Movies like Running Scared

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Running Scared (2006)
 7.4
 96K
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, bleak, bloody, serious, realistic, surprise ending, cult film, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, mafia, police investigation, pedophile, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crimes, crime, racism, gangsters, gory, track down, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, deadly, suicide, racial slur, funeral, race against time, ice hockey, head blown off ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey

Most similar movies to Running Scared

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, rough, realistic and serious films with plots about gun, violence, crimes, crime, betrayal, gunfight and vengeance mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Running Scared: 16 Blocks (2006), Faster (2010), Sabotage (2014), Street Kings (2008), Payback (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 125K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, race against time, convict, testimony, crimes, crime, reluctant partners, witnessing a crime, deal, dishonesty, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle washington, seattle
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 6.4
 99K
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: twists and turns, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, vengeance, corruption, crimes, crime, tough heroes, law enforcement, prisoner, hitman, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 58K
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, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug cartel, swat team, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 106K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, violence, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 130K
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 45K
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 137K
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 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: exciting, twists and turns, twist ending, dark humor, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, fbi, gunfight, disguise, mafia, organized crime, group of criminals, violence spree, brutality, torture, gun ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 51K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 32K
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, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, violence, shooting, chase, murder, hospital, left for dead, revenge, cemetery, crimes, crime, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crime, police corruption, violence spree, lone wolves, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, danger, police station, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely partners, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 10K
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, anti heroes, police detective, anti hero, kidnapping, drug dealer, police officer, police investigation, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 205K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crimes, corruption, police detective, mafia, police brutality, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 106K
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, hostages, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 102K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, gunfight, chase, mafia, protector, organized crime, tough heroes, ex military, fist fighting, on the run, mentor, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, chinatown, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, martial arts, car chase, psychopath, police investigation, brooklyn new york city, vengeance, crimes, crime, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, heist, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 68K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 994
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, hitman, vengeance, vigilantism, criminal heroes, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 1.2M
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: tense, surprise ending, captivating, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, police, working undercover, undercover cop, neo noir, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.5
 63K
Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, criminal's revenge, mob boss, gangsters, blackmail, crime boss, crime lord, crime, crimes, mysterious woman, danger, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 526K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, gunfight, lone hero, criminal's revenge, tough guy, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, crime, crimes, violence spree, r&b, urban, social decay, tough heroes, urban ghetto, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, anti heroes, anti hero, secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, police corruption, violence, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), cop as target, mission gone awry, loss of partner, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 16K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%