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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, law enforcement, crimes, abduction, fighting crime, immigration, politics, society, national security, border, border patrol, border crossing, kidnapping, immigrants, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, terrorist, female agent, counter terrorism, female fbi agent, u.s. canadian border, counter intelligence, chases and races, fictional government agency ...
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, law enforcement, fighting crime, police, police detective, police investigation and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Border: Played (2013), Guns (2008), Baby (2015), The Grid (2004), Downtown Precinct (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Played (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: The Covert Investigations Unit (CIU) risks going undercover to infiltrate and bring down criminal organizations. In this new style of short-term, high-intensity undercover work, each covert “play” is crafted quickly and executed at an even ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, fighting crime, undercover, gain trust, crimes, law enforcement, police officer, police, escapades, team, friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Guns (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, toronto ontario canada
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Baby (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, tough heroes, graphic violence, behind enemy lines, terrorist plot, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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54%
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The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, fbi, muslim, counter terrorism, investigation, save the day, rivalry, undercover, race against time, rebellion, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois, syria ...
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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, russian mafia, rivalry, tough law enforcer, 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, female police detective, task force, who done it, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police detective, forensics, fighting crime, female detective, police investigation, police officer, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: uncover truth, cons and scams, fighting crime, riddles and clues, working undercover, undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes, partners against crime, crimes, ex convict, ex-cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, workplace, society, crimes, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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46%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
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45%
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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
Plot: police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, robbery, police, fighting crime, sex crime, rivalry, sex maniac, graphic violence, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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19-2 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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
Plot: law enforcement, police, workplace, partners, workplace situations, mistrust, crimes, misfit partners, partners against crime, realism, police detective, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, workplace, partners, fighting crime, police officer, dirty cop, investigation, chief of police, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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K-Ville (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: K-Ville is an American television drama created and executive produced by Jonathan Lisco, centering on policing New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Deran Sarafian directed the pilot. On May 15, 2008, the series was officially canceled.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, demolished city, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, police detective, chief of police, political corruption, partners against crime, against the rules, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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41%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: fighting crime, undercover, partners against crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners, crimes, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
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41%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, police, corruption, badge
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, police detective, martial arts, tough cop, working undercover, crimes, police investigation, tough heroes, heroes, gang, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, partners, law enforcement, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, power struggle, fighting crime, boss, criminal, police detective, policewoman, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Evidence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Inspectors Cayman Bishop and Sean Cole investigate crimes in San Francisco Police Department. How does all of the pieces to the puzzle all fit together?
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, forensic evidence, fighting crime, police detective, cold case, vengeance, mystery, serial killer, murder of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, fighting crime, undercover agent, undercover, partners, crimes, rivalry, police detective, murder, legal action, uninhibited rivalry, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, lie, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Da Vinci's Inquest (1998)
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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coroner, law enforcement, investigation, mystery, crimes, fighting crime, righting the wronged, forensics, murder, mysterious death, police investigation, crime investigation ...
Place: canada, vancouver
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35%