Movies like Law of the Land

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Law of the Land (2017)
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Law of the Land (2017)
Original name: Armoton maa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A retiring policeman gets caught up in between two younger men trying to kill each other. A modern borderline western taking place on both sides of the northern Finnish-Swedish border.
Style: clever, suspense, realistic
Plot: bounty hunter, estranged father, parent child relationship, father son relationship, police, past, policewoman, manhunt, ex convict, manslaughter, wilderness, brother brother relationship, illegitimate son, prejudice, half brother half brother relationship, father son estrangement, revenge, nature, hunting, winter, death, hunter, border, female police officer, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland

Most similar movies to Law of the Land

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and captivating films with plots about murder, police, revenge, father son relationship, crimes, family relations and police officer mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Law of the Land: Jai Gangaajal (2016), Brothers (2011), Private Call (2001), Bad Luck Love (2000), Snow (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jai Gangaajal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The film features SP Abha Mathur who is appointed the first female SP of Bankipur district, Bihar. She then goes against the Local MLA of Bankipur and henchmen of Lakhisarai district.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, contemplative
Plot: gang, female protagonist, police officer, organized crime, police, policewoman, murder, tough girl, fistfight, sexism, corrupt cop, hand to hand combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 164
Brothers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The script of this film was very loose and most of the dialog was improvised by the cast
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, sincere, contemplative
Plot: father son relationship, brother brother relationship, father son reunion, family relations, brother, death, jealousy, haunted by the past, troubled past, inheritance, birthday party, dark past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.8
 149
Private Call (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In order to avenge the murder of an old friend, a recently suspended female police officer goes undercover at an illegal gambling den where the winning prize is a night with one of the female staff.
Style: sexploitation film, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: undercover cop, prostitution, police, murder investigation, undercover, prostitute, police officer, policewoman, illegal gambling, sex tape, seduction, seductress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bad Luck Love (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A shocking crime forces a man to re-evaluate his life, only to find that going straight is more complicated than he imagined in this acclaimed drama from Finland. Ali (Jorma Tommila) is a low-level criminal who spends much of his spare time working ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family problems, starting over, haunted by the past, down on your luck, crime, society, going straight, crimes, male female relationship, violence, ex convict, fatherhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed ...
Style: emotional, suspense, realistic, surprise ending, captivating
Plot: life is a bitch, criminal heroes, greed, father son relationship, brutality, complex characters, family relations, runaway, disability, family life, father son estrangement, on the road ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of a young woman's abduction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania.
Plot: manhunt, loner, abduction, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, missing child, ex convict, murder, revolver, kidnapped daughter, kidnapped child, hound dog, wilderness ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 60
Snow (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: "Snow" is a film for the choice, betrayal and forgiveness between brothers and sons, narrated on the background of the harsh reality in an abandoned place.
Plot: snow, winter, family relations, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, down on your luck, guilt, morality, police, friend ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.0
 445
Down Time (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Slim Williams, a small-time dealer, is poised to make his big score with his partner Paulie. But the easy deal becomes a nightmare when Slim is caught in deadly police sting and ends up in a maximum-security penitentiary. Sold out by his partner, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, cult film
Plot: prison, jail, prison gang, revenge, racism, police, power, gang, drug addict, murder, grudge, hate ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Things We've Seen (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Accusations of guilt turns a father into a fugitive, leaving his son to find and bring him home after struggling to put the pieces together.
Style: suspense, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, family relations, runaway, search for father, teen angst, amateur detective, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, family crisis, gunfight, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 222
Angel's Leap (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this French crime thriller, you can leave the mob, but the mob won't leave you. Louis (Jean Yanne) has retired to a Thailand plantation with an Asian wife and child. Back in Marseilles, however, because a no-holds-barred gang war has broken ...
Plot: killer, revenge, italian american, murder, politician, mafia don, brother brother relationship, police, widow, plantation, vigilantism, criminal ...
Place: bangkok thailand, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 90
Bastardi 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: racism, police, juvenile delinquency, ex convict, violence, robbery, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, murder, revenge, psychopath as protagonist, racist ...
Time: 20th century
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
 268
A Time To Die (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A World War II vet sets out in 1948 to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Nazis. His targets are four Germans, a Sicilian, and a Hungarian who committed the atrocities. He is aided by a CIA operative, who has another agenda. One of the ...
Plot: manhunt, revenge, nazi, terror, murder, torture, past, war crime, female nudity, world war two, war criminal, flashback ...
Time: post world war two
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Family Business (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, complex, emotional ...
Plot: heist, family relations, family business, prison, criminal, life sentence, grandfather grandson relationship, crime, crimes, bittersweet, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 2K
8-Ball (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 8-Ball tells the story of single mother Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli comes back from abroad, it opens a window into a past that Pike wants to put behind her.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hopes, going straight, starting over, haunted by the past, one more chance, family relations, single parent, crimes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, motherhood, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 2K
Last Ride (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: on the run, escapades, crimes, betrayal, on the road, redemption, haunted by the past, wilderness, dysfunctional character, misfit, criminal heroes, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Final Arrangement (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two men, Nieminen and Varjola, commit a mail van robbery. Varjola betrays his friend: shoots him and takes the loot. Nieminen is arrested, but he refuses to reveal his accomplice's name. On his first leave on prison Nieminen finds Varjola in a ...
Plot: revenge, robbery, police car, election campaign, countryside, disguise, village, armed robbery, political campaign, jail, past, payback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 47K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, rough, captivating, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, hopes, murder, ex convict, alcoholic, father son relationship, small town, life is a bitch, teenager, 15 year old ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, mississippi, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.4
 186K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, murder trial, jury, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: ghetto, private school, racism, protest, preparatory school, witness, murder, police, friendship, african american, party, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 891
Bad Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bad Family (Finnish: Paha perhe) is a 2010 Finnish drama/black comedy film written and directed by Aleksi Salmenperä and produced by Aki Kaurismäki. The film tells the story of an overly protective and controlling father who suspects incest is ...
Style: sincere, witty, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, brother sister incest, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage love, disorder, family in crisis, siblings relations, nothing goes right, forbidden love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Things We Do for Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vaarala, a reserved romantic photographer, has an odd artistic vision of loneliness: he takes serial photos of an empty park bench in remote spaces of nature. When he meets and falls in love with the spirited, unruly Ansa, his ‘bench’ is ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: love, strict father, manslaughter, love affair, single parent, son murders father, single mother, brother brother relationship, jealousy, photographer, love triangle, affection ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 565
Sass (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: sibling relationship, stolen money, luxury, gangster, robbery, rags to riches, gang, brother brother relationship, police investigation, true crime, gangsters, loss of father ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: berlin germany, venice, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, self defense, false accusation, racism, crimes, crime, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
American Pastoral (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Style: rough, emotional, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, parent child relationship, stuttering, hopelessness, terrorism, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, hiding, manhunt, beauty queen, cheating wife, political activism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, unemployment, human nature, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, vietnam, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 3K
Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, police, gun, murder, fbi, destiny, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, friendship, murder, society, crime, buddies, friends, kids in trouble, social relations, small town, high school life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 887
Three (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: drug dealing, police corruption, downfall, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, addiction, drug abuse, vengeance, crimes, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, prison, parole officer, friendship, murder, heist, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, going straight, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%