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The Badge (2002)
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The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he once despised.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, investigation, politics, fighting the system, mystery, political corruption, dishonesty, small town, crimes, crime, gender bending, society, small town life, gender, law enforcement, introspection, sheriff, neo noir, murder investigation, police detective, election campaign, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about investigation, crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, crime and mystery mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Badge: Murder in Greenwich (2002), The Wannabe (2015), The Coverup (2008), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Able Danger (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, assassination, mystery, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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The Wannabe (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on true events, The Wannabe, a story about Thomas, a man obsessed with Mafia culture during the 1990s in New York City. When Thomas’s failed attempts to fix the trial of infamous mobster John Gotti gets him rejected by the people he ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mafia, uncover truth, murder, wannabe, deadly, investigation, crime family, mystery, society, politics, prison
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.3
 379
The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, legal action, small town life, law enforcement, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.2
 113
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, politics, assassination, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, undercover, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: murder, swamp, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, society, legal, clergy, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.6
 344
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction, who done it, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, crimes, mystery, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 401
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, price of justice, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, society, redemption, crimes, injustice, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, media, female nudity, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, deadly, crimes, serial killer, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, injustice, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: florida, usa, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Shock to the System (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: gay, murder, private investigator, group therapy, suicide, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, mysterious character, crimes, coming out, track down ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 501
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: photographer, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, police investigation, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 228
Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, society, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 3.5
 378
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.2
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Chiefs (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 229 min.
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Story: Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, small town, chief of police, murder investigation, police chief, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A police detective's investigation of a prostitute's murder points to his best friend.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, prostitute, murder, self defense, political corruption, crimes, law enforcement, legal, partners against crime, life is a bitch, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, social relations, crimes, deadly, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, crime, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 10K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, law enforcement, neo noir, dishonesty, on the run, femme fatale, chases and races, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 958
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, manipulations, serial killer, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, manipulation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 601
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, deadly, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, private detective, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 590
Ice Blues (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This new installment in the popular and critically-acclaimed Donald Strachey Mystery series finds America’s favorite gay private investigator, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), taking on the most complicated case of his career. After his long-time ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: private investigator, law firm, law enforcement, private detective, investigation, partners, danger, uncover truth, partners against crime, dishonesty, gender, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, investigation, crimes, crime, murder, kidnapping, missing child, missing person, small town, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 702
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, police corruption, rivalry, crime, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, neo noir, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 971
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%