Movies like Xian's Finest

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Xian's Finest (2000)
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Xian's Finest (2000)
Original name: 睡不着
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wu, a veteran police officer in Xian, is demoted to work in a community policing center after he accidentally injures a hostage during a rescue mission. At first the new job appears to be simple and straightforward, but Wu and his family gradually get engulfed in a web of mistrust, jealousy, accusations, and even worse things...
Plot: rape, police, hostage, murder, murder investigation, taxi, piano, police station, false accusation, cop killer, urban setting, police chase, anonymous letter, suicide attempt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, tense, suspense and political films with plots about murder, police, rape, racism, police station, police officer and court mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Xian's Finest: Badge of the Assassin (1985), My Son Is Innocent (1996), Life Is Beautiful (1979), 37 (2016), To You, From Me (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: murder, police, murder investigation, racism, police officer, cop killer, buddy cop, nypd, police investigation, black cop, assistant district attorney
Place: new york, san francisco, new orleans
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My Son Is Innocent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media ...
Plot: rape, falsely accused, imprisonment, police station, courtroom, police investigation, false accusation, police interrogation, mistaken identity
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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: killer, murder, police, politics, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
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37 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a March night in 1964, 37 neighbors in Queens, New York, witness the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them takes action or calls the police. 37 tells the story of a few of these people and what led up to the night when they unexplainably ...
Plot: murder, rape, apathy, loss of innocence, indifference, racism, witness, female director
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To You, From Me (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A failed writer given to plagiarism gets a buzz at the door from a bright young working girl with a highly original approach to life and sex and his life and work is totally thrown off balance.
Plot: riot, actress, bank, rape, erotica, taxi driver, sex, urban setting, flashback, writing, typewriter
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Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. Two years later he wakes up in a hospital room after a polo accident to find he's had amnesia, is now married, ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, evidence, cover up, murder investigation, murder witness, passage of time, key
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The Chosen Ones (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man wants to flee wartime Germany and the detested Nazis to Columbia, where his brother lives. In order to achieve his goal he agrees to become an informer for the Reich.
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Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Plot: rape, court, murder, rape accusation, teenager
Place: canada
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
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Duration: 115 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bright and eager to hit the streets in search of bad guys, rookie cop Christine Paly is disappointed when she's instead assigned to process criminals. Under the supervision of a tough but likable mentor, Christine quickly learns that hers is ...
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Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 92 min.
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