Movies and TV shows like Traffic 2004

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Traffic (2004)
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Traffic
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: A three-part miniseries that offers a look into the world of trafficking, where drugs, weapons, and even people are traded all over the world. Here, the lives of three Seattle-based men become intertwined...until they're all in over their heads.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: government agency, crime, secret agents, urban ghetto, social misfits, special agents, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, rise and fall, price of justice, social differences, addiction, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, society, undercover, life is a bitch, fighting crime, misfit, state affairs, taxi driver, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan
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Traffik
Drama, Crime
UK
315 min.
 8.6
The Shield
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
47 min.
 8.7
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Most similar movies to Traffic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, life is a bitch, murder, drug dealing and working undercover mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Traffic: The Wire (2002), Snitch'd (2003), Kingpin (2003), Protégé (2007), Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, rough, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime, realism, police detective, fighting crime, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, police station, urban ghetto, police, law enforcement, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, seaport
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 2.5
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Snitch'd
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, high school, juvenile delinquency, partners against crime, urban, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, police corruption, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   90%
 
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Kingpin
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, family life, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, parents and children, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, thailand, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
The Story of a Latino Godfather
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, prison, drug dealing, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   69%
 
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Protégé
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crime, drug dealing, drug abuse, working undercover, crimes, undercover, dishonesty, life is a bitch, addiction, law enforcement, mole ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   61%
 
Life Is Hot in Cracktown
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: crime, urban, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, urban ghetto, down on your luck, drug abuse, social decay, urban ghetto life, youth gang, gunshot wound, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
 8.6
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Traffik
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, crime, drug dealing, addiction, alcohol abuse, culture clash, drug abuse, down on your luck, price of justice, police corruption, social decay, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, pakistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
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 8.7
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The Shield
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, police corruption, against the rules, police station, fighting crime, urban ghetto, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
 7.2
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The Handler
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Handler is a crime series created by Canadian writer-producer Chris Haddock, airing in the United States on CBS in the 2003-04 season. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: crime, government agency, officers and cadets, basic training, law enforcement, undercover, special agents, fbi, working undercover, partners, undercover agent, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
How It All Went Down
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling filmmaker finds himself involved in a dark world of guns, drugs and prostitution.
Style: serious, rough, epic, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, drug dealing, school, urban, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, prostitute, femme fatale, drug abuse, filmmaking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
 5.2
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Illtown
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: bleak, serious, surreal, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, urban ghetto, downfall, drug dealing, prison, going straight, urban, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 5.1
 777
Chains of Gold
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP, run by Carlos.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, buddies, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, urban, drug dealing, going straight, undercover, addiction, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
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Ambushed
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, government agency, special agents, strip club, police corruption, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
 4.8
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True Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Elijah Kane leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, working undercover, tough heroes, urban, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 5.9
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Sugar Hill
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, rise and fall, brother, siblings relations, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 5.2
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Iowa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, crime, gory, downfall, drug dealing, small town, going straight, methamphetamine, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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The Grid
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation, counter terrorism, cia, fbi, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, syria, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
Movie in collections
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 451
Double Tap
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, drugs/alcohol, government agency, special agents, crime, track down, vigilantism, working undercover, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 6.2
 357
Angela's Eyes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: special agents, crime, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, fbi, law enforcement, undercover, partners against crime, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
 5.3
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Indian
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, prison, special agents, crime, tough law enforcer, terrorism, against the rules, bollywood, vigilantism, political corruption, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
 8.4
 23K
Southland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, rookie, policewoman, fighting crime, urban, crimes, urban ghetto, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
NCIS: New Orleans
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, crime, government agency, special agents, army investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, soldier, military life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye is an American television series that premiered in 2002 on the PAX Network. The show ended in May 2005 due to PAX's decision to halt the production of original programming. It was one of the two highest rated shows on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, crime, special agents, fighting crime, disability, police investigation, crimes, deaf, law enforcement, misfit, fbi, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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Dirty
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, internal affairs, guilt, murder, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Street Kings 2: Motor City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: twists and turns, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, crime, police corruption, police investigation, urban, crimes, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 8.7
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Gomorrah
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crime, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, gory, realism, mafia, social decay, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 3.9
 191
Strike Force
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A New York City detective teams up with a federal agent and a state trooper to bust up a drug ring.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gory, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, junkyard, fbi, basketball, surveillance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   42%
 

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L.627
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, drug dealing, legal action, addiction, down on your luck, price of justice, drug abuse, police corruption, social decay, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
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Bethlehem
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younger brother of a senior Palestinian militant. Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, danger, government agency, special agents, moral dilemma, law enforcement, israeli palestinian conflict, informant, society, state affairs, undercover, militant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
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