Movies like Public Enemy

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Public Enemy (2002)
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Public Enemy (2002)
Original name: 공공의 적
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered with multiple stab wounds. Chul-joong suddenly recalls the night he met the man in the raincoat. Chul-joong meets the old couple's son CHO Gyoo-hwan. He has an intuition that CHO is the murder but has no clue. In the meantime, another murder takes place in the same fashion. The showdown between a dirty cop and a killer unfolds, as things get more personal.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, psychopath, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, deadly, martial arts, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, police detective, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop, rage, police officer killed, crime scene, gangster, police investigation, dark humor, crime, police corruption, golden years, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary

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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 crimes, rivalry, murder, deadly, law enforcement, vengeance and crime mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Public Enemy: The City of Violence (2006), Monster (2014), Moving Targets (2004), Fatal Instinct (2014), City of Fear (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Another Public Enemy (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Things start to heat up when public prosecutor Kang takes on the case of Han Sang-woo, a former high school classmate and the future chairman of the Myung-Sun Foundation. Despite his innocent facade, Kang's old friend looks to be guilty of ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, rivalry, master villain, dedicated lawyer, vengeance, obsessive quest, track down, crimes, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, grudge, brat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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The City of Violence (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. There, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, organized crime, martial arts, revenge, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, gang, danger, deadly, murder, homecoming, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, deadly, murder, rivalry, hitman, gangsters, law enforcement, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
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Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit viewed Man his father as an enemy. As an adult, he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, undercover, partners against crime, crimes, police corruption, working undercover, partners, gangsters, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fatal Instinct (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective follows a trail of evidence that eventually seems to lead to his trusted partner's ex-con brother who he helped put in prison years ago.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, dangerous attraction, murder, danger, who done it, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 237
City of Fear (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Charlie, urging him to report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of disappearance, death and deception.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: criminal's revenge, amateur detective, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing, rivalry, intrigue, journalism, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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
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38%
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Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back and forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. Wilson fights off all comers while defending rock superstar Shanna (Deirdre Imershein) against the insane attacks of a fanatical veteran ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, serial killer, murder, stalking, vietnam war, investigation, one man army, vigilantism, psychopath, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, crimes, murder, prison, violence, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, tough heroes, master criminal, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Instinct to Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, psychopath, vengeance, murder, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, chess, police officer, danger, urban, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
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Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, heroes, murder, martial arts, police detective, tough heroes, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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Amsterdam Heavy (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: CIA Agent Martin Keele (Michael Madsen - Reservoir Dogs Kill Bill) sets the wheels spinning in this gritty urban action thriller, as mysterious gangster J.D. goes on the rampage in Amsterdam, stopping at nothing to uncover those who have betrayed him
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, race against time, vengeance, criminal heroes, track down, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, mixed martial arts, memory loss, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dragonwolf (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Devil's Cauldron, a city where depravity and violence has forged a society in which only the lethal and callous can survive, two young men who possess the intellect and ferocity to flourish, carve a name for themselves as the most efficient ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, femme fatale, crimes, gangsters, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, deadly, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 536
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, disorder, missing person, rescue, investigation, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, frame up, legal, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, police investigation, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, prison, life is a bitch, law enforcement, confined, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, vengeance, family problems, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sticks of Death (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man masters the ancient art of arnis with the help of his grandfather to get revenge on a group of crooks who attempted to beat him to death.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dishonesty, adventure, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, gangsters, cons and scams, vengeance, deadly, crimes, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
China Strike Force (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Chinese Security Officer, Darren, is called for Team 808, which fights against the smuggling of drugs and corruption. Noriko, a Japanese Interpol officer, collaborates with Darren for the destruction of a large international drug cartel. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, police investigation, gang, crimes, partners, partners against crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, master criminal, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, new york, usa, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bounty Hunters (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with a hundred thousand dollar bounty on his head. But their world is turned upside down when a mob boss offers them one million dollars in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, partners, deadly, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, crime, chase, danger, girl in bra and panties, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 243
Sunstorm (2001)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When The General is assassinated in the streets of San Juan, his four daughters are left embroiled in a scheme that leads all the way to the CIA and U.S. Treasury department. Now they must rely on each other to escape with their lives.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, cons and scams, vengeance, crimes, manhunt, unlikely partners, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 422
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, chase, rivalry, crimes, crime, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.9
 422
Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, police investigation, danger, partners, chases and races, mafia, martial arts, hitman, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 832
Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, martial arts, crime, crimes, rivalry, deadly, injustice, working undercover, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 171
On the Edge (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, hitman, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, partners against crime, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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29%