Movies like Dark Blue 2002

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Dark Blue (2002)
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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, harsh, intense, stylized, serious, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, police brutality, police officer, police, corruption, investigation, rookie, robbery, fighting the system, partners, law enforcement, crime and punishment, testimony, dishonesty, gangsters, husband wife relationship, swat team, violence, betrayal, murder, suspense, gunfight, brutality, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa, southern california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, neo noir and interesting films with plots about storytelling, gangsters, dialogue, mentor, murder, corruption and violent mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dark Blue: Brooklyn's Finest (2009), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), L.A. Confidential (1997), Street Kings (2008), Internal Affairs (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, 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 ...
Style: intense, tense, realistic, dark, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corrupt cop, police corruption, corruption, police, guilt, organized crime, gangsters, suspense, betrayal, murder, dirty cop, police brutality ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, new jersey, usa
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100%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, revenge, suspense, investigation, murder, vengeance, police investigation, law enforcement, chase, hitman, gangsters, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, murder, murder mystery, police detective, police, justice, organized crime, fighting the system, gang, dangerous attraction, police brutality ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 116K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: harsh, twist ending, tense, brutal, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dirty cop, police, violence, gunfight, corruption, undercover cop, suspense, police investigation, gangsters, vigilantism, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, neo noir, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, suspense, corruption, manipulation, psychopath, police, corrupt cop, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 99K
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: suspenseful, talky, intense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, mafia, police, police corruption, nypd, internal affairs, gangsters, sheriff, dirty cop, organized crime, investigation, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, california, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, intense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, suspense, organized crime, murder, corruption, investigation, conspiracy, betrayal, moral dilemma, police officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, boston, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 18K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, neo noir ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, police officer, home invasion, police, suspense, psychopath, murder, suburbs, corruption, police investigation, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
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: bleak, tense, realistic, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug addiction, drugs, police, investigation, murder, suspense, police investigation, police officer, addiction, twists and turns, dark humor ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 25K
Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, intense, neo noir, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, brutality, police, police brutality, bigotry, dysfunctional family, scandal, dishonesty, drugs, law enforcement, sister sister relationship, suspense ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 82K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, neo noir, political, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, private detective, twists and turns, infidelity, betrayal, politics, political corruption, mayor, corruption, private investigator, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, intense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, murder, investigation, police brutality, gangsters, lawyer, fighting the system, law enforcement, legal, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, investigation, suspense, police, gangsters, police investigation, conspiracy, revenge, betrayal, partners against crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 20K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: neo noir, surreal, intense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, organized crime, prison, betrayal, suspense, vengeance, undercover agent, mafia, heist, violence, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 65K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, drug cartel, vengeance, crime scene, suspense, revenge, death of friend, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, heist, violent, investigation ...
Time: year 2014, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, atlanta, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, neo noir, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, murder, suspense, organized crime, prison, redemption, revenge, vengeance, investigation, undercover, working undercover, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 211K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, political, dramatic ...
Plot: drug dealer, organized crime, drug addiction, drug lord, addiction, drug traffic, drug abuse, drug cartel, gangsters, corruption, war on drugs, suspense ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, california, los angeles, latin america, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 13K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, brutality, drugs, murder, drug addiction, suspense, undercover, racial slur, undercover cop, betrayal, gang ...
Time: 90s, year 1972, year 1992, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cop (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, sexy, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police corruption, investigation, psychopath, killer, police officer, suspense, vigilantism, violence, vigilante, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 74K
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, stylized, intense ...
Plot: heist, betrayal, corrupt cop, murder, bank robbery, police corruption, suspense, violence, gangsters, strip club, mafia, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: boston, los angeles, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 48K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: harsh, emotional, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, gangsters, lone hero, justice, drug cartel, vigilantism, violence, corruption, brutality, suspense, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, ghetto, urban ghetto life, gangsters, hip hop, murder, police brutality, friendship, coming of age, street gang, organized crime, drugs ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gunfight, suspense, siege, police station, survival, criminal's revenge, violence, police, master criminal, unlikely partners, undercover cop ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, realistic, bleak, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blaxploitation, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, murder, african american, exploitation, violence, brutality, police investigation, police corruption, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, betrayal, heist, murder, kidnapping, violence, money, death, twists and turns, criminal, nude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 56K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, bank robbery, police detective, investigation, police investigation, twists and turns, hostage, police, gangsters, surveillance, heist, vengeance ...
Place: seattle, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: neo noir, twist ending, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, police investigation, murder, obsession, suspense, police corruption, lesbian, love triangle, gangsters, greed, hollywood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, post world war two, year 1946
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 89K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, murder, vigilante, revenge, suspense, violence, brutality, investigation, gangsters, widower, gang ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 12K
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, neo noir, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, suspense, police investigation, heist, gunfight, gangsters, corruption, justice, law enforcement, criminal heroes, criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, organized crime, betrayal, surveillance, drug dealer, drugs, suspense, corruption, friendship, crime boss, gangsters, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%