Movies like Whirlpool 1981

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Whirlpool (1981)
 6.5
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Whirlpool (1981)
Original name: Pour la peau d'un flic
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thriller starring and directed by Alain Delon about ex-cop who is after a drug pusher gang.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, crimes, investigation, rock, missing child, crime, vigilantism, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, rivalry, folk, neo-noir, female nudity, tough guy, crime investigation, car chase, ex cop, war criminal, pharmacist, informant, erotica, female full frontal nudity, bound and gagged ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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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, crime, rivalry, deadly, murder, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Whirlpool: The Fighter (1983), Cop's Honour (1985), Three Men to Destroy (1980), Blood on the Streets (1974), The Kill Reflex (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, deadly, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, chase, parole officer, law enforcement, on the run, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crime and punishment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 930
Cop's Honour (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cop's Honor (Parole de Flic) is a 1985 French crime movie directed by José Pinheiro and starring Alain Delon as retired police officer Daniel Pratt. His teenager daughter was killed by a gang of mysterious hooded killers so Pratt began his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, police corruption, vengeance, village, rivalry, crimes, violence spree, one man army, deadly, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, africa, congo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Three Men to Destroy (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man helps the victim of an auto accident, not realizing that the man has actually been shot. The men who shot him are now after the man who helped him, in order to eliminate him as a potential witness. Soon they are killing everyone he even comes ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, car chase, chase, manhunt, tough heroes, on the run, vengeance, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, mind game, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: realistic, rough, cynical, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gory, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, violence spree, vengeance, neo noir, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, battle zone, assassination, murder, investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, crime, vengeance, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 1K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, loss of partner, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime, police detective, police officer killed, police chase, crimes, godparent, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 632
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, crimes, femme fatale, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, chases and races, crime, dealing with death, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 2K
The Lookout (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A major police operation to take down a notorious gang of bank robbers goes horribly wrong when a rooftop sniper opens fire, killing several police officers and causing an explosive distraction in which the robbers make their getaway. Commissioner ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, police investigation, crime, deadly, track down, law enforcement, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, violence spree, heist, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.2
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dishonesty, buddies, partners, drug dealing, friends, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, gun, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 774
Order of Death (1983)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York policeman imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer, but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and in fact urges more punishment
Style: rough, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, police corruption, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, psychopath, police detective, battles, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Clinton and Nadine (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Andy Garcia plays Clinton, who is eager to find his brother's murderer. To do so, he enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Clinton and Nadine get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.
Style: sexual, rough, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, deadly, going straight, partners, danger, drug dealing, crime, dishonesty, death in the family, rivalry, investigation, memory loss ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 1K
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, police investigation, serial killer, mind game, mystery, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system, technophobia, dishonesty, fall in love, terminator, programmer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 222
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, dark humor, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, danger, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, hotel, apocalypse, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 696
Shock (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Martin Terrier wants to quit his job as a hired hitman, but his organized crime employers are unwilling to see him turned out to pasture, Terrier knows too much, and he is still useful to the organization. He escapes to the countryside where he ...
Plot: farm, hitman, barefoot woman, murder, female nudity, violence, escape, male female relationship, death, shot to death, hostage, revenge
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 2K
The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, car chase, drug lord, drug abuse, crimes, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, chases and races, injustice, lone wolves, hotshot hero, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 677
Dog Day (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dog Day is a 1984 film starring Lee Marvin. A criminal shows up at a farmhouse with the law on his heels and several million dollars in his possession. The supporting cast includes Tina Louise and Juliette Mills. The movie was directed by Yves ...
Style: rough, witty, suspenseful, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farm, on the run, looking for sex, crime, espionage, crime gone awry, betrayal, bounty hunter, gangsters, disorder, crimes, lovers on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 2K
Colt 45 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat, murder, survival, law enforcement, crime, violence spree, crimes, danger, deadly, police corruption, armory, shooting gallery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 3K
Cash Truck (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the company for 1,450 euros for a month. He becomes close to his ...
Style: realistic, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mysterious character, hidden identity, vengeance, crime, vengeful fired employee, crimes, workplace intrigue, heist, dishonesty, rivalry, workplace, danger ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 4.2
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The Contract (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hannah has been trained in the lethal art of assasination by her father Luc, a former sniper with the special forces in Vietnam. When her father is unexpectedly killed she is forced to choose between the violent world she knows and the ordinary ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Plot: hitman, danger, dishonesty, deadly, chases and races, crimes, crime, vengeance, rivalry, assassination, loyalty, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hunter Will Get You (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before killing them.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, serial killer, heist, tough law enforcer, crime, juvenile delinquency, tough heroes, police detective, law enforcement, master criminal, working undercover, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, bar fight, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, heroes, prostitute, violence, female nudity, taekwondo, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 30K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, shooting, chase, revenge, violence, murder, hospital, left for dead, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 220
Shotgun (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Ian 'Shotgun' Jones hunts a sadistic misogynistic maniac.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, bondage, vigilantism, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, vengeance, police corruption, drug dealing, rivalry, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Varg Veum - At Night All Wolves Are Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Varg Veum investigates a case where his good friend Even, a highly decorated ex-army officer, is falsely accused of bombing Armakon, a weapons storage facility.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, rivalry, arms dealing, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, deadly, militant, vengeance, intrigue, private detective
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 2K
Already Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, grief, revenge, vigilantism, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couple relations, family problems, loss of son, death, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, police, undercover, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, dishonesty, manic, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 172
Triplecross (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: T.C. Cooper is sprung from prison by Oscar Pierce, an F.B.I. agent, and given a task: take down master thief Jimmy Ray Danker. He accepts, but neither man expected the plan's single complication: Julia Summers, Jimmy Ray's lover.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: love triangle, heist, amateur detective, law enforcement, prison, obsession, frame up, crime gone awry, dishonesty, cons and scams, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, police corruption, neo noir, mystery, crime, cons and scams, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gang, vengeance, drug dealing, rivalry, car chase, law enforcement, crime, working undercover, crimes, loss of partner, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sleepless Night (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vincent is a crooked cop whose drug heist goes wrong when he is stabbed and the criminals he is robbing discover his identity. Vincent escapes with a huge bag of cocaine, but discovers his loot belongs to a powerful mob boss who kidnaps ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, nightclub, family in danger, crime gone awry, drug dealing, gangsters, family problems, law enforcement, cocaine, police corruption, danger, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%