Movies like Freelancers

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Freelancers (2012)
 4.6
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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, trust and respect. When the truth about his father's death is revealed revenge takes him over and he won't stop until justice has been truly served.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bartender, revenge, partners against crime, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, power relations, buddies, tough law enforcer, betrayal, uncover truth, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, police corruption, life is a bitch, friends, loss of partner, drug lord, racism, robbery, nightclub, murder, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, police corruption, deadly and partners mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Freelancers: Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Caught in the Crossfire (2010), Setup (2011), Consignment (2007), Streets of Blood (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, twists and turns, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, police corruption, police investigation, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, crime, investigation, killer, corruption, betrayal, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, urban, partners against crime, crime, police corruption, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, investigation, police investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, disorder, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, buddies, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, urban, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: investigation, murder, police detective, crime, hip hop, police corruption, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, chaos and mayhem, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Butcher's Son (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, uncover truth, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, haunted by the past, political corruption, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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52%
 3.8
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Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealing, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, rivalry, snitch, police informant, gun, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 corruption, police detective, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, mental institution, housing project, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, killing an animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: gangsters, crime, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, bank, heist, urban ghetto, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, master criminal, crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, going straight, police corruption, criminal heroes, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 612
Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, unlikely partners, crime, urban, legal investigation, drugs/alcohol, redemption, crimes, dishonesty, legal, partners, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, bank, master criminal, crime, informant, power, sex, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 12
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police corruption, crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation, police, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 80K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: 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, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, police investigation, revenge, drugs/alcohol, urban, vigilantism, dirty cop, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 16K
Zulu (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, racism, law enforcement, society, gang war, haunted by the past, atrocity, partners, police detective, neo noir, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 814
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, reluctant partners, crime, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, track down, police corruption, working undercover, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.6
 174
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, partners against crime, urban, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.9
 1K
Ambushed (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, strip club, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, lapd, law enforcement, rivalry, government agency, special agents, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, gangsters, crime, tough law enforcer, vengeance, working undercover, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, special agents, hitman, criminal heroes, danger, fbi agent, murder, psychopath
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 166
The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, foot chase, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation, frame up, police corruption, working undercover, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 387
Stiletto Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two undercover police officers must try to prevent a multi-million dollar nuclear arms deal among several mob factions.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, infidelity, adultery, torture, underwear, gangsters, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, rough, tense, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: crime, crimes, one day, criminal, dishonesty, urban, tough law enforcer, police corruption, chases and races, partners
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 321
Framed (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, prison, tough law enforcer, gory, neo noir, assassination, crime, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, death row, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, urban, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, murderous pair, vengeance, chases and races, danger, romancing a criminal, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Winner Takes All (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rapper childhood friends turn to the quick and easy life of crime to support their needy parents. But after a foiled robbery, one of them is jailed while the other flees, changes his name, joins the military, and grows up to become a narcotics ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, buddies, bank, criminal heroes, crime, urban, urban ghetto, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 951
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, frame up, racism, gang, crime, urban ghetto, gangsters, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, tough heroes, urban, chases and races, crimes, heroes, gangsters, on the run, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Broken Horses (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, siblings relations, crimes, small town, deadly, gangsters, going straight, hitman, hopes, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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