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, crimes, betrayal, partners, crime, life is a bitch, police corruption, dishonesty, murder, bartender, nypd, friends, buddies, tough law enforcer, power relations, profanity, loss of partner, sting operation, drug lord, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, deadly and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Freelancers: Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), The River Murders (2011), Divergence (2005), Setup (2011), Breaking Point (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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, working undercover, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, mission gone awry, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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Divergence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, police corruption, heroes, partners against crime, police detective, hitman, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, gang, crime, fighting crime, crimes, undercover, partners against crime, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, legal investigation, unlikely partners, redemption, strong violent content, legal, partners, conspiracy, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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
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50%
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, heroes, betrayal, vigilantism, danger, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
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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 ⇓
48%
 5.9
 92
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, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, on the run, starting over, police investigation, going straight, gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, 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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
41%
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
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Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
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Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, investigation, orphan, sexual content, danger, family in danger, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
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37%
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Ice Blues (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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37%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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36%
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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, realistic, twists and turns ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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36%
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Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
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Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, crime, gang war, racism, partners, atrocity, haunted by the past, police detective, law enforcement, society, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%