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Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
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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 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: exciting, tense, twists and turns, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, crimes, partners, crime, life is a bitch, working undercover, vigilantism, urban, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, drugs/alcohol, undercover, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, cop as target, mission gone awry, profanity, loss of partner, sexual content, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan

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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, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation and police corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Street Kings 2: Motor City: Narc (2002), Freelancers (2012), Dirty (2005), Officer Down (2013), Pride and Glory (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, working undercover, deadly, life is a bitch, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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95%
 4.6
 9K
Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, partners against crime, uncover truth, teaching the ways of the world, law enforcement, vigilantism, partners, dishonesty, police corruption, betrayal, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 5K
Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, murder, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police corruption, police officer killed, black cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.5
 5K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, cover up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, cover up, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, united states, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Streets of Blood (2009)
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, crime, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, rough, serious ...
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 ⇓
74%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, cop as target, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.1
 694
True Blue (2001)
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, tense, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mind game, investigation, tough law enforcer, police corruption, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, crimes, fall in love, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 83K
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, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Texas Killing Fields (2011)
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, partners, uncover truth, partners against crime, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, missing person, street kid, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.8
 829
Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, police corruption, drug dealing, undercover, drug abuse, crime gone awry, deadly, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 330
Officer Down (2005)
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, police detective, uncover truth, cop as target, vengeance, police corruption, danger, vigilantism, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 1.8
 176
Snitch'd (2003)
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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, deadly, partners against crime, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, crime, crimes, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, police corruption, gang, working undercover, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, hidden identity, danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police corruption, crimes, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crime, murder, mental institution, housing project, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 3K
Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, partners against crime, partners, dishonesty, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, police detective, neo noir, snitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 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: contemplative, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, rock, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, danger, partners, undercover, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, gunfight, revenge, death of son, street, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, rookie, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, crimes, crime and punishment, testimony, law enforcement, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.0
 491
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: bodyguard, photographer, police investigation, reluctant partners, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, betrayal, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 5K
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, profanity, investigation, police investigation, police detective, gang, deadly, crime, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, investigation, police corruption, gang, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.6
 2K
Sin (2003)
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: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past, police investigation, undercover, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 2K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, vengeance, hitman, police investigation, tough heroes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 3K
By the Gun (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, violence, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gang, revenge, murder, double life, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 1K
McCanick (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of one feverish day, a harried narcotics detective and his reluctant partner frantically track down a recently released convict who knows a secret from the past.
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, criminal, dishonesty, partners, police corruption, tough law enforcer, manhunt, murder, drug dealer, police detective, urban, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Organization (1971)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, tough law enforcer, chase, crimes, chases and races, reluctant partners, fighting crime, fighting the system, gangsters, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%