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The Border (2008)
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The Border (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Border is a Canadian drama that aired on CBC Television and 20 other TV networks worldwide. It was created by Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey, Janet MacLean and Jeremy Hole of White Pine Pictures. The Executive in Charge of Production is Janice Dawe. Episodes in the first season were directed by John Fawcett, Michael DeCarlo, Ken Girotti, Kelly Makin, Brett Sullivan and Philip Earnshaw. The first season had a total budget of 20 million dollars, with about 1.5 million dollars per episode. The series is set in Toronto and follows agents of the fictitious Immigration and Customs Security agency. ICS was created by the Government of Canada to deal with trans-border matters concerning Canadian national security including terrorism and smuggling. The cancellation of The Border was announced by the CBC after three seasons were aired.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, immigration, law enforcement, crimes, abduction, fighting crime, politics, society, national security, border, border crossing, border patrol, kidnapping, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, immigrants, government agency, state affairs, terrorist, counter intelligence, female agent, counter terrorism, female fbi agent, u.s. canadian border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada

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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, police, fighting crime, police detective and police investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Border: Guns (2008), The Grid (2004), Downtown Precinct (2011), King (2011), Flikken Maastricht (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Guns (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
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Story: A high profile arms dealer comes under increased police scrutiny when his teenage son is implicated in the murder of a senator's father. British expatriate Paul Duguid (Colm Feore) is an international arms dealer accredited by numerous ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: society, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, who to trust, family relations, city life, police detective, arms dealer, gangsters, arms dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, toronto ontario canada
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The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
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Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Downtown Precinct (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An Israeli Detective investigating a Russian mob in Israel, falls into trouble
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: police detective, crimes, law enforcement, society, investigation, police, co worker co worker relationship, murder, danger, russian mafia, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: King is a Canadian police drama which premiered April 17, 2011 on Showcase. The series stars Amy Price-Francis as Jessica King, a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, female detective, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, task force, who done it, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, crime, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Flikken Maastricht (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police detective, forensics, fighting crime, female detective, police investigation, crime, police officer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, amsterdam
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The Last Panthers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The six-part series opens with a daring diamond heist before quickly delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and 'banksters' now rules. Naomi is the British loss adjustor charged with recovering the ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, heist, crimes, law enforcement, track down, gangsters, police investigation, thief, insurance investigator, french police, diamond theft, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tom Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Stone is a crime drama series that ran in Canada on CBC Television for two 13-episode seasons beginning in 2002. In the United States, the series is syndicated by Program Partners and Sony Pictures Television under the title Stone Undercover. It ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: uncover truth, cons and scams, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, undercover, riddles and clues, working undercover, ex convict, ex-cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Fugitives (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: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, corruption, organized crime, fighting crime, crime gone awry, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
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2-19 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The day-to-day life of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. These two beat cops patrol the urban sprawl of downtown's 19th district, in cruiser No. 2. 19-2 is about the tensions and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
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Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Code 37 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. A smaller, but important part of the story is about the private quest of Hannah. She investigates a past robbery at her home and the subsequent brutal rape of her ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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60%
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By Any Means (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: By Any Means follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, right and wrong, partners, vigilante, criminal, clandestine, graphic violence, society, secret movement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, rough, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: swat, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, danger, crimes, law enforcement, sniper, confined, policewoman, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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
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51%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Shattered (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Shattered is a Canadian police procedural series created by Rick Drew. The main character is a tough, smart homicide detective in Vancouver who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. His wife Ella ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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48%
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Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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46%
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UC: Undercover (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: UC: Undercover is an action-thriller television series that focuses on the secret lives and private demons of an elite Justice Department crime-fighting unit that confronts the country’s deadliest, most untouchable lawbreakers by going undercover ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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44%
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Crossing Lines (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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TV show
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Da Vinci's Inquest is a Canadian dramatic television series that aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2005. While never a ratings blockbuster, seven seasons of thirteen episodes each were filmed for a total of ninety-one episodes. The show, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
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41%
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NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, streetwise, partners against crime, ex athlete, supportive coworker, honest law enforcer, police officer, nypd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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40%