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, special agents, crimes, law enforcement, officers and cadets, undercover, working undercover, government agency, basic training, crime solving, fbi agent, undercover cop, rookie, partners, undercover agent, collaboration, crime
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 crimes, law enforcement, police, nypd, undercover, fbi and special agents mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Handler: Sleeper Cell (2005), The Beast (2009), Missing (2003), The Inside (2005), Graceland (2013). 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, rough, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: terrorist, undercover agent, spy, undercover, fbi, race against time, heroes, terrorist plot, bomb, pretense, muslim, terrorist group ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
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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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rookie, fbi, investigation, undercover, double agent, working undercover, crimes, partners, internal affairs, undercover agent, crime investigation, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: psychic power, missing person, fbi, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, unconventional method, mystery, crimes, government agency, partners, workplace, a vision ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: special agents, investigation, fbi, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, rookie, profiler, dark past, female agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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65%
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 17K
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: special agents, fbi, rookie, working undercover, undercover agent, fighting crime, young man, drug dealer, verbal byplay, temperamental, frame up, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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64%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, undercover, working undercover, special agents, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, gangsters, haunted by the past, nypd, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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63%
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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: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, police detective, undercover agent, workplace, right and wrong, team, coworker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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62%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, police corruption, crime gone awry, partners against crime, undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, drug abuse, working undercover, nypd ...
Time: contemporary
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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, realistic, exciting
Plot: female agent, fbi, female detective, treason, partners against crime, undercover, investigation, mystery, partners, law enforcement, espionage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, police investigation, police detective, special agents, hunt down, law enforcement, crimes, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: fbi, police detective, working undercover, police corruption, police, dirty cop, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 6K
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, criminal, police detective, fighting crime, power struggle, boss, gangsters, villain, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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55%
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 7K
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, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: escaped prisoner, policewoman, fugitives, u.s. marshal, crimes, track down, wanted, chase, police investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: deaf, agent, handicapped, fbi, police investigation, special agents, fighting crime, disability, law enforcement, crimes, mute or deaf, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, police, nypd, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, caucasian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
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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, exciting ...
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover, rise and fall, secret agents, special agents, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 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: realistic, serious, psychological, exciting, rough ...
Plot: social differences, crimes, secret agents, working undercover, government agency, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, urban ghetto, fighting crime, drug abuse, drug dealing, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, policewoman, murder mystery, woman with a gun, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Intelligence (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Intelligence is a Vancouver-based television crime drama starring Ian Tracey and Klea Scott that aired on the CBC. With its pilot first airing on November 28, 2005, the series began regular broadcasting on October 10, 2006. CBC reaired the pilot on ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: partners, boss, cia, gangsters, investigation, workplace situations, crimes, criminal heroes, workplace, law enforcement, undercover, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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47%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: undercover, fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, law enforcement, criminal, surveillance, partners, master criminal, crimes, nypd, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
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46%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: profiler, special agents, investigation, crimes, fbi, intelligence, forensics, team, human nature, twists and turns, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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46%
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 2K
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, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, corrupt cop, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, lapd, working undercover, police corruption, special agents, swat team, strip club, armed forces ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 11K
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: profiler, forensics, federal agent, cybercrime, crimes, crime investigation, fbi, crime scene, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, mafia, undercover agent, organized crime, investigation, working undercover, fbi, special agents, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, society, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 960
Hack (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004. The series centers on the fictional life of a former police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: vigilante, taxi driver, law enforcement, crimes, ex law enforcer, nypd, revenge, tv show, ex-cop, dirty cop, disgraced, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.7
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, obsessive quest, crimes, murder, drugs, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, mystery, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, gang, police detective, society, working undercover, criminal heroes, city life, police, violence, police officer, woman with a gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 3K
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, loss of son, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, law enforcement, torment, who to trust, parents and children, crimes, family relations, romancing a criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, stalker, crimes, obsession, psychopath, policewoman, police investigation, police, name calling, police detective, hopes, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%