Movies and TV shows like The Handler

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The Handler (2003)
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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 officers in the FBI. Other cast members included Hill Harper, Anna Belknap, Lola Glaudini, and Tanya Wright. Belknap and Harper would reunite as costars on the drama CSI: New York beginning in 2005.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: fbi, crimes, special agents, crime, officers and cadets, law enforcement, working undercover, undercover, government agency, basic training, undercover agent, crime solving, fbi agent, partners, rookie, collaboration
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to The Handler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, crime, undercover, special agents, fbi and working undercover mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Handler: Sleeper Cell (2005), The Beast (2009), Dark Blue (2009), Line of Fire (2003), Missing (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, heroes, danger, race against time, fbi, chases and races, pretense, outsmarting ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
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100%
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The Beast (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Charles Barker applies controversial techniques in his attempts to bring criminals to justice, which often border on illegal and unsettle his uninitiated partner, Ellis Dove. Over the course of the first season, Barker is investigated by ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rookie, investigation, undercover, fbi, double agent, working undercover, undercover cop, crimes, crime, partners, internal affairs, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime, crimes, right and wrong, team, coworker, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: fbi, working undercover, fighting crime, undercover, special agents, crimes, workplace, gangsters, law enforcement, haunted by the past, gay slur, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Missing (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Missing is a Canadian-American crime drama television series based on the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU book series by Meg Cabot. The series aired on the A network and W Network in Canada, and on Lifetime in the United States from August 2003 to February 2006.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: missing person, psychic power, fbi, supernatural ability, crime, government agency, crimes, mystery, partners, unconventional method, paranormal activity, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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100%
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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, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: special agents, fbi, investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, rookie, deadly, profiler, female agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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64%
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Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, working undercover, special agents, rookie, crime, coworker, crimes, fighting crime, young man, undercover, drug dealer, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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63%
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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
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, boss, power struggle, police detective, outlaw, criminal, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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59%
Movie in collections
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Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners against crime, deadly, crime gone awry, law enforcement, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, investigation, undercover, partners, partners against crime, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 10K
Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, fbi, police corruption, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, dirty cop, single mother, undercover, moral dilemma, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, chases and races, danger, special agents, hunt down, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 4K
Chase (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network. The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of Houston, Texas. Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnson serve as ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: policewoman, fugitives, escaped prisoner, crimes, track down, wanted, police investigation, chase, special agents, law enforcement, rivalry, u.s. marshal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 1K
Ambushed (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, tough law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
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Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, murder, police detective, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, law enforcement, loss of son, torment, who to trust, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 896
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 10K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, forensics, profiler, crimes, fbi, danger, police investigation, deadly, partners, law enforcement, riddles and clues, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 2K
Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, working undercover, gangsters, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, special agents, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover, secret agents, tough law enforcer, social differences, price of justice, urban ghetto life, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: deaf, police investigation, special agents, fighting crime, mute or deaf, law enforcement, misfit, crimes, crime, disability, agent, handicapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, partners, crimes, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: profiler, special agents, investigation, crimes, danger, fbi, forensics, intelligence, team, human nature, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, partners against crime, master criminal, partners, crimes, criminal, surveillance, law enforcement, wiretap, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.9
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, court, trial, media circus, legal investigation, rivalry, legal, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 17K
Stalker (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A pair of detectives investigate stalkers in Los Angeles. Strong and focused, Lt. Beth Davis is an expert in the field of repeated harassment, driven by personal experience of being a victim. She heads the LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit, which ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, stalker, lapd, police investigation, crimes, danger, psychopath, obsession, deadly, crime investigation, police detective, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 3K
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: undercover agent, government agency, crimes, working undercover, undercover cop, fighting crime, drug abuse, urban ghetto, meth lab, social differences, addiction, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 310
Threat Matrix (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Threat Matrix is a 2003 American drama television series. It lasted 16 episodes. The plot consisted of the events in a United States Homeland Security anti-terrorism unit, led by Special agent John Kilmer. The title of the show refers to a report ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: special agents, terrorism, prodigy, undercover, political conspiracy, danger, law enforcement, chases and races, rivalry, mute or deaf, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, special agents, danger, government agency, crimes, partners, state affairs, undercover, investigation, army investigation, crime investigation, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 40K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, crime, fbi, prodigy, murder investigation, police detective, mathematician, mathematics, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 1K
Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, obsessive quest, crimes, drugs, murder, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%