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The Major (2013)
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The Major (2013)
Original name: Майор
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who dies. Now the major has only two options: go to prison or conceal the crime. Sobolev decides to compromise with his conscience and calls on a colleague to help him out. But the case turns out to be messy and when Sobolev finally changes his mind and tries to make up for his deed, it’s already too late…
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, touching, suspense, disturbing, realistic, gloomy
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, police corruption, dishonesty, police station, disorder, change of heart, corrupt law enforcer, life is a bitch, irony of fate, social decay, police, justice, depression, life philosophy, death, choice, graphic violence, law enforcement, car, police detective, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, police corruption, law enforcement, gangsters and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Major: Live! (2010), The Fool (2014), The Watchman (2019), The Bull (2019), No Return (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Live! (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps Andrey escape and together they run from the villains who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: moral dilemma, rescue, criminal heroes, crimes, odd couple, on the run, chase, hunter, forest, graphic violence, countryside, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, russian, apartment building, courage, tragedy, society, rebellion, injustice, small town, corruption, moral dilemma, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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The Watchman (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The protagonist Vlad is a man of about forty; he lives and works as watchman in an old sanatorium that is due to be demolished. He obviously needs this work to live the life of a hermit. One night a married couple appears at the sanatorium: Vera and ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, serious, talky, bleak ...
Plot: solitude, frustration, loneliness, depression, moral dilemma, survival, family problems, violence, nervous breakdown, revenge, insanity, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, tense, harsh, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, corruption, brutality, police corruption, life philosophy, tough heroes, dishonesty, society, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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100%
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No Return (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: life turned upside down, false accusation, injustice, disorder, family problems, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, investigation, accident, hit and run, falsely accused, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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100%
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Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, group of friends, murder, gangsters, car theft, corrupt law enforcer, crime gone awry, dishonesty, intrigue, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: russia
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A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and also tolerate his more or less clandestine love-affair with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: village, farm, society, injustice, rebelliousness, social relations, rebellion, rivalry, hopes, village life, fighting the system, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, sexual content, graphic violence, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, twists and turns, betrayal, police corruption, organized crime, investigation, violence, gangsters, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
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100%
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The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, police corruption, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, corruption, police, badge
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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26%
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The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, frame up, police detective, police corruption, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, intrigue, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, losing-it hero, social decay, life is a bitch, babies and infants, moral dilemma, family tragedy, law enforcement, injustice, society, domestic violence, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
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The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police corruption, crimes, haunted by the past, law enforcement, murder, mental institution, husband wife relationship, police, forensics, working class, sex crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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22%
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Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, revenge, uncover truth, law enforcement, teaching the ways of the world, vigilantism, betrayal, partners, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, experimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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22%
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Bummer 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film takes place a few years after the events shown in Bummer. Kostyan "Kot", who lost all his friends, the woman he loved and was nearly killed in the first installment of the film tries to begin a new, peaceful life. But is it ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, haunted by the past, car, car trip, crime gone awry, on the road, dishonesty, criminal heroes, mafia, travel, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Pressed (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brian, (Luke Goss, DEATH RACE 2, HELLBOY II) is desperately trying to seek a "quick fix" business deal that will put him back on top financially after being let go from his executive position at one of the top investment firms. Brian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: disorder, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, gangsters, drug dealing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Traffickers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his best friend dies in an unexpected accident, black market dealer Young-gyu decides to wash his hands off his illegal activities and start a new life with his girlfriend Yu-ri. But his dream stalls when he learns that Yu-ri needs money for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, kidnapping, ship, gang, human trafficking, graphic violence, molestation, female nudity, danger, organ harvesting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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21%
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulation, dishonesty, gang, tv show, track down, rivalry, journalism, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, media, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Silent Partner (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gordon Patrick, a young CIA analyst is assigned to investigate the mysterious death of a major Russian political figure.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, cia, investigation, undercover, law enforcement, state affairs, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, spy, criminal heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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21%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, police corruption, undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, snitch, police shootout, revenge, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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20%
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Gangaajal (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: police station, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement, vigilantism, police brutality, rivalry, police corruption, bribery, honest law enforcer, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Felony (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: crimes, moral dilemma, police, police corruption, police investigation, accident, life turned upside down, dirty cop, intrigue, crime gone awry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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20%
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Sultans of the South (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: La historia comienza con un robo que se realiza en la Ciudad de México. La banda formada por Carlos, Leonardo, Mónica y Leserio habían pactado viajar a Argentina para lavar el dinero. Al llegar a Buenos Aires se encuentran en una guerra de mafias ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, violence, escape, graphic violence, heist, caper, bandit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, breakup, rivalry, moral dilemma, murder, love and romance, master criminal, hitman, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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20%
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, tough guy, gunfight, violence, wind, battles, capitalism, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 2.6
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Legatee (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ivan is a typical modern young man of 18. His father disappeared 10 years ago. Trying to shake off the pursuing enemies of their father, Belov's wife and daughter changed their names and settled in the United States. But Alexander Belov's ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, daring rescue, master criminal, forced into action, chase, hidden identity, woman in danger, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Straight from the Barrio (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young drug dealer falls in love while facing disruption among the men in his gang, and being offered a career as a Reggaetón singer.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, semi autobiographical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fall in love, going straight, latin, moral dilemma, hidden identity, youth, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, disorder, swashbuckler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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 ⇓
19%
 5.5
 6K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, manipulation, law enforcement, vigilantism, cover up, husband wife relationship, crimes, haunted by the past, vengeance, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%