Movies like Dog Watch

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Dog Watch (1997)
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Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. Dumping the man in the river, he returns to his partner's body and calls in the death. He is then given a new partner (Morales) and is assigned to investigate the death of a man just pulled from the river causing all the expected problems. However, the investigation does lead to police corruption and his own partner's involvement in drug running.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, investigation, crime, life is a bitch, graphic violence, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, kicked in the crotch, amazing grace hymn, bagpipes
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, murder, deadly, crime, dishonesty and police detective mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Dog Watch: Streets of Blood (2009), To Protect and Serve (1992), The Kill Reflex (1989), The Son of No One (2011), Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, deadly, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, investigation, good versus evil, rivalry, profanity, police detective, murder, survival, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, police corruption, battle zone, vengeance, murder, law enforcement, crime, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, haunted by the past, crime, law enforcement, murder, housing project, husband wife relationship, mental institution, apartment complex, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, crimes, partners against crime, working undercover, uncover truth, vigilantism, investigation, loss of partner, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, on the run, crime, danger, life is a bitch, misfit, police detective, dishonesty, chase, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, deadly, police corruption, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police corruption, prostitute, arson, fighting crime, assassination, tough law enforcer, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 2.0
 992
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 113
Out on Bail (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Tennessee sheriff and lawyer want a jailed drifter to assassinate a mayoral candidate.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, sheriff, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, mute or deaf, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, diner, corruption ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 400
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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, police, corruption, investigation, gang, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 2.0
 186
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, society, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
No Code of Conduct (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cop (Charlie Sheen), his partner (Dacascos), and his father (Martin Sheen) uncover a plot by city elders to smuggle drugs from Mexico into Phoenix, Arizona.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, car chase, drug dealing, crime, partners, police detective, graphic violence, parents and children, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 260
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, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, triad, investigation, crime, crimes, police corruption, murder, gambling, deadly, partners, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 5K
The Traveler (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a dark Christmas Eve in a small town, the lone Sheriffs on the night shift encounter a mysterious man who goes by the name of Mr. Nobody. As the night progresses, the Sheriffs discover that this isn't just a nobody, but a vengeful killer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: mind game, mysterious character, police detective, vengeance, murder, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, small town, police station, child murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 341
Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting the system, uncover truth, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, crimes, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Third Wave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, organized crime, police detective, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, investigation, danger, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 268
A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, police corruption, murder, custody, photographer, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 760
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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
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1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, deadly, murder, who done it, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.7
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Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, legends and myths, police detective, crime, bandit, gunfight, shoot out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police detective, tough heroes, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, gangsters, police officer, partners, army investigation, deadly, rebellion, police investigation, investigation, crime, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: witnessing a crime, mystery, danger, crime, deadly, on the run, police detective, cons and scams, woman in danger, murder, couple relations, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 520
Killing Time (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the mobster who murdered his partner is acquitted, semicorrupt detective Robert Bryant hires a beautiful female assassin, Maria, to kill him. When he discovers that he cannot afford Maria's services, Bryant is forced to hire another ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: crime, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, danger, serial killer, chases and races, goofy hero, femme fatale, crimes, dishonesty, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Butter (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, musician's life, deadly, dishonesty, on the run, life is a bitch, law enforcement, drug abuse, false accusation, urban, frame up, city life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hunt and Play (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Raghavan (Kamal Haasan) is an honest cop in Tamil Nadu. His wife Kayalvizhi (Kamalinee Mukerji) dies in a violent incident. Raghavan is deputized to investigate the murder of Rani, the daughter of his colleague Arokiya Raj (Prakash Raj) in a remote ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, deadly, crimes, police station, who done it, murder, rape and murder, devious, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
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Order of Death (1983)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A New York policeman imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer, but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and in fact urges more punishment
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, mind game, cat and mouse, corrupt cop, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, crime, dishonesty, chases and races, police detective, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.4
 456
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, police corruption, track down, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners against crime, partners, danger, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, hitman, undercover, tough law enforcer, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
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33%