Movies like Impulse 1990

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Impulse (1990)
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Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: neo noir, psychological, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, bar, female police officer, drug dealer, policewoman, vice squad, crimes, drug abuse, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, addiction, computers and web, working undercover, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, female director, neo-noir ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, 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 crimes, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, police investigation, deadly and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Impulse: Sunset Heat (1992), Mulholland Falls (1996), Vice (2008), True Blue (2001), Splinter (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, hitman, beach, motorcycle, police investigation, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, crime, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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95%
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, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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93%
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Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners against crime, deadly, crime gone awry, law enforcement, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.2
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True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, tough law enforcer, investigation, mind game, police corruption, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, vengeance, crimes, police corruption, uncover truth, serial killer, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, violence spree, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, hitman, murder, drug dealing, undercover, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
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Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, murder, working undercover, police corruption, police officer killed, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, cuba, latin america
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73%
 6.2
 494
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, beretta, police shootout, drug dealer, political corruption, partners, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, prostitute, murder, alcoholic, redemption, police corruption, crimes, going straight, rehabilitation, mystery, crime, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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64%
 6.2
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Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, police corruption, gang, murder, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement, bad cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, pimp, heroin addict, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, drug dealing, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sketch artist, mystery, crimes, false accusation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, female star appears nude, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, gangsters, investigation, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, life is a bitch, tough heroes, mafia, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Shakedown (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, lawyer and renegade undercover cop join forces to clear him. But when their investigation leads them into a maze of greed and corruption, they learn that in a town where everything is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, legal action, fighting the system, police investigation, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, working undercover, cons and scams, buddies, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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52%
 6.5
 2K
Vice Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An unlikely Hollywood hooker helps a detective set a trap for a mutilator pimp.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: prostitute, hollywood, pimp, working undercover, sexual abuse, murder, family relations, society, law enforcement, single parent, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 8K
Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, haunted by the past, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love triangle, working undercover, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Police (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strip search, police investigation, prostitute, drug dealer, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, drug dealing, opposites attract, legal, crime, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
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50%
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, gangsters, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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49%
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Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes, race against time, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 1K
Busting (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crimes, buddies, partners against crime, undercover, master criminal, gays and lesbians, tough law enforcer, amateur detective, dishonesty, police corruption, addiction ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.2
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Dead Sexy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: erotic, rough, suspenseful, sexy, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, femme fatale, murder, prostitute, police investigation, dangerous attraction, deadly, mystery, sexual relations, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
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Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, secret agents, police investigation, undercover, terrorism, partners against crime, race against time, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, usa, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
45%
 5.0
 520
The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police officer, police shootout, vigilante, working undercover, crimes, police detective, gang, chase, criminal heroes, society, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, police corruption, working undercover, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
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Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police detective, law enforcer killer, police station, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, witnessing a crime, danger, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%