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The Handler (2003)
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The Handler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa

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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, crime, special agents, undercover, fbi and fighting crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Handler: Chase (2010), Sleeper Cell (2005), The Beast (2009), Dark Blue (2009), Graceland (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chase (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious ...
Plot: fugitives, policewoman, crimes, track down, wanted, chase, police investigation, escaped prisoner, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, u.s. marshal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
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Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, race against time, danger, heroes, fbi, pretense, outsmarting, bomb ...
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.
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rookie, investigation, undercover, fbi, working undercover, double agent, undercover cop, crimes, crime, partners, internal affairs, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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66%
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Dark Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, crime, police detective, team, workplace, coworker, right and wrong ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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58%
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Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, undercover, crime, coworker, crimes, fighting crime, young man, drug dealer, temperamental ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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56%
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Line of Fire (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: fbi, working undercover, fighting crime, undercover, law enforcement, workplace, haunted by the past, crimes, gangsters, special agents, gay slur, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: fbi, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, special agents, mystery, rookie, deadly, dark past, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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56%
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Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, power struggle, boss, fighting crime, police detective, outlaw, criminal, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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52%
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Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: fbi, undercover, mystery, partners against crime, treason, investigation, partners, life is a bitch, who done it, crimes, espionage, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, hunt down, crime, special agents, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
18 Wheels of Justice (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice Department undercover agent Michael Cates’s family was killed after he testified against crime boss Jacob Calder. Now Cates is working out of an 18 Wheeler under another undercover identity, that of Chance Bowman. As Cates wanders America ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: truck, undercover, crimes, crime, working undercover, danger, law enforcement, on the run, special agents, gangsters, vigilante, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, rivalry, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, working undercover, police corruption, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 2K
Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
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, law enforcement, loss of son, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, who to trust, crime, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, crime investigation, undercover, crimes, navy, forensics, partners, military, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, law enforcement, police investigation, dirty cop, single mother, moral dilemma, undercover, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, urban, lapd, latex gloves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 10K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, police investigation, profiler, crime, partners against crime, special agents, computers and web, riddles and clues, crimes, crime investigation, evidence, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: deaf, special agents, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, disability, crimes, crime, lip reading, misfit, agent, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, crimes, gangsters, working undercover, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, special agents, tough law enforcer, undercover, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, partners, policewoman, crime, buddy cop, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: drug dealing, law enforcement, fighting crime, drug abuse, working undercover, crimes, rise and fall, secret agents, life is a bitch, price of justice, tough law enforcer, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, courtroom drama, jury, media circus, trial, female lawyer, legal investigation, innocence, legal, celebrity culture, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
1-800-Missing (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: missing person, fbi, psychic power, supernatural ability, mystery, crime, crimes, partners, government agency, paranormal activity, unconventional method, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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35%
 6.5
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, crimes, partners, law enforcement, police, state trooper, danger, society, streetwise, partners against crime, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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34%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, criminal, law enforcement, surveillance, crime, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 16K
Stalker (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: stalking, lapd, police investigation, crimes, danger, obsession, psychopath, deadly, stalker, crime investigation, name calling, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, government agency, danger, crimes, state affairs, partners, military, army investigation, undercover, navy, investigation, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Threat Matrix (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: special agents, terrorism, undercover, prodigy, danger, political conspiracy, law enforcement, heroes, mute or deaf, chases and races, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: investigation, crimes, danger, special agents, fbi, profiler, forensics, intelligence, team, human nature, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, exciting, tense ...
Plot: undercover agent, social differences, tough law enforcer, working undercover, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, government agency, drugs, drug abuse, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%