Movies like L.A. Confidential

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L.A. Confidential (1997)
 8.3
 571K
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical, serious, realistic, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, police corruption, corpse, police investigation, gunfight, prostitute, murder, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, fighting the system, murder mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, domestic violence, gang, district attorney, millionaire, justice, manipulation, blackmail, ambition, workplace, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, realistic, serious and twists and turns films with plots about murder, crimes, dialogue, corruption, greed, police investigation and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like L.A. Confidential: Chinatown (1974), Mulholland Falls (1996), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), The Black Dahlia (2006), The Untouchables (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 319K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, twist ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, rape, private detective, investigation, surveillance, corruption, deception, investigator, domestic violence, secret, suspicion, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, political corruption, investigation, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, murder, jazz, jazz club, private detective, war veteran, political corruption, crimes, mystery, social decay, interracial relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, murder, hollywood, love triangle, mystery, crimes, artists and showbiz, power relations, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1947, year 1946
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, smuggling, tough law enforcer, tough cop, bribery, court, crimes, police investigation, mob boss, fighting crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 34K
Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, neo noir, intense ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, fame, mystery, uncover truth, starlet, cover up, showbiz, dishonesty, actor's life, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 523K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, mind game, journalist, code, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.7
 424K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, gang member, african american, mentor, gunfight, corrupt cop, police brutality, rookie, drug dealer, war on drugs, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 269K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, tense, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, investigation, disappearance, missing child, kidnapped child, life is a bitch, private detective, tragic event, death, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 113K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, violence, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, tough law enforcer, undercover cop, corruption, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 208K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, psychological, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, mental illness, courtroom drama, split personality, court, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, corruption, murder, lawyer, dissociative identity disorder, court case ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, sheriff, death, brutality, psychopath, human nature, crimes, track down, peril, stolen money, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, psycho, psychology, powerful ending, homicidal maniac, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 13K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, who done it, suspicion of murder, ransom, crime boss ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 291K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, twist ending, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, snow, murderer, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 240K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: harsh, stylized, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, mafia, great depression, crimes, gang, bootlegging, organized crime, greed, ambitious, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 151K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, murderer, politician, gunfight, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 15K
Edison (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, investigative reporter, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, uncover truth, legal, law enforcement, conspiracy, justice, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, crimes, justice, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, secret, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 5K
Cop (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, psychological, scary, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, police corruption, sports car, internal affairs, drug dealing, stalker, police, family abandonment, dirty cop, con artists ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 449K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, sexual abuse, childhood, child rape, loss of loved one, child molestation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 14K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, murder, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer killed, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 22K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, crime and punishment, testimony, dishonesty, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.8
 7K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, crimes, dishonesty, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, arson, conspiracy, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 60K
Out of Time (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, faked death, frame up, cons and scams, law enforcement, double murder, police detective, protagonist as suspect, race against time, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 6K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: neo noir, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), disfigurement, bribery, friendship, missing person, investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 141K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%