Movies like Freelancers

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Freelancers (2012)
 4.6
 9K
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, 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, 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, uncover truth, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, police corruption, life is a bitch, friends, loss of partner, assistant district attorney, car on fire, female bartender, ex girlfriend, childhood memory, tied up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Freelancers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, partners against crime and police corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Freelancers: Setup (2011), Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Consignment (2007), A.C.A.B. (2012), Snitch'd (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 4.4
 19K
Setup
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, betrayal, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, partners, disorder, criminal heroes, buddies, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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 ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, crime, police corruption, police investigation, urban, crimes, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.1
 89
Consignment
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, urban, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   73%
 
 6.6
 6K
A.C.A.B.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners against crime, urban, teaching the ways of the world, chaos and mayhem, police, violence, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   56%
 
 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:   59%
    User:   70%
 
 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:   59%
    User:   51%
 
 6.0
 79K
Righteous Kill
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, serious, rough, twists and turns, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
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:   55%
    User:   45%
 
 5.4
 385
Stiletto Dance
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, adultery, torture, infidelity, underwear, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
Detroit 1-8-7
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, crime, realism, law enforcement, urban, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners, workplace, swat, negotiation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
The Story of a Latino Godfather
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, prison, drug dealing, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, bank, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, heist, working undercover, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 3.8
 3K
Gun
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, criminal, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
The Seven-Ups
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police investigation, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, partners, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 4.1
 930
Hot Boyz
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, courtroom drama, frame up, false accusation, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, dedicated lawyer, jury, partners against crime, police station, fighting crime, legal action, legal investigation, workplace situations, law and order, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 5.0
 804
Vice
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, crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, track down, police corruption, working undercover, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Winner Takes All
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, buddies, criminal heroes, crime, urban, criminal's revenge, urban ghetto, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
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:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
 653
City Homicide
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, school, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, murder, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 5.0
 604
Breaking Point
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, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, crime, urban, drugs/alcohol, legal investigation, redemption, murder, crimes, dishonesty, legal, partners, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
The Chicago Code
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, corruption, urban, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, society, partners against crime, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
 6.0
 16K
The Corruptor
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, police investigation, betrayal, chase, violence, culture clash, corruption, mafia, car chase, gang war, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
 3.9
 1K
Ambushed
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, government agency, special agents, strip club, police corruption, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
 3.6
 200
Decisions
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crime, gangsters, bank, crime gone awry, heist, urban ghetto, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
 6.0
 2K
Shakedown
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, lawyer and renegade undercover cop join forces to clear him. But when their investigation leads them into a maze of greed and corruption, they learn that in a town where everything is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, police investigation, crime, buddies, dedicated lawyer, partners against crime, reluctant partners, drug dealer, renegade, lawyer, tough law enforcer, army investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
 6.4
 307
Framed
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, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, tough law enforcer, neo noir, gory, prison, crime, assassination, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, death row, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 7.6
 1K
Kingpin
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, family life, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, parents and children, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, thailand, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
 515
Ice Blues
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This new installment in the popular and critically-acclaimed Donald Strachey Mystery series finds America’s favorite gay private investigator, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), taking on the most complicated case of his career. After his long-time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: private detective, crime, mystery, investigation, race against time, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, private investigator, danger, gender, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
 6.3
 906
Bucktown
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince Duke to reopen his late brother's nightclub, and soon ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, vengeance, nightclub, small town, interracial relations, crime, police corruption, racism, bar, urban, estate, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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