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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bartender, revenge, crimes, friends, betrayal, partners, crime, life is a bitch, police corruption, vigilantism, dishonesty, law enforcement, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, power relations, loss of partner, sting operation, drug lord, racism, robbery, nightclub, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, police corruption, deadly and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Freelancers: Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Setup (2011), Caught in the Crossfire (2010), Consignment (2007), Ambushed (2013). 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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police corruption, police investigation, violence, crimes, partners against crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, vigilantism, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, 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, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: partners, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, gang, investigation, police detective, police investigation, urban, partners against crime, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, partners against crime, gangsters, gang, on the run, friends, urban, starting over, criminal heroes, city life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, rivalry, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, criminal heroes, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, redemption, police investigation, friendship, gang, investigation, battles, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, murder, police investigation, false accusation, police corruption, social decay, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, hitman, tough heroes, dishonesty, political corruption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, heroes, betrayal, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense
Plot: crimes, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, bank, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, mental institution, housing project, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, falling off a roof ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealing, rivalry, drug dealing, snitch, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, informant, criminal, gunrunner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, deadly, law enforcement, hip hop, police corruption, undercover, crimes, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, master criminal, fighting the system, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, bank, undercover, rebellion, gang, heist, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, unlikely partners, crime, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, legal, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, legal investigation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, police corruption, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, police, corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, rough, exciting ...
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 ⇓
40%
 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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, legal action, police investigation, fighting the system, crimes, cons and scams, partners against crime, reluctant partners, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, undercover, hitman, law enforcement, deadly, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, betrayal, uncover truth, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, small town, police shootout, chases and races, memory loss, police officer killed, police officer shot in the head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, drug dealing, society, urban, rise and fall, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, bank, drug abuse, gang, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, gang war, crime, racism, society, partners, law enforcement, haunted by the past, atrocity, police detective, neo noir, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 819
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, partners against crime, working undercover, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 1.9
 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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, high school, life is a bitch, tough law enforcer, working undercover, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, city life, partners against crime, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, nightclub, crime, confined, good versus evil, vengeance, false accusation, neo noir, police corruption, assassination, campaign, injustice ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, working undercover, life is a bitch, parents and children, urban ghetto life, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, going straight, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: rough, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, love affair, vengeance, police corruption, false accusation, drug dealing, drug abuse, rivalry, crimes, working undercover, witnessing a crime, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: clergy, crimes, crime, betrayal, friends, friendship, family business, partners, dishonesty, buddies, baseball bat, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 389
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, underwear, adultery, torture, infidelity, undercover, sexual relations, working undercover, partners against crime, gangsters, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, intense, emotional, talky, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, homicide detective, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, father son relationship, family relations, drugs/alcohol, police detective, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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