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The Negotiator (2008)
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The Negotiator (2008)
Original name: 交渉人
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In a modern society in which violent crimes are on the rise, there is a team that tries to resolve cases without bloodshed. It is the metropolitan police's special team, known by the abbreviation SIT (Special Investigation Team). The SIT doesn't get into action after a case but heads to the site just as a crime is being committed. They are on the front-line of risky missions, facing off against criminals; tenaciously conducting negotiations with criminals. As a result of the rigid police hierarchy that can curb the conduct of negotiators, the SIT is also a male-dominated society controlled with strict discipline. There is one female negotiator, Usagi Reiko, who bravely fights at the frontline. She is isolated in the male world of the SIT but courageously fights against crime as well as her organisation.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: investigation, forensics, police investigation, partners against crime, murder investigation, crimes, sleuth, police partner, crime investigation, teamwork, female protagonist, unsolved crime, fighting crime, partners, crime solving, cold case, secret revealed, uncover truth, crime

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspense and disturbing films and TV series with plots about investigation, crime solving, crime investigation, fighting crime, uncover truth, police investigation and murder investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Negotiator: Roba (2012), Medical Examiner Dr. Qin (2016), Dry Water (2020), Detective Chinatown (2020), Galileo (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Roba (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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Medical Examiner Dr. Qin (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 33 min.
TV show
Story: Medical examiner Qin Ming, together with his assistant and a police detective, solves crimes with his expertise.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
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Dry Water (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Paulo Duarte dies. An apparent suicide that does not convince anyone - neither the police nor his sister Teresa, who decides to leave her life in Lisbon to find out what really happened to her brother. Teresa is not mistaken and Paul's death ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: China
TV show
Story: Strange crimes occur in Thailand as the ranking for the world's best detective sees a shift. New detectives come into the picture to tackle three difficult cases.
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TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Hammarvik (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 242
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: captivating, tense, suspense
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