20 Movies Like La Confidential

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The Departed

The Departed
The Departed
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 151 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 98 wins & 141 nominations total
Writer: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States, Hong Kong
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“The Departed” is a crime thriller film that follows an undercover cop who infiltrates an Irish gang in Boston, while a mole from the gang infiltrates the police force. As both sides race to uncover the traitors, a dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues, leading to intense confrontations and unexpected twists.

Chinatown

Chinatown
Chinatown
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 21 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Robert Towne, Roman Polanski
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Language: English, Cantonese, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Chinatown” is a neo-noir mystery film set in 1930s Los Angeles, where a private detective uncovers a web of corruption and deceit while investigating a seemingly straightforward case of adultery, leading him into a labyrinthine world of power, greed, and dark secrets.

Heat

Heat
Heat
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 170 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 15 nominations
Writer: Michael Mann
Actors: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The movie “Heat” is a crime thriller about a skilled detective and a master thief on a collision course as they both pursue their respective careers while being consumed by obsession and the desire to outsmart each other.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Big Sleep” is a film noir mystery about private detective Philip Marlowe, who is hired by a wealthy family to resolve a blackmail case that quickly spirals into murder and deception, ultimately leading him into a web of corruption and hidden motives in 1940s Los Angeles.

Drive

Drive
Drive
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 79 wins & 180 nominations total
Writer: Hossein Amini, James Sallis
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Drive” is a neo-noir crime thriller film about a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. When he becomes involved with his neighbor and her young son, he finds himself caught up in a dangerous heist that puts their lives at risk.

L.A. Story

L.A. Story
L.A. Story
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Steve Martin
Actors: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“L.A. Story” is a romantic comedy set in Los Angeles, where a quirky weatherman falls in love with a British journalist while navigating the absurdities of modern life in the city. The film satirizes the superficiality and eccentricities of Los Angeles culture while exploring themes of love, self-discovery, and the search for genuine connections in a fast-paced and image-obsessed society.

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 147 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 49 wins & 61 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux
Language: English, Spanish, French
Country: France, United States
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Mulholland Drive is a complex and surreal psychological thriller that follows the story of a woman who suffers from amnesia after a car accident and becomes entangled in a dark and mysterious world of Hollywood dreams and illusions. As she tries to uncover her identity, the line between reality and fantasy blurs, leading to a mind-bending exploration of identity, desire, and the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry.

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Leigh Brackett, Raymond Chandler
Actors: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Long Goodbye” is a neo-noir film about a private detective named Philip Marlowe who becomes entangled in a complex web of deception and murder while investigating the disappearance of his friend’s wife. As he navigates the seedy underbelly of 1970s Los Angeles, Marlowe becomes increasingly disillusioned with the corruption and moral ambiguity of the society he encounters.

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Awards: 9 wins & 34 nominations
Writer: Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi
Actors: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“The Nice Guys” is a 2016 action-comedy film set in 1970s Los Angeles, following a mismatched pair of private investigators who team up to unravel a conspiracy surrounding a missing girl and a dead porn star. As they navigate through the seedy underbelly of the city, they uncover a web of corruption and danger that puts their lives on the line.

Brick

Brick
Brick
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 11 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Rian Johnson
Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Brick movie is a neo-noir film about a high school loner who investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, delving into a dangerous underworld of drugs and crime. It combines elements of classic detective stories with a contemporary teenage setting.

The Untouchables

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Mamet, Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness
Actors: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Untouchables” is a crime drama film that follows the story of Eliot Ness, a federal agent, as he assembles a team to take down Chicago mobster Al Capone during the Prohibition era. The movie explores the intense cat-and-mouse game between Ness and Capone, showcasing their battle for power, justice, and survival in a corrupt and violent world.

True Detective (TV series)

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True Detective is a television series that follows two detectives as they investigate a series of interconnected crimes spanning multiple decades, delving into themes of darkness, corruption, and the human psyche.

Sin City

Sin City
Sin City
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Awards: 38 wins & 54 nominations
Writer: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sin City” is a neo-noir crime anthology film that follows various interconnected stories set in the corrupt and violent Basin City, where a group of morally ambiguous characters navigate through themes of revenge, corruption, and redemption. The film combines stylized visuals with gritty storytelling to portray a dark and atmospheric world of crime and justice.

Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 32 nominations total
Writer: Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Dennis Lehane
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Gone Baby Gone” is a crime drama film about two private detectives who search for a missing girl in a working-class neighborhood of Boston, uncovering a web of corruption and moral dilemmas along the way. As they delve deeper into the case, they are forced to question their own ethics and make difficult choices that challenge their beliefs.

A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 15 wins & 52 nominations
Writer: J.C. Chandor
Actors: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, United Arab Emirates
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“A Most Violent Year” is a crime drama set in 1981 New York City, following a morally upright immigrant who struggles to protect his business and family amidst escalating violence and corruption. The film explores themes of ambition, morality, and the American Dream in a gritty and dangerous urban landscape.

Training Day

Training Day
Training Day
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: David Ayer
Actors: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn
Language: English, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Greek
Country: United States
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“Training Day” is a crime thriller film that follows a rookie LAPD officer who is paired with a corrupt and manipulative detective for a day, as he is exposed to the dark and dangerous underbelly of the city while questioning his own morality and loyalty.

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 32%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Josh Friedman, James Ellroy
Actors: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English, German
Country: United States, Germany, France
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“The Black Dahlia” is a neo-noir crime film based on the real-life unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, a young aspiring actress in 1940s Los Angeles. The movie follows two detectives as they investigate the gruesome murder and uncover a web of corruption and deceit in the city’s dark underbelly.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 158 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson
Actors: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States, Sweden, Norway
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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a psychological thriller about a journalist and a computer hacker who team up to investigate a wealthy family’s dark secrets, including a serial killer. As they delve deeper into the case, they uncover a web of corruption and violence that puts their lives at risk.

Mystic River

Mystic River
Mystic River
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 56 wins & 144 nominations total
Writer: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane
Actors: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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The Mystic River movie is a crime drama centered around the lives of three childhood friends who are brought together again when one of their daughters is brutally murdered. As they navigate through the investigation, secrets from their past resurface, leading to a complex web of betrayal and tragedy.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Cassavetes
Actors: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” is a crime drama film about a strip club owner who becomes indebted to the mob and is forced to commit a murder to repay his debt. As he navigates the criminal underworld, he must confront the consequences of his actions and the moral dilemmas that arise.

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