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Badge of the Assassin (1985)
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Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: police, murder investigation, racism, murder, nypd, cop killer, police investigation, black cop, police officer, buddy cop, assistant district attorney
Place: new york, new orleans, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and tense films with plots about murder, racism, crimes, police, life is a bitch, society and police officer mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Badge of the Assassin: Xian's Finest (2000), Criminal Desires (2013), Fast-Walking (1982), 37 (2016), Brotherhood of Murder (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Xian's Finest (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wu, a veteran police officer in Xian, is demoted to work in a community policing center after he accidentally injures a hostage during a rescue mission. At first the new job appears to be simple and straightforward, but Wu and his family gradually ...
Plot: urban setting, taxi, police station, hostage, anonymous letter, rape, murder, murder investigation, piano, cop killer, false accusation, police ...
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Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: murder, police, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, murder, stoners, escape, crime, crimes, confined, unlikely partners, militant, cons and scams, prison life, revolutionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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37 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a March night in 1964, 37 neighbors in Queens, New York, witness the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them takes action or calls the police. 37 tells the story of a few of these people and what led up to the night when they unexplainably ...
Plot: rape, murder, indifference, loss of innocence, racism, female director, apathy, witness
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Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, going straight, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, injustice, working undercover, police corruption, down on your luck ...
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Los invitados (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A murder is committed in a small village of Andalusia.
Style: based on true events
Plot: murder, plantation, mafia, marijuana, drugs, drug
Place: andalusia
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
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63%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, family relations, self defense, murder, faith, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, family life, false accusation, husband wife relationship, businessman ...
Time: 90s
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, siege, vandalism, american dream, pianist, piano, racial injustice, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawsuit, politics, courtroom, museum, jury, courtroom drama, against the rules, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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P.K. and the Kid (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: P.K. runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually and her mother is ignoring the problem. She hides in the loading space of Kid Kane's pickup, who's on the way to the world championships in arm-wrestling. ...
Plot: arm wrestling, stepfather, rape, attempted rape, child abuse, runaway, teenage girl
Place: san francisco
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Hotel (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of the clock-like movements of a giant, big city New Orleans hotel. The ambitious yet loyal manager, wrestles with the round-the-clock drama of its guests. A brazen sneak thief, who nightly relieves the guests of their property, is ...
Plot: elevator, hotel, blackmail, thief, racism, accident, luxury hotel, hotel owner, jaguar car, hotel room, hotel suite, hit and run ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: new orleans
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53%
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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The Bus Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.
Plot: vietnam war veteran, death of brother, brother, african american, murder of brother, investigation, soldier, racism, murder, vietnam veteran, police, ghetto ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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51%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, infidelity, deception, trial, marriage
Place: malaysia
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The Day We Died (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about the events surrounding the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen on February 14th and 15th 2015.
Plot: security guard, shooting, police officer, documentary filmmaker
Time: year 2015
Place: copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, small town life, vengeance, false accusation, school, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, legal, politics, crimes, rebellion, state affairs, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, police officer, crimes, couple relations, murder suspect, deadly, disappearance, funeral, husband wife relationship, couples, radio announcer ...
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Delta Heat (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An L.A. cop investigates the death of his partner in the swamps of Louisiana. Enlisting the help of an ex-cop who lost his hand to an alligator many years before.
Plot: police, butt naked, boat, naked woman, female nudity, sexy woman, pretty woman, crocodile, river, police chase, violence, murder ...
Place: new orleans
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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: murder, police, killer, politics, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
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44%
If Looks Could Kill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The true story of John Hawkins as featured on America's Most Wanted.
Plot: murder, con artists, male homosexuality, insurance fraud, true crime, scam, bisexual, homosexual, insurance, homosexuality
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43%
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
Style: dark humor, sincere, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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41%
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One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, injustice, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, police brutality, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: True life drama about a working mum (Henner) whose life is put back in jeopardy when the man who was convicted of stalking her (Savant) and killing her cousin comes up for parole.
Plot: murder, psychopath, evil man
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.
Plot: slavery
Place: louisiana, new orleans
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American Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
Style: thought provoking, heartbreaking, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
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Time: contemporary
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, friendship, murder, crimes, dishonesty, lifestyle, deadly, law enforcement, society, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
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Shooting Heroin (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small town community comes together to eradicate the heroin epidemic from its midst by whatever means necessary.
Style: exciting, disturbing
Plot: police, violence, revenge, murder, sibling relationship, murder investigation, child in peril, conflict, suspect, firearm, crimes, police officer ...
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