Movies like The Negotiator

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 7.3
 119K
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 might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, bleak, surprise ending, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, hostages, false accusation, frame up, crime, swat, sniper, uncover truth, police, conspiracy, corruption, murder, confined, dishonesty, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement, whistleblower, pension ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, mentor, violence, chase, dialogue and corruption mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Negotiator: Shooter (2007), Murder at 1600 (1997), The Fugitive (1993), The International (2009), Cellular (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 283K
Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, frame up, corruption, fbi, master warrior, senator, military, chases and races, loner, on the run, sniper rifle, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, ethiopia, tennessee, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 26K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: white house, murder, secret service, politics, investigation, political corruption, laser, crime, cia, crimes, dishonesty, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, korea, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 237K
The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, protagonist as suspect, frame up, on the run, fugitives, uncover truth, betrayal, chase, doctor, escape, death sentence, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The International (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: interpol, murder, chase, investigation, district attorney, political corruption, special agents, unlikely criminals, intrigue, gunfight, lawyer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 85K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, chase, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 14K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bad ending ...
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, female judge, police brutality, journalist, journalism, investigation, crime, fighting the system, uncover truth, metropolis, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 64K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, revenge, corruption, crime, police brutality, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 273K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sniper, loner, investigation, drifter, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, ex military, lone wolves, conspiracy, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.0
 129K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, swat, siege, police brutality, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, master criminal, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, basic training, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 52K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, hostage, jungle, rescue, terrorism, negotiation, insurance, radio, helicopter, sniper, mercenary ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 101K
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, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Consenting Adults (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, false accusation, betrayal, doctor, race against time, frame up, protagonist as suspect, suburbs, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 23K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, negotiation, chase, car chase, police, jewel thief, police investigation, hostages, bank, master criminal, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 7K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, drug lord, undercover cop, murder, gangsters, undercover, crime, betrayal, vengeance, partners against crime, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bangkok thailand, china, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 502
Black Cat Run (1998)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl is in love with a gas station attendant and sees him against her father's wishes. The father is the sheriff and shortly after a confrontation with the boy friend, he is killed by escaped convicts and the daughter is kidnapped. Everyone, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, gas station, hostage, kidnapping, chase, fugitives, hostages, mexican border, crime, crime gone awry, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, chase, female killer, hitman, rogue agent, female protagonist, teacher, single mother, escape, hostage, timebomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 4K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uzi, chase, stalking, false accusation, frame up, psychopath, police investigation, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 6K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, robbery, hostage, neo noir, bank robbery, theft, thief, police officer, missing girl, femme fatale, police, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.9
 43K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, ransom, kidnapping, car chase, uncover truth, desert, danger, chase, car breakdown, vacation, deception, bank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, arizona, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 54K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, brutality, drug cartel, bribe, swat team, strip club, drug addict, crime scene, hostage, police investigation, gory, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 115K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, assassin, life is a bitch, crimes, vengeance, mexican standoff, female killer, drugs/alcohol, urban, violence spree, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 210
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, photographer, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, crime, parole, vengeance, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 16K
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang war, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, police, chinatown, triad, betrayal, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, chase, murder, boat, police investigation, frame up, rivalry, car chase, homicide detective, lake or river, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 35K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, cover-up, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, father daughter relationship, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, police, police corruption, police investigation, crime, murder, dishonesty, cover up, uncover truth, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: tense, captivating, gloomy, clever, talky ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, murder, police detective, police corruption, prostitute, manipulations, fighting the system, district attorney, domestic violence, corpse, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 7K
Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, brutality, frame up, buddy, stripper, surgeon, crime, bail bondsman, police detective, cons and scams, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.1
 1K
Point Blank (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a group of shoppers hostage (after killing many more of them) ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dying man, sniper, siege, hostage, criminal heroes, fugitives, fbi, crime, hostages, one man army, partners against crime, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, murder, vengeance, investigation, corporate crimes, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system, political corruption, riddles and clues, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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