Movies and TV shows like Traffic 2004

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Traffic (2004)
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

Most similar movies to Traffic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, special agents and undercover mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Traffic: The Handler (2003), Angela's Eyes (2006), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002), The Wire (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Handler (2003)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: fbi, government agency, crime, officers and cadets, undercover agent, basic training, law enforcement, undercover, special agents, working undercover, partners, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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95%
 6.2
 361
Angela's Eyes (2006)
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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, partners against crime, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, partners against crime, crime, crimes, crime investigation, navy, special agents, government agency, partners, fighting crime, forensics, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002)
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: deaf, crime, mute or deaf, special agents, fbi, fighting crime, disability, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, misfit, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 9.3
 231K
The Wire (2002)
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: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, crime, drug lord, urban ghetto life, working undercover, life is a bitch, wiretap, lesbian, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 238
Line of Fire (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Line of Fire is a crime drama television series that was broadcast on ABC for 11 episodes in the winter of 2003-2004. It starred Leslie Bibb and Jeffrey D. Sams as two rookie FBI agents assigned to the bureau's Richmond, Virginia branch, where ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement, undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, special agents, haunted by the past, working undercover, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 4K
Protégé (2007)
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, undercover, mole, crime, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, working undercover, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, addiction, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.9
 954
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, crime, partners against crime, fbi, serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, injury, special agents, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 1K
Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 'Black Work' is the story of Jo Gillespie, a woman who's husband is shot dead in the line of action, in his job as a undercover cop. Jo, a police officer herself soon has to confront issues in her marriage and family life in order to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, crime, uncover truth, police, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, murder, life is a bitch, infidelity, murder of husband, widow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 2K
True Justice (2010)
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, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, police, working undercover, urban, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 811
Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, caucasian, latex gloves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, government agency, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, danger, crimes, navy, partners, state affairs, undercover, military, investigation, army investigation, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.7
 64K
The Shield (2002)
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: tense, bleak, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, gang, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, profiler, coworker, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.6
 4K
The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, heroin, juvenile delinquency, african american, urban, urban ghetto, crime, going straight, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: crime, police detective, investigator, homicide detective, female detective, policewoman, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 333
Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: police detective, hotshot hero, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, heroes, cop witness relations, police protagonist, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.1
 1K
The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, exciting
Plot: fbi, special agents, fighting crime, crimes, crime, law enforcement, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, deadly, profiler, network ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.6
 4K
Dark Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dark Blue was an action/drama television series which premiered on TNT on July 15, 2009, at 10 pm. It ended its run on September 15, 2010. The series is set in Los Angeles, California. It revolves around Carter Shaw, the leader of an undercover ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, policewoman, crime, working undercover, undercover agent, crimes, urban, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
In the Face of Crime (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 479 min.
Story: Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a German television series about the Russian mafia in Berlin. It received high critical acclaim, but the viewer figures were disappointing. It was broadcast by ARTE and Das Erste.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police, crimes, immigrants, crime, mafia, prostitute, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, criminal gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, porno movie
Plot: crime, police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, rookie, police detective, search warrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 432
The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: police, lesbian, police chief, crime, fighting crime, crimes, corruption, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, partners, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
How It All Went Down (2003)
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, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, crime, school, addiction, urban, crimes, life is a bitch, femme fatale, drug abuse, filmmaking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, special agents, investigation, fbi, crimes, law enforcement, government agency, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, drug cartel, criminal heroes, crime, family life, mexican, organized crime, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, rise and fall, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, thailand, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
18 Wheels of Justice (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice Department undercover agent Michael Cates’s family was killed after he testified against crime boss Jacob Calder. Now Cates is working out of an 18 Wheeler under another undercover identity, that of Chance Bowman. As Cates wanders America ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: truck, undercover, special agents, on the run, witness protection, fighting crime, vigilante, crime, working undercover, chases and races, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 1K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, mystery, urban, crimes, law enforcement, disability, power relations, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 15K
Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, working undercover, rookie, undercover, young man, crime, crimes, drug dealer, coworker relationship, verbal byplay, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 9K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, computers and web, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, riddles and clues, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: D.C.I. Langton takes charge when the body of would-be model Louise Pennell is found,sliced in half and with her mouth mutilated into a smile. D.C. Anna Travis discovers that newspaper journalist Richard Reynolds had received anonymous typed letters ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, murder, danger, media circus, police detective, roommate, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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