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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
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, law enforcement, violence, police corruption and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Street Kings 2: Motor City: Narc (2002), Dirty (2005), Street Kings (2008), Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Pride and Glory (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Narc
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
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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, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
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    User:   61%
 
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Style: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
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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 ...
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Assault on Precinct 13
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Exit Wounds
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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A Man Apart
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
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    User:   42%
 
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New Jack City
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, crime, gangsters, chase, addiction, drugs, undercover cop, gangster, mafia, gunfight, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, california, new jersey ...
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    User:   43%
 
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End of Watch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: realistic, talky, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, friendship, gunfight, surveillance, police, courage, violence, tragedy, realism, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles
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Faster
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
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Detroit 9000
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, urban, drug dealing, interracial relations, crime, prostitution, hitman, violence, murder, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 6.0
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Righteous Kill
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, drugs/alcohol, chase, police, urban, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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Dead Man Down
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, revenge, hitman, gangsters, murder, criminal's revenge, kidnapping, dark hero, hostage, violent, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
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Killing Them Softly
Genre: Crime, Drama, News, 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, robbery, crime gone awry, gambling, murder, poker, organized crime, drugs/alcohol, mafia, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
We Own the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
Edge of Darkness
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, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, political corruption, violence, vengeance, corruption, father daughter relationship, conspiracy, revenge, conspiracy theory, single father, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 4.6
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Freelancers
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, power relations, bartender, revenge, buddies, tough law enforcer, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   100%
 

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