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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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, touching, suspense, disturbing, gloomy, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, police station, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, change of heart, corrupt law enforcer, police, police detective, social decay, irony of fate, justice, crime, depression, life philosophy, death, choice, graphic violence
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 rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, graphic violence, police corruption and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Major: Live! (2010), The Fool (2014), The Bull (2019), No Return (2010), Bummer (2003). 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, rough, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: moral dilemma, danger, rescue, crimes, criminal heroes, on the run, odd couple, chase, pursuit, hunter, forest, countryside ...
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: suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, dishonesty, corruption, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, russian, violence, courage, apartment building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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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, suspenseful, serious, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, violence, danger, police corruption, tough heroes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, corruption, russian, life philosophy, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, disorder, moral dilemma, hit and run, investigation, accident, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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100%
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A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, society, law enforcement, demonstration, vigilantism, group of friends, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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: road movie, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, russian mafia, crimes, gangsters, murder, disorder, crime gone awry, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, intrigue, crime, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia
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100%
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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, twists and turns, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, workplace intrigue, ambition, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
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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: psychological, bleak, talky, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: solitude, domestic violence, frustration, depression, loneliness, survival, moral dilemma, family problems, violence, chase, justice, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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100%
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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: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, frame up, intrigue, legal, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, tense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: village, farm, society, injustice, social relations, rebelliousness, rivalry, hopes, fighting the system, rebellion, village life, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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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: tense, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, housing project, husband wife relationship, mental institution, apartment complex, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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25%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, dirty cop, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, treatment, cons and scams, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: stabbed in the stomach, police station, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement, vigilantism, bribery, police brutality, criminal's revenge, crimes, honest law enforcer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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24%
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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: revenge, partners against crime, uncover truth, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, law enforcement, police corruption, life is a bitch, partners, dishonesty, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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24%
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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
Plot: moral dilemma, police corruption, police, accident, police investigation, life turned upside down, crimes, law enforcement, intrigue, crime gone awry, dishonesty, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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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, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, life turned upside down, social decay, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, injustice, society, law enforcement, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
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23%
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, haunted by the past, vengeance, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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22%
Life Without Principle (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, bank clerk, human nature, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, disorder, honest law enforcer, moral dilemma, financial ruin, financial problem, financial crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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21%
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Apaharan (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: politics, gangsters, bribery, moral dilemma, introspection, human nature, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, injustice, ransom, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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21%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, crime, gang, undercover, crimes, heist, police investigation, dishonesty, partners, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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20%
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, tragic hero, moral dilemma, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: politics, cia, undercover, investigation, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, femme fatale, political corruption, deadly, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, working class, moral dilemma, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, downfall, life is a bitch, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, semi autobiographical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latin, fall in love, going straight, hidden identity, moral dilemma, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, disorder, swashbuckler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, murder, mother son relationship, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, drug dealing, police corruption, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%