Movies like Freelancers

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Freelancers (2012)
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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
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The Shield
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
47 min.
 8.7
Kingpin
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and serious films with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, police corruption and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Freelancers: Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Texas Killing Fields (2011), Consignment (2007), Snitch'd (2003), Righteous Kill (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: twists and turns, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
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
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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, suspenseful, realistic, 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
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System:   64%
    User:   60%
 
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, urban, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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System:   64%
    User:   61%
 
 2.5
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, 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
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System:   63%
    User:   51%
 
 6.0
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Righteous Kill
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, serious, rough, 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
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    User:   60%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   60%
    User:   65%
 
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco
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System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
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Sinners and Saints
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, murder, crimes, danger, gang war, street, semiautomatic pistol, street shootout, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
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 100K
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
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
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System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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Dragon Eyes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, crime, one man army, small town, urban ghetto, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   46%
 
 7.1
 229K
Phone Booth
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, redemption, murder, paranoia, hostage, mind game, hostages, twists & turns, serial killer, urban, secrets, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic
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, michigan ...
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System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
 5.7
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Sabotage
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gory, brutality, crime, vengeance, police investigation, violence, car chase, revenge, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, california, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
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The Exterminator
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, vigilantism, gory, vengeance, prostitution, gangsters, chase, crime, murder, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, new jersey, usa ...
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System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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End of Watch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: realistic, talky, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, friendship, gunfight, surveillance, police, courage, violence, tragedy, realism, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   63%
 
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Crooked
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, racist remark, shot to death, swimming pool, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
One Tough Cop
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, crime, police corruption, vengeance, police investigation, undercover cop, revenge, criminal's revenge, mafia, convent, corruption, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
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A Man Apart
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
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System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
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Gone Baby Gone
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, private detective, conspiracy, crime, murder, mystery, police, violence, corruption, morality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic, 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, violence, police, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
Mulholland Falls
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, political corruption, mystery, police, corruption, neo noir, gangster, tough law enforcer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
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Broken City
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, 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:   51%
    User:   61%
 
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 5.4
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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, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, nightclub, torture, infidelity, adultery, underwear ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
 4.1
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, partners against crime, urban, drug dealing, courtroom drama, frame up, false accusation, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
 5.0
 800
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, reluctant partners, crime, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, track down, police corruption, working undercover, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
 5.6
 23K
Fire with Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, crime, vengeance, vigilante, car chase, chases and races, revenge, crimes, assassination, danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
Fist of the Warrior
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, master criminal, tough law enforcer, redemption, assassination, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   50%
    User:   47%
 

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