Movies like Rent-a-Cop

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Rent-a-Cop (1987)
 4.6
 2K
Rent-a-Cop (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of staging the aborted bust. Ex-ballplayer turned drug dealer Roger is in tight with corrupt vice cops and their superiors And the fireworks start popping.
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, intense, twists and turns, realistic, unusual plot structure, humorous, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, fighting crime, reluctant partners, track down, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, police officer, hotel, brutality, murder, adventure, romance, twists & turns, crimes, crime, police investigation, investigation, church, drug dealing, partners, stalking, working undercover, police corruption, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about law enforcement, crimes, crime, police investigation, gangsters, murder and violence mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Rent-a-Cop: Sharky's Machine (1981), Death Toll (2008), Scar City (1998), Nighthawks (1981), Fatal Beauty (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 2.3
 443
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, track down, police corruption, danger, law enforcement, deadly, partners, master criminal, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.1
 806
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, danger, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, love interest, kiss, police, police officer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 17K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, master criminal, danger, working undercover, fighting crime, hostages, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 3K
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, murder, hitman, drug dealing, undercover, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: track down, disorder, police investigation, murder, crime, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, partners, deadly, gang, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 17K
Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, police officer, fight, police investigation, crimes, stalking, master criminal, partners against crime, gang, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, los angeles, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 3K
Gunmen (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drug baron Peter Loomis (Patrick Stewart) has his $400 million dollar drug fortune stolen in South America. Loomis sends Armor O'Malley (Denis Leary), a ruthless killer to find his money. Cole Parker (Mario Van Peebles), a DEA Agent is on a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, adventure, master criminal, rivalry, gangsters, undercover, buddies, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, male female relationship, gang war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, beijing china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, danger, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, death of son, revenge, violence, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 1K
Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, dishonesty, partners, fish out of water, deadly, danger, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, police investigation, track down, undercover, investigation, crimes, master criminal, hidden identity, injustice, disorder, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 25K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, master criminal, tough law enforcer, danger, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 315
Flashfire (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police detective Jack Flinder is already in trouble with the rest of his force for imprisoning a corrupt partner, but now he has a new problem to deal with. Another officer has been murdered in a hotel room, where he was with a prostitute named ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, murder, prostitute, arson, rivalry, law enforcement, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, assassination, dishonesty, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 73K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, gunfight, corruption, crimes, crime, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 68K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, profanity, police officer killed, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, murder, police officer, army investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, crimes, police detective, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, buddy cop, police detective, drug cartel, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, chicago illinois, russia, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal, criminal heroes, drug dealing, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 9K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, death of brother, brother brother relationship, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 21K
The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, police corruption, bus, extradition, hitman, organized crime, on the road, tough cop, alcoholic, ambush, corrupt official ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 665
Framed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: New York detective Mike Santini (Rob Lowe) is enjoying a holiday with his family when he spots Eddie Meyers (Sam Neill) a fugitive from justice who might be the key witness in a high profile case involving money laundering. Santini plays a major ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, undercover, mind game, special agents, police corruption, frame up, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, crime, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 11K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, chase, car chase, friendship, gunfight, violence, police officer, bar, vacation, undercover cop, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, danger, tough law enforcer, rescue, car chase, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 109K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, mole, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dangerous attraction, working undercover, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, havana cuba, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 8K
Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stripper, murder, brutality, frame up, police detective, bail bondsman, surgeon, buddy, crimes, crime, police investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 4K
One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: adoption, undercover, orphan, justice, desperation, drug dealer, family relations, murder, law enforcement, partner, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.5
 322
Money Crush (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flush with $3 million in counterfeit bills, a pair of small-time criminals hope to make the big time by trading it in for a cool million in authentic cash. However, when the trade goes awry, three men end up murdered- one a cop with a vengeful ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, murder, good versus evil, fighting crime, deadly, vengeance, gangsters, partners, heist, rivalry, criminal's revenge, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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