Special unit movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant special unit movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with special unit, police, crimes, crime, murder, danger, law enforcement, police investigation, chase and gun plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres shot in USA, Sweden, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as special unit: Death of a Pilgrim (2013), Fauda (2015), A.C.A.B. (2012), Auton (1997), Dark Blue (2002), Mulholland Falls (1996), Nikita (1990), Taking Lives (2004), S.W.A.T. (2003), A Force of One (1979).

List of special unit movies

Death of a Pilgrim (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 233 min.
TV show
Story: A Nordic crime mini-series on the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and the fall of the welfare state.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, archive footage, multiple time frames, secret police, police protagonist, special unit, murder mystery, uncover truth, minister, danger, swedish police ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1985, 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 8.2
 18K
Fauda (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, covert operation, operation, terror, israeli, disguise, special unit, assassination, murder, government agency ...
Place: israel, palestine
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 6.6
 7K
A.C.A.B. (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, violence, police, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, society, law enforcement, demonstration, vigilantism, group of friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 5.8
 103
Auton (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: In deep space, death is waiting to return...
Style: low-budget
Plot: gun, time travel, mannequin, storage unit, special unit, alien species, doctor who, cardboard box, warehouse, alien possession, trapped, alien ...
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 6.6
 20K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, fighting the system, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
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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
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 7.3
 67K
Nikita (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, female assassin, hitman, double life, undercover, mentor, female spy, impossible love, robbery, training, secret identity, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, venice, europe, paris france
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 6.3
 81K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, murder investigation, fatal attraction, profiler, police investigation, dangerous attraction, fake identity, female agent, psychopath, strong female lead, twists & turns ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, montreal quebec, pennsylvania
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 6.0
 137K
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, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: swat, police brutality, tough law enforcer, sniper, swat team, crime, law enforcement, partners, crimes, siege, master criminal, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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A Force of One (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, serial killer, martial arts, karate, vengeance, working undercover, drug abuse, track down, police corruption, tough law enforcer, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 6.5
 51K
Taxi 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cabdriver and a cop race to Paris to rescue a love interest and the Japanese minister of defense from kidnappers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, chase, hostage, taxi driver, taxi, rescue, gang, yakuza, police investigation, goofy hero, partners, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: marseille provence, france, paris france, europe, marseille ...
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, violence, explosion, surveillance, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece, london, los angeles
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 8.0
 497K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, intense, captivating, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: gem, mercenary, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, smuggler ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, belgium, angola ...
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Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the planet Latimer, Takeshi Kovacs must protect a tattooist while investigating the death of a yakuza boss alongside a no-nonsense CTAC.
Style: tech noir, contemplative, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: cyberpunk, neo noir, distant future, yakuza, murder investigation, male female partnership, tattooed man, neon sign, weapons fire, firearm, katana, massacre ...
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Prep & Landing (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: rookie, partners, escapades, imaginary, workplace situations, workplace, family, santa claus, holiday, christmas, partnership, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Mission: Impossible (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Mission: Impossible is an American television series that chronicles the missions of a team of secret American government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. The show is a revival of the 1966 TV series of the same name. The only actor to ...
Plot: death, team, spy, cold war, travel, dictator, espionage, secret agents, gaslight, secret agent, pretending to be someone else, ruse ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
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Johan Falk: Vapenbröder (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: John Falk is on a routine mission with the Gothenburg police special unit GSI. With the help of a Norwegian undercover police and a civilian infiltrator in one of Gothenburg's heaviest criminal gangs, the GSI are trying buy six assault rifles ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: investigation, law enforcement, police detective, crimes, tough law enforcer, danger, arms dealing, gang, working undercover, criminal gang, undercover, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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 5.0
 611
Digital Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, heroes, terminator, explosion, robot, chases and races, man versus machine, rivalry, androids and robots, society, future dystopia, terrorism ...
Time: future, near future
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Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs is an animated television space western, similar to the series The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers and BraveStarr. The series premiered in the United States in 1987 and had a run of 52 episodes. The show was based ...
Plot: transforming robot, british accent, uniform, flashback, space colony, spy, outer space, explosion, special unit, alien, space battle, gun ...
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 6.9
 52
Most Wanted (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Most Wanted is an American crime drama series shown on ABC from October 16, 1976 until August 20, 1977. It stars Robert Stack, Jo Ann Harris, Shelly Novack, and Hari Rhodes. This program marks the reunion of series star Stack with noted producer ...
Plot: police, police captain, special unit, trio, police officer, mayor, lapd
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
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The Burning Zone (1996)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Burning Zone is a television drama broadcast on the UPN network as part of its 1996–97 lineup. It ran for 19 episodes. The series was rerun on SciFi Channel in the mid-to-late 1990s. The Burning Zone featured a team of American agents who ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: deadly virus, heroic mission, deadly, danger, heroes, chases and races, race against time, partners, bio weapon, plague, catastrophe, special unit ...
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The Empire of Corpses (2015)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of The Empire of Corpses takes place in 19th century Europe, and revolves around John Watson. He is scouted by the government to become a secret agent- However, Watson lives in a world where "Frankensteins"- human corpses that ...
Style: gothic, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: frankenstein, mystery, scientific experiment, mission, scientist, breaking the law, reanimated corpse, search, journal, government agent, zombie, steampunk ...
Time: 19th century
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Jurassic City (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a top-secret laboratory is unexpectedly breached, thousands of rampaging raptors are unleashed on Los Angeles! A black-ops unit is mobilized to contain the creatures before they cause city-wide chaos. Simultaneously, a truckload of raptors is ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: dinosaur, tyrannosaurus rex, criminal, prisoner, eaten alive, attack, part animation, police, experiment, animal attack, survival, scientist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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Arne Dahl: Requiem (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Early one morning, a bank office in the middle of Stockholm is hit with a violent robbery. When the police storm the premises, the robbers have vanished without a trace. The event mystifies the A Unit who, under the supervision of US Intelligence, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, heist, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, bank robbery, police, crime, swedish police, special unit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Arne Dahl: A Midsummer Night Dream (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
TV show
Story: A series of brutal murders of Polish women who secretly hiding in Sweden becomes the new A - team first case. The victims prove to be key witnesses in a major lawsuit against the Polish mafia . Three of them have been found murdered in the space of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy
Plot: murder, serial killer, police, mafia, police investigation, danger, crimes, rescue, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Johan works in tandem with the GSI organized crime unit to bring in a cadre of armored car robbers
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, robbery, law enforcement, fighting crime, danger, graphic violence, dishonesty, police corruption, tough law enforcer, partners, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Arne Dahl: Bad Blood (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: An American serial killer is on board a plane from New York to Stockholm. Without a proper identification and with great urgency A-group try to locate this passenger before Sweden inadvertently imports it's first American serial killer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, murder investigation, torture, terrorist, police, fbi agent, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 2K
Piranha (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual vacation. All of a sudden, they find themselves in the ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, captivating
Plot: manhunt, agent, danger, survival, adventure, chase, experiment, heroes, good versus evil, poison, tape over mouth, general ...
Time: 70s
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Special Unit 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Special Unit 2 is a short-lived, American sci-fi/comedy television series, filmed in Vancouver, BC and aired on UPN for two seasons from April 2001 through February 2002. The show focused upon the exploits of a top-secret Chicago police division ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, stylized
Plot: supernatural, police investigation, top secret, secret government organization, werewolf, track down, misfit, supernatural ability, creature, legends and myths, secret place, mythical creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Arne Dahl: Europa blues (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A man is found dead, hung from a tree. Another body is found in Skansen's wolverine enclosure. Five girls attempt to flee from Sweden.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, crimes, police detective, police investigation, police, revenge, escape, danger, rivalry, escapades, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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