Movies like Deep Cover

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Deep Cover (1992)
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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 the boss. The first step is to get the lawyer and hobby dealer David Jason to trust him.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic, tense, enigmatic, talky, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, undercover, police, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, heist, drug dealing, designer, life is a bitch, gem, latinos, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, delivery, deadly, rivalry, manic, switching roles, war, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Deep Cover

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, gangsters and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Deep Cover: Kiss of Death (1995), Shaft (2000), The Kill Reflex (1989), Monument Ave. (1998), Bad Company (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, against the odds, political corruption, law enforcement, master criminal, partners against crime, redemption, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 65K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, revenge, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, police corruption, vengeance, rivalry, murder, investigation, assassination, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, battle zone, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, criminal's revenge, deadly, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, rough ...
Plot: murder, cia, blackmail, judge, cons and scams, betrayal, espionage, crime, gambling, neo noir, police corruption, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 15K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, working undercover, tough law enforcer, hostages, crimes, fighting crime, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, working undercover, tough law enforcer, crime, vengeance, police corruption, partners, fighting the system, fighting crime, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 807
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, frame up, femme fatale, rivalry, heist, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 5.7
 28K
Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, robbery, danger, confined, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 3K
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, drug dealing, undercover, hitman, police, drug abuse, gangsters, master criminal, partners, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 8K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, police investigation, justice, death of brother, one against many, brother brother relationship, complex characters, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: undercover, adoption, justice, murder, law enforcement, orphan, ethics, partner, drug dealer, desperation, vengeance, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 7K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, hitman, danger, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, revenge, electric chair, death row, police brutality, neo noir, psychopath, swamp, crime, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, chinatown, crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.3
 470
High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, disorder, crimes, chases and races, heist, gangsters, crime gone awry, bank, good versus evil, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, armored car, neo noir, heist, betrayal, crime, noir, love and romance, couple relations, deadly, going straight, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 2.7
 422
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug dealing, danger, police investigation, master criminal, partners, track down, deadly, dishonesty, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
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Hit List (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, crimes, investigation, rescue, disorder, vengeance, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, track down, loss of partner, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, law enforcement, prostitute, white slavery, transvestism, robbery, scam, martial arts, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: bleak, cynical, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, crime, dishonesty, society, urban, tough heroes, urban ghetto, r&b, crimes, violence spree, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, twists and turns, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police corruption, conspiracy, assassin, police detective, criminal, crime, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, organized crime, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 5K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 342
Gang in Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, corruption, police, urban ghetto, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, vigilantism, police detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 257
Raw Nerve (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cop, who is losing his sanity, lures his girlfriend and his former partner into the dangers of arson, robbery, and murder.
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police corruption, neo noir, terminal illness, murderous pair, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, crimes, partners against crime, disorder, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, vengeance, police investigation, anti heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, track down, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 102K
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: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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