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, switching roles, manic, war, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crime, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, vengeance and police investigation 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), Armored (2009). 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, master criminal, law enforcement, political corruption, against the odds, partners against crime, vengeance, society, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 5.9
 69K
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, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, revenge, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, assassination, vengeance, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, battle zone, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 5.7
 29K
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, confined, chases and races, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, undercover, hitman, law enforcement, deadly, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 16K
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, hostages, working undercover, crimes, fighting crime, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, master criminal, partners, dishonesty, fighting the system, against the odds, deadly, fighting crime, law enforcement, investigation, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Plot: murder, cons and scams, cia, blackmail, judge, crime, uncover truth, undercover, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: undercover, adoption, justice, law enforcement, murder, orphan, desperation, ethics, drug dealer, partner, vengeance, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.6
 293
Flashfire (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police detective Jack Flinder is already in trouble with the rest of his force for imprisoning a corrupt partner, but now he has a new problem to deal with. Another officer has been murdered in a hotel room, where he was with a prostitute named ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, police corruption, arson, army investigation, who done it, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 821
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, frame up, rivalry, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, chases and races, criminal's revenge, family relations, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.9
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The Hard Truth (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, femme fatale, crimes, manipulations, betrayal, crime gone awry, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, disorder, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, undercover, drug dealing, hitman, police, drug abuse, gangsters, special agents, life is a bitch, chases and races, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 9K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, 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 ⇓
76%
 6.1
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
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 ⇓
76%
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 5.8
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, law enforcement, police investigation, hitman, crimes, danger, rivalry, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, serious, twists and turns, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, assassin, police detective, criminal, crime, anti-hero, law enforcement, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, police, law enforcement, prostitute, robbery, transvestism, scam, white slavery, martial arts, crime, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, chase, investigation, working undercover, partners, partners against crime, criminal heroes, deadly, undercover cop, police corruption, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 23K
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, psychological, mind bending, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, electric chair, police brutality, death row, mystery, crime, police detective, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ 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: armored car, murder, neo noir, heist, betrayal, crime, noir, going straight, deadly, human nature, investigation, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, loss of partner, track down, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.4
 484
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, disorder, chases and races, crimes, gangsters, bank, good versus evil, law enforcement, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 103K
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, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
 344
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police corruption, investigation, corruption, police, vigilantism, juvenile delinquency, city life, special agents, siblings relations, interracial relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.5
 641
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, femme fatale, ex cop, christmas eve, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 434
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, investigation, crimes, rescue, missing person, disorder, vengeance, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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