Movies like Dead Badge

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Dead Badge (1995)
 5.2
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Dead Badge (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Policeman Dan Sampson happens to have the same badge # as deceased policeman Manny Torres, who died while on duty. The circumstances surrounding Torres' death, officially ruled a drug overdose, become Sampson's obsession. After Sampson begins investigating Torres' file and visiting Torres' widow, various parties begin making attempts on Sampson's life.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police, psychologist, policewoman, crooked cop, heroin, tattoo, widow, latina, coroner, whistleblower, policewoman killing

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Most similar movies to Dead Badge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspenseful, rough and serious films with plots about police, murder, police officer, violence, crimes, death and revenge mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Dead Badge: Frame by Frame (1996), Ambushed (1998), Sworn to Justice (1996), Night of the Wolf (2008), Shooting Heroin (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 245
Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: policewoman, triad, law enforcement, partners, deadly, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, murder, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 608
Ambushed (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, white supremacy, police, xenophobia, partners, crimes, society, legal investigation, interracial relations, murder, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Sworn to Justice (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After masked attackers kill her sister and young nephew, a female psychologist takes the law into her own hands by acting as a defense witness by day and a ruthless avenger by night.
Plot: murder, fight, female protagonist, death of sister, vigilante, martial arts, gang, psychologist, art, revenge, woman wears a miniskirt, karate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Night of the Wolf (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a live broadcast of a talk show on a TV channel, a group of armed Chechens terrorists take several hostages. The terrorists demand the hostage drama is transmitted live worldwide. Meanwhile, behind the scene, the police negotiator and a ...
Plot: police, television studio, shooting, terrorism, terror
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Shooting Heroin (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small town community comes together to eradicate the heroin epidemic from its midst by whatever means necessary.
Style: exciting, disturbing
Plot: police, revenge, violence, murder, sibling relationship, suspect, conflict, crimes, firearm, child in peril, murder investigation, police officer ...
Place: south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
7 Colombian Kilos (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The brutal story of betrayal between two partners in the violent business of supplying drugs to Chicago's West Side. Greed and mistrust tear apart their childhood-long friendship.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: nightclub, drugs, cocaine, sex scene, violence, murder, cash, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug smuggling
Place: chicago illinois, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Out of Bounds (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, airport, heroin, bus, police, hollywood sign, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, los angeles, new orleans, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 103
Nightstick (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop tries to prevent a gang of extortionists from blowing up New York City with nitroglycerin.
Plot: kicked in the groin, gun in mouth, drugs, hit in the groin, mafia, brother brother relationship, police, prostitute, kicked in the crotch
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.8
 181
Dead End (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, PoliceSgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker, her death was not a suicide and that the police have chosen ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: male underwear, juvenile delinquent, bus station, death of mother, gay kiss, corrupt cop, father son relationship, juvenile delinquency, police officer, penetration, working out, police ...
Place: pennsylvania, montreal, philadelphia, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
 2K
Operator (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela, and her estranged husband Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, captivating, psychological, psychological thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, hostage, haunted by the past, chaos, criminal, danger, manipulation, redemption, betrayal, rivalry, husband wife relationship ...
Time: quarry
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 102
Dead End City (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The government's new urban renewal policy results in street gangs fighting for control of the inner cities. While most of the residents flee, one factory owner determines to fight the gangs for his property.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, street gang, gang, anarchy, explosion, murder, siege, corruption, police, street shootout, factory, gunfight
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Florida Connection (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dan Gordon arrives in town on the edge of the Florida Everglades, planning to take part in a drug smuggling operation. He's aided by his friend, Mule Tucker, but runs into opposition from corrupt local cops.
Plot: murder, marijuana, chase, police, swamp, man wearing towel, cannabis, man wrapped in a towel, drug smuggling
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 160K
Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, erotic, rough, brutal ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, deception, russian spy, secret mission, seduction, sexploitation, spy, manipulation, training, secret agent, secret society ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia, budapest, hungary, england, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 292
Legacy of Fear (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A serial killer, never caught, leaves clues and messages signed 'BSP' after quickly murdering each man but torturing his girl to death. His last case is an exception, the detective in charge finds his wife murdered while has pre-teen ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: polaroid camera, murder of a nude woman, caught having sex, murder of mother, disco, duct tape, film starts with sex, tape over mouth, death of mother, sex in car, polaroid, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 2K
Open Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Angie, a young Brazilian artist, abandons her old life and embarks on a journey around the country. Running from her past, and searching for her foundation in life, Angie finds not only herself but love in its many forms.
Plot: police, killer, dealer, illegal drugs, drug dealer, police officer, sister sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, waitress, tent, father daughter relationship, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Someone to Die For (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A policeman on the skids faces another tragedy when his daughter dies. When other police in his unit are being murdered, the viewer must decide which one of the suspects is responsible.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, police officer, exploding car, tragedy, held at gunpoint, loss of daughter, tragic past, incest overtones, back from the dead, female reporter, body double, police officer killed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 59
Tension(s) (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A tortured ex-Negotiator, once pride of the Boston Police Department is taken hostage in his home. A psychological confrontation takes place while the kidnappers demand that he completes a mysterious mission for them.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: home invasion, sniper, police, child in peril, torture, redemption, mute, negotiator, fight, hostage, shot in the head
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Deep Dark Canyon (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of the well-established, deeply influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh's family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: manhunt, chase, on the run, graphic violence, in the woods, parents and children, small town, crimes, murder, revenge, brother brother relationship, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.4
 99K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, corruption, crimes, crime, tough heroes, law enforcement, prisoner, hitman, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pale Blue Balloons (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dave is a bad cop fighting a deadly heroin addiction while working a case deep inside the mafia. After killing numerous drug dealers and even undercover police officers for the mob, he is kept from his money for trivial reasons. As his drug problem ...
Plot: police officer, drug addiction, bad cop, heroin, gore, drug dealer, shot in the stomach, sawed off shotgun, m 16, police, gunfight, urban setting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tough and Deadly (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A private eye helps an amnesiac CIA agent elude mobsters who don't want him to regain his memory of their drug operation.
Style: buddy movie, cult film
Plot: drug smuggling, amnesia, cia, truck driver, private investigator, fight, held at gunpoint, thrown from height, tranquilizer dart, bar fight, disarming someone, cocaine ...
Place: langley virginia, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 602
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, injustice, false accusation, murder, legal investigation, crimes, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 49K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, fighting the system, corruption, justice, murder, drug cartel, loss of child, police corruption, female protagonist, female martial artist, revenge, corrupt official ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.0
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, martial arts, danger, master warrior, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, mysterious character, deadly, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Unspeakable (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Alice Redmond is required to go deep undercover in an effort to trap number one suspect Darren Metlick, she gets very close to the edge. Her superiors push her past the point of no return because they need additional evidence to make their case ...
Style: cult film
Plot: serial killer, erotica, rape, sex scene, shower, stabbed to death, sex, dog, nudity (full frontal - brief), knife, policewoman, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 83
The Loners (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On his motorcycle Stein, a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan and a beautiful but desperate girl Stein will get involved in a robbery and ...
Plot: police, explosion, motorcycle, robbery, biker, car accident, false accusation, native american, on the run
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 282
Unveiled (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Using the natural beauty and mystique of Marrakech, Morocco as a backdrop, Stephanie uses herself as bait to discover the sadistic murderer of her childhood friend. C.I.A. agents Peter Masters and Jeremy Avery lead her on an erotic and intriguing ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, intrigue, danger, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, buddies, rivalry, special agents, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 38K
21 Bridges (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
Style: surprise ending, bleak, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police officer killed, murder investigation, manhunt, hostage, corrupt cop, police corruption, conspiracy, police, police detective, police officer, criminal, police brutality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, explosion, revenge, profanity, investigation, crimes, vigilantism, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: colombia, los angeles, washington d.c., south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 231
Night Sins (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A female FBI investigator takes over jurisdiction in Dear Lake, a small northern town just as a young boy is abducted. Her investigation leads to a bigger series of abductions and murders dating back over 20 years. Her investigation also brings her ...
Style: enigmatic, tense, suspenseful, melancholic, disturbing
Plot: child murder investigation, female protagonist, murder, police, policewoman, search, religious fanatic, mind game, serial child killer, missing child, suicide, corpse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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