Movies like Street Kings 2: Motor City

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Street Kings 2: Motor City
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 members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.
Style: twists and turns, bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, crime, police corruption, police investigation, urban, crimes, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, shooting, investigation, killer, corruption, betrayal, working undercover, deadly, undercover, life is a bitch, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan

Most similar movies to Street Kings 2: Motor City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, police corruption and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Street Kings 2: Motor City: Narc (2002), Dirty (2005), Snitch'd (2003), Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Street Kings (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Narc
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: bleak, realistic, tense, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, murder, investigation, undercover cop, police, brutality, violence, chase, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.6
 5K
Dirty
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, internal affairs, guilt, murder, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   78%
 
 2.6
 171
Snitch'd
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, urban ghetto, gangsters, high school, juvenile delinquency, partners against crime, urban, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, police corruption, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
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, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
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 6.8
 101K
Street Kings
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: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, violence, vigilantism, police investigation, neo noir, redemption, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
Streets of Blood
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, hip hop, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, drug dealing, murder, chaos and mayhem, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
Pride and Glory
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: crime, police corruption, police, police investigation, murder, betrayal, corruption, justice, violence, investigation, cancer, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
Texas Killing Fields
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 8.4
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Southland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, rookie, policewoman, fighting crime, urban, crimes, urban ghetto, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
 5.3
 653
True Blue
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, murder, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 8.7
 64K
The Shield
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, police corruption, against the rules, police station, fighting crime, urban ghetto, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 7.7
 344K
Training Day
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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: realistic, tense, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, mentor, mafia, police, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, storytelling, betrayal, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
 7.4
 93K
Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangster, organized crime, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
 7.6
 312K
The Town
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gunfight, bank robbery, fbi, robbery, hostage, violence, surveillance, revenge, murder, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
 6.9
 77K
Cop Land
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, small town, police, murder, violence, mafia, fbi, justice, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, texas ...
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, prison, investigation, mind game, murder, mental illness, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
 5.7
 7K
Hero Wanted
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, vengeance, race against time, crime, revenge, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, hospital, murder, surrogate father, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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 54K
Sabotage
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, gory, brutality, crime, vengeance, police investigation, violence, car chase, revenge, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, california, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 5.4
 315
Officer Down
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, crime, vengeance, vigilantism, police corruption, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
 6.2
 70K
Broken City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue
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, serious, bleak, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police investigation, police, violence, neo noir, murder, investigation, interracial relations, police brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
Extreme Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, police station, crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, against the rules, fighting crime, murder, police corruption, vigilantism, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
Sinners and Saints
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, murder, crimes, danger, violence, street shootout, semiautomatic pistol, gang war, street ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
The Organization
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, murder, army investigation, drug dealing, fighting crime, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
Killing Them Softly
Genre: Crime, 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: talky, cynical, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, gangsters, gambling, robbery, crime gone awry, poker, murder, organized crime, mafia, gangster, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
 4.6
 2K
Sin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, master criminal, serial killer, drug dealing, investigation, kidnapping, mind game, murder, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
 6.5
 5K
Q & A
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, investigation, murder, corruption, dedicated lawyer, district attorney, police investigation, gangster, lawyer, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
 5.7
 1K
Impulse
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, bar, witnessing a crime, vice squad, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, female police officer, drug dealer, policewoman ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 9.3
 231K
The Wire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime, realism, police detective, fighting crime, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, police station, urban ghetto, police, law enforcement, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
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