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The Dandy (2015)
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The Dandy (2015)
Original name: El Dandy
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: Inspired by the 1997 American drama Donnie Brasco, El Dandy tells the story of a law professor who has been hired by the Attorney General, to participate in a program of special operations, where you must infiltrate one of the most notorious drug cartels of Mexico City. Under the false name Daniel "El Dandy" Bracho, begins the task of identifying all the members of this clandestine network. However, he quickly finds that his acute ability to police work is only comparable with the exciting sense of danger that experiences living life to the fullest. Along the way, it avails itself of the help of a criminal's petty, loyal, even corrupt, called El Chueco, who quickly befriends Bracho and comes dangerously close to discover his true identity. Much deeper Bracho is involved in the mafia, more work tells him to get out, and the professor once incorruptible has to choose between returning to a normal life as a respectable citizen or fully embrace his criminal life.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: criminal, war on drugs, drug crime, crimes, drug lord, police, mafia, drugs, drug dealer, organized crime, moral dilemma, fighting crime, showdown, police officer, drug bust

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, captivating, suspense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, criminal, police, police officer, murder, investigation and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Dandy: Research Unit (2006), Slad (2018), Blue Murder (2001), Walker (2021), Mocro Mafia (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Research Unit (2006)
Genre: Crime
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The police work of a special Gendarmerie unit that operates in Bordeaux, their complicated cases and the interpersonal relationships established among the team members.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: gendarme, partners against crime, sleuth, police detective, homicide detective, crime solving, fighting crime, police investigation, investigation, police, cold case, uncover truth ...
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Slad (2018)
Genre: Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: murder mystery, police partner, uncover truth, murder investigation, partners against crime, crime investigation, teamwork, unsolved crime, crime solving, fighting crime, partners, homicide detective ...
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The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián (2017)
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on real events, the fictional story of Mexican drug lord El Chato's number one hitman, El Cholo.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: murderer, killer, criminal, bandit, gang, organized crime, crimes, drug cartel, criminal gang, hitman, life is a bitch, cartel ...
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Blue Murder (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a Canadian crime drama television series, featuring stories that reflected the turbulence of urban life and the crimes that make headlines. The Blue Murder squad members were an elite group of big-city investigators out to solve some ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, police, murder, female detective, police officer, partners against crime, investigation, crimes, partners, fighting crime, crime investigation ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Walker (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Reboot of the 1993 series focusing on Walker as he returns from years undercover. A widower and father of two, he begins fighting crime with a new partner, who is one of the only female Rangers in history.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: texas ranger, sheriff, teamwork, fighting crime, criminal, police, team, crimes, deputy sheriff, small town sheriff, showdown, officer ...
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Mocro Mafia (2018)
Genre: Crime
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Best friends Romano, Potlood and De Paus rise in the rank of the criminal world. Before they know it, they run Amsterdam's entire coke market. Because of jealousy, their relation becomes complicated and ends up hostile.
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, neo noir, tense
Plot: friendship, gangsters, character study, gang war, organized crime, criminal heroes, realism, police corruption, betrayal, mafia, gang, dishonesty ...
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Daughter of Lupin (2019)
Genre: Crime
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Hana comes from a family that has been thieves for generations. Hana refuses to become a thief and she wants to live a normal life. She currently works as a librarian and she is dating Kazuma, who works as a public officer. She hears that ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, stylized, disturbing, suspense
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, assassin, master thief, secret identity, security, friendship, escape, ambition, robbery, secret life, fight scenes ...
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Crime Diaries: Night Out (2019)
Genre: Crime
Country: Colombia, Mexico
TV show
Story: After going to a Halloween party, college student Luis Andrés Colmenares is found dead. Was it an accident or murder? Inspired by true events.
Style: enigmatic, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: mysterious disappearance, investigation, crime investigation, crime solving, forensics, puzzle, criminal, crime boss, cold case, disappearance, mystery, uncover truth ...
Place: colombia
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Trautmann (2000)
Genre: Crime
Country: Austria
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent Trautmann solves crimes in an unconventional way.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: police, crime investigation, criminal underworld, murder, organized crime, politics, crooked cop, crime solving, prostitution, tavern, knife, dialect ...
Place: austria, vienna
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Cherif (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Police Captain Kader Cherif knows the city like the back of his hand, and, as someone could say, never leaves his duty, because his apartment located on the first floor of the building opposite to the police station. He is assigned to investigate ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic, stylized
Plot: police, crime, police detective, crimes, police investigation, murder investigation, workplace situations, crime investigation, murder, criminal, crime scene, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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59%
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Big Apple (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Big Apple is an American television drama series that was originally broadcast in the United States on CBS in 2001. The story centers on two New York City Police Department detectives Mooney and Trout working with the FBI to solve a murder with ties ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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4 Blocks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based in Neukölln, Berlin Toni manages the daily business of dealing with the Arabic gangs and ends up wanting to leave his old life behind for his family, but as expected, its never that simple.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric
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 7.2
 49
The Defected (2019)
Genre: Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
TV show
Story: A thrilling story revolving around a policeman who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy plaguing the high-ranking officials due to an incident that almost cost him his life.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Plot: police, who done it, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, escapades, society, youth, murder, vengeance, friends, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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Mamon (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: While investigating the privatization of energy giant Central Energy, journalist Petra Vlčka uncovers corruption involving his brother the CEO.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: journalist, organized crime, investigation, conspiracy, private investigation, family secret, political unrest, dark secret, political intrigue, criminal, mystery, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Selena's Secret (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The series explores from a different point of view what happened on the day Selena died and what was behind it--a secret that Yolanda Saldívar kept.
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: secret, who done it, mystery, murder mystery, puzzle, organized crime, criminal, uncover truth, murder, historical character, mysterious villain, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Raven (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A police inspector is sent to his hometown to investigate a kidnap case, but apart from solving the mystery, he has to face the demons of his past.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing
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Genre: Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating
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Carlo & Malik (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Carlo Guerrieri, a veteran police officer from Rome, finds himself partnered with a rookie who was born in Ivory Coast but raised in the capital.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspense, captivating
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El Chapo (2017)
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Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.
Style: realistic, captivating, based on true events, atmospheric, factual
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Kurtlar Vadisi (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Kurtlar Vadisi was a Turkish television drama which broadcast mainly on Show TV and then transferred to Kanal D, then atv for its last season. It was mostly about an agent named Polat Alemdar who leaked into the mafia after his plastic surgery. The ...
Style: tense, captivating, brutal, suspense
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Place: istanbul turkey
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Underworld Trilogy: The Prisoner (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 292 min.
TV show
Story: Computer whizz-kid VESA LEVOLA is a decent young man with a promising career who unexpectedly ends up in prison after becoming involved in a street fight. In prison Vesa ends up working for the kingpin of the criminal world, who runs a ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prisoner, prison, police station, police officer, drug dealer, drug bust, husband wife relationship, police, criminal gang, drug dealing, police corruption, family relations ...
Place: finland, helsinki finland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Ferry (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: undercover, criminal, revenge, empire, drugs, police, drug, changing lives, vengeance, crimes, crime boss, lifestyle change ...
Place: amsterdam
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Played (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Covert Investigations Unit (CIU) risks going undercover to infiltrate and bring down criminal organizations. In this new style of short-term, high-intensity undercover work, each covert “play” is crafted quickly and executed at an even ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, fighting crime, undercover, crimes, gain trust, law enforcement, police officer, police, danger, friends, murder, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Gigantes (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Gigantes is a story of fraternal love and hate. Family, drug dealing and police chases in Madrid's Gypsy underground world. The Guerrero brothers have controlled drug dealing between the Peninsula and the rest of Europe for decades. Now they ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: money, drugs, mafia, business, brotherhood, power, rivalry, crimes, drug traffic, family relations, smuggling, gypsy ...
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
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The Chief (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Russia
TV show
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, uncover truth, life philosophy, murder, good versus evil, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Forensic Heroes IV (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The forensics team and the crime team on Hong Kong's police force are challenged once again as the squad is staffed with new personnel. This time, the crime-solving police force led by Go Sir, Dr. Man, and King Sir, who all work together with ...
Style: captivating, tense, intellectual, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: forensics, police, crimes, partners, murder investigation, police detective, friendship, partners against crime, police officer, police investigation, who done it, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Search (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: When a girl vanishes from a suburb near Mexico City, the personal goals of some involved in the case muddy the search. Based on a true story.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, partners, kidnapped girl, who done it, police officer, evidence, danger, crimes, police detective, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, nightclub, nightlife, money laundering, ambition, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, temptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Mind of a Murderer (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind bars to interview violent murderers and offer insight into what drives people to kill. From her early doctorate research on psychopathy, to her ongoing study of criminal behavior, she possesses a unique ability to push ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, criminal heroes, murder, deadly, prison, crime, interview
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
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Code 37 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. A smaller, but important part of the story is about the private quest of Hannah. She investigates a past robbery at her home and the subsequent brutal rape of her ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, robbery, police, fighting crime, sex crime, rivalry, danger, strong female presence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
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