Movies and TV shows like Traffik 1989

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Traffik (1989)
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Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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 for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama. The 2000 crime drama film Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was based on this television serial. In turn, the 2004 American television miniseries Traffic was based on both versions.
Style: serious, tense, thought provoking, rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, drug abuse, crime, price of justice, rules and policies, drug dealer, fighting the system, life is a bitch, police corruption, down on your luck, organized crime, drug addict, husband wife relationship, assassination, survival, drug lord, german, alcohol abuse, addiction, legal, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, london, pakistan, middle east, afghanistan ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, police, deadly and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Traffik: Traffic (2000), The Octopus (1984), The Corner (2000), Sex Traffic (2004), The Body Farm (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 147 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
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The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
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Style: serious, rough, emotional, bleak, realistic
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Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 4.9
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: tense, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic
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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, realistic, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, working undercover, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, urban ghetto life, addiction, rise and fall, life is a bitch, special agents, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
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Country: UK
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Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
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Murderland (2009)
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Country: UK
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 9.3
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Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
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Style: tense, cynical, suspenseful, clever, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%