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Running Scared (2006)
 7.3
 100K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the police and the mob find them first.
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, bloody, twist ending, brutal, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gunfight, police investigation, child abuse, pedophile, mob boss, police corruption, violent, faked death, crimes, racism, undercover agent, ice hockey, gangsters, track down, racial slur, society, law enforcement, dishonesty, russian, deal, anger, suicide, funeral, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey

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Most similar movies to Running Scared

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns and serious films with plots about violence, betrayal, crimes, gun, murder, gunfight and violent mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Running Scared: 16 Blocks (2006), Smokin' Aces (2006), Faster (2010), Sabotage (2014), A Man Apart (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 130K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, testimony, convict, race against time, crimes, deal, reluctant partners, witnessing a crime, characters in danger, drinking problem, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, seattle, manhattan new york city
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100%
 6.6
 144K
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: twist ending, exciting, twists and turns, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, fbi, gunfight, disguise, organized crime, group of criminals, violence spree, dark humor, torture, gangsters, assassin ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 107K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, revenge, corruption, lone hero, one man army, crimes, tough guy, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 63K
Sabotage (2014)
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, hostage, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 47K
A Man Apart (2003)
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 138K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, mafia, organized crime, betrayal, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 55K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, police detective, investigation, hostage, police investigation, gangsters, crimes, robbery, heist, dirty cop, law enforcement, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crimes, heist, interrogation, manipulation, mysterious character, dishonesty, theft, criminal, mystery, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1981
Place: manhattan new york city, los angeles, turkey, new york, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, law enforcement, heroin, gangsters, nightclub, crimes, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, party, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 35K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, criminal's revenge, bandit, chase, gangsters, betrayal, murder, tough heroes, policewoman, hospital, left for dead, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, siege, police corruption, criminal's revenge, survival, police station, crimes, master criminal, unlikely partners, violence, death, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 424K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, gang member, african american, mentor, gunfight, corrupt cop, police brutality, rookie, drug dealer, war on drugs, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Exterminator (1980)
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, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, crimes, fighting the system, on the run, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 214K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: exciting, rough, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, crimes, corruption, mafia, tough law enforcer, police brutality, fighting crime, power struggle, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 17K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, gangsters, traffic jam, ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 110K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, home invasion, hostage negotiator, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, swat team, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 113K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, violence, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, tough law enforcer, undercover cop, corruption, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
33%
 6.4
 129K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: twists and turns, rough, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, rescue, marijuana, kidnapping, drug cartel, mob boss, friendship, ex military, woman in danger, drug lord, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, usa, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, heist, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 110K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, chase, protector, gunfight, on the run, one man army, organized crime, bodyguard, tough heroes, tough guy, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, north america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 605K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, gunfight, dark hero, chase, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, corrupt cop, deception, corruption, police, undercover cop, police detective, undercover, desperation, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug overdose, undercover, police corruption, police brutality, child abuse, police investigation, investigation, drug addiction, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 35K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, urban ghetto, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, addiction, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 12K
Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police, police detective, kidnapping, police officer, drug dealer, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, double life, attempted murder, revenge, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, police detective, racism, crimes, police corruption, violence spree, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, organized crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%