Movies like Route 9

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Route 9 (1998)
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Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, sheriff, nypd, investigation, drug dealing, murder, crimes, law enforcement, police corruption, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer, drugs, money, police, violence, gunfight, temptation, stolen money, affair, van, coroner, federal agent, deputy ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Route 9

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, investigation and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Route 9: Partners in Crime (2000), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995), Red Letters (2000), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, special agents, femme fatale, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, who done it, small town, fbi agent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, serial killer, police officer, small town, mystery, hit and run, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nypd, murder, woman in danger, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, police, corruption, runaway ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 622
Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: college, prison, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, quitting job, funeral, police officer, small town, tattoo, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: crimes, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, heist, coma, cold case, police officer, mystery ...
Time: year 1994, year 1992, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, legal, contests and competitions, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, terrorism, life is a bitch, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 643
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, police investigation, life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 196
Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, drug dealing, police, gambling, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, cons and scams, false accusation, fall in love, love triangle, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 12K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, gunfight, justice, corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, siblings relations, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 757
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, family in danger, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, vengeance, gangsters, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 289
Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, nypd, policewoman, pregnancy, gambling, murder, police corruption, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, harsh, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, police investigation, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, justice, brutality, fbi, false accusation, society ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, small town life, social relations, graphic violence, politician, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 205
Jackals (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, undocumented immigrant, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, immigrants, law enforcement, rivalry, society, small town life, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.8
 580
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: psychopath, mind game, mystery, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, heist, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 906
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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, police corruption, crime gone awry, partners against crime, undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, working undercover, drug abuse, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 2K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, mystery, crimes, murder investigation, investigation, sheriff, murder mystery, mormon, law enforcement, human nature ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, legal investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, blind ambition, mystery ...
Time: 1930s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, drugs, police, chase, politician, duty, criminal, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.1
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Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town, murder, witness, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, disorder, crimes, small town life, cons and scams, nothing goes right, mechanic, reward ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, biker gang, special agents, murder, undercover, gang, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, working undercover, police corruption, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
More Dogs Than Bones (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of mishaps and misfortunes over $1 million in cash leads to murder, mayhem and greed.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder, greed, empire, airport, magic, uncle nephew relationship, dog, aviation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 404
Iowa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, rape victim, pregnancy, rape, drug dealing, warden, misfit, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 725
Jailbait (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Action - 17 year old Kyle comes to the big city in search of her half-sister Merci. Merci is on the run after being used to set up a murder. The police and the killers both want her. - C. Thomas Howell, Renée Humphrey, Krista Errickson
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, oral sex, human trafficking, sex crime, underage sex, female nudity, teenage girl, woman seduces a man, gangsters, kidnapping, city life, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: private investigator, private detective, hollywood, murder, manipulation, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, chase, on the run, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 312
Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, mafia, exploitation, murder, rivalry, rebellion, criminal heroes, crimes, legal, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%