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Red Surf (1989)
 3.7
 487
Red Surf (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Remar and Attila are a couple of surfers who also deal drugs to make a living. They are trying to set up a final deal with local drug lord, Calavera, when their friend True Blue is busted by the cops. Blue talks too much in the police station and Calavera is out for revenge because of the betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, pregnancy, jet ski, crimes, vengeance, gang, friends, betrayal, partners, track down, working undercover, law enforcement, buddies, police investigation, rivalry, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, cocaine, party, surfing, investigation, drugs, yacht, gunfight ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, drug dealing, police investigation and working undercover mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Red Surf: Consignment (2007), Tha Eastsidaz (2000), Winner Takes All (1998), Two Coyotes (2001), Ambushed (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 90
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, gang, starting over, on the run, going straight, law enforcement, deadly, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.7
 323
Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, partners, law enforcement, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, police detective, partners, deadly, partners against crime, drug dealing, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, buddies, performer's life, gangsters, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.3
 51
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, hitman, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crime, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.0
 184
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, police, friendship, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, crime, undercover, fighting crime, crimes, gang, heist, master criminal, partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, battles, crime, crimes, police corruption, reluctant partners, redemption, going straight, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 3K
Shakedown (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, legal action, police investigation, fighting the system, crimes, buddies, working undercover, cons and scams, drug dealing, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 959
Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, frame up, contests and competitions, police investigation, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, track down, undercover, tough guy, ex cop, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 194
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, fighting crime, witnessing a crime, undercover, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Breach of Trust (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For opposite reasons, an undercover federal agent and a small time hood join forces to take on a union of drug lords and dirty cops.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cartel, computer, master criminal, crime, investigation, on the run, partners against crime, secret agents, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Last Man Standing (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crimes, crime, deadly, master criminal, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, chase, criminal's revenge, gang, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, beretta, police shootout, drug dealer, master criminal, against the rules, undercover, rebellion, crimes, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 396
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, working undercover, police detective, crimes, police corruption, partners, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, on the run, police investigation, law enforcement, gang, partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, master criminal, heist, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 2K
Cutaway (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The successful undercover agent Victor Cooper is assigned for his ninth mission: to find how the loadings of drug is being brought to Miami. He suspects that the drug is coming through the air and joins a team of sky diving, under the leadership of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, drug dealing, secret agents, crimes, master criminal, espionage, ambition, track down, terrorism, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 1.8
 177
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony (Mads Mikkelsen) is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt, drug dealing, going straight, criminal's revenge, gang, friends, rivalry, life is a bitch, crime, partners, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 925
Detroit 9000 (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, party, police, murder, violence, hitman, prostitution, heist, city life, partners, chase, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, fighting crime, police investigation, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, police corruption, going straight, working undercover, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 1K
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
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.8
 832
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, partners, undercover, drug dealing, law enforcement, partners against crime, dishonesty, deadly, crime gone awry, tough law enforcer, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang, partners, danger, urban ghetto life, partners against crime, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 196
New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, undercover, friendship, police station, working undercover, vengeance, martial arts, friends, police detective, gory, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, vengeance, vigilantism, danger, rivalry, starting over, heroes, small town life, heroic mission, small town, retiring ...
Time: contemporary, year 2007, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 2K
Shakti (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, drug dealing, on the run, heroes, master criminal, rivalry, buddies, crime, chases and races, ransom, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison life, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, life is a bitch, confined, prison, dishonesty, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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