Movies like Phoenix 1998

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Phoenix (1998)
 6.4
 3K
Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense, melancholic, cynical, brutal, harsh, sexy ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, crimes, rock, partners, bookies, moral dilemma, dishonesty, law enforcement, loan, disorder, tough law enforcer, cop as target, murder, desert, suicide, prostitution, stripper, bartender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california

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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 crime, crimes, murder, gangsters, corruption, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Cop Land (1997), Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Killing Them Softly (2012), The Gambler (1974), Rampart (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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95%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police corruption, police investigation, violence, undercover, dishonesty, loss of partner, deadly, law enforcement, law enforcer killer, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, society, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.2
 4K
The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, debt, crime, money, hopes, bookies, gambling debt, loan, beating, gambler ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 5.8
 22K
Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, gloomy, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, road rage, homeless man, bigotry, district attorney, confession, crime, brutality, dishonesty, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, on the run, chases and races, siblings relations, femme fatale, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, tense, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: hitman, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, gambling, murder, crime, neo-noir, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, manhunt, gang, rivalry, chases and races, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.9
 4K
Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, destructive relationship, couple relations, cons and scams, moral dilemma, criminal's revenge, bookies, rivalry, heist, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 10K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, dutch, blood, crime, psychopath, dishonesty, deadly, society, rich and poor, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: gloomy, tense, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, partners against crime, superior officer, police investigation, hanging, investigation, workplace, crimes, tough law enforcer, police station, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout, drug addict, drug overdose, beating, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
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Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, gambling, strangulation, swimming pool, phone booth, wig, room service, broken finger, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 36K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: casino, gambling, blackmail, neo noir, ransom, christmas, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, partners, low lives, small time ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 61K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, family relations, dishonesty, race against time, moral dilemma, human nature, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 47K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: small town, mechanic, betrayal, murder, desert, drifter, neo noir, car breakdown, money, robbery, police officer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 20K
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, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, testimony, rookie, crime and punishment, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.4
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, neo noir, police corruption, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crime, siblings relations, gangsters, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.7
 921K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, rise and fall, organized crime, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, bar, revelation, crimes, crime, corrupt law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, dishonesty, vigilantism, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, social decay, law enforcement, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, fighting the system, law enforcement, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, robbery, criminal heroes, danger, fall in love, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, crimes, church, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, police protagonist, evil man, police corruption, crime, police investigation, addiction, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, testimony, police detective, friendship, bribery, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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