples, siblings relations, human nature, countryside, unfulfillment, family gatherings, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere
Plot: coming of age, family relations, countryside, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfilled love, obsessive quest, youth, haunted by the past, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: youth, urban, drug abuse, nightlife, social decay, realism, strong sexual content, kids in trouble, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
38%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, dishonesty, law enforcement, gang, addiction, betrayal, police corruption, friendship, ghetto, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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