Movies like Brooklyn's Finest

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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
 6.7
 59K
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense, stylized, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption, police, suicidal, robbery, desperation, priest, police officer killed, police detective, bag of money, revenge, nypd, justice, police investigation, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles

Most similar movies to Brooklyn's Finest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, murder, crimes, violence, corruption, brutality and dialogue mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brooklyn's Finest: Training Day (2001), Street Kings (2008), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), New Jack City (1991), Crash (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 372K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, rookie, police brutality, african american, marijuana, gunfight, mentor, one day, drug dealing, gang, bad cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 105K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, survival, danger, police station, siege, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, unlikely partners, tough law enforcer, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 30K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, drug dealing, gang, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, crimes, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 410K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, interracial relations, racism, prejudice, morality, immigrants, social decay, bigotry, redemption, catastrophe, tragedy, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, puerto rico, santa monica california, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 137K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, bar, criminal heroes, robbery, criminal's revenge, danger, crimes, fall in love, crime, hitman, murder mystery, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 63K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, violence, betrayal, bag of money, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, crimes, working undercover, police, crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, united states, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, crimes, crime and punishment, testimony, law enforcement, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, working undercover, deadly, life is a bitch, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, neo noir, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, greed, deception, family problems, plan gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, working undercover, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, mission gone awry, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 201K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, corruption, mafia, crimes, police brutality, fighting crime, partners against crime, squad, power struggle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 5K
Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 83K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 4K
One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, undercover, orphan, justice, desperation, drug dealer, murder, law enforcement, partner, crime, drug dealing, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, drug dealing, wall street, crimes, going straight, criminal heroes, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, hip hop, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 37K
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, catholicism, corruption, drinking, rape, violence, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 39K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: tense, bleak, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: russian roulette, gambling, greed, murder, revolver, police detective, drug overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, fish out of water, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, mexico, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 5K
Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, murder, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police corruption, police officer killed, black cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, investigation, police corruption, gang, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.2
 549K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, gunfight, robbery, thief, group of criminals, crime, crimes, one last job, police detective, chase, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 5K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, cover up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crime, murder investigation, redemption, drugs/alcohol, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, henchman, heist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 302K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crime, heist, racial slur, stewardess, deception, airport, greed, crimes, cons and scams, deal, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, gangsters, reluctant partners, partners against crime, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%