Movies like Freelancers

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Freelancers (2012)
 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, 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: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, partners against crime, uncover truth, vigilantism, law enforcement, teaching the ways of the world, betrayal, partners, crime, life is a bitch, police corruption, dishonesty, murder, bartender, crimes, friends, buddies, tough law enforcer, power relations, loss of partner, sting operation, drug lord, racism, robbery, nightclub ...
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 realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation and police corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Freelancers: Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Setup (2011), Hot Boyz (2000), Caught in the Crossfire (2010), The Son of No One (2011). 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: rough, serious, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, undercover, urban, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, vigilantism, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 963
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, false accusation, police corruption, social decay, murder, police investigation, life is a bitch, crime, dishonesty, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police investigation, investigation, police detective, police corruption, crimes, urban, gang, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, bleak, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crime, murder, husband wife relationship, housing project, mental institution, dishonesty, falling off a roof ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, partners, uncover truth, life is a bitch, partners against crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes, missing person, street kid, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, chinatown, crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 3K
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealing, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, crime, betrayal, snitch, criminal, crimes, drug dealing, male objectification, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 5K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, vigilantism, haunted by the past, vengeance, crime, dishonesty, police detective, manipulation, murder, husband wife relationship, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 91
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police investigation, partners, dishonesty, buddies, deadly, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, working undercover, hitman, murder, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 17K
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, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, racism, gang war, haunted by the past, law enforcement, partners, police detective, society, atrocity, crimes, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 3K
Shakedown (1988)
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, fighting the system, legal action, police investigation, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 382
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, who done it, reluctant partners, police investigation, law enforcement, female detective, dishonesty, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 675
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, rivalry, crime, police corruption, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, police corruption, special agents, working undercover, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, working undercover, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, reluctant partners, workplace situations, police investigation, heist, society, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, crimes, hitman, dishonesty, political corruption, betrayal, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, danger, vigilantism, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 628
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, legal investigation, urban, redemption, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, legal, drugs/alcohol, crimes, uncover truth, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, aging, crimes, elderly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly, one last chance, hitman, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, life is a bitch, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 81K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, vigilantism, partners, law enforcement, mind game, partners against crime, fighting crime, deadly, murder, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, crime, investigation, police investigation, murder, heist, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 7K
A.C.A.B. (2012)
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police, violence, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, society, law enforcement, demonstration, vigilantism, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 13
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, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, police corruption, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, investigation, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, master criminal, drug dealing, friendship, redemption, criminal heroes, gang, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 340
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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, nightclub, tough law enforcer, crimes, confined, neo noir, good versus evil, police corruption, false accusation, vengeance, gambling, political corruption ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.4
 211
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Plot: heist, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, bank, police corruption, crime gone awry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, murder, crime, working undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 173
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, false accusation, drug abuse, drug dealing, witnessing a crime, love affair, tough law enforcer, heist, police investigation, frame up, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%