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Rent-a-Cop (1987)
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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: sexy, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns, realistic, unusual plot structure, humorous, suspense, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, fighting crime, reluctant partners, track down, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, police officer, tough law enforcer, hotel, brutality, murder, adventure, romance, crimes, police investigation, investigation, stalking, undercover, church, master criminal, frame up, drug dealing, store, working undercover, law enforcement ...
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 suspense films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, violence, police investigation, murder, partners and gangsters mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Rent-a-Cop: Sharky's Machine (1981), Death Toll (2008), Scar City (1998), Fatal Beauty (1987), Loose Cannons (1990). 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, partners, crimes, gangsters, murder, tough law enforcer, prostitution, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
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95%
 2.3
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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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, murder, undercover, police corruption, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, master criminal, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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76%
 5.0
 879
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police, police officer, love interest, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
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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, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, undercover, drug dealing, murder, hitman, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, master criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: track down, disorder, police investigation, murder, crimes, investigation, gang, odd couple, partners, law enforcement, friendship, subway ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, usa, washington d.c., europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 20K
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, undercover, hostage, crimes, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, chase, police, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, investigation, crimes, undercover, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, hidden identity, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, gang war, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship, drug lord ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, swat team, revenge, death of son, gang war, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
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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, female martial artist, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, fish out of water, undercover, master criminal, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 369
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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, police corruption, arson, conspiracy, hostage, police detective, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, amateur detective, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 77K
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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crimes, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
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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, adventure, criminal's revenge, crimes, working undercover, jungle, buddies, rivalry, dishonesty, partners, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, latin america, new york, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 9K
Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stripper, murder, brutality, frame up, police detective, bail bondsman, buddy, surgeon, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, tough heroes, loss of partner, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, aikido, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, police corruption, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, heist, police officer, police detective, tough heroes, investigation, undercover, fighting crime, chase, rebellion, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, cons and scams, vengeance, drug dealing, betrayal, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, track down, frame up, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, asia, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, gangsters, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, master criminal, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 77K
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: convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, law enforcement, tough cop, police officer killed, buddy cop, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 23K
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, corrupt official, police corruption, bus, sniper, hitman, organized crime, on the road, alcoholic, tough cop, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.1
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, culture clash, police brutality, drug dealer, police, revenge, partners, stereotypes, gunfight, drug cartel, police detective, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 27K
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, swat team, master criminal, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, partners, heist, bank ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 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: teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, adoption, justice, undercover, drug dealer, murder, family relations, law enforcement, partner, crimes, fighting crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 12K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, justice, vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, gangsters, death of brother, brother brother relationship, complex characters, one against many ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, tough law enforcer, rescue, car chase, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 259K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, drug lord, black cop, partners against crime, working undercover, police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, buddies, crimes, impersonating, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 8K
Mo' Money (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: credit card, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, investigation, reluctant partners, chase, african american, con artists, con men ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%