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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: disturbing, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, bleak, gloomy, captivating, talky
Plot: sexual abuse, photojournalist, domestic violence, police station, police investigation, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism, social problems, realism, society, fighting crime, confession, workplace, relationship vs career, kids in trouble, abused child, violence against women, photographer, eating disorder, teenage prostitution, abusive parent, homelessness, crimes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and bleak films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, crime, law enforcement, police and police investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Poliss: The Young Lieutenant (2005), Fabienne (2011), Homicide: The Movie (2000), La Haine (1995), Hornet's Nest (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
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Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, deadly, partners, partners against crime, crime, crimes, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.1
 146K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
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 ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.8
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 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
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Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners, snitch, partners against crime, law enforcement, informant, drug bust, police, chase, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: tense, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Now or Never (2014)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Paris by Night (2012)
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Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: tense, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Country: Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 413
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Police, Adjective (2009)
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Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, tense, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India, France
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, rough, gloomy ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, captivating, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, college, murder, crimes, legal investigation, unlikely criminals, police investigation, murderous pair, partners, prison, legal action, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 711
In Your Hands (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Stockholm Syndrome. Feelings arise between a young kidnapper and his victim, a woman surgeon. He seeks revenge for a medical accident that prevents him from living peacefully and decides to kidnapp the woman he holds responsible. When the latter ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, romance, life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, grudge, danger, imprisonment, police, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: psychological, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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: serious, realistic, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: bait, murder, friendship, youth, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, couples, criminal heroes, deadly, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 205
Duke (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, vigilantism, vigilante, crimes, family relations, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police detective, urban, siblings relations, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%