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Zulu (2013)
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Zulu (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, disturbing
Plot: police investigation, crimes, racism, crime, gang war, partners, graphic violence, haunted by the past, society, law enforcement, atrocity, police detective, conspiracy, neo noir, unlikely partners, dishonesty, partners against crime, character on the edge, gang, female nudity, male nudity, apartheid, murder, corpse, murder of a nude woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, murder, police investigation, deadly and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Zulu: The Son of No One (2011), Confession of Pain (2006), The Badge (2015), Armed Hands (2012), Thorne: Scaredycat (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, haunted by the past, crime, law enforcement, murder, housing project, mental institution, husband wife relationship, apartment complex, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Confession of Pain (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, police detective, partners against crime, dishonesty, investigation, partners, corrupt law enforcer, private detective, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 14
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 532
Armed Hands (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners, snitch, law enforcement, partners against crime, informant, drug bust, police, chase, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, fighting crime, murderous pair, police detective, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, danger, murder, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, deadly, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 416
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 ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, crimes, police detective, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, society, law enforcement, doctor, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, crime scene, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Texas Killing Fields (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, partners, life is a bitch, partners against crime, crime, uncover truth, missing person, street kid, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, deadly, police corruption, law enforcement, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, haunted by the past, vengeance, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
 5.4
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Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, danger, mystery, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, animal life, police investigation, law enforcement, obsessive quest, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, alaska, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 17
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, political corruption, deadly, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, danger, murder, graphic violence, partners, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 10K
Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, partners against crime, uncover truth, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, law enforcement, police corruption, betrayal, dishonesty, crime, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hunting Season (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, generation gap, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, crime, temperamental, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 3K
Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, drug dealer, murder, violence, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, partners, journalism, crimes, law enforcement, reporter, uncover truth, danger, mystery, serial killer, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, partners, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, private detective, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, murder, courtroom, legal, police brutality, vicious, law enforcement, haunted by the past, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Waste Land (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, life turned upside down, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, murder, pregnancy, neo noir, mental illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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419 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a New York City actor loses everything to an internet scam based in South Africa, his two best friends take him to Cape Town to track down the scammer. With the help of a charismatic local, their search begins promisingly, leading them into ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, criminal, danger, friend, money, search, scam, hostage, crime, girlfriend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, race against time, missing child, kidnapping, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, fighting the system, investigation, political intrigue, political unrest, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, political conspiracy, state affairs, conspiracy ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20s
Place: europe, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 4K
PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, rivalry, investigation, goofy hero, partners against crime, police detective, murder, track down, tough law enforcer, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 8K
The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, society, law enforcement, graphic violence, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, media, female nudity, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%