Demotion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant demotion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, humorous and entertaining films and TV shows about / with demotion, heroes, chase, murder, violence, corruption, gun, gunfight, police officer and explosion plots mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
demotion movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as demotion: Antwone Fisher (2002), Demoted (2011), Stormforce (2006), Fear and Trembling (2003), S.W.A.T. (2003), The Rookie (2018), Renegaded Archangel (2020), Two in the Shadow (1967), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Number One with a Bullet (1987).

List of demotion movies

Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: inspirational, psychological, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, psychology, family reunited, african american, u.s. navy, redemption, child abuse, justice, honest, depression, life philosophy, transformation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, africa, usa, mexico, cleveland ohio ...
Is relevant ?
Demoted (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What go around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross)
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: prank, workplace, silly humor, partners, rivalry, obnoxious boss, rebellion, rebelliousness, buddies, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Stormforce (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Na een ‘incidentje’ tijdens een receptie voor de hoogste legertop wordt duiker Rick Symons naar het 40ste Search and Rescue smaldeel in Koksijde gestuurd. Rick wordt er opgenomen in een even competente als aparte Sea King crew. Zijn grootste ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, mission gone awry, daring rescue, lone wolves, escapades, partners, demotion, rescue mission, terrorism, rivalry, power relations, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
Is relevant ?
Fear and Trembling (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, funny ...
Plot: translator, workplace, culture clash, fish out of water, employer employee relationship, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, demotion, friendship, cultural difference, japanese culture ...
Time: year 1993, year 1991, year 1990, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, belgium
Is relevant ?
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sexy, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: swat team, police, law enforcement, partners, basic training, police brutality, sniper, tough law enforcer, hostage, squad, chase, violence ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, north america, california
Is relevant ?
The Rookie (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, inspirational
Plot: police officer, lapd, investigation, crime investigation, criminality, daring rescue, characters in danger, life risking, suspense, terrorism, forced into action, race against time ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
Renegaded Archangel (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Mikhael is a sergeant in charge of BOPE, always on dangerous missions in Rio de Janeiro. But after getting involved in a controversial operation that culminated to a slaughter, he is transferred to a police unit at the state countryside.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: flashback, murder, police, police sergeant, demotion, choice, soldier, military, legal, suspense, small village, special agents ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
Is relevant ?
Two in the Shadow (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man is involved in a fatal car accident, and though he is blameless, his company transfers him to a remote branch in a small town. Before he leaves, he gives the man's widow a large sum of money that she uses to move back to her hometown.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: abortion, forbidden love, widow, death of husband, funeral, car accident, summer, love story, demotion, couples, unlikely couple, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
Is relevant ?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Style: exciting, futuristic, captivating, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, adult
Plot: star wars, battlefield, alien, deception, space, betrayal, good versus evil, space opera, fat woman, sabotage, master apprentice relationship, robot ...
Time: future, 2010s
Is relevant ?
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Number One with a Bullet is a 1987 American police detective film directed by Jack Smight. A pair of detectives is assigned to investigate a murder, and discover a trail of corruption and criminal activity that leads right back to their own police ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, friendship, murder, drug abuse, working undercover, demotion, police corruption, undercover, reluctant partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, suspense, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, law enforcement, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
The Enforcer (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: buddy movie, suspenseful, perverse, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police, murder, female nudity, buddy cop, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, violence, police officer, police investigation, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, u.s. navy, terrorism, terrorist plot, suspense, one man army, lone hero, violence, mercenary, one against many, terrorist, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, 80s
Place: new jersey, san francisco, hawaii, pentagon, pacific ocean
Is relevant ?
Spooks (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intelligence agency, spy, cia, espionage, terrorism, squad, twists and turns, undercover, heroes, special agents, double agent, renegade ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
Is relevant ?
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: terrorism, political conspiracy, terrorist, government agency, terrorist plot, special agents, race against time, secret service, president, assassination of president, mission, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
Is relevant ?
The Wrong House (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rebecca Lassiter and her husband Brian leave New York City to move to Los Angeles and find the perfect suburban house for them and their young daughter. Shortly after moving in, Rebecca and Brian notice strange things start to happen--food ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: defamation, husband wife relationship, married couple, dark past, life is a bitch, suspense, house, secret past, male female relationship, problem, family relations, obsession ...
Place: new york, los angeles
Is relevant ?
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, neo noir, melancholic ...
Audience: manly, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, prostitute, scam, corruption, law enforcement, police, murder, suspense, partners, fighting crime, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia, new jersey
Is relevant ?
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the ...
Style: buddy movie, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: manly, boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, buddies, suspense, gangsters, gunfight, buddy, car chase, vigilante, police investigation, law enforcement, foul language ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, california
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Clover (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Saya Suzuki (Emi Takei) is an ordinary employee working at a hotel. She falls in love with her elite boss Susumu Tsuge (Tadayoshi Okura). Through their romance, Saya Suzuki grows as a person.
Style: romantic, captivating, shoujo, entertaining
Plot: slutty attitude, co worker co worker relationship, employer employee relationship, business, marriage proposal, supervisor, boss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dating, love and romance, relationships, romantic relationship ...
Place: japan, paris france, mount fuji
Is relevant ?
Loving You (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective has a change of heart after taking a bullet in the head.
Plot: police, brain damage, extramarital affair, love triangle, husband wife relationship, police raid, motorcycle cop, police station, car bomb, cocaine, police captain, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: china, hong kong
Is relevant ?
Filth (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: surreal, cynical, bleak, sexual, dark ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, dark humor, insanity, antisocial behavior, manipulation, losing-it hero, drugs, self destructing, hallucination, cocaine, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
Is relevant ?
Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After capturing Claw, all the criminals have gone into hiding until, Claw escapes! Gadget thinks he will get the case, but everyone else has other planes. A new version of the Gadget project is unveiled in the form of G2. Strict orders are given for ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, gadget, escape, cyborgs, fighting crime, rivalry, investigation, good versus evil, disorder, heroic mission, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Is relevant ?
Il sergente Rompiglioni diventa... caporale (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An inept sergeant is mistaken for a secret agent and charged with finding a spy, but he is so stupid he is demoted and becomes a corporal.
Plot: spy, demotion, italian army, army, sergeant, colonel, mistaken identity, corporal
Time: 70s
Place: napoli italy, italy, naples italy
Is relevant ?
Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to ...
Style: road movie, bad ending, talky, surreal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, motorcycle, biker, corruption, existentialism, murder, car chase, police investigation, motorcycle cop, chase, loneliness, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, california, arizona, usa
Is relevant ?
Morning Star (1991)
Genre: Biography, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
TV show
Story: The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.
Style: epic, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: native american, american indian, sioux tribe, cavalry, american civil war, usa history, buffalo, racism, americana, culture clash, genocide, adoption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: montana
Is relevant ?
The Investigator (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 1989: Caroline Meagher is a sergeant with the Royal Military Police, with 12 years' experience, stationed in Northern Ireland. Two men from internal affairs grill her for four days: someone has accused her of being a lesbian. It's an ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian lover, lesbian interest, lgbtq, military base, military, power relations, injustice, coming out, courtroom drama, military life, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, britain, germany
Is relevant ?
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, star trek, space travel, space, space and aliens, space wars, mission, self sacrifice, heroic mission, team, alien, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, london
Is relevant ?
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: martial arts, buddies, buddy cop, african american, police investigation, ambassador, police, kung fu, police officer, partners, kidnapping, friends ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, china, hong kong, france, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, manly, chick flick
Plot: chase, team, prison escape, cia, ex military, conspiracy, mercenary, twists and turns, frame up, vengeance, fight scenes, military ...
Time: year 2002, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, florida, los angeles, baghdad iraq ...
Is relevant ?
All Night Long (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, human nature, love and romance, love affair, nightlife, lifestyle, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, couples, husband wife relationship, adultery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?