Movies and TV shows like Traffic 2004

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Traffic (2004)
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Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 260 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, tense, psychological, exciting, rough
Plot: crimes, drug abuse, working undercover, fighting crime, law enforcement, special agents, life is a bitch, secret agents, addiction, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, social differences, price of justice, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, misfit, taxi driver, society, social misfits, graduation, undercover, government agency, state affairs, urban ghetto, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, working undercover, undercover, police investigation and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Traffic: Thumper (2017), The Handler (2003), Protégé (2007), Ironside (2013), The Wire (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Thumper (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a town of low-income and fractured families, a group of teens are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change their lives forever.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: undercover agent, crimes, government agency, tough law enforcer, secret agents, social differences, urban ghetto, fighting crime, working undercover, law enforcement, meth lab, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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The Handler (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: fbi, crimes, law enforcement, officers and cadets, special agents, undercover, government agency, basic training, working undercover, undercover agent, crime solving, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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45%
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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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, drug abuse, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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42%
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Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, wheelchair bound, tough law enforcer, disability, power relations, handicapped, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, cynical, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, urban ghetto life, fighting crime, drug dealing, drug lord, working undercover, life is a bitch, crimes, organized crime, wiretap, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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40%
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Line of Fire (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, undercover, working undercover, special agents, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, gangsters, haunted by the past, gay slur, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, crime investigation, police, tough law enforcer, propaganda, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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38%
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True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, working undercover, crimes, police investigation, tough heroes, heroes, gang, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
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38%
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Metástasis (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Colombian remake of the U.S. TV show Breaking Bad. After he is diagnosed with cancer, Walter Blanco teams up with José Miguel Rosas in order to sell crystal meth.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terminal illness, master criminal, hidden identity, couple relations, drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, unlikely criminals, family relations, stash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, boss, power struggle, fighting crime, police detective, criminal, policewoman, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
18 Wheels of Justice (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: truck, undercover, vigilante, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, special agents, on the run, gangsters, fighting crime, witness protection, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
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35%
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
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34%
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Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, murder, life is a bitch, policewoman, husband wife relationship, police officer killed, murder of husband, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
TV show
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: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, drug abuse, social decay, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, going straight, juvenile delinquency, african american ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Dark Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, coworker, right and wrong, team, workplace, undercover agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: special agents, fbi, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, rookie, profiler, female agent, dark past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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No Limit (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A terminally ill French secret service agent is hired by Hydra, a mysterious black ops organization set up by the government, to fight crime by any means necessary and receive experimental treatment in return. Also, his daughter hates him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, murder, terminal illness, secret agents, parents and children, crimes, law enforcement, estrangement, family relations, secret organization, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Profugos (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, corruption, fighting crime, crime gone awry, working undercover, cocaine, smuggling, mob boss, drug lord, henchman, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fbi, government agency, undercover, secret identity, espionage, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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34%
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Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, undercover, police investigation, terrorism, secret agents, kidnapping, addiction, working undercover, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, los angeles, usa
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33%
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Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: female agent, fbi, treason, partners against crime, undercover, investigation, mystery, partners, law enforcement, espionage, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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
Plot: policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, police investigation, investigator, law enforcement, sexism, police station, tough law enforcer, ambition, crimes, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, police brutality, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners, dishonesty, murder, mayor, gang, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, society, law enforcement, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, police station, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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Coyote (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Ben Clemens, who after 32 years as a border patrol agent is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of the United States. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: drug dealing, martial arts, police investigation, showdown, bandit, law enforcement, machismo, pregnant woman, love, fighting crime, drugs, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, tough heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, femme fatale, filmmaking, drug abuse, addiction, strip club, strong female presence, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 1K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
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: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, drug abuse, crimes, politics, drug dealer, police corruption, fighting the system, organized crime, price of justice, rules and policies, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, fighting crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: deaf, police investigation, special agents, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mute or deaf, misfit, disability, agent, fbi, handicapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%