Movies like Freelancers

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Freelancers (2012)
 4.6
 10K
Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, crimes, life is a bitch, police corruption, partners, dishonesty, murder, bartender, nypd, friends, graphic violence, buddies, loss of partner, tough law enforcer, power relations, police officer, drug lord, racism, cocaine ...
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 crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, police corruption, rivalry and graphic violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Freelancers: Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Caught in the Crossfire (2010), Officer Down (2013), The Badge (2015), Breaking Point (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, working undercover, vigilantism, partners against crime, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, loss of partner, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, police corruption, investigation, rivalry, friendship, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, police, corruption, badge
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 710
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, strong violent content, legal, legal investigation, partners, unlikely partners, redemption, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.1
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rivalry, uncover truth, vengeance, haunted by the past, betrayal, vigilantism, heroes, dishonesty, hitman, crimes, political corruption, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: tense, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police corruption, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement, murder, husband wife relationship, mental institution, graphic violence, dishonesty, police officer killed, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.3
 259
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 21K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, prisoner, partners, criminal, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, redemption, gang, investigation, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 99
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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, graphic violence, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 4K
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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, drug dealing, strong violent content, sexual content, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, elderly, aging, one last chance, hitman, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
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Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, family in danger, sexual content, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 3K
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, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, criminal heroes, track down, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, small town, police shootout, memory loss, graphic violence, police officer killed, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, corrupt cop, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, strip club, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 1K
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, undercover, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters, partners, partners against crime, heroes, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
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El padrino (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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, police investigation, female detective, dishonesty, serial killer, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 19K
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, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, gang war, racism, graphic violence, society, partners, law enforcement, police detective, atrocity, haunted by the past, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, vengeance, soldier, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, drug dealing, gang, police investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: righting the wronged, injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), witnessing a crime, dishonesty, crimes, tough law enforcer, rivalry, life is a bitch, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, protagonist as suspect, gangsters, law enforcement, investigation, on the run, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police, fighting crime, teaching the ways of the world, law enforcement, society, crimes, demonstration, vigilantism, tough law enforcer, group of friends, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer, friends, graphic violence, police corruption, betrayal, female impersonator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 835
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 423
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: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, working undercover, police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, police detective, police corruption, master criminal, rivalry, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%